10 Best Things to Do in Da Nang

Da Nang, a wonderful coastal city with the primary location between Hue and Hoi An.  This is the third-largest city in Vietnam and there is a huge amount to see and do here. Visiting Da Nang you can enjoy the most innovative bridges in Vietnam as well as a serene Han River and some most gorgeous beaches on the planet.

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Things to do in Da Nang- Best Hue City Tour Travel

Traveling to Da Nang, not only you can join the water sports here or challenge yourself by hiking up the Marble Mountains or enjoy vibrant amusement parks and museums.  And if that is not enough, you will also find historic attractions here like temples and crumbling ruins. All you need exists in Da Nang city.

5 best things to do in Da Nang with the entrance fee

1. Visit the Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge are famous attractions in the world. At the height of 1500m above the sea level with a cool climate. Ba Na Hills is such a the way to Heaven with the 2 World Guinness records: the longest nonstop cable car and the highest cable car route. There are a lot of attractions that you should spend 1 day there such as Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, the Golden Bridge, French Village, Ba Na Hills Fantasy Park, etc.

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Ba Na Hills- Golden Bridge- Things to do in Da Nang

Moreover, explore Ba Na Hills, you will have a chance to enjoy the most delicious cuisine of traditional Vietnamese food and western food at the restaurant system of Ba Na Hills.

Recommended tour: Hoi An to Ba Na Hills by Private Car

2. Explore the Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains is actually a cluster of five separate mountains made of limestone and marble represent 5 basic elements as well as 5 fingers of Buddha. It is about 8 kilometers outside of Da Nang city center and is known for its Buddhist pagodas and shrines which are dedicated to various gods. Challenge yourself by climbing up to 156 steps to get to the Linh Ung Pagoda, explore to admire the masterpieces of Nature and skillful hands of local artists.

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Marble Mountains Best Things to do in Da Nang

Suggested tour: Hoi An to Marble Mountains by car

3. Visit Cham Museum Da Nang

Cham Museum is a unique and amazing collection of sculptures in Hinduism of the Champa Kingdom in Vietnam from the 4th to the 13th centuries. This museum has been the only Cham museum in the world and it first opened its doors at the time of the French colonial period in 1915. Most of the sculptures here are made of sandstones collected in central Vietnam.

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Cham Museum- Top Things to do in Da Nang

Visiting the Cham sculpture museum, you will have a chance to learn more about ancient Champa Kingdom beliefs, the unique technics of buildings, how they made the bricks, what kind of glue they used to stick the bricks together, etc.

4. Visit Asia Park

If you would like to play all kinds of games and cultural themes. you must check-in Asia Park Da Nang. It is located in the center of Da Nang on the bank of Han River and is a large amusement and cultural facility. The Asia Park is made up of three zones including an Amusement Park, a Cultural Park, and a Central Zone.

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Asia Park- Things to do in Da Nang

One of the highlight attractions in this park is the large Sun Wheel which soars to a height of 115 meters. It also has a function of a large clock tower that tells you the time zones across a range of countries, you can enjoy rides, shows, and some other adventure activities here.

5. Explore My Son Sanctuary

My Son Holy Land was an important worshiping area of the Champa Kingdom as known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They worshiped the god Shiva and Falic symbols Linga and Yoni in the cluster of temple towers with Hinduism architecture. Explore My Son Sanctuary, you should have a tour guide who will tell you a lot of mysterious stories about the Champa Kingdom, their customs, culture as well as Cham Royal Dance Apsara.

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My Son Sanctuary- Things to do in Da Nang

Until now, how the Cham people made bricks and what kind of glue they used to stick the bricks together is a big question to the scientists. To skip the crowds of tourists, and the heat of the day, you should explore My Son at sunrise or sunset.

Recommended tour: My Son Sunrise Tour

Free things to do in Da Nang

1. Sunbathe on one of the beaches

My Khe Beach is as known as one of the sexiest beaches on the planet voted by Forbes Magazine. Lies on the Eastern coastline of Da Nang with a 10km long golden sandy beach. It is an ideal place to sunbathe, jet skiing, surfing, and snorkeling. Moreover, at My Khe beach, you can enjoy the most delicious seafood at the various restaurants lining the beach.

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Recommended tour: Da Nang City Tour Full Day

2. Pay a visit to Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula

One of the top things to do in Da Nang is visiting the majestic Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Mountain. From a distance on the beach, you can see the white buddha statue. That’s the tallest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam with a height of 67m faces to the shores of Da Nang to bless and help local fishermen. Linh Ung Pagoda is such a fabulous place to visit because of its cool climate, wonderful views as well as wild monkeys.

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Son Tra Mountain- Things to do in Da Nang

Furthermore, you can explore the Son Tra mountain peak to explore the highlight attractions such as the 1000-year-old banyan tree, the Chessboard peak, Radar 26 station,  rare species of monkey called the red face monkey, etc.

Suggested tour: Da Nang to Monkey Mountain By Car

3. Watch the show at Dragon Bridge

One of the most impressive things in Da Nang is the imposing Dragon Bridge. The name of the bridge is from its yellow shape of the huge dragon flying up to the sky. It is the symbol of a dynamic Da Nang city growing. Dragon Bridge stretches over an ominous 666 meters and is the longest bridge of its kind in Asia.

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Dragon Bridge- Things to do in Da Nang

Every Saturday and Sunday evening at 9 pm, the dragon bridge spits out fire and water from its mouth. You should walk out at the Han River Da Nang, find a perfect place at the waterfront to watch the show.

4. Visit the Da Nang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral is also called the Pink Church or Rooster Church was built in 1923 by the French is one of the famous catholic churches in Vietnam because of its fabulous design features.

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Rooster Church- Things to do in Da Nang

The cathedral has a signature pink palace as well as colorful stained-glass windows and a large bell tower that has a weather forecast at the top in the rooster’s shape.

5. Go shopping at Han Market Da Nang

If you would like to find something that you could not see at the regular shops, you should walk to Han Market in Da Nang. This is the huge commercial center and you can find out everything you need at any price and quality here. Moreover, this is the place where you can learn more about the local life, Vietnamese culture, customs as well as learn how to bargain.

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Han Market- Things to do in Da Nang

Above are the top things to do in Da Nang, Best Hue City Tour wishes you have a great time in Da Nang city!