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.
Da Nang Custom Tour
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.
Tour inclusive of:
- Private customizable tour
- 12 hour charter service
- English speaking driver
- Air conditioned vehicle
- Fuel costs and toll charges
If you’re clueless on where to go here is a suggested itinerary for 1-3 days in Da Nang.
- Marble Mountains
- Cham Museum
- Linh Ung Pagoda
- My Khe Beach
- Han River Cruise
- Hoi An Ancient Town
- Hoi An cooking class
- Vinpearl Land Hoi An
- Hue Imperial Citadel
- Hue Royal Tombs
- Thien Mu Pagoda
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.
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.
Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An
If you need a break from the historic and cultural sites of the city, head over to Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An. Bringing together the best of all worlds, this place is an amusement park, cultural village and river safari all in one!
Adrenaline junkies will love thrilling rides like the Swiss Tower where you'll drop from a height of 80 metres! Those who are not a big fan of the rides, head over to the handicraft village and watch them create pottery and weave handicrafts!
Otherwise, head over the the first and only wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam where you'll explore the grounds via river!
Hue Imperial Citadel
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.
Other Da Nang Highlights
Ba Na Hills
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.
Day trip to Ba Na Hills inclusive of:
- English speaking guide
- Return hotel transfers from Da Nang city
- Cable car ticket
- Buffet lunch
- Admission to Ba Na Hills and Fantasy Park
Tour time: 8am - 5pm
My Son Sanctuary
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.
Klook your My Son Sanctuary tour for a hassle-free experience!
Tour inclusive of:
- English speaking guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Light Lunch
Tour time: 7am to 4pm
Other Da Nang essentials
With so many picture perfect moments, you will definitely be needing a 3G WiFi device to capture it all for the gram. Klook your WiFi device and have it delivered to your hotel!