Top 7 best attractions in Danang that any backpackers should not miss out
Danang – the “most worthwhile city in Vietnam” is gradually becoming a bright spot of the country in the field of tourism, attracting millions of backpackers every year because of youthful and modern lookings. Let’s take a look at the following Da Nang travel attractions to find out why Danang becomes the most ideal destination in Vietnam.
1. My Khe Beach
My Khe beach was voted by Forbes – America’s top magazine as one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet. This is a free open beach for visitors, with a long, sandy beach, sunshine and waves suitable for playing sports. Especially, there are next-to-the-beach luxury resorts, villas at international standards, if you are looking for a luxurious vacation. Best time to go to the beach is from April to September, but you should avoid peak tourism season such as 30/4-⅕ (Reunification Day – Workers’ Day).
Here is some water sports service offered at the beach:
– Parasailing: 500,000VND/person/time and 800,000 VND/2 persons/time
– Jetskiing: 500,000-650,000-850,000 VND equivalent to 15-20-30 mins for 1-2 persons
– Banana boat: 950,000 VND for 3-5 persons in 15mins
– Wakeboarding boat: 1,500,000 VND for 30 mins
2. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula is a popular tourist destination in Danang with pure nature and extremely poetic landscape. You should come here around March to September because this is the time you can clearly see all the scenery and the typical green of this place. There are many ways to get to Son Tra peninsula such as renting a motorbike, renting a car, catching a taxi or booking a tour of Son Tra Peninsula from travel companies.
Renting a motorbike to Son Tra Peninsula is the best way to save many and explore the place by your way. Most hotels and motels in Da Nang have motorbike rental services, which the average price ranges from 100,000 VND – 150,000 VND / day.
Here are some to-do things when going to Son Tra:
– Bai But – Linh Ung Pagoda with 67m high Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva statue
– The top of the Chess Board with a cement statue of a man and a chessboard.
– Scuba diving watching coral in South Beach, North Beach, Rang Beach
3. Marble Mountains
It is a famous place also known as Non Nuoc mountain, including 5 limestone mountains on the sandy beach. This place is famous for Non Nuoc fine arts village, which produces many marble artifacts that are famous all over the country and abroad. You can either book a tour at your hotels, grab a taxi or rent a motorbike to get to the mountains, which is 10km away from Danang city center.
With 40,000 VND/person for an entrance ticket and 15,000 VND/ lift turn, backpackers are able to explore these majestic mountains. You will experience a trekking tour around the mountains, visit Non Nuoc stone sculptures and handicrafts village and have a chance to try mountain climbing services.
4. Ba Na Hills
About 40 km to the southwest from the city center, Ba Na Hills is an entertainment destination, where visitors will have the feeling of four seasons in a day. Backpackers can travel to the place by motorbike bus have to be careful with many dangerous windings on the road. With Open Bus, you can depart at 7:30 – 8 am, return at 14:30 – 15:30. Fares are 150k / roundtrip and 100k / 1 way, about 80 minutes time to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang center. You can also choose a taxi to follow the package for about 500k / round trip with a waiting time of 4 hours.
The best time of the year for you to Ba Na Hills resort is from June to August with cool weather. December or January is also a relatively convenient time to visit Ba Na Hills. If you come in September until November, be careful with the rain. April and May are peak tourist seasons in Ba Na Hills, so if you are a bustling person, you can choose this time. You should go to Bà Nà at around 7 am to have enough time to play all the games of the day. To avoid wasting time waiting for cable car tickets, you can book tickets online at Sunworld’s website. Adult ticket price is VND 750,000, and 600,000 VND for children 1-1,4m high, including:
– Tickets to the tourist area
– 105 mythical Knight games and games (slide) in Fantasy Park amusement park
– Climbing train ticket to visit Debay cellar and Le Jardin D’Amour ‘flower garden
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5. Han River Bridge
This is a symbol and pride for people in Danang city. When the night falls, the bridge is colorful and shimmering on the calm river. Every year, at this location, Danang will host an international cultural tourism event: the Firework Festival, which will take place on April 29-30. This is a very special occasion for Danang tourism, attracting a lot of domestic and foreign tourists to visit this beautiful city as well as admire the very special themed firework displays. Da Nang city during that time was extremely bustling and vibrant.
6. Dragon Bridge
The most attractive thing in Dragon Bridge is the ability to spray both water and fire of the Dragon. However, the dragon only works on weekends, Saturday and Sundays night or big holidays of the year. You can find a great spot before 9 pm to enjoy the magical scene. If the dragon sprays water, do not stay too close to it because you are likely to get wet.
7. Love Bridge
This is a bridge simulating the famous love bridges in France and European countries. The bridge is located on Tran Hung Dao Street, near the top of the Dragon Bridge. This place is free for visitors. In the evening, hundreds of red heart-shaped lanterns are lit and the whole bridge becomes sparkling and fanciful. According to the legend of love, the place is where many lovers can “lock” their love to express eternity and faithfulness.
You can find more places in Central Vietnam to visit through our recommendations. Hope you enjoy!