Top 15+ Things to Do in Danang, Vietnam

Wednesday, 29/11/2023
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If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, Danang is one of the most exciting and developing destinations for an unforgettable beach vacation. It is an amazing place filled with long sunny days, oceanic activities, and a wealth of outdoor sites to adventure to, and there are many things to do in Danang that are suitable for all different kinds of people. 

Hai Van Pass

  • Address: Highway 1 between Thua Thien - Hue Province and Danang City.

The Hai Van Pass is ranked first on the list of the top things to do in Danang. The Hai Van Pass is a must-see for the hundreds of motorbike enthusiasts and explorers who are looking for alternative things to do in Danang because it became famous after being featured in an episode of the television show Top Gear. 

Hai-Van-Pass-DanangHai Van Pass, Danang

This mountain pass between Danang and Hue is 21 kilometres long, and it features some of the most breathtaking panoramas of the ocean. The construction of a brand new highway tunnel has ensured that there would be very little traffic going through the mountain pass. If you want to make it back to Danang on the same day, you should rent a scooter in the city and get an early start in the morning. 

A-men-cycling-at-Hai-Van-PassA men cycling at Hai Van Pass

 

Marble Mountains

  • Address: 81 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City.
  • Opening hours: 7.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  • Tickets cost: 20.000 VND - 40.000 VND 

One of the greatest things to do in Danang is to visit the Marble Mountains, also known as Ngu Hanh Son or the "Five Elements Mountains." These hills are made of marble and limestone and are located just 7 kilometers from the city. 

Caves, tunnels, and Buddhist shrines are just waiting to be discovered within the mountains' many peaks and valleys. According to an old folk tale, a dragon once emerged from the water and lay an egg on the sand beach. After a thousand days and nights had gone, there was finally a beautiful woman brought into the world.

Visit-Marble-Mountains-DanangVisit Marble Mountains Danang

The Marble Mountains that are seen now are the result of the eggshells and other debris that were left behind. Over the course of multiple centuries, the Marble Mountains were utilized by Buddhists as a site of devotion as well as a safe refuge for troops. It is now considered to be one of the city's most popular tourist destinations.

The precious stone that could be found in the hills was mined for many years before the activity was finally made illegal. The wayside workshops that dot the landscape all around the Marble Mountains are great places to view examples of detailed masonry. If you are feeling energetic, you can hike to the top of one of the mountains, which will reward you with breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Ba Na Hills

  • Address: An Son village, Hoa Vang, Danang
  • Opening hours: 07.00 AM – 10.00 PM
  • Tickets cost: 600.000 VND - 750.000 VND ( Adult: 750.000 VND, Childrent: 600.000 VND)

In particular, among travellers from Vietnam, the Ba Na Hills are one of the most well-known sites in the Danang area. It is one of the most recent and fascinating enterprises that Vietnam has to offer. Within the stone walls of what appears to be a medieval castle are contemporary lodging options, dining establishments, and an amusement park called Fantasy Park that is packed with fascinating attractions. This mountain community is perched on top of a mountain. The most recent enhancement is the shimmering golden bridge, which is supported by two enormous stone hands.

Golden-Bridge-located-in-Sunworld-Ba-Na-hills-park-Danang-VietnamGolden Bridge located in Sunworld Ba Na hills park Danang Vietnam

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My Khe beach

  • Address:  Vo Nguyen Giap street, T20, in Phuoc My Ward, Son Tra District, Danang city

My Khe Beach in Danang is famous for its lovely places surrounded by coconut trees, brilliant blue sky, smooth white sand, mild slope, crystal clear water warm all year round, and silky white sand. Everything in this location, including your surroundings, is calm and pleasant. And the lyrical beauty of it may mesmerize guests from the moment they step foot on the property. My Khe Beach was deemed to be "one of the most attractive beaches on the planet" by Forbes Magazine for this very reason. In addition, the Australian newspaper The Sunday Herald Sun ranked My Khe Beach as one of the top 10 beaches in Asia in terms of popularity.

Cham museum

  • Address: No.02, 2/9 Street, Binh Hien Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang City, Vietnam
  • Ticket cost: 60.000 VND

The Cham Museum, which is also known as the very first museum to be constructed by the French, is the location where various priceless collections of sculptural and artistic relics from the Champa Kingdom that can be discovered in the South Central Coastal Provinces may be safely stored.

Tickets-to-Cham-museum-DanangTickets to Cham museum, Danang

After being under construction for a total of four years, the Cham Museum in Danang was finally ready to welcome visitors in 1919. The museum has undergone a number of renovations and extensions in recent years, turning it into the go-to location for history buffs interested in discovering the traces left behind by the once-thriving Cham Kingdom.

This museum in Danang, which encompasses a total area of 6,673 square meters, is home to the greatest exhibition of Champa cultural items anywhere in the world. In which an area that is 2,000 square meters in size is dedicated to the presentation of historical artefacts, and the remaining area is dedicated to showcasing a rare collection of photographs and documents about Cham culture.

Sun World Danang

  • Address: No. 01 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau District, Danang City
  • Tickets cost: 80.000 - 100.000 VND ( Adult: 100.000 VND, Children: 80.000 VND)
  • Opening hours: 15:00 – 22:00

During your visit to Asia Park, a component of Sun World Danang Wonders, you will embark on an adventure that will take you over the entire eastern region in just one day. Come here to have a cultural experience unlike anything else available in the area, since this location is so much more than just a theme park.

The park is segmented into numerous zones, each designated after a different nation located somewhere in Asia. These include the Singapore zone, the Nepal zone, the Cambodia zone, and the Thailand zone. Some zones are dedicated to India, Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Tourist-visiting-Sun-World-DanangTourist visiting Sun World Danang

Discover a wealth of classic attractions and rides, such as a carousel, freefall tower, flying tea cups, bumper cars, and rollercoasters, each of which is themed appropriately. These cultural explorations are offered in addition to the rides and attractions.

Rides like the Singapore Sling, the Kabuki Trucks, the Ninja Flyer, and the Journey to the West have swinging chairs that allow riders to soar. Another prominent structure is the 115-meter-tall Sun Wheel Ferris wheel, which is particularly eye-catching in the evenings when illuminated and can be seen from various sections of Danang.

At the several restaurants on the premises, you can sample delicacies from countries and regions throughout Asia that are renowned for their cooking, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Danang Cathedral

  • Address: 156 Tran Phu, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau, Danang

It is difficult to miss the pastel pink colour of the á Ng Cathedral since it stands out against the assortment of modern buildings and shopfronts designed in the characteristic style of Vietnam. Its cotton candy appearance is not the only thing that sets it apart from other buildings, but it is undoubtedly one of the primary reasons why tourists come here and pose for pictures outside.

Danang-CathedralDanang Cathedral

This Catholic church in Danang was the only one to be constructed in the early 20th century and features a French colonial style of architecture. It has noticeable elements such as pointed archways, stained glass windows (within), and a dramatic entrance; the church's spire is also 70 meters in height. This type of architecture alludes to the Gothic architectural style.

The interior of the building is laid out in the style of a traditional Catholic church, complete with pews for worshippers and an altar in the foreground. Those travelling and would like to participate can attend a mass celebrated in English on Sunday mornings.

Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park

  • Address: Highway 14G, Hoa Phu, Hoa Vang, Danang
  • Tickets cost:
    • Adult:  400,000 VND
    • Children from 1m – 1m3: 200,000 VND
    • Children under 1m: free tickets.
  • Opening hours: 8h30 - 17h30

The Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park is one of the best things to do in Danang if you want to relax and rejuvenate your body with the assistance of Mother Nature and the natural elements that are all around you. The Ba Na-Nui Chua Nature Reserve is home to a wide variety of hot spring amenities, including the standard fare as well as a few surprises.

You can either make a reservation for a private mineral hot spring bungalow and sip wine while soaking in it, or you can tour some of their other interesting natural spa pools.

You could want to try a mineral mud bath, a coffee bath (which has antioxidants that are wonderful for skin), a fresh milk bath, which will leave you feeling very soft, a green tea bath (which is good for the body, mind, and soul), a lemongrass bath that contains a ton of vitamins, or a wine bath, which is supposed to help you stay youthful forever.

Canoeing-at-Nui-Than-Tai-Hot-Springs-ParkCanoeing at Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park

There is also an indoor Japanese onsen located within the Onsen Tower, or, exactly like many natural hot springs throughout Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, there are longevity eggs that can be boiled in the spring and eaten for the purpose of increasing one's vitality in life.

At the Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park, in addition to the hot springs and the swimming opportunities, there is also a water park, a mud arena, a dinosaur park, VR (virtual reality) games, Orchid Street, and a cave that visitors can explore.

At the Ebisu Onsen Resort, located within the park, guests have the option to spend the night, and the resort also features two restaurants.

Dragon Bridge

  • Address: Nguyen Van Linh Street, Hai Chau District, Danang City

Danang is known as the "City of Bridges" because to the abundance of bridges in the area. However, among them, the most famous and grandiose is Dragon Bridge.

There are so many reasons why this bridge is so eye-catching! The building, which is a brilliant shade of yellow, resembles a twisting dragon (or, from a distance, it might even look like a Transformer).

At the very end of the bridge stands a gigantic dragon's head. It has more than 15,000 LEDs that light up at night, and on weekends, he puts on a show where he breathes fire and spits water!!!

Dragon-Bridge-DanangDragon Bridge, Danang

Constructed across the Han River, the dragon's sweeping, curving design gives the impression that it is swooping down toward the water.

Being one of the fastest ways from the airport to the city, most travelers get to cross the 666-meter-long Dragon Bridge immediately after arriving in Danang.

The Dragon Bridge fire show is held at 9 p.m. every Saturday Sunday and significant holiday like Vietnamese Tet. If you want to get a good seat and enjoy the show more, you should book a reservation at a nearby restaurant before 8 o'clock in the evening, when the crowds are expected to be at their most enthusiastic. 

Son Tra Peninsula

  • Address: Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Danang city

An incredible alternative for a day excursion is the Son Tra Peninsula, better known as Monkey Mountain, one of the most popular things to do in Danang. Even though it is only a quick drive of twenty minutes from the seashore of Danang, there is so much to do, see, and discover among the hills and peaks of the mountain that you will require at least half the day.

If you're looking for a calm beach day away from the masses, there are even some small, private beaches that you can find here. Get ready for some beautiful hiking paths and panoramic views.

The Ban Co also known as the Chess Board Top, is widely regarded as one of the most recognisable landmarks on Monkey Mountain. After ascending to the peak of the Son Tra Peninsula, you will see the puzzling statue of the chess player and his unfinished chess game, which will never be won.

Son-Tra-Peninsula-DanangSon Tra Peninsula, Danang

On the Son Tra Peninsula, you'll find the tranquil Man Thai Fishing Village, which offers a look into traditional coastal life; the 1,000-year-old Giant Banyan Tree; and the famed Lady Buddha statue; both of these attractions may be found in the same area.

On the vast back roads of the peninsula, touring on a motorcycle or scooter while the wind blows through your hair is one of the most enjoyable ways to see the peninsula. Additionally, the more willing to adventure you are, the more convenient it is to navigate the narrower roads that go around the hidden hills.

Guests on scooter trips to the Son Tra Peninsula will be driven around the area for a total of five hours, with breaks for photography, exploring, and lunch at each of the area's most popular attractions.

If you were curious about the origin of the name, the moniker comes from the fact that numerous monkeys live in the forests that are found here.

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 Paradise 3D Museum

  • Address: Lot 10, Tran Nhan Tong, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Danang
  • Opening hours: 9h00 - 17h30
  • Tickets cost: 200.000 VND

Visit the Art in Paradise 3D Museum, where you can lose yourself in a world of illusions. This interactive museum is sure to be a hit with vacationing families that have young children, but even the grandparents and great-grandparents will have a great time here.

The 3D museum was conceived by and designed by talented Korean artists. It is spread out over two levels and is segmented into nine distinct themed areas, each of which invites visitors to participate in the artwork.

You can spend a good two hours here taking shots, as this museum is the largest in Vietnam. You get to go to many ages and nations without even leaving the premises.

Explore-Paradise-3D-MuseumExplore Paradise 3D Museum, Danang

The "Imagine Zone" is all about contemporary art, while the "Safari Zone" allows visitors to take pictures while various animals of all sizes surround them.

You can play make-believe and look for fairies in the 'Fantasy Zone,' or you can take pictures near to pyramids in the 'Ancient Egypt' zone. Other zones worth exploring include the globe zone, aqua zone, classic zone, optical zone, and Central Hall zone, home to the largest painting in the museum.

For people who have never been to a 3D museum before, the life-sized artworks are created across a whole room or huge space in such a way that it appears as though it is alive. The situation will appear extremely lifelike when you are in the same room as the artwork.

 Non-Nuoc Pagoda

  • Address: Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City

The list of the things to do in Danang visiting is to Non-Nuoc Pagoda. The Non Nuoc Pagoda, which dates back to the 18th century, can be found tucked away in the Marble Mountain range. During a day trip to the mountains or while arriving in the highlands, it is frequently frequented by people who are looking to snap some great photos.

When you reach the pagoda, which is five stories tall, you should investigate the architecture of the temple and the characteristics that are typical of Vietnamese Buddhist design. Stone statues of dragons that are swirling and have tree branches growing over them, old gateways with arched entry points, and the spectacular Xa Loi Tower that is seven stories tall are all within your sights.

Visitors are mesmerized by a Buddha statue that takes about ten meters of space and is hidden into the rocks. Once one enters the main temple, one will see further statues depicting the gentle master in a variety of formats.

It is important to keep an eye out for the Shakyamuni Buddha, also known as Gautama, the Maitreya bodhisattva, and Amitābha, the Buddha of love and endless life. At the present time, it is also known as Linh Ung Pagoda, despite having undergone more name changes than you could possibly conceive in the past three hundred years.

It will be necessary for you to go from Danang to Marble Mountains in order to access the pagoda. Starting from this location, you will need to climb Thuy Son, also known as Water Mountain, which is the largest of the five Marble Mountains in order to reach the sacred grounds.

Caves that can be reached on foot may be found in close proximity to the Non Nuoc Pagoda, and the Marble Mountains are home to a great number of other religious and spiritual places that are worth seeing.

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APEC Park

  • Address: Binh Hien, Hai Chau, Danang

Visiting APEC Park is at the top of the things to do in Danang.  Located on the Han River, this one-of-a-kind park provides visitors with a wonderful small spot in the midst of (urban) nature. If you are looking for a location to spend some time resting outside, this park is an excellent option.

Since its official opening in 2017, the park has been filled with over twenty statues that are created from various materials such as bronze and steel. These statues represent twenty-one diverse economies from across the world. You will be able to walk among the marked pathways, and trees will offer you with some shelter from the scorching sun that is present in Danang.

Check-in-APEC-ParkCheck in APEC Park

An expansion of the park was carried out at the beginning of the year 2022. In order to cover a stage, a steel arch dome that was inspired by flying kites was constructed. When lit up in the evenings with blue lights, the dome morphs into the shape of a wave, and the space is used to host free outdoor exhibitions, events, and shows.

The revised designs for the park resulted in the creation of a three-tiered sloped setting, which currently encompasses more than 8,600 square meters of public grounds. There is a sculptural garden and a playground for children located in the region that is the lowest, which is also where the most of the green space is located.

The two-story dome is located further up, and it is surrounded by a water fountain, an artificial lake, trees, and walks. Additionally, there is a souvenir shop and a tourist information center that is specifically dedicated for tourists. Additionally, it is situated in a convenient location near to the Museum of Cham Sculpture, which makes it a very romantic environment.

Linh Ung Pagoda

  • Address: Lumbini Garden, Hoang Sa, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Danang
  • Ticket price: Free
  • Opening hours: 6 am – 9 pm

Danang, a city on the coast, is home to the 2004-built Linh Ung Pagoda Son Tra Peninsula, another name for the same structure, which is a cultural and artistic masterpiece. Buddhist temple Linh Ung Of the three pagodas in Danang with the same name, Son Tra Peninsula is the biggest. Several major buildings, including towers, halls, monasteries, etc., make up its about 20 hectares of land.

Linh-Ung-Pagoda-DanangLinh Ung Pagoda, Danang

The pagoda was constructed using highly advanced architectural techniques. The statues are exquisitely crafted, and the main hall features a roof styled like a dragon supported by strong pillars. Here, modern sophistication and traditional Asian style come together in perfect harmony.

Love Lock Bridge (Cầu Tình Yêu)

  • Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, in Son Tra District, Danang City.

If you are seeking for other things to do in Danang, you can visit Love Lock Bridge (Cầu Tình Yêu). The iconic Parisian love lock bridge served as an inspiration for this seaside city's Love Lock Bridge. Although it is known locally as Cầu Tình Yêu, it has been given its English term due to the fact that the idea is identical to its Parisian equivalent. Now is your chance to tie the knot in France if you've always dreamed of having your own lovelock moment but haven't gotten around to it yet.

The-girl-taking-photo-with-Love-Lock-Bridge-DanangThe girl taking photo with Love Lock Bridge, Danang

The bridge, which spans the Han River in Danang between the Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge, is easy to spot thanks to the rows of red lights in the shape of hearts strung from lampposts along its promenade. Get a lock, put your names on it, and attach it to the bridge's side for all time. You can either bring your own lock or buy one from one of the many merchants or little stores set up along the bridge.

At night, Love Lock Bridge and the surrounding bridges light up, creating a mesmerizing display of colors that dance on the river. The backdrop is perfect for lovers, and the atmosphere is incredibly romantic.

Han market

  • Address:  119 Tran Phu, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Danang
  • Opening Hours: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM 

One of the most important landmarks in Danang City, Vietnam, is the Han Market, also known as Chợ Hàn in Vietnamese. The French Colonial Period, which occurred in the 1940s, is when this market first opened its doors to the public. You can find hundreds of local stalls offering a variety of local handicrafts, T-shirts, vegetables, and accessories at this local market, which was constructed within a building that is two stories tall and is located at the great crossroads of Tran Phu and Bach Dang Streets, as well as Hung Vuong and Tran Hung Dao Streets.

Han-market-DanangHan market, Danang

Even if you aren't really interested in purchasing anything, the market still provides an interesting view into the daily lives of people in Danang City. The market is like a miniature version of Ben Thanh Market, located in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City.

Food tour in Danang

Vietnamese cuisine is well-known for its distinctive flavours, including abundant cilantro, aniseed, pepper, and mint. The many areas of the country each have distinctive dishes and street snacks associated with their location. Choosing to go on a culinary tour around Danang that is not only delicious but also educational and entertaining is the greatest approach to learning about the cuisine of the area.

Travelling Danang, you should not forget to enjoy the tasty Danang foods such as Sliced pork rolled with rice paper, Banh Nam, Banh Bot Loc, Duck porridge, Quang noodles, Cao Lau, Banh Mi, Avocado ice cream…. 

Quang-noodles-DanangQuang noodles, Danang

In the city of Danang, where the sun never stops shining, there are an infinite number of enjoyable things to do in Danang, ranging from activities that take place outside to those that take place in urban settings.

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