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Nha Trang or Da Nang?

  • anniele

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    Hello,

    My family is planning to go to the beach. One of my friends suggested that we should choose Nha Trang or Da Nang. Which one is better for a family trip?

    Can you guys give me some recommendations for places to visit and accommodation?

    #1 Posted: 25/7/2014 - 15:29

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  • larsay

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    NOT Nha Trang, famous for being the resort of Russians tourists, mostly drunk from dawn to dusk. Danang is in a beautiful bay, but the famous China Beach is lined with pretentious expensive resorts and has not charm whatsoever; Go to fantastic HOI AN; 34 km south of Danang, where you have the beautiful beach of Ang Bon (and Cua Dai, but big resorts also) + the very charming Cham Island, with its beach coves.

    #2 Posted: 27/7/2014 - 03:35

  • daawgon

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    You want Hoi An - considerably better/nicer than either of the other 2 places.

    #3 Posted: 11/8/2014 - 12:42

  • caseyprich

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    Da Nang actually offers a lot, I found the beaches to be really serene in February (though probably a bit chilly for a swim) and there weren't any pretentious resorts - rather, there were not many people right on the beach. Better to stay in town so you can get to hang out with locals at the bar scene - it is a real lively Vietnamese city. Hoi'an is also nice, but felt a bit of a back-packer ghetto when I was there compared to the more natural feel of Da Nang. Either way, stay in the area for a week with a rented motorbike and you can explore all over.

    #4 Posted: 11/8/2014 - 21:53

  • anniele

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    So sorry that I am busy working so I cant have time to check all your reply. And my younger sister already booked Nha Trang flight cause there was a big promotion for Nha Trang ticket. I cannot change so I have to prepare for a trip to Nha Trang. A big pity to read all the comments now :((

    If you ever went to Nha Trang, please give me some advice

    #5 Posted: 18/8/2014 - 16:07

  • vuongthithuy

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    it is a real lively Vietnamese city. Hoi'an is also nice, but felt a bit of a back-packer ghetto when I was there compared to the more natural feel of Da Nang.

    #6 Posted: 23/9/2014 - 00:11

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