Palm-lined boulevards bedecked with French colonial charm complement the pristine beaches and warm waters that await in peaceful Danang.
Located on the east coast of Vietnam between the popular resorts of Hué and Hoi An, Danang has a city centre filled with fascinating history and culture and a peaceful coastline of talcum powder sands that are fringed by calm emerald waters.
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Danang holiday highlights
Renowned as the major port in the south of Vietnam, the independent city of Danang boasts pretty boulevards bedecked with charming French colonial buildings and pristine beaches along the shores of the South China Sea.
With over 18 miles of golden coastline, Danang’s beaches stretch from north to south, with My Khe, formerly China Beach, as the favourite amongst the local tourism industry. Providing a beautiful long stretch of fine white sand and calm emerald waters year round as the Son Tra peninsula acts as a barrier for any strong winds, My Khe is one of Danang’s largest beaches, stretching over half a mile in length. Take the time to observe the delightful backdrop of lush verdant forestry and follow its path to the crystal-clear waters of the Kinh River. The perfect location for snorkellers and divers, My Khe has plenty of coral reefs, flora and fauna above and below the surface of the sea. Other activities available include fishing and a vast array of watersports.
Our choice of luxury hotels include the Fusion Maia Danang hotel which offers a peaceful location with direct beach access and is just a 15 minute drive from the neighbouring UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An. Enjoy a wide selection of locally sourced cuisine around the surrounding hotels, serving local Danang delights such as coconut pandan sticky rice, shrimps, crab noodle soup, and a plethora of locally sourced fish.
In the heart of Danang’s Tran Phu City Centre sits the popular Han Market. Expanding over four streets, you can barter for fresh foods or dry goods on the lower floors, and fabrics, clothes and shoes on the upper floors. Experience a sense of calm as you wander freely through the aisles that are seemingly hassle free in comparison to the larger markets in Hanoi.
Located in the quiet Hai Chau district, the Museum of Cham Sculpture showcases the world’s largest collection of indigenous Vietnamese and Cambodian ‘Champa’ artwork, dated from the fifth to the fifteenth Centuries. Contemplate beneath the quaint linear décor that lines the interior of this enchanting museum, before observing the 300 sandstone and terracotta sculptures, among which many are created from terracotta that have been collected from the Cham temples in Wuang Binh and Binh Thuan.