HOW TO TRAVEL TO DANANG
You can reach Danang by all modes of transport. Besides the wonderful landscape, the convenience in traveling is also the strength of this city. You can access Danang by flight, train, car, or even motorbike...
Train: riding trains from Hanoi or Saigon will take you about 14 to 20 hours depending on fast or slow trains. It takes more time to travel from Saigon due to the longer distance.
Fare for the train Hanoi – Danang is from VND 300,000 (US $15) to VND 900,000 (US $45) depending on the type of cabins.
Fare for the train Saigon – Danang is from VND 800,000 (US $35) to VND 1,500,000 (US $70) depending on the type of cabins.
Flight: Hanoi to Danang, the fare is VND 700,000 (US $35) to VND 2,400,000 (US $115) depending on the airlines. It takes about 1.30 hours for the trip. The fare and time for Saigon – Danang are quite similar to the former trip.
There are three airlines offering the trip to Danang from Hanoi and Saigon:
Vietnam airlines: www.vietnamairlines.com
Viet Jet air: www.vietjetair.com
Public bus: the bus to Danang is often North-South sleeper buses. Price and quality are not quite different. You can check out the website of following reliable companies: Hoang Long, Mai Linh, Hlink, Thuan Thao, Phuong Trang, Sinh cafe...
In Hanoi, you can take buses to Danang at Giap Bat or Nuoc Ngam stations.
In Saigon, you can depart at Mien Dong bus station
Note: you should buy tickets or make reservation in advance to avoid unavailability. The fare is from VND 500,000 to 700,000 (from US $23 to 34) and consumes about 20 hours for both Saigon and Hanoi to Danang.
WHAT TO VISIT IN DANANG
Museum of Cham sculpture: is the only one for Cham’s culture in the world which is keeping the relics from ancient Champa.
Location: 2. 2/9 str., Hai Chau district
Han river bridge: is the first swing one in Vietnam located on the main road of Bach Dang connecting Hai Chau and Son Tra districts. The bridge is beautiful and outstanding by night. It significantly swings at the angle of 90o every night for boats passing along the river.
During the normal days, the bridge swing at midnight. However, in order to allow visitors experiencing the bridge, Han river swings 01 hour earlier on Saturday and Sunday.
Dragon bridge: was opened in 2013 connecting the main road from Danang international airport to My Khe and Non Nuoc beach. The dragon on bridge blows fire and water out from the mouth at 21.00 during weekend and vacations.
Son Tra peninsula and monkey mountain
Located about 10 km from the center to the East, Son Tra is considred as the “precious pearl” with a long and curving beach and diversified fauna and sauna. The peninsula is located on the Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district which is 4,439-hectare square. There is an long emerald beach with Hai Van pass surrounding Danang city and Danang bay.
Linh Ung pagoda
Locally known as Linh Ung Son Tra or Linh Ung Bai But pagoda to differentiate from Linh Ung at the Marble and Ba Na hill. This is the biggest pagoda for both scale and architecture.
My Khe beach: located 3 km from Danang’s center crossing Han river bridge, then reach Pham Van Dong to the East, we will arrive at My Khe. This is a famous beach with beautiful sandy beach, mild waves and warm all year round. In particular, My Khe beach was ranked one of the six most beautiful in the world by Forbes.
Ba Na hill: is a mountain range in Hoa Vang located 40 km from Danang’s center to the Southwest. In Ba Na, visitors will see 4 distinctive season during the day: spring in the morning, summer in the afternoon, autumn in the late afternoon and winter at night.
Hai Van (ocean cloudy) pass: is the place that Truong Son mountain range reaching the sea. The pass is high and dangerous and is the boundary of the South and North.
WHAT TO EAT IN DANANG
There are two biggest markets in the center namely Han and Con along with many supermarkets including Danang, Metro, Bigc..all of which get Danang more options for foods.
Almost famous restaurants in Danang offer specialties such as, Quang noodle, steamed rice paper with pork, Vietnamese crepe, noodle with fried fish or fish sauce…
The noodle is often sold in the morning from 9 to 10 am in Hoang Dieu, Phan Thanh, Trung Nu Vuong or Hoang Hoa Tham streets. There are some restaurants opening all day like in the streets of Nguyen Huu Tho, Nguyen Cong Tru. Prices depend on the size of noodle bowls, but only from VND 13,000 to 25,000 (US $0.6 to $1.2), rice paper is also served with the cost of VND 3,000 per piece (US $0.2)
Nam O rice paper wrapped fish
If you want to enjoy Nam O rice paper wrapped fish, you should go to the area of Nam O which offer the best taste. Or you may also visit restaurants on Nguyen Tat Thanh to try.
Noodle with fried fish
The restaurants on Hoang Dieu street opens all day from 7am to 9pm, some open until early morning on Hung Vuong street, but others only serve in the morning from 6am to 10am on Tran Cao Van street. Price is about VND 15,000 (US $0.7) per bowl.
Rice paper with pork
The best restaurants are located on Chau Thi Vinh Te, Hai Phong, Duy Tan, Le Duan or Do Thuc Thinh streets with the price of VND 30,000 to 80,000 (US $1.3 to US $35). Mau and 35 Do Thuc Thinh restaurants are the best ones in Danang.