Da Nang travel guide

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You're Going to Love Da Nang

One of Vietnam's boom towns, Da Nang is an attractive coastal city with superb beaches, ultra-modern hotels, plenty of malls, and fine restaurants, along with one of the country's best museums.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Da Nang

1. Excellent City Beaches

Da Nang is fortunate to have a string of wonderful beaches like Pham Van Dong or My Khe within walking distance of the center.

2. The Superb Museum of Cham Sculpture

The Museum of Cham Sculpture is one of Vietnam's best historical institutions, holding a collection of 1000-year-old stone Hindu sculptures.

3. Beautiful Hiking Country within the City Limits

Da Nang has a set of picturesque hills just six miles south of the city center. The Marble Mountains host plenty of trails and mysterious caves like Am Phu, with its sculptures and staircase to the peak of the mountain.

4. Snorkel and See the Sights on Cham Island

Not far offshore, Cham Island is an enchanting place, with dive sites, markets in Bai Lang, and deserted tropical beaches.

5. Mouthwatering Food Tours

Enjoy the full spectrum of Vietnamese cuisine with Da Nang food tours, taking in BBQ seafood, spicy curries, noodle dishes, and Vietnamese pizza.

Where to Eat in Da Nang

If you don't fancy taking a Da Nang food tour, there are plenty of places to try. Highlights include Madame Lan, Quan Com Hue Ngon - an exceptional BBQ joint - and Com Nieu, where seafood takes center stage. Prices will vary, but expect meals to cost around ₫100,000-150,000.

When to visit Da Nang

Da Nang in January
Estimated hotel price
$30
1 night at 3-star hotel
Da Nang in January
Estimated hotel price
$30
1 night at 3-star hotel

Weather-wise, the best time to visit Da Nang is probably between May and September, when the temperatures hover around 80 degrees (usually with a refreshing sea breeze). It's also the season for spectacular fireworks displays on the city beaches.

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How to Get to Da Nang

Plane

Da Nang International Airport (DAD) has plenty of regional connections. Taxis from there to the center of town will cost around ₫150,000-180,000.

Train

Da Nang is on the main Vietnamese coastal train route, with services from Hanoi, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Car

From Hanoi, take the CT01 expressway, then follow the coastal QL1A highway all the way to Da Nang. Take QL20 from Ho Chi Minh City, then QL1A northwards to Da Nang.

Bus

Da Nang Bus Station offers connections to all major Vietnamese cities and a couple in Laos as well. Expect to pay around ₫400,000 to travel from Hanoi.

Airports near Da Nang

Airlines serving Da Nang

KLM
Good (3,812 reviews)
Delta
Good (30,772 reviews)
Air France
Good (4,368 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (23,635 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Excellent (11,557 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (15,787 reviews)
Finnair
Good (3,885 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (6,765 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (3,963 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (4,705 reviews)
Thai Airways
Excellent (2,381 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (4,647 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (4,908 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (4,991 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (4,299 reviews)
Vietnam Airlines
Good (1,325 reviews)
FlexFlight
Excellent (4 reviews)
EL AL
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EVA Air
Excellent (6,190 reviews)
AirAsia
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Where to stay in Da Nang

Superb seafront hotels in Da Nang include the Hotel Grand Mercure Danang, the Hotel Novotel Danang Premier Han River, and the Hotel Pullman Danang Beach Resort.

Popular neighborhoods in Da Nang

My Khe - My Khe is centered around a long, sandy beach, with a wealth of new high rise hotels and great eateries like Thung Phi BBQ.

Bach Dang - on the western side of the Han River, Bach Dang is the center of town and is home to the Museum of Cham Sculpture along with many luxury and budget hotels.

Ngũ Hành Sơn - Da Nang's most southern neighborhood, Ngũ Hành Sơn is where you'll find the beautiful Marble Mountains and resorts like Centara Sandy Beach.

Where to stay in popular areas of Da Nang

Most booked hotels in Da Nang

Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (9.1, 369 reviews)
$397+
Tia Wellness Resort
Excellent (9.1, 130 reviews)
$213+
Sheraton Grand Danang Resort
Excellent (8.8, 362 reviews)
$157+
Pullman Danang Beach Resort
Excellent (8.8, 350 reviews)
$133+
Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang
Excellent (8.6, 98 reviews)
$111+
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Excellent (8.4, 767 reviews)
$130+
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How to Get Around Da Nang

Public Transportation

The are 11 major bus routes in suburban Da Nang, and single tickets cost ₫20,000.

Taxi

Taxis are a great way to get up and down the coastal strip. Fares start with a meter drop of ₫10,000, followed by around ₫25,000 per mile.

Car

Car rental options include Kha Tran Car Rental, and rates can be as low as ₫70,000 per day.

Car rental agencies in Da Nang

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The Cost of Living in Da Nang

Shopping Streets

Da Nang is an excellent place to hunt for bargains. Check out Han Market (which has been around since the 1940s) and Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, where you can pick up finely crafted rice mortars, sculptures, and jewelry.

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Big C and Sieu Thi. Prices tend to be reasonable, at around ₫29,000 for 12 eggs.

Cheap meal
$1.21
A pair of jeans
$32.03
Single public transport ticket
$0.44
Cappuccino
$1.43