With a developing population, Danang Vietnam is fast becoming a modern world-class city, but it has managed to retain its cultural charm. Highrise buildings stand adjacent to local markets and cyclos are still present in traffic despite the growing emergence of cars.

Established by the Champa Kingdom in the 2nd Century, the name Danang derives from the Cham word for ‘opening of a large river.’ Recognising its value as a major port, French imperialists began their Vietnamese campaign in Danang Vietnam and the city rose in prominence. Now, it is the fifth most populated city in the country.

As Vietnam’s leading centre of urbanisation and industrial production, Danang’s economy is growing and diversifying to include everything from textiles to aviation technology. For a look at Danang’s historical commercial hub, browse Han Market for an extensive array of consumer goods and souvenirs.

The surrounding area is known for its natural wonders, most notably the stretch of beaches offering pristine sand and gentle waters. In the mountains, head to Bana Hill, a former French hill station converted into a vacation hub. With hotels, restaurants, historical sights and a children’s Fantasy Park and arcade, this idyllic jungle hideaway is perfect for the whole family.

Take a closer look at the area’s Champa past at the Museum of Cham sculpture. The architecture of the museum itself is an intriguing fusion of French colonial and facets of the classic Cham style. The museum houses over 300 artifacts that cover the main period of Champa power, from around 500AD to the empire’s demise in the 15th Century.

During the American War, many US and Australian servicemen relaxed on the pure sand of the beach they called ‘China Beach’.  The beach was the focus of the quirky American TV drama series, also called China Beach. With its beach-side hotels and seafood restaurants, it’s still a great place to hang out.

Talking of beaches, hotels, resorts and restaurants are springing up Danang Beach is rapidly being transformed into the next big beach resort.

Danang city itself has a 4 kilometre sweep glistening sandy beach where travelers can draw breath and soak up the sun. Hotels, resorts and restaurants are springing up along the beach, as Danang is transformed into the next big resort town to rival Nha Trang.

Not to be missed while in Danang, about 8 kilometres south of the city, is the alluring cluster of 5 mountains known as the Marble Mountains or Ngu Hanh Son in Vietnamese. Each of the mountains was named for one of the five elements: metal (Kim Son), wood (Moc Son), fire (Hoa Son), earth (Tha Son) and the highest and most beautiful mountain, water (Thuy Son). The mountains are riddled with easily explored caves and tunnels. Some of the caves are ancient places of worship, some for Buddhists and others, reflecting the Cham heritage, to Hindu deities.

Premiere venues in Da Nang

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa

Hyatt’s second property in Vietnam is ideally situated on an immaculate stretch of white sand beach. Easily accessible from major international destinations, the idyllic oceanfront setting and sweeping vistas are amazing. The resort features an array of international dining outlets, spa and wellness facilities, dedicated meeting and event services. In addition to their 200 guest rooms, 182 hotel residences and 27 ocean villas, extensive family friendly leisure activities are available. Check out their Beach House restaurants, Green House restaurants and VIE Spa. Click here for booking and special promotions.

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Novotel Danang Premier Han River

Novotel Danang Premier Han River

Well located downtown on the west bank of the Han River, the newest Novotel hotel in Vietnam is set to become a premier hotel venue for both business and leisure travellers to Danang. Modern, spacious and comfortable, the bedrooms are an inspired living space where you can unwind after a busy day. Enjoy time with your family, work in stress-free surroundings, or simply sit back and relax. Bathed in natural light, all bedrooms provide a range of modern comforts. Also don't forget to dine in the hotel's The Square restaurant and Pier 36 "tapas cafe bar". Novotel is present in ...

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Pulchra Resort Danang

Pulchra Resort Danang

Be at one with nature at this 10 hectare beach resort that opened in 2013 on the southern outskirts of Danang. Japanese-owned and managed, the Cham-inspired design of Pulchra Resort Danang (pulchra is Latin for beautiful) invokes balance and sustainability in its commitment to provide health and happiness, relaxation and rejuvenation. Nestled on a white, sandy beach with lifeguard are 31 luxurious villas, all with private pools and spaced eight to twelve metres apart to create secluded havens. The main pool has a sunken bar where you can enjoy a drink while cooling off in the water. The Danang Golf ...

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Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort

Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort

Inspired by the “Beach Morning Glory” flower, the Holiday Beach Hotel Danang combines harmony and creativity with a hint of surprise. This is reflected in the wholesome lifestyle approach and refreshing spirit of service. The beachfront hotel offers a range of 94 luxurious guestrooms overlooking the stunning My Khe beach (biển Mỹ Khê) and picturesque Son Tra Peninsula (Bán đảo Sơn Trà). All rooms and suites come with Smart TV’s and Magnifex mattresses along with an Inada Massage Chair.

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula

Embedded in the mythical hills of the famous Son Tra Peninsula and surrounded by a beautiful landscape with panoramic views of the East Sea, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the place “where myth meets luxury,” will be the choice for travelers seeking an experience that connects them to what’s special about Danang and Vietnam. This truly iconic 197 bedroom luxury resort, designed by star architect Bill Bensley, opened in June 2012, which also marked the launch of the first InterContinental Resort in Vietnam. Don't forget to check out their La Maison 1888 restaurant and HARNN Heritage Spa.

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Pullman Danang Beach Resort

Pullman Danang Beach Resort

Formerly known as Lifestyle Resort Danang, the unique combination of a lively five-star resort and a genuine sense of fun makes Pullman Danang Beach Resort a good place for a family holiday. You can tee off at the three international golf courses nearby or select from a range of activities such as biking, kayaking, jetski, cooking class or chill out by the infinity pool and private beach, while your kids enjoy games and activities in the kids club. Meanwhile the resort's Fitness & Spa Lounge is worth visiting, and the hotel lobby with large windows overlooking the water feature towards ...

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Sandy Beach Resort Managed by Centara

Sandy Beach Resort Managed by Centara

Green-blanketed mountains and award-winning, beautifully landscaped gardens blend with a pristine stretch of beach at Sandy Beach Non Nuoc Resort. This value-for-money, four-star resort has 193 rooms with no less than 10 different room types once renovations are complete, and provides the privacy couples and families may require. Weddings and honeymoon packages are a speciality, and the family-friendly environment with life guards on the beach, two pools and a kids club cater for those who are further down the path. Enjoy traditional Vietnamese music performances in the evening, followed by a Filipino band till midnight. During the summer months from ...

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Vinpearl Luxury Danang

Vinpearl Luxury Danang

With facilities that fully warrant its 5-star status and set on one of the world’s great beaches against the dramatic Marble Mountains, this is the place to stay in Danang. Its also an ideal corporate venue. Don't forget to check out their restaurant in house. Vinpearl Luxury is from the same hotel group of Vinpearl Luxury Nha Trang and Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang.

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Grand Mercure Danang

Grand Mercure Danang

Ten minutes from the airport, the Grand Mercure Danang has 272 comfortably furnished rooms with spectacular views over the ocean and across the mountains. Enter through the modern yet warm lobby and soak in the welcoming design. The Grand Mercure’s array of amenities and meeting rooms make it a good place for business or leisure. Visit its Cantonese restaurant Golden Dragon, spend a relaxing day in the impressive facilities at Karma Spa, and enjoy good views of the river and downtown Danang while working out in the fitness centre. Sign up to the Privilege Lounge for complimentary refreshments, cocktails and canapés from ...

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Sanouva Danang Hotel

Sanouva Danang Hotel

Catering to business executives and travellers alike, this is one of the first boutique hotels in Danang to offer spa treatment and local culinary experiences included in the standard room rate. The meeting rooms are naturally lit and offer panoramic views of the city.

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La Rive Gauche

La Rive Gauche

La Rive Gauche, at the lobby level of Grand Mercure Danang, offers an extensive international breakfast buffet as well as an a-la-carte menu. This is one of the preferred dining restaurants in town.

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