Top things to see in Da Nang – attractive destinations in Vietnam
Da Nang is Vietnam’s third largest city, which is one of the 20 cleanest cities in the world and is located on the coastal city in central Vietnam. It’s also surrounded by stunning natural scenery, from white sand beaches fronting the South China Sea to the eye-catching peaks of the nearby Truong Son Mountains.
Though it is a big city, Da Nang feels much more relaxed than Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, and during the dry season it is an absolutely delightful place to spend some time in. Especially, Da nang is surrounded by 3 world cultural heritages: Hue, Hoi An and My Son.
Let’s explore Top things to see in Da Nang.
1. Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is the boundary between the South and the North which is one of the most spectacular stretches of road in the country.
The length of Hai Van Pass is 21km, the highest peak is nearly 500m and is the most dangerous and famous mountain pass, before when there was no road pass tunnel, Hai Van Pass was always crowded with traffic.
Today, Hai Van Pass brings a quiet and poetic beauty, always welcoming the unexpected discoveries of many tourists who love new experiences.
For Vietnamese and foreigners, the Hai Van Pass is an interesting and adventurous road that can be immersed in nature.
2. Ba Na Hills
As part of Sun World Amusement Park Group and over 20 km away from Danang downtown, Sun World Ba Na Hills is the most significant resort and recreational complex of Vietnam. At the height of 1,487 m from the sea level, Sun World Ba Na Hills is coined the “heaven on earth” owing to its spectacular climate and otherworldly natural landscape. Just travel to Sun World Ba Na Hills and revel yourselves in the typical rotation of four seasons in a single day and numerous festivities, recreations and relaxation and cuisine.
Coming to Sun World Ba Na Hills, visitors have the opportunity to visit and experience unique buildings and destinations. One of the most beloved visitors when coming to Ba Na Hills is French Village, which recreates an ancient and romantic France with unique classical buildings such as squares, churches and towns. towns, old villages, and hotels.
In addition, the Golden Bridge, which was officially inaugurated in June 2018 in Ba Na, was also voted by TIME magazine as one of the “Top 10 most wonderful destinations of the world 2018” and admired by The Guardian as “The world’s most impressive pedestrians’ bridge”.
3. My Khe Beach
With a coastline of 35km long from Hai Van Pass to Non Nuoc, Da nang is one of the most beautiful coastal central cities in Vietnam. Closed to the city center the most popular beach My Khe is the common name of the coastline lasted 10km from the base of the Son Tra Peninsula to the Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son). It’s just 5km to get here from Da Nang city center and 25km from Hoi An.
A huge, sweeping stretch of sand right on Da Nang’s doorstep, My Khe is one of the most easily accessible – and beautiful – public beaches around. This area illustrates why the city is so popular, as you can go from downtown high-rises to beach bliss in a matter of minutes.
4. 5 Famous bridges in Da Nang
Da Nang is not only famous for beautiful landcapes but also famous for bridges across the Han river. With the amazing and unique architecture, these man-made bridges become the feature of Danang. Visiting these 5 bridges in Danang (beside Golden Bridge in Bana Hills) should be in your list of what to see in Danang
Han river bridge – The most unique spinning bridge:
The bridge connects the banks of the Han River with a length of 487.7m, a width of 12.9m, including 11 spans, each span 33m long. Visitors here can wander and wait.
At 12pm, the bridge slowly moved itself, leaving the two banks to go down the river, making boats and ships easier to travel.
And at about 3:30 am, the bridge was quiet with the old ruler, waiting for people to come back on a new day.
Dragon bridge – world’s largest steel dragon bridge:
The feature of the Dragon Bridge is located right in the city center and there are events on Saturday and Sunday evening (8.30 – 9h), at the top of the dragon there is fire spray and water spraying for visitors.
Tran Thi Ly bridge – The sail sails into the big sea:
About 1 kilometer far from Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge is the oldest bridge among the bridges crossing Han river. French built this bridge on the French colonial period in 1950 with its first name De Lattre de Tassigny.
Then, since 1975, the bridge was named after a courageous revolutionary activist Tran Thi Ly in the French-American period. Although she suffered many barbaric tortures, she was still brave to say nothing.
Tiên Sơn bridge – Tien Sa Port:
Tien Son bridge serves mainly for the expansion of Tien Sa port, and is also a big bridge on Highway 14 of the East-West economic corridor (EWEC) in the trans-Asia road system located in the territory of Vietnam.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge reflects a modern outlook, full of charm and splendor.
The bridge is located in a special position, where the river flows to the sea at the Southern Da Nang bay, linking the coastal road Nguyen Tat Thanh and Vo Nguyen Giap.
The system creates a continuous route traffic from the tunnel coastal from Hai Van to Son Tra peninsula, the bridge Man Quang and connecting the route Son Tra – Hoi An.
5. Museum of Cham Sculpture
The museum opened in 1919 and is located in a gorgeous colonial-era building.
The treasures come from Dong Duong (Indrapura), Khuong My, My Son, Tra Kieu and other sites. There are also exhibits focusing on Cham culture today, with contemporary artefacts and photos of the Kate Festival.
6. Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngũ Hành Sơn District, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam.
It’s also a well-known landcapes with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9km south of Da Nang. The mountains are full of caves, tunnels and Buddhist shrines
7. Son Tra Peninsula
The beautiful rainforest that juts out into the sea from the city of Da Nang is called the Son Tra Peninsula. At a size of over 4000 hectares, the highest peak is 696m above sea level and many peaks above 500m. With a length from east to west is 15km and the largest is 6km, the narrowest is 2km.
Discover Son Tra will take visitors to conquer the height of 500m, stop Doi Vong Canh to immersed in the cloudy sky with white sand and blue sea at Ngoc Island and Hai Van Pass far away. The symphony of sunshine and wind will bring you to the top of the Chess Board, giving you a feeling of adventure in the misty mist and you can play against him and play chess on an altitude of nearly 700m.
Ban Co Peak is also famous for the statue of Confucius. This bronze statue of the great philosopher playing chess is a tribute to the man, who greatly influenced the Eastern culture.
With its own characteristics, Son Tra island board has created a very interesting attraction and unique experiences unforgettable for tourists whenever visitors come to Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang.
8. Visit Hue, Hoi An, My Son from Da Nang:
You can easily visit Hue, Hoi An or My Son from Da Nang by using private car service with very reasonable prices.
Travel with your own itinerary, stop and picture anywhere you like will make your trips more wonderful.
Some private car service to visit Hue, Hoi An, My Son when you are in Da Nang:
Da Nang to Hue by Private Car: https://vietnamlocals.com/en/package/danang-to-hue-by-car/
Da Nang to Hoi An by Private Car: https://vietnamlocals.com/en/package/danang-hoian-by-car/
Da Nang to My Son day tour: https://vietnamprivatecar.com/package/my-son-sanctuary-day-tour-from-da-nang-by-private-car/
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