Da Nang’s top 8 must-do experiences will make your trip unforgettable

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or simply someone looking for a good time, there are many exciting and unforgettable experiences waiting to be explored in Da Nang. If you’re planning a trip to this vibrant coastal city, allow us to guide you to all the fun it has to offer. 

Here are our handpicked top activities that are absolute must-tries to elevate your journey from great to absolutely exceptional. Don’t forget to check them all off your list!

1. Hanging love locks at Da Nang's Love Bridge

Decorated with charming rows of red heart-shaped columns, the Love Bridge creates an undeniably romantic atmosphere that’s perfect for couples. For locals and many tourists alike, it’s not just a bridge; it’s a canvas of love stories waiting to be written. Couples usually attach a padlock along the bridge and toss the key into the river as a ritual to wish for their everlasting love.

P.S. For the most enchanting photos, make sure to visit the Love Bridge during the evening when it comes alive with illuminated lighting.

2. Enjoy the 90-degree spin of the Han River Bridge on weekends

The Han River Bridge is an architectural gem and a distinctive symbol of Da Nang, as it is the only rotating bridge in Vietnam.

The best time to visit this bridge is after sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon and the city lights begin to shimmer, the Han River Bridge comes to life with its enchanting display of LED lights that harmoniously dance to the music.

But that’s not all. If you find yourself with some time to spare, don’t miss the bridge’s 90-degree rotational performance. This iconic performance lasts for 60 minutes, often happening in the late hours of the night. Here’s the schedule for your convenience:

  • Monday to Friday: A spin begins at 1 am.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: A spin begins at 11 pm.

For an uninterrupted view of this breathtaking bridge “dance,” we recommend arriving a bit earlier and securing a spot at one of the cozy riverside cafés. Not only will you enjoy the spectacle without the hustle and bustle of crowds, but it’s also a perfect setting to hang out with friends and loved ones.

3. Explore the secret world of coral reefs on Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Cham Island is famous for its vibrant coral ecosystem as well as a rich variety of rare marine life. There are many ways to explore this aquatic wonderland. Depending on your preferences and comfort level, you can select from the following exploration options:

  • Snorkeling: It is the best choice for those who may not be confident enough to dive. It allows you to witness the underwater splendor while remaining close to the surface, making it an accessible option for all, even if you are unable to swim.
  • Diving: If you’re eager to explore the deeper layers of the underwater world, we highly recommend embarking on a diving adventure led by expert guides to enjoy all the best the ocean has to offer.

Underwater trekking: For a truly immersive experience, let’s step on the ocean floor and wander to the heart of “coral city” as well as engage with the “aquatic locals”.

4. Trekking in Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is a true masterpiece among global scenic routes due to its grand vista. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you will love the challenging twists and turns here. The true beauty of this formidable trek lies in the extraordinary rewards that await at its peak: an awe-inspiring natural panorama, with majestic mountains gracing one side and endless seas stretching out on the other.

For adventurous souls in search of a more immersive experience, consider forming a group and indulging in free camping amidst this untamed wilderness. It is also an ideal stress-relief escape, especially when the bustling city life becomes too overwhelming to bear.

5. Bathing yourself in the stream in Gieng Troi (the Well of God)

For a camping experience that’s all about gentle serenity and unwinding, Gieng Troi in Da Nang is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This untouched sanctuary remains a well-kept secret in the world of tourism, offering the perfect escape for those who seek to immerse themselves in the soothing embrace of nature. Here, you can relax in the cool, clear waters of a gentle stream while inhaling the surrounding oxygen-rich air and letting the positive energy flow into you.

6. Paragliding from the Son Tra Mountain Summit

If your travel itinerary includes a visit to Da Nang’s Son Tra Mountain, then you absolutely cannot miss the chance to surf the skies through paragliding. This thrilling and exhilarating activity is a mix of excitement and anticipation, but you’ll find it incredibly rewarding when your gaze captures the breathtaking view of the city from a unique and utterly beautiful perspective.

Important notes: This activity is conducted daily but concludes by 4:30 PM for safety reasons. In case of storms or heavy fog, it will be postponed. Please keep this in mind for a smooth and secure experience!

7. Dip in the warm water of Hoa Stream (Suoi Hoa), Da Nang

Suoi Hoa, an artificial hot spring, provides a peaceful escape for those seeking a more laid-back experience. Nestled in the tranquil western part of the city, this delightful stream winds its way through lush forests, enveloped in the embrace of pristine nature.

But Suoi Hoa has more to offer than just its soothing hot springs. Ha Waterfall and Ru Ri Waterfall, both nearby, serve as perfect sanctuaries to rejuvenate and wash away your worries and stresses.

8. Savor all the best of local night markets

Suoi Hoa, an artificial hot spring, provides a peaceful escape for those seeking a more laid-back experience. Nestled in the tranquil western part of the city, this delightful stream winds its way through lush forests, enveloped in the embrace of pristine nature.

But Suoi Hoa has more to offer than just its soothing hot springs. Ha Waterfall and Ru Ri Waterfall, both nearby, serve as perfect sanctuaries to rejuvenate and wash away your worries and stresses.

8. Savor all the best of local night markets

After a day of urban exploration, prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Da Nang. Unlike the city’s serene mornings and historic allure, the night markets are a lively hub that promises an exciting night out for anyone. They’re also the ideal spots to indulge in a diverse array of local delicacies and discover unique souvenirs for your dear friends and loved ones.

Here are three must-visit night markets you shouldn’t miss:

  • Con Market (Cho Con): A culinary haven that caters to every palate, suitable for food enthusiasts
  • Han Market (Cho Han): This is a traditional market that is renowned for a wide range of goods, from clothing to exquisite handicrafts, making it a treasure trove for souvenir hunters.
  • Helio Market (Cho Helio): A lively combination of dining and entertainment that is even more exciting during festive occasions.

We hope our list above will provide you with all the information you need to create an epic and fun travel plan.

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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