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Da Nang Travel Guide: 86 reviews and 212 photos

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.

For my general thoughts on the country, feel free to visit my Vietnam page.

(for more pictures, feel free to visit my Vietnam Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)

Pros and Cons
  • 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.
  • Intro Updated Apr 7, 2011
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM

    Hello Dave....Great Da Nang page...concise and some good restaurant and accommodation tips...Its on my list for a few days this coming January! Thanks for sharing here : O ]


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