Top 10+ things to do in Danang: From Must-see attractions to Cultural Delights

Danang, a coastal city nestled in the heart of Vietnam, offers a plethora of remarkable attractions and activities that will leave you awe-inspired. As Danang City is near the well-known Hoi An, travelers often plan them on the same trip. To take the best trip, Indochina Voyages would like to recommend you top things to do in Danang.

Pass through Hai Van Pass

The coastal route is famous for its amazing views and scenery on the way. To avoid the hassle, you can get a private driver for you for the trip. Therefore, you can stop to see the breathtaking view along the way, which is admired by people all over the world. 

view from Hai Van Pass
Breathtaking view from Hai Van Pass

Drop by the Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture

The museum owns the largest collection of Cham artifacts in the world. All displayed pieces date back from the 5th to the 15th century. It is a good chance for curious travelers who love to explore more about Cham culture in the past. 

The opening hours are from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. An entrance fee of about US$3 is required. Detailed descriptions and guided headsets are available for history lovers.  

Wander around My Son Sanctuary

The ruins date back to the 4th century. The design of the towers follows the Champa architectural style. If you have visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia, you can find some similar patterns in the architecture in My Son Sanctuary.

My Son Sanctuary
The historic My Son Sanctuary in the hills of Central Vietnam

Explore Ba Na Hills

It can be considered as an amusement park on the top of the mountain. There are fun activities that would be a good fit for families with kids and couples. Once you reach the top by either walking or cable cart, you can enjoy the scenic view from Ba Na Hills

As it is one of the top attractions in Danang city, the crowd is unavoidable during peak hours. If you prefer to enjoy the place without crowds, you should go in the early morning.  

Because Ba Na Hills is high compared to sea level, it might be a little cold or rainy when you visit during winter. Raincoat, umbrella or waterproof coat would keep you warm while enjoying the scenery and activity there. 

Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills – one of the highlights in Danang trip

See the vibrant Golden Hand Bridge

What makes the Golden Bridge Vietnam special and popular among travelers is its unique design. Similar to Ba Na Hills, the attraction is popular for both local and foreign travelers. 

To enjoy the full view of architecture, summertime is perfect with a clear sky. The presence of fog during winter or autumn would not allow you to see its beauty.

It takes a while to reach the bridge. The scenery you view from the bridge can speak itself why people put this architecture on the top of their sightseeing lists.

Golden Bridge is the most magical, beautiful tourist destination
Golden Bridge is the most magical, beautiful tourist destination

Note: However, the Golden Hand Bridge and Ba Na Hills are quite touristy. Especially in the peak season (From June to August), there are lots of people who come to these attractions for check-in. You should consider before visiting to avoid the crowd.

Soak in beach vibes

Once landed in Danang city, you can feel the taste of the beach in the air right away. Travelers just cannot leave the city without taking part in activities on the beaches. Moreover, the weather in the city during the summer is perfect for sunbathing.   

The long attractive coastal beaches in Danang
The long attractive coastal beaches in Danang

Top beautiful beaches in Danang:

  • My Khe Beach: Top 50 beautiful beaches in the World
  • Non Nuoc Beach: One of 6 beautiful beaches on the Earth by Forbes
  • Bac My An Beach: Known for its luxurious resorts and high-end beachfront accommodations
  • Nam O Beach: A hidden gem that offers a glimpse into the traditional fishing village life of Danang
  • Nguyen Tat Thanh Beach: A famous beach in Danang, which still remains the wild look and serenity
  • Lang Co Beach: A scenic paradise nestled between the azure waters of the East Sea and the majestic Hai Van Pass with white sand

Shop in Han Market

While Danang is known for its delectable cuisine, the Han Market offers a foodie experience like no other. Dive into a culinary adventure as you wander through the bustling aisles, filled with aromatic spices, fresh seafood, exotic fruits, and traditional Vietnamese street food. Sample local delicacies and interact with friendly vendors for an authentic taste of Danang.

What would you buy during the trip to Danang City? If you ask a local Vietnamese from other regions in Vietnam, they would say ‘buy Stir-fried Dried Squid in Tamarind Sauce from Han Market’. Cho Han a.k.a Han Market is known as the shopping stop for everything for both locals and travelers. 

You also find a lot of vendors from snacks to souvenirs like T-shirts with the name of the city on.

Escape to Son Tra Peninsula

Find tranquility amidst the bustling city by escaping to the serene Son Tra Peninsula. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of the Son Tra Nature Reserve, home to diverse flora and fauna. Trek through scenic trails, visit the striking Linh Ung Pagoda, and enjoy panoramic views of the city and the sparkling coastline from the summit of Monkey Mountain.

Visit the Cao Dai Temple

Experience the fascinating blend of religions at the Cao Dai Temple, where followers of Caodaism worship a unique combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Witness the colorful rituals, intricate architecture, and vibrant ceremonies that make this temple a captivating cultural hotspot.

Learn Traditional Vietnamese Crafts

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Vietnam by participating in workshops that teach traditional crafts. Learn the art of lantern-making, silk weaving, or pottery under the guidance of skilled artisans. Create your own masterpiece as a memento of your time in Danang

Attend a Traditional Vietnamese Music Performance

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of traditional Vietnamese music by attending a live performance. Experience the rhythmic sounds of the dan bau (monochord), the soulful tunes of the đàn tranh (zither), or the vibrant beats of traditional drums as talented musicians showcase the beauty of Vietnamese music.

Enjoy local foods in Danang city

Local foods with a variety of cuisines are the thing that can’t be missed when traveling in Danang city. 

  • My Quang (Quang style noodle)

The first dish you definitely should not miss is My Quang a.k.a Quang style noodle. You may try Pho or other types of Vietnamese noodles in other regions and find it slightly different from My Quang. It does not have broth like other types of noodles.

My Quang
My Quang
  • Banh Xeo

The second dish that every traveler visiting Danang should try is Banh Xeo. It is a Vietnamese savory sizzling cake. Being made from rice flour and turmeric powder helps it have a tempting golden color. Each cake is stuffed with pork and shrimp. You can find this dish in almost all food vendors on the streets of the city. To have the best Banh xeo in the city, we would recommend you to take a look at TripAdvisor reviews about restaurants well-known for this dish.

Banh xeo
Banh xeo
  • Nem Lui

The final one in the top 3 dishes you should try is Nem lui. Basically it is lemongrass pork skewers. Once you start trying this dish, it is difficult to stop eating these skewers.

With the list of top things to do in Danang, are you ready to build your own list of attractions for Danang trip? Let’s start!

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