Da Nang Pictures, Vietnam
Da Nang riverside, Central Vietnam coast. Photo by Fa2f.
Why visit Da Nang?
The Han River Bridge at Da Nang during a festival. Photo by Dragfyre.
Da Nang (also known as Danang) is a major port city and not a pretty sight. It’s on the South China Sea coast, at the mouth of the Han River.
The city has almost nothing of interest to tourists but it is reasonably close to a number of attractions.
The Imperial City of Hue is a couple of hours north via the lovely Pass of Clouds, while gorgeous little old Hoi An town and the My Son ruins of Cham civilisation are just a short drive south.
In addition the Marble Mountains offer caves, buddhist temples and panoramic views. Huge and war-famous China Beach is nearby and a fine little museum of Cham sculpture completes the picture.
Da Nang is transport hub for all Central Vietnam so it’s an inevitable tourist transit point, though most tourists choose to stay over in either Hue or Hoi An.
Lang Co fishing village, which at this point looks better from a distance.
Lang Co village offers the undemanding beach-seeker palm-lined sand with a clear, azure lagoon on one side and a 10 km stretch of beach on the other, though the sand is unmanicured and has an unfortunate tendency to collect trash. The beach, like Danang, is at its best from April – July.