TOP ATTRACTIONS – EXPLORE DANANG

Here is the list of must-have-visited places to explore Danang city. Don’t miss out!

DA NANG CITY TOUR

Danang has many amazing places to visit. Explore Danang to get familiar with it before event day, and eat some healthy, delicious food.
Places to visit: Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Asia Park, My Khe Beach, Con Market.

How to travel around the city:

  • Rent a motorbike: 120.000-150.000vnd/day
  • Taxi

HOI AN

Old Town Hội An, the city’s historic district, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a unique blend of influences, indigenous and foreign.
About 30km from Danang city center.

How to get there:

  • Bus line No.1: cost 25.000vnd, about 70-80min
  • Taxi

SON TRA

Son Tra is a top-rated location near the center of Danang, traffic is very convenient so that there are many ways to get there (by motorbike, bicycle or even by boat). Linh Ung Pagoda, Ban Co Peak, Tien Sa Beach are some of the must-see destinations of this peninsula.

Son Tra Peninsula is 10km from the center of Danang City

How to get there:

  • Motorbike for rent: 80.000-120.000/day
  • Taxi: About 250.000 for 2 ways
  • Bicycle

MY SON

Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD. Mỹ Sơn is located near the village of Duy Phú, in the administrative district of Duy Xuyên in Quảng Nam Province in Central Vietnam, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About 60km from Danang.

How to get there:
Bus line No.6: Take off at the last stage. Cost 30.000vnd
Taxi: cost 400.000-500.000vnd

BA NA HILLS

Bà Nà Hill Station (or Bà Nà Hills) is an amusement park and resort located in the Trường Sơn Mountains west of the city of Danang, in central Vietnam. The Ba Na Cable Car holds the world record for longest non-stop single track cable car at 5801 meters in length.
About 40km from Danang city.

How to get there:
Motorbike
Bus: cost 150.000/2 ways, 100.000/1 way
Taxi: 350.000-400.000vnd for 1 way, 500.000-600.000vnd for 2 ways

Discovery:

Cable Car: The longest single cable car in the world, enjoy the great views of Ba Na Hills.

 

GOLDEN BRIDGE

According to The Guardian, the Golden Bridge is one of the world’s most striking pedestrian bridges. Held up by two enormous stone hands, this icon attracts people around the world for its unique structures and picturesque views.

Located in Ba Na Hills, about 40km from Danang City.

How to get there: 
Motorbike
Bus: cost 150.000/2 ways, 100.000/1 way
Taxi: 350.000-400.000vnd for 1 way, 500.000-600.000vnd for 2 ways

Discovery:
Cable Car Network:

VND750,000/adult

VND600,000/child (1m – 1.4m in height)

(Image: Danang Fantasticity)

HAI VAN PASS

Hai Van Pass is the highest pass in the whole Vietnam at 500 meters above sea level. Riding along this strip of road, Hai Van Pass offers a spectacular landscape of impressive mountain ranges, blue skies and beautiful beaches.

About 30km from Danang city.

How to get there:

Riding motorbike is the best way to explore all the beauty of Hai Van Pass.

Motorbike for rent: 80.000-120.000/day

UNIQUE POINTS ON RACE ROUTE

The run route will bring you the experience of the beautiful coastline, the mountain surrounded, the city with the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during the sun rise. Run and explore Danang City at your feet!

TRAN THI LY BRIDGE

Tran Thi Ly Bridge is the first challenge of the race route after marathon/half marathon runners run through the 2km beach side and turn to Nguyen Van Thoai street. This iconic 145 meters high bridge is famous for its unique cable-stayed construction which forms an upside-down capital “Y” and is intended to look like sails facing towards the East Sea. The colours of the pylon and deck of the bridge change in the night sky creating a magic light show on the river.

THUAN PHUOC BRIDGE

Joining the race, runners will have a chance to immerse in majestic dawn of the city on the peak of Thuan Phuoc bridge – a unique point of the race route, where Han river flows to the sea at the Southern Danang bay.

To catch the moment when the mighty sun appears from Son Tra peninsula, Full Marathon and Half Marathon runners are recommended to complete the first 10km from 1 hour to 1:30 hours so that you can be at the top of Thuan Phuoc bridge at 5:30AM. This is the best moment to witness the whole city waking up from the night by the first brilliant sun rays peeking from the horizon.

MY KHE BEACH

From Thuan Phuoc Bridge, runners will run towards My Khe beach at the moment when Da Nang awakens. The city is entering a vibrant new day, the boats from the horizon are also gradually emerging and the sound of the waves is cheering runners on the last kilometers of the race. Let the citizens and volunteers welcome you to the finish line and witness your new records!

HOW TO BE LIKE A LOCAL?

The very best of Da Nang cannot just see at the glimpse of eye but should feel and indulge through the vibrant of the area, through experiences you choose to be a part of. Let’s immerse in local lives to explore Danang and live the best of this city!

RIDE BICYCLE THROUGH HAN RIVER

Rent a bicycle to explore Danang and enjoy the peaceful life on the riversides as well as the bustle of Da Thanh downtown and do not forget to stop by Han market to feel the spirit of the city and people, the beauty of regional culture.

PLAY CHESS WITH SENIOR LOCALS

With just an old chess board, a teapot and some friends, the “expert” chess players of Da Thanh have found themselves a not-to-be-missed pleasure right at Han River park every afternoon. Coming to have a “battle of wits”, runners will know how they enjoy their life and the love for Danang from the people who have been with the city for decades.

WATCH SUNSET FROM THUAN PHUOC BRIDGE

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the highest one standing right beside the sea. From there, runners can see the overview of the city, other bridges, Son Tra peninsula and East Sea in the most beautiful way. Watching the sunset on this bridge is definitely an unforgettable experience for everyone to try. As the sun dipped below the horizon, the fleeting colors of dusk began to fade away. The glowing sun, a crisp circle in the bloody sky, illuminated a quivering path across the water. It bathed the ocean’s meek waves and the wispy clouds in a burning red.

WATCH SUNRISE ON MY KHE BEACH

Let’s start your day with full of energy by a run on the beach to breathe the fresh air and watch the beautiful dawn rising behind the ocean’s waves. No need to travel too far, My Khe is a must-see spot when you visit Danang which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, this beach will bring you a completely different running experience.

EAT AT FOOD PLACES ONLY LOCALS KNOW

Don’t miss out on the famous, sophisticated dishes originating from Danang. A blend of pork, rice paper and herbs can brighten anyone’s day. The special thing about this dish comes from the double-headed piece of pork skin, meaning that there are 2 pieces of lard at both ends. Come to have a try at Ba Huong Restaurant, which has built its reputation for years based on this dish and now has 3 branches all over Danang.