Population (2019): 1,134.0 thousand people
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Co Tu, Tay
Highlights: Museum of Cham Sculpture, Ba Na – Chua Mount, Non Nuoc Beach, Dragon Bridge
Da Nang City was established in 1888, and has been a major harbour ever since. The largest city in the Central is also an economic centre. Its road system link the region to Laos and Thailand. There is also an international airport in the area. Every year Da Nang’s harbour welcomes a large number of visitors travelling by ship.
After visiting the interesting Museum of Cham Sculpture and discovering the city, travellers can easily explore the very picturesque sites surrounding Da Nang, such as Ba Na mountain and Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass or enjoy the magnificent beaches laying on tens of kilometeres. Da Nang Beach was recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the Forbes (USA).
Museum of Cham Sculpture
Located at the junction of Trung Nu Vuong and 2 thang 9 streets, Hai Chau District. Museum of Cham Sculpture, was built in 1915 under the sponsorship of the French School for Far Eastern Studies in Viet Nam. It is based in Da Nang region which was the seat of the old Champa Kingdom and boasts many attractions like Tra Kieu, Dong Duong, My Son and Thap Mam.
In 1936, the museum was expanded, and opened to the public in 1939. It conserves the last collection of Champa sculpture art in Viet Nam and the world. Its architecture bears the features of Cham architecture. It boasts a row of showrooms white in color with simple yet graceful decorations.
Pho Da Pagoda
Pho Da Pagoda is located at 340 Phan Chu Trinh St. It was founded and built by Venerable Thich Ton Thang in 1927. Pho Da was famous for what was formerly named Branch Central Institute of Buddhism Study. This is place where many Buddhist monks and nuns have been trained.
Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is situated on the road between Da Nang and Hue. From this site, there is a beautiful view with the sea in the distance, bringing the sensation of being in a paradise of clouds. Hai Van pass has been a source of inspiratin for many scholars and poets. Hai Van Tunnel is the longest road tunnel in Southeast Asia with the length of 6.28km.
Non Nuoc Beach
Non Nuoc Beach in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, is a green bow embracing the foot of Ngu Hanh Son. The white-sand beach stretches 5km long, bordering Dien Ngoc sea in the south and Bac My An sea in the north. This site is much suitable to sea sports, especially surfing. Non Nuoc Beach is also home to luxury hotels and resorts, including the famous high-grade resort. To Non Nuoc Beach, one can relax and alsohave opportunities to visit Ngu Hanh Son scenic spots, ancient pagodas, old grottos, fine-art stone carving village or take a boat trip along the romantic Co Co River.
The Dragon Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Rồng) is a bridge over the River Hàn at Da Nang, Vietnam.
This modern bridge crosses the Han River at the Le Dinh Duong/Bach Dang traffic circle, providing the shortest road link from the Da Nang International Airport to other main roads in Da Nang city, and a more direct route to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the city. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fire and water each Saturday and Sunday night at 9 pm.