Da Nang is located in the central region, evenly dividing the distance between Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City. Da Nang is also the center of three world cultural heritages: Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. Da Nang borders Thua Thien – Hue province, Quang Nam province and south, and the East Sea. Da Nang is considered as the tourism paradise in Vietnam. Let us explore this city via Da Nang travel guide now.
What season is beautiful in Da Nang?
Da Nang is a transitional place alternating between northern and southern climates, with the dominant tropical climate in the south. This city has two distinct seasons. The dry season lasts from January to July. In the meanwhile, the rainy season lasts from August to December.
The best time for spring trip to Da Nang is from Late December to late March. Specifically, the weather is cool and pleasant. Prices for hotel services and meals are the most stable of the year. Notably, visitors should bring a thin jacket because it can be chilly in the evening, with spring rain sometimes.
Early April to mid-September: This is the best time to visit Da Nang. However, this time is also the peak season for summer tourism. Therefore, everything is quite crowded and expensive. April is the season when forest trees change their leaves to yellow and red on Son Tra peninsula.
Mid-September to late December: It is no longer hot and sunny, but rains begin sporadically but do not last long. The peak season has passed, so prices for air tickets, accommodation services, and meals are reasonable.
If you are planning to come to Da Nang in 2022, you can refer to several upcoming events:
Excellent Danang 2022″ Festival lasting throughout July
Vietnam – Japan Cultural Exchange Festival on July 15th
Vietnam – Korea Cultural Exchange Festival from September 1st to 4th
Danang Golf Tourism Festival on 1st September
Festival “Da Nang Welcomes New Year 2023” on 1st December.
How to move to Da Nang?
Visitors from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City often travel by plane. Ticket prices are around four million round-trip, depending on the booking time. Flight time is more than one hour.
With more time, tourists can take the train to see the scenery along the way. Especially, tourists should not forget the section through Hai Van pass if you come from the north. Train tickets from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang cost around one million, with soft seats with air conditioning and beds in four air-conditioned compartments. Travel time is from 15 to 18 hours.
If you drive your own car, you need to spend at least a week on your trip to Da Nang. In addition, you should have two drivers take turns driving. From Hanoi, ideally depart at noon or on early afternoon, then spend one night in Nghe An province. If going later, tourists can sleep in Thanh Hoa province, then depart to Da Nang on the following morning. On the way back from Da Nang, tourists you can stop at Quang Binh province to enjoy this land.
In Da Nang, tourists should rent motorbikes or cars to move flexibly. Car rental fee is quite convenient, can be delivered at the airport or hotel with an average price of 100,000 VND for motorbikes and about 1,000,000 VND for cars in a day.
Hotels and resorts
Tourism industry in Da Nang has developed rapidly. Along the coastal roads, visitors can easily find hotels with various price levels. Besides, Da Nang also has a lot of other forms of accommodation such as homestays, apartments, dormitories located in the center. Depending on your budget and needs, visitors can choose the right one. However, it is advisable for tourists to book in advance to avoid room full on weekends and peak seasons.
A the beginning of the year, the weather in the Central region is quite cold at night. Therefore, tourists should choose self-contained hotel rooms with private bathrooms and hot water heaters. Room rates for four-star hotels are around 500,000 VND per night.
In addition, you can refer famous five-star resorts and hotels in Da Nang. They are InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Pullman, Furama Resort Danang, Four Points by Sheraton Danang… Room rates range from 1,200,000 to 10,000,000 VND per night, depending on hotel or resort services.
Son Tra Peninsula
Considered as the jewel of Da Nang, Son Tra peninsula possesses a large primeval forest and many beautiful beaches. The road on the peninsula winds through the mountains. From this location, tourists can see the whole city from above such as Ban Co peak, Linh Ung pagoda, Vong Canh house, Son Tra lighthouse, radar station “the eye of Indochina”.
Coming here, tourists can participate in many interesting activities such as scuba diving to see corals, fishing, admiring the city from a helicopter… Especially, Linh Ung Pagoda, is on the top of the hil, a tourism point you should not miss. There is the tallest statue of Buddha Quan The Am in Vietnam, facing the sea. In the heart of the statue, there are seventeen floors, each floor has an altar of 21 Buddha statues with different shapes, postures and facial expressions.
On the peninsula, there are side roads down to many beautiful beaches such as Bai But, Bai Nam, Bai Da Den, Bai Da, Mui Nghe… In addition, in this area, there are also Son Tra banyan trees and “child” banyan trees of thousand years old with a unique shape suitable for photography.
The peninsula is also home to hundreds of species of wild animals. In particular, the brown-shanked douc langur is known as the “primate queen” on Son Tra peninsula. There are around 300-400 animals, which are strictly preserved. To spot these langurs, in addition to observing the color emitting from the plumage, visitors need to pay attention when they call or jump from branch to branch.
Notably, visitors need to preserve the natural landscape, do not feed wild animals. The routes banned from using scooters include: Hoang Sa road to the thousand-year banyan tree; the intersection of Yet Kieu Street to the top of Ban Co – Bai Bac; The intersection of Yet Kieu Street to Suoi Om and vice versa. These are the three main routes people and tourists often go to visit Son Tra peninsula. Motorcycles with clutch and gears are allowed to travel normally.
In addition, Son Tra peninsula is also attractive in pristine beaches. Nestled in a very beautiful strait, Bai But is a place of harmony between sea and mountains. There is also Bai Bac, a newly developing tourist destination of Da Nang, located in the bay north of Son Tra. The sea around the peninsula has many beautiful coral reefs.
Suoi Tien is one of the major streams that originates from the top of Son Tra. This is one of the most beautiful destinations like a fairy scene with white waterfalls, rock formations of many unique shapes. Coming Suoi Tien, tourists will be immersed in the beautiful and colorful nature.
Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills is around 40km far from Da Nang city. Visitors can experience the chilly air and four-season weather in a day here. Moreover, tourists can see outstanding attractions such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Debay Wine Cellar, Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden, Golden Bridge… Spending one night on the French village is also an interesting experience for visitors to Ba Na Hills.
Well of Heaven
Located in Ba Na – Nui Chua nature reserve, Well of Heaven has a wild landscape. This location is also an inspiration for backpackers, with various types of picnics such as trekking, climbing, camping or bathing in streams.
Starting from the parking lot of the Ba Na cable car area, tourists should conquer 7.5 km of the winding mountain pass, cross streams and forests… After passing the first slope, the rest of the way is very easy. That’s why this place is like an isolating place. Especially, two streams from the west of Ba Na forest confluence at a gorge and then descend.
Ngu Hanh Son
Ngu Hanh Son is home to many sacred temples and a system of natural caves. Following the long coastal road towards Hoi An, opening up in front of visitors is a huge “island” named Ngu Hanh Son. Ngu Hanh Son is named according to the five-element theory including Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son. Each mountain here has its own legends and mysterious beauty.
Following the mountain roads in Ngu Hanh Son, tourists will suddenly turn into a cave or a certain temple. In Kim Son, there are pagodas and Quan Am cave. Hoa Son has Linh Son pagoda and Huyen Vi cave, Pho Da Son pagoda and cave. Tho Son has Long Hoa and Hue Quang pagodas. Thuy Son has Tam Thai, Linh Ung pagodas, Tam Ton, Tu Tam pagodas…
Most of the pagodas here can lean against the mountain. Along with the cool breeze from the sea blowing in and the green space of the mountains and trees, visitors will easily feel a realm of peace and serenity. In addition, if you want to try the feeling of adventure, you should experience climbing in Van Thong cave or dropping from the top of the mountain to the height of 25m.
Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is more than one hour by motorbike from the center of Da Nang. The pass has a length of 21 kilometers, with the highest peak of 496 meters above sea level. Hai Van means “sea of clouds”, which is considered as “one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world”.
There are two roads through Hai Van pass: the road tunnel through the Hai Van pass (not for motorbikes) and the Hai Van pass.
The road tunnel through the Hai Van Pass opens every day, with a fee. Tunnel closing time is from 3am to 4am every day to clean, repair and maintain tunnel items. However, if tourists follow the tunnel, they will not be able to enjoy the scenery or visit some famous places on Hai Van pass.
On the other hand, Hai Van Pass is open daily, free of charge. Visitors should choose this route to experience the feeling of conquering the pass and enjoying the scenery. Visitors should note to reduce speed whenever there is fog.
At the beginning of the year, visitors can take photos of “hunting clouds” at the famous bend, Hai Van Quan peak, the garden “in the clouds” opposite Hai Van Quan, or going down to Van village to swim. The ideal time to visit is sunrise or sunset.
Golden Gridge is one of the unique works of the Sun World Ba Na Hills tourist complex in Da Nang. The bridge has an extremely impressive design, soft and curved like a golden silk strip in the middle of the mountains and forests, cradled by two giant mossy hands, like Ba Na nature itself gave birth to it.
Located in the middle of the mountain at an altitude of more than 1400m above sea level, this world famous bridge is 150m long, designed to be a pedestrian walkway connecting Marseille station with Thien Thai flower garden. And it was the fairy scene of Ba Na mountain that inspired the architects to come up with the idea of a bridge supported on the hands of a god.
In 2020, the World Travel Awards organization awarded the title of “The World’s Leading Iconic Tourist Bridge 2020” to the Golden Bridge in Da Nang, once again affirming the uniqueness of the Golden Bridge and strong tourism potential of Da Nang city.
My Khe beach
My Khe beach was once voted by Forbes magazine (USA) as one of the six most attractive beaches in the world and in the top 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia in 2021 by TripAdvisor. The beach stretches for 900 m on Pham Van Dong street, in Son Tra District. Watching the sunrise on My Khe beach, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the life of local fishermen.
The livable city Da Nang attracts you by what? Golden sand, blue sea, charming mountains, or delicious dishes? You are planning to travel “city of bridges” and want to refer to attractive tourist attractions in Da Nang. With a complete Da Nang travel guide with attractive places worth visiting, you will be spoiled for choice without having to wonder where to go to Da Nang, what to play?
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