From beaches, mountains, to bars, Da Nang Vietnam has just so much more to offer. Bookmark these 10 things to do in Da Nang to discover like true locals.
This is the next Bali and you'll just have to check it out yourself and see what we mean.
Stunning beaches, scenic mountains, religious relics and a wealth of eateries and bars. Move aside Bali, while we discover this next hype.
My Khe Beach
The main and most popular beach is the most beautiful and cleanest. At the end of the beach are also beautiful structures such as the Linh Ung Pagoda and the Monkey Mountain. Without them, the beach is already splendid on its own and it is surrounded by restaurants offering fresh seafood and cold beers. Water sports such as parasailing and jet-skiing are also available.
Address: Bãi biển Mỹ Khê, Da Nang, Vietnam
Museum of Cham Sculpture
There’s nowhere else to go if you want to see ancient Cham relics. Housing the most extensive collection, this museum records Champa, the ancient kingdom that flourished in southern Vietnam beginning in the 4th century. This used to be the former worship grounds for the kingdom and is a famous tourist destination in the country.
Address: Số 02 đường 2/9 phường Bình Hiên, Hải Châu, Danang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm daily
Tel: +84 236 357 2935
Website: Museum of Cham Sculpture
Linh Ung Pagoda
Another sight at the far end of the beach is a stunning 67-metre tall Lady Buddha looking out over Da Nang Bay. Lady Buddha provides protection to fishermen and grants them safety. The pagoda itself is also magnificent, being the largest in Da Nang.
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Address: 98 Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Hòa Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Da Nang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 9:30pm daily
Tel: +84 167 742 6348
Website: Linh Ung Pagoda
Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary
Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site, hosts the abandoned ruins of Vietnam’s ancient Champa civilization that once occupied southern Vietnam. It has intricate carvings of various Hindu gods that may require a tour guide for you to decipher. Most of it was destroyed in a carpet-bombing campaign by the Americans during the war and there are large bomb craters still visible!
Source: Management Board for Mỹ Sơn Cultural Heritage
Address: Duy Phú, Duy Xuyên District, Da Nang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 6:00am to 5:00pm daily
Tel: +84 94 345 4746
Website: Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary
Art In Paradise
This museum features 3D art and is separated into nine different zones distinguished by various themes, all created over a period of four months by 20 Korean artists. Their impressive work is jaw-dropping and a visit makes for an entertaining afternoon away from the sun.
Source: Art In Paradise
Address: Lô C2-10 Trần Nhân Tông, Phường Thọ Quang, Quận Sơn Trà, Danang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Tel: +84 236 393 1100
Website: Art in Paradise
The Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains are made of five mountains named after the earth’s elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). Tourists can access Thuy, which contains caves and passageways awaiting adventurers’ conquests. Trekkers will be delighted to find several stunning pagodas and temples nestled in different areas of the mountain. Maps are available for purchase, so it might be wise to grab one so as not to miss out on hidden ‘treasures’.
Address: 52 Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Hoà Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Da Nang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 5:30pm daily
Tel: +84 90 512 1997
Sơn Trà Mountain
Go to the end of My Khe beach and you will spot a monkey the size of a mountain. Gotcha? Nah, it’s just nicknamed Monkey Mountain after the rare species of monkeys that dwell inside the dense forests. So you might spot monkeys after all. Interesting fact: Sơn Trà Mountain was a former U.S. Army base for radar and communications, with some of the radar domes still visible today. If you are up for it, rent a scooter or hire a local to manoeuvre the steep, winding road up to the peak for an unmissable view of the coastline and city.
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Address: Thọ Quang, Sơn Trà, Da Nang, Vietnam
This recent debut is an architectural marvel that features two giant stone hands cradling a strand of gold. Get up to 4,600 feet above sea level and into Bà Nà Hills to witness paranomic views of the valley below. The Trường Sơn mountains serves as a backdrop to this majestic work of art.
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Address: Ba Na Hills, Hòa Phú, Hòa Vang Danang, Vietnam
This fire-breathing dragon is Danang’s iconic symbol. In 2014, it bagged a Diamond award for Engineering Excellence. Weighing 8,164 tonnes and stretching 666 metres, this is a heavyweight champion! The bridge is appreciated with a stroll alongside the river during sunset as the bridge gradually changes colour every few minutes.
Address: Da Nang City Centre, Da Nang
FUN FOR KIDS
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
Bring your kiddos to a quirky combination of east and west: old European city complete with castles, cobblestone streets and beautiful courtyards, scattered with Buddhist statues and temples built for entertainment only, of course. Visitors ride the world’s longest cable car lift to enjoy a spectacular scenery of the valley below. A good place for family fun.
Address: Tuyến cáp treo lên Bà Nà Hills, Hoà Ninh, Hòa Vang, Da Nang, Vietnam
Opening Hours: 7:30am to 9:00pm daily
Tel: +84 236 379 1999
Website: Ba Na Hills SunWorld