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International Flower Show from 25 - 26 November

posted Nov 26, 2016, 1:03 AM by Danang Beach

The Da Nang International Flower Show 2016 will take place in the city from 25 - 26 November.

Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

The event, the first of its kind to be held in the city, is being jointly organised by the city-based companies Dida Media and Minh Florist Floral and Decorating. 

Eighty floral designers from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Pakistan and Viet Nam will be in attendance.

The show will feature various exciting activities.  The opening ceremony will take place at 9.00am on 25 November at the Risemount Hotel and Resort, 120 Nguyen Van Thoai in Ngu Hanh Son District.  That will be followed by a flower arranging competition entitled ‘Da Nang FantastiCity’.  Admission is free.

At 9.00am on 26 November, a flower arranging demonstration, themed ‘Zen in Tea and Flowers’ and involving the participating flower designers, will take place at the Mangala Garden Villa at the Ocean Villas Resort Danang on Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son District.  The event is open to invited guests only.

Finally, at 8.00pm the same day, invited guests will be treated to an impressive Body Flower Fashion Show at the Risemount Hotel.  The show will include performances by famous Vietnamese singers Duc Tuan and Dong Lan.

For more information about the event and how to become an invited guest, please contact the Dida Media office on 0511 3838177 or via its website http://didamedia.vn/.

(Source: Danang Today)


Danang in “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia 2016"

posted Nov 26, 2016, 12:56 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated Nov 26, 2016, 1:09 AM ]

Danang has recently reached “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia 2016”, voted by readers of Smart ravel Asia.da-nang-dat-danh-hieu-top-10-diem-den-nghi-duong-hang-dau-chau-a-2016-01

Smart Travel Asia is Asia’s most prestigious online travel magazine with 14 years of experience and 1.2 million views annually all over the world.

The online voting initiated by Smart Travel Asia lasted from May to July 2017, with the participation of more than 1 million readers worldwide. A vote is based on 3 main factors: the experience quality of the tourism products, word of mouth, the popularity of the tourism brand to the online community. The voting has enabled readers to give the truest evaluations of the best tourism brands and tourism destinations of Asia.

The voters are tourists with diverse travelling experience, in addition to well-known travel journalists.

On November 14th, Chief Editor of Smart Travel Asia – Mr Vijay Verghese came to greet and present this award to Danang Center for Tourism Promotion. According to Mr. Vijay Verghese, Danang won this award thanks to its beautiful natural landscape, attractive festivals and events, tasty local dishes and a safe travelling environment.

He hopes to cooperate with the city to promote the tourism development of Danang to reconfirm that Danang is the wonderful, modern, safe and wellknown top holiday destination to visitors worldwide.

This is another success to Danang after its place in “Top 10 Holiday Destination in Asia” in 2013. 4 years after, Danang is honoured to be voted in this list again.

This is a great news of Danang tourism and continues to confirm the tourism brand of the city in international travel market.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Danang to organize New Year fireworks performance and Countdown Party 2017

posted Nov 25, 2016, 10:14 PM by Danang Beach

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Danang becoming a city of Central Government (1/1/1997 – 1/1/2017), the city will organize fireworks performance at 21h00 on 1/1/2017.

The locations will be Pham Van Dong Beach, East Sea Park, Phuoc My Precinct, Son Tra District, Danang.

Besides fireworks display, there are entertainment and arts performances at East Sea Park stage which are free from all the locals and tourists in Danang to enjoy and welcome the new year.

Countdown Party 2017 will be organized at 29/3 Square, 2/9 Street at 19h30 on Tuesday, 31st of December 2016. Live music, light performance and exciting atmosphere will promise a great night for the youth in Danang beach city.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam announce joint tourism destination brand

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:19 PM by Danang Beach

The EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Programme (EU-ESRT) has announced a joint tourism destination brand for Da Nang and Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces, which is “The Essence of Vietnam”.

Shared logo of the three destinations (Source: EU-ESRT)
Shared logo of the three destinations

A joint website promoting the brand has also been set up at http://www.theessenceofvietnam.com, providing necessary information on the 3 localities, including places to visit, things to do, food to eat and recommended itineraries.

The website also provides tourists with visa regulations for foreign visitors and addresses of information centres in the 3 destinations, completed with search tools for accommodations in the three localities.

The 3 localities together signed their agreement on tourism cooperation in February 2014. Over recent years, the EU-ESRT programme have implemented various activities to assist the 3 central localities in such aspects as training employees for travel agents, raising public awareness of responsible tourism for local communities, and enhancing capacity of local tourism lecturers.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Traditional boat race on Han River marks National Day

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:16 PM by Danang Beach

As part of the celebrations for the 71st National Day (2 September), the 2016 Da Nang Open Traditional Boat Race for the VTV8 Cup took place on the Han River on Friday morning.

Members of the female team from Hai Chau District taking the lead during the race
Members of the female team from Hai Chau District taking the lead during the race

Co-organised by the municipal Department of Culture and Sports, and the city’s branch of Viet Nam Television (VTV), the event saw the participation of around 200 racers from 9 male and 7 female teams.

The male teams were from Hai Chau, Hoa Vang, Son Tra, Lien Chieu districts and the Dong Nghe Boat Racing Club in Da Nang, and Quang Nam Province's Duy Xuyen District.  Meanwhile, the participating female teams were from the local districts of Thanh Khe, Hai Chau, Cam Le, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, and Thu Bon and Duy Xuyen districts in Quang Nam Province.

The race route was on the river's sections from in front of the headquarters of the Da Nang People's Council to that of VTV and back, with the men’s teams completing 3 laps, equivalent to 7.5km, and the ladies’ teams completing just 2, equivalent to 5km.

In the female category, Hai Chau won the first prize, with Cam Le second and Son Tra third.  As for the male teams, Son Tra 1 took first place, whilst Son Tra 2 came second and Hai Chau finished third.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


640 million USD for urban development

posted Sep 3, 2016, 7:14 PM by Danang Beach   [ updated Sep 3, 2016, 10:04 PM ]

On Wednesday, Da Nang People’s Committee Vice Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Tuan met with a group of representatives from the World Bank (WB) to discuss a pre-feasibility study on a project to relocate Da Nang’s railway station to Lien Chieu District’s Hoa Minh Ward and associated urban redevelopment.  The project is expected to cost nearly 640 million USD.

The present railway station
The present railway station

The WB representatives proposed that the local authorities should choose railway station relocation plan 1A to match the city’s future overall development planning.  Under the plan, the new 33ha passenger terminal will be located in Lien Chieu District’s Hoa Minh Ward, whilst the 25ha freight terminal will be in the district’s Hoa Hiep Nam Ward.

Mr Craig Andrew Crazny, a WB expert on urban planning, promised that his organisation would work closely with the city authorities to begin the project as soon as possible. 

According to the pre-feasibility study, the new location of the railway station would help to develop a green transport infrastructure link with the city centre, as well as connect the soon-to-be-built Lien Chieu Port to the industrial parks on the northern side of the city.  This will help to make Da Nang a green city in the near future, with a near perfect local public transport system.

In reply, Vice Chairman Tuan agreed with the WB about the proposed railway station relocation plan.  He also noted that the project will help to save travel time, protect the local environment, ease traffic congestion, and reduce the number of traffic accidents.

Representatives from the city authorities will work with the Ministry of Transport to identify specific tasks for relevant local agencies in order to deploy the project effectively.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Bangkok Airways heads for Danang

posted May 14, 2016, 2:31 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 14, 2016, 2:32 AM ]

Bangkok Airways confirmed the timetable for a new service linking Bangkok and Danang effective 25 May. The airline will offer four flights a week using an Airbus 319. Previously set for a launch 16 May, the service will begin 25 May. Flights will depart 1100 and arrive at Danang International Airport 1235.


The return flights will depart Danang at 1335 and arrive in Bangkok at 1515.

The service will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday using a 144 Economy class seats on an Airbus 319.

The now defunct PB Air, owned by a member of the Boonrawd brewery family, served Danang for two years during the early 2000s, but was forced to pull out after suffering heavy losses.

Viettravel offered some direct charter flights from Danang to Bangkok using a Vietjet aircraft. Package tours were sold to Vietnamese tourists.
According to Vietnam’s BizHub, Danang attracted just 700 Thai tourists last year, hardly enough to justify Bangkok Airways establishing a scheduled service.

But Thailand is attracting considerable interest as a shopping destination for Vietnamese, particularly Bangkok and Pattaya.

Bangkok Airways is popular with international tourists who fly to Thailand on PG’s codeshare partner airlines and use the Thai airline to fly to neighbouring countries. It was promoting the Danang route to its European tour operator partners and codeshare partner Air Berlin at last week’s ITB.

European tour operators sell tours that combine a stay in Thailand with extended trips to Vietnam. Having an airline link to the central Vietnamese city of Danang will make it easier to build itineraries featuring Hoi An and Hue and the major gateways Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Da Nang to showcase bai choi to tourists, locals

posted May 14, 2016, 2:12 AM by Danang Beach

VietNamNet Bridge – Bai choi performances (a traditional Vietnamese game combining folklore singing and picks from a deck of card) will be organised for locals and tourists in Da Nang on a pilot basis between April and June.


Bai choi performances (a traditional Vietnamese game combining folklore singing and picks from a deck of card) will be organised for locals and tourists in Da Nang on a pilot basis between April and June.

The city’s Culture Centre will hold bai choi between 5pm and 9.30pm on Saturday and Sunday on the pavement of Tran Hung Dao Street at the Rong Bridge in Son Tra District, Da Nang city.
It is said that feudal mandarin Dao Duy Tu (1571-1643) invented bai choi to entertain people during holidays. Bai choi is popular in the central region.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


The City I love Music – The EDM Storm will come to Da Nang

posted May 14, 2016, 12:30 AM by Danang Beach   [ updated May 14, 2016, 1:19 AM ]



Following the success in Can Tho, Escape Music Festival continues to strike into Da Nang City with the appearance of Trance Heatbeat 

#Top93DJMag2015 and DJ HEADLINER from #Top40DJMag2015 – the music with the capability to satisfy the hardest ravers.

The #EarlyBird ticket is now open, super deal to 70% from TODAY until May 11.

[GA] 149,000/ ticket | Free Beer 3PM – 7PM
[VIP] 399,000/ ticket | Bottomless Bear

A fantastic EDM at the beach is waiting for you. 

☎ Hotline 0902.182.692

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


Cherry Blossom Festival at Asia Park this weekend

posted Apr 9, 2016, 4:33 AM by Danang Beach

The 2016 Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival (Hanami Festival) will take place at Da Nang’s Asia Park on 2 September street on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 April. The entrance fee is 200,000 VND per person.

Hanami Festival in Japan (Photo: Internet)

The event aims to introduce local residents and visitors to the cultural values and aesthetics of Japan, which in turn will help to boost cultural exchange activities and strengthen the friendship between Vietnamese and Japanese people.

Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of 300 stems of cherry blossom – the cultural symbol of Japan. They will be also treated to numerous fascinating demonstrations by Japanese artistes. These include Yosakoi dancing, cosplay costume-wearing, tea ceremonies, and calligraphy.

In addition, there will be special areas for displaying over 3,000 traditional handicraft products from Japan, and introducing Japanese cuisine.

The festival is expected to become an annual event at this venue.

(Source: Danang Tourism Website)


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