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Da Nang is a coastal city best known for its beaches as well as its rich history! With a good mix of the historical pagodas, colonial buildings and lush mountains, it’s a perfect gateway to exploring Vietnam. Located just 45-mins by car from World Heritage site Hoi An, it’s a good idea to visit the city when in Da Nang.
Read on to discover some of the highlights of the city you must check out.
If it’s your first time visiting the city and you’re unsure of how to navigate the busy streets of Da Nang on your own, we’d recommend getting the Klook custom tour! Explore places like the Royal Tombs of Hue and the beautiful ancient city Hoi An all hassle-free.
If you’re clueless on where to go here is a suggested itinerary for 1-3 days in Da Nang.
Da Nang highlights
The marble mountains in Da Nang are a cluster of five limestone and marble hills in Da Nang. The mountain range is famous for its peaks, caves, temples and tunnels that lie hidden within. Climb up the marble mountains and be rewarded with stunning views of the My Khe Beach or discover deep into the caves and uncover bullet holes from way back.
The indigenous people of Vietnam, the Chams, have their roots dating back to as far as 192 AD. With roots in Indian culture and language, the terracotta and stone works of art in the Cham museum and even architectural fittings showcase motifs of Hinduism.
My Khe beach is the most popular and beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Famous for its smooth white sand, clear warm blue waters and rows of coconut trees, it’s no wonder people from all over the world flock here for a quick beach getaway. Whether you’re looking to take a quick dip in the waters or catch the sunset, you won’t be disappointed with the views!
Labelled a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An is just a short 45-minute drive away from Da Nang. Stop by the ancient Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, a temple with strong chinese influence. The Japanese covered bridge is probably the most visited spot in Hoi An. Used previously to link the Japanese community to the Chinese quarters, apart from being a beautiful piece of architecture, it also holds historical significance.
The port town of Hoi An also boasts preserved French colonial houses, pagodas and so much more. Once considered one of the most important trading ports in the South China Sea, sail along the river to soak up the surrounding sights or visit the many restaurants along the river.
Klook Tip: Visit on a full moon and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of paper lanterns floating down the river! The locals do this to usher in good luck, and it is truly a sight to watch the town come alive under flickering candle light.
I’m sure many of us have heard of the Forbidden City in China, but did you know that Vietnam has their own? Hue had been ruled by the Nguyen Dynasty and is often referred to as Vietnam’s imperial city.
The Imperial Citadel was reserved only for the most important people of Vietnam. While many of the temples, pavilions and walls were damaged during the war, the beautiful gates and restored halls are still worth a visit.
As an imperial city, you can almost be sure that the past emperors had the most lavish and elaborate tombs. Located along the Perfume River, these tombs are so elaborate that the complex set around them were even treated as summer homes by past emperors. Learn about the stories behind these emperors and imagine life as Vietnamese royalty.
The Thien Mu Pagoda with it’s 7-tiered tower is probably the most iconic symbol to Hue. Overlooking the Perfume River, watch young monks train or walk through the pagoda and admire the impressive sculptures and motifs. Do make sure you’re properly covered up if you plan to visit the main halls.
Klook Tip: Come in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Other Da Nang Highlights
Escape from the bustle of urban life with a trip to Ba Na Hills! Enjoy the scenic mountains and breathe in the clean air as you ascend up one of the world’s longest cable car rides. Home to a mini theme park, beautiful floral gardens and even a wax museum, you might want to consider spending at least half a day here.
If you want to explore the full beauty of the place,we’d recommend Klook-ing a day trip to Ba Na Hills instead! Not only will you get to explore all of Ba Na Hills majestic mountains, theme parks and of course the cable car ride, the English speaking guide will be there to tell you about the stories behind each of them.
Tour time: 8am - 5pm
Explore the ancient civilization of the My Son sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History and architecture buffs would not want to miss this experience of long abandoned clusters of partially ruined temples and stone sculptures.
After that, visit the Kim Bong Carpentry Village that boasts unique styles of carpentry with huge care when it comes to details of the intricate designs. This is also a good place to get souvenirs to take home to immortalize your holiday in Da Nang.
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Tour time: 7am to 4pm
Other Da Nang essentials
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