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Da Nang Travel: Where to play, what to eat, how to move, and everything you need to know (Part 1)

Da Nang City is in the country’s center, almost halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Da Nang also has three World Heritage Sites: Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town, and My Son Sanctuary. Da Nang City borders Thua Thien-Hue to the north, Quang Nam to the west and the east, and East Sea to the east.

What a beautiful season

Da Nang
Da Nang – Source: Internet

Da Nang is located in a climate transition zone between the northern and southern hemispheres, with a tropical climate predominating in the south. Each year, there are two seasons: the dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December, with occasional cold spells in winter. However, they persist only for a short time and are not frigid.

From late December to late March, the weather is tranquil and pleasant, making it excellent for spring vacations. Hotel services and food prices at this time are said to be the most stable of the year. Visitors should bring a thin jacket because it can be cold in the evening, sometimes with spring rain.

Early April to mid-September: This is the most beautiful time to visit Da Nang, but it is also the busiest and most expensive period of year. April is the season for forest trees to replace yellow and red leaves on Son Tra peninsula.

Mid-September to late December: It is no longer hot, starting to sprinkle rain but not lasting long. The peak season has passed, so airfare, accommodation, and food are reasonably priced.

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Da Nang city
Da Nang city – Source: Internet

The tourists (if they come from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) travel here frequently, with round-trip tickets costing between 1,300,000 and 3,000,000 VND, depending on the time of year. Flight time is about 2 hours.

More time, visitors can take the train to experience the scenery along the way, especially the passage through Hai Van Pass if you go from the north. One-way train tickets from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang range in price from 600,000 VND to 1,100,000 VND, equating to soft seats with air conditioning and four air-conditioned beds. The travel time is approximately 17 to 18 hours.

If you intend to drive yourself, you must arrange a vacation to Da Nang for at least a week and have two drivers take turns driving. From Hanoi, it is ideal to start from noon or early afternoon and stay one night in Nghe An. If you go later, sleep in Thanh Hoa, departing for Da Nang the following day. You can stop in Quang Binh in the afternoon to rest and explore more.

In Da Nang, guests should rent a motorbike or car to move flexibly. The rental car service is quite convenient and may be delivered to the airport or hotel for an average price of 100,000 VND for motorbikes and around 1,000,000 VND for vehicles in a day.

Read more: Da Nang Travel: Where to play, what to eat, how to move, and everything you need to know (Part 2)

Hotel, Resort

Tourism in Da Nang is overgrowing. Visitors can easily find hotels with many different prices along the coastal road. Da Nang also boasts a variety of various types of accommodations, including homestays, apartments, and dormitories in the city center. You can choose your choice depending on your budget and preferences. However, it is advisable to reserve ahead of time to prevent room fires on weekends and during high seasons.

Popular 5-star resorts and hotels in Danang include InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Pullman, Furama Resort Danang, Four Points by Sheraton Danang, Novotel, Hilton,…The prices for rooms range from VND 1,200,000 to VND 10,000,000.

Where to play


Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula – Source: Internet

As a precious jewel of Da Nang, the Son Tra peninsula owns a sizeable primeval forest and many beautiful beaches, such as Tien Sa and Black Stone,… The peninsula route passes through areas with magnificent city views from above, for example, the top of Ban Co, Linh Ung Pagoda, Vong Canh house, and Son Tra lighthouse…

Visitors can participate in many attractive activities such as scuba diving, fishing with fishermen, admiring the city from helicopters, on the top of Chess Board… In particular, Linh Ung Pagoda located on the top of the hill, is also a point you should pay attention to. It houses the tallest statue of the Buddha in Vietnam, facing the sea. There are 17 floors in the figure’s heart, and each floor has an altar with 21 Buddha sculptures of various shapes, positions, and faces.

On the peninsula, there are sub-routes to many beautiful beaches such as Bai Bua, Bai Nam, Da Beach, Mui Ne… In addition, in this area, there are Son Tra banyan trees and thousand-year-old “deer” banyan trees with unique shapes suitable for photography.

The peninsula is also home to hundreds of animal species. In particular, the brown-shanked douc langur is known as the “primate queen” on Son Tra peninsula, with a population of about 300-400 animals, which are strictly preserved. To spot these herds, in addition to observing the colors emanating from the plumage, visitors need to listen when they sound or jump from one branch to another.

Note visitors need to preserve the natural landscape, do not feed wild animals. The roads banned from using scooters include the section from Hoang Sa Street to the multi-thousand-year tree, the intersection of Yet Kieu Street to the top of Ban Chess – North Beach, the junction of Yet Kieu Street to Om Stream, and vice versa. People and tourists often visit the Son Tra peninsula on these three main routes. Motorbike type of clutch, and the number is standard travel.

In addition, Son Tra peninsula is also attractive in pristine beaches. Nestled in a very beautiful strait, Buddha Beach (Buddha Bay) is where the sea meets the mountains. There is also Bai Bac, a newly developed destination of Da Nang tourism, located in the bay north of Son Tra. The sea around the peninsula has many beautiful coral reefs, but the littering and unconscious behavior of some divers watching corals such as stepping, pedaling, and breaking… cause severe damage.

Mo Stream

Mo Stream
Mo Stream – Source: Internet

Mo Stream is one of the significant streams originating from Son Tra Peak – one of the most beautiful destinations like Fairyland, with white waterfalls, unique rock formations, blooming flowers, and sweet fragrances. Coming to Tien Stream, you will be immersed in beautiful and colorful nature.

To be continued

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