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Sunday Funday – Eat all you can at Cocobay

posted Nov 22, 2017, 7:20 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 7:21 AM ]

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With only 150,000vnd/pax, you can eat at one out of three following restaurant:

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4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Nhau Zo: unlimited beer

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4:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Cococita: unlimited Mexican street food and live watching how a Taco is made.

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From 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Cho Xua: Enjoy Vietnamese signature dishes

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

Healthyfarm farmers market November 2017

posted Nov 22, 2017, 7:15 AM by Danang Beach

Healthyfarm​ is a social enterprise developed by Evergreen​ ​Labs​, a Danang-based company, which focuses on food sustainability. Healthyfarm.org provides a combined solution to food insecurity on both an online platform for purchasing clean, safe food and an offline farmers market. The online platform is accessible at www.healthyfarm.org while the farmers​ ​market​ ​is held on the last Sunday of every month.

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Healthyfarm has made the first steps towards improving food security in Vietnam by hosting NINE clean food markets in Da Nang from November 2016 to September 2017. In total, over 11 tons ​of produce and food have been sold and nearly 12,000 visitors have visited the market. At the most recent farmer’s market, Healthyfarm welcomed 39
vendors and 2 workshops, 5 of which had their produce and products sold out.

Healthyfarm farmers market has received a lot of encouragement and support not only from our customers and vendors, but also from the Trading Department and City Authority.

The next Healthyfarm farmers market will be held on November 26th from 8.00am to 6pm under Tran Thi Ly Bridge, next to Euro Village. Both vendors from the last event and newly sourced vendors will attend this market.

Especially, this market is to celebrate Healthyfarm farmers’ market 1st birthday and we are doing our best to prepare for this event. In addition, next market hopes to expand our audience by introducing a wider variety of vendors, activities and performers. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy yummy food coming from various regions while swinging to the rhythm of acoustic music and musical performances.

Families will also find interactive and educational activities for their kids, including: coloring activities at the art corner, a seed planting workshop, handmade decoration items workshop and opportunities to get creative with wood sets. Not only children but also adults can get entertained by fantastic compost workshop, recycling games and live art activities.

Danang citizens, expats as well as tourists have the opportunity to directly purchase local produce, handmade products and food for themselves and their families from farms and producers across central Vietnam. This market is also a place to hang out for everyone from all walks of life and ranges of age!

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Join us in creating a green and healthy living environment in central Vietnam!
For more information:
Healthyfarm.org website: www.healthyfarm.org
Farmer’s Market Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/124720074892440/

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

Danang: Launched a chatbot on the smart travel serving visitors on the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week

posted Nov 22, 2017, 7:08 AM by Danang Beach

Tourism Department of Da Nang City has officially announced a chatbot in the smart travel to serve tourists on the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week. Known chatbot about tourism (Danang FantasiCity chatbot) was directing the Danang People’s Committee, Department of Tourism, Department of Information – Communication and in cooperation with Hekate Technology Joint Stock company.

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Along with the technological revolution 4.0, chatbot technology emerges as leading technology become the trend of global technology. With the application of Artificial Intelligence, chatbot can understand the behavior of the user, and is increasingly becoming smarter through the learning process and does not stop in the interactive process; thereby chatbot can replace the effectiveness of the work that people are doing. Chatbot brings more benefits, as well as other applications in all fields; chatbot becomes the trend around the world: from the service company, e-commerce to governments like Singapore, America…

Grasp the technology trends as well as application development to create an intelligence tourism form and more convenient for travelers. People’s Committee of Da Nang City officially agreed and directed the pilot project in the tourism field in last July to serve residents and visitors in APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week. Tourism chatbot is integrated directly into Danang FantasiCity Fanpage (Official Channel’s broadcast Tourism Danang on Facebook). To experience it, this is very simple; you can type “Danang FantasiCity” directly on Facebook or visit the link: m.me/visitdanang. Besides, visitors can quickly scan the code at the tourist destination, Danang visitor center for use without downloading.

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Chatbot will help Danang visit center reducing load of work, enhancing the ability to comprehend the behavior to support visitors better, as well as create a new communication channel which friendly practical support with the other communication channels such as website and application

Messaging interface is easy to use, no need to download and built-in Facebook (the most significant social network in the world) easy access and convenience for travelers. Now, they just send a message to the chatbot, chatbot will say hello and “service” immediately based on their requirements at any time, anywhere. All the travel information such as specialty, accommodation, places to visit, events, passports, emergency phone numbers … chatbot will automatically provide for users when they tap on it.

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The questions frequent of travelers such as “How is the weather today?” “Where is the public toilet ” or “How to rent motorcycle ?”, “Directions” … will be chatbot offers understanding, friendly and reply quickly.

Also, the chatbot having the ability to recognize language and communicate by English to help improve the efficiency, overcome language barriers for international visitors. In the future, Chatbot will be upgraded to add many words such as China, Korea, Japan… to support many other visitors from many countries. We hope that the practical supports of tourism chatbot will comfortable sharing, and access to social network and help promote the image of the city of Da Nang to the world.

In the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, the chatbot is used as a channel to announce to the residents, the visitors about the activities within the framework of APEC. The activity schedule, ban moving on the roads provided by a chatbot, help people can easily go and attend APEC by the best way.

With Singapore used chatbot in Administration, Danang city is the first city in South East Asia use chatbot technology about tourism. Danang city hopes that chatbot will help all visitors can easily discover the sightseeing and have many memorable memories when they visit here.

Chatbot is understood primarily as the term that describes a group of artificial intelligence technology that allows the computer can communicate with humans. Specifically, the user is requesting “speech” or “type, ” and the chatbot will automatically find the appropriate answer and reply quickly.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

HealthyFarm Farmer’s Market October 2017

posted Nov 1, 2017, 6:30 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 7:05 AM ]

Time: 26/11/2017 – From 08h00 – 18h00
Location: Under Tran Thi Ly Bridge

HealthyFarm Farmer’s Market are celebrating our 10th market and 1st birthday! Our team started on our mission one year ago to directly connect consumers to clean farmers which gives increases farmers income and lowers prices for consumers. Thank you to our continuously growing community and supporters-we couldn’t have done it without you!

Come browse some of the best local produce, handmade products and food vendors which are handpicked carefully by our HealthyFarm.org dedicated team. Also offering many meaningful activities for children & adults to enjoy!

Visit www.healthyfarm.org for more information!

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

More than 10 tons of pumpkins, corns and apples used for Halloween Sun World Ba Na Hills

posted Nov 1, 2017, 6:26 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 7:09 AM ]

From 1-31/20/2017, the Halloween festival and Sun World Ba Na Hills with theme “fairytale land” will bring tourists the best experience with a reunion of their fairytale favourites.

Not the frightful elements or the traditional Halloween costumes, this year Sun World Ba Na Hills promises you a different Halloween festivals. Get lost in the surreal world to take selfies and enjoy the fairy tales relived with many  attractive performances.

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The scenes are a clever combination between fresh ingredients like pumpkins, corns, apples and flowers to create fairytale houses or gold and silver carriages… The best places to check in and take selfies with your friends and family this season.

Fans of “Cinderella”, “Aladdin and the Genie”, “Red-hooded Girl”, “Alice in Wonderland”, come to witness the stories retold in music and dances, performed by European artists, every day from 10 to 15.

Another exciting event after many activities during the year such as: Carnival festival, wine festival, B’estival… Sun World Ba Na Hills aims to bring you the most memorable Halloween  experience for tourists and locals.

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Sun World Ba Na Hills is a tourism attraction managed by Sun Group – an investor and developer of real estates, leisure, tourism and entertainment in Vietnam. In 3 consecutive years 2015, 2016 and 2016, Sun World Ba Na Hills is voted by VNAT and Vietnam Tourism Association as The Top tourist attraction of Vietnam.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

APGS 2017 – The Countdown Is On For APGS!

posted Oct 30, 2017, 6:51 AM by Danang Beach

We are now on our 90-day final countdown to the 2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Danang, Vietnam.

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It’s all systems go as we embark on final preparations for the staging of APGS 2017 starting on November 14.

We will be kicking off the Summit activities with the hosting of the 2017 Asia Pacific Inter-Club Golf Tournament which will be staged at the award winning BRG Danang Golf Resort on November 14. If you have not entered your club team for this truly entertaining and fun-filled networking opportunity, do so right now.

Between now and show-time, we will be bringing you updates on APGS 2017. Here’s the first update report, watch: https://youtu.be/PsEm_ox1vqQ

Register as a delegate now – here’s the link to book your seat for APGS 2017: https://secure.golfconference.org/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2017

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

International triathlons this coming weekend

posted May 6, 2017, 8:39 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

The 2017 VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam triathlon will take place in Da Nang on Sunday (7 May).  Held in the city for the 3rd consecutive year, it is expected to attract around 1,350 athletes from 59 countries and territories around the world.  For the 2nd consecutive year the number of Vietnamese athletes registered is the highest of all, at over 380.

Contestants in the 2016 VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam

Cyril Viennot and Caroline Steffen, who took the top spots in the 2016 VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, will be returning to defend their titles.  Also participating are the ‘Showdown Da Nang’ team which features 11 of the top age group athletes in the region, some of whom have finished as top overall age group winners in recent 70.3 races and/or were placed near the top of their age groups at the World Championships.

The team includes Andy Wibowo who has won or finished near the top at IRONMAN events throughout Asia; Colin O’Shea who came first in his age group at the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam; David Watson a top athlete in his age group at regional IRONMAN races; Jacob Wissum who has won his age group at events such as the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai; and Assad Attamimi who was overall age group winner multiple times and was also 2nd in his age group at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.

Participants will compete in a 1.9km swim from Son Thuy Beach, a 2-loop 90km cycle race, and a 21km run along the coastline.

One highlight of this year’s event will be the prizes for the fastest bikers (male and female) through the specialized zone (see map).  Timings will be taken on each leg (up and down) on each of the 2 laps, and the fastest male and female will each win a triathlon-specific Shiv bike.

The route of the cycle race

Shiv – the truly triathlon-specific bike

As part of the commitment by the VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam partners to make a difference to the lives of the communities that host IRONMAN events, the ‘RUN OUT for Newborns Vietnam’ will take place on Friday (5 May).

The 2.8 km RUN OUT is from the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa to the Da Nang Maternity and Paediatrics Hospital.  It aims to raise funds for Newborns Vietnam, a British charity based in the city which works to improve the survival rate and care of newborn infants in the city and neighbouring provinces.

On Saturday, an IRONKIDS Vietnam event, open to domestic and foreign children aged between 6 and 14, will take place at the Da Nang Swim Club on 2 September street.

On Sunday, another triathlon competition – the ‘Sunrise Sprint’ or S2 – will take place in the city for the first time.  This is a shorter-distance triathlon featuring a 750m swim, a 20km cycle race, and a 5km run, and it is open to professional or amateur contestants from both home and abroad.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

Team Austria produce amazing and passionate display

posted May 6, 2017, 8:35 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:36 AM ]

The performance by Austrian team Fireevent Die Feuerwerker on Sunday evening thrilled the spectators with their dazzling fireworks display.  It demonstrated a strong passion for peace and freedom on the earth, and conveyed a meaningful message that the world is a wonderful place and everyone should protect this paradise.

The team’s performance clearly showed off a perfect harmony between enchanting background music, impressive lighting effects, and sparkling colours in a bid to produce an amazing show from beginning to end.

This is the first time that Fireevent Die Feuerwerker has participated in this challenging competition, but they did not disappoint the spectators with their majestic and delicate display thanks to their rich experiences from competing in other international competitions worldwide and receiving many top prizes.

The team’s members said that they would like all the viewers at DIFF to join them on a journey of discovery and witness with their own eyes a one-of-a-kind fireworks party.

Here are some photos of the amazing performance by Team Austria.




(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

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Japanese and Swiss teams to show off their fantastic fireworks displays on 20 May

posted May 6, 2017, 8:32 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:35 AM ]

Host team Da Nang – Viet Nam and Fireevent Die Feuerwerker from Austria sparked the opening night of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2017 on 30 April with their specular performances in the sky of the city.

A performance by Da Nang – Viet Nam team

The host’s performance was based on five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth as traditional philosophy.

It symbols were everlasting existence, development of Viet Nam, as well as the city’s iconic landmarks – Marble Mountains – a local popular attraction.

The visiting team from Austria lit up the city’s sky with their fireworks performance, accompanied by a romantic waltz and classical music.

An amazing display by Austria team

The team emphasised their desire for peace on earth at the festival during a 20-minute fireworks display.

The festival’s General Director Le Quy Duong said the event would attract over 2 million tourists between April and June.

The festival was seen as a renewal, following the previous 7 events on the Han River.

According to festival organisers, the festival was assigned for a two-month long period for tourists arranging their holiday schedules between April and June, instead of only a two-night performance, as in previous events.

As planned, the Tamaya Katahara Fireworks team from Japan and Sugyp from Switzerland will continue on the 2nd night on 20 May.

China’s Dancing Fireworks Group and Pyrotex Fireworx team from the UK will spark the 3rdnight performance on 27 May.  Howard&Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia and Italy’s Martarello will stage the 4th night performance on 3 June.

The festival orgnaniser, the Sun Group, said each night’s performance will reserve 13,000 tickets, including 8,000 seats, at four main stands.

The best teams will compete in the final rounds on 24 June.

The festival is being held under the title ‘Toa Sang Ngu Hanh Son’ (Shining Marble Mountains).

Mr Dang Minh Truong, the General Director of Sun Group, the fireworks festival organiser, said the event will be one of the key events prior to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 in Da Nang in November.

The fireworks festival was held annually from 2008 until 2013, then biennially from 2015.

Teams from the US and Italy have twice won, while Canada, China and France clinched the title once.

Da Nang received an award for Asia’s Leading Festival and Event at the World Travel Awards ceremony, and was named among the Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Asia by Smart Travel Asia – an online tourism magazine for Asia last year.

Last year the city welcomed 5.6 million tourists, 1.67 million of whom were foreigners.

The city has reserved more than 16,000 rooms in preparation for the fireworks festival.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)

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Marble Mountains – an ideal place for adventure lovers

posted Nov 26, 2016, 1:16 AM by Danang Beach

Following approval by the Da Nang authorities, the Viet Adventure Joint Stock Company recently introduced some adventure tourism activities at the Marble Mountains, especially descending from the Thuy Son peak by using ropes.

A climber descending the Van Thong Mount
A climber descending the Van Thong Mount

Mr Tran Van Khanh, a professional climbing instructor, said that he and his colleagues always instruct participants about how to use ropes and other types of equipment properly, and offer descending technique tips.  In addition to checking protective equipment to ensure the safety of climbers, instructors also consistently reassure climbers who need to overcome the fear of unexpected falls.

A group of senior high school pupils from Australia recently participated in this adventurous activity.  The participants were really excited but nervous to be descending the 30m-high Thuy Son Mount using ropes which are anchored above. 

15-year-old Lucas Gualano said that he felt very happy as he faced the challenge of descending the mountain amidst the enthusiastic cheers of his friends.  This adventurous game really helped him to feel good about himself.

The company’s Director, Vo Duc Trung, said that his company had conducted many topographical surveys and had implemented numerous mountain climbing exercises on a trial basis at this popular attraction before the new service was introduced.  The company will give top priority to offering this climbing service to foreigners who are accustomed to this type of adventurous sport.

Mr Trung remarked that mountaineering is very attractive to visitors to the Marble Mountains.  It is also very useful for international pupils who can enhance their life skills, self-confidence, and determination to overcome challenges.

The Marble Mountains boast great potential for developing a wide range of adventure sports thanks to the special and diversified natural topography.  Mr Trung, therefore, proposed that a centre for adventure sports should be established there.  He added that his company will introduce mountain climbing there, at different challenge levels, very soon.

To promote this environmentally friendly tourism product, Mr Trung suggested that importance should be attached to ensuring international standard equipment, developing professional instructors and organising climbing activities which match different terrains. 

(Source: Danang Today)

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