After selecting Hanami Hotel Danang as your accommodation in Da Nang for your vacation, the next step is to plan a perfect travel itinerary, isn’t it? Here, we will share all the experiences of traveling to Da Nang, from which tourist attractions to visit during the day to dining options. Whether you should travel with a tour group or independently, how to shop, and what to do for nighttime entertainment in Da Nang will all be discussed here.
Traveling and Having Fun in Da Nang: Tips and Recommendations
There are plenty of destinations for motorcycle enthusiasts to explore while traveling in Da Nang. One recommended option is Nam O Beach, located in Hoa Hiep Ward, Linh Chieu District, approximately 17km northwest of the city center. For adventure-seeking travelers, Nam O Beach offers a unique and untouched experience. However, for locals of Da Nang, this beach is already quite familiar. Since it doesn’t appear on any standard tour itineraries, Nam O Beach has maintained its pristine beauty, making visitors feel like they’ve stepped into a new and unexplored land. When visiting Nam O Beach, you can prepare for a true beach camping experience with friends and capture some beautiful photographs.
The main drawback is that Nam O Beach is not yet a fully developed tourist area, so there are very few tourism services available. Additionally, the road to reach it can be challenging, and you may need to leave your vehicle at a local’s home and walk to Nam O Beach. This destination is suitable for young travelers who enjoy off-the-beaten-path adventures and immersing themselves in nature.
Golden Sand Beach
Similar to Nam O Beach, this is also an exploration-focused tourist destination that is still in the early stages of development. The Golden Sand Beach Resort, located on the Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang, has been established and operational for four years. True to its name, Golden Sand Beach has been blessed by nature with a stunning stretch of smooth golden sand that extends 200 meters along the coastline. Here, you can enjoy relaxing on the beach, snorkeling to admire coral reefs (with snorkeling equipment provided by the resort), as well as go fishing for various marine life. Additionally, you can partake in some entertainment services such as the Zipline aerial adventure, kayaking along the coast, and overnight camping.
Dong Giang Tea Hills – Que Tay Giang Peak
Here, you won’t just be awestruck by the tranquility and serenity but also captivated by the pure beauty of this region. Gazing upon the lush green tea hills stretching out, veiled in the morning mist, is sure to provide you with truly relaxing and comfortable moments.
In addition to enjoying the scenery, here you can also learn how to care for and harvest tea leaves alongside the local people. It will be an unforgettable experience for your journey. Moreover, if you are a culture enthusiast and enjoy exploring the traditional cultures of ethnic minority communities, then you should visit the Bhờ Hôồng Cultural Village – a part of the Song Kon commune located in the Dong Giang tea hills area!
Hoa Trung Lake
Hoa Trung Lake is an ideal place to explore the simple and tranquil beauty, perfect for young groups to camp, have picnics, sing and play. It is also a new creative spot for photography enthusiasts and couples choosing it as a wedding photography location. Additionally, you can experience the traditional rowing boats on the flooded part of the lake. These boats belong to local fish farmers, so it’s essential to ask for their permission skillfully before they agree. Furthermore, you can rent tents for overnight camping and enjoy leisurely campfire stories.
Nui Than Tai Hot Springs
This is a very interesting destination to include in your Da Nang travel experience. Located just over 20 km west of the city center, Nui Than Tai is a great choice for this summer. As soon as you set foot here, you will immerse yourself in the cool and lush environment of the pristine forests of Ba Na – Nui Chua.
During the summer, the scorching heat makes everyone crave a cool, refreshing space with clear streams. Nui Than Tai Hot Springs provide a sense of freshness, relieving the summer heat, with a water park area, swimming pool, and wave pool for children and families to enjoy.
Hoa Phu Thanh Waterfall Sliding Area
Operational since February 2013, this destination offers a variety of new, unique, and exciting tourist experiences. Boasting its own distinct style, the waterfall sliding area features a river and streams spanning over 3km, winding through the cool shade of trees around the hills. The main attraction at Hoa Phu Thanh is the water sliding game, with each boat accommodating 2 people. There are two shifts per day at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Plan your travel time carefully to ensure you arrive on time, as there are only two shifts per day.
Hoi An Ancient Town
Standing out on the Central Vietnam tourist route, Hoi An is like a simple, rustic, and poetic painting. Whether day or night, Hoi An tourism offers different captivating beauty. Apart from its cultural values displayed through diverse architecture, Hoi An also preserves a vast intangible cultural heritage. The daily life of its residents, with customs, rituals, folk arts, cultural festivals, and picturesque natural landscapes, along with local specialties, makes Hoi An increasingly attractive to international tourists.
And many other places like Yen Retreat, Do Do Village from the movie “Mat Biec,” and Dong Nghe Lake.
So now you know what to do in Da Nang, right? You can explore 26 more Da Nang tourist destinations as well.
Da Nang Travel Experience with Tours
Currently, touring is a very popular form of travel, and often, it can be more cost-effective than traveling independently (because tour operators can secure discounted tickets compared to individual travelers). It’s not difficult to book a tour that covers everything from A to Z. Some of the daily tours that Hanami Hotel Da Nang currently supports for guests include:
- Ba Na Hills
- Cham Island
- Marble Mountains – Hoi An
- Linh Ung Pagoda – Marble Mountains – Hoi An
- My Son – Hoi An
- My Son
- Da Nang City Tour
- Thanh Tai Park
- Hoi An – Traditional Craft Village
- Bach Ma National Park
Travel Tips for Couples in Da Nang
Whether your trip to Da Nang is to rekindle the romance between the two of you or to enjoy your honeymoon, you should keep the following experiences in mind:
Plan your sightseeing and dining locations in Da Nang.
Choose a means of transportation by motorcycle to easily enjoy the early morning sunrise. You can easily explore the roads of Da Nang together.
Choose souvenir shops to buy gifts for your parents and loved ones (Suggestion: shops with Dong Trung Ha Thao products that are good for health, which you can find at https://huong.vn/).
The most important thing is to book your hotel room in advance before packing up and leaving.
In Da Nang, couples have many hotel options, but many prefer Hanami Hotel. This is because Hanami Hotel is specially designed for couples, offering romantic room arrangements at reasonable prices. Customers can comfortably choose and book in advance to receive the most attentive service from the staff.
One-Day Travel Experience in Da Nang
After returning from a long journey, take a brief rest and then let’s continue to explore Da Nang for a day. Continuing your day in Da Nang, starting at around 4 in the afternoon, you can head up to the Son Tra Peninsula to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city. Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, one of Da Nang’s most sacred and renowned temples, and capture moments on the stunning roads under the sunlight. If you wish to go even higher, you can seek out Ban Co Peak and the “Eye of Indochina” radar tower for an unparalleled panoramic view of the city. For those who love off-the-beaten-path travel in Da Nang, this is a destination you shouldn’t miss!
My Khe Beach in Da Nang
What to do next in Da Nang? You can head to My Khe Beach, considered one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet. My Khe Beach is renowned for its fine white sand, gentle waves, warm water year-round, and the picturesque backdrop of coconut trees. Travelers can swim in the sea almost all year round, but the most suitable time is during the summer, from May to August in the Gregorian calendar. Moreover, due to the shallow coastline, visitors can feel at ease, swimming while leisurely enjoying the magnificent Marble Mountains and the distant Cu Lao Cham Island on the horizon. Nothing beats a day at the beach, with fun activities, good food, and the opportunity to admire the sunset with friends and family.
Asia Park in Da Nang
Asia Park is also a good choice if you enjoy visiting entertainment centers. Asia Park is the largest amusement and entertainment complex in Da Nang, featuring three main sections: the amusement park, the Sun Wheel, and the indoor entertainment area. In the amusement park, you can explore nearly 20 fun and exciting games, from gentle ones for children to thrilling ones for adults.
At the Sun Wheel area, you can experience the thrill of climbing and swaying on the giant Ferris wheel while enjoying a panoramic view of beautiful Da Nang from above. There are also many games in the indoor entertainment area for you to enjoy.
Nam Son Pagoda
But if you prefer a different, gentler, and less adventurous place for your trip to Da Nang…this place is not well-known! Away from Son Tra Peninsula and the beach, venture to the outskirts of the city and visit Nam Son Pagoda. Nam Son Pagoda is located in Cam Nam, Hoa Chau commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city. Nam Son Pagoda is gaining attention for its grand and solemn yet peaceful and tranquil ambiance.
The Pagoda comprises various areas including Phong Sanh Pond, Assembly Hall, Main Hall, Meditation Garden, guest reception area, parking lot, etc., with a total area of up to 10,000 square meters. In the garden area, visitors can easily come across the teachings of the Buddha about life. Those who come to visit will not feel mysterious or ethereal like other temples but, on the contrary, will feel the tranquility, happiness, and inner freedom.
Delightful Da Nang Cuisine
After your day of adventure in Da Nang, it’s time to fill your hungry belly in the evening when the night falls, to fully experience the beauty of Da Nang at night. Therefore, follow the footsteps of Hanami Hotel Danang to discover the Da Nang specialties that you cannot miss when you set foot in this land.
According to the travel experiences of many, you cannot miss indulging in seafood. This is considered a favor that nature has bestowed upon this coastal city. Da Nang now has many restaurants and eateries specializing in fresh seafood to serve diners, among which are:
Da Nang Seafood
Nam Danh Seafood (K139/H59/38 Tran Quang Khai): If you want a place where you can continuously order dishes, immerse yourself in a world of seafood without worrying about prices but still enjoy excellent food, then you must come here. Nam Danh is one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Da Nang for both quality and reasonable prices.
- Bien Man Seafood (65 Tran Hung Dao)
- Hai San Be Man (Various Locations)
- Lo Thien Quan (20 Tran Bach Dang)
And many other seafood restaurants along the coast.
Banh Xeo – Nem Lui – Grilled Pork Vermicelli
You can try the following places for these local dishes:
- Banh xeo Ba Duong (K280/23 Hoang Dieu)
- Banh xeo Lipton (280/21 Hoang Dieu)
- Banh xeo – Nem lui – Bun thit nuong Co Muoi(23 Chau Thi Vinh Te)
- Banh xeo ba Tuyet (K25/16 Tran Quoc Toan)
- Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Grilled Pork Spring Rolls with Rice Paper – Bun Nam)
You can find these delicious dishes at the following places:
- Donald Trung (64 Ngo Thi Nham)
- Quan Mau (35 Do Thuc Tin)
- Banh trang thit heo Dai Loc (82 Trung Nu Vuong)
- Com Ga (Chicken Rice)
Enjoy Chicken Rice at:
- Com ga A Hai (96 Phan Chu Trinh)
- Tai Ky restaurant chain Com ga Be Den (60 Pham Hong Thai)
- Com ga Tu tai (62 Hai Phong)
- Com Hen – Bun Hen (Baby Clam Rice – Baby Clam Vermicelli)
Try these local specialties at:
- Con Hen (258 Trung Nu Vuong)
- Com hen – Bun hen Thanh (105 Huynh Thuc Khang)
- Quan Giao (K364/27 Le Duan)
- Bun Cha Ca (Fish Cake Vermicelli)
Savor this dish at:
Quan Hon (113/3 Nguyen Chi Thanh) Bun cha ca Ba Lu (319 Hung Vuong) Bun cha ca Ha (102 Huynh Thuc Khang) Quan Lan (424 Hung Vuong) Banh Beo – Banh Loc – Banh Nam (Steamed Rice Cakes)
Indulge in these dishes at:
- Banh beo Ba Be (100 Hoang Van Thu)
- Quan Tam (291 Nguyen Chi Thanh)
- Co Tien (K164/1 Hoang Dieu)
- Banh beo Que Huong (441 Nui Thanh)
But if you’re a fan of street food and want to combine it with some shopping, Hanami will guide you through the street food experience in Da Nang’s markets:
Famous Markets in Da Nang
- Con Market (Quang Trung and Ong Ich Khiem crossroads – Open from 10:00 to 19:00): Youll be amazed when you step into this market because you wont find many other markets with such a wide variety of food stalls. From the entrance to the central area, youll find a plethora of eateries inviting you to taste. When you visit Con Market, besides preparing a playful wallet, having an empty stomach is also necessary if you dont want to regret missing out on Da Nangs signature dishes. From banh beo, banh bot loc, banh nam, banh xeo to bun mam nem, bun cha ca, bun thit nuong, youll be confused because you cant decide which dish to try.
- Bac My An Market (25 Nguyen Ba Lan – Open from 8:00 to 18:00): Bac My An Market is a haven for cheap street food with numerous delicious Da Nang dishes that many people love. Whether you come here in the morning or at noon, theres no shortage of filling dishes like noodles, rice, pho, for those who want a satisfying meal. In terms of price, theres hardly any market with cheaper food than this one. With just 15,000 VND – a small expense, you can experience exotic dishes here. Besides, when mentioning Bac My An Market, we must mention oc hut and Van butter ice cream, two specialties that have made the reputation of this market.
- Han Market (119 Tran Phu – Open from 9:00 to 19:00): Despite the opening of many supermarkets and large shopping centers, long-standing.
Nightlife in Da Nang
Continuing this journey, after having a satisfying meal, you may be wondering what to do or eat in Da Nang next. Well, why not gather with friends and family at a coffee shop or bubble tea place to chat or observe the bustling streets? Or if you’re not into sitting still and chatting, just pick up your feet and keep exploring. Here are some places to consider:
Le Duan Street Night Market
Le Duan Street Night Market (144 Lê Duan – Open from around 18:00 to 23:00) if you want to shop for clothes at an unbeatable price. Lê Duan Night Market is considered the largest night market in Da Nang with over 200 stalls stretching along a 700-meter-long narrow alley. The market offers a wide range of products, from clothing, shoes, and accessories to cosmetics and jewelry. The merchandise here is diverse in terms of styles, colors, and materials, yet very affordable.
Helio Night Market
(Helio Center – Open from 17:00 to 22:00 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) adopts the style of a Thai night market and was introduced to the youth of Da Nang last summer. It has already attracted a large number of visitors who come here to experience the lively atmosphere. With a diverse range of Da Nang cuisine and a bustling shopping area, along with thousands of high-quality accessories, it offers you endless choices to refresh your wardrobe.
Furthermore, on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, you will have the chance to enjoy impressive performances by famous music groups from Da Nang. This provides you with moments of relaxation and the opportunity to have a fantastic night in the beautiful coastal city.
Danang Bazaar Flea Market
(Parkson Da Nang, 3rd-4th floors, 255-257 Hùng Vương – Organized according to the schedule announced on the fan page, open from 10:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays and Sundays if applicable) makes an impression with its spacious and airy atmosphere. The elegant arrangement of stalls and walkways is a significant highlight of this market, providing comfort and convenience for visitors exploring and shopping, as well as enjoying culinary delights or participating in music festivals and entertainment games. Items are categorized into various sections, such as clothing, accessories, cosmetics, henna art, or tarot card reading, ensuring you won’t have to search too hard. Themed photobooths change every week, from the vintage-inspired Strange Dream to the charming Summer Garden, attracting many enthusiasts, especially young people who come to check in and explore.
(2/9 Street – Open from 8:00 to 22:00) is a comprehensive entertainment complex, the first and largest of its kind in Da Nang. It features exciting gaming areas and a series of restaurants offering various regional delicacies.
(Southeast Memorial Area – Open from 8:00 to 22:00) is one of the supermarkets that guarantees to serve all shopping and entertainment needs of customers of all ages. You can dine at famous brands like Lotteria, KFC, GoGi, Phúc Long, Kichi Kichi, or the Food court. Enjoy blockbuster movies at the modern Lotte Cinema and engage in activities like bowling, racing, and more. Additionally, Lotte Mart has a dedicated area for Fahasa bookshop, nail salons, massages, and dozens of renowned fashion and cosmetics brands in the Korean style.
(910A Ngo Quyen Street) is a trendy, upscale, internationally inspired shopping center, drawing fashion-conscious enthusiasts with a wide range of products, including fashion items, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, household goods, furniture, stationery, and more. Vincom concentrates on a variety of restaurants, eateries, and famous food and beverage brands like Gogi, Kichi Kichi, alongside the internationally recognized CGV cinemas. It also features the first artistic ice skating rink in Da Nang, the Vinpearlland Ice Rink, and the VinKE educational and recreational center for children.
Here are some simple tips for you when traveling to Da Nang independently
- Leave essential information: Inform your family or friends about your accommodation, flight details, and transportation plans for peace of mind.
- Avoid high-value items: Leave behind expensive items like watches or luxury perfumes, as even imitation items can attract unwanted attention.
- Medications: Carry basic medicines such as pain relievers or headache medicine. Alternatively, bring a small bottle of medicated oil for unexpected discomfort.
- Be confident: Traveling alone shows your courage, so be confident while exploring new places or meeting new people.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for directions: In areas without well-marked streets or challenging navigation, seek assistance from local residents politely.
- Dress appropriately: Pack clothing suitable for the local weather conditions, and don’t forget to bring a hat or scarf, which can be useful regardless of whether it’s hot or cold.
- Embrace solitude: Solo travel allows you to appreciate the beauty and atmosphere of the places you visit. Enjoy your time alone and with the new world around you.
By now, after a day of exhausting sightseeing in Da Nang, you’re probably running low on energy. Join your friends and family back at the hotel, engage in a bit of conversation and then start a sound sleep to recharge for the long day ahead. Be sure to remember the travel tips that Hanami Hotel has shared to prepare yourself for another day of exploring Da Nang tomorrow!