Things to Do in Da Nang

 Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang is a coastal city. It’s a must-visit place for a Vietnam tour. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, scenic mountain ranges, and cultural attractions. It is one of the country's fastest-growing cities and attracts many tourists yearly.

Whether you are a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or a history buff, Da Nang has something for everyone. So what to do in Da Nang? This essay will explore the best things to do in Da Nang Vietnam. And why are they worth your time?


Climb Son Tra Mountain

Son Tra Mountain
Son Tra Mountain

Son Tra Mountain is a nature reserve extending from Da Nang on the Son Tra peninsula. The mountain is covered with dense forest. It is home to many plant and animal species, many of which are endangered. The mountain offers the city’s best views and the surrounding coastline.

One of the most popular attractions on the mountain is the Linh Ung Pagoda, which is perched on a hill overlooking the sea. The pagoda is famous for its 67-meter-tall statue of the Goddess of Mercy. It is visible in many parts of the city. The statue is made of white marble and surrounded by smaller Buddha statues.

Linh Ung Pagoda

This pagoda is a place of worship for many locals, and visitors can witness the daily rituals and offerings. It is also a popular spot for photographers, especially during sunrise and sunset. When the light is perfect for capturing the beauty of the pagoda and its surroundings, you get an excellent view.

Visitors can enjoy a peaceful walk through the gardens and admire the intricate architecture of the pagoda.

Enjoy French Romance in Ba Na Hills

French buildings in Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills is a French-inspired hill station about an hour's drive from Da Nang. The French established the hill station in the early 1900s, and it has since been transformed into a popular tourist attraction. The station is famous for its cable car ride, which offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

At the top of the hill station, visitors can explore a French village replica with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and a replica of the Eiffel Tower. Several attractions include a wax museum, a wine cellar, and an indoor amusement park. Visitors can enjoy zip-lining, roller coasters, and other thrilling rides.

Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills is another must-visit place. The bridge is a pedestrian bridge that spans a length of 150 meters and is supported by two giant stone hands emerging from the hillsides. It connects Marseille Station and Bordeaux Station.

Golden Bridge

The bridge offers panoramic views of the mountains, forests, and sea. It is also famous for its unique design. The pathway is made of golden steel and giant stone pillars resembling an ancient temple's ruins.

The Golden Bridge is a famous spot for tourists to take photographs. The views are most spectacular during sunrise and sunset. Visitors can get into via a cable car ride from the Ba Na Hills resort area.

Take Pictures of Dragon Bridge Crossing the Han River

Dragon Bridge at night

The Dragon Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Da Nang. The bridge spans the Han River and is shaped like a dragon. The bridge is particularly gorgeous at night when lit with colorful LED lights.

Every Saturday and Sunday night, the bridge comes to life with a spectacular display of fire and water, known as the Dragon Bridge Fire and Water Show. During the show, the bridge spouts flames and sprays water in time with music, creating a mesmerizing spectacle not to be missed.

Bicycling, Driving, Or Motoring Along Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass

The Hai Van Pass is a scenic road connecting Da Nang with Hue city to the north. The pass is famous for its breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. The road is trendy among motorcyclists and cyclists.

You can rent a motorbike to enjoy winding roads and fresh mountain air. The train is also provided near Hai Van Pass.

Visitors can stop at several scenic viewpoints, including the Hai Van Quan, a historic defensive structure used during the Vietnam War. Visitors can also enjoy a refreshing swim at the nearby Lang Co Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches.

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View My Son- UNESCO World Heritage Site (near Da Nang)

My Son Sanctuary

My Son is an ancient temple complex about an hour's drive from Da Nang. The complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the 4th century. It was built by the Champa civilization and is known for its unique architecture and intricate carvings.

The complex was mostly destroyed during the Vietnam War, but many temples have since been restored. Visitors can explore the temples and learn about the history and culture of the Champa civilization. The site is surrounded by beautiful forested hills and offers excellent photo opportunities.

Visit the Best Beaches in Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang is famous for its pristine beaches, attracting millions visitors yearly. Here are some of the best beaches that you can visit:

My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach is one of the world’s six most beautiful beaches, nominated by Forbes magazine. The beach is on Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phuoc My Ward, Son Tra District. It is a 20-kilometer white sandy beach stretch perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is also famous for water sports, such as jet skiing, kayaking, and parasailing.


My Khe Beach

Non Nuoc Beach

Non Nuoc Beach is located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. It is known for its clear blue waters and fine white sand. The beach is also home to several luxury resorts and is a great place to relax and unwind.

Non Nuoc Beach

Bac My An Beach

Bac My An Beach is a quieter and less crowded beach. It’s perfect for those who want to escape the crowds. The beach is located near several luxury resorts and is a great place to watch the sunset.

Bac My An Beach

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Eat in Da Nang

Da Nang is a food lover's paradise. Various restaurants and street food stalls offer some of Vietnam’s best food. Here are some of the must-try dishes in Da Nang:

Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich made with a French-style baguette filled with various meats, vegetables, and sauces. Da Nang is famous for its banh mi, which is said to be the best in the country.

In Da Nang, you can find Banh Mi at many street food stalls and markets, and the prices are usually very reasonable. The sandwich is a quick and easy meal you can enjoy on the go or while sitting on plastic stools in street-side restaurants.

Price: around 15,000 to 25,000 VND (0.65 to 1.10 USD)

Banh Mi

Mi Quang

Mi Quang is a popular noodle dish with thick rice noodles, pork or shrimp, vegetables, and peanuts. The plate is typically served with a flavorful broth and is a specialty of the central region of Vietnam.

What makes Mi Quang in Da Nang so special is the quality of the ingredients and the unique flavor profile. The noodles are typically made in-house using local rice, which gives them a distinct texture and flavor. The broth is rich and aromatic, with hints of lemongrass and ginger. And the toppings are fresh and flavorful. Mi Quang is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Prices: 25,000 to 40,000 VND (1.10 to 1.75 USD).

Mi Quang


Da Nang is on the coast and is known for its fresh seafood. Visitors can enjoy various seafood dishes, including grilled prawns, steamed clams, and seafood. The most popular way to enjoy seafood in Da Nang is to visit one of the many seafood restaurants along the beachfront.

Another popular way to enjoy seafood in Da Nang is to visit one of the many seafood markets throughout the city. Some of the most popular seafood markets in Da Nang include Cho Han Market, Cho Con Market, and Cho Pham Van Dong Market. The night market is also deserved to visit.

Seafood in Da Nang

Recommended Da Nang Vietnam Tour

If you are planning a trip to Da Nang, here is a recommended tour that will help you make the most of your time:

You can arrive in Da Nang from Ho Chi Minh City by flight. Flight time is around 1.5 hours. And tickets can be booked online or through a travel agent.

Day 1: Explore the city and visit the Dragon Bridge, Linh Ung Pagoda, and the Cham Museum.
Day 2: Take a cable car ride to Ba Na Hills and enjoy the attractions and activities on the hill station.
Day 3: Today is a day trip to My Son. And you can learn about the history and culture of the Champa civilization.
Day 4: Take a bike or car ride along the Hai Van Pass and stop at scenic viewpoints and Lang Co Beach.
Day 5: Relax on the beach and enjoy local food and drink.

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Da Nang is a city that perfectly blends natural beauty, cultural attractions, and modern amenities. Whether you want to climb a mountain, explore ancient temples, or relax on the beach, Da Nang has something for everyone. We hope this guide has given you all the best things to do in Da Nang and experience all this beautiful city has to offer.

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