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8 Best Places to Visit in Da Nang for a Fantastic Vietnam Trip

By Sruthi - May 17, 2020
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Popular for its Buddist pagodas and markets, most of the best places to visit in Da Nang has a touch of French architecture. You will find many traces of a culture that dates back to the end of the French rule in Vietnam. Da Nang, holds witness to the Vietnam war, as one of the first places to be hit. There are numerous top places to visit in Da Nang that carries stories from its past, both good and bad. Da Nang was able to rise above the time of rebellion, war and constant bloodshed and lives to tell the story today. 

Night view of Da Nang Skyline
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With a vast history to talk about, folks with interest will find themself immersed in these stories for a long time. We have listed eight of the best places to visit in Da Nang which are also our crowd favourite. Read on to understand more about the amazing places to visit in Da Nang

  1. Hoi An
  2. Marble Mountains
  3. Son Tra 
  4. Da Nang Cathedral
  5. Dragon Bridge 
  6. Lang Ko Beach
  7. Ba Na Hills
  8. Ling Ung Pagoda 

1. Hoi An 

Dating back to the 15th century, this old port of Hoi An has a significant part in the history dating back to the French colonial periods of Vietnam. One of the sought after Heritage sites in Vietnam, you will find a culture with a strong mix of French and Asian touch. Home to some of the most famous Buddist pagodas in the country, Hoi An is a must-see to get a peek into the history of Da Nang. Praised as one of the best places to visit in Danang Vietnam. Hoi offers the perfect backdrop of Vietnamese heritage and culture.  

Hoi An Beach
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2. Marble Mountains 

Lying south of Da Nang, this is a collection of five hills. Known as the five-element mountain of Da Nang, these mountains are made up of either limestone or marble. Dedicated to the five elements, namely Moc, Thuy, Hoa, Tho and Kim, the Marble Mountains are one of the best places to visit in Danang. Situated around 10 km from the city, you will find caves, pagodas and temples in these mountains. 

Marble Mountains of Da Nang
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3. Son Tra 

This national park is known for the winding adventurous road that leads to it. A 35-minute ride from Da Nang, the Son Tra National Park is a favourite among motorcycling enthusiasts and one of the places to visit in Da Nang Vietnam. You will find smaller beaches like the Tien Sa beach, Bai Nam and BaiBac which are less crowded. You will find small groups of friends and families coming together to enjoy their weekend with fishing, surfing, skiing, diving, yacht rides etc.

4. Da Nang Cathedral 

Famous for its architectural peculiarities, the Da Nang Cathedral was built in the early 20th century. The pink-painted weathercock is topped steeply. Built around 1923 by a French priest named Louis Vallet, Da Nang Cathedral is one of the places to visit in Danang Vietnam and a must-add to your Vietnam itinerary to admire the brilliant construction and beauty of this radiant historical site. 

5. Dragon Bridge 

One of the latest additions to the tourist attractions in the city, this bridge is built over the River Han that flows through the city of Da Nang is one of the best places to go in Da Nang. This bridge is built in the shape of a leaping dragon complete with its head. Opened to traffic in March 2013, the fire and water show has gained popularity in recent times. The Dragon bridge has become a symbol of the present in the middle of stories from the past. It is no surprise that the city of Da Nang attracts tourists from all corners of the globe, owing to its rich history. 

Dragon Bridge
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 6. Lang Ko Beach

Lying en-route from Da Nang to Hoi An, this beach is often called as the central coast of Vietnam. Taking a private car from Da Nang is probably the best way to explore the long stretching quiet beach. You can enjoy your refreshing evening strolls, swim and surf in the waters. Easy access to such beaches is also a reason for the city of Da Nang being a sure stop in their Vietnam vacation itinerary, on top of pagodas and forgotten war Memorial. 

Beaches of Da Nang
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7. Ba Na Hills 

Home to many amusement parks, world-class resorts and many man-made attractions like the Flower Garden, French Architectural buildings and of course, the famous Golden Bridge – a world-class masterpiece, Ba Na Hills are one of the best places to visit in Danang

Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills
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8. Linh Ung Pagoda 

Out of the three Linh Ung Pagoda, the most famous is the one that is located in the Son Tra peninsula. The second and third Linh Ung Pagoda are located at Marble Mountains and Ba Na Hills respectively. The Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra peninsula is the most important religious spot in Da Nang. This location has some brilliant views of the city. The cherry on top is that The Lady Buddha Statue, is the tallest statue in all of Vietnam and one of the best places to go in Da Nang. Do remember to take your shoes off if you are going inside the main temple. 

Linh Ung Pagoda
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Some of the other best things to do in Da Nang are: 

  • Han River Cruise tour for breathtaking views of the city.
  • Night Clubs partying to end your vacation on a high note 
  • Visit the My Khe Beach for a nice evening stroll 
  • Engulf in the scriptures at Cham Museum
  • Motorcycle at Hai Van Pass
  • Understand the Buddist ideologies at Pham Lam Pagoda

The Coastal city of Da Nang offers travel experiences for both history buffs and nature lovers alike. Da Nang experiences a tropical monsoon climate and hence the best time to visit the city would be between February and May. These months experience low rains which won’t play spoilsport in your daily sightseeing itinerary. 

Fishing in Vietnam
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We hope we have given you good insights into the best places to visit in Da Nang. Don’t forget to grab some yummy Banh Goi and Bánh mì from Vietnamese street vendors. Overwhelmed with planning a perfect itinerary? Don’t worry, our Vietnamese expert at Pickyourtrail will craft a vacation for you that you will remember for a lifetime. You can also take inspiration from our handpicked curated Vietnam tour packages to start your itinerary building. What are you waiting for? Let’s get planning, let’s get packing! 

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