Golden-sand beaches and a captivating past make Danang holidays a brilliant choice on a trip to Vietnam
Danang is one of Vietnam’s best places to visit when it comes to sun, sea and sand, with over 18 miles of pristine coastline and a top range of watersports. But there’s more to this vibrant city than just beaches — head to this stretch of Vietnam’s east coast for a blend of thriving modern metropolis and unspoilt historic temples; enjoy a warm welcome from the locals over a dish of tempting street food; and take in the sweeping backdrop of beautiful mountain landscapes, home to hidden caves and spectacular views. Talk to us and we’ll help you create your perfect Danang holiday.
Best time to visit Danang
Southern Vietnam is generally dry from November to April. May to October is warm, with heavy showers and occasional overcast days. Northern areas are cooler and drier from January to May and September to December. June to August can be hot and humid with showers.
Danang holiday highlights
Holidays to Danang are an eclectic and energetic mix of history, culture, scenery and seaside – take a stroll and you’ll see pretty colonial buildings, a historic French port and an eye-catching dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River which lights up at night. Browse the Han Market at the heart of the Tran Phu city centre for local clothes and shoes, and savour local street food including crab noodle soup, shrimps and savoy fried rice.
But there are more out-the-way spots, too; head to the Museum of Cham Sculpture in the quiet Hai Chau District to discover the world’s largest collection of indigenous Vietnamese and Cambodian ‘Champa’ artwork, from the fifth to the fifteenth Centuries. For a taste of Vietnam’s superb landscapes, make the short trip to the fascinating Marble Mountains, a collection of marble and limestone hills with incredible temples hidden inside and a pagoda on top.
The neighbouring and picturesque Son Tra Peninsula acts as a wind buffer for Danang, so you’ll be able to enjoy wonderfully calm sea here; go diving and snorkelling to explore beautiful coral reefs at long-time favourite My Khe Beach, head out kayaking on the emerald waters, try a spot of fishing or just kick back on Non Nuoc Beach and lap up views of endless blue over the South China Sea.