Beautiful Beaches in Da Nang
The sea is good for swimming all year round but especially in summer from May to August because of the mild waves, the water temperature and the beach guard team that works from 05:00 to 20:00 every day to ensure tourist safety. Other activities here are fishing, water-skiing, diving and yachting. Most beaches are easily accessible including the famous beach used by American soldiers as a RR base, My Khe Beach.
This is a long strand with excellent views of the nearby Marble Mountains. Nam O Beach which is 17 kilometers northwest of Danang offers environmental boat rides to places like Hoa Bac and Hoa Bang. My Khe Beach is very popular among natives and tourists alike and offers many outdoor activities as well as featuring many hotels and restaurants.
Known to locals as ‘Con Ga’ Church (Rooster Church) because of the weathercock on top of its steeple, the candy-pink Danang Cathedral was built for the city’s French residents in 1923. Today it serves a Catholic community of 4,000 and it’s standing room only at High Mass. Mass is held from Monday to Saturday at 05:00 and at 17:30 and on Sunday at 05:00, 06:15, 07:30, 15:30 and at 17:00
Hai Van Pass
This is the highest pass in Vietnam, situated about 1,500km above sea level. The name translates as ‘pass of the ocean cloud’ and it is a truly beautiful place. From the peak of the pass you can see Danang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula and the sea.
Marble Mountains consist of large limestone outcrops riddled with caves used in the past both as Buddhist temples and Vietcong hideouts. It is located 12 kilometres west from the city. This place is also well known for its marble crafts. When there, you might want to pay a visit to the 400-year old Non Nuoc Arts Village, where marble handicraft works are produced. Some works illustrate the ancient pagodas in the village.
There are four museums in Danang. The first to visit is the Cham Museum which houses old statues and idols dating back to the long-standing culture of the Champa Kingdom. It is the only museum dedicated to Cham culture worldwide. It was built in July 1915 and now has nearly 2,000 large and small sculptures. Of these, 288 are on display inside the museum, 187 objects in the garden and more than 1,200 objects are reserved in the storehouse. Most of the sculptures in the museum are original and from the 12th to the 15th century.