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Things to do in Da Nang

See the Marble Mountains while visiting Da Nang

Da Nang, one of the eastern coastal cities of Vietnam, is a beautiful beachside location where many choose to spend their holiday because of the fantastic weather and even better views. The city is also very backpacker-friendly because it has a laid-back tempo and is very inexpensive.

 

Things to do in Da Nang

 

Beaches

While in Da Nang, you won’t want to be indoors at all. Beachcombing is one of the best things to do in Da Nang and the sprawling beaches and unbelievably blue ocean make the perfect spot to relax and let your worries melt away. There are many beachside places to get a cool drink or bite to eat, and most beachside restaurants serve deliciously fresh seafood.

 

Golfing

You can also spend a day relaxing on the lush grounds of one of the golf clubs or even take a day trip to Hanoi.

 

Downtown Da Nang

While downtown, try some of the local cuisine which is extremely delicious and enjoy an evening exploring the nightlife filled with plenty of bars and clubs to check out.

 

Exploring the Marble Mountains

You can trek through the wonderful Marble Mountains where temples have been built into the caves and grottos. Exploring these magical mountains is truly an unforgettable experience and you will learn more about the local culture and religion by visiting the hidden mountain temples.

 

When to go to Da Nang

The hottest months of the year are June through August when the temperature averages at about 30 °C (85 °F). There usually are tropical storms in October and November, so make sure to bring your waterproof gear during these months.

Throughout the year, you can take part in the Local Food Tour which is a great way to try some genuine and delicious local cuisine in the city. This is a great way for families or foodies to spend the day and find out what local dish is your favorite.

Da Nang Facts

Population973 800
CountryVietnam
LanguageVietnamese
CurrencyVietnamese Dong
Longitude108.233333
Latitude16.066667
AirportDanang Intl, Vietnam (DAD)

Da Nang average temperatures

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GOLF

Golf in Da Nang

A little bit south of Da Nang you will find what is probably the best course in the area, the Da Nang Golf Club. It was designed by golf legend Greg Norman and features a fantastic course where the coastal wind plays a huge factor in how you will play the holes. It is described as one of few tropical links courses as it is set on the sandy soil of Da Nang, creating soft fairways and slow greens. You can also play on The Montgomerie Links Vietnam, a stunningly great links course designed by golf legend Colin Montgomerie.

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Da Nang - My Son Sanctuary

The My Son Sanctuary remains in the coast of Vietnam are what is left of the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, a culture with Hindu spiritual origins dating between the 4th and 13th centuries. The sanctuary is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated 40 km from Hoi An City, a visit to My Son takes usually a whole day or at least half a day, and you may want to book a guided tour since the site has a lot of interesting history to offer but it doesn’t have information signs. Take some snacks, water and comfortable shoes!

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MARATHON

Da Nang Marathon

This marathon event is held in the third largest and one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam annually in late August each year. The course will take you along the coast of the East Vietnam Sea up north toward Sơn Trà Mountain (also known as Monkey Mountain) and then down south along the Sông Hàn River where you will pass the many floating restaurants that the river is known for. The marathon is the first professional marathon in Vietnam and has a very early starting time at 4 am, which means that you will experience the beauty that is the Vietnamese sunrise. Join this scenic marathon run by registering on their website!

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