Da Nang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to lớn Ho Chi Minc City and Hanoi) và the biggest thành phố on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the đô thị is situated on the coast of the South China Sea, at the mouth of the Hàn River. Da Nang is the commercial và educational center of Central Vietphái mạnh, with a well-sheltered, easily accessible port; its location on the path of National Route 1A & the North-South Railway makes it a hub for transportation. It is located within 100 kilometres of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, the Old Town of Hoi An, & the My Son ruins. The đô thị was previously known as Cửa Hàn during early Dai Viet settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during French colonial rule. It is the fourth biggest economic center in Vietnam (after Ho Chi Minc đô thị, Ha Noi, & Hai Phong).

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Sights và Activities

My Son

My Son is an archaeological site with temple ruins dating bachồng over 1,000 years that used to lớn be the religious centre of the Csi Kingdom. It is located 70 kilometres west of Da Nang in a forested valley. A popular tourist destination, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, travellers should arrive sầu early if they want lớn avoid the crowds.

Others Sights & Activities


Hai Van Pass - The Hai Van Pass is around 21 kilometres in length. Historically it once marked the boundary between the Kingdoms of the Dai Viet và the Cmê man people. The name Hai Van means sea mist. There are excellent viewpoints on this pass. There are also some remnants from the Vietnam War.Marble Mountains - The Marble Mountains are a group of five hills made of both marble and limestone. They are named after the five sầu elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. There are many Buddhist temples và shrines lớn visit here. At the foot of the mountains there are a lot of workshops specialising in making stone sculptures.

Dien Hai CitadelTrung Quốc BeachLinc Ung Pagoda - The Linh Ung Pagoda is located on the Son Tra Peninsula. It is famous for its 67m high statue of Guanyin - goddess of mercy. There are many temples and shrines here. This area is trang chủ to lớn lots of wild monkeys.

Son Tra PeninsulaNon Nuoc BeachCham Museum - The Cmê mẩn Museum is located inside an attractive building. It houses the largest collection of Cđắm say stone sculptures in the world.Ba Na MountainsTuy Loan Communal HouseDa Nang Cathedral - Da Nang Cathedral is a beautiful pink coloured building. Its 70 metre high bell tower has a weathercochồng on top of it so this cathedral is sometimes called the rooster church. It was built by French priest Louis Vallet in 1923.


Events & Festivals

Ba Na Tourism Festival in MayQuan The Am-Ngu Hanh Son Festival

-*The annual traditional festivals of Danang City

An Hai village festivalHoa My village festival.

Tết Festival

The most important & busiest festival in Vietphái nam, everyone returns trang chủ lớn be with their family. For visitors, it is a colorful time, as streets are decorated with lanterns và lights. The celebratory meal consists of four dishes, giò (Vietnamese sausage), ninc (stew), nem (spring rolls), and mọc (meat balls).

Tết Trung Thu

On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, many celebrate the harvest by worshipping the Moon genie. It is one of the most impressive sầu festivals in Vietphái nam and is particularly exiting for children, as they get plenty of toys. Square moon cakes are eaten by all, while children light lanterns và participate in a procession. Lion dancers accompanied by gongs & bells roam the streets.

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Tet Doan Ngo

Tet Doan Ngo (Killing insects) or Dragon Boat Festival in Chinese is one of the oldest festival of Vietnam, occurred around June or July in Lunisolar Calendar & May in Lunar calendar. This festival is to celebrate a new section of the year và erase all the illnesses and worms in the body toàn thân by using glutinous rice wine and lotus seed sweetened porridge in northern Vietnam giới or sticky rice dumplings in the south. Tet Doan Ngo often occurs from the breakfast to lớn the noon, Vietnamese people eat this festival’s specialties before they take the meal whom believed that it’s the most suitable time to cleanse the body toàn thân. The origin of this festival was started when people were celebrating for having a good crop & then the pest suddenly destroyed all of what they have been worked on, people couldn’t find a way khổng lồ overcome this disaster so a man called Doi Truan appeared and guide the farmers lớn started a simple feast which included lime-water dumplings, fruits và doing exercises. The after day people realized that all the insects have sầu been wiped out, Doi Truan reminded people that the pest was dominating at this month and must vì what they’ve been guided lớn keep the crops away from the pest.

Tet Han Thuc

Tet Han Thuc or Cold Food festival at the over of the spring season, commonly in March 3rd (Lunar Calendar) và April or May (Lunisolar calendar), the festival was originated from China’s classic reference which is about the exile time of Duke Wen of Ji when he was so hungry that his royal advisor Jie Zhitui cut a part of his thigh lớn cook a soup for the duke, after he found out what Jie did, he was so grateful and promise that he’ll repay the favour. By the time Duke Wen regained his throne, Jie Zhitui had resigned and taken care of his mother at home page hill, after many failed attempts lớn repay hyên, Duke Wen mix fire lớn the hill and hoped that Jie would come out but he & his mother died in the firestorm. Duke Wen felt regret about what he had done so he created Cold Food Festival và named that mountain as Jie to pay tribute his advisor. The main specialties that Vietnamese people eat in this occasion are: floating cakes & glutinous rice dumplings. Vietnamese marked this day as the change from cold weather to hot so the name Cold Food Festival is khổng lồ celebrate this season-changing time of the year.

Vu Lan or Ghost Festival

This festival is common in Asia countries: China, nhật bản, Vietphái mạnh, etc. The main purpose of Vu lan is lớn pay the gratitude khổng lồ parents & helping the homeless, hungry souls. According to lớn Vu Lan Sutra, a Buddha’s discipline named Maudgalyayana had trained many powerful abilities and he had purposed of meeting his mother one last time, he used his power lớn search and find out that his mother was in underworld & punished for her karma to lớn be a hungry ghost, he brought rice bowl to lớn his mother but she afraid of her food being taken away so she cover her hand to hide it but the bowl suddenly turned inkhổng lồ fire. To seek a way khổng lồ save his mother Maudgalyayamãng cầu come khổng lồ Buddha và the Buddha said that he cannot save sầu his mother unless asking for help from the monks in the fifteenth day of July, after doing what Buddha said Maudgalyayana saved his mother. Vietnamese people often go to lớn pray at the pagodas at this month and prepare a feast at home page in the daylight to make offerings for the wandering ghosts. Since Vietnamese considered this is unlucky month, most of the activities from trading, building house, going at night are minimized, so the stores often cthua trận earlier than usual.



Da Nang has a tropical monsoon climate with generally hot and humid conditions year round. Temperatures range from a pleasant 25-26 °C from December khổng lồ February lớn 33-34 °C from May lớn August. Nights are mostly in the 20-25 °C range. Average annual precipitation is around 2,000mm, with around two thirds of that falling from September to early December. October alone has over 600milimet of rain!

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAvg MaxAvg MinRainfallRain Days
24.8 °C26.1 °C28.7 °C31 °C33.4 °C33.9 °C34.3 °C33.9 °C31.5 °C29.6 °C27 °C24.9 °C
18.5 °C19.8 °C21.5 °C23.3 °C24.9 °C25.5 °C25.3 °C25.5 °C24.1 °C23.2 °C21.6 °C19.3 °C
96.2 mm33 mm22.4 mm26.9 mm62.6 mm87.1 mm85.6 mm103 mm349.7 mm612.8 mm366.2 mm199 mm


Getting There

By Plane

The Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is located in the thành phố centre và domestic flights are available with Vietphái nam Airlines to/from Hanoi & Ho Chi Minc City, Nha Trang, Pleiku, Hai Phong, Da Lat and Buon Ma Thuot. There are also international connections with Silk Air from Siem Reap & Singapore, và with Air Asia lớn Kuala Lumpur. Several other airlines serve sầu international connections though, including flights to/from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, & charter flights to/from Beijing, Chengdu, Kunming, Guangzhou, Taipei và Tokyo.

By Train

Da Nang is a station of the Unification Train system between Ho Chi Minch City and Hanoi. Stops include Hue (2½ lớn four hours, seven daily), Lang Co (1½ to lớn two hours, four daily), Quang Ntua (2½ khổng lồ four hours, six daily), Tuy Hoa (seven to 10 hours, five sầu daily) & Nha Trang (8½ to lớn 12½ hours, seven daily).

By Car

National Highway 1National Highway 14B

Hoi An is just 30 minutes away và renting a motorbike or car with driver is usually a good idea if you are with more people.

By Bus

The large Da Nang interthành phố bus station is 3 kilometres west from the đô thị centre. Buses leave for all major centres, including Dong Hoi (five sầu hours, six daily), Hue (three hours, six daily), Quy Nhon (six hours, 11 daily) and Kon Tum (five sầu hours, three daily). There are three weekly services to lớn Savannakhet in Laos (14 hours), crossing the border at Lao Bao. Regular buses to Hoi An (one hour) depart from a local bus station 200 metres away from the interthành phố bus station.


Getting Around

By Car

According to traveller reports, USD 10 is the standard rate for going lớn Hoi An. You can try to lớn negotiate with a xe taxi driver at the train station, và agree on a fare of USD10 (200,000 dong).



Although not a culinary capital lượt thích the ancient imperial capital Hue, Da Nang still has more than enough variety khổng lồ keep you well fed throughout your stay. Seafood (hải sản) is big here, so you shouldn"t be surprised khổng lồ see plenty of it - fish (cá), shrimp (tôm), squid (mực), clams (nghêu), snails (ốc), and the danh mục goes on. As long as it looks fresh and well-cooked, give sầu it a try.

Then there are regional specialties like mì Quảng, or Quang Nam-style noodles, featuring chicken, shrimp, quail eggs, peanuts và rice crackers in a turmeric-spiced broth; bún chả cá, or rice vermicelli with fish sausage; & bún mắm, or rice vermicelli served with a high-octane fish sauce that"s not for the weak of palate. Central Vietnamese love sầu their food spicy, too, so be warned that the chili peppers (ớt) you may see on your table are the real thing, even if they look tiny & harmless.