Top 5 things you should not miss when you’re in Danang
With wide beaches, fantastic street food, the fabled Hai Van Pass, and an ever-expanding collection of cafes, restaurants, and bars, it’s no surprise that Danang residents have some of the widest smiles in the country. My Khe Beach’s warm sands sweep south from the mountainous Son Tra Peninsula. Danang is home to some of Vietnam’s most luxurious resorts, but much of the beach is still owned by the locals who use it as a playground, gym, and source of income.
Have fun at the beach
Make an effort to wake up early at least once during your stay. Along the beach, fishermen sell their catch of the day, football and volleyball games erupt, and people run, walk, or simply relax on the sand.
Discover Cham culture
The Cham people once ruled large portion Central Vietnam, and temple relics have been discovered around Da Nang. The magnificent Cham Museum of Sculpture houses the world’s largest collection of Cham sculpture.
Take a look at the Son Tra Peninsula
The Son Tra Peninsula juts out into the sea, and its densely wooded mountainsides are habitat to the critically endangered red-shanked douc langur, one of the world’s most remarkable primates. Grab a pair of binoculars, rent a motorcycle, and set out for a day of wildlife spotting.
Uncover the Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains, only 15 minutes driving from the city, is a collection of five rock formations surmounted with atmospheric pagodas. Set out early in the morning for a peaceful walk up stone steps, exploring concealed caves and admiring old shrines.
Eat street food
Da Nang is a foodie’s paradise, with dozens of seafront restaurants and street food stalls. Mi Quang, a dish made with rice noodles, shrimp, quail eggs, pork, fresh herbs, and peanuts is a must-try.