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Da Nang, located almost directly between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, is the third largest city of Vietnam.
It has a lively feel to it, but more of just being a city, and less of a entertaining destination for the wondering traveler and tourist. If you want that, go visit its southern neighbor Hoi An.
Hoi An was the focal point for the French-Indochina, acting both as administrative hub and port. But as the river suffocated itself with silt, Da Nang replaced it as the port city and grew to be the 3rd largest city of Vietnam.
Hoi An is just a few minutes away. So that means that the day trips to places like Marble Mountain, Monkey Mountain, etc. are still options.
But otherwise, there are two major museums in Da Nang (Cham Sculpture Museum and the HCM museum) and that is it.
- Pros:All main transport options stop here.
- Cons:Not too many sites to see for tourists.
- In a nutshell:Using this as a jumping point to access Marble Mountain and HoiAn is the way to go.
The Ho Chi Minh museum in Da Nang may not be as impressive as the one in Hanoi, but it is worth a stop. The cost is... more travel advice
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