Being considered as the city freshest air and worth living in Vietnam, Danang is a must destination in your trip to our country. There are many beautiful beaches, mountains, grandeur pagodas and many other attractions for tourists to visit. In this post I’d like to list Top things to do in Danang for whom planning their trip to this city.
1. Bana Hill
Located 40 km far from the center of Danang city, Bana Hill is a nature reserve which is 1489 m above sea level. From Bana, tourist can see the full view of the city with mountains, rivers and beaches. You can go up the hill by the mountain cable car system and see beautiful white cloud on the way. The Bana cable car system reaches 4 world records: the longest, highest, heaviest, non-stop cable. One of the most interesting thing here is the thermal background unfamiliar with 4 seasons in one day. On the hill, there are not lack of things to do such as: Linh Ung pagoda with 27 m Budha statue, Dream Spring (Suoi Mo), Fairy Hair Fall (Thac Toc Tien), Fantasy Park with dozens of amazing games, impressive French village with a wide range of colorful flowers.
2. Marble Mountain (Non Nuoc/Ngu Hanh Son)
Marble Mountain is one of the most popular attractions in Danang for its beautiful sites from five marble and limestone hills: Metal Mountain, Wood Mountain, Water Mountain (the highest), Fire Mountain, Earth Mountain. Climbing the mountains, you’ll explore many caves, peaks, tunnels with temples, pagodas inside. Must-see are Dong Am Phu (Hell Cave) and Linh Ung Pagoda. You can also visit and buy souvenirs at Non Nuoc Marble Art Village since seventeenth century.
3. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula has its own charms with nature and pristine beaches. There are many things to do in Son Tra Peninsula such as Linh Ung pagoda and Quan Am statue considered as symbols of Danang. It’s chance to explore the forests, including unique giant banian tree with dozens of roots spanning down to ground. It’s a perfect place to enjoy the air, walk, swim or eat seafoods on North Beach (Bai Bac), South Beach (Bai Nam) and But Beach (Bai But), Tien Sa Beach (Bai Tien Sa) and enjoy the seafood.
4. Danang beaches
Although Danang is not very big city but there are a wide range of choices for you to go to beaches in Danang. The first and the most beautiful beach is My Khe with white sand and blue water. This beach was ranked as one of 6 attractive beaches in the world by Forbes. In addition, you can also go to very beautiful beaches such as Non Nuoc, Bac My An, Nam O, Xuan Thieu. Beaches on Son Tra Peninsula are worth seeing and bathing.
5. Danang Bridges
Han river is the main bridge across Danang city with some of bridges which play an important part in transportation of the city. These bridges have become symbols of Danang and make the city more splendid and beautiful. Dragon Bridge is the highlight of the city with the longest steel dragon in the world. The dragon can breath water and fire, tourists can see this on weekends at 9:00 o’clock. The swing bridge – Han bridge is an interesting thing to see in Danang with a section will rotate approximately 90 degrees so that big boats can pass through. Other bridges such as Tran Thi Ly, Nguyen Tri Phuong, Tien Son, Cam Le, Nguyen Van Troi, Thuan Phuoc are not less beautiful and worth a seeing.
6. Museum of Cham Sculpture
With 1000 meter square arranged for collections of Cham Sculpture, the museum is a place any tourist shouldn’t miss on the trip to Danang. There are about 2000 sculptures disinterred in My Son, Tra Kieu, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thap Mam… A wide range of statues, decorations, altars are exhibited for whom would like to learn more about the culture and arts.
7. Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is the mountainous stretch of road which is the border of Danang city and Thua Thien – Hue province. It’s also the climatic divide between tropical and sub-tropical. During the American War this pass was considered as the “Street Without Joy”. This was one of the most dangerous section of Highway 1A from North to South Vietnam. Nowadays, Hai Van Pass only the way for motorbike rider who would like something adventurous and petrol tankers because most of means of transportation drive through the safer Hai Van Tunnels under the mountain.
Danang is not only the city of beaches but also the city of pagodas. There are 3 pagodas with the same name Linh Ung in Danang. The first is located on Ba Na Hill, the second is located on Water Mountain (Marble Mountain), the third – the biggest is located on But beach, Son Tra Peninsula. When you come to these Linh Ung pagodas, you can see grandeur of white Buddha Statues. Other famous pagodas are Pho Da, Tam Bao, Phap Lam, Tam Thai, Quan Am. All of them have beautiful architecture and green garden where you can relax and calm yourself or give a wish.
9. Sun Wheel
Being one of top 10 wheels in the world, sitting on Sun Wheel in Asia Park is an exciting activities, especially at night. On the wheel, you can see amazing Danang with bridges, beaches, rivers and mountains. Just do it and feel it.