Danang City - Asia Travel & Leisure

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Danang City

Danang is the largest city in central Vietnam and one of the country's most important ports. Ringed by mountains on one side and the South China Sea on the other, Danang borders Thua Thien Hue Province across the Hai Van Pass to the north, Quang Nam Province to the south and west, and the ocean to the east.

Though it does not boast French colonial building like Hanoi or pride in the busy nightlife like Ho Chi Minh City, Danang has its own charm. Danang is growing into one of the most organized urban area, with attractive beach front villas on the one side and Han River flowing on the other. Of the few attractions that belong to the city, Museum of Cham stands out with its rich collection of Cham artefacts. Located 12 kilometers westwards from the city, Marble Mountains is one of the most charming tourist attractions in Danang. It is also known as the Ngu Hanh Son or ‘Mountains of the Five Element’. This place is also well-known for its marble crafts. Quan Am Festival on Marble Mountain is organized in 3 days of the 2nd lunar month. Like other traditional festivals, Quan Am Festival on Marble Mount consists of two parts: the religious ceremony and the festival itself. 
For those who crave for more outdoors activities, My Khe beach is a good place to spend time, either by yourself or with your loved ones. To the North and South ends of the city, Monkey and Marble mountains store some historical and religious symbols. If you want to escape the heat, Ba Na resort is a miniature of Da Lat, only with fewer tourists. Bring some warm clothes if you plan to visit this cottage-full place.

Highlights:
With endless stretches of white, sandy beaches, Danang is a place to chill out with a good book. The more active sun worshipper can take advantage of the water sports on offer at the resort.
In many respects the forgotten culture in the region, the Champa Kingdom, is all the more rewarding for that. Danang’s Cham Museum is the only of its kind in the world, and an ideal distraction for a rainy day.
The French found the summer heat too much to bear so they built resort in Bana Hills. It is a temperate spot in which to escape, especially on a fine day when the views are most spectacular.