Da Nang has grown a lot over the last few years especially with digital nomads and backpackers. There was been a lot of development in Da Nang over the last ten years, Da Nang is the third-largest city in Vietnam by population. But is Da Nang worth visiting?

Da Nang is definitely worth visiting not only because that Da Nang has an easygoing and chilled vibe around it. But Da Nang offers some amazing food and cultural and historical sites. As well as a good nightlife. The city has been growing as digital nomads hub.

In this post, we will go through is Da Nang worth visiting. Let’s get started!

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Is Da Nang Worth Visiting?

Yes, that is the short answer. Da Nang is worth visiting, you can enjoy the local food, national parks, and amazing beaches like My Khe Beach. As well as a good nightlife.

There are three reasons that Da Nang is worth a visit, these are as follows.

  • Scenery.
  • Food.
  • Friendly People.

Scenery

Da Nang is blessed with beautiful beaches, dramatic mountains surrounding Da Nang, national parks, and temples. You can relax on the amazing beaches and go swimming and take in the views.

You can explore the national parks. And for the history buffs, you can see visit French colonial buildings and the museums in Da Nang, which mainly focus on the Vietnam war.

Food

If you are a foodie or a fan of Vietnamese food, then Da Nang will not disappoint. As well as offering local food Da Nang offers food from all over the world with a good range of restaurants.

Vietnamese Food
Vietnamese Food

To find the best local food, you will wander into the city center where all the locals normally eat. Remember that the beach area is mostly for visitors to Da Nang, therefore it’s more expensive and not as good.

Friendly People

The Vietnamese people, in general, are friendly. This goes for most of Vietnam. Da Nang was developed a lot over the last decade from a small rural city to a bustling city. With that most local people, from Da Nang are welcoming and friendly to visitors.

Is It Safe In Da Nang?

Da Nang is a safe place to visit but as long as travelers use common sense. There are certain basic rules that travelers should follow to stay safe such as wandering into non-touristy at night-time, especially if alone. Crimes on visitors to Da Nang is rare but it can happen.

Is Da Nang Expensive?

Yes, I think Da Nang is expensive if you compare it to other places in Vietnam. Hotels and food can be a little pricey, especially along My Khe Beach.

Things To Do In Da Nang

Da Nang is the third-largest city in Vietnam and tends to attract backpackers and families but there is plenty of things to do in Da Nang that will keep you busy for a couple of days on any type of budget.

These are the main things to do in Da Nang, let’s go through the list.

See The Dragon Bridge

The Dragon Bridge is a fantastic sight especially when the bridge lights up at night. It is one of the longest and most beautiful bridges in Vietnam but it has become an iconic sight in Da Nang.

Dragon Bridge Da Nang
Dragon Bridge

At 9 pm every Saturday and Sunday, there is a light, fire, and water night that can be seen for miles around. It offers a wonderful opportunity for pictures.

See The Golden Bridge

The Golden Bridge is another amazing bridge near Da Nang. It is 150 meters long pedestrian bridge in the Bà Nà Hills resort. To get to the bridge, you need to enter the Sun World theme park and use the cable car to get to it.

Golden Bridge Da Nang
Golden Bridge Da Nang

The trip up to the bridge has amazing views. I would recommend waiting to do the bridge in the evening when there are fewer people as it can get very crowded during the day.

Other than seeing the Golden Bridge, you can walk through gardens, there are food and souvenirs shops.

Plus the French Village includes replicas of a number of French attraction locations and get on free rides in the Fantasy Park.

Visit Marble Mountain

Marble Mountains are about 7 km outside of Da Nang. The mountains are made up of limestone hills with caves, tunnels, temples, and Buddhist shrines. All waiting to be explored.

Marble Mountain Cave Entrance
Marble Mountain Cave Entrance

Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to climb very steep stairs or if you don’t want to walk up steps you can take the elevator to the top. Once at the top there is a lot of walking and climbing to see the caves, pagoda, and different temples.

At the top, there are some amazing views of the city and the bay. The caves are fairly interesting to explore. There are also a few foods and drink vendors where you can buy water and snacks.

See The Cham Museum

A lot of visitors to Da Nang don’t realize that Da Nang has a good number of museums and there is the Cham Museum. This museum will everything that you want to know about the Cham people.

The museum gives you an insight into the Cham culture with statues, relics from various temples, sanctuaries, and more. It is well laid out by the different excavations and periods of time.

This museum has the claim to fame of being the only Cham museum in the world and it first opened its doors in 1915 at the time of the French colonial period.

Visit the Ba Na Hills

This is an amusement park, this is an old French village nestled high in the mountains. You can get a cable car to the top and there is an all you can eat buffet.

Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills

At the top of the Ba Na Hills, you see spectacular views as far as the sea. There are attractions to keep you busy for a while plus the slide down the mountain is a lot of fun.

Enjoy Hoa Phu Thanh

Hoa Phu Thanh is an area of amazing natural beauty. It is located southwest of Da Nang. If you are interested in doing river rafting this is an amazing place for river rafting.

Hoa Phu Thanh Lake Lie
Hoa Phu Thanh

There are all-day activity tours that do include your lunch and the necessary safety demonstrations. You should not underestimate the rapids, as they were amazing and scary.

You can also go swimming, ziplining, camping and more. It is visited by thousands of people every year and all leave happy.

Visit Da Nang Cathedral

The Da Nang Cathedral is one of the most famous catholic churches in Vietnam thanks to its amazing design features. The church has a very ‘French’ feel to it.

The cathedral has a signature pink edifice as well as colorful stained-glass windows and a large bell tower which has an iconic weathervane at the top in the shape of a rooster.

The cathedral dates from 1923 and it also goes by its local nickname which is Con Ga or Rooster Church.

Wrapping Up

Finally, Da Nang is definitely worth visiting not only because Da Nang offers some amazing food, cultural activities, historical sites, and more. As well as a good nightlife. It does tend to attract families and as result hotels and activities are focus on them.

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on is Da Nang worth visiting has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.

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