Da Nang is a beautiful beach city located in the central of Vietnam. Traveling to Da Nang, you will get a chance to visit breathtaking natural attractions while having fun on the beach or at amusement parks.
What to do in Da Nang?
Read this Da Nang travel guide for the top 10 things to do in Da Nang and plan a great trip here.
1. Have a fun day at Ba Na Hills
Looking for fun things to do in Da Nang? Visit Ba Na Hills!
With a refreshing climate and an average temperature is only 18 degrees Celsius, Ba Na Hills is a great place to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery from above.
Also, you must have heard of the Golden Bridge supported by giant hands. Standing on the bridge, a majestic natural landscape will appear in front of you with white clouds and mountains.
2. Go trekking at the Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son or Non Nuoc Mountains) are the symbol of Da Nang.
Located on the route from Da Nang to Hoi An, Ngu Hanh Son is a complex of 5 limestone mountains rising on sandy beaches: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son (highest and most beautiful), Hoa Son, and Tho Son.
Ngu Hanh Son Mountain has a magnificent landscape with ancient moss stones and various architectural and historical buildings.
How to explore the Marble Mountains?
The most popular places in Marble Mountains are Linh Ung temple (108 steps), Tam Thai temple (156 steps), and Hoa Nghiem Cave. Near the Marble Mountains is the Non Nuoc beach with golden sand and crystal water.
We recommend booking a tour of trekking Marble mountains so that you can enjoy the best of it.
You can also book a private car charter for half a day or a full day and explore Da Nang with your customized attractions.
3. Visit Stone Carving Village
Located at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son Mountains, the Non Nuoc stone carving village was formed in the 18th century by a craftsman from Thanh Hoa named Huynh Ba Quat.
The material of the products is marble, and the work has different shapes. The most popular stone shapes are the statues of Buddhas, Gods, stone lamps, stone jewelry, and legendary animals such as a unicorn or dragon.
4. Eat your way through Da Nang
After hours of sightseeing and swimming in Da Nang, the local food will give you satisfaction with the trip.
What to eat in Da Nang?
- Cao Lau
- Mi Quang
- Chicken rice
- Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (rice paper rolled with pork)
A new food adventure awaits!
You can get on a memorable journey of exotic Vietnamese cuisine while exploring the city’s bustling backstreet on a motorbike with Da Nang Food Tour.
5. Be amazed at Hai Van Pass
Hai Van pass is the natural border between Thua Thien Hue province and Da Nang city. Traveling through the Hai Van pass, you will see the vast nature with green forest and stunning mountain view on a winding road.
How to travel to Hai Van Pass?
Tips: If you go from Da Nang, don’t forget to pick a seat on your right side to get a great view of the sea.
6. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula
There are 3 Linh Ung Pagodas in Da Nang, one in Ba Na Hills, one in the Marble Mountains, and the largest one is located on Bai But, Son Tra Peninsula.
Located only 10 km from the city center, Linh Ung Pagoda on the Son Tra peninsula is one of the famous spiritual tourist destinations in Da Nang.
Exploring Linh Ung Pagoda
The gate of Linh Ung Pagoda was built in the same style as the traditional temples in Vietnam. After climbing the step on the path leading to the pagoda, you will be amazed by two rows of Buddha statues protecting the main pagoda.
In addition to being known as the largest pagoda in Da Nang, Linh Ung Pagoda is also known as the place where the highest Buddha statue of Avalokitesvara in Vietnam is located.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue has a height of 67m with a 35m lotus height, equivalent to the 30 story building.
How to get to Linh Ung Pagoda Bai But?
a) Private car charter
You can book Da Nang private car charter and have a customized half-day or full-day trip. With this service, you can easily get everywhere in Da Nang.
Alternatively, you can book Da Nang Day Tour and explore the best places to visit in Da Nang, such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Marble Mountains, Xa Loi Tower, Tang Chon Cave, and Han Market.
7. Enjoy the special show on Dragon Bridge
What to do in Da Nang city at night?
If you visit Da Nang at the weekend, don’t forget to go to the Dragon bridge for the special show at night.
Dragon Bridge, or Cầu Rồng, is an impressive bridge crossing the Han River representing the new architectural art of Da Nang.
The bridge was built with a Dragon shape stretching to the sea, with the important idea of expressing the growing aspirations of Da Nang city.
In addition to an impressive design, the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang also attracts visitors with the ability to spray fire and water.
What time does Dragon Bridge spray fire?
Every weekend and holiday, from 9 pm to 9:15 pm, you can watch the Dragon spray water and fire on the bridge.
Tips: You should get there a bit earlier, around 8:45 pm, to get a sweet spot for the show.
8. Go sunbathing on the My Khe beach
Going to My Khe beach is one of my favorite things to do in Da Nang.
My Khe Beach is famous for its long white sandy beaches, calm sea waves, and warm crystal clear water all year round. Also, visitors can get in for free and play different outdoor sports on the beach.
Therefore, My Khe is ideal and safe for both adults and children for beach holidays at any time of the year.
Tips: Several hotels are located along the coast in Da Nang, so you can pick one to stay and get to the beach just within a minute.
9. Visit the Hoa Trung lake
Located 20km from the North West of Da Nang, Hoa Trung lake is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
With a stunning mountain view, Hoa Trung lake is genuinely nature’s great masterpiece that you should not miss when traveling to Da Nang.
Near the lake, you can find a beautiful rice paddy field, which is just around the area on Tan Ninh Street. Also, the area is charming and not touristic, so that you can enjoy the real lifestyle of the Vietnamese people.
When is the best time to visit Hoa Trung lake?
Hoa Trung lake is full of water most of the year, so the best time to visit this lake is in October when there is not much water. During that time, the grassland will reveal itself, and you can camp there.
How to get to Hoa Trung lake from Da Nang?
The easiest way is to go along the AH1 street and then go into Tan Ninh street. You can find Hoa Trung lake by going straight from this street. Tan Ninh street is still a small street, so it’s quite challenging to go but even for a car.
You should book a private car charter if you’d like to visit Hoa Trung lake.
10. Have fun at Sun World Da Nang Wonders (Asia Park)
Besides Ba Na Hills, Sun World Da Nang Wonders (Asia Park) is another amusement park.
Not only is it a serene oasis in the middle of Da Nang city, but Sun World Da Nang Wonders is also a cultural and entertainment complex of Da Nang, gathering dozens of modern games.
What are the unique things to do in Asia Park?
The most famous games are the Monorail – the most modern high-speed tram in Vietnam, Queen Cobra – the most giant hang glider in Vietnam with five continuous 360 spirals at 34m, and Golden Sky Tower – the tallest freestanding tower in Vietnam with a height of 47 m which is equivalent to the height of a 13 story building.
Especially, travelers can have a great view of Da Nang with the Sun Wheel (115m).
Getting to Sun World Da Nang Wonders also means going on an exciting trip across the three regions of Vietnam through the hundreds of delicious dishes.
Also, you can find architectural buildings from different Asian countries such as India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, China, Nepal, and Vietnam.