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Danang Overview

Danang is a resort city, the third largest city in Vietnam in terms of urban population and one of the major port cities, besides Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong. Da Nang is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam, with a well-sheltered, easily accessible port; its location on the path of National Route 1A and the North–South Railway makes it a hub for transportation. It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, the Old Town of Hoi An, and the My Son ruins. The city was previously known as Cua Han during early Đai Viet settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during French colonial rule. Before 1997, the city was part of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province. On 1 January 1997, Da Nang was separated from Quảng Nam Province to become one of four independent municipalities (centrally controlled)  in Vietnam. Da Nang is listed as a first class city and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam’s other provinces or centrally governed cities.


Danang streets are not as crowded as other cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city so you will generally feel more relaxed crossing the streets or driving if you can. Use the service of reputable taxis like Vinasun to avoid hassles.

Get around

To visit Danang, it is best to book a flight from other major cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city. Due to the increasing popularity of Danang, the flight ticket prices to Danang has become more and more affordable.


Danang is generally warm throughout the year so be sure you have suitable clothes and swimsuit to enjoy its beautiful long beach lines.


You could buy Danang traditional foods (processed) or so at mini marts around the city or Con Market.

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