5 best things to do while traveling to Vietnam Danang
Posted by Lương Anh Đồng on 17th December 2015
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Located in the Central part of Vietnam, vietnam danang is among incredible backpacking destinations that visitors should never miss out.

Danang is Vietnam’s fourth largest city, so it will be a piece of cake for you to find out the fantastic restaurants, colorful shops, high-quality hotels, and tree-lined boulevards as hanging around the city. In addition, fascinating culture, magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches, and archeological wonders, … that all make Danang unlike nowhere in Vietnam. That’s why it’s really worth for a try at least one time as traveling around vietnam travel.

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Danang by night

Actually, there are always so many interesting things you should try as being in Danang, but if you find yourself being short on time, what are the top choices for you? Here is the list of top 5 must-try things in Danang, Vietnam that will be a very big mistake if you miss out anyone of them.

Visiting the Museum of Cham Sculpture

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Tourists visit Danang’s Museum of Cham Sculpture

Located at No.1, Trung Nu Vuong Street, the Cham Museum features the largest collection of Cham sculptures and artifacts in the world, dating back from the 5th to 17th century. Totally, it has around 300 different pieces that were taken from the towers and temples across the whole central region, featuring altars, garudas, lingas, Ganesha, apsaras, as well as images of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, etc. Also, there are displays focusing on the culture of Cham people today with photos and contemporary artifacts of the Kate Festival or the Cham New Year. However, it might be worth picking up a guidebook at the museum shop with full English captions and a lot of useful information that make your visit much greater. The museum is open all the week with the entrance fee of VND30,000 (less than $1.5) for an adult and VND5,000 (about $0.25) for children and students.

Exploring the Marble Mountains

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The Marble Mountains in Danang

Danang’s Marble Mountains or also known as the Five Elements Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) are a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, located in the south of Danang. Visiting this famous symbol of Danang city, you must be really surprised by the unique and breathtaking beauty of the caves, grottos, tunnels and Buddhist shrines located here, including Ba Tho cave, Da Chong tunnel, the temple worshiping Ngoc Lan princess, and so on. Historical and cultural vestiges from the 14th and 15th centuries are also some so special things for visitors to explore. Additionally, this mountainous area has been renowned for its long-established stone engraving activities, producing wonderful sculptures, handicrafts, statues, and artworks to export worldwide. So, keep in mind to visit Dong Hai or Non Nuoc village to admire great works of patient and skillful craftsmen, as well as have some small ones as the souvenirs for your friends and family that are completely made of marble stone such as necklaces, earrings, vases, or a sculpture of Buddha.

Enjoying the beauty of Hai Van Pass

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Hai Van Pass – One of the must-see places in Danang

Hai Van is not only the highest pass (500m above the sea level), but also the most scenic hillside road you can find in Vietnam. Visually, it’s like a colossal dragon, having an overall length of 21 km that plays the role in connecting Danang and Hue. For those who love adventurous activities, this place might be a very great choice as offering the tourists incredible moments of passing through layers of clouds, admiring beautiful ocean views and experiencing the fear when crossing dangerous roads at a time. Hai Van Pass now has been a popular destination for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts in Vietnam. As visiting here, many people choose to rent a scooter to more conveniently hang around this area. But if you want to do that, let’s think about it carefully, then plan and make the best preparations as you can.

Relaxing on Danang’s beautiful beaches

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The breathtaking beauty of Non Nuoc Beach in Danang

Danang is considered the heaven of beautiful beaches. As stretching down Hai Van Pass, it’s the time for visitors to explore a chain of beautiful beaches that really deserve to spend your time. My Khe, Bac An My, China beaches, etc are among great recommendations for you as they are familiar tourist destinations for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Each one of them all has very own beauty and characteristics. Especially, Non Nuoc beach, which features very clear and clean water with white sand and green forests surround, is a top choice for those who is looking for an awesome place to relax, enjoy the sun and soft sand, as well as surf on gentle waves. In 2005, it once recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by the Forbes magazine.

Tasting the local foods

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Quang’s noodle with chicken in Danang

Being a coastal city, fresh seafood must be one of the must-try foods that you can find on the menu of almost restaurants in Danang. Next, don’t forget to explore a very wide range of awesome street foods in there that all really impress you just for a bite. Definitely, street foods are always an indispensable part of the local cuisine, reflecting the regular rhythm of daily life as well as special gastronomy of Danang people. Now, Danang’s local foods can be found nationwide, but their delicious, exquisite, and unique flavors can be found nowhere else in the country.

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Banh Xeo – A crispy savory pancake of Danang, made from pork skewers, shrimps, and herbs

So, let’s try as many great Danang street foods as you can, but never skip 7 those ones, including Quang noodle, fish cake noodle, sweet soup, Vietnamese thick noodle soup, sizzling cake or banh xeo, charcoal barbecue pork skewer (nem lui), jelly-fish salad as they are most famous specialties of this region. Nguyen Chi Thanh Street is considered the most popular coffee and street food spot across Danang city. Go along the street, you will easily find out many diners and restaurants serving well-known Danang dishes from the early morning to late night. So, don’t miss them once you are there.

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