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Da Nang City – A Paradise in Vietnam?

Updated on April 18, 2017

Overview

Regarded as one of the most livable cities in Vietnam, Da Nang - the coastal city on Central Vietnam captivates visitors round the world with its exceptionally beautiful scenery and a hospitable climate. Traveling to Da Nang, therefore, will promisingly bring forth plenty of unforgettable memories for any travelers.

The sea embraces the beach where a beautiful city stays
The sea embraces the beach where a beautiful city stays | Source

Such a wonderful coastal city!

When it comes to Da Nang, there comes a scenic picture of a peaceful city with fresh air, clean turquoise blue ocean that is embraced by white sandy beaches shining brilliantly under the sun. This city is also renowned under other intimate nicknames, such as “Kingdom of beaches” or “Happy Coastal City”. With heaps of magnificent beaches, among which My Khe has been proudly ranked one of the top 6 most attractive beaches on the planet by Forbes, the leading American economic journal, other spectacular beaches include Pham Van Dong, Non Nuoc, North My An, Nam O, Thanh Binh.

Especially, along the road from Pham Van Dong Beach, you’ll pay a visit to Linh Ung Temple (Chùa Linh Ứng) where you’ll be rewarded with incredible views of the gorgeous sun-drenched beach. Additionally, you may travel to other famous tourist destinations within Quang Nam Province, typically among which Hoi An Ancient Town stands out vividly. Taking a 30 minute ride on motorbike from the downtown of Da Nang, passing Ngu Hanh Son mountains, you’ll wind up pottering around the lantern town in Hoi An.

Da Nang Scenery

A view at Linh Ung Buddhist Temple
A view at Linh Ung Buddhist Temple | Source
A downtown bound overview on the highest bridge in Da Nang
A downtown bound overview on the highest bridge in Da Nang | Source
A fantastic view over the bay on the highest bridge in Da Nang
A fantastic view over the bay on the highest bridge in Da Nang | Source
Another view from Linh Ung Temple
Another view from Linh Ung Temple | Source
Guanyin statue at Linh Ung Temple
Guanyin statue at Linh Ung Temple | Source
A buddhist temple on Ngu Hanh Son Submit
A buddhist temple on Ngu Hanh Son Submit | Source
A backstage view from Ngu Hanh Son Submit
A backstage view from Ngu Hanh Son Submit | Source
Another tower on Ngu Hanh Son Submit
Another tower on Ngu Hanh Son Submit | Source
A stoned gate to the largest cave on Ngu Hanh Son Mount.
A stoned gate to the largest cave on Ngu Hanh Son Mount. | Source
An overview toward the city and the sea from Ngu Hanh Son Submit
An overview toward the city and the sea from Ngu Hanh Son Submit | Source
Sun Wheel, one of the largest wheels in the world
Sun Wheel, one of the largest wheels in the world | Source
The Administration Center Tower, a skyscraper of Da Nang
The Administration Center Tower, a skyscraper of Da Nang | Source
Lights on
Lights on | Source
The Iconic Bridge deep in Japanese Architecture
The Iconic Bridge deep in Japanese Architecture | Source
Hoi An at twilight
Hoi An at twilight | Source
Ancient Houses on light
Ancient Houses on light | Source
Hoi An at dusk
Hoi An at dusk | Source
A souvenir stand where you can shop lots of stuff for friends and beloveds
A souvenir stand where you can shop lots of stuff for friends and beloveds | Source
Lantern Street in Hoi An Ancient Town
Lantern Street in Hoi An Ancient Town | Source
Lanterns shine vividly
Lanterns shine vividly | Source
Hoi An by night
Hoi An by night

Discovering the city's civilization and tranquility

In addition to wondrous coastal scenery and loads of interesting sports in the sea, many other options come along with a heap of 'must-see' destinations in Da Nang, including Ba Na Hills, Asia Park with the top-ten-largest-worldwide Sun Wheel, Helio Center, or artificial waterfall sliding, and so on. With those attractions, Da Nang is an excellent location for any visitors of all ages and from all walks of life, for instance, from backpackers to families to flock there for their restful and cheerful vacations.

It's supremely beautiful, isn't it?

A scenic view across the sea toward the Son Tra Peninsula
A scenic view across the sea toward the Son Tra Peninsula | Source
And the beach stretch as far as your eyes can see
And the beach stretch as far as your eyes can see | Source
Some sun-lounges fringe along the beach to offer shade retreat from the blaring sun
Some sun-lounges fringe along the beach to offer shade retreat from the blaring sun | Source
Sometimes you just stay still as listening to the wind whispering with the ocean
Sometimes you just stay still as listening to the wind whispering with the ocean | Source

Superb Cuisine

As a coastal city in the middle of Vietnam, Da Nang highlights a superb and subtle cuisine mixture of many different regions across the country. Specifically, it's a moderate combination of a highly spiced taste of Hue’s and a salty flavor of ocean salt with a sophisticated style of dressing, all together featuring a pleasant and distinctive essence of the local cuisine. Coming there, you must enjoy bun cha ca (fish cake noodle soup) and other noodles with various fish. And what’s else? Cau Mong rare beef (bê thui Cầu Mống), Quang noodle (mì Quảng) and snail escargot (ốc hút or spicy trap-door snails) are other local delicacies that you’ll never find the same fantastic taste elsewhere as you have there in the city.

Woop Woop, Seafood! Go for it!

This delicacy is Chip Chip, such a delish seafood! Unfortunately, all photos of food I took during my trip were lost as my laptop got stolen
This delicacy is Chip Chip, such a delish seafood! Unfortunately, all photos of food I took during my trip were lost as my laptop got stolen | Source

Things for your consideration

Destinations
What to do
Optional choices
Da Nang Downtown
Stroll around to watch several landmarks like the administration Building, some famous bridges with distinctive architecture, etc.
Shop local stuff as souvenirs
 
Enjoy seafood at night restaurants along Pham Van Dong Beach
Lunch at some restaurants there, well, it doesn't cost you much.
 
Bathe in the sea in the morning and late afternoon. Don't miss the chance to welcome the sunrise and bid farewell to sunset on My Khe Beach.
Bathe and walking along the beach during the day
 
Adore the Dragon Bridge spraying fire and water at 9pm - 10pm on Saturday and Sunday
Visit Thuan Kieu Bridge - the highest one in the city where you can witness a gorgeous bay nestled to Son Tra Peninsula
Da Nang Environs
Book a tour to Ba Na Hills and Son Tra Peninsula
Motorcycle to the Chess-Board Peak on Son Tra Peninsula
 
Climb Non Nuoc Mountain Cluster, which hosts some Buddhist Temples and limestone caves
Along the way to Hoi An from the downtown, stop at Crown Hotel at 9pm on Saturday and Sunday to watch water spraying musical performances
Hoi An
Potter around the town that is home to an artistic architecture fusion
Motorcycle to Cua Dai Beach to bathe or watch about
 
Enjoy Cao Lau and My Quang (Quang Noodle)
Take a boat tour on Thu Bon River around the town at night

Enjoy yourself!

I wanna hold the sea tightly!
I wanna hold the sea tightly! | Source

Author's notes

Thanks for attention.

All of the photos posted in this article belong to the author.

For further information, please contact me at nhphuc2310@gmail.com.

For other articles of the author, please check them out:

Tay Ninh Province at https://hubpages.com/travel/Tay-Ninh-Province-Why-not
Thu Duc Town at http://hubpages.com/travel/Thu-Duc-Saigon-A-joyful-suburb
Da Lat Half Way to Heaven at http://hubpages.com/travel/Do-we-need-a-long-trip-to-change-horses-in-midstream
Life Trap Escape at http://hubpages.com/travel/Life-Trap-Escape
Ke Ga Cape at http://hubpages.com/travel/Sunset-on-Ke-Ga-Lighthouse
Mui Ne Beach at http://hubpages.com/travel/Mui-Ne-Such-a-Paradise
Da Nang City at http://hubpages.com/travel/Thomas-Wanderlust
Hai Phong City at http://hubpages.com/travel/Hai-Phong-Once-Coming-Then-Staying
French Colonial Structures in Saigon at http://hubpages.com/travel/French-Colonial-style-Architecture-in-SG
Top 3 things to do in Saigon Vietnam at http://hubpages.com/travel/Top-ten-things-you-must-do-in-Saigon-Vietnam
Can Gio a nice choice at http://hubpages.com/travel/Can-Gio-A-nice-choice
Cat Ba Island at https://hubpages.com/travel/Cat-Ba-Island-Shining-in-the-Sun
Ta Dung at https://hubpages.com/travel/Ta-Dung-Vietnam-A-Pearl-of-The-Highlands

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      Nguyen Hong Phuc 12 months ago from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      我们很喜欢中国人。 你看,我们的政府要根你们的合作啊。

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      Nguyen Hong Phuc 19 months ago from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Huge thanks. People seem to avoid such long writings, but you are great to go through all of them ^^ Thanks Thanks

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      bud_saint 19 months ago

      I've never been there before, but I think I found a reason to go now. Thanks buddy. I'm reading all of your writings, they're useful.

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      Nguyen Hong Phuc 24 months ago from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Thanks a lot, Greatstuff. Though I spent a week there, I didn't have a chance to potter around and discover more. Anyway, 'd love to see you around this town again before long. If you wanna share of your journey to VN, please drop me some lines here. Thanks! Merry X-mas and Happy New Year.

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      Mazlan 24 months ago from Malaysia

      I was in Danang a few years back when Air Asia flew to this historic town, but i did'nt spent much time here as our group was heading for Hoi Ann and Hue. Great photos and well written travelogue!