Da Nang is located in the land of Quang (including Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces), where the ancient residents of Sa Huynh culture settled down thousands of years ago. The Quang Nam plateau had raised famous wet rice and mulberry civilization. Sa Huynh people were not only the agricultural population, but they also did the seafaring and commercial activities by boat, which was rather developed at that time.
Today, Da Nang is a central city, located in the South Central region of Vietnam, which is also the center of economics, finance, politics, culture, tourism, society, education, training, science, technology, specialized medical of the Central Region - Central Highlands and the whole country. Da Nang is the most important city in Central Vietnam, one of the five central cities in Vietnam, and the city officially classified as class I along with Haiphong and Can Tho.
Da Nang is a city with great potential for tourism development, a major tourist center of the country. In 2016, Da Nang entered the top 10 destinations in Asia by readers of Smart Travel Asia magazine. In 2018, Da Nang has also shortlisted the destination everyone should visit before it becomes too famous on the Business Insider magazine.
Da Nang is the place where you can find a lot of authentic local cuisines. One of the must-try dishes here is Quang noodle, which is sold in the markets or street vendors.
If you look for somewhere romantic, go for a dinner cruise along Han River. Fresh seafood at affordable prices is served at myriad restaurants along My Khe Beach.
The best time to visit Da Nang
Danang is a city in the South Central region, so it has a typical monsoon tropical climate with high temperature and low volatility. There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season from August to December and the dry season from January to July. To avoid the effects of rain and storms, the best time to travel to Danang is from February to August.
However, if you want to save money, you can go around January to April because the atmosphere of Da Nang at this time is quite cool, without storms and especially the service price is lower than in summer (June to August).
Where to stay when traveling to Da Nang
Coming to Da Nang, you have plenty of choices about the accommodation, from the luxury to the budget ones. Below are some suggestions for you
Top luxurious hotels in Da Nang
- InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
- Vinpearl Danang Resort & Villas
- Premier Village Danang Resort
- Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
- Pullman Danang Beach Resort
- The Ocean Villas
- Melia Danang
Top budget hotels in Da Nang
- Dai A Hotel
- Night Sky Hotel
- Princess Hotel
- Ana Maison Hotel and Apartment
- Iris Hotel Danang
- Grand Mango Hotel Danang
- Pacific Hotel
Top homestays in Da Nang
- Little flower Homestay
- Hanigo Homestay
- Heo Dat Homestay
- 5D Upper Dorm
- Moc House - Homestay
- Memory Hostel
- Rose Homestay Da Nang
Where to visit when traveling to Da Nang
Ba Na Hills
This landscape is located on the Chua mountain, at an altitude of 1,489 m, about 25 km from the city center. With a cool climate and the average temperature of only 18 degrees Celsius, it is suitable for visitors to enjoy the fresh air and view the landscape from above. Also, Ba Na peak also has a French village with a Western-style architecture and many interesting entertainments. In 2006, the cable car system to Ba Na began to be built that attracts a lot of visitors.
Son Tra Peninsula
It is considered a "green lung" of Da Nang city. With an area of 4,439 ha, Son Tra peninsula has rich fauna and flora and is preserved intact. The road leading to Son Tra from the center of the city bends around the coast, embracing the edge of the peninsula.
My Khe Beach
Forbes Magazine voted my Khe beach as one of the six most charming beaches on the planet. This beach is about 900 meters long, has a flat sandy beach and calm waves for bathing and playing sports. Also, My Khe is located not too far from the center, convenient for tourists to travel.
Hai Van Pass
This location is a natural boundary between Thua Thien - Hue province and Da Nang city. Visitors to Hai Van Pass will be able to see the vast nature of the mountain with the same message, the green forested trees on the winding road. From Hai Van Pass, you can see the panoramic view of Da Nang City and Tien Sa Port.