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Danang Tourism And Travel Guide
20.3° C / 68.6° F
February to May
4 to 8 Days
Danang International Airport (3 kms)
Danang Railway Station (5 kms)
Danang is the 4th largest city in Vietnam and is geographically located between Hanoi in the North and Ho Chi Minh in the South. Aside from shopping and some historic locations, Danang is also ideally located close by to both the countryside and a number of beaches like My Khe and Lang Co. Tourism here in Danang is booming during the Dry Season that typically lasts from April to August when the humidity and rainfall levels are at their lowest.
The best ways to reach for international tourists is by flying out to Danang International Airport, 3 km away from the city and for local tourists taking the inter-city bus or taxi services. There are a fun variety of outdoor activities available like trekking in the neighbouring hill areas as well as numerous water sports at the beaches close by. All in all there is something fun on offer for all visitors here. This travel guide should help visitors learn more about this spectacular city - Danang.
How to Reach
For most international visitors, the best and most efficient way to reach Danang is by flying into the city's airport, only 3 km away from the heart of the city. With a high flight frequency and multiple car and bus options it is a highly recommended way to reach for most visitors.
For visitors travelling locally, this is the best way to reach due to the wide variety of private and public bus and taxi options available from most of the significant cities in and around Vietnam.
Although a cheaper alternative to even busses and taxis, reaching Danang Railway Station can be tedious due to the unorganized train timings which can cause massive delays.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Dry Season (April - August):
This is the most popular season for tourists to visit owing to the high visibility, low levels of rainfall and reduced humidity. May is the warmest month of this period, with temperatures rising as high as 35°C.
Monsoon Season (September - March):
Considered to be the tourist off-season, this period is characterized by periodic showers, high humidity levels and average temperatures of 18 to 31°C.
Things to Do
Visit the Ba Na Hills:
The trek up to the famed Ba Na Hills is a treat for nature lovers due to the incredible landscape views and surrounding natural beauty. Visitors can alternatively use the cable car service available to get to the top of the hills.
Have a coffee at Cong Caphe:
This riverside cafe is the ideal place to spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of the city, all while enjoying some of Vietnam's famous coffee.
Check out My Khe Beach:
The beach is a haven for water sport enthusiasts offering a number of activities like surfing, paddle-boarding, swimming and snorkelling. There are also a variety of restaurants and shacks that are ideal for families and young couples alike.
Marble Mountains Trek:
This group of 5 limestone mountains situated 9 km outside of the main city of Danang offers visitors stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is a great spot for landscape photography.
Danang is considered to be a food lover's dream due to the numerous delicious and affordable options on offer. Some of the best dishes can be found at roadside stalls and beachside shacks. Local delicacies include Bun Thit Nuong (grilled pork and noodles), Banh Trang Tron (green mango and salad) as well as Xoi Ga (sticky rice and chicken). Most of the dishes include meat or seafood and a rice or noodle base. However, there are good options with vegetables as well. There are also numerous sit-down restaurants and more formal luxury spots for visitors with higher budgets.
Although the shopping scene in Danang pales in comparison to the other cities of Vietnam, there are still a number of great shopping malls and streets for visitors to get fascinating local handicrafts and handlooms. Most of these markets and shopping districts can be found in and around the major landmarks of the city. Some places that stand out include Han Market, Con Market, Lotte Mart Da Nang and Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village to name a few. Visitors can also find fresh local produce and food items in most of these grand markets and shopping centres.