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The Essential Travel Guide in Da Nang

Da Nang travel guide

Da Nang is one of the cleanest and most beautiful city in Vietnam, plus its fast economic development. There are not only famous landscapes such as Ngu Hanh Son, Cu Lao Cham Island, Han River but also entertainment areas such as Asia Park and Helio center. Specially, Da Nang has many legendary bridges with unique architecture such as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, etc.

danang travel guide 2020

Besides, you will feel safe during your trip here thanks to its excellent security services. Da Nang definitely is one of the places to visit when traveling to Vietnam.

However, if you want to fulfill your trip with joyfulness and experiences, you will propably need my Da Nang travel guide below. Let’s get started!

Da Nang Travel Guide – Preparation

Clothes 

Most tourists come to Da Nang in the summer time for sea travel. So, lightweight shirts with sleeves, shorts, and swimsuits are your must-have items when you come here. If you want to take beautiful pictures, don’t forget to bring a maxi dress and buy a beautiful corn hat.

Essential items

Sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flop, hat, rain coat, phone charger are all stuffs you will need during the trip. In addition, I recommend you bring camera to keep the beautiful and rememberable experiences in Da Nang.

Ideal time to visit Da Nang

As other South places in Viet Nam, there are two different seasons here: dry (from December to August) and wet season (from September to November). And the service costs also change depending on the different seasons. The peak time for travel in Da Nang is between February and May. So, for Da Nang travel guide tips, the ideal time to visit this beautiful destination is from January to July.

Weather

In this time, the temperature is approximately between 23-38 celcius degree. It is favorable for you to enjoy the sun on the beach and swimming.

How to travel to Da Nang                  

Travel by plane

You can easily come to Da Nang by plane since there’s Da Nang International Airport there. For Da Nang backpacker guide, I suggest several airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, or Jetstar. You can find different prices among different times on Google Flights. And they also have good prices regularly, so check their website for an ideal price.

Travel by train

If you start from other provinces in Viet Nam, you can choose the train to observe Hai Van pass. You should buy tickets early for good prices.

Travel by bus

This is the most cost-effective way. If you consider this way, I suggest you book a ticket online instead of directly book from the station. For me, when traveling to Da Nang, this is my last choice because It takes more than 12 hour if you’re from HCM City.

Transportation in Da Nang

Car rental

As Da Nang travel guide, you should rent a car due to the expensive taxi cost here. Before coming to Da Nang International Airport, you should contact the car rental service to transport to the city center conveniently.

Bike rental

If you want to experience the transportation system in Viet Nam, you should rent a bike. That’s cheaper and more convenient.

Bus in Da Nang

Traveling around Da Nang city by bus is also a unique experience you should try. There have some several tour below

  • Da Nang Bus Station – Hoi An Bus Station: Daily operation time: 5:30 am to 5:50 pm.
  • Kim Lien – Han Market – Daily operating time: 5:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Da Nang Bus Station – Ai Nghia Bus Station – Operating time: from 5:30 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Da Nang – Tam Ky – Daily operating time: 5:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • From Da Nang – Phu Da – Daily operating time 5:15 am to 4:15 pm.

Taxi

There are many taxi services in Da Nang. Most vehicles are of high quality, dedicated service. You can consider: Mai Linh Taxi, Air taxi, Han River taxi, Green Vinasun taxi, etc.

Where to stay in Da Nang

Quality hotels

Brilliant Hotel Danang

The hotel is located at 162 Bach Dang street (near the Han river). This hotel offers a number of services such as a swimming pool, gym, spa, karaoke, sauna. This hotel has a good price, only $79. With this price, the interior and service quality is still very nice and the food is delicious. This is the most popular luxury hotel in Danang.

Sea Phoenix Hotel Da Nang

Located at 115 Xuan Huong Lake, Near Bac My An beach. Price of about: $26 – $50. The hotel has a modern interior with many services: outdoor pool, sunbathing, car rental, cafe, near the golf course. Along with Song Cong Hotel, this is the 2nd most popular hotel in Danang in the affordable segment.

Sea Phoenix Hotel

Finger Hotel Danang

This hotel is located at 171 Nguyen Van Thoai, also very near My Khe. This hotel has good rates, only from $15 – $40 depending on room type. The hotel offers beautiful and new rooms. There are services such as outdoor pool, gym, garden, breakfast included with food and is highly rated.

Song Cong Hotel

This is my favourite hotels in Da Nang. It is located at 305 Nguyen Van Thoai very close to My Khe beach.  Prices from $ 30 (with 50% promotion, only $15 – $17). The hotel has very nice and modern furniture, car rental, shuttle service and so on. At the affordable price, this is one of the top selected hotels, the service quality is greatly appreciated.

Budget hotels for backpackers

Duong Gia Hotel

6-8 Pham Thieu street and 2 minutes walking to the beach. In front of the hotel is the East Sea park, there are music performances with famous singers there. There are many restaurants and delicious restaurants around so you do not need to worry about eating.

Duong Gia Hotel also helps book tours to Ba Na, Cu Lao Cham, Hue, Hoi An, and you can rent a cheap motorbike.

New Sky hotel

located on 207 Ho Nghinh street. It is a 2-star hotel with a clean and fully equipped room. Staffs are also friendly and enthusiastic. You will receive a bonus discount for Motorbike rental, car rental, fishing, squid fishing, tours, Ba Na, Cu Lao Cham tickets.

There 2 types of rooms:

  • 1 bed room for 2 people: 2000000-250000VND/day
  • 2 beds room for 4 people: 350000-370000VND/day

Luxury hotels, villas and resorts

Furama Villas Danang

Located at 107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Hoa Hai, Da Nang. The price is from $650. International 5-star standard, located on a convenient way to explore Hoi An, Hue. It is decorated extremely monumental, modern. The hotel offers services such as restaurants, many spa facilities, entertainment, massage, etc.

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Located at Bai Bac, Tho Quang, Da Nang. The price is from $586. It is high-class villas is surrounded by immense natural and green scenery. Rooms are equipped with modern and high-class interior. In particular, this resort used to be the venue for high-level state conferences like Apec.

Inter Continental Danang

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa

 An extremely magnificent 5-star hotel, located in Ngu Hanh Son, near Non-Nuoc beach. This hotel has a full range of facilities, a swimming pool, garden dining extremely nice, wide. Services: Swimming pool, golf course, spa, huge gym, tennis courts, etc. Price is from $230 / day and night.

Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

The address is 35 Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Hoa Hai, Da Nang. The price is from $174. The hotel has a beautiful infinity pool to relax and take a bath and live a shimmering virtual life. The location is very convenient when going to My Khe beach, Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son. 

Pullman Danang Beach Resort

101 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My, Ngu Hanh Son, Hoa Hai, Da Nang. Room rates range from $141. Located right on Vo Nguyen Giap street near the sea, near convenient transportation, and famous restaurants and eateries. Nice room and services included: gym, outdoor pool, spa, massage.

Hilton Da Nang

This resort is located 50 Bach Dang, Hai Chau, Hai Chau, Da Nang. Room rates range from $ 120. The resort is close to the sea, children’s play area, outdoor beach, luxurious buffet, diverse menus, enthusiastic service. It will bring a memorable vacation for you and your family. Room rates are attractive incentives from only $100.

Delicious and famous specialty food in Da Nang

In this Da Nang travel guide, I’m gonna give you some special dishes that you never forget after this trip.

Seafood

Of course, you cannot ignore fresh seafood dishes such as squid, snails, shrimp, crabs, surfaces, snail elephants, etc. Some famous restaurants in Danang are Ba Thoi seafood, Be Mang seafood, Thoi Rang seafood, Ancient seafood.

Quang style noodle soup

The famous dish in Da Nang, with many different flavors such as Quang shrimp, chicken, etc. It is served with baked rice paper, roasted peanuts. You can find some places when visit Da Nang below:

  • Quang Thi noodle shop (address 251 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang). Price ranges from $1 -$1.5/ large bowl.
  • Quang Ba Mua noodle shop (Address 19 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau District, Da Nang), cost about $1.07/bowl.
  • Ba Vi noodle shop (address 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau District, Da Nang), price $1.07/bowl.

Or you can find on Hoang Dieu, Trieu nu Vương and Hoang Hoa Tham street, etc. It costs about $0.6 – $1/bowl.

Fish cake noodle soup

This dish is popular in Viet Nam, but Danang fish cake noodle soup has a unique flavor. Noodle bowl combined with the sweet taste of vegetables and special broth. Restaurants on Hung Vuong or Tran Cao Van street are delicious and good price (only $1/bowl)

Pork roll rice paper

The unique combination of boiled meat and vegetables and fish sauce makes the attraction of the dish. Addresses for delicious pork roll rice paper in Danang you can refer to:

Mau pork meat roll restaurant: 35 Do Finish Tinh, Cam Le District, Da Nang), with 55k / full capacity.

Forgotten Pancake: K72 / 1C Ham Nghi, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang), price $2.4/set.

Ba Huong Pork Rice Paper Restaurant: 364 September 2, Hai Chau District, price $2.1/set.

The other places

I also recommend other specialties such as Nam O fish salad, Cau Mong veal, spring rolls, etc. Snacks in Da Nang are diverse and cheap. You should try sweet soups (Con market), snails (Ong Ich Khiem, Pham Van Nghi street), Tre Ba 77 Hai Phong.

For Da Nang backpacker guide, you don’t need to worry abou the price. There is no overpricing in here. This is the highlight point for Da Nang travel in Viet Nam.

Famous places to visit

Beautiful beaches

My Khe, which is known as the most attractive beach on the planet with fine, clean, and romantic white sand. Besides swimming, you can participate in many exciting sports activities such as fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoe, etc.

Additionally, you can choose pristine beaches such as Xuan Thieu Beach, Son Tra Peninsula, or Non-Nuoc Beach. (Note, when bathing you should bring a swimsuit and keep your children stay away from the big waves).

Ba Na hills – “The Elysium”

About 40km southwest of Da Nang city, you will see the whole scenery of the city. At Ba Na, you should visit Linh Ung Pagoda, ancient wine cellar, Fantasy Park indoor playground.

bana hills

The ticket price to visit Ba Na Hill 2020 is currently $32/ adult and $26/ child. The ticket includes round trip cable car, sightseeing, playing most locations in Ba Na. For Da Nang residents, the adult fare is $20 and children are $15.

Come to Ba Na hill, don’t forget to check-in the Giant Hand bridge (Golden bridge) – the signature of Da Nang tourism. 

Signature places in Da Nang

You shouldn’t ignore sculture museum, hot waterfall on Than Tai mountain, Lang Co bay, mud bathing, night on Han river.

Referring to famous attractions in Da Nang, you cannot help but mention Cu Lao Cham. It consists of 8 islands: Hon Lao, Long, Mo, Kho Mum, Kho Con, Leaves, Tai, Ong. This is the best place you can enjoy the peaceful, pristine and intimate beauty of nature.

Hoi An Ancient Town

Traditional festivals such as: Boat racing festival takes place in January of the lunar calendar every year. Cau Ngu festival is organized after Tet holiday and Quan The Am festival.

For Da Nang backpacker guide, you should spend 3-4 days for your trip. Commonly, tourists combine travel to Da Nang with Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham, Hue. You should come to Hoi An in the afternoon and Cu Lao Cham, Hue 1 day, Ba Na 1 day.

You can check top 8 places to visit in Hoi An here

Entertainment venues

Sea sports are must-try things when you come to Da Nang. There is Dana Beach club in Starfish park. Sea sports here are diverse such as water motorcycle, canoes, parasailing, surfing, kayaking, etc.

Clubs

  • Vegas Club – Address: 192 on 2/9 street
  • New Orient – Address: 20 Dong Da street
  • Seventeen Saloon – Address: Tran Hung Dao Street (opposite to the People’s Committee of Danang City)

Asian Park

Located southeast of the Monument, on 2/9 street along the West Bank of the Han River. This is the leading amusement park in Southeast Asia. Besides the exciting games at the park, you can join the Sun Wheel Danang. It is one of the 10 largest ferris wheel in the world. Ticket price $6.5/adult and $4.3/child.

Bach Dang Street entertainment street

This is a most beautiful flower street in the city. You can enjoy the cool, fresh air and interesting entertainment games. Especially, on weekends, people often organize aerobic dance and Flashmob so visitors can participate enthusiastically.

Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park

It is the only indoor Danang entertainment area in Vietnam and in the world, located on Ba Na mountain. There are both fun games for kids and thrilling games for young people and adults.

Helio Center

Address: September 2 Street, right next to Tuyen Son Sports Complex. There are the world’s greatest games such as Formula 1 racing, brand new bowling. You can also experience cuisine from 70 countries around the world.

helio center danang vietnam

Souvenir shop in Da Nang

You can buy fresh or dried seafood such as squid, shrimp in Con market or the Han market, etc. Ba De rice cakes, My Khe seaweed, Nam Ong grilled water are also specialties which tourists often buy as gifts. Some places you can buy gifts:

  • BigC Supermarket – Address: 255-257 Hung Vuong, Thanh Khe, Da Nang. Opening hours 8:00: 22:00.
  • Con Market – Address: 318 Ong IchKhiem, Hai Chau District – Da Nang
  • Han Market – Address: Tran Phu, Da Nang
  • Danang Supermarket Market – Address: 46 Dien Bien Phu, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City.
  • Co.opMart Supermarket Danang – Address: 478 Dien Bien Phu, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City.

Remember when traveling in Da Nang

Da Nang is a great holiday destination. It doesn’t matter whether you’ll stay for a day or a week, you will enjoy your visit, especially if you book with RedDoorz. So, take that dream vacation and see for yourself the wonder that is with this travel guide in Da Nang. 

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