Da Nang Welcomes 2021 with a Festival of Local Attractions

By: City Pass Guide

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After a year of uncertainty and restrictions, it’s not surprising that New Year celebrations are beginning to take on more significance than they may usually do. Across the country, people are preparing to wave good riddance to 2020, but in Da Nang, the celebrations are taking even more importance than in other parts of Vietnam.

Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival

Having suffered from a second Covid-19 related lockdown during August and September, Da Nang is using the approaching new year as a focal point around which to attract visitors back to the city after a very difficult 12 months. Announcing the “Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival” on December 9th, it could not be clearer that the city is ready and raring to welcome tourists back with open arms.

Of course, authorities were keen to stress that all events organised as part of the festival will be arranged at ‘an appropriate scale’ depending on the Covid-19 situation at the time. But what the announcement made even more obvious, is that Da Nang is open for business and they are working hard to make sure the city is high on everyone’s ‘To Visit’ list in 2021.

Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival

With festival events designed to highlight local cuisine, areas of interest and traditional culture, Da Nang could be first out of the blocks when it comes to re-defining tourism in a post- Covid Vietnam.

Blessed with beautiful beaches, a temperate climate and proximity to attractions such as the Hai Van Pass and Son Tra Peninsula, there has always been reason for tourists to visit Da Nang, but now with a specific programme of events designed to give people a reason to return, and hotels offering deals like never before, Da Nang may just be the place to see in 2021 with a bang!

5 star offers for Christmas and New Year in Da Nang

Sel De Mer Hotel and Suites

5 – star boutique hotel located in the heart of Da Nang beach. Only 5 kilometers to Danang airport and a 30 – minute drive from Danang to Hoi An, Sel De Mer Hotel is a fantastic option for those looking for a little luxury whilst on vacation.

Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival

For full details of the Festive Season Room Package click here

Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort

Nestled in the heart of Son Tra Peninsula, Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula, offers spectacular views over the ocean, both from the forested slopes of the resort and from the 700-meter private beach. If you are looking for a special destination for your end of year celebrations, this could be it!

Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival

For full details of the Home for the Holidays Package click here

Fusion Maia Da Nang Resort

Offering a stunning beachfront location and a range of elegant private pool villas, plus Fusion’s unique “all-spa inclusive” and “breakfast anywhere, anytime” services, Fusion Maia Da Nang is an excellent choice for a luxurious, romantic, relaxing break this festive period.

Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021 Festival

For full details of the Festive Promotion click here

Memories from the Coastal Trip in Vietnam

By: Vinh Dao

When I was asked to write a post about my experiences from the recent trip for the newly released City Pass Coastal Vietnam guidebook, I sat at my computer for a few minutes reflecting.

The team, which comprised of Alex, our distribution/driver, Fred in Sales or “Mr. Logistics” and I worked from 8 to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for the last 3 weeks to compile the information that makes up the new Coastal Guidebook for Vietnam. After finishing our on-location research, I took a quick flight back from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City and was straight in the office for the next few days ensuring that “all the I’s have been dotted and the T’s have been crossed.”

You would think that a trip like this would be a blur and mostly, it was. However, there are moments from each destination that I vividly remember that will stay in my head for a lifetime.

  • Spending the magic sunset hour on the rooftop patio of Princess Spa overlooking Vung Tau’s Front Beach with Andy the owner, a few beers, some dried squid, and his trusty bottle of Sriracha chili sauce.

  • Hooking up my nearly dead iPhone into a mysterious USB cable on our rental vehicle in hopes of getting some power for directions to Phan Thiet. A second later, a song from the band Mars Volta came up on the sound system. On top of the fact that we now had music for the trip, my phone started charging. Double bonus!
  • The mist showers at Déjà Vu in Mui Ne keeping us cool after a long day of running around checking out Phan Thiet’s many attractions.
  • Talking with Keith from epi[K]urean at the An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas restaurant about our shared experiences living in the states and our respective journeys back to Vietnam.
  • The Vietdog in Nha Trang. Imagine standard American hot dog, vietified it by adding some pickled vegetables, mayo and Sriracha chili sauce. Pure genius from Quinn and co from Guava.

  • Taking a stroll at night in the Old Town of Hoi An and enjoying on the growth of the area I previously visited in 2003. More tourists and shops for sure but thankfully, the city has still managed to keep it’s charm.
  • Chatting up Michael from Luna Pub in Danang about the town’s booming economy and growing tourism scene. It looks like Hoi An might have some competition in the near future.

Many thanks to all the clients and friends of City Pass Guide that helped us with the trip and the Coastal Guide.

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