What to See in Da Nang

We Visit Marble Mountains

We Visit Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains are one of Vietnam's most popular attractions. They are located South of Danang, right on the street along My Khe beach to Hoi An. How to Get Marble Moutains Vietnam You can get there easily by bicycle or motorbike. If you are coming from Danang, just follow Truong Sa street to the South and after about seven kilometers ...

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Ba Na Hill

Ba Na Hill

A colonial French hill station established in 1919, Ba Na Hill is an immense mountain resort catering to local and foreign vacationers alike. Ascend the lush tropical forest from a non-stop cable car, the longest and highest of its kind in the world. At the top, the view goes all the way to the coast, surveying Danang and the surrounding areas. ...

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Cham Museum

Cham Museum

Host to the world’s largest collection of Cham sculpture, this museum is one of Danang’s leading attractions. Artefacts from the 7th to 15th century are found within, portraying gods Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. For history aficionados, we recommend you buy the museum guidebook written by Vietnam’s most eminent Cham scholar for a comprehensive insight.

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Man Thai Fishing Village

Man Thai Fishing Village

Further along the coast towards Son Tra peninsula (also known as Monkey Mountain), you’ll see Da Nang’s main fishing village. Despite the city’s modernization, fisherfolk still use traditional methods and rattan basket boats to make their catch. Venture down to the beach at sunset to get an upclose view of the fish for sale. The locals are sociable and full ...

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My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach

Da Nang’s most popular beach, My Khe is patrolled (thanks to the Da Nang Lifesaving Association) and full of local life. Especially at the day’s end, when the Vietnamese flock to the shores for a swim and beach sports (such as soccer and volleyball) after school or work. Plenty of restaurants are available to satiate the appetite here.

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Danang Cathedral

Danang Cathedral

This imposing, candy-pink cathedral is known locally by the slightly less imposing name ‘Rooster’ (Con Ga) Church. The name comes from the weathercock that sits atop the impressive steeple. Built in 1923 for Danang’s French colonial population, the cathedral is an easy half kilometer walk from the CBD. The cathedral still functions as a lively place of worship; in fact ...

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Dragon Bridge (Cau Rong)

Dragon Bridge (Cau Rong)

This 666m long bridge is a testament to Danang’s growing economy. Officially opened on March 29, 2013 at a cost of nearly 1.5 trillion VND, this bridge is designed in a shape of a dragon, complete with a head that sprays water and fire out of its mouth. It’s a spectacular scene at night. Spans the Han river and connects ...

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Ba Na Hill

Ba Na Hill

A colonial French hill station established in 1919, Ba Na Hill is an immense mountain resort catering to local and foreign vacationers alike. Ascend the lush tropical forest from a non-stop cable car, the longest and highest of its kind in the world. At the top, the view goes all the way to the coast, surveying Danang and the surrounding areas. ...

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Marble Sculptures

Marble Sculptures

Suitably located at the base of the Marble Mountains, you will find several venues that carve and sculpt marble. Many depict Buddha or the Goddess of Mercy, but there are also designs inspired by nature. Ironically, because the original Marble Mountain was stripped of its namesake, the marble these days is mostly imported from China. Some sculpture outlets will also ...

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My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach

Da Nang’s most popular beach, My Khe is patrolled (thanks to the Da Nang Lifesaving Association) and full of local life. Especially at the day’s end, when the Vietnamese flock to the shores for a swim and beach sports (such as soccer and volleyball) after school or work. Plenty of restaurants are available to satiate the appetite here.

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Red Beach

Red Beach

Historically, Red Beach is known as the site where American marines first landed in Da Nang during the war. Called Red Beach because of the rich colours reflected over the water during dawn and sunset, the beach remains clean and beautiful to this day. You’d never guess there was a military presence here. It’s a worthwhile visit for keen swimmers. ...

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Nature Reserve Song Thanh

Nature Reserve Song Thanh

Near the Laotian border is this remarkably preserved, yet little known national park which spreads over more than 90,000 hectares. Rare animals such as elephants, panthers and tigers still reside within the forest, which also has waterfalls and other features to captivate the heart of nature-lovers. Set in a remote mountainous area, this nature reserve is covered in lush, unspoiled ...

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Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda

This pagoda about 8 kilometres from Danang and built on the cliffs of Son Thuy Mountain, commands breathtaking views of Danang beach, with the Cham Islands in the distance, and against the backdrop of the Marble Mountains. The pagoda boasts a fine array of white marble statues dominated by the serene Guinyin, goddess of mercy or compassion. Originally built in ...

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Han Market

Han Market

A place to linger, browsing a dizzying array of goods on two levels. From humble beginnings in the French colonial times, this sprawling market today covers 28 000 square metres. The market was substantially reconstructed and revamped in 1989. The two-floor structure and well-ordered display of goods, makes this one of the more accessible and relatively stress-free markets.

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We Visit Marble Mountains

We Visit Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains are one of Vietnam's most popular attractions. They are located South of Danang, right on the street along My Khe beach to Hoi An. How to Get Marble Moutains Vietnam You can get there easily by bicycle or motorbike. If you are coming from Danang, just follow Truong Sa street to the South and after about seven kilometers ...

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Man Thai Fishing Village

Man Thai Fishing Village

Further along the coast towards Son Tra peninsula (also known as Monkey Mountain), you’ll see Da Nang’s main fishing village. Despite the city’s modernization, fisherfolk still use traditional methods and rattan basket boats to make their catch. Venture down to the beach at sunset to get an upclose view of the fish for sale. The locals are sociable and full ...

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Danang Museum

Danang Museum

Set on three floors in a funky-looking building, the museum features artifacts and pictorial depictions of everyday life in Central Vietnam from the 14th Century. Entry is free but access is not easy. The building is being reconstructed and currently involves picking your way through a construction site.

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We Visit Monkey Mountain

We Visit Monkey Mountain

The Monkey Mountain is of of Danang's top attraction.  Simply referred to as Son Tra Peninsula, Vietnam's Monkey Mountain actually sprouts out from the cape like a mushroom. This lush national park is home to the rare red face monkey (hence the moniker) and stands 693 metres above sea level. The winding road around the mountain makes for nice motorbiking ...

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Cham Museum

Cham Museum

Host to the world’s largest collection of Cham sculpture, this museum is one of Danang’s leading attractions. Artefacts from the 7th to 15th century are found within, portraying gods Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. For history aficionados, we recommend you buy the museum guidebook written by Vietnam’s most eminent Cham scholar for a comprehensive insight.

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Goddess of Mercy

Goddess of Mercy

The stark white frame of the Lady Buddha is a vision not dissimilar to Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer. You can spot it from afar, particular if traveling north from Hoi An. On the side of Monkey Mountain the statue and pagoda make for interesting sightseeing, not to mention the stunning vista.

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