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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Places that cannot be missed when visiting Da Nang

Da Nang, the young city, is changing every day. From the city with only one symbol which is the bridge over Han River, there are now 3more ones which are Rong and Tran Thi Ly bridges along with Ca Chep Hoa Rong statue. Da Nang impresses tourists by its friendly people, beautiful beaches and delicious food.

1. Fire and water breathing Dragon Bridge

The dragon bridge, an alternative to the traditional spinning bridge, is the new symbol of Da Nang. No visitors coming to Da Nang without visiting this bridge to take photos and watch the bridge breathing fire and water. The bridge was inaugurated in March, 2013 and voted as the bridge with the most original design in Vietnam. The bridge spans over Han River connecting the two banks. There are also 2 other bridges over this river which are the spinning bridge and Tran Thi Ly bridge.

The ‘Dragon’ breathes water and fire in every Saturday and Sunday. To be more specific, at 8:50 pm all vehicles are banned from crossing the bridge and at 9 p.m, the dragon starts breathing.
You should arrive 20 minutes earlier to have a better view.


2. My Khe beach

Relaxing and playing on My Khe beach would be such an amazing that you’ll never forget. This is one of the six beaches that have been voted as the world most attractive beaches by Forbes magazine. Visiting this beach, you will have the chance to take part in many sea sports such as scuba diving, fishing, surfing or beach football, etc.

This beach is really safe to swim in thanks to the professional rescue teams. Rescuers work from 5 am to 8pm every day.

3. Stunning food ( Quang noodles, Xeo cake, ricepaper rolled with pork)

Central Vietnamese cuisine is really excellent with numerous dishes. The vegetables here taste quite exotic and interesting. You should totally try some famous dishes here which are Quang noodles, xeo cake, ricepaper rolled with pork, cha bo and Cam Le dry sesame cake. Thanks to the diversity of ingredients, Quang noodles in Da Nang is much more delicious than in Hoi An. You should totally give this dish a try when visiting Da Nang.

4. Ba Na Hills

This tourist site is really famous with many entertainment venues. Ba Na impresses tourists by its cool fresh air. The temperature here is 6 to 7 degree lower that in the city. It is sunny but doesn’t make you sweat. There are many activities for you to join in Ba Na hills, it would take you a whole day discovering this place.

There are many interesting places for you to discover in Ba Na. French village with the simulation of French architecture would be a good suggestion. While some tourists find the restaurants in this village hard to resist, some are in favor of its square with the beautiful fountain. If you have to time, you should also visit the wax museum or try climbing a mountain.

If you are a flower lover, you should totally visit Love garden (Le Jardin D’Amour). This is such a beautiful garden with thousands of types of flowers. A lot of youngsters have visited this garden to take some beautiful photos. Walking around while listening to French love songs would really help you relax.


5. Son Tra peninsula (the ecological garden of Da Nang)

Located 10 kilometers away from Da Nang city, Son Tra peninsula is considered as the primitive jungle of the young city. From the top hill on the peninsula, you can have a view of the whole city with the long beautiful My Khe beach. It usually takes you around half the day to explore the peninsula.

This peninsula is also an ideal place for photography lovers. What could be a better place to have the most beautiful photo than an island with numerous beaches and fishing villages.

6. Hoa Phu Thanh waterfall

Hoa Phu Thanh tourist site is a new sports tourism destination in Da Nang. Visiting this place, you will have a chance to slide down the waterfall with a rubber boat. This is a brand new type of extreme sports in Vietnam. From the summer of year 2015, the site has added a sport called ‘Zipline’, which is really interesting.

Sliding down a waterfall gives you a brand new and challenging experience. You would have a lot of fun playing this game, especially when you go in a group.

7. Ngu Hanh Son Mountains

The name of the mountain literally means ‘five elements mountains’ in Vietnamese. It is a cluster of 5 smaller mountains named Kim, Moc, Thuy, Hoa and Tho. Not only is Ngu Hanh Son a spiritual tourism destination, it also has such a stunning natural landscape.  If you visit these mountains in the middle of lunar February, you will get to take part in a festival called ‘Quan The Am’.

You are sure to be amazed by the beautiful cluster of pagodas on the mountain along with the breath – taking Huyen Khong cave. There is a small sightseeing tower on the top of Thuy Son Mountain. You can see the beach and other mountains from this tower. To fully understand the history of this place, you are advised to hire a tour guide.

8. Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is a beautiful destination located on the boundary between Hue and Da Nang. The pass runs along the coastline of the beach with many curves. Looking from the Pass, the whole city along with Cu Lao Cham Island would come into your view. When you get to the top of the mountain, you should stop by ‘Ai Nam Quang’.

You can also see Lang Co beach with beautifully white sand in Hue from the Pass. Hai Van Pass offers visitors many beautiful scenes that cannot be found elsewhere.


9. Love brigde and ‘Carp turns into dragon’ statue

These along with the new chain of boat restaurants are the new symbols of Da Nang city. The bridge of love would be the perfect destination for couples. What sounds interesting here is that once the padlocks are locked, there would be no key to open, which implicates eternal love. Couples can stand at the bridge and watch the original fish dragon statue.

10. Dragon boat, yacht

Visitors always find going on a yacht on Han River great marvel. They love watching Da Nang by the night. They serve food and drinks on the yacht so you will have to eat on the yacht in order to take part in this evening voyage. The yacht has a bar and a café on the top.
Dragon boat on Han River are held nightly with 2 trips, one trip from 6pm to 7:30 pm and the other from 8pm to 9:30 pm. Going on the dragon boats, tourists will get to see Han bridge at night and watch the Dragon bridge breathing water and fire. In summer, you are advised to book tickets 2 weeks in advance if you go in a group.

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