The third largest city in Vietnam, Da Nang is located on the Eastern Sea coast midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Often used as a more affordable base for exploring Hoi An nearby, Da Nang is one of the region's most important ports and a booming economy has seen more tourists and cruise ships being drawn to this holiday destination. Da Nang's light sand coast offers fantastic views of nearby Marble Mountains as well as recreational beaches such as My Khe Beach and China Beach. Cham Museum is one of the region's biggest tourist attractions while Da Nang also boasts one of the most luxurious resorts of all of Indochina.
Da Nang offers a great range of both affordable and high end accommodation including hotels and resorts by major accommodation chains. Offering beachfront accommodation as well as French colonial-inspired boutique accommodation, Da Nang offers a relaxing range of holiday accommodation with an excellent range of onsite facilities and close to the region's popular natural attractions.
Da Nang is home to landmarks and museums as well as a number of natural attractions including beaches, mountains, holy lands, ancient towns and stadiums. Popular attractions in Da Nang include Chi Lang Stadium and nearby Hue and the Hoi An Ancient Town. Da Nang is also surrounded by 4 UNESCO Heritage sites and boasts popular natural and cultural attractions including My Son holy land, the Citadel of Vietnam, Phong Nha-Ke Bang, the Museum of Cham Sculpture, So Tra Mountain, the spiritual centre of Champa Civilization, Non Nuoc Beach and the Marble Mountains.
The first Europeans to land in Vietnam landed in Da Nang Bay in 1535. The city was surrendered to the French in 1787 and later, was a home to a huge US military base during the Vietnam War (1956-1975). Some of Vietnam's most isolated and beautiful beaches are found here in Da Nang and you'll find that the locals are some of the friendliest people you'll meet anywhere in Vietnam. Foodies will love the cuisine here which really gives you a feel of the region and its history. If you're game enough to try the street food, you'll discover some of the best cuisine with many foods that aren't available in traditional restaurants.