Explore the Unique Golden Bridge

Golden Bridge is the quintessential symbol of Da Nang City today. It features monumental hands cradling a golden stripe high above the mountaintops. Since its inauguration in 2018, the Da Nang Golden Bridge has emerged as one of the most talked-about and visually stunning landmarks in the city.

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List of things to do in Da Nang

To reach out to the Golden Bridge, you will need to buy a ticket to the Ba Na Hills amusement complex on top of Ba Na Mountain. The admission covers the cable car ride, and visits to spots in the complex like the Golden Bridge, French Village, Le Jardin D'Amour flower garden, Fantasy Park, etc. Lunch could be included depending on the ticket type. Ticket prices vary from 30 to 50 USD per adult.

Visitors standing on the Golden Bridge can capture iconic photos, admire the mountainous panorama of Ba Na, and take a stroll. A helpful tip for your visit is to choose days with clear skies for enhanced scenery. Additionally, you should consider your visit on weekdays and either early morning or late afternoon times to avoid large crowds if you prefer a more serene experience.

Ride the Hai Van Pass

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Motorbiking in Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass stands as one of Vietnam's most beautiful mountain passes. Its allure lies in a harmonious blend of beauty, uniqueness, and the challenges nature poses—winding curves, steep rocky formations, and awe-inspiring vistas overlooking the sea.

If you crave the thrill of a carefree motorbike or car-driving experience, you can rent one from Da Nang downtown to go and enjoy the scene of the sea on one side and the majestic mountains on the other. Hai Van Pass is about 30 - 40km from the city center. The trip might take you the whole day so prepare well for it.

Furthermore, you can take a break and explore some noteworthy landmarks along the pass such as Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Gate.

Discover Marble Mountain

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Things to do in Da Nang - visit Marble Mountain

Marble Mountain gets its name from a group of rugged peaks clustered along the coastline, representing the 5 elemental forces of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. The site is 8km travel away from the city center.

Upon reaching this place, you can delve into the cultural richness of Da Nang by touring caves, temples, and ancient pagodas. Moreover, if you still have time and want to visit more, there is a stone carving village and the Non Nuoc Beach nearby.

Entrance tickets are required for visits to Water Mountain and Hell Cave, priced at 1.6 USD per person.

Visit Linh Ung Pagoda

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Linh Ung Pagoda near Son Tra Peninsula

Indeed, Da Nang is home to three Linh Ung Pagodas found at Marble Mountains, Ba Na Hills, and But Beach. Among them, the most famous and expansive is the Linh Ung Pagoda situated at But Beach. Its view is remarkable with a seaside pathway and stunning sea view. The pagoda opens its doors free of charge for visitors to explore.

Linh Ung pagoda is situated within an extensive 12-hectare compound. Additionally, it boasts the tallest Quan Yin statue in Vietnam. Additionally, it boasts the tallest Quan Yin statue in Vietnam. The statue has an impressive height of 67 meters, equivalent to a 17-story building.  

Unwind at Son Tra Peninsula

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Da Nang city attractions to visit

Son Tra Peninsula is a captivating destination in Da Nang. It is often referred to as the precious gem of the city. The area preserves the environmental richness of forests and sea, also holding a crucial strategic position in Vietnam's history.

Here, you can:

  • Choose to visit Son Tra Peninsula by motorbike, bicycle, car, or jeep to enjoy the picturesque coastal route.

  • Explore the highlights with visits to Linh Ung Pagoda, Ban Co Peak, the Thousand-Year-Old Banyan Tree, Tien Sa Port, and the Oceanographic Institute.

  • Have fun at But Beach, Tien Sa Beach, Da Den Beach…

  • Discover the richness of the ecosystem by either scuba diving in the ocean or venturing into the forest for a trek to observe langurs.

Marvel at Dragon Bridge

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Things to do in Da Nang city center

Da Nang city is graced with picturesque bridges. Dragon Bridge over the Han River is another notable city symbol. This location is often the backdrop for special events like the Da Nang Festival, fireworks, and weekend water and light shows.

The Dragon Bridge can be considered the centerpiece of Da Nang City. From here, you can easily explore city landmarks such as museums, bustling markets like Con Market and Han Market, or head to the beach, which is just about 2km away.

Relax at My Khe Beach

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The best beach in Da Nang

Da Nang is a coastal city boasting numerous beautiful beaches situated along the Son Tra Peninsula and adjacent to the city. Among the mesmerizing beaches, My Khe Beach stands out as the most prominent. The beach is renowned for its cleanliness, safety, and stunning beauty. In my opinion, Da Nang is one of the most captivating coastal destinations in Vietnam. The city offers excellent service quality and a relaxing seascape with golden sunshine, white sands, warm, and clear seawater.

The beach is a mere 4km away from the city center. Here, you can indulge in activities such as swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, paragliding, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the coastline and enjoy seaside dining.

Indulge in Local Cuisine

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Things to do in Da Nang - enjoy the specialties

Da Nang is not only a scenic destination but also a culinary haven. Some signature dishes may satisfy your appetite:

  • Rice paper roll with pork: Diner will roll a soft layer of rice paper with a combination of boiled pork, pineapple, cucumber, carrot, and fresh herbs. Then dip the roll into a rich and flavorful local sauce.

Recommended restaurant: Nam Hien restaurant (46 Phan Thanh).

Price: 2 - 4 USD/portion.

  • Quang Noodle (Mi Quang): Savor the aromatic allure of yellow noodles, complemented by a medley of flavors from pork, chicken, shrimp, sausage, fresh herbs, and a subtle broth brewed from bones.

Recommended restaurant: Ms. Mua restaurant (19 Tran Binh Trong).

Price: About 2 USD/bowl.

  • Field-style Thick Noodle Soup (Banh Canh Ruong): Enjoy the heartiness of field-style thick noodle soup, featuring robust rice noodles, a flavorful broth, and your choice of accompaniment, which can be pork sausage, crab, or fish.

Recommended restaurant: Ms. Cuc Restaurant (84 Bui Duong Lich).

Price: About 2 USD/bowl.

There are also many other famous options such as Banh Dap, Banh Can, Banh Bot Loc, Banh Nam, grilled meat with vermicelli, Vietnamese pancakes, grilled pork patty, and various seafood options. The average cost of food in Da Nang is around 2 USD per serving. You can find these dishes readily available at roadside eateries in downtown Da Nang or within the local food markets.

Visit Cham Museum

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Da Nang City Attractions Cham Museum

  • Opening hours: 7:30 AM - 5 PM.
  • Ticket: 2,5 USD/adult.

This place is easy to access because it is located in the center of Da Nang city. The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture opened in 1919. Up to now, it has been preserving the quintessence of the ancient Champa kingdom for more than 100 years. Here you can explore the architecture, visual arts, statuary, beliefs, culture, customs, motifs, treasures, etc of the Cham culture that once flourished in Central Vietnam.

Wander through Hoi An Ancient Town

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Travel from Da Nang to Hoi An 

Hoi An town is only 30km from Da Nang, about 45 minutes by car or motorbike. If Da Nang is youthful and vibrant, Hoi An carries a hint of bygone days. The town revives the 17th-century Vietnamese scene, featuring yellow-hued houses, tiled roofs, lantern-lit streets, traditional ao dai attire, and classical inspirations.

While in Da Nang, you can consider carving out time to visit the UNESCO heritage site of Hoi An. Here you can take a leisurely stroll through its old-time streets, enjoy boat rides, savor a cup of coffee, and explore iconic landmarks like the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, and Vietnamese ancient shophouses.

For more in-depth insights, read our travel guide to Vietnam!


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