The Ba Na Hill, Da Nang, Vietnam
The Ba Na Hill, Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang Travel Guide

Da Nang is in the Central Region of Vietnam, south of Hai Van Pass, 1 hour flight from either Hanoi or Saigon, 30km from Hoi An Old Town, 3 hours drive from Hue (about 110km-120km depending on if you take the tunnel or Hai Van Pass).

Da Nang possesses pristine beaches which once served as R&R bases for US servicemen during the war. Da Nang also has Ba Na Mountain, which is nearly 1,500m above sea level, and which was built into a hill station by the French colonialists earlier. There's also a cluster of mountains called the Marble Mountains representing the 5 Elements of the Earth on the way from Da Nang to Hoi An Old Town.

Nature of the Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang, Vietnam
Nature of the Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang, Vietnam

AdventureGreen.com offers a number of eco-tours and relaxing beach holidays to Da Nang. From Da Nang, you can also day-trip to Hoi An, to Hue, to My Son Cham Ruins, to My Lai Massacre Site.

Adventure Travel & Ecotourism, Things To Do and Tourist Attractions in Da Nang

1/ Ba Na Hills
This amazing complex is on a mountain of which the peak is 1,487m above sea level which offers spectacular views of Da Nang City and the sublime nature around. Ba Na Hills are covered in forest. To visit the complex, you
AdventureGreen offers a day trip to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang and Hoi An which include a cable car ride, experience in a funicular train and a visit to a theme park with different games. There is also a great walk on the unreal Golden Bridge.

Ba Na Hills Complex is 25km west of Da Nang City Center and at the mountain base, the visitors have to take a cable car ride to the top.

Ba Na Hill Station - Da Nang - Vietnam
Ba Na Hill Station - Da Nang - Vietnam

2/ Son Tra Peninsula
The Peninsula is 10km northeast of Da Nang City center where a stretch of land protrudes into the sea. The peninsula is covered in forest teeming with wildlife. AdventureGreen offers day hike to Son Tra or half a day trip by motorbike. The road to the top is very steep and if you plan to take the adventure yourself, then exercise care. There have been cases reported of people getting lost in the forest and of fatal accidents.

At Son Tra, you can also find an old helicopter pad, pagodas, and enjoy panoramic views of Da Nang City and the sea.

The helipad on the Peninsula
The helipad on the Peninsula

3/ The Marble Mountains
The Five Mountains which are said to represent the Five Elements of the Earth are located by the Non Nuoc Beach. There are caves and pagodas in the mountains that could take you half a day to get soaked in the lovely nature and spiritual world. The Marble Mountains are 8km south of Da Nang City center.

4/ The beaches
Da Nang possesses blue sea and several beaches among the most beautiful in Vietnam. The strip of sand stretches from Da Nang to Hoi An which is 30km away! Though the most popular beaches are Non Nuoc, Pham Van Dong, Son Tra,...

 A pristine beach near Da Nang City
A pristine beach at Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang City, Vietnam

5/ The Hai Van Pass
The sublime pass between Da Nang City and Hue offers breathtaking views of the amazing natural landscape around: The evergreen forest, the blue sea, the white sand beach of Lang Co,… The Hai Van Pass is 20km from Da Nang City center.