How to Spend 1 Day in Da Nang

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Often overlooked in favor of Hoi An, Da Nang promises you a wealth of cultural and natural delights. In just one day, you can experience hidden temple caves, ancient ruins, and colossal shrines to Lady Buddha, plus one of the most exciting nightlife scenes in Vietnam. Here’s how.

How to Spend 1 Day in Da Nang

Morning: Sightseeing in the city

Kick-start your time in Da Nang with a visit to Han Market, a traditional shopping complex that offers a glimpse into local life. Browse stalls selling traditional Vietnamese goods and enjoy a crusty Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich) for breakfast before taking a walk over Dragon Bridge, which spouts fire and water on weekends. History buffs can delve into Da Nang’s ancient past at the Museum of Cham Sculpture, while food lovers can master the art of Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking class at a local home.

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Afternoon: Mountains of marble and monkeys

In the afternoon, exploring exotic scenes of nature and human on a guided tour of the Marble Mountains and Son Tra Peninsula. Marble Mountain is well-known as the most beautiful site not only among Vietnamese but also tourists. It carries an amazing value of combination between many marble and limestone caves. For sunset, head to the summit of Son Tra Peninsula (Monkey Mountain) for the best coastal panoramas. Here, you’ll also find the Linh Ung Pagoda and the 220-foot-tall (67-meter-tall) statue of Lady Buddha and great opportunities for spotting wildlife.

Well rated tours in the afternoon

Night: City of lights

Once the sun has set, immerse yourself in the neon glow of Da Nang on an evening food tour, during which you’ll visit eateries that devote their energies to perfecting just one or two dishes. To admire the city lights as you eat, book a Han River cruise and float downstream while you feast on Vietnamese classics. If you’re looking to explore Da Nang like a local, you can book an evening sightseeing tour, which whisks you around the city on the back of a scooter and takes you to local haunts that few first-time visitors get to see.

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