If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I was in Da Nang Vietnam. We stayed for 3 days in Da Nang, Vietnam before heading to Hanoi, Halong Bay and Trang An and on my own to Ho Chi Minh City. Today I am sharing with you tips on things to do in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Da Nang is in the biggest city in the center part of Vietnam and is in my opinion a perfect beach destination for a stop in between if you are visiting Vietnam from South to North or vice versa. Da Nang is very well know by locals who spend their summer holidays there but it is becoming more and more a leisure destination to the international tourist as well, with the rise of luxury hotels in Dan Nang and infrastructure in the city. Da Nang has indeed a lot to offer. Some of Da Nang beaches, where ranked 6/10 most beautiful beaches in the world by the magazine Forbes and the beaches there are beautiful, with soft white sand. And if you stay in one of the many luxury resort, you will even have the beach for you alone.
Beside this, thanks to it’s geographic situation, the climate is very good in Da Nang all year round. The weather is always much better then in any other city in Vietnam. It is also the only city in Vietnam with not too much traffic. Indeed, to attract many international tourist, the mayor’s number one priority is to control the traffic. Police in Da Nang city is everywhere to regulate the traffic and therefore the city is also the safest in all Vietnam.
So first thing to do is, enjoy the beach!
So, beside the beach, what to do in Da Nang?
During my stay in Da Nang we visited some sights in the area like the Thuy Son marble mountain, that is the only one of the 5 marble mountain accessible to visitors. The marble mountains are marble and limestone hills, home to several Buddhist and Hindu grottoes. Beside the view from the top over the province of Da Nang, it is possible to admire statuary and relief depictions of religious scenes carved out of the marble. All around the site, you will see tons of marble sculpture made by the locals.
On day 2, we visited the Than Tai Mountain hot spring Park. Vietnam is 2/3 mountains so even though it sounded surprising to me, Hot Springs are really famous in Vietnam. The Than Tai park is around 30 minutes away from Da Nang and is a very nice getaway for the whole family. Games for children and hot springs, massages and mud bath spa services for adults.
Unfortunately we didn’t had the time to do more but from Da Nang it is also very easy to access Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO site famous for it’s authentic Vietnamese scenery and arichtecture and also for tailor made clothing. Indeed if you are looking for a tailor-made suit, Hoi An is the place to get one done 😉