Da Nang is a beachfront city nestled along 30 kilometres of Vietnam’s picturesque coastline ideal for diving and surfing. Along with beaches and mountains, Da Nang offers centuries-old pagodas and French colonial architecture.
Things to do in Da Nang
Start your exploration of Da Nang at My Khe Beach. Boasting a glamorous resort scene, it’s an unspoilt hideaway known for its excellent surfing, thatched-roof huts and soft golden sand.
Get a breath of fresh air with a hike up the Marble Mountains. Full of caves, tunnels and Buddhist shrines, the cluster of marble and limestone hills offer spectacular views over Da Nang from the summit.
Outdoor enthusiasts can spend a day exploring Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain, a beautiful national park almost 700 metres above sea level. The climb to its summit through its lush jungle trails is well worth the panoramic views of Hi Van Mountain, Cham Island and Son Tra Peninsula. You might even spot rare species, such as rhesus macaques and pygmy slow loris along the way.
Considered one of the most atmospheric cities in Vietnam, Hoi An sits just 40 minutes outside Da Nang’s city centre. While this UNESCO World Heritage Site was Vietnam’s main port between the 1400s and 1800s, it now boasts charming streets dotted with preserved merchant houses adorned in colourful lanterns.
Getting around Da Nang
The most convenient way to get around Da Nang is by bus, motorbike or taxi. The area is serviced by Da Nang International Airport, located three kilometres outside the city centre. Hoi An sits 30 kilometres from Da Nang, while Hanoi can be reached on a non-stop train in about two hours.