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  • Cham Museum
    4 stars

    The Cham Museum is the main attraction of Da Nang and is worth the trip, even if you're coming all the way from Hoi An for it alone. This old sandstone building houses the world's largest collection of Cham art and sculpture, and was established in 1919 by the Ecole Francais d'Extreme-Orient ... read more

  • Da Nang's bridges
    3.5 stars

    Of all the architectural advancement of the city over the past decade, the people of Da Nang are most proud of their bridges – all nine of them to date. Pre-1997 there were only two bridges on the outskirts of the city, the first built during French rule and the second the 2013-renovated ... read more

  • Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum
    3.5 stars

    Although not nearly as impressive as the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, if you're not heading further north it's worth taking a look at the small three-room display of photographs and text about the life of the nationally loved ‘Uncle Ho', complete with small replica of his stilted house in Hanoi ... read more

  • Da Nang Cathedral
    3 stars

    The towering 70-metre, Gothic-styled cathedral was constructed by priest Louis Vallet in 1923 and was the only church built in Da Nang by French colonialists. Locals call it con ga (rooster church) due to the weathercock sitting on the top of its steeple. It's not a standout attraction, but as ... read more

  • Cao Dai Temple
    2.5 stars

    Located in a busy neighbourhood in central Da Nang, the local Cao Dai temple is worth a quick visit, though it's not nearly as spectacular as the temple at the sect's headquarters in Tay Ninh. It's simple from the outside, and an inattentive passerby could easily miss it. Try to take a peek ... read more

  • Daytrip: Son Tra Peninsula
    4.5 stars

    Over the years the scenic Son Tra Peninsula has undergone many guises. So enraptured were the French during their occupancy in the 19th century that they gave it the title Tien Sa – Angels' Landing, which is now the name of the main seaport. American soldiers tagged the 13.5 kilometre-long ... read more

  • Day trip: The Hai Van Pass
    4.5 stars

    As day trips go, winding your way up to the top of the Hai Van Pass astride a motorbike is one of the best things you'll do in Da Nang. To get there you need to drive around putrid-smelling Da Nang bay following Nguyen Tat Thanh Street all the way up, crossing the railway track and up into the ... read more

  • Daytrip: Ba Na Mountain
    4 stars

    Located about 45 kilometres west of Da Nang, Ba Na Mountain was used during the French colonial period as a summer retreat. In the old days, the French colonials used to be borne up the winding, 16-kilometre road to the top on palanquins. Nowadays, the road is well paved, but still very steep. ... read more

  • Daytrip: Suoi Mo
    3.5 stars

    At the base of Ba Na Mountain, about 30 kilometres west of Da Nang, Suoi Mo is another attraction worth a visit, typically in combination with a trek up the mountain. There's a well-marked road heading north; you'll be asked to pay 5,000 VND at the gate, and the spring is two kilometres further ... read more

  • Daytrip: Nam O Beach
    2.5 stars

    Nam O beach borders on the Bay of Da Nang, about 17 kilometres northwest of Da Nang city, north of the Son Tra peninsula -- you can get a good view of it from Monkey Mountain. At high tide it resembles most of the coastline that runs between Da Nang and Hoi An, but at low tide a large area of ... read more


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