9 best activities to do in Da Nang City, Vietnam

Are you planning to spend your days off to travel to Da Nang City, Vietnam, and still wonder what to play during these days there?

 We will tell you the top activities to do when you spend your holidays in Da Nang, which can make your time more attractive.

1. Play a thrilling game at Asia Park

asia park danang
Many exciting games in ©Asia Park

If you are one of the fans of the thrills, you should definitely not miss the opportunity to have fun at Asia Park.

With the location at 01 Phan Dang Luu Street, right on the bank of the romantic Han River, this park will be a great place for you to join the playing games during the day, and enjoy a romantic evening in the cabins of the Sun Wheel.

Many games, from indoor to outdoor play areas, are suitable for families and loving couples spend time together.

One of the games that attract the most players is the Sky Treasure. Most young people coming to Asia Park often participate in this game first. Trains run on winding tracks at both fast and slow speeds.

Next, you should not ignore the roller coaster to enjoy the exciting experience. Within nearly 100 seconds with the 689m long, the roller coaster will give the guests different feelings.

In addition, the free-falling tower will offer a feeling of floating in the air that you will surely never forget.

The above three thrilling games are an experience you should not miss when playing at Asia Park. You can relieve stressful feelings away after joining these activities.

  • Address: 01 Phan Dang Luu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Phone: 0236 3681 666
  • The entrance fee of Asian Park is 200,000 VND/person.

2. See Dragon Bridge spraying water and fire

dragon bridge at night
Dragon Bridge at night | @na.yanggg

The bridges in Da Nang always impress most tourists coming to this city, such as the Han River turning bridge, Thuan Phuoc suspending bridge, Tran Thi Ly cable bridge, Dragon Bridge, etc.

People enjoy taking pictures, walking on the bridge, watching the nightlife in Danang shimmering under the lights, feeling the Han River winding around.

Typically, Dragon Bridge is one of the highlights with the simulated and stylized shape of an ancient Vietnamese dragon, very majestic and mighty.

The Dragon Bridge has the appearance of an architectural work of classical style combining with the modern interior.

An interesting reason to visit Da Nang is looking forward is to have the opportunity to admire the dragon of the bridge spraying fire and water.

Every weekend evening and public holidays, at 9 – 9:15 pm, Dragon Bridge will show the fire-water performance.

Many people often go for a walk to chat and enjoy the river’s scenery and have the opportunity to see this unique show. Therefore, it is best to arrive early to choose a good site to observe and carry a strong camera.

3. Discover the cuisine of Con market

con market food
Tasting food in Con market is a great experience. @mijtran

Referring to the attractive markets in Da Nang, it is impossible to ignore the Con market.

At the intersection of Ong Ich Khiem and Hung Vuong Streets, you will immediately see the gate of Con Market in the opposite corner of Big C supermarket.

Differing from other shopping centers in Da Nang, the opening time of the market is quite early, from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm.  

The market has plenty of eateries out to serve tourists. So the most reasonable is about 8:00 am to start exploring this place.

You will experience a true street food area with a long line of restaurants close together. You will see small stalls and a few chairs, connecting each other, but enough to hold diners to stop there for the food.

No need to search further, you can find all the specialties of Da Nang in this market. From Banh xeo, filter dumbling, wrapped cake, Banh Canh, Nam cake, Banh hoi, wet cake, noodles, grilled meat vermicelli, fish noodle soup, and Quang noodle.

Especially when coming to the Con market, you may try Banh Beo and wet cake here. The sellers of this kind of cake at the Con market all have the secret to making a delicious fish sauce with a balance of sweet and sour taste.

Typically, the price here is very reasonable, which can give you comfortable to taste the local food of Da Nang.

When visiting Con Market, do not forget to try some local food to know more about the culinary of Da Nang City.

4. Lock the padlock at the love bridge

love bridge danang
A romtic love bridge in Danang | @uyenthai

The Love Bridge in Da Nang City near the Dragon Bridge is an aromatic place for many couples, and also a site to lock the love padlock on it.

This site is also a lovely place for taking pictures, both in the daytime and night.

Many couples also come to the Love Bridge at the weekends to see the Dragon Bridge spraying fire and water.

In the evening, hundreds of heart-shaped red lanterns turn on, and the twinkle lights fall on the water, creating a very romantic scene here.

You can see the locks engraved with the names of two lovers together with the wishes of the couple to be happy together, hanging on the bridge.

Typically, usually after hooking the padlock on the bridge, people throw or hide the key so that no one can open it.

Walking on this lovely bridge on a cool evening with your partner will be one of the unforgettable dates that you want to spend.

5. Try parachuting canoeing on My Khe beach

parachuting canoeing on My Khe beach
Do parachuting canoeing on My Khe beach | (FB) @TheThaoBienDaNang

My Khe beach has stretches of white sand, coconut trees and shallow seawater.

One of the experiences on this beach is to try parachuting by canoe on the sea. Canoeing is a game that has been introduced into My Khe beach since 2014 and has increasingly been popular with domestic and international tourists.

You will sit on a parachute rope, a maximum of 2 people/rope. At the beginning of the journey, the feeling of going up with the height can make you scared, but will quickly forget because of the excitement.

Natural panorama of Da Nang with blue sea, white sand, the green of mountains is below you. You will feel like you are conquering the world.

Each parachute game lasts about 15 minutes. You will be wearing a life jacket, and the instructor will wear a waist buckle for you.

The canoe will slowly accelerate and pull the parachute flying up. Along with the wind, you will be carried into the air. Participants will scream with joy, so much fatigue and stress are left behind.

This game is safe when the rescue canoe always follows you behind in case anything happens.

The feeling of watching Da Nang beach from above, swaying along with the wind, and enjoying the cool fresh air will be one of the unforgettable impressions for a wonderful trip to the attractive tourist paradise in Vietnam.

6. See Da Nang from the peak of Ban Co

Chessboard Peak
Chessboard Peak | @pisntc89

When arriving on the Son Tra peninsula, most tourists often come to Linh Ung Temple to worship Buddha.

A beautiful place in Son Tra peninsula is the peak of Ban Co (Chessboard peak). The name of the Chessboard top comes because there is a god statue sitting beside the chessboard.

Most of the people who arrived here enjoy taking pictures of playing chess with god.

Besides, the chessboard top of Son Tra is the most comprehensive view of Da Nang City.

Between the green plants and the seaport, you can glimpse away from the ship mooring, and the small houses close together, bringing a sense of peace.

Standing at the top of the chessboard, watching this panoramic view of Da Nang, most people want to scream to reduce the street.

The time to get to the chessboard is in the early morning when dewdrops still remain on the leaves, and the city is asleep. You will enjoy the first pure rays of sunshine and breathe the fresh air in the Son Tra peninsula.

However, to go up the top, you have to use a motorbike, the car cannot come there. The road to coming there is also adventurous, so it is better you may travel with a local person.

7. Take the cable car to Ba Na Hills

bana cable car
Interesting journey with Ba Na Hills Cable Car | ©Hue Flavor

Ba Na Hills is an attractive tourist destination Da Nang City. Located at an altitude of 1,487m above sea level, the climate is cool all year round, so this place is waiting for your exploration.

Ba Na Hills is like a Da Lat in the heart of Da Nang when four seasons appear one day: spring in the morning, summer at noon, afternoon into autumn, the night in mid-winter.

With many tourist attractions for tourists to visit, such as the old French village, Fantasy Park, Linh Ung Pagoda, and the very famous Golden Bridge, Ba Na becomes a wonderful destination.

To come there, you will use the cable car. So, experiencing the Ba Na cable car is one of the most attractive things which come to this fairy tale.

The cable car system has set four world records: the longest cable car (5,771.61m), the cable car with the highest difference between the departure and arrival stations in the world (1,368.93m), the total length of the longest cable (11,587m), and the heaviest cable weight in the world (141.24 tons).

When sitting in a cabin with a capacity of 6-8 people, you will you can see the entire vast space of Ba Na with clouds, mountains, forests, waterfalls.

Also, you will feel quite an obvious change in the climate when going up and up. The feeling of both semi-real and half-dream, going the forests, four sides with white clouds is like being lost in a fairyland, you will never forget.

With a ticket price of about 750,000 VND/person, you will get an opportunity to experience the fascinating cable car system in Da Nang, Vietnam.

8. Join the waterfall slide game in Hoa Phu Thanh Waterfall

hoa phu thanh waterfall
Exciting activity at Hoa Phu Thanh Waterfall. @duong_ngocanhs

Maybe many people just heard about Hoa Phu Thanh waterfall for the first time, but for the indigenous people of Da Nang, this tourist destination is as attractive as Ba Na Hills or Asian park.

Operating since February 2013, Hoa Phu Thanh has become a favorite weekend destination for those who love to conquer foaming waterfalls.

The waterfall ski area has small rivers and streams with a length of over 3km, weaving around the hilltops under the shade of cool green trees.

Traveling to Hoa Phu Thanh, you cannot ignore the waterfall slide game. Each boat has 2 people, players are fully equipped with swimming buoys and helmets to prevent unintended injuries.

The ticket price is about 250,000 VND / ticket, playing time is 30-45 minutes depending on the large or small group.

You should determine that you are wet from beginning to end when participating in this game, so you should store your belongings in the closet carefully. The refreshing cool feeling when the water touches the skin will surely make you excited.

In addition to the waterfall slide game, there is also another interesting game that is cable slide. Large slope cable system with a length of more than 300m.

You will be safely protected with cables, helmets, adhesive gloves, and care instructions before the experience.

Sliding the cable while watching the green nature at your feet is also an unforgettable memory in your journey to Da Nang.

9. Go climbing up the Marble Mountains

marble mountain in danang
The Marble Mountain in Danang. @kumapark

If you love mountain climbing and want to challenge yourself with straight cliffs, the Marble Mountain (Ngũ Hành Sơn in Vietnamese)  is the place you should go.

There are 5 mounts with a lot of caves and temples. Each mount is located about 2km apart, independent of each other, the highest and most caves are Thuy Son mountain.

Before starting climbing activities, the coaches train players in basic skills such as using ropes, safety protective equipment, and safe climbing techniques.

The rest of the time, you can enjoy the fresh air while climbing the mountain and exploring the caves.

Although the area is not as large as other mountains and caves in Vietnam, the harmonious scenery of charming mountains still makes you feel exciting.

With the above sharing, we hope you will have more memorable experiences during your fun time in Da Nang.

This coastal city in Vietnam has many interesting things waiting for you to discover.

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Editor at HueFlavor is a15-year local guide, Mr. Ho Thom, who loves local food in Hue as well as in Vietnam. Trusted by hundreds of guests around the world.