Da Nang

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Da Nang showing a coastal town and landscape views

Come to one of Vietnam’s largest’s cities for the beautiful beaches and stay for the historic sites and relaxed atmosphere.

Located halfway between ambient Hanoi and frantic Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang is creating its own reputation as an excellent base from which to explore fascinating relics and enjoy picturesque beaches.

Da Nang has a long history and reminders of the past are everywhere here. Look out for the French influence in the city’s architecture and spot the ruins of military bases from the Vietnam War.

Learn about Da Nang’s more ancient past at the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Here you can see hundreds of images and artefacts from centuries gone by. Visit the city’s many iconic pagodas, especially the glittering Phap Lam Pagoda in town. Don’t miss the giant pink Da Nang Cathedral, known to the locals as the “Con Ga” (rooster) church because of its weathervane.

Da Nang was once home to only two bridges, one built by the French and one built by the Americans. The pride of the city today is the Han River Bridge, the first bridge to be designed and built by the Vietnamese.

With 30 kilometres (19 miles) of coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing and sunbathing. My Khe Beach, known as China Beach when it was a favourite place for American soldiers to relax during the Vietnam War, is now a stretch of upmarket paradise. For a slower pace, seek out Lang Co Beach, a palm tree-lined beach between a turquoise lagoon and the sea.

Make sure you get to the Marble Mountains, to the south of Da Nang. These five hills, made of limestone and marble, were named after the five elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Tunnels, caves and temples await the brave explorer here, as do many remnants from the war. The view from the top is particularly captivating.

Da Nang has a tropical climate, with a rainy season between September and December. The sea is calmest between May and August. The city is easily accessible by train, bus or plane.

Where to stay in Da Nang

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
The price is $387 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
This Son Tra hotel is on the beach, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Son Tra Banyan Tree, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ban Co Peak and Son Tra Mountain. Green Lake Danang ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (507 reviews)
-5 stars for horrible resolution to coronavirus
"Completely unacceptable! They did not issue a credit nor a resolution when hotels.com asked them to cancel my booking to their hotel due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Asia! We even asked them to provide later date to return to stay at their hotel when the outbreak is controlled. They would ..."

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
Naman Retreat
Naman Retreat
5 out of 5
Truong Sa Road, Da Nang
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of BRG Da Nang Golf Resort and Montgomerie Links. Marble Mountains ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (624 reviews)
"Nice location and design. Drink and food on average!"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

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Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
5 out of 5
Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Duong Ward, Dien Ban, Quang Nam
Nestled on the beach, this Dien Ban hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ha My Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from An Bang Beach. Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (296 reviews)
"Staff were so kind and pool areas amazing. We really enjoyed the serene atmosphere"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

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Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Perfect Private Pool Villa
Perfect Private Pool Villa
4 out of 5
Duong Truong Sa, Phuong Hoa Hai, Quan Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang, Quang Nam
The price is $179 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Nestled on the beach, this Ngũ Hành Sơn villa is within a 10-minute walk of Non Nuoc Beach and BRG Da Nang Golf Resort. Montgomerie Links and Marble Mountains ...
2.8/5 (24 reviews)
"Not clean , not comfortable, i mean evrything very bad"

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

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Furama Villas Danang
Furama Villas Danang
5 out of 5
107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
The price is $356 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this beachfront villa is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marble Mountains and Dragon Bridge. Museum of Cham Sculpture ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (239 reviews)
"Our lady butler was very caring and helpful in all aspects. Thank you again! Just one thing I felt weird was that some guys carried out maintenance work of swimming pool in the villa in the morning before we checking out. They walked around at the main entrance and outer area of living room. Their ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

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Vacation Homes Perfect Point Villa
Vacation Homes Perfect Point Villa
3.5 out of 5
BRG Golf Club, Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang, Quang Nam
The price is $246 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this spa villa is within a 15-minute walk of Non Nuoc Beach and BRG Da Nang Golf Resort. Montgomerie Links and Non Nuoc Stone Carving ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"The villa is value for money, spacious. But quite far from CBD will take about 30 min. from villa"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Vacation Homes Perfect Point Villa
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