Da Nang is one of the most beautiful city’s in Vietnam. It has a lot of natural, historical and modern attractions. Here are the 5 best things to do in Da Nang.
Relax and enjoy delicious seafood at the most amazing beaches.
Da Nang beaches such as Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach are famous for their breathtaking beauty. It is relaxing to sunbathe on the beaches or go swimming in the clean ocean water. If you are an adventurous person, the exciting water sports such as surfing, parasailing and jet skiing could be the ones for you.
Besides these fascinating activities, you can go to a local restaurant on the beach and enjoy the diverse seafood dishes available such as Black tiger shrimp, Baby squid. Let a seafood tour compliment your food tours in Da Nang
Explore the Marble Mountains
About 9km south of Da Nang, there is a cluster of five limestone and marble hills that are called the Marble Mountains (or Ngu Hanh Son). The five peaks are named after the natural elements: Water (Thuy), wood (Moc), Fire (Hoa), Metal (Kim), and Earth (Tho).
The Marble Mountains
On top of the Water peak, there is an ancient pagoda called Linh Ung pagoda with a host of 17th-century Buddhist sanctuaries. This is one of the three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang.
People believe that Buddha and Lady Buddha protect them from natural disasters and bring wealth to Da Nang. So they always pray and show their appreciation to Buddha and Lady Buddha whenever they come to the pagodas.
See the Dragon Bridge
When you are in Da Nang, don’t forget to visit the Dragon Bridge – a symbol of Da Nang development.
The Dragon Bridge is a giant bridge over the Han River. It is called the Dragon Bridge because it looks like a huge dragon with 666m length and 37.5m width. It has six lanes for traffic.
And the unique thing about this bridge is that it breathes fire and water at 9pm weekend and for special festivals. So let’s cgo to Da Nang on the weekend to see the Dragon that breathes fire and water.
The Dragon Bridge
Travel to My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary which is made up of a collection of relics of the Champa Kingdom, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the tour of the My Son Sanctuary, you can learn about Hindu architectures, and culture by seeing the Hindu tower temples. The architecture here is very impressive with the unique ornate carvings as well as stone pillars and buildings. It is hard to believe they have been there at least eight centuries.
And once you are in the My Son Sanctuary, let’s enjoy the Cham dance performance. This dance is very different from what you have seen before and you will be impressed by the traditional music and the skilled dancers.
A Cham dance performance at My Son Sanctuary
Have an unforgettable local experience with Ms. Jolie cooking class
Joining the da nang cooking class with Ms. Jolie you will have a once in a lifetime experience. What makes this cooking class so distinctive?
It is because you will learn about the vegetables and seafood through field trips. At the beginning of the class, you will be taken to an organic garden to learn about clean vegetables, how they are grown.
Then you will have a short tour to the local market to get the necessary ingredients for your dishes. Don’t worry about choosing the wrong ingredients or getting the low-quality ones Ms. Jolie will give you some tips on how to choose the freshest vegetables, and seafood. Besides, she will help you bargain more effectively with some simple tricks.
After your walking tour at the market, you will have a short break at a famous coffee shop in Da Nang. During your break time, you can enjoy coffee/ coffee milk and listen to some stories about Vietnamese coffee culture.
After a wonderful time at the coffee shop, you will go to a fishing village and learn how to catch fish on your own. This will be an unforgettable memory.
The final stop is at Ms. Jolie’s home where you will learn about Da Nang cuisines, dishes and how to cook them such as Xeo Cake, Vietnamese spring rolls. Don’t worry if you are a vegetarian since Ms. Jolie will share a secret vegetarian Vietnamese dish. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Jolie through her website: https://joliecookingclass.com/