When you come to Da Nang, Hoi An, you will be visiting many beautiful natural attractions and the old quarter with hundreds-years-old houses.
1. Ba Na Hill
|Ba Na Hills|
This scenery is located on Chua Mountain, at an altitude of 1,489 meters above sea level, about 25 kilometers from the center of the city, in Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang Province. In the early 20th century, Ba Na was discovered by the French military while looking for new resorts. Due to its cool climate and an average temperature of only 18 degrees Celsius, Ba Na is suitable for guests to enjoy the fresh air and scenery from above. In addition, Ba Na tourist area also has a French village built with truly Western architecture; inside are attractive entertainment games. In 2006, the Ba Na cable system began to be built. When completed, the cable system has attracted a large number of visitors here.
Besides, the green trees, colorful flowers in Ba Na are also things that make tourists stop to save beautiful memories. The centerpiece of Ba Na is Morin Hotel, built in the early 20th century and the garden of love named Le Jardin d'Amour with an area of 7 square hectares. In 2004, Linh Ung Pagoda, together with a 27-meters-high Buddha statue, was completed to create a spiritual destination for visitors to Ba Na. At present, the highest point of Ba Na has some new destinations that have just been built such as Linh Chua Linh Tu, bell tower, Ba shrine, tablet house, Phong Linh tower and so on.
2. Ancient Houses
When going along the streets of the Old Quarter, tourists ought not to forget to visit the houses that are hundreds of years old. They were built many years ago, but the houses today are kept as intact as original versions and carefully preserved. The old houses are very deep, the frontage is the place of business, the back part is the place to live and connects to another street. There are plenty of rooms for business, merchandise or accommodation, kitchen, living room, etc. The corners of the house are decorated with wooden carvings engraved with elaborate motifs, horizontal plates and parallel sentences.
3. Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Range
Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Range
This attraction is located at an area is 8 kilometers from the south-east of Da Nang City, including 6 limestone mountains: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son (two peaks) and Tho Son. Visitors to Ngu Hanh Son Mountain Range can feel the beauty of its majestic beauty and learn the values of spiritual culture and history.
Thuy Son is the highest mountain with a height of 106 meters. There are many ancient temples which attract a lot of visitors, for example, Linh Ung Pagoda, Tam Tam, Tam Thai, and Tu Tam. In particular, Tam Thai Pagoda, the oldest pagoda, has many famous monuments such as the bell tower, the bridge, Hoa Nghiem Cave, Huyen Khong Cave and so on. If you do not want to climb the stairways, you can choose the elevator system reaching the height of 43 meters bringing tourists up to the mountain's peak. After taking a trip to Ngu Hanh Son, you may want to observe Non-Nuoc stone handicraft village. This place is famous for its very sophisticated and beautiful products made from stone.
4. Cua Dai Sea
Cua Dai Sea
Being 5 kilometers from the east of Hoi An, Cua Dai Beach was ranked as one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia by Trip Advisor Tourist Website. This beach has clear blue water, white sand, small waves. The high-end resorts that are built based on traditional architecture style and are in harmony with nature are located along the coast. In the evening, if you sit on the coast of Cua Dai Coast, you can hear someone singing the Bai Choi songs of local residents.
5. Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass
This site is a natural border between Thua Thien Hue Province and Da Nang city. Visitors to Hai Van pass will see the vast nature with majestic mountains and green forests located near the winding road. From the pass, you can see Da Nang city, Tien Sa Port, or watch the territory of Thua Thien - Hue.
Since the road tunnel through Hai Van Pass was built, the pass road has fewer traffic accidents. Therefore, this place becomes an attractive place to enjoy motorcycle experience. You can wait until late afternoon to watch the sunset at about 20 degrees Celsius.
6. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula
The place is considered as "green lung" of Da Nang city. This site belongs to the territory of Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district. Covering an area of 4,439 square hectares, Son Tra peninsula has rich fauna and flora which is preserved intact. The path leading from the city's center to Son Tra Peninsula bends around the coast, embraces the edge of this peninsula.
When you come to Son Tra Peninsula, you will visit the statue of Buddha Guan Yin of 67 meters high overlooking the beach. There are the peaks of nearly 700 meters high, so visitors can view the city from a long distance and the bending coastline with a long white sandbank. Going along the way in the south of the peninsula, visitors will reach Ban Co Peak. The arched roads covering with shady trees and having fresh air of Son Tra is always attractive to all tourists who love traveling. Besides, you can also visit the beaches surrounding Son Tra such as Bai But, Bai Xep, Bai Con, Tien Sa, Da Den, etc.
7. Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town
Being 30 kilometers from Danang, Hoi An City belongs to the territory of Quang Nam province. This was a flourishing trading port in the 17th - 18th centuries. In 1999, Hoi An was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The old town is preserved intact, so it becomes a tourist hot spot that makes it attractive to visitors. The house has been built for a hundred of years with golden plated walls and narrow streets will make you lost in a nostalgic space, away from the noisy town.
The scenery of Hoi An ancient town is more shimmering in the night. The houses are lit with thousands of colorful lanterns. You should not miss the opportunity to stroll under the busy streets and enjoy the rustic dishes of Hoi An. Especially, tourists can drop lotus-shaped lanterns or take a boat on Hoai River to feel the whole beauty of the ancient city.
8. Cau Pagoda
This is the place where almost visitors to Hoi An want to visit. This project crosses over a small creek flowing into Thu Bon River and was built by Japanese merchants in the 16th century. The pagoda is about 18 meters long, its roof is based on the yin-yang style. The main door of the pagoda has a tablet engraved into 3 Chinese characters, translated as Lai Van Kieu. The two heads of the pagoda are the statue of dogs and monkeys. Cau Pagoda is considered as the symbol of Hoi An, and the image of the pagoda appears on the back of the money sheet 20,000 VND. Visitors can stand on the bridge to learn about its history, or stand on the bridge's edge to overlook the surroundings and the old town on the other side.
9. Han River at night
Han River at night
Danang has not only beautiful natural scenery but also famous bridges crossing Han River. The scene of the city becomes more impressive when the lights are lit. Guests can buy tickets to go on a cruise on Han River and view the brightly colored bridges, including Thuan Phuoc bridge, Dragon bridge, Song Han bridge, Tien Son bridge, etc. For each an-hour boat trip, visitors can both go sightseeing and enjoy the cool breeze on the river or capture their own pictures of the beautiful river's scenery on both sides. Especially, on the weekend, Dragon Bridge will spray fire and water, which attracts the attention of visitors.
10. My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach
In July 2013, this beach was recognized as one of the top six attractive beaches in the world by Forbes Magazine. This beach is about 900 meters long and possesses flat sandbank, wave level that are suitable for bathing and playing sports on the sea surface. In addition, My Khe is not too far from the city's center, so it is very convenient for travelers.
If you come to My Khe on a sunny day, the water will be blue. When the sunset falls, the sea is more tranquil and suitable to relax. For families with children traveling together, parents can play baby games on the beach, for example, building a sandcastle, etc. My Khe Beach has many beautiful small beaches such as Pham Van Dong beach, T20 beach, beach no.1, no.2, no.3 and so on for visitors to choose.