Da Nang is well known as the "City of Bridges", because of their unique designs. In addition to famous bridges such as Golden Bridge, Dragon Bridge, there are many other attractions waiting to be explored. Below is a list of the best places to visit in Da Nang along with information about fares and operating times,... so you can easily schedule yourself.
I - Top Da Nang attractions
1 - Golden Bridge and Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills, about 20km from da Nang city center, is a leading resort and entertainment complex in Vietnam. Coming here, you have the opportunity to visit unique buildings such as The French Village, which reconstitutes a romantic, ancient France, and Le Jardin D'Amour Flower Garden with 9 gardens bringing a romantic and poetic space, Linh Ung pagoda with rare three-leafed pine trees, 9 - storey Linh Phong Bao Tower with sacred echo bells,...
The Golden Bridge, located in the Le Jardin d'Amour flower garden area and inaugurated in 2018, is a 150 - meter pedestrian bridge. After being inaugurated, the Golden Bridge has become one of the most attractive things to see in Da Nang that has attracted a lot of attention from international visitors because of its unique design. Viewed from a distance, the Golden Bridge is like a soft silk strip raised by a pair of hands amidst majestic nature.
Location: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
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2 - My Khe Beach
My Khe has been rated by Forbes magazine as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet, with white sand and typical emerald waters. Visitors can freely experience activities such as swimming, diving, surfing,... or watching the beautiful and colorful sunrise on the sea. After swimming, you can visit coastal restaurants to enjoy seafood and other specialties with prices ranging from 100,000 - 500,000 VND / person (~ $4.31 - 21.55). My Khe beach is definitely a Da Nang must see to those who are sea lovers.
Location: Vo Nguyen Giap street, Phuoc My ward, Son Tra district - about 6km from the center of Da Nang
Ticket price: Free
3 - Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains is a complex of five mountains of Metal - Wood - Water - Fire - Earth, where there are many unique spiritual works. Among the 5 mountains, Thuy Son (Water Mountain) is home to many of the most beautiful caves and pagodas, such as Hell Cave, Tam Thai Pagoda, Linh Ung Pagoda,... Right below the foot of Marble Mountains is Non Nuoc craft village - one of Da Nang’s interesting places to explore where many vivid stone sculptures are created. From the mountains, you can enjoy views of Non Nuoc beach and the blue ocean,....
Address: No.81 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District
Ticket price to visit Thuy Son mountain includes:
- Adult: 40,000 VND/ person/ time (~ $1.6)
- Students: 10,000 VND/ person/ time (~ $0.4)
- Children under 6 years old: free of charge
- Elevator service: 15,000 VND/ person/ time (~ $0.64)
- Tour interpreting service: 50,000 VND/ tour group (~ $2.15)
4 - Dragon Bridge - one of the best places to see in Da Nang at night
The Dragon Bridge across the Han River is one of the symbols and pride of Da Nang. The bridge is 666 meters long, simulating a lively winding dragon. At 9pm every Saturday and Sunday, fire and water will be spewed out of the dragon's mouth using current technology.
Location: at An Hai ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang, about 5km from the city center - equivalent to 10 minutes by car.
Ticket price: Free
5 - Asia Park
Located along the banks of the Han River with a total area of 860,000 square meters, the park has many unique outdoor games. Especially, from the Sun Wheel - the top 10 largest wheels in the world, you can easily enjoy the panoramic view of the vibrant city of Da Nang and the romantic Han river.
Asia Park - on top of Da Nang’s tourist spots for kids and family is divided into two main zones: Outdoor play area with many attractive games: wooden horse wheel, sun wheel, roller coaster,...; Cultural park area – a reconstitution of many unique Asian buildings such as: Japanese lantern area, Korean cultural area, citadel gate inspired from Ngo Mon gate in Hue Citadel,...
Location: No.1 Phan Dang Luu Street, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District
Entrance fee: Free and game-by-game ticketing
- Sun Wheel: 100,000 VND/ adult (~ $4.31); 70,000 VND/ child of 1-1.4m (~ $3.01)
- All in one ticket (all games): 200,000 VND/ adult (~ $8.62); 150,000 VND/ child of 1-1.4m (~ $6.46)
- Asian Buffet: 269,000 VND/ adult (~ $11.6); VND 169,000/ child of 1-1.4m (~ $7.28)
6 - Son Tra Peninsula
The famous Son Tra peninsula is an attractive sightseeing destination as well as one of the most beautiful places to go in Da Nang for a vacation which possesses a wild, quiet scene and is almost completely isolated from the bustling city. Coming here, tourists will be impressed with the fresh green space, beautifully winding beach, diverse ecosystem with many rare and valuable animals.
These appealing attractions here may be mentioned as : Linh Ung Pagoda, Chess Board Peak, Multi - thousand - year - Old Tree, Lighthouse, Rada 29 Station, Heliport, Tien Sa Port, Tien Sa Ecotourism Area, Nghe Cape, Bai But, South Beach (Bai Nam),...
Location: Son Tra Peninsula, Son Tra district - 20km from the city center, equivalent to 40 minutes travelling by car.
Ticket price of some attractions on the peninsula:
- Tien Sa Port: entrance ticket is 25,000 VND / adult (~ $1.07)
- Lighthouse: 20,000 VND / person / time (~ $0.86)
In addition to the above 6 attractions, Da Nang owns many other attractions, bringing unexpected experiences to visitors.
II - Cultural attractions
What to see in Da Nang to enhance a cultural experience? The suggestions highly recommended for you are the Champa sculpture museum, Linh Ung pagoda and Da Nang cathedral.
1 - Museum of Cham Pa sculpture
The Museum of Champa Sculpture, also known as the Cham Ancient Institute, was inaugurated in 1919. It brings together many art sculptures of the Kingdom of Champa , an ancient kingdom that existed from 192 to 1832 in the territory of Vietnam. Champa Sculpture Museum is currently displaying more than 2000 large and small artifacts in the area of about 2,000 square meters. Coming to this museum - one of Da Nang’s points of interest, visitors will understand more about life, the beauty of spiritual culture, as well as the comparison of Cham culture between regions. The main materials of these sculptures are usually bronze, terracotta and sandstone, of which sandstone is most used.
Address: No.2 at 2/9 Street, Binh Hien Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Ticket price: VND 60,000/ adult (~ $2.58); children under 16 years old are free of charge.
2 - Linh Ung Pagoda
In Da Nang, there are all 03 Linh Ung pagodas, namely:
- Linh Ung Pagoda on top of Ba Na Hills, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City.
- Linh Ung Pagoda, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City
- Linh Ung Pagoda, Hoang Sa Street, Tho Quang Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City (located on Son Tra Peninsula).
In particular, receiving the attention of tourists is Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula, the 3 best things of all three temples: being the largest, the most beautiful and the youngest. The temple owns a large, tranquil campus and has a 67 - meter - high statue of Lady Buddha, considered the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam. In the heart of the Buddha statue are 17 floors, in each there is a total altar of 21 Buddha statues with different shapes, facial expressions, and postures, called “the Buddha inside Buddha”
Address: Hoang Sa Street, Tho Quang Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang City - about 14.3km from the city center, equivalent to 25 minutes travelling by car.
Ticket price: Free.
Price for souvenir photos with plastic injection: 20,000 VND / photo (~ $0.86).
3 - Da Nang Cathedral
Da Nang Cathedral Parish - one of the great Da Nang tourist attractions for Christians (also known as Rooster Church) is located in the heart of bustling Da Nang, featuring a characteristic pink wall. The church was built in 1923 in Gothic architecture, which is quite clearly shown through the image of rhombic - shaped arches. The interior of the church is uncomplicated and the carved motifs on the columns are also very simple, but they all blend together, bringing solemnity to the church. At the back of the church is the Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto, a replica of the French Lourdes Grotto.
Ceremony hours at Da Nang Cathedral: Monday - Saturday (5am and 5pm); Sunday (5.15am, 8.00am, 10am - English and 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm - Vietnamese).
Address: No.156 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
Ticket price: Free of charge.
III - Where to go in Da Nang for shopping
1 - Con Market
Con Market, a bustling market, is likened to the "food paradise" of Da Nang city. It is open from 7.00 to 19.30 every day, where visitors can find and buy many items. The open-air food area of the market offers many delicious and attractive snacks such as: Ram rolls, thick noodle soup, baluts, Quang noodles, tapioca dumplings, dried beef salad, banana sweet soup,... The price of each item is about 20,000 - 50,000 VND (~ $0.86 - 2.15).
Address: No.290 Hung Vuong Street, Vinh Trung Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City - about 3km from the city center, (about 10 minutes travelling by car)
Ticket price: Free of charge.
2 - Han Market - famous Da Nang city attractions
Han Market was built in 1940, with a total area of 28,000 square meters along the Han River’s banks. This place is like the shopping paradise of Da Nang people, divided into many different areas for sale items such as: food court, fashion clothes area, souvenir area. The market has specialties such as: sizzling pancakes, spicy and sour snails (Oc Hut), small steamed savory rice cake, spring rolls - grilled beef wrapped in wild betel leaves, Quang noodles, thick noodle soup,...
Opening time: from 6am to 10pm
Address: No.119 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City - 5 kilometers from the city center, equivalent to 15 minutes by car.
Ticket price: Free.
3 - Helio Night Market
Helio Night Market is one of the best Danang places of interest for enjoying street food. This is the busiest night market in Da Nang, as well as a street food paradise with more than 150 kiosks selling different dishes, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean dishes,... The price of food here ranges from 10,000 - 35,000 VND/ item (~0.43 - 1.5$). In particular, visitors can choose fresh seafood dishes by themselves, then the chef will prepare them into dishes: steamed, grilled, fried, fried with butter,...
Referring to Helio Night Market, it is impossible not to mention the vibrant and attractive barbecue and cold beer area. The area has a high dome shimmering brightly which is easy to recognize. After dining, visitors can visit the shopping area and choose for themselves lovely souvenirs at 70 different booths.
Opening time: from 5am to 10:30pm
Address: At 2/9 street, Hoa Cuong Bac ward, Da Nang city.
Ticket price: Free
4 - Son Tra Night Market
Where to go in da nang at night? Son Tra night market is a great idea. Another bustling market that tourists should not miss when traveling to Da Nang is Son Tra night market. Here visitors can easily immerse themselves in the street food area with delicious local dishes; moreover, you can also find small souvenirs for relatives and friends such as conical hats, lanterns, sedated bags, pottery... with an attractive price of about 35,000 - 75,000 VND / item (~ $1.5 - 3.23). Souvenirs and colorful booths are the attractions of Son Tra night market with visitors.
Opening hours: from 5pm to 0am
Address: Mai Hac De Street, An Hai Trung Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City - about 5km from the city center, equivalent to 12 minutes traveling by car.
Ticket price: Free
With the suggested best places to visit in Da Nang Vietnam and localtrevalidea.com mentioned above, you can easily choose for yourselves interesting destinations suitable for your time. Wishing that you will have rich experiences on the trip.
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