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Things to Do in Da Nang city

posted Apr 20, 2013, 5:43 PM by Khachsan Danang   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 10:06 PM by Danang Beach ]
Looking for a beauty spot for sightseeing, a restaurant to eat out or bar to relax or go shopping? Here are the best ones for you...

PLACES TO VISIT

Booking a tour to Hoi An ancient town, My Son holy land or taking a city tour around Danang or to other places of interests, contact our Reception for more details.

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Hoi An ancient town - UNESCO World's Heritage

Hoi An – the famous Ancient Town in Central Vietnam - is considered the famous place where in the world could remain such a christine ancient beauty after nearly 300 circles of the four seasons…

Just far away from the Danang Beach Hotel 25 km toward the southeast
, Hoi An ancient town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Since Hoi An is an Old Town, its places of interest are of full historically classical meaning and image. Hoi An symbol, the most popular remnant is the Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau or Lai Vien Kieu), on Tran Phu Street. The bridge was constructed in the early 1600's by the Japanese community. Tourists should spend time on visiting Quan Cong Temple, Musium of Culture… Many ancient style - oriented architects come here to have a direct look into the ancient houses of the town, among which are Phung Hung House, just west of the Japanese Bridge, Quan Thang House, or Tan Ky House. The design of the houses show how local architecture incorporated Japanese and Chinese influences. Cantonese Assembly Hall (Quang Dong), has a calm courtyard with ornate statuary. You could take a peek at the half-hidden back yard and its kitschy pastel dragon statues. Hokien (Fujian) Meeting Hall (Phuc Kien) and Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall (Trieu Chau), are also spanning the block. If you are Buddhist, there are a lot of pagodas to visit. Ong Pagoda, Quan Am Phat Tu Minh Huong Pagoda, etc. are premium places to get in.

Today, Hoi An is also known as a shopping paradise that attracts tourists towards its wonderful souvenirs, handicrafts, antique pieces, silk materials and art paintings, and so on.

It is easy to find transportation from Da Nang International Airport to Hoi An town. As Hoi An is pretty small, most tourists usually wander on foot or hire a bike to explore the town on their own.

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Bana Hill Fantasy Park

With its extensive outdoor and indoor themes, the world-class Fantasy Park of Da Nang’s Bana Hills Resort is an entertainment complex at the summit of Mt. Ba Na. It is the first of its kind in Viet Nam offering many entertaining and modern activities.

Specially, Bana Hill is also equipped with the longest cable car in the world to set 4 world records, recognised by the Guinness World Records organisation for its length (5,771.61m), for its greatest difference in height between departure and destination (1,368.93m), for its longest non-stop cable length (11,585m), and for its heaviest cables weight (141.24 tonnes). The route has 86 cabins, takes only 17 minutes to reach the top of the mountain and  is capable of carrying 1,500 visitors per hour.

Guests staying at Danang Beach Hotel could have a visit to Bana Hill Fantasy Park by tours or just catch a taxi to go there and come back during the day...The site is just 45 minutes drive or around 40km west of Danang.

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Ngũ Hành Sơn (The Marble Mountains)

Marble Mountains (Ngũ Hành Sơn; "Five elements mountains") is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Danang city in Central Vietnam. The five 'mountains' are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thủy (water), Mộc (wood), Hỏa (fire) and Thổ (earth).

All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of one of the peaks. Several buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination.

The area is famous for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts, just a short distance or 5 minute drive from the hotel.
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Sơn Trà peninsula and Linh Ứng pagoda

Son Tra peninsula is 5km away from the center of Danang City to the North-East and is 693m high above sea level. Son Tra Mountain can be seen from every places of the city. It looks like a mushroom of which cap is Son Tra Mountain and stalk is a beautiful sandy beach that affords an ideal area for bathing, playing sports, fishing and swimming.

Quite pretty and with a good bit of naturalness, Son Tra peninsula is a good place for visitors to Danang.

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Linh Ung pagoda
faces to The Eastern sea, on the left is Cham Islands, on the right is Hai Van Mountain. Linh Ung-Bai But pagoda is considered as one of the biggest pagoda in Da Nang city in both of scale and architecture. This pagoda has a combination between modern style and traditional style. The main area has a large capacity and it is the most solemn place.

Especially, in Linh Ung-Bai But pagoda, there has Guan Yin statue that is considered as the highest statue in Vietnam (67 meters height approximately 30 stories). This statue put its back to the mountain, faces to the sea. Above the Guan Yin statue is Buddhahood statue with the height of 2 meters.

From here, you can contemplate the whole city, mountain and Son Tra peninsula. In addition, from the distance, you will see Ngu Hanh Son Mountain along with white sand-bank. The beautiful landscape creates a unique impression that you cannot find in any other places.

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Cham Museum

The Museum’s first building was opened in 1919, but many Cham sculptures collected in Da Nang, Quang Nam and elsewhere were brought to the site over the preceding twenty years. The collection was begun by French archaelogists and experts from L’École Francaise d’Extrême Orient (EFEO). Some artefacts were sent to Paris and others to the Ha Noi and Sai Gon (now Ho Chi Minh City) museums, but many typical objects were left in Tourane (now Da Nang).

Cham Museum is located by Dragon Bridge (Cau Rong), at the intersection of Bach Dang-Tran Phu Street.

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Mỹ Sơn holyland - UNESCO World's Heritage

The My Son Sanctuary, 3 hours drive  or 70km southwest of Danang, is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.

Being unique and without equal in Southeast Asia, its monuments are the most important constructions of the My Son civilization. The tower temples have a variety of architectural designs symbolizing the greatness and purity of Mount Meru, the mythical sacred mountain home of Hindu gods at the center of the universe, now symbolically reproduced on Earth in the mountainous homeland of the Cham people. They are constructed in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. Their technological sophistication is evidence of Cham engineering skills while the elaborate iconography and symbolism of the tower-temples give insight into the content and evolution of Cham religious and political thought.  

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Huế ancient capital - UNESCO World's Heritage

Hue, 2-hour drive from Danang is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the Perfume River. Inside the citadel was a Forbidden City where only the emperors, concubines, and those close enough to them were granted access, the punishment for trespassing was death. Today, little of the Forbidden City remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a historic tourist attraction.

A number of French-style buildings lie along the south bank of the Perfume River. Among them are Quoc Hoc High School, the oldest high school in Vietnam, and Hai Ba Trung High School.


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Phong Nha - Ke Bang - UNESCO World's Natural Heritage

The Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park has a system of natural and uniquely interesting water grottoes and is covered with thick jungle, as well as abundant wildlife and plants. The Park is also recognized by UNESSCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range, 40km from Dong Hoi, 500 km from Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, and close to the Vietnam - Laos border, just several kilometers to the west.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is about 350km north of Danang.




PLACES TO EAT OUT

Go to SPECIALTIES & RESTAURANTS/BARS IN DANANG for more details about kinds of restaurants/bars in Danang or some local specialties.

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COASTAL SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS

1. Mỹ Hạnh seafood restaurant
Add: Plot 17-18 Hoàng Sa Street
Tel: +84 511 3921 494 

2. Blue Ocean restaurant
Add: Plot 9 – 10 Hoàng Sa Street
Tel:+84 511 2214 357

3. Cá Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) restaurant
Add: Plot 5-6 Hoàng Sa Street
Tel: +84 511 3942 777
Email: info@bluewhale.com.vn
Website: www.bluewhale.com.vn

4. Phước Mỹ 2 restaurant
Add: Plot 1A Sơn Trà Điện Ngọc Street
Tel: +84 511 3942 999

5. San Hô restaurant
Add: Plot 12-13 Hoàng Sa Street
Tel: 0511 3938 999
Fax: 0511 3938 997
Website: www.sanhodn.com

LOCAL RESTAURANTS IN TOWN

1. Bảo Nam Trân restaurant
Add: 27 Nguyễn Chí Thanh Street
Tel: +84 511 3889 889

2. Cội Nguồn restaurant
Add: Khu biệt thự Đảo Xanh
Tel: +84 511 3611 899

3. Thế Giới restaurant
Add: 182 Bạch Đằng Street
Tel: +84 511 3812 129

4. Nam Hoa Viên restaurant
Add: Extended Tiểu La Street
(07 Duy Tân Street)
Tel: +84 511 3509 447

5. 4 You restaurant
Add: 113-2-4 Nguyễn Chí Thanh Street
Tel: +84 511 3840 944

6. N &M restaurant
Plot A2 16.4 Đảo Xanh villa zone
Tel: +84 511 3621 778 - 3621 770

7. Phì Lũ 3 restaurant
Add: September 2nd Street
Tel: +84 511 3650 039 - 3650 211 

8. Trần 3 restaurant
Add: 300 Hải Phòng Street
Tel: +84 511 3647 575

9. Kim Đô restaurant
Add: 180 Trần Phú Street
Tel: +84 511 3821 846

10. Apsara restaurant
Add: 226 Trần Phú Street
Tel: +84 511 3561 409 

11. Trúc Lâm Viên clay-pot-rice restaurant
Add: 25 Yên Bái Street
Tel: +84 511 3849 969 

12. Noodles "Phở" 24 restaurant
Add: 41 Nguyễn Văn Linh Street
Tel: +84 511 3584 035 

13. Trúc Lâm Viên café & restaurant
Add: 08 Trần Quý Cáp Street
Tel: +84 511 3582 428 - 2242 587

14. Phố Biển restaurant
Add: 231 Nguyễn Tất Thành Street
Tel: +84 511 3530 955

14. Không Gian Xưa restaurant
Add: 402 -404 Điện Biên Phủ Street
Tel: +84 511 3760 999
Email: sales@samdigroup.com
Website:www.samdigroup.com

15. Kingdon restaurant
Add:26 Quang Trung Street

16. Madame Lan restaurant
Add: 4 Bach Dang Street
Tel : +84 511 3616 226

17. Dong Duong restaurant
Add: 18 Tran Phu Street
Tel: +84 511 3889 689

18. Vietnamese Home restaurant
Add: Bach Dang Street
Tel: +84 511 3537 831

19. "Cơm Niêu" (clay-pot-rice) 3 Cá Bống restaurant
Add: 112 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street

20. Nhà Đỏ (clay-pot-rice) restaurant
Add: Nguyen Tri Phuong Street

21. Vip Vườn restaurant
Add: 34 Nguyen Huu Tho Street

Bon appetite! Thank you.

(Danang Beach Hotel)


WESTERN BARS, DISCOTHEQUES &
GAMES CLUB
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SEASIDE
1. Billabong Pub & Restaurant
Add: 34 An Thuong 1 Street
Tel: +84 511 2602 006
Website: www.thebillabongdanang.com

2. Temple Danang
Add: On the beach road, turn left at Pham Van Dong

3. Lido Beach Bar
Add: Lion Sea Hotel, Truong Sa Street

4. Dana Beach Club
Add: Sao Bien, Truong Sa Street (My Khe Beach)
Tel: +84 511 3848 579
Email: danabeachclub@gmail.com
Website: www.danabeachclub.com
Opening hours: 24/24

5. Crown Games Club
Add: 8 Truong Sa Street (nearby Crowne Plaza Danang)
Tel: +84 511 3918 888
Fax: +84 511 3918 333
Opening hours: 24/24

6. Club 99
Add: Ho Xuan Huong Street (Basement of Furama Resort Danang)
Tel: +84 511 3987 999
Fax: +84 511 3987 997
Email: admin@club99.vn
Website: www.club99.vn
Opening hours: 24/24

CITY CENTER
1.
Memory Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Add: 7 Bach Dang Street

2. Golden Pine Pub (Aka Hiepster’s)
Add: 52 Bach Dang Street

3. Seventeen Saloon Bar Club
Add: 54 Chi Lăng (Triệu Nữ Vương extension)

4. Bamboo2 Bar
Add: 220 Bach Dang street

5. Cool Spot Restaurant & Bar
Add: 112 Tran Phu street

6. Eve Pub
Add: 66 Tran Phu Street

7. Tulip Czech Beer
Add: 174 September 2nd (2/9) Street (Corner of Duy Tan)
Tel: +84 511 3611 822  hotel-da-nang-memory-lounge8. Tam’s Pub & Surf Shop
Add: 38 An Thuong 5 Street

9. Red Sky Restaurant and Bar Danang
Add: 248 Tran Phu Street

10. Waterfront Bar and Restaurant
Add: 150-152 Bach Dang Street

11. New Phuong Dong Dancing and Discotheque
Add: 20 Dong Da Street
Tel: +84 511 3825 092
Email: info@newphuongdong.com
Website: www.newphuongdong.com

12. TV Club
Add: 118A Nguyen Chi Thanh Street
Tel: +84 511 3609 616
Opening hours: 20:00 - 02:00 (of the following day) hours

FAST FOOD, CAFÉ & PIZZA

1. Lotteria
Add: 145 Quang Trung Street
Add: Big C, 225-227 Hung Vuong Street
Add: Co-op Mart, 478 Dien Bien Phu Street
Add: 120 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
Add: Lotte Mart, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward

2.
KFC
Add: 152 Phan Chau Trinh Street
Add: 392-394 Phan Chau Trinh Street
Add: 116 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
Add: Big C, 225-227 Hung Vuong Street
Add: Co-op Mart, 478 Dien Bien Phu Street

3. Pizza Hug
Add: 74 Tran Phu Street
Tel: +84 511 6559 579
Website: www.pizzahug.com.vn


4. Bread of Life
Add: 4 Dong Da Street
Tel: +84
511 3565 185
Email: info@breadoflifedanang.com
Website: www.breadoflifedanang.com
Hours of Operation: 8:30 - 21:30 hours

5. Sasa Gelato cream shop
Add: Plot 9 A2 Đảo Xanh villa zone
Tel: +84 511 3622 922

6. Highlands Coffee
Add: 24 Bach Dang Street

7. Long Coffee
Add: 27 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street

8. Nia Coffee
Add: 3/12 Phan Thanh Tai Street

9. Katy Coffee
Add: 96-98 Bach Dang

10. Phố Xưa Coffee
Add: 17 Phan Dinh Phung Street

11. Huế Xưa Coffee
Add: 1 Thi Sach Street

 


PLACES TO SHOP

TRADITIONAL SOUVENIRS

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1. Hoi An Ancient Town shopping complex
25 minute drive from the hotel

2. Hàn Market
Bạch Đằng - Trần Phú Street

3. Cồn Market
Ông Ích Khiêm Street

4. Nguyễn Hùng stone shop
Add: 85 Huyền Trân Công Chúa
Tel: +84 511 3836 310

5. Đồng Việt painting
Add: 29 Phan Thanh Street
Tel: +84 511 3656 575

6. Kiều painting   Add: 178 Bạch Đằng Street

7. XQ embroidery painting
Add: 39 Nguyễn Thái Học   
Tel: +84 511 3816 847

8. Ngân Hà shop   
Add: 56 Lê Duẩn   
Tel: +84 511 3812 158

9. Tiến Hiếu stone shop
Add: 42 Huyền Trân Công Chúa Street
Tel: +84 511 3967 379

Add: 634 Lê Văn Hiến Street
Tel: +84 511 3967 159

Add: Hòa Hải 1.3 Urban Zone, Trường Sa Street

COMMERCIAL CENTERS AND SUPERMARKETS

1. Metro
Add: Cách Mạng Tháng Tám Street
Tel: +84 511 3644 933
Fax: +84 511 3644966
Opening hours: 06:00 - 21:00

2. Big C
Add: 255 Hùng Vương Street
Tel: +84 511 3666 000

3. Lotte Mart
Add: Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District
Tel: +84 511 3679 667 / 3679 668.
Fax: +84 511 3679 669

4. Indochina Riverside Tower/
Food Court
Add: 255 Bạch Đằng Street

5. Co-op Mart Danang

Add: 478 Điện Biên Phủ Street
Tel: +84 511 3813 454

6. Intimex I mini supermarket
Add: 2 Pasteur   
Tel: +84 511 3810 350
Fax: +84 511 3824 462

Add: 159 Nguyễn Hữu Thọ Street
        (568 Trưng Nữ Vương)
Tel: +84 511 3810 350 - 3551 234
Fax: +84 511 3824 462
Email: intimex@dng.vnn.vn
Website:www.intimexco.com

7. BQ clothes shop
Add: 246 Ông Ích Khiêm, Đà Nẵng
Tel: +84 511 3221 789 - 3252 252
Fax: +84 511 3750 946

Add: 197 Phan Châu Trinh Street
Tel: +84 511 6252 979
Fax: +84 511 3750 946
Email: bqshoes@gmail.com
Website: www.bqshoes.com.vn

8. Danang Square shopping centre
Add: 35 Thái Phiên Street
Website: www.danangsquare.vn

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