Da Nang is a lovely city free from the hustle and bustle of a normal city life like Saigon. The streets are pretty safe and traffic is very much bearable unlike the traffic jams that you will see in Hanoi or Saigon.
It's pretty straight forward to travel around Da Nang, either on a rented motorbike or via the taxis. Some things to do, if possible is to either drive or ride up to Bãi Bắc or Núi Sơn Trà. Aside from road trips, Da Nang is pretty close to Hoi An too, so a trip down to Hoi An is possible too! The Dragon bridge (Cầu Rồng) is also a spectacular sight too; with fire and water performances on weekends at 9pm.
We stayed in Da Nang for 3 nights. We found it hard to fill our days as there is very little to do. We stayed at the beach area of Da Nang for 3 nights and there was less to do here.
Both locations have many restaurants to choose from. We mainly walked the streets for around 4 hours each day exploring different streets/areas but couldn't find anything worth looking at. The river at night was lovely with all the different bridges lit up.
Since it's Viet Nam's 3rd largest city, it's quite big and busy, as you'd expect. The usual inordinate number of motor cycles and scooters, but no where near as bad as Hanoi or HCMC.
Motors stopped, generally, at red traffic lights and it was miderately easy to cross the road at appropriate places. It's a relatively clean city, by Vietnamese standards, but many pavements etc are uneven, partly due to mis-use by motorcycles. There's a good range of shops both for local and international visitors. The city combines history and culture with modern amenities and the beaches, with a satisfying result. The city had a feeling of space and relatively good air to breathe. Well worth a shirt visit, or longer if you want to enjoy the sun and sand.
It is a city of about one million residents. You do not feel the traffic of a big city. It is an ideal place to have a beach holiday while attending to other businesses.
Totally unsafe to be walking on the road, as there are no Traffic rules or regulations that apply . You just have to walk in the middle of the road and hope you survive.
You cannot walk on the pavements , as there are bikes everywhere .Its little wonder Vietnam has so many accidents and fatalities on the roads . Absolutely crazy and I was terrified ,every time I stepped outside the hotel .
This city is young and not so ancient and historical like Ha Noi or Hue. But he is very friendly. And the beach is very close - 15-20 min by taxi from the air port
The city is chaotic. Not really geared up for tourists. Probably a good place to stop for a couple of days when traveling from north to south or south to north.
Great beaches if you stay in a resort on the water.
My first visit to Da Nang was more than 20 years ago. I am amzed to see the city has transformed into a mordern, clean and relaxing tourist destination today.
For golfers, there are three beautiful golf courses nearby offering enjoyable golfing experience. The Marble Mountain, Hoi An ancient town and Ba Na Hills would ofer an option for those travelers interested in nature, history and heritage. Alternatively, Da Nang is just simply a destination for a short relaxing vacation.
I have to say that while the beach was nice, the area is still rather underdeveloped so there isn't much to do other than a line of seafood restaurants.
Danang is split up mostly into 2 parts, the beach and then the city where you need to take a taxi or scooter to travel between. It's rather spread out and actually I didn't really enjoy the city so much.
Da Nang is the third largest city in Viet Nam and seems to have an unfavourable image of being nondescript, but I found many intersting things there.
Although the main attraction for tourists seems to be the Cham Museum (which I liked), I thought that the Da Nang Museum (rather new) was better; it deals with the natural and cultural history of the city and the surrounding area, and (as I understood it) there will be more exhibits in the future. The Buddhist temples, the Cau Dai temple, and the Christian church were impressive, as was the riverfront and the bridges. One of my Vietnamese colleagues recommended a 5 a.m. swim in the sea; I was staying too far to take him up on that offer, but it is something to recommend to other travellers because of the good quality of the water there. It was also enjoyable to walk around the city as the streets are not crowded and the people are quite friendly to strangers - smiles and/or small greetings (and nobody trying to rip them off!). The local food is tasty and enjoyable, and there are many coffee shops selling first-class drinks. I even enjoyed a hot-stone massage on two occasions, and they were the best experiences of that type of massage that I have had in Viet Nam over the years. A final note - Da Nang does seem to be interested in cultivating tourism further, and there are promising possibilities if they tap into the local heritage and don't overinvest in such things as casinos, golf courses, and activities that would attract the lower end of the tourist spectrum.
Da Nang is a beautiful city with famous places and delicious food. It is also a safe city. I love to stay here and really want to come back one day.
I recommend you to rent a motorbike to get the opportunity to go around and get to know the city. Otherwise you would be limited just to the beach.
.. We rented a motorbike for around $7 a day, we went to the city, to Asia Park and to the Marble Mountains with no problem.
It was a clean and orderly place, the traffic was not that bad compared to the bigger cities. Great place to enjoy the sea, beach and the nature.
Make sure you are on the right side of the river on Saturday night at 9 pm, you will get to enjoy the fire and water show from the dragon bridge.
Stay here and enjoy some trips to Hoi An.
A good place. Not far from Bana hill and Hoi An. Bana hill is good for children. Da Nang is excellent because of Intercontinental Resort.
A slow paced town with nice and cheap spas. The sea is crystal blue, love it very much. Suitable for those who want a relaxing vacation.
You will experience every single thing in there , and also having your money not spent so much , and better be , a quiet getaway place
Danang is one of the best cities in Vietnam. Not to big and not to small. It is close to both Hue and Ho an for cultural and history.
In addition it is close to the beach for relaxation. It has many eating options both local and international.
Danang and Hoi An are very interesting places. 5 days is not enough for me to explore the places. I definitely will come back again.
Great beach. Da Nang very europeanised and huge amounts of investment going on . Next big beach destinanation in the world I think
Danang is a nice escape from the tourist route, as there are few to no hawkers around the river walk area when I visited in 2015.
The river hosts a bueatiful boardwalk to stroll along the waterfront, evening displays of lights are fantastic, the bridges are works of art. It feels very safe and no body haggles you to buy a fan or pop up card. there are many other people about but it is not at all crowded. This was my second visit to DaNang and we specifically stayed overnight to see the night lights of the bridges. If you visit on a Friday or Saturday the dragon bridge has a big spray of water from its nostrals. Check with local tourist info I think it happens around 9pm. Lovely atmosphere to stroll along the river and over the Dragon bridge for coffee on the other side.
Clean and not so hectic like Hanoi where it is swamped with motorcycles. Food is cheaper than Hanoi. Streets are more organised.
For a single white westerner I have found Vietnam a terrible place to visit and I have no idea why anyone would go to Da Nang.
Terrible food, a few local people in hotels were friendly other than them the most unfriendly people of any country I have ever been to not a good place for Westerners would never go back I would have never gone knowing this. Terrible dirt beach and fake tourist attractions.
People seem to forget Da Nang and head straight for Hoi An. I suggest that the riverside area of DN is worth a night or two.
There are some attractions and good food and drink vendors. The river is attractive and the bridges give a light show at night.
Peaceful coastal city, friendly people, with nice river. Great seafood. Hoi An ancient Town is also a nice place to visit.
Da Nang is worth the trip, white smooth sandy beaches and wide and flat enough for beach footballs and volley balls.
There's spot for people watching and quiet spot. Love the beach. One can also rent amoped and ride thru the Danang town passing several beautiful bridges. Plenty of seafood joints along the beach road. Overall it is nice place for holiday. Still not pack of tourist or travelers yet. looking forward to participate in the coming year Danang Int Marathon again.
A well planned modern city with many attractive landmarks, attractions and beaches. Captivating be it day or night.
A must city and beach to visit if you travel to VN. ~30' to HoiAn and marble moutain for hiking if you like.
In my opinion, Da Nang is probably the best big city in Vietnam. The traffic is not as crazy as in Saigon.
Local people tend to be nice and relaxing. The city is well-planned--wide roads, pedestrian area, public spaces, parks. Attractions around the city are not the best so it's not very touristic for now. Da Nang is obviously the city that you can take a short break from the whole Vietnam, or even settle down here.
Lots to see and lots to do definately well worth putting on the visit list it a world apart from Saigon.
There are some real beautiful parks around the city and many attraction. The Bridges at night all have their own lighting shows and look great. The walking the streets and along the beach walkways at night is great so many great resteruants, and some real fun places to look at and some great shops