Da Nang lies in the Midlands of Viet Nam, from which Ha Noi Capital in the north and Ho Chi Minh City in the south are almost equally spaced. Da Nang is also the central point connecting three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Hue Citadel, Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary.
Da Nang borders Thua Thien Hue province in the north, Quang Nam province in the west and south, and the ASEAN Sea in the east. The city is located in the middle of the country, on North – South trunk roads on road, rail, sea and air and lies at one end of the East –West Economic Corridor, an economic corridor connecting Vietnam with Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma).
The city has an area of 1,156.53 km² consists of 06 urban districts (Hai Chau, Thanh Khe, Lien Chieu, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, Cam Le) and Hoa Vang rural district, the Hoang Sa island district, with a population of 1,047,000 inhabitants (as of to 31/11/2015).
Diversity Of Natural Landscape
Da Nang is a coastal city with a 60 km long shoreline. With smooth and sandy beaches running across the coast, Da Nang Beaches is voted by Forbes (U.S.) to be 1 of 6 most beautiful beaches in the world. Emerge yourself in the sapphire water, play with the waves or just sunbathe on the fine beach and you will get to relax and unwind after a hard working day. What’s more, a selection of beach games are available on your demand: canoing, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boats, scuba-diving, …
Not only is the city famous for its beaches, Da Nang’s charm also lays in its geographical position: leaning against the majestic Truong Son Range (or the Annamite Range), as well as having Son Tra Peninsula embracing the sea. Hai Van Pass, shaped by this ideal geographical feature is praised ‘The most marvelous scenery of all’ for having an amazing view overlooking the sea, besides the notorious dangerous curves. Since the opening of Hai Van tunnel (Viet Nam’s longest road tunnel) traffic flow and safety have improved. From then on, Hai Van Pass has become the destination to nature loving explorers and motorists who dare to challenge themselves on these notorious routes.
Da Nang city is also home to Bana Hills – a well marketed brand of Da Nang tourism. Explored and constructed since the French colonization, Bana Hills has increasingly become a popular tourist attraction with 2 Guiness World Records holder cable cars and the greatest indoor amusement complex in South East Asia.
From Bana Hills – the western part of the city , you can turn to explore Son Tra Peninsula in the North East – a Eco Jungle in the middle of the city with a rich vegetation, fauna and flora; along the unspoiled rough and rocky coast. Heading towards South East, you will be caught by the renowned Marble Mountains where scenic beauty, culture and religion are preserved.
A fun and welcoming environment
Not only blessed by countless beautiful sceneries, Da Nang is said to be ‘Worth Living’ due to its refreshing and peaceful environment. Used to lead the country in terms of economic advancement, Da Nang at the same time keeps its safety and security level under control, resolves states of homelessness and vagabonds, does away with drugs and reduces traffic jams to minimal degree.
Therefore, you can rest assured and tour the city in the most comfortable and mind-easing position. Coming to Da Nang, you will satisfy their appetite with countless local specialties such as My Quang (Quang’s Noodles), Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Sliced Pork Rolled With Rice Paper), Banh Xeo (Pancake), Hai San (Seafood),… in over 150 high quality and standard restaurants.
Ease of access
You should have no difficulties getting to Da Nang. Da Nang international airport operates at great capacity (receiving about 8 millions of passengers per year) and has opened many direct flight routes. Tien Sa seaport is another traveling hub of the city, accommodating luxurious cruise ships. If you are coming by road or by train, Da Nang is among the main stops where there will be callings.
At the north latitude of 15055’20’’ to 16014’10’’ and 107018’30’’ to 108020’00’ east longitude, Da Nang borders Thua Thien Hue province in the north, Quang Nam province in the west and south, and the ASEAN Sea in the east. Located in the middle of the country, on North – South trunk roads on road, rail, sea and air, Da Nang is 76 4km south of Ha Noi Capital and 964 km north of Ho Chi Minh City.
Da Nang is located in the tropical climate and monsoon region with high temperatures but less variability.
Two distinct seasons are: dry season (from January to July) and rainy season (from August to December), occasional winter frosts but not bold and not stretched.
The average annual temperature is about 25.90C; the highest average is 28 – 300C mainly in June, July and August. The lowest average is 18 – 230 C mainly in December, January and February. Only Bana Mountains at an altitude of 1,500 meters, the average temperature is about 200C.
The average air humidity is 83.4%; the highest is about 85.67 – 87.67% in October and November, lowest about 76.67-77.33% in June, July.