Location:

Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam in terms of urban population and one of the major port cities, in addition to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hai Phong. Situated on the coast of the South China Sea, at the opening end of the Han River, it is the biggest city in Central Vietnam.

Area:

1,285.4 km2

Weather:

The hottest months of the year are June, July, and August, when the temperature can get to as high as 40 degrees Celsius, and it is generally very dry. There are usually tropical storms in October and November.

Highlights:

Of the few attractions that belong to the city, Museum of Cham stands out with its rich collection of Cham artefacts. For those who love outdoors activities, My Khe beach is a great place to spend time and realx. To the North and South ends of the city, Monkey and Marble mountains store some historical and religious symbols. If you want to escape the heat, Ba Na resort is a miniature of Da Lat, only with fewer tourists.

Da Nang is also a place for authentic local cuisines. Many street vendors can be found in the market and along Han River, offering My Quang (Quang noodle). If you need romance to set the feeling, book a dinner cruise that go along Han River. The myriad restaurants option along My Khe Beach, a few outstanding names such as My Hanh, For You and the likes, offer fresh sea food at unbeatable prices.

If you have more time, try to escape from Da Nang city and spend some days on the beautiful Ba Na Hills. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Linh Ung Pagoda, feeling refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views, and enjoy exciting games at Fantasy theme park on top of Ba Na hill.

Da Nang travel guide