Top things to do in Da Nang

Da Nang is a significant and peaceful city in Central Vietnam that provides breathtaking mountain vistas, white sandy beaches, and many activities. You’ll need at least three days in Da Nang to see all the sights, and even more to relax by the beach or your hotel pool. So what are the top things to do in Da Nang? Let’s check it out!

Top activities to do in Da Nang
Top activities to do in Da Nang

Top things to do in Da Nang

In Da Nang, there are many interesting activities that will bring memorable feelings to you. Here are some things you must try once when traveling to Da Nang.

Enjoy beautiful beaches

When travelers visit Da Nang, they quickly realize that the city is surrounded by gorgeous beaches. Non Nuoc beach, for example, is often regarded as the most beautiful beach in the world. Non Nuoc beach is about a 20-minute drive from Da Nang City and offers a beautiful blue sky, a gorgeous beach, and fresh air. 

Non Nuoc beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Non Nuoc beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Visitors may enjoy sunbathing, jet-skiing, and surfing while savoring local seafood meals on the beach. Non Nuoc Beach stretches for five kilometers along the shore of Hoa Hai Ward, finishing at the foot of the Marble Mountains, which are home to old pagodas, sacred caves, and handicraft communities.

Go to Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Mountain, located in Da Nang, is a magnificent national park that rises 693 meters above sea level. Son Tra is also known as Son Tra Peninsula and becomes a favorite destination for biking. Besides trekking aficionados, tourists may enjoy the green rainforests and observe uncommon species such as red face monkeys.

Linh Ung Pagoda is also located atop Son Tra Mountain, which is well-known in Da Nang for holding the world’s highest monument of the Goddess of Mercy. The stunning 67-meter-tall white monument is built upon a lotus-shaped pedestal and contains 21 tiny Buddha statues.

Admire the Dragon Bridge with breathing fire

One of the most amazing bridges in Da Nang is the Dragon Bridge with breathes fire. This bridge is long more than 545 feet with a shape that looks like a giant fire dragon and has 6 lanes. Furthermore, the bridge was built rather elaborately, with a lighting system that included 15,000 LED lamps. It must be said again that this bridge design is intricate and amazing.

Golden Dragon with breathing fire
Golden Dragon with breathing fire

It will be a fantastic tour if you visit Da Nang on weekends to enjoy the Dragon Bridge Da Nang sprits fire and water. On Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m, there are 18 flames and three water jets spout from the Dragon’s jaws.

Learn about Cham culture

When visitors come here, Cham culture is one of the activities that should be considered to get to know. There is a museum called Cham Museum Da Nang that reflects all of Cham’s culture and lifestyle. Cham Museum Da Nang commemorates the practices of Vietnam’s indigenous Cham tribe, who have roots dating back as far as 192AD. Founded during colonial French rule in 1915, it is known as the only museum of its kind in the world.

Learn about Cham culture
Learn about Cham culture

 Cham Museum Da Nang is divided into ten interior exhibition rooms, where 300 terracotta and stone sculptures from the 7th to the 15th centuries are showcased according to the region in which they were found. The museum also offers daily guided tours for groups of five and above from 8:00 to 10:00 and from 14:00 to 16:30.

Amazing Ba Na Hills

Sun World’s Ba Na Hills is around 1,500 meters above sea level and approximately a half-hour drive west of Da Nang. The strange Ba Na Hills complex is reminiscent of Epcot at Disney World, a French ski resort, and a Buddhist mountain retreat. The Ba Na Cable Car, an exceptional, European-built system that holds the world record for the longest uninterrupted single-track cable car ride, at over 19,000 feet in length, is the park’s second most recognized feature.

The Golden Bridge (also known as the "Hand Bridge") is the best tourist-savvy attraction at Ba Na Hills
The Golden Bridge is the best tourist-savvy attraction at Ba Na Hills

The Golden Bridge (also known as the “Hand Bridge”) is a 500-foot-long arched pedestrian bridge that looks to be held in place by two massive stone hands deep below. The bridge, a social media-savvy attraction, put Ba Na Hills on the map for international visitors when it was completed in 2018, and it is projected to become one of Vietnam’s most popular and iconic panoramas.

Fifth military division museum of Da Nang

The Fifth Military Division Museum in Da Nang provides tourists with a peek into Vietnam’s turbulent history through exhibitions of combat artifacts, news clippings, and pictures shot by Fifth Military Division troops. The vast museum is organized into four major sections: 

Besides, some must-see things include the A-37 Dragonfly light-attack aircraft, the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog observation aircraft, and the M48 Patton gun tank.  All of these features were utilized during the French and American wars. Foreign tourists must pay VND 40,000 for museum entry and an extra VND 10,000 for pictures.

Climate & weather

Da Nang has a tropical savannah climate. There are two different seasons in this climate: rainy and dry. August through December is the wet season. Other months have less precipitation, but they are not completely dry. Summer has the greatest temperatures, with an average maximum temperature of roughly 34ºC (93ºF) in July.

Da Nang's Climate
Da Nang’s Climate

The months of January, February, and December are the most likely to have nice weather with average temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 26°C (79°F). If you want to travel here, the time between February and July is the finest season. however, the city may be quite busy at this time, so it is best to arrange a place to stay ahead of time.


If you are traveling from another nation or city, you can fly to Da Nang. Da Nang International Airport offers multiple daily flights to important Vietnamese cities. There is also an increase in the number of foreign connecting flights. Da Nang is served by trains and buses, making it a handy transport center for exploring the central area. Taxis and ride-hailing applications are plentiful throughout town. Popular journeys from Da Nang are easily booked, with motorbike or automobile tours accessible to Marble Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula, Hoi An, or Hai Van Pass.

In town, there are several vehicles that you can consider using:

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