Da Nang City is known as the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam. With many people, the city is one of the most favorable destinations to come for traveling. Indeed, Da Nang is the most livable city in Viet Nam and always in top of fastest economic growth rate in the country. In fact, centuries-old pagodas, French colonial buildings and clean street ensure visitors to have a fabulous time. Also, with a west-coast location that makes Da Nang beautiful sunsets against an impressive backdrop of lush mountains. Lest join us explore Da Nang and see what we will get when put the steps into this beautiful landscapes!
Location of Da Nang city
Da Nang city is located in the World Heritage Road in the central Viet Nam. It’s about 30km from ancient Hoi An Town and about 150km from Hue attractions to the South to get to Da Nang city. Thus, you can find it easily in terms of travel to the most famous destinations. The terrain of Da Nang city is also extremely convenient for visiting mountains, beaches, forests and rivers. Indeed, the city provides the diversity and abundance types of tourism which make visitors so excited.
Weather of Da Nang City
Average temperatures in Da Nang vary very little and are seasonally temperate. The city is considered as one of the best destinations in terms of pleasant weather. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Da Nang, the recommended months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 72.8°F (22.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58°F (14.4°C) at night.
Most famous destinations for traveling in Da Nang City
Unlike travel to ancient cities in Hue and Hoi An where you can explore rural life and countryside routes. Traveling in Da Nang City gives you a chance to admire one of three most modern cities in Viet Nam. Also, you can visit spectacular natural beauties which will make you impressive.
- Marble Mountains.
Marble Mountains are a group of five limestone and marble small mountains which located about 9km to the South of Da Nang City. The Mountains or you can call Thuy Mountain is named after five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Some caves within the mountains have been used as Viet Cong bases and praying temples. In addition, the area is famous for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. This is a favorite travel-stop for those who are driving the adventurous top gear Hue Hoi An motorbike tours. Marble Mountains is not only famous for mysterious holy land but also stunning natural beauty especially standing on the top.
- My Khe Beach.
My Khe Beach has a 20-mile stretch of white sands which is approximately 6km in east of Da Nang. It is regarded to be one of Vietnam’s most stunning beaches. Hosting a number of high-end resorts and seafood restaurants, My Khe Beach is also a popular spot for sunbathing, fishing, snorkelling, jet-skiing, and surfing. This is truly a place for relax and enjoy the sunshine with many types of entertainment and sports.
- Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain
Monkey Mountain is a breath-taking national park in Da Nang which stands at 693 meters above sea level. At here, the winding roads surrounds is like a real paradise for those who are keen on adventurous trip. You can have motorcycling or hiking and enjoy the verdant jungles and also spot rare species such as the red face monkeys. Linh Ung Pagoda is also a noticeable place on Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain which is a prominent attraction. This is where the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy sets. Built atop a lotus-shaped platform, there are a total of 21 Buddha sculptures within the beautiful 67 meters-tall white statue.
- Phap Lam Pagoda
Phap Lam Pagoda is nice holy construction which has plenty of trees, manicured gardens, and beautiful Buddhist sculptures. Despite its location within the bustling Da Nang city centre, the atmosphere here is very serene with locals praying in the morning and monks going about their daily lives. The courtyard of the pagoda houses a 1.1-metre-high seated Buddha statue and brass statues of the Goddess of Mercy (Avalokitecvara) and Dai The Chi Bodhisattva. Visitors can also enjoy vegetarian cuisine at local restaurants and food carts surrounding Phap Lam Pagoda
- Hai Van Pass.
Hai Van Pass is above 500m to sea level and considered as the most beautiful Pass in Viet Nam. It’s the natural border of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Da Nang City. Where you can enjoy panoramic views of verdant mountains and clear blue skies as well as Da Nang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula, and South China Sea. The pass also hosts a dilapidated French-built fort that was later used as a bunker by South Vietnamese and US armies during the Vietnam War. Due to its sudden curves and blind corners, Hai Van is also notorious for its fair share of accidents – look out for small altars set along the roadside which are dedicated to perished victims.
How to get to Da Nang city?
There are many ways and vehicles that you can choose to get to Da Nang City. Among those, Hue to Hoi An top gear tour is the best way to exploring natural beauties of Hue, Da Nang and Hoi An. Moreover, Hoi An monkey and Marble Mountains motorbike tours is a good choice if you want to visit famous landscapes of Da Nang city.