THE ALL-IN-ONE DANANG TRAVEL GUIDE (PART 1)
I. About Danang
Danang – “the most worth-living city in Vietnam” – gradually becomes a bright tourist spot of the country, attracting millions of visitors every year thanks to its youthful, literary and modern look. The city becomes more than just a coastal city with beaches. Besides, there are mountains, hiking trails, historical sites, and various entertainment spots. While the city itself harbors many incredible opportunities, the surrounding areas are also rife with adventure. Check out the comprehensive Da Nang travel guide with VNITOURIST below!
The location of Danang in Vietnam
It is 776 km from Danang to Hanoi and 961 km from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City. Danang is an adjacent to the Hue Ancient Capital. Besides, the city is also the center surrounded by three world-famous heritages such as Hue Imperial City, My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town. This place not only lies on the North-South traffic axis of land, rail, and sea routes but also is the gateway to exchange with the provinces in the Central Highlands.
The ideal time for Danang tourism
The best time to visit Da Nang is the dry season, from January to July. Meanwhile, the most beautiful period is between February and May since the Danang weather at this time is cool and less rainy, which is convenient for traveling and exploring. In the rainy season (August to December), the climate will be more erratic and at the end of the year, it will usually be cold with the winter atmosphere.
II. Where To Stay In Danang
Accommodation in Danang will not be a matter because there is a huge amount of hotels, hostels, resorts and villas for tourist to choose from. Whether you want to stay near the beach or in the downtown, you can easily find a place suitable to your budget. Here are some options from cheap to high for you to refer to:
Sofia Suite Hotel
With a stay at Sofia Suite Hotel Danang in Da Nang (Ngu Hanh Son district), you’ll be within a 5-minute drive of My Khe Beach and Museum of Cham Sculpture.Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
- Price: from 34$
- Address: 9 Le Quang Dao, Bac My Phu, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang 550000
- Phone: 093 529 87 39
A La Carte Danang Beach Hotel
Located by the sea and near to Han River Bridge and Han Market, A La Carte Da Nang Beach Hotel is one of the best lodging choices for your trip into the city. With various amenities for guests such as 24-hour front desk, full-service spa, fitness center, 2 luxury restaurants, and a coffee shop right inside the hotel which you can enjoy your vacation without going out.
- Price: from 47$
- Address: 200 Vo Nguyen Giap, Phuoc My, Son Tra, Da Nang 550000
- Phone: 0236 3959 555
Naman Retreat Danang Resort
With a stay at Naman Retreat beach resort in Da Nang, you’ll be convenient to Da Nang Golf Club and Montgomerie Links.Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.Planning an event in Da Nang? This resort has 2798 square feet (260 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room.A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
- Price: from 324$
- Address: Truong Sa, Road, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang 550000
- Phone: 0236 3959 888
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
- Price: from 500$
- Address: Bai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang
- Phone: 0236 3938 888
With a stay at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Da Nang, you’ll be near the bay, within a 15-minute drive of My Khe Beach and Linh Ung Pagoda.Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
III. Vehicles To Travel To Danang
Flights to Danang is the most popular and time-saving means for visitors. However, during the tourist season from June to September, fares are usually quite high and quickly sold-out. So if you plan to go to Da Nang, find the cheap flights of Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific or Vietjet Air. If it is perfect timing, you can even have a chance of getting two-way tickets that costs only 0 – 1,000,000 VND (about 0 – 5 US dollars/ 0-5000 Japanese Yen), or discount tickets as well.
Da Nang has a North-South railway, therefore, the train is also a reasonable means that many people choose when moving to Da Nang. Moreover, travelers can admire the outside landscape during the long journey. Because the trip usually lasts for more than 10 hours, you should buy a bed seat in the evening to be able to take a nap. The fare ranges from 400,000 – 1,200,000 VND /person/way, depending on the type of chair. (about 2 – 5.5 US dollars/ 2000-6000 Japanese Yen).
Many quality North-South bus firms have appeared, so you can have various choices such as Hoang Long, Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, etc to move to Da Nang. The prices are from 250,000 – 500,000 VND /person/way. (about 10 – 20 US dollars/ 1250-2500 Japanese Yen) The most attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang.
IV. Transportations In Danang
To travel aroung the city, tourists can choose different types of transportation, for example, cars, taxis, buses and motorbikes. Here is a quick look at these means you can pick from.
Taxis/ Grab cars are available everywhere in Da Nang, particularly nearby hotels, tourist attractions, and shopping malls. There are some popular and reliable taxi companies you can refer to:
- Mai Linh: (+84 511 356 5656)
- Vinasun: (+84 511 368 6868)
- Tien Sa:(+84 2363 797979)
Or, you can download the app called Grab to book Grab cars as a taxi for your trip. They often offer you good price, and you can even use Grab bikes – which are like motorcycle taxis, too.
This is a friendly means. To encourage the citizens to use the public transportation, the city not only improves the bus service but also lowers the ticket price, which is only around 5,000 VND – 15,000 VND/person. To know more about the route and bus schedule, you can access this official Danabus website!
Among all Danang transportation, motorbikes are the most favorable choice that a lot of tourists go for due its cheap price and convenience. To rent a motorbike in the city is also a piece of cake.