Da Nang

Travel Guide
Da Nang showing a coastal town and landscape views
Come to one of Vietnam’s largest’s cities for the beautiful beaches and stay for the historic sites and relaxed atmosphere.

Located halfway between ambient Hanoi and frantic Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang is creating its own reputation as an excellent base from which to explore fascinating relics and enjoy picturesque beaches.

Da Nang has a long history and reminders of the past are everywhere here. Look out for the French influence in the city’s architecture and spot the ruins of military bases from the Vietnam War.

Learn about Da Nang’s more ancient past at the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Here you can see hundreds of images and artefacts from centuries gone by. Visit the city’s many iconic pagodas, especially the glittering Phap Lam Pagoda in town. Don’t miss the giant pink Da Nang Cathedral, known to the locals as the “Con Ga” (rooster) church because of its weathervane.

Da Nang was once home to only two bridges, one built by the French and one built by the Americans. The pride of the city today is the Han River Bridge, the first bridge to be designed and built by the Vietnamese.

With 30 kilometres (19 miles) of coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing and sunbathing. My Khe Beach, known as China Beach when it was a favourite place for American soldiers to relax during the Vietnam War, is now a stretch of upmarket paradise. For a slower pace, seek out Lang Co Beach, a palm tree-lined beach between a turquoiselagoon and the sea.

Make sure you get to the Marble Mountains, to the south of Da Nang. These five hills, made of limestone and marble, were named after the five elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Tunnels, caves and temples await the brave explorer here, as do many remnants from the war. The view from the top is particularly captivating.

Da Nang has a tropical climate, with a rainy season between September and December. The sea is calmest between May and August. The city is easily accessible by train, bus or plane.

Where to stay in Da Nang

HAIAN Beach Hotel & Spa
HAIAN Beach Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
278 Vo Nguyen Giap, Da Nang
The price is £39 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (660 reviews)
Extremely comfortable hotel, in great location
"We loved our stay in Haian Beach Hotel. Great location - straight across from the beach (beautiful white sand, life savers in the holidays) and our Beachfront room had a view to the buddha and temple to the North. Food and drink available in the hotel, or within a 2min walk in any direction. Very ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

HAIAN Beach Hotel & Spa
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
The price is £373 per night from 14 Sep to 15 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (517 reviews)
"We loved this hotel! Although we had a little bit of sight seeing out of this property, we concluded that we should stay inside the hotel for relaxation and fun. We went to Citron and La Mason 1888 for dinner, and their service and foods were absolutely great."

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2022

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront
Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront
5 out of 5
341 Tran Hung Dao Street, An Hai Bac Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang, 550000
The price is £43 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (317 reviews)
Melia Vinpearl
"The Melia Vinpearl has a great location being right next to the river, it's also just a strole from the beach. the hotel it self is five star, the rooms are excellent with most having a .kitchenet . I was most disappointed with the breakfast buffet as most off the hot items were mostly cold and very ..."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
LIVIE Da Nang Style
LIVIE Da Nang Style
3.5 out of 5
29 Do The Chap, Phuoc My, Son Tra, Da Nang, 550000
The price is £21 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (69 reviews)
Wonderful hotel with wonderful people
"It was our first family trip to Vietnam and we were looking for something with a local vibe, that is different to the typical hotel chain. We decided on Bella because of the interior. It was a smaller hotel but we wanted to take a risk. It did not disappoint and we were extremely happy to stay at ..."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

LIVIE Da Nang Style
A La Carte Da Nang Beach
A La Carte Da Nang Beach
4 out of 5
200 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang, 59000
The price is £58 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,461 reviews)
"exceptionally warm staff, reception team"

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2021

A La Carte Da Nang Beach
Furama Villas Danang
Furama Villas Danang
5 out of 5
107 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
The price is £337 per night from 3 Sep to 4 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Da Nang. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (241 reviews)
"Lovely property , the villa I rented advertised to sleep 9 people, realistically only 7 adults . Jacuzzi was broken and everyday someone would spend 20 minutes trying to fix it, only managed to be fixed after 4 days and only 5 minutes job, manager compensated a half hearted gesture with 2 pizzas, ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Furama Villas Danang
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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