You have heard about Vietnam and always want to make a memorable journey to some destinations of Vietnam in order to really discover the mysterious beauty of this country. Then a trip to Da Nang will definitely be the best of your Vietnam tour ever.
This is a truly interesting tourist destination of Vietnam, a special place that you can find both the imposing beauty of the mountain and the picturesque beauty of the beach. And that’s why people often call Da Nang a Vietnam in a smaller size.
However, this place has so many interesting things to do that you will get exhausted for experiencing all those things in a short time. So let’s get started with some top activities that you can’t miss out when coming to Da Nang.
1. Contemplating The Imposing Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son or “Five Elements Mountains”) are a cluster of marble and limestone hills just 7km from the city, and one of the best things to do in Da Nang! The mountains are full of caves, tunnels and Buddhist shrines just waiting to be explored!
The view from the top of the Marble Mountains – A must do for anyone wondering what to do in Da Nang.
Ancient folklore says that a dragon emerged from the sea and laid an egg on the beach. 1000 days and nights passed and eventually a exquisite lady was born. The remains of the egg shells grew into the Marble Mountains that you can see today. For years the hills were mined for their valuable stone, although that has been recently banned. You can see examples of intricate stonework in the roadside workshops surrounding the Marble Mountains.
If you are feeling energetic you can climb to the summit of one of the mountains, offering absolutely spectacular views over the entire area.
2. Discovering Son Tra Peninsula
The beautiful rainforest that juts out into the sea from the city of Da Nang is called the Son Tra Peninsula. At a size of over 4000 hectares, this place is massive! Rent a scooter or motorcycle to ride along the newly-built road to the end and check out the nature reserve, and stop off to visit one of the most important religious sights in the area, Quan Am.
One of the viewpoints along the gorgeous Son Tra Peninsula.
Keep an eye out for the red shanked duoc langars that live on the Son Tra Peninsula. They are quite beautiful if you catch a glimpse of one! Son Tra is a perfect getaway from the city and perfect for those wondering what to do in Da Nang. There are plenty of untouched beaches along the peninsula and some excellent viewpoints, making this one of the most pristine beautiful places in Da Nang.
3. Taking A Surf In My Khe Beach
When people think of Vietnam, surfing is not something that immediately springs to mind. But still, it is possible to go surfing in Vietnam! There is a growing surf community here who take advantage of the consistent and fun beach breaks along My Khe Beach. If surfing isn’t your scene you can always go for a swim or simply relax on the spotlessly clean sand.
My Khe Beach stretches for 20 miles meaning it is easy to find your own private area away from the crowds.
No missing out on some chill out time when you’re at the beach! Seriously – spending time at the beach is one of the best things to do in Da Nang.
4. Hoi An ancient quartier
Far from Da Nang for just a couple of hours by motorbike, you can reach to Hoi An, a peaceful and ancient place with a lot of interesting things to see and to do. You can find out about its charm right HERE in my older review. I had such a great memory with this romantic city.
And finally but not less important for a real journey in Da Nang, discovering the endless beauty of one of the most popular destinations of this city, Ba Na Hills. You can do find out how it can become a famous destination of Da Nang right HERE, at my older article. Trust me! If you ignore such a beautiful and gorgeous place like this in your journey, you will really regret.
So what are you still waiting for? Take your backpack and get in the journey to Da Nang!