Da Nang is one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam. With impressive natural scenery, unique culture and cool atmosphere, the coastal city will definitely be a good place for your next trip. Let's discover the best things to do and top tourist attractions in Da Nang.
Da Nang Beaches
Da Nang is one of the cities in Vietnam that attract tourists with long sandy beaches and natural beauty. Many people travel to Da Nang for admiring city’s outstanding beaches.
My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach was voted by Forbes magazine as one of the most attractive beaches on the planet. In addition, Australia's Sunday Herald Sun magazine has rated My Khe as one of the 10 most popular beaches in Asia and many travel websites also call My Khe “the place you must come before you die”. This beach is not only the pride of Da Nang but also of all Vietnam.
My Khe Beach is not too far from the city center so staying there as well as getting there is very convenient. The area around this beach is also the most crowded and bustling area in Da Nang, especially in summer. My Khe Beach attracts tourists with its warm clear blue water all year round, fine white sand, gentle waves crashing on the shore, and the coconut trees lining up the sandy strip and creating a more poetic scenery. My Khe is charming at every moment of the day. The beach is also a good place to do water activities such as diving, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, and playing beach soccer. You can choose a hotel in Son Tra district to be close to this beautiful beach.
There are plenty of hotels at My Khe Beach. Make sure to choose one of 9 My Khe Beach Hotels with Best View for the most exceptional experience.
Pham Van Dong Beach
Pham Van Dong Beach is located at the end of Pham Van Dong Street and is the most modern public beach in Da Nang. This is the place where tourists come for swimming, picnic and snorkeling. For its quiet waves and cool vibe, Pham Van Dong Beach is a great place to escape from busy lives.
Bac My An Beach
Bac My An Beach occupies nearly 4 km of coastline with white sand and blue sea. This beach is well-known for being home to several 5-star international resorts such as Pullman Danang Beach, Fusion Maia Resort and Furama Resort Danang.
Non Nuoc Beach
Non Nuoc Beach is located near Marble Mountains. This beautiful sandy beach is a good place for taking rest, swimming and enjoying fresh seafood. There are many luxury resorts with private beach in the area such as Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort, and Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang.
Opening Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Best time to visit: 9:00 - 18:00
Marble Mountains is the place that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Da Nang. This tourist attraction is located only about 8 km from the center of Da Nang and it only takes about 15 minutes to reach it. Marble Mountains consists of 5 mountains: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son, and Tho Son. Normally, tourists come here to visit Thuy Son, which is the largest of the mountains. There are also several ancient temples and caves to explore. If you will climb to the top of the mountain, you will see the beautiful scenery of Da Nang City and the beach. At the foot of the mountain, stone sculptures village by Non Nuoc artisans can be found.
Opening Hours: 7:00-17:30
Ticket prices for visiting Marble Mountains in 2020:
- Admission Fee: 40,000 VND per person
- Elevator Ticket, 1 way: 15,000 VND per person
- Elevator Ticket, round trip: 30,000 VND per person
- Am Phu Cave: 20,000 VND per person
Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills is an entertaining complex, located in Hoa Ninh, Hoa Vang District, which is 40 km southwest of Da Nang City. The hill is 1,489 m above sea level, so the climate here is cool all year round. The average temperature in the summer is about 18 degrees Celsius and you can even experience all four seasons in a day.
Ba Na Hills is designed as an entertaining complex for all ages. You need to take the cable car up to the top of Ba Na Mountain. When visiting Ba Na, you get a chance to enjoy the vast space on the mountain with lots of gardens. There is Linh Ung Pagoda, ancient wine cellar, indoor amusement park named Fantasy Park with all interesting entertainment games and other attractions. One of the main highlights here is the Golden Bridge held by giant hands in the middle of the clouds. French Village is a perfect spot for photo lover. Here you can find 3 food courts serving European and Asian cuisines, souvenir stalls with a variety of products and even stay overnight at Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills. When coming to Ba Na Hills, you will surely have unforgettable experiences and memories as if you were in Europe.
You should buy Ba Na Hills tickets online to avoid waiting in line and enjoy discounts. The ticket includes a round-trip by the cable car, sightseeing, 9 flower gardens, Debay Wine Cellar, about 105 games and free slide in Fantasy Park.
Opening Hours: Daily 7:00 – 22:00
Ticket Prices for visiting Ba Na Hills 2020:
- Adult: 750,000 VND per person
- Child (1-1.4 m height): 600,000 VND per person
Wax Museum ticket: 100,000 VND per person
Unique Bridges in Da Nang
Da Nang is also known as the city of bridges. Each bridge has its own beauty and architecture.
The 5 most impressive bridges in Da Nang are the following.
Dragon Bridge is considered as one of the symbols of the city and famous tourist attraction in Da Nang. Dragon Bridge is the most famous bridge, spanning the Han River and connecting Nguyen Van Linh and Vo Van Kiet streets.
The bridge is shaped like a dragon flying over the river facing the East Sea. Dragon Bridge is also the heaviest bridge in Vietnam with a strong dome structure, specially designed body using a combination of 5 steel pipes to decorate the dragon. The dragon is yellow at the day time and extremely sparkling at night. The most impressive feature of this bridge is that the "dragon" on the bridge has the ability to spit fire and spray water at 21:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The number of fire sprays is 9 times, each lasting 2 minutes, while the water is sprayed only 3 times but it lasts longer than 3 minutes every time. If you want to see the bridge clearly, you should book the hotel near the Dragon Bridge.
Han River Bridge
Han River Bridge is the first rotating bridge in Vietnam. The bridge was built by the contribution of all entire Da Nang people, so the Han River Bridge is not only a connection in transportation but also a pride of the people of Da Nang. Every day, the bridge rotates 90 degrees around the axis at 0:30, opening the way for large ships to pass by, and close at 3:30. You can enjoy watching the bridge as it lights up brightly at night. Currently this bridge usually rotates at 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays as well to serve tourists. Every year, International Firework Festival is held at this famous bridge. This is a very special occasion for Da Nang tourism to attract many tourists to visit this beautiful city as well as admire the extremely special themed fireworks.
Tran Thi Ly Bridge
Tran Thi Ly Bridge, located about 1 km south of Dragon Bridge, has received several international awards for its innovative design. From distance, Tran Thi Ly Bridge looks like a wing sail reaching the ocean so this is an ideal place for tourists to take photos during sunsets.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge
Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in Vietnam with 1,850-meter long. The bridge is spanning from the end of the Han River to Da Nang Bay and to Son Tra Peninsula. The bridge becomes at its best at late nights.
Bridge of Love
Bridge of Love is right next to Dragon Bridge on the side of Tran Hung Dao Street. This bridge is modeled after famous love bridges in France and European countries. The bridge has about 70 m long and 6 m wide arc, facing the middle of the river, and plenty of space to admire the beauty of the Han River. According to the legend of love, it is the place where many couples can "lock" their love to show the eternal love and faith.
Opening Hours: All the time
Admission Fee: Free
Best time to visit: Bridges of Da Nang are magnificent to witness at any time of the day, but during the night they become even more beautiful because of colorful LED lights. At this time of the day you will clearly understand why Da Nang is the city of bridges.
Museum of Cham Sculpture
Museum of Cham Sculpture is located at the foot of the Dragon Bridge. This is a unique place in Vietnam and also in the world research about Champa culture. The museum exhibits approximately 300 original sculptures and artworks. They are mostly made of sandstone, but some are made of terracotta.
For those who would love learning more about history and culture of Champa people, My Son Sanctuary is also a good place to visit as it is the most sacred place of the Champa Kingdom.
Opening Hours: 7:00 - 17:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 60,000 VND per person
Da Nang Cathedral
Da Nang Cathedral is one of the best known Catholic churches in the city. It is also known as Rooster Church. This church is the only church built in Da Nang during French colonial times and it has candy-pink Gothic architectural style with soaring lines and the diamond-shaped dome.
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 19:00
Admission Fee: Free
Han River is a large river flowing from the upstream to the sea with width of about 900-1200 m and length of about 7.2 km. On the left bank of the river a large market called Han Market is located. The crowded residential area on the left side of the river is also known as the Han neighborhood (the Korean City). The river is an attractive place for travelers who want to see Da Nang at night.
If you are staying at this coastal city, don't miss a chance to take Han River Cruise in the evening to admire the view of Da Nang City’s skyline and the famous bridges of the city.
My Son Sanctuary
Those who are interested to know more about Southeast Asian cultures should visit My Son Sanctuary. My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley surrounded by hills and mountains, in Duy Phu commune (Quang Nam), about 70 km from Da Nang. This place is used to be the most important intellectual and religious center of the kingdom of Champa and may also have served as a burial place for Cham monarchs. Remaining temples still display unique and mysterious sculptures and architecture of Champa. Additionally, the traditional Cham dance at the site is also a special highlight of the place. Now, My Son Sanctuary is recognized as a World Heritage Site and is a major tourist attraction in central Vietnam.
There are many tours that can bring you to visit this place. This My Son Sanctuary Day Tour from Da Nang brings you to explore not only the greatest archaeological sites of My Son but also the ancient town of Hoi An.
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 15:00 - 22:00, Sunday: 9:30 - 22:30
Entrance Fee: 150,000 VND per person
Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula is a place that definitely shouldn’t be missed when visiting Da Nang. The scenic peninsula is located 10 km northeast of Da Nang City center and covers an area of more than 4,400 hectares with 3 sides of it bordering the sea. Son Tra Peninsula is considered as the giant green lung of Da Nang because of the rich nature and diverse fauna it is home to. The air here is very fresh and clean, according to the scientific research, every day the forest reproduces enough oxygen to provide it for 4 million people. Son Tra Peninsula is also home of many species of animals with 22 rare species listed in the red book.
There are many famous landmarks such as Linh Ung Pagoda with a 67 m high statue of Quan The Bodhisattva, over 800 years old tree Thu Tree and the exceptional 5-star resort InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.
Opening Hours: All year round
Entrance Fee: Free
Hai Van Pass
Another impressive destination in the journey around Da Nang is Hai Van Pass. This is 20 km long mountain pass about 500 m above sea level dividing the boundary between Thua Thien Hue province and the coastal city of Da Nang. Hai Van Pass is famous for being the most beautiful and rugged pass road in Vietnam. From the peak of this pass, you can see spectacular views of Da Nang City and coastline, Tien Sa Port, and Son Tra Peninsula.
In the past, traveling on this road was extremely dangerous because there were so many trucks passing by and once it was called a "road of death". Since Hai Van tunnel was put into operation, fewer vehicles pass through this mountain pass with most of them being tourist buses and cars so it is less dangerous to travel. In addition, the majestic natural scenery of the pass is also the favorite place for local couples to take wedding photos, capturing the happy moments and the nature.
Entrance Fee: Free
Sun World Da Nang Wonder (Asian Park)
Sun World Da Nang Wonder (Asian Park) is an amusement park in the heart of Da Nang City, located on the western bank of the Han River. Asia Park consists of three main areas: a modern outdoor amusement park, cultural park with symbolic miniature art and architecture of 10 Asian countries- Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, China and Vietnam, and the Sun Wheel which is a magic door that opens up an Asian cultural entertainment space with modern works. Tickets include unlimited usage of 20 modern outdoor games and indoor play area with 64 slot games, soft play area, sun blaster, Sun Wheel and visiting the most unique architectural works.
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday: 15:00 - 22:00, Sunday: 9:30 - 22:30
Entrance Fee: 300,000 VND per person
Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park
Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park is the place for nature and water park lover. The park covers 60 hectares of majestic forest, cool streams, and various mineral-rich hot springs.
There are many activities you can enjoy here such as the following:
- Natural mineral bath in the lake
- Sauna and steam
- Slide float at Lazy river
- Massage in Jacuzzi
- Foot soaking in hot mineral water pond
- Have fun at Water Park
- Watch free 9D-12D movies
- Experience at Game World - Real game real life
- Visit Temple of Fortune
- Have fun at Jurassic Park
- Visit at Orchid Garden
- Visit and take pictures at Nui Than Tai area
- Mud bathing
- Japanese Onsen
Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park is also one of the most popular places where you can enjoy relaxing moments with mud bath in Da Nang.
Opening Hours: 7:00 - 22:00
Entrance Fee: 350,000 VND per person. You can book a ticket with a significant discount here: Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park.
Upside Down World Da Nang
Upside Down World Da Nang is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Da Nang. This place is fun and good for taking surreal pictures in a completely interesting style, in rooms with upside down concept. Upside Down World Da Nang lets you visit a total of 10 rooms, 7 of which are upside down, such as a living room, bedroom, kitchen, toilet, laundry room and minimart. It also has 3 more rooms with vintage design and 90–degree concept. You can easily book tickets of Upside Down World in Da Nang online to enter and explore the house.
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 19:00 daily (last admission is at 18:45)
Entrance Fee: 99,000 VND per person
Con Market is the largest market in Da Nang City and central Vietnam, located opposite to Big C Supermarket and Parkson mall. It's often said that Con Market in Da Nang is a foodie heaven. You can find lots of groceries and cheap souvenirs there for bringing back home. Nowadays tourists are coming to Con Market not only for shopping but also to experience the life of local people.
Opening Hours: 6:00 - 18:00, daily
Cham Islands (Cu Lao Cham)
Cham Islands is one of the most famous attractions in Da Nang. Cham Islands is a group of 8 small islands with the peaceful beauty of nature, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve. With green forests, wide beaches, diverse ecosystem and wonderful atmosphere, these islands are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, camping, snorkeling and enjoying seafood. Cham Islands not only offer beautiful beaches, there are also other interesting places for tourist to visit such as Tan Hiep Market, Hai Tibet Pagoda, Museum of the Sea, and ancient wells.
You can take a day trip to the beautiful Cham Islands and get a chance to see spectacular rare marine life with Cham Islands Day Tour.
Hoa Phu Thanh Tourist Area
Hoa Phu Thanh Tourist Area, located about 35 km from the city center, is a sport tourism site in Da Nang. This place covers an area with over 3 km of rivers and streams under giant green trees. It offers many different sport activities for tourists such as waterfall sliding, zipline sliding, and fish massage.
Opening Hours: 7:30 - 17:00
Ticket for Hoa Phu Thanh Tourist Area:
- Waterfall slide: 180,000 VND per person
- Zipline: 50,000 VND per person
- Fish Massage: 30,000 VND per person
Linh Ung Pagoda of Son Tra
Da Nang has 3 pagodas with the same name Linh Ung. These pagodas are located in 3 sacred places of the city, including Son Tra peninsula, Marble Mountains and Ba Na Hills. The most famous temple and the most visited by tourists is Linh Ung Pagoda at Son Tra Peninsula, which is also known as Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda.
The highlight of Linh Ung Son Tra is the tallest statue of Guan Yin in Vietnam with a height of 67 m. The statue is standing with its back against the mountain, facing the sea, gentle eyes are looking down, one hand caught the tamarind seal, and another is holding the nectar of water as a peaceful sprinkler for people. This place is a famous sacred place for Da Nang people.
Entrance Fee: Free
Address: Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, T.P Da Nang
Tuy Loan Ancient Village
Tuy Loan Ancient Village is located on Phong Hoa commune, Hoa Vang District, about 15 km southwest from Da Nang City. Tuy Loan Ancient Village is over 500 years old. When coming to this village, you should not miss an opportunity to try the famous rice paper and My Quang specialties, which is a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish originated from Quang Nam Province.
Entrance Fee: Free
Cam Ne Mat Village
Cam Ne Mat Village is located in Hoa Tien Commune, Hoa Vang District, 14 km to the southwest of Da Nang. Cam Ne Village is widely known for the traditional mat-making craft, which was used in the royal palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Nam O Reef
Nam O Reef, also called Ran Nam O, is a new tourist destination in Da Nang. Nam O Reef is a pristine beach located in Hoa Hiep ward in Linh Chieu district, 20 km northwest from the center of Da Nang City. Nam O Reef has large rocks of different sizes, covered with green moss, making them a great spot for impressive photographs. This is the place where locals come for picnicking and swimming during weekends.
Admission Fee: Free
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town is impossible not to mention when talking about Da Nang attractions. Although not in the territory of Da Nang city, Hoi An is still one of the top destinations to visit when coming to Da Nang. Hoi An, located about 30 km from Da Nang City, is one of favorite destinations for many tourists as it is a cute little seaside town, famous for beautiful ancient architecture, local cuisine and full of colorful lanterns. Hoi An Ancient Town was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1999. When the sun goes down, the scenery of Hoi An ancient town becomes more and more sparkling with houses lit by thousands of colorful lanterns.
You can explore attractions such as Hoi An Museum, Chinese Assembly Halls, and the Japanese Covered Bridge as well as ride a basket boat and play traditional games by joining Hoi An City and Countryside Tour.
Entrance Fee: 120,000 VND per person (if you want to visit the most famous tourist attractions in Hoi An such as the old houses, assembly halls)
Da Nang and Hue is a popular travel route for tourists. Hue is the imperial capital city of Vietnam and it is famous for its charming beauty, rich culture and history. There are lots of famous tourist attractions in Hue such as the royal Citadel, holy pagodas, Perfume River, temples and royal tombs. Traveling from Da Nang to Hue takes about 2.5-3 hours. You can easily take a day tour from Da Nang and visit the main historical sites of Hue city in one day with Hue City Tour from Da Nang.
You can pre-book a Private Car Charter and create your own itinerary to visit your favorite Da Nang tourist attractions.
If you are flying to Da Nang, book a discounted Vietnam SIM Card online and pick it up on arrival at Da Nang International Airport.