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Da Nang City


Da Nang City is the important city in the South Central of the country. It is called the young city with the strong development of economy and tourism. The city is bordered with Thua Thien Hue Province to the north, with Quang Nam Province to the west and the south and with the East Sea to the east.

  • Districts: Hai Chau, Thanh Khe, Son Tra, Ngu Hanh Son, Lien Chieu, Cam Le, Hoa Vang and Hoang Sa Districts.
  • Tourist places: Son Tra District, Ngu Hanh Son District and Hoa Vang District.
  • Climate: Da Nang City is in the tropical monsoon climate region. There are the rain season from August to December and the dry time from January to July. The average temperature is 26 C degree. 
  • Transportation: Travel conveniently by land, railway and airline to the province and from it to other provinces.

         The distance is for reference as below:
         From the center of the city to Da Nang Airport: 5 km
         From Da Nang to Ha Noi: 743 km
         From Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City:  855 km
         From Da Nang to Hue:  94 km
         From Da Nang to Quang Nam – Hoi An:  66 km
         From Da Nang to Kon Tum: 295 km
  • Population: There are the main groups who live together such as Kinh, Hoa, Co Tu and other ethnic groups.


  • Cham Museum: Cham Museum is located in Hai Chau District. It was built in 1915 and bases on the ancient motifs of Cham architecture. The museum houses nearly 300 stone and terra- cotta sculptures made between the 7th and 15th centuries showing the impressive talents of the Cham civilization.
  • Linh Ung Pagoda: the pagoda is located on the cliff of Son Thuy Mountain; Linh Ung Pagoda was built in the reign of Emperor Minh Mang and rebuilt in 1970 with contributions from Buddhist followers. In the pagoda, there is a set of white stone Arhat statues. On the right of the pagoda, it is Vong Dai Hai (sea-viewing pavilion), through which we can see a clear view of Non Nuoc Beach.
  • Hai Van Pass: the pass is situated on the road between Hue and Da Nang, Hai Van Pass is 20km long; dividing into 2 equal parts of up way and down way and its top is 496m high. The pass bends along the slope of the 1,172m long Hai Van Mountain, which is the highest peak mountain of Truong Son Mountains. The mountain is covered by cloud round year and its foot is settled down to the ocean; therefore it was named Hai Van (Hai refers to Ocean and Van refers to Cloud). Because of the distinguished position and natural beautiful landscape, Hai Van Pass has been a source of inspiration for many scholars and poets.
  • Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains):  the mountains are located approximately 8km to the southeast of Danang City, and close to the sea, Ngu Hanh Son has been called with many names such as Bach Hoa Ngu, Ngu Chi Son, Ngu Uan Son, Marble Mountain…. The name Ngu Hanh Son means the five mountains according to five elements of nature: Kim Son (metal), Moc Son (wood), Hoa Son (fire), Tho Son (earth) and Thuy Son (water).
  • Non Nuoc Beach: Non Nuoc Beach stretches for 5 kilometers to the north and south of Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain). This fine sandy beach is a perfect place to bathe and relax.
  • Non Nuoc Marble-Carving Handicraft Village: Mr. Huynh Ba Quat from Thanh Hoa Province founded the marble-carving handicraft in Non Nuoc in the 18th century. It used to be an extra occupation, but since the 19th century, it has been the main source of income for the people in Hoa Hai village (part of Non Nuoc Village). The raw materials are obtained from the Marble Mountains. Then, there are three steps to achieve the final product: sketching, detailed carving and polishing. A wide variety of articles is sculpted in marble, including Buddhist and saint statues, animals and bracelets by local artisans.
  • Ba Na Mountain: the mountain is located in Hoa Vang District, far from Da Nang 35km to the south-west, Ba Na Mountain stands at 1,487m from the sea level. The average annual temperature varies between 17 and 200C. Each of the four seasons appears within a single day in Ba Na: spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter at night. One particular characteristic is that the clouds are at the mid-height of the mountain, but the peak is always clear, therefore, we can view the beautiful surrounding landscapes with mountains, rivers, ocean etc. Besides, there are very beautiful forests with green pine hills in Ba Na.
  • Son Tra Peninsula: it is situated at the entrance of Da Nang Harbor, Son Tra Peninsula, taking a role as a screen protecting the city against wind and storm. It is an ideal site of yellow sandy beaches, historical remains, and rare bird and animal species. From the top of Son Tra Peninsula, at an altitude of 696m, tourists can view the magnificent panorama of Da Nang City, the Marble Mountain and Ba Na Mountain. At the foot of Son Tra Mountain is Tien Sa Beach - the name means female spirits descending from heaven, which was derived from a legend about female spirits who came here from heaven to bathe.

And many sites, historic destinations impressive in this city for you to explore.


  • Quan The Am Festival: (19th of the 2nd lunar month), the Quan The Am Pagoda is located at the foot of the Kim Son Mountain, part of Marble Mountain. The festivities take place for three days including the ceremonies to the Quan The Am cult and prayers as well as many games.
  • Ca Ong Festival: (3rd lunar month) Ca Ong Festival is the biggest festival of Da Nang habitants. Worshipping Whale expresses the honor to the Sea Spirit as well as ties to the prosperous fishing villages. 

And there are many other unique festivals in the province.

Local specialties

There are different local specialties in the city such as mì Quảng ( local noodle soup), gỏi cá Nam Ô (fish salad from Nam O area), bún chả cá ( noodle soup with grilled chopped fish), bánh tráng thịt heo (rice paper roll with pork), bánh xèo ( rice pancake), bánh bèo (dirt cake), bê thui Cầu Mống ( Cau Mong barbequed veal), chè xoa xoa hạt lựu ( local sweet soup), mít trộn ( young jackfruit salad), seafood and other typical specialties.