Da Nang’s architectural highlights

Aside from the Dragon Bridge, Da Nang has a number of distinctive architectural icons that have attained outstanding international renown. Some of them even have Guinness World Records recognition or are among the top rankings in Asia. Are you interested in these “man-made wonders”? Discover more in the blog post below.

Aside from the Dragon Bridge, Da Nang has a number of distinctive architectural icons that have attained outstanding international renown. Some of them even have Guinness World Records recognition or are among the top rankings in Asia. Are you interested in these "man-made wonders"? Discover more in the blog post below.

1. Tien Son Sports Complex

The Tien Son Sports Complex is known as Da Nang's "century project" due to its scale and complexity in comparison with other buildings in the city. Its design resembles the gigantic UFO, which reflects the locals’ dream of chasing the horizon.

Tien Son Sports Complex, which spans 10,482 m2 and can accommodate 10,000 spectators, has become a well-liked venue for cultural and sporting events in Da Nang. There are many local sports events, art shows, and cultural performances to attend here if you schedule your vacation between May and August.

Besides, Tien Son Sports Complex is also one of the top-recommended check-in spots for visitors. It offers 3 distinct perspectives for capturing memorable shots:

  • A frontal view to encompass the entire structure.
  • A verdant grassy area on the left for a picturesque setting.
  • A staircase for enhancing sunset photographs.

Tien Son Sports Complex

  • Address: Phan Dang Luu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City (about 4km away from Con Market).
  • Operating hours: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm (may vary on occasion)
  • Entry fees: changes from one event to another

2. The Ba Na cable car

The cable car system at Sun World Ba Na Hills stands as Vietnam's largest, securing four Guinness World Records for its remarkable dimensions: length, height, gradient, and weight. This monumental achievement is the result of a decade-long effort by more than 200 workers.

Having a four-sided glass design, this cable car offers passengers an immersive experience, allowing them to bask in refreshing breezes while being treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the sky and forest. A long the way, you’ll encounter a tapestry of natural wonders, including the Toc Tien Stream, the Ba Do Phot Waterfall, etc. Despite its brevity, lasting about 20 minutes, this aerial journey promises an unforgettable experience, making every moment worthwhile.

The cable car ride offers its most enchanting views around 5:00 pm. As the day wanes, the sky transforms into a captivating palette of warm oranges, with the sun gently slipping behind the clouds, casting a romantic ambiance. However, it’s important to be aware that the service ceases at 6:00 pm, and that the return journey tends to be quite crowded. To fully savor the scene while avoiding the rush, it’s highly advisable to plan your return trip at around 4:30 pm. This way, you can leisurely soak up the picturesque surroundings and sidestep the bustling crowds.

Here are some important considerations for your cable car ride in Ba Na Hills:

  • Health concerns: Due to the effects of high altitude on breathing, individuals experiencing any health issues such as rapid heart rate or dizziness are advised to abstain from the ride.
  • Dress warmly: As temperatures can drop after 5:00 pm, it’s highly recommended to carry a jacket to stay comfortable and ward off the chill while exploring Ba Na Hills.
  • Beverage choice: To prevent spillage during the journey, opt for bottled drinks over those served in cups, ensuring a mess-free and enjoyable experience.
  • First-time riders: If it’s your voyage on a cable car and you’re apprehensive about motion sickness or dizziness, it’s advisable to stay seated and minimize movement inside the cabin.

Ba Na Hills

  • Address: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City
  • Operating hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Entry fees:
    • Adults: Starting at 600,000 VND.
    • Children under 1.4m: 500,000 VND.

3. Ba Na Hills’ mountain-climbing railway

It is the first mountain-climbing railway in Vietnam. This track allows you to conquer the steep slopes of Chua Mountain in the Ba Na Hills while offering you a panoramic view of Ba Na Forest. What sets this experience apart is the blend of adrenaline-inducing adventure as you navigate the challenging terrain, coupled with the immersive embrace of nature.

Along the railway, you’ll encounter several landmarks like the revered Linh Ung Pagoda, the enchanting Lee Jardin flower garden, and the charming European-style vintage villas, etc. Thus, be sure to check out each stop before your journey to plan your expedition and fully appreciate its richness.

Another highlight of this service is the luxuriously designed train cabins, which provide the perfect backdrop for capturing countless breathtaking photos.

Ba Na Hills’ mountain-climbing railway

  • Address: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City (Ba Na Hills)
  • Operating hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (may vary on holidays)
  • Admission fees:
    • Adults: 70,000 VND
    • Children’s height from 1 m to 1.3m: 50,000 VND
    • Children under 1m: Free of charge

4. Sun Wheel

The Sun Wheel is ranked among Asia's top 5 tallest Ferris wheels, with a height of 115 meters. Nestled within Asia Park, it serves as an ideal destination for families and couples seeking leisurely relaxation. With its gentle rotation speed, the Sun Wheel ensures guests can unwind and bask in the refreshing breeze, feeling as if they're floating amidst white clouds.

This ferris wheel offers everyone the opportunity to fully appreciate the scenic view of Da Nang’s coastal beauty, including the picturesque Han River, iconic Dragon Bridge, majestic Chua Mountain, pristine beaches, and verdant forests. Besides being illuminated by 13,000 LED lights, the Sun Wheel casts a mesmerizing glow over the cityscape, making it a captivating nighttime attraction that’s not to be missed in Da Nang.

  • Address: 1 Phan Dang Luu Street, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Operating hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 3:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Admission prices:
    • Adults: 100,000 VND

5. Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge is another iconic highlight of Da Nang due to its swingable structure. This bridge has a unique operational mechanism that is capable of splitting into two sections and rotating 90 degrees, creating a wide passage for boats to navigate through conveniently. To witness this extraordinary spectacle, visitors must wait at specific times: 0:45 am from Mondays to Fridays and 11:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays

The modern LED lighting system, which transitions colors every 2 minutes from green to red and from red to yellow, is also another unique feature of this bridge. This display has transformed the bridge into a radiant nighttime attraction, offering a captivating setting for photographs.

For those eager to capture the bridge’s beauty or simply savor its graceful rotation, several nearby coffee shops along the riverbank provide ideal vantage points:

  1. Cong Ca Phe
  • Address: 98 – 96 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Price range: 35,000 VND – 55,000 VND
  1. Aroi Dessert Cafe
  • Address: 124 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Price range: From 50,000 VND
  1. Runam Bistro
  • Address: 22 – 24 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Price range: From 45,000 VND
  1. Danang Souvenirs & Cafe
  • Address: 34 Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Price range: 30,000 VND – 60,000 VND

We sincerely hope these recommendations above will help enhance your travel experience, add an extra layer of delight to your itinerary, and leave a memorable imprint on your journey. 

At Da Nang International Terminal, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to provide you with a warm and hospitable welcome. Let us be your gateway to an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. See you soon!

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Address: Da Nang International Airport, Hoa Thuan Tay ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city, Viet Nam

Phone: +84 (236) 381 7878 

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