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Da Nang – Things to do

Da Nang Attractions

We recommend spending a few days away from your sun lounger to see some of the sights close to Da Nang, Hoi An is a real contract to Da Nang and just 30 minutes away, while Hue is a few hours away but a great full day trip.

China Beach

China Beach is a famous postcard-perfect beach which stretches its white sands for 20 miles. Named China Beach by the American troops who visited during the Vietnam War, its local name is Non Nuoc. Loved by sun-seekers and surfers, this stunning spot was popular with backpackers before it became host to the collection of luxurious beach hotels it has today. Although most of the hotels offer a selection of watersports, the beach retains a peaceful atmosphere where days are spent relaxing with a good book or observing the local fisherman as they bring in their catch.

Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains

These five marble and limestone hills are a place of significance for local people. Each 'mountain' is named after one of the five elements (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) and has its own caves and tunnels, some of which were Buddhist sanctuaries and hideouts for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. In the quarries at their base you’ll find statues of animals, folk tales and Buddhist figures carved from the rock.

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Cham Sculpture Museum

Cham Sculpture Museum

With works ranging from the 4th to 14th centuries, this is the world's largest collection of Cham art. The 300 or so sandstone sculptures and decorations are relics of Champa, the powerful Hindu civilisation that once ruled large parts of Vietnam. Decorations include the snake god Naga, and elephant-headed Ganesha.

Hoi An lanterns

Ancient Town of Hoi An

Around 30 minutes drive south of Danang, it is quite easy to feel like you've stepped back in time as you walk through the winding alleyways of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic trading port. The town was visited by merchants from Japan, China and Arabia from the 15th to 19th century, and their influence lives on in the eclectic architecture, streets and temples. Spend the day wandering around the quaint streets, have some clothes hand made for you at one of the many tailor shops and enjoy the glow of the paper lanterns as you enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner at one of the rooftop restaurants overlooking the river.