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Top 8 Things to Do in Danang

By Ruby ZhaoUpdated Apr. 25, 2021

Danang, the biggest city in central Vietnam and an important port in Vietnam, is situated on the coast of the Eastern Sea. It's well-known for containing one of the fifty top sights in the world, as identified by National Geographic in the US.

It's a coastal city, far away from the hustle and bustle of other major cities.

It's a modern city, yet with a slow-paced and romantic lifestyle.

It's also a garden city, with a beautiful environment and abundant green landscapes.

PS: Vietnam has eased its travel restrictions from March 16, 2022. All travelers are exempt from quarantine to visit Vietnam now as long as you're fully vaccinated

Relax on a Fascinating Beach

My Khe Beach

Recommended length of visit: two hours to half-a-day

There is a beach in Danang, with white and soft sand, shining blue sea, perfect facilities and convenient transportation. It's My Khe Beach and has received an award as one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world.

If you stroll along or bask on the sunny beach and see the beautiful view of the sea melting into the sky, chances are you will feel free, relaxed and refreshed.

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Be Impressed by the Highest Statue in Vietnam

Son Tra Peninsula

Recommended length of visit: half-a-day to a day

In Son Tra peninsula there is a large dense primeval forest with numerous rare animals. As you walk through the forest, you may be mesmerized by the grandeur of nature.

Linh Ung Pagoda is adjacent to the mountain on the peninsula. It features a stunning view of the sea and sky and a 67-meter tall statue of Lady Buddha, the tallest statue in Vietnam. You will love these beautiful views and the impressive statue.

Enjoy Romance from France

Ba Na Hills

Recommended length of visit: half-a-day to a day

Ba Na Hills is not just a hilly area, but also a park.

You can take a cable car – at 5,801 meters the longest non-stop single track cable car in the world – to observe the beauty of nature beneath your feet. The higher you go, the hazier it becomes.

Or recall dizzying fun and games from childhood in the amusement park.

In Vietnam, of course, you won't want for romance. There is an old chateau complex in Ba Na Hills. There is a whiff of romance in the air; in the grand church, magnificent opera house, towering castle and quiet country lane of the chateau.

Meditate in a Beautiful Cathedral

Danang Cathedral

Recommended length of visit: half-an-hour to an hour

In many people's eyes, church should be solemn. But in Danang, there is a lovely cheerful church.

Danang cathedral, built in 1923 by the French, is a beautiful pale pink cathedral. Sculptures of little lambs around the cathedral make it seem sacred.

You may enjoy taking photographs at this beautiful building, praying where many pilgrims have prayed over the decades, or just contemplating in peace and tranquility.

Discover Paradise on Earth

Hai Van Mountain

Recommended length of visit: half-a-day to a day

The road along Hai Van Mountain facing Lang Co Bay was judged one of the fifty must-see sights in the world by National Geographic Magazine in the US.

You can bump along the mountain road on a motorbike. The trip affords beautiful sights of rural scenery and awesome coastlines. The unique blend of green trees, blue sea and sky makes this a tourist paradise.

View Cham's History Via Ancient Sculptures

Cham Museum

Recommended length of visit: one hour

The Cham Museum, built in 1915, houses a collection of sculptures from 7th to 15th century Cham civilization. The museum architecture is in the style of the Champa area in central and southern Vietnam and the building was painted yellow, which makes it stand out in the city center.

Although most of the sculptures have been badly affected by centuries of weather, you can still appreciate their exquisite artistic quality. The subjects are interesting, including images of Shiva, garudas, nagas, lions and elephants.

If you visit My Son, you should come here first, for a better understanding of Cham culture.

Soak in the Night Atmosphere

The Han River

Recommended length of visit: one hour (Recommended time: Saturday or Sunday night, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm)

The Han River is famous in Danang and throughout Vietnam. On a night cruise, you can see its colorful lights, a giant Ferris wheel and four bridges across the river illuminated by LED lights.

You shouldn't miss the dragon bridge. This metal bridge is like a giant dragon and changes color at night. On Saturday and Sunday nights at 9pm, it blows fire and water, making a fantastic spectacle. You'll be enchanted by this magical night scene.

Follow Your Food Fancies and Enjoy a Seafood Feast

Urban Seafood Trip

Recommended length of visit: three to five hours

Coming to a coastal city, you should never overlook the fresh seafood. Join a tour to Fisherman Village and the Son Tra peninsula.

You only need to pay for any seafood you pick up plus the cost of having it cooked. The food is cheap and the cooking-cost is even cheaper. Best of all, the seafood has just been caught, so is very fresh. All you need to do is eat as much as you like!

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