In the year of 2014, Danang was voted at the top of on-the-rise destinations in the world. That shows the potential of Vietnam’s third biggest city. But what are some of the must-dos in Danang? Here’s the answer:
1. Trying the local cuisine
Despite being sandwiched by two of the most famous destinations in Vietnam with very good foods, Hue and Hoi An, Danang cuisine still has its own attractiveness. Apart from fresh seafood catch from the sea, other local delicacies are pork skewer (nem lui), noodles with shrimp and pork (mi quang) and rolled cake with pork (banh trang cuon thit heo).
2. Visiting the biggest Buddhist statue in Vietnam
The enormous statue of Goddess of Mercy at Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula is regarded somewhat similar to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Apart from temple-visiting, you can have a great panoramic view of the whole city from here.
3. Taking the longest cable-car trip in the world
Ranging almost 6 kilometer, this world-record cable car trip will take you to the Ba Na Hill Station, which originally founded by the French almost a century ago. At a high attitude, you can even see the sea which is 40 kilometers away from the cable car. And on the hill station, there are lots of fun activities which are ideal for traveling families with kids.
4. Walking along Han River
If Paris has the Seine, London with the Thames, Han River is an integral part of the cityscape and one of the most romantic places in the city. Along the riverside, there are numerous scenic cafes and restaurants. But the best way to enjoy this charming river is walking along the riverside or even along one of the many beautiful bridges such as the iconic Dragon Bridge.
5. Swimming at some of the finest beaches in Vietnam
Danang is blessed with a little bit of everything, from rivers, mountains, temples, skyscrapers and last but not least, beaches. As a matter of fact, Danang possesses some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam in Non Nuoc and My Khe as well as the beach in Son Tra Peninsula which is very pristine. In addition to that, there are an increasing number of four and five star resort scattered across these wonderful beaches.