Chan May Port Travel Tips

Monday, 11/05/2020

Chan May Port Travel Tips to Hoian and Danang a day tour.


Citizens of most countries will be issued a visa on arrival and this will be charged to their shipboard account depending on the ship's processing fee.


Chan May port and Tien Sa port are a commercial port with nothing nearby. Cruise ships dock at container terminal piers at the port.  The best way to get to Da Nang city or Hue city or Hoi An ancient town is rent a private car from travel agency or book a private tour. Taxis may wait outside the port gates but it will make you confuse with the costs different and some time you have to bargains.

  • Be advised that the travel agency require your passport details in advance to arrange port passes.
  • The permit to pick tourists up at the port is compulsory to the company if tourists want to be safe and legal. Expecting to pay 20-30 USD/person or maybe less. If not, you need to walk or get on shuttle bus of the port to outside.


Vietnam's currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). US dollars is accepted almost everywhere. However, purchases in USD tend to be rounded up to the nearest number (1USD = 20.000VND or 23.000VND). Merchants also prefer new, crisp bills and may not accept old bill. Using VND will save you a bit. This may not seem like much but the cost of living is very low in Vietnam and goods and services are very inexpensive by western standards. ATM's can be found throughout HCMC and Ba Ria - Vung Tau. If you want to change money in HCMC, a good currency exchange is at beside Ben Thanh Market, right in the city center. Otherwise banks and jewelry shops will do exchange as well as the post office (not the best rate).

The international ATM services and Western Union is located at city central.

Though tipping is generally not required, leaving a small tip would be appreciated considering the low cost of living and wages.


Taxis start at average at 12,000 VND for the first kilometer and 17,000 VND per kilometer thereafter. Do not take unmetered taxis!


  1. Da Nang city
  • Ba Na hill and Golden Hands Bridge area located under the Truong Son Mountain. Tourist centers located on top of Ba Na Mountain Spirit elevation 1489 meters above sea level. Golden Bridge Vietnam offers unrivaled aerial views to the city of Danang as well as the natural landscape in the surrounding. Lavenders and Chrysanthemums have also been planted on the sides of the bridge‘s walkway, made it even more colorful.
  • Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain), you’ll discover the stunning natural caves, enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village.
  • Son Tra Peninsula, it is considered as precious pearl with a long and curving beach and diversified fauna.
  • Linh Ung pagoda with the highest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam.
  1. Hue City
  • Thien Mu pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) which is the oldest one and the symbol of this city.
  • The Citadel – Imperial city is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • Khai Dinh Tomb. This tomb is a perfect combination of Eastern and Western architecture.
  • Minh Mang Tomb – considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.
  1. Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Discover the various Ancient Houses of Hoi An. native market which is always bustling, historic houses, Fu Jian Meeting Hall and perhaps the most famous attraction of Hoi An; the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge. Seeing how the locals produce the silk for Hoi Ans famous silk and textile trade.
  • Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary which has now been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historical tourist attraction is located in a lush green valley, filled with dozens of red brick tours and structures dating between the 4th and 13th centuries. leerning the fascinating story of the Champa people who are deeply rooted in Vietnamese culture and history.


Traffic can be hard to navigate in City. Motorbikes are everywhere, and as a pedestrian, crossing the street can be scary. Wait for a break in the traffic before crossing the road and then slowly go to the other side. If you are scared, cross with a local.


  1. Da Nang City
  • Han Market is a significant landmark in Da Nang, having been in operation since the French occupancy in the 1940s. this local market hosts hundreds of stalls selling an array of local produce, handicrafts, T-shirts, accessories and fruits ...
  • Lotte Mart Da Nang is one of the city largest shopping malls, offering ample entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities for locals and travellers alike.
  • Madame Lân restaurant. Its brilliant architecture is reminiscent of traditional Vietnamese buildings with red roofs, yellow walls, wooden tables and chairs.The menu features a large selection of traditional Vietnamese dishes, all are carefully cooked and served.  Location: 4 Bach Dang, Da Nang city.
  • Burger Republic restaurant. The burgers are serious business here. They offer five kinds of patties, eight kinds of homemade sauces, five kinds of cheese and six different side dishes all homemade and fresh, served up in a quaint establishment that perhaps is best described as more of a cantina than a traditional burger cafe. There’s also a small open-air bar out back which is perfect for a sneaky drink in private. Location: 33 Hoang Van Thu, Da Nang city.
  • Ngon Villa restaurant. Here, you can experience an exclusive all-you-can-eat menu of the country’s cuisine with smaller portions allowing you to enjoy all the food as much as you want. All ingredients are carefully handpicked from the local farmer’s market, to ensure the highest quality of the food and your enjoyment. Location: 90 Le Quang Dao Street, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang city.
  1. Hue City
  • Dong Ba market is the oldest of its kind in Hue, with hundreds of stalls selling household items, handicrafts, clothing and fresh produce at affordable prices. this is one of the few shopping venues in Hue, attracting tourists looking to experience the local lifestyle and shop for souvenirs and street food.
  • The Gift Shops at city center. These gift shops are outstanding. Divided into four types of crafts, silk/fabric, woodwork, ceramics and rattan/wicker, they feature an assortment of tasteful, traditional and local crafts. There are also local craftsmen on hand to demonstrate their work. The quality of the merchandise is good and the selection and prices are reasonable.
  • Madam Thu restaurant. Fantastic local Vietnamese dishes which were easy eating for your Western palate Location: 45 Vo Thi Sau, Hue City.
  • Senene Cuisine restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes, menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines. Location: 21/42 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue City.
  • Nina’s Café. The restaurant offers Vietnamese and Western food as well as Hue specialties. We really recommend trying some of these dishes as they are unique to Huế and very tasty! They also make fruit shakes, hot drinks, cold drinks and numerous alcoholic drinks. Location: 16/34 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hue City.
  1. Hoi An Ancient Town.
  • Hoi An Central Market is definitely worth a visit for a glimpse of authentic Vietnamese life. Set along the banks of the Thu Bon River, it stays busy throughout the day with locals and tourists.
  • Hoi An Silk Village is a good option for those looking to shop for luxury Vietnamese textiles, handmade lanterns, high-end suits and dresses. Surrounded ancient houses, and lotus ponds. this is the place you can learn about traditional silk manufacturing process of Vietnam.
  • The gift shops at city center.
  • Red Bean restaurant. It is one of Vietnam’s leading restaurant brands serving modern Vietnamese cuisine with high quality and innovative ideas but never forgetting the roots and value of true and authentic Vietnamese cooking. Location: 132 Hung Vuong Street, Hoi An Ancient City.
  • Home Hoi An Vietnamese restaurant. You will be captivated by a wealth of spectacular Hoi An culinary delicacies with the fullest collection of Hoi An signature dishes including Mi Quang (Quang-styled noodles); Cao Lau (Hoi An-style noodles) and much more classics from all over the country. Location: 112 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoian Ancient City.

Wi-Fi will be offer free for all customers at café shop, restaurant and shopping mall.

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