Things To Do In Da Nang
Preparing for the tip to Danang- one of the most beautiful cities laying in the Middle of Vietnam, what should you know?
Here today in the topic, we are sharing features which tell you how Danang turn up and things to do in Da Nang. And for you to have a well-prepared trip to this city even though we know in advance, everyone will experience the best journey here.
How is the weather
Danang is located to the North of the equator. Therefore, the climate is generally sunny around the year. The average temperature is about 26-28 Celcius degree. Therefore, visitors can come here every time of the year. There is something to note as below:
– The weather warms up from February to May. Visiting becomes more convenient, and almost all traveling spots are more comfortable to approach.
– From June to August, it is hottest in Danang with 34 Celcius degree at average. Beaches are the most crowded at this time of the years.
– Oct-Nov, Danang has more rain. To enjoy Danang, get prepared with an umbrella or rain coat.
– Dec is winter in Da Nang, but no worries, it is not really cold and warmer in Jan
How are people in Danang
Vietnamese people are friendly in general. However, people in Danang will surprise you by their friendliness and hospitability No matter who you are, Vietnamese or foreigners, Danang people will welcome you with the mildest smile, support, and sharing.
With the nature of Danang, it’s not strange at all when a lot of people visit beaches and mountain here. However, living in such a busy and tourist life, people here keep their lives slow and at leisure. Traffics are never found here. Or slightly jams happen in rush hour.
Hospitality seems to exist in the blood of people living in coastal areas. I’m always surprised with satisfaction at any time I landed in this city. In Danang, you are enjoying a safe and sound journey, no ripping-off, no thief, no cheating. From ordinary home stays to luxurious hotels, you find all staffs supportive and friendly as they always. Even on scooter trips, vendors on the road are available to help you with everything they can.
In Danang, you find everything you need to take your trip easier. Any helps, instructions are available on every corner.
What To Eat in Da Nang
Danang is located among Hoi An old town, My son Sanctuary and The Hue citadel, Danang’s cuisine is made out from the best. Besides seafood, the cuisine here brings out the beauty of the middle of Vietnam. Visitors will find out from the appetite to deserts. Moreover, Danang people never rip off tourist. They serve foods at high quality at a reasonable price. Below, we will recommend some Da Nang local foods you should try:
Pho is one of the most delicious noodle soup of Viet Nam that popular with locals. People often eat for breakfast or lunch/dinner.
Pho consisting of broth of beef or chicken, flat rice noodle and often goes with lime, basil, chili, and other extras on the side so you can choose your own taste.
Where to eat?
- Pho Viet Kieu: 201 Le Quang Dao- Da Nang
- Pho Hong: 10 Ly Tu Trong- Da Nang
- The Authentic Hoian Restaurant & Cafe: 02 Le Thanh Nghi Street | Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Beef noodle( Bun Bo)
Beef noodle is one of the most popular recipes in Viet Nam which has rice noodle and beef. The broth is cooked with beef bone/pig bone in over 2 hours, combine with lemon grass , salt, and other spices. With price 25,000vnd – 55,000vnd you can enjoy a big bowl of Bun Bo(Beef noodle). It’s suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, most of Vietnamese eat Bun Bo for breakfast.
Where to eat?
- Bun Bo Hue Mu Roi: 74A Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Hòa Thuận Nam, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng
- Bun Bo Ba Hich: 107 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hai Chau, Da Nang
- Bun Bo Ba Dieu: 17 Tran Tong, Thanh Khe, Da Nang
- Bun Bo Me Mui: 63 Le Hong Phong, Hai Chau, Da Nang
- Bun Bo Ba Thuy: 401 Nui Thanh, Da Nang
Quang noodle is the most famous of all cuisine so that every visitor can not help leaving here without trying a bowl. The noodles are thick, huge but taste deep and delicious. There are many different versions of Quang noodle such as chicken, snakehead fish, shrimp, eggs, beef, jellyfish, frog…
Where to eat?
- Thi: 251 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau, Da Nang
- Ba Mua: 19 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau, Da Nang/44 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau, Da Nang/231 Dong Da, Hai Chau, Da Nang/259 Ho Nghinh, Son Tra, Da Nang.
- Ba Vi: 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau, Da Nang
- 1A: 1A Hai Phong street, Hai Chau, Da Nang
Nam Ô fish salad
It would not be enough if we mentioned Danang cuisine without seafood. This salad is made of raw fish. So that, not everyone dares to try. The food can be made of many types of fish, but the best fish is Herrings. The king of the dish is the sauce which people create from fish sauce and other herbs in spices. The salad comes with the dish includes many local vegetables. Some of which only grow in Ha Van pass.
Where to eat?
- Thanh Huong: 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang st, Da Nang
- Ba My: Mai Lao Bang st, Da Nang
Noodles with fishcake
Fishcake noodle soup is a truly remarkable dishes of Vietnamese cuisine that can addict anyone. There are 2 types of fishcake: fried and steamed. The broth of fishcake noodle soup is from pumpkin, pig bone/chicken, cabbage,steamed fresh bamboo shoots,ground into pulp, pineapple, tomatoes, chili and some other extra ingredients.
You can choose fried or steam fishcake or fresh fishes or mix, and the price will be different.
You can find a lot of pork cake in the North of Vietnam, but when we come to Danang, people here will serve you noodles with fishcake, a unique dish in Danang. It’s still fish sauce coming with fish cake, but people here make it into something “Danang.”
Where to eat?
- Bun Cha Ca Ong Ta– 113 Nguyen Chi Thanh st, Da Nang
- Bun Cha Ca 109 – 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh st, Da Nang
Tortilla stuffed pork rolls
Considered as one of the most famous Da Nang specialities, as its name, it’s a combination of rice paper, pork, many types of fresh vegetables, green seed banana, mango, cucumber. That means people will roll by themselves. All things are in scroll and enjoy with dipping sauce. The special sauce in the dish helps it unforgettable. Must-try dish in Da Nang
Where to eat?
- Tran restaurant: 4 Le Duan st, Da Nang
- Mua Lady: 21 Tran Binh Trong st, Da Nang
Crispy Vietnamese pancake( Banh xeo)
If you visit Viet Nam, do not miss out Banh Xeo. Banh xeo is made from rice flour mix with turmeric powder, coconut milk, some salt and filled with boiled pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and spring onion.
It named of ” Xeo” is because of sizzling sound when pouring the batter into the hot pan. Each province will make different Banh Xeo. Banh Xeo Danang is a special food where you use rice paper to wrap pork and prawn satay, raw banana slices, pickled mango and all the herbs. Then dip into some kind of peanut sauce. Very yummy.
Where to eat:
Banh Xeo Ba Duong: K280/23 Hoang Dieu st, Da Nang
Am Thuc Xeo: 75 Hoang Van Thu st, Da Nang
If you like rice and would like to try traditional food of Viet Nam, you should add chicken rice into your must-try list.
Rice with yellow color of turmeric or red color of gac fruit and chicken will be fried or boiled or roti.
Where to eat?
Kim Chuong Chicken: 36 An Thuong 5 st, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
A Hai Chicken Rice: 100 Thai Phien st, Hai Chau, Da Nang
Hong Ngoc : 193 Nguyen Chi Thanh st, Hai Chau, Da Nang
Tu Tai Chicken Rice: 62 Hai Phong st, Hai Chau, Da Nang
As a coastal city, Danang will not let you down by the freshest seafood cuisines. Here below are the top 10 seafood restaurants which are highly recommended.
- The Fish Dance Café
- The Cape Nao Beach Club
- Be Man A seafood
- Barefoot Restaurant
- Azure Beach lounge restaurant
- Pho seafood
- Be Anh Restaurant
- Oriental Restaurant
Located in tropical zone, Viet Nam is a heaven of tropical fruits with many kinds of fruits. You will be extremely amazing with countless colors of fruits that are sold popularly everywhere at the local markets, supermarkets, fruit shops or street foods.
Because of rich nutrients and strange tastes, you should try these tropical fruits if you visit Da Nang
- Durian Fruit
This fruit has a terrible smell for people who never try before, but you may be addicted if you try it in the second or the third time. Durian is an expensive fruit because of high nutrients, containing much more than any other fruits. It called ” The King of Fruits”.
Where to buy?
You can easily find out Durian at Han market(119 Tran Phu- Da Nang) or other fruit shops.
In Season time: May – September.
Differently with Durian, Jackfruit will stimulate all senses of people in the first time. When it ripen, it has unique flavor, it’s yellow, sweet, sticky and perfect for desserts and smoothies.
It’s considered a the lasted miracle food. Jackfruit in Viet Nam has a different taste with Thai jackfruit or other countries, very special.
In season time: May – Agust
Where to buy?
If you visit Da Nang in May – Agust , you can easily buy jackfruit at any local markets, super markets or fruit shops.
You can try at Han market, Con market, Dong Da market, Big C supermarket, Vincom supermarket….
This fruit is regarded as one of the most delicious fruits in the world. It’s called ” Queen of fruits” because of health benefits such as reducing risk of cancer, inflammation, weight management, allergies, diabetes,etc.
Mangosteen is sweet and soft sours and skin is purple. Really recommend you try this fruit in your trip to Viet Nam.
In season time: April – July.
Where to buy?
You can easily buy mangosteen at any local markets, super markets or fruit shops.
You can try at Han market, Con market, Dong Da market, Big C supermarket, Vincom supermarket….
Guava is one of the most nutritious fruits that provides amazing benefits. One of them are good for diet, skin, to lower risk of cancer,to help heart healthy, to improve eyesight.etc.
Where to buy
You can find Guava in any local market, supermarket or fruit shops
We should spend a whole day sharing about Danang cuisine. Because every dished here contains the value of tradition, culture, and devotion of the cook. Even in the little bowl of soups, there are flavors of this land which you found nowhere in Vietnam.
Things To Do in Da Nang
You are planning for your trip to Da Nang and confused if there is any interesting activities in this beautiful city? Yes, we have of course. Below are some highlight activities that you can join with your friends or your family, especially for family trip with kids or in a Da Nang rainy day:
1. Escaped Room Game- Locked Da Nang
The name of the game is guests are locked in creepy rooms and must complete a series of puzzles to escape in time. Sure keeps the heartbeat up. For a scary fun time and something out of the ordinary spend an afternoon or evening at Locked trying to escape from one of the many themed dungeons.
The ultimate interactive thrilling adventure experience for group of tourists, friends or family. Spend 60 minutes together trying to escape from a room full of mysteries and hidden secret. Locked is the only escape room -the global trend driving millions.
Open hour: 8:00 – 12:00, 13:15 – 22:00
Ticket price: 79,000 – 139,000/person
Address: 4th floor- 134 Phan Chau Trinh- Da Nang
2. Danang Paintball Club
Paintball is a game of tag using balls made with gelatin shells filled with water soluble dye. The “paintballs” are fired by a gun using compressed gas. It is one of the city’s most popular entertainment areas for both locals and visitors. It is one of the first of its kind in Da Nang. If you visit the club, you can pretend to be a soldier and have mock battles with other players.
Ticket price: 125,000vnd/person
Address: 7 Duy Tan st- Da Nang
3. Hoa Phu Thanh Playground: Dangerous Sport and Waterfall Sliding.
This destination can not be missed out if you travel to Da Nang. Located ideally on a high mountain where there are many famous destinations of Da Nang, Hoa Phu Thanh was biased by nature with unique features and a wonderful natural scenery. It is covered with over three km of rivers and streams and giant trees.
Coming to Hoa Phu Thanh, you will have a chance to experience waterfall sliding,imposing mountains with fresh air and wild,to enjoy the beautiful scenery when boating along the stream . Besides, visitors will enjoy the special dishes of local mountainous as stream fish and snails, bamboo-tube rice, grilled chicken, …
What to explore:
- Waterfall Sliding
- Fish Massage
- Sliding Water
Price: 50,000-250,000vnd/adult(over 1.2m)
Address: QL 14G- Hoa Phu-Hoa Vang- Da Nang
4. Than Tai Hot Spring Park
Nestled on Ba Na- Nui Chua, on the way to Ba Na hill where Than Tai hot spring park has an area of 60ha. It’s a perfect destination for guests who is wishing to avoid hustle and bustle of daily life.
Coming to Than Tai Hot Spring Park, you will enjoy the services of a professional team and experience a comfortable feeling when you are immersed in the majestic nature of the mighty primeval forests of Ba Na – Nui Chua as well as hot springs, cold streams.
Moreover, you can enjoy special hot minerals, mud, herbal, tea, milk bath services here.
What to explore:
- Attraction, Entertainment
- Long Huyet Lake
- The largest natural stone bathtubs of Vietnam
- Mineral Water Wall sightseeing area
- Long Tien Cave (Lazy river)
- Water Game Area
- Souvenir Shops
- Swallow Cave
- Son Than Temple
- God of Wealth Than Tai Statue
- Egg-Boiling Pool
- Team Building & Camp Area
- King Cat Chair
Place to visit include the rich and diverse flora gardens such as: Rambutan garden, pomelo garden, mango orchard, cold streams and waterfalls.
- Adult: 300,000vnd/person
- Children: 150,000vnd(1m-1.3m)
- Kids under 1m: free
Address: 14G Highway, Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, Danang City.
5. Floating Float Park
Located in Whale Park- My Khe beach- Vo Nguyen Giap st- Man Thai- Son Tra- Da Nang, this floating float park offers plenty of water games. It is an attractive spot for kids and youth.
- Adult: 150,000vnd- 200,000vnd
- Children: 70,000vnd – 100,000vnd ( height 1m-1,4m)
- Kids under 1m are free.
6, Asia Park
Asia park is a cultural park with iconic architecture and miniature art of 10 Asian countries, and Sun Wheel area – where interplay between modern and traditional.
It belongs to Sun World Da Nang Wonders which is famous in Da Nang with various types of fascinating Rides and Attractions. Come here you will have fun and memorable experience with exciting games such as roller coaster, overhead train, Fairy Tea House, Singapore Sling,Queen Cobra, Port of Sky Treasure,Paradise Fall, Love Locks, Journey to the West… Visitors considered this place is the cheapest park in the world. The entry and all rides fee cost you only around 200,000vnd/adult.
There will be crowds on weekend and lesser during weekdays.
You can watch the sunset and whole view of Da Nang city on the Sun wheel.
- Adults: 200,000vnd/adult
- Children: 150,000vnd( 1m-1.3 m)
- Kids under 1m are free
Open time: 15:00-22:00 daily.
Location: 1 Phan Dang Luu st- Hai Chau- Da Nang
Come here and be like a big kid as an adult!
7, Helio Center
If your holiday in Da Nang has kids or in a rainy day, let’s visit Helio center to change mood. You can find many different types of outside and inside games both for kids and adults. Coming at night to enjoy night market-Da Nang local street foods, drink a beer and live music.
Coffee& Bakery is available for you to take a rest or wait for your kids.
You also can see a movie here.
Open time: 10:00 – 22:00
Price: depends on game
Location: 2/9 st, Hai Chau- Da Nang
8, Art in Paradise (3D TRICK ART)
Art In Paradise Danang features 9 zones with different themes. You won’t be disappointed to go here. You can jump in the art to be a character in our art works. In the rainy day or avoid the heat of the noon, this place is really great fun and enjoyable. You should have funny photo shootings with your family or friends, especially kids. They will enjoy so much.
Open hour: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
- Adult: 200,000vnd/person
- Children: 100,000(1.0m- 1.3m)
- Kids under 1m: free
Location: Lot C2- 10 Tran Nhan Tong- Tho Quang-Son Tra- Da Nang
Da Nang is one of Vietnam’s most important port cities and most popular tourism destinations. The city lies at the half way point between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and is known for its impeccable combination between beautiful nature, striking history and the modern lifestyle. Additionally, the city has a convenient location from which you can easily take a tour to different well-known tourist attractions.
Read on to discover top 10 destinations in Da Nang, which you should not miss during your stay here.
Where To Go
Da Nang is named “the city of bridges” due to its collection of 6 bridges with different histories and structures. The most famous one among them is the Dragon Bridge, which took the name from its design of a gigantic golden dragon. It is also one of the longest bridges in Vietnam, with 666m in length and 6 lanes, connecting the Da Nang airport to main streets in the city.
Near the head of the dragon there is the “Love Lock” Bridge. It is launched in May 2015 and soon became a special place for couples. Inspired by other famous love lock bridges in the world, this bridge has hundreds of small locks craved with names and words of love. In the evening, many red lanterns are lit up, creating heart-shaped lamps along the bridges, serving a romantic view of the city.
At night, you can enjoy the stunning view of the Dragon Bridge illuminated with colorful LED. Especially on every Saturday and Sunday evening, at 9pm, the dragon head ejects fire and spits out water in about 15 minutes. This show is so spectacular even to the locals that hundreds of people may gather and wait from 8:30 pm. So, though the show can be appreciated from nearby areas, if you want to have a close look, make sure to arrive on time.
Han River Bridge
Han River Bridge is known as a symbol of Da Nang. The special feature of this bridge is that at the midnight, no traffic is allowed to cross the Han River Bridge as it will swing on its axis, allowing ships to pass along the river. It is the first and only swing bridge in Vietnam at the moment. Seeing Han River Bridge swinging is a special moment for every first-time visitors to Da Nang. The swinging time From Monday to Friday, the bridge swings from 0 am to 1 am, and on the weekend, it happens from 11pm to 12pm.
Han Market is one of the biggest shopping centers in Da Nang, where tourists can buy some gifts during their trip. Founded in the 1940s, it was formerly a market for the rich. Nowadays, it provides a variety of goods for everyone: clothing, fabrics, fresh and dried seafood. Visiting this place, you can also chat with the vendors to discover about the locals’ lifestyle.
Hoi An Ancient Town
Listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Hoi An Ancient Town is a must-visit destination for every tourist going to the South Central of Vietnam. Its picturesque natural beauty, the well-preserved old buildings telling stories about its history of evolution, all turn Hoi An into a great attraction to both local and foreign visitor.
The town is about 30 km far from Da Nang and you can easily plan a short trip to Hoi An within a day. You can stroll through the town for free, or purchase a ticket from the ticket booth at the entrance to visit sightseeing places. These sites include temples, pagodas, museums, worshipping houses…The ticket price is 80,000 VND for domestic visitors which allows you to visit 3 of the 21 places, and for foreigners this is 120,000 VND for 5 places.
Museum of Cham Sculpture
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture was first built in 1915, and although it has been extended several times, the first building and the original style remain the same. This place presents a giant collection of Cham artifacts found in My Son, Tra Kieu, Dong Duong, Thap Mam, Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum and Binh Dinh. These sculptures can bring to you the knowledge and overview of the local life in the previous centuries. The museum is near the Dragon Bridge, opens from 7 am to 5 pm everyday and you will have to pay an entrance fee of 60,000 VND.
My Son Sanctuary
The My Son Sanctuary was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage in 1999. It was the most important architectural center of the Champa Kingdom, with more than 70 tower temples made of bricks and stones. These temples’ design illustrates the greatness and mystery of the sacred mountain home of Hindu gods, turning this place into a religious and political center of the Kingdom. Years of change have destroyed a lot of structures, but the remaining parts are preserved to tell you stories about a long lost unique culture. The My Son Sanctuary is about 60 km far from Da Nang. Entrance ticket price is 150,000 VND for a foreign tourist and 100,000 VND for a domestic visitor. Read more….
Marble Mountain Da Nang
One of the prominent traits in the Asian cultures is the existence and influence of five main elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Located in the south, Marble Mountain Da Nang, also known as “five elements mountains”, contain five marble and limestone hills named after these elements. Among these, Thuy Son (water) is the highest and the main attraction. From the top of the mountain, you can get a breathtakingly beautiful overview of the city.
The tickets can be purchased from the mountain base, with price of 40,000 VND. Previously, you had to climb 150 steps to get to the observatory spot. Now an elevator has been set up to serve travelers. It will cost 15,000 VND/way/visitor. Additionally, the surrounding area is also famous for stone sculpture in which you can find and buy jewelry. Read more…
Son Tra Peninsula
Known as the “blue pearl” of Da Nang, Son Tra Peninsula is a very attractive destination to visitors, especially the ones who enjoy wild nature and peaceful atmosphere. Driving for about 10 minutes from the city center, you will reach the peninsula, with the most noticeable feature being Linh Ung pagoda. This pagoda is situated on Bai But – which means Buddha place on earth. It is where heaven meets earth, believed to be a home of legend, sacred air and people’s hearts. It has the tallest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam, with the height of 67 meters, equivalent to a 30-storey building.
Other attractions on the Son Tra Peninsula include a thousand-year-old tree in the north, Ban Co Peak where there is a statue of an old man and a chess board, and the wild and beautiful Tien Sa Beach. Read more…
My Khe & Non Nuoc Beach
My Khe and Non Nuoc Beaches are two of the most gorgeous beaches in Da Nang. They have fresh air, long white beach and stunning view of the crystal-clear ocean. Non Nuoc Beach was even selected as one of the 6 most beautiful beaches in the world. Regarding their location, My Khe Beach is just 2 km distant from the city center and Non Nuoc Beach looks like a silky curve surrounding the base of the Marble Mountain.
Ba Na Hills Da Nang
Da Nang is gifted with a convenient location and favorable natural conditions for tourism development. Among the development projects conducted in Da Nang, Ba Na Hills stands out as the greatest and the most exciting project.
Situating on a high mountain 30km far from the city, it is a mountaintop resort complex designed as a medieval castle. Ba Na Hills’ cable car, which is one of the most impressive cable car systems in the world, will take you to the French village on top. There are French-styled buildings and streets, the game center Fantasy Park inspired by adventurous novels of Jules Verne, and regular Carnival Festival taking place in the central square. In June 2018, there is a new bridge – the Golden Bridge – built and added to the complex. Its design as a silk strip supported by a pair of giant hands makes it an ideal place for taking photos and enjoying the scenic overlook of Da Nang.
If you do not stay in Ba Na Hills, the ticket price is 700,000 VND for an adult and 550,000 VND for a child with height below 1,3m, including return cable car fee and entrance fee to the Fantasy Park. Read more…
Top Best Bars & Nightclubs in Da Nang
Tourist is used to a peaceful and slow lifestyle in Danang. However, this famous tourist city lives another life when the sky comes darker. Besides peddlers and food stalls at midnight, a part of the city is shaking in music and dancing together in the best bar clubs and nightclubs. In Danang, people work in the daytime and party at night, just like any cities on earth. Let’s take note the names of best clubs below and get ready for a blast.
Sky 21 Bar- King of cocktails
Located on the top roof of Belle Maison Parosand Da Nang hotel, Sky 21 bar offers guests amazing views of Da Nang and ocean. Coming here, you will be served with the best service and best delicious drink, especially tropical cocktails.
If you are looking for a fantastic and romantic place for dinner, I highly recommend Sky 21 bar.
Address: 216 Vo Nguyen Giap St, Son Tra District, Danang City
Sky36 – The highest bar club
Sky36 Club stays in the building of Novotel – a high-class tower right in the center of Danang. Along Bach Dang street, locals and travelers cannot resist looking for a party in style inside the Sky36.
Interior of the club, anyone could sense the party atmosphere at the first step. Placing in the Novotel Danang Premier Han River, the club brightens up by neon-lit fixtures and audio-visual system. Even outdoor tables and sofa appear elegant and luxurious. They are always ready for any VIP and high-class parties. As the highest spot in Danang, rooftop terrace of the Sky36 club is the best section ever to watch extensive views of the city at night. The best out of Danang: Han River, Dragon River Bridge, and even further spots gather in your vision.
Sky36 does not stop at decoration and the fantastic view. Back to parties at Sky36, the clubs treat all guess feasts of music, changing from EDM to deep house or Hip-hop. No one could ever get bored with this place. In addition, they sometimes set up themed parties such as fireworks, water drum shows,…for special occasions.
Speaking of their services, we could say it’s expensive. But for all those good points, it’s worth. The club is opened at 18:00 and people can sing and dance until 2:00. The night seems never ends with cocktails and fiery dances in Sky36.
Address: 36 Bach Dang street, Hai Chau district, Da Nang
Red Sky Bar & Restaurant
The Red Sky bar is set up on two floors. Down to the staircase, you find a place of finest drinks. Going up to the second floor, a bar with romantic and elegant restaurant space turns up. Here in the restaurant, they serve the high-class dishes and variety of cuisine. The balcony on the upper floor shows guests the whole view of the city at night. Dining out in such a restaurant, it could be nothing more romantic than that.
Red Sky bar focus on small groups’ dinner. The tables are set up for couples and family. Hence, it’s an ideal place to date and together breeze under the night sky.
Address: 248 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Open time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New Phuong Dong Nightclub
Phuong Dong was the big name in Danang for more than 20 years and even now, this club still the biggest bar club in Danang. People have made it indeed a place to have fun, parties with music and dances.
Phương Dong leads people to the fun by motive modern audio-visual system and a spacious dance floor. DJs and dancers are always on set to mix tapes, create the most aflame EDM, remix, and rock nights. Along with the music, staffs here do not forget to serve their valued customers extensive choices of drinks: cognacs, tequila, beers, wines, and champagnes.
Phương Dong is still a high-class club in the city and price might be higher than some others. However, guests come back because the atmosphere inside seems never be out of fun.
Address: 20 Dong Da- Hai Chau- Da Nang
Seventeen Saloon Da Nang
Seventeen Salon wears a western look from outside to the bar counter. They have got waitresses in sexy cowgirl costumes and the broad range of drinks. Live music here lasts all night long until 1:00. The Filipino band shows off themselves by rocks in the merry-go-rounds in Seventeen.
In general, the price here is more affordable than other, and it even gets a good view over the Han river. The happy hour start at 19:00 until 21:00 daily, people can have free fraught beer at that time.
You can come here to try a new place, it’s not to loud and crowded. One con is the space is rather small.
Address: 76 Tran Hung Dao- Son Tra- Da Nang
Oasis Tapas Bar
Oasis Tapas Bar remarks itself from other backpackers’ club by unique and concentrative Spanish style. Everything in this little bar is delicate to Spanish cuisine and flavors. At 17:00 when it’s opened, 40 types of tapas are in order. If you come after dinner, cocktails, wines, and gins welcome you. Here in the Oasis Tapas, music is chilling and funky. There are much more about Spanish songs and beats to chill out.
Address: An Thuong 4- Ngu Hanh Son- Da Nang
Bamboo2 Bar Da Nang
Bamboo2 Bar Da Nang is not a big place, but people love coming here for sports events such as AFL, NRL, Rugby Union, and Premier League. Everyone can grab a bottle of beer and enjoy the shows. Here in the Bamboo2, you have different choices of space. None of the corners follows a specific style, but they are unique in the way they are. Terraces at the top can view to Han river. People can chill out with open-air space. Or, they can sit next to graffiti paintings downstairs or under bamboo stools. Here they play UK music most of the time and DJ come at 21:00. It’s not close until late at night.
Address: 216 Bach Dang- Hai Chau- Da Nang
Top 10 Best Spa & Massage in Da Nang
A long trip makes you tired and you are looking for the best spa & massage in Da Nang ? Look at the overview below and get some effective spa treatments for yourself! A lot of them are known to be in the 4 or 5-star hotels, lying both on the beaches and in the central region of the City. They include the great massage techniques that have been strongly developed over centuries.
1. Cong Spa Da Nang
Being one of the best relaxing places in Da Nang, Cong Spa Da Nang is located in the heart of the City, and it only takes 1.5km to My Khe Beach. The spa operates more than 12 hours per day, from 10 am to 10:30 pm. Many visitors highly recommended this spa having reasonable price, good service, nice and helpful staff.
With the beautiful decoration of its relaxing room, you can enjoy your free time to the fullest. Specially, it has fast and useful online booking service. You can just set your appointment less than 1 hour and still be served well right after your arrival. Above all, the most impressive thing brought Cong Spa to our top list today is its reasonable price. You may utilize all of its facilities and be satisfied with its value-for-money service when comparing with other similar places.
Address: 80 Tran Phu street, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District
Open time: 10am – 10:30 pm
Read more about Cong Spa reviews on tripadvisor.
2. Lotus Spa & Wellness Da Nang
It’s time to immerse your body in such a soothing mud and listen to the beautiful sound of the waves or look at the clouds above. Lotus Spa & Wellness is surely one of the best spa & massage in Da Nang you can’t miss, especially as it fits those who love to relax while contemplating the incredible scenery at the same time. There are two locations for your choice.
The special thing about Lotus Spa you may want to know is the dedication for single mothers who are their employees in the city and surrounding areas. It is such an ideal workplace for women and indeed a meaningful place for social activities in Da Nang.
They provide professional services such as Kids Massage Therapy, Prenatal Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Foot Massage, Lotus Signature Massage…
Please visit Lotus Spa& Wellness’s website for more details!
Address: 210 Ho Nghinh Street- Da Nang or 193 Nguyen Van Thoai street- Da Nang
Open time: 9:30 am – 10:30 pm
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3. Silk Spa Da Nang
Speaking of body massage done by Silk Spa Da Nang, they often avail the hot bamboo for the purpose of activating the crystal effect on your muscles. In other words, it tends to create such an interactive region with the electric of your body and makes a comfy feeling as well as detoxify your whole body. You can visit to enjoy its service from 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM.
This area is considered the Western Quarter’s center of Da Nang. It is only about 100m from My Khe beach and you can find many useful services for visitors around here. Silk spa has skillful enthusiastic, and professional staff. You can let your feet washed and relaxed with the special mixture comprising of fresh lemongrass, herbs, and limes.
Address: No. 32, An Thuong 4, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District.
Open time: 10am – 10:30pm
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4. La Belle Spa
Find it on the road along the pretty My Khe Beach, Galina Da Nang has selected a unique architecture that is amazingly inspired by harmony with nature. Like other spas, its working hours are from 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM.
La Belle Spa include sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi heating pool along with the food court or coffee with the highly nutritious menu. Also, the massage has an impact on the muscles in great depth just to help prevent you from suffering any disorder as well as relieve the muscle aches. This bamboo massage technique can be combined with the use of the oil and lotion to lower stroke and raise the blood circulation.
Address is at 21th Floor – Balcona Hotel, 288 Vo Nguyen Giap street, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
Open time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Visit La Belle Spa’s website for more details and prices
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5. L Spa
Lying in No.5 An Thuong 4, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, L Spa is a flawless site for everyone to relax and get your body well-cured. At the rate of 200,000 VND, it’s easy to have the entire body exfoliated. To be honest, it’s the initial site that provides spa services combined with a traditional bath in Da Nang spa. You’ll get to experience the best mud baths, massages, and a spa session with 4-star standard available only on the blue sea.
And for those who have arrived in the city at the start of the winter, feel free to sit down for sipping a cup of hot tea and enjoy the cultural scene right in this place. Well, there’s nothing better than immersing in the fragranced bathtubs after a long and cold trip.
Address: No.5 An Thuong 4, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District
Open time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.
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6. Herbal Spa
Another must-try spa in Da Nang you should pay a visit is Herbal Spa that lies on no.102 Duong Dinh Nghe street, Son Tra District One of the best things about Salem would be its tranquil ambiance and fresh facilities together with the well-trained and caring staff. All of these elements surely please you every little moment.
And you can enjoy a body massage with natural essential oil or with herbal bags. If not, then feel free to choose the massage with hot stones to make you feel more rejuvenated. Hebal Spa opens sooner than almost all spas in Da Nang, at 9:00 AM and also closes at 10:30 PM.
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7. Yhi Spa
Location of Herbal Spa is at no. 19 Truong Sa, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son district. Although it might be a bit far away from Da Nang city center, you can easy find it if you choose to stay in Melia Da Nang Resort. Yhi spa can bring you back to a great style of the beautiful architecture.
The service here consists of spa and massage health care services with conventional methods, soaking and showering in the wooden cask with herbs of some ethnic groups. This method is certified to bring good health to you according to the science. With spa duration from 2 to 3 hours, its service can pen up your energy channels to the evocative aromas, travel with the soft music and let yourself be carried away by the touch of magical hands.
Address: Melia resort- 19 Truong Sa street- Ngu Hanh Son- Da Nang
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8. Lavender Spa
Lavender Spa has a super convenient location, right in the center of Da Nang with the exact address of No. 180 Trung Nu Vuong Street, Hai Chau District. If you want to try its service, remember to go there a bit earlier as its only operates from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Don’t miss a good massage from its professional staff at the budget-friendly price here.
Dedicated to distinctive guest services and satisfaction, Lavender Spa provides superior massage therapy, facial treatments and body scrubs, waxing, manicure-pedicure and other spas services in a comfortable and relaxing setting near My Khe Beach and area hotels. It is the reason why is why this place is slightly distinct from other spas in Da Nang.
Address: 180 Trung Nu Vuong street- Hai Chau- Da Nang
Open time: 9am- 9:30 pm
Visit Lavender spa’s website to get more detail information.
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9. SEN Boutique Spa
Not in the city center, SEN Boutique Spa is slightly hidden and far from the touristy sites. You can take a taxi to its location at No. 70 Le Quang Dao Street, Ngu Hanh Son District. However, this is why it feels so authentic. This spa opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM so you can arrange your time to come between there 13 working hours.
According to the previous guests who came here and enjoyed the service, it’s an extremely good massage center with amazing staff. Most of them appear to own the sufficient massage skills and techniques to remove any pain from your body. They often use the finger press on every point. It can help kill the body pain effectively, which is surely worth every penny you spend.
Address: 70 Le Quang Dao street- Ngu Hanh Son- Da Nang
Open time: 9am – 10pm.
Visit SEN Boutique Spa’s website to get more detail information
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10. Maison Spa Da Nang
And for those who like to go for an affordable and pleasant massage, then it’s a good place to go! Maison Spa opens very soon, at 8:30 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. Its address is 216 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phuoc My Ward, Son Tra District. If you come here for the first time, then you’ll be amazed at its design: the construction region of the spa garden based on a spa standard and ecological ambiance with various kinds of room.
Just visit such a wonderful place, you’ve been dropped into a huge spa space that is surrounded by a cool and fresh atmosphere. After enjoying the spa services, you can enjoy a free snack right in the restaurant of the resort.
Address: 216 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Son Tra, Da Nang
Open time: 8:30 am – 10 pm.
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Top Romantic & Amazing View Restaurants in Da Nang
In Danang, the city of romance, it’s not hard to find an excellent restaurant to dine out. Every restaurant around the Han river or next to beaches becomes romantic when the nights come out, and when lights brighten up on all streets. Danang also has restaurants with a beautiful interior view and romantic atmosphere.
Here below are the names of top romantic and amazing view restaurants in Danang. I’m confident to say that these places never let you down either on either your first date or 50-year wedding ceremony.
La MAISON 1888
La Maison 1888 is the big name in Danang for the service and quality of the foods. Standing on the most beautiful Peninsula of Vietnam, Son Tra, this restaurant brings the view of both mountain and sea to dinner.
Here in the La Maison 1888, visitors can have dinner in a luxurious space, under candles and French mansion design. Or, people can have French dishes cooked by the three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux in outdoor tables. Sitting in the terrace of La Maison, anyone cannot resist immersing in romantic sea view and great mountains surrounding.
At La Maison, the menu focuses on dishes from France, where the world-class romances are written. Besides, Michel Roux does his great job with Asian cuisines. In 2014, Le Maison 1888 appeared in the top 4 of the most beautiful restaurants in the world because of the fantastic view and romantic space. The list was published by two prestigious newspaper The New York Daily News and The Daily Meal.
Thanks to delicate dishes and unique view, Le Maison 1888 always turns out the most wanted destination for proposal plan or special anniversaries.
Address: Son Tra Peninsula, Son Tra District, Da Nang
Open time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
The Beach House
Located in the Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa, the Beach house restaurant takes advantages of its location really well, the marvelous view to the sea is the remark of this restaurant. People can enjoy simple, authentic seafood cuisines of Danang or nibble western grills under the warm, bright light of the Beach House.
Space here varies in style. Indoor seats are cozier and more imitating. People still can overlook to the sea through the floor-to-ceiling glass wall. On the other hand, chilling out on the balcony with no distance to sea wind seems attractive.
Address: 05 Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
Open time: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Pool House at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
If you are upset because you cannot arrange a dinner whilst most of the fabulous restaurants in Danang only brighten up in the evening, Pool house at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is a romantic place for lunchtime. Who says lunch cannot be romantic and the night never come unique without candle and light? The Pool house proves another theory.
Pool house, as its name, is a restaurant which surrounds the vast swimming pool on site. Foods are the premier, and the view is fantastic with sunlight, bright sky, and endless swimming pool. The kitchen will close at 18:00. It’s an extraordinary choice for a quick date at lunchtime.
Address: 05 Truong Sa Street| Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
Open time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar
Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar happens as another riverside club. Nightlife in Waterfront starts with dinners at terrace where guests can view the whole of the Han river while enjoying delicacies on the restaurant. Or, the sports bar downstairs entertains people by latest sports whilst any alcoholic beverages as long as you order. Authentic cuisine from Asia to Mid-east or Europe are always ready to be served.
Decoration in the Waterfront is as simple as possible. Despite eight years of establishment, minimalism look here stays still with wooden floors and a huge long marble bar. However, the remark of this room turns out to be the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Han River and Dragon River Bridge.
Waterfront restaurant is opened at ten every day, but the club is not yet until the dark come out. Here to enjoy deluxe parties, customers have wide choices of drinks. The bar serves every kind of drinks, from standard bottles of beer to imported wine. Speaking of music, melodies display with two big screen TVs. They play every genre of music and illustrate the best performances around the world. They have live shows every Friday. You should prepare for all of the music possibly played here, from EDM to Acoustics of the 70s or classical Vietnam folk songs. Besides, people can enjoy some promo programs such as happy hour, and ladies treat. The club stops partying at 23:00.
Address: 150 Bach Dang- Hai Chau- Da Nang
Open time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Brilliant Top Bar
How do you think about the whole view of Han river and Da Nang city at night at a roof top restaurant?
It’s so romantic, right? Brilliant Top bar is a good choice for a dinner with cold beer, wine, cocktails, snacks and western foods. Even you are a couple or a group of 100 people, this restaurant can accommodate also.
Not only the great views and delicious foods, come here you can enjoy the stunning decoration and professional services. Most of people turn back this restaurant because they cannot forget the flavor of salad, steak and pastas.
Address: 162 Bach Dang | Hai Chau I Ward, Hai Chau District
Open time: 18:30 – 22:00
Ngon villa restaurant
Not many restaurants that have 5* reviews on tripadvisor but Ngon villa can do it. With 93% people gave excellent reviews. Ngon villa will bring you a charming and vintage by the combination of East-West fusion aesthetic. Most of guests appreciate the services and foods quality here. This restaurant is a must try place for Asia food lovers. You will not be disappointed.
Address: 90 Lê Quang Đạo | Mỹ An, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng
Open time: 11:00 – 13:30 | 17:00 – 21:30
The Rachel stays next to the Han river, and the restaurant views to Dragon bridge. In Danang, people see it one of the best view restaurants. As a riverside restaurant, the Rachel impresses clients by giving excellent dining experience of Vietnamese traditional, Asian and Western cuisines next to the famous river of the city.
The Rachel has spaces for family or friend gathering. They even got a pool table for massive groups of 15 to 50 people. However, couples should not miss this site, too. The restaurant set up private tables for two people. I could admit this restaurant one of perfect places for romantic dates.
Address: 166 – 168 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Open time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Limoncello Italian Restaurant is another spot that you can find between the Han Bridge and the Dragon bridge. Because the owner is Italian, this place somehow reflects a piece of Italia through dishes and design. Opened in 2014, Limoncello now has its own position on the list of the most favorite dining spots in Danang.
The food here is mainly Italian cuisine. They serve pasta and noodles in an authentic Italian way. Welcoming seats inside the restaurant always make you feel comfortable. The dinner time here comes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It might not be a luxurious restaurant but elegant and unique.
Address: 187 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Open time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
How to get around the city
Even though Danang is a tourist city, you can barely experience traffic jams. To travel around, visitors can find bus and taxi to the town. Or you can stop by in any motor hiring agent to get yourself a scooter in several days. The price is around 200.000 dong for a motorbike a day.It’s really interesting to take a scooter trip in Da Nang.
Currency and sim card
For foreigners who landed Vietnam at Danang airport, getting money transferred at the airport is necessary because they need cash to travel in the first time. Money transfer can be done in some jewelry shops, where tourists might catch a better exchange rate.
The sim card will be necessary if tourists stay for more than a week. You can purchase at the airport, but in mobile shops around the city, the price is cheaper and more options to choose. Getting a sim card for yourself will support you in searching and using the internet.
Living in the city
There are not much to notice about living in the city because everything here is fantastic. I should tell you about cautions, but the city is cheap and safe for everyone. You are safe from stealers, rip off. Almost hotel or homestay are helpful and friendly.
Where to stay
Da Nang Beach resorts are always the best options for a wonderful vacation in Da Nang. Even you are a solo traveler or group of friend or a big family, there are many options for your choice with reasonable price.
In general, Danang is a place to nourish yourself, for living slowly and enjoy moments of the present. Unlike to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, Danang is milder and silent. Danang will welcome you by the fantasy of resort, high-class service at reasonable price, smiles and pleasant of old towns. In festival season, you might see a little bit busy but still well-organized city. It’s heaven to stretch out a read a book.