Da Nang, Vietnam Cruise Port
Located on the Eastern coast of Vietnam is the country's third largest city, Da Nang. Full of intriguing local culture and with a very lively atmosphere, this city is a fantastic and essential cruise destination. Da Nang has both a bustling, modern city centre and peaceful, ancient outlying villages. This combination of tranquillity and vibrancy gives the city of Da Nang its unique character and increases its popularity with tourists all over the world. The city is famous for its laid back attitude and tropical climate and also boasts a selection of excellent shops and markets, top quality dining and a range of excursions and sight-seeing possibilities.
Sightseeing in Da Nang
The Da Nang area of Vietnam is surrounded by beautiful scenery and inspiring excursions. The centre of the city is not particularly large, so walking is often the best option, in order to save money, rather than getting a taxi or paying for public transport. Fun excursion possibilities around Da Nang include the local zoo, a tour of the soccer stadium, sports including tennis and pool and an exciting nightlife and clubbing scene. Tourists could also take a trip to any of the city's miles of glorious beaches to relax and soak up the sun. Aside from these great ideas for day trips, the city also has many other fantastic sight-seeing opportunities:
Just south of Da Nang city are Vietnam's world famous Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains are made up of a cluster of five spectacular marble and limestone hills, which all contain cave entrances and a labyrinth of tunnels within. Buddhist temples can be found within the mountains and this has made it a popular location for both tourists and Buddhist pilgrims.
The Cham Museum preserves and displays a collection of artefacts from the ancient Hindu Cham civilisation who once occupied Vietnam. The artefacts include striking sandstone sculptures which despite being weather worn over the centuties, still retain their artistic charm and continue to delight tourists.
Ba Na Hills
The Ba Na Hills is a resort located in the Truong Son Mountains of central Vietnam and boasts wonderful and awe-inspiring scenery. A 5km cable car takes visitors to the top of the resort and back down again to observe the mountains from a fantastic vantage point.
Shopping in Da Nang
The city of Da Nang is home to many lively and vibrant marketplaces and several large shopping centres. The areas of Hoang Dieu, Hung Vuong and Phan Chu Trinh are great places to shop for items such as clothes, electronics and other souvenirs. Also, Danang Souvenirs is a recently opened souvenir shop which sells trinkets and other items, such as key rings and stuffed toys, specifically related to local area. Vietnam is most famous for its silks and hand-woven fabrics, which can be found across the Da Nang in independent shops and marketplaces.
Eating Out in Da Nang
Authentic Vietnamese and East Asian cuisine is available throughout the city of Da Nang at high quality eateries such as Ha Noi Xua, Quan Hue Ngon and Apsara restaurant. Other affordable meals can be found in various French, Italian and English restaurants. Many popular fast food outlets are also scattered throughout the city for people looking for an easy meal on the go.