Danang is a beautiful coastal city in Central Vietnam, and only a 40-minute drive from Hoi An. It’s the perfect holiday spot to go crazy on your Instagram and make your followers jealous. Here are our favorite places in the city to snap some pictures.
My Son Sanctuary
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage
site, the My Son Sanctuary is a large cluster of abandoned Hindu temples, constructed between the 4th
and the 14th
centuries A.D. by the Champa civilization. They are referred to as the Angkor Wat
of Vietnam. The ruins are both enchanting and photogenic, as they are overgrown with weeds and surrounded by mountains.
Ba Na Hills SunWorld
Amusement Park, Hill Station, Park
Ba Na Hills | © Piumi Rajapaksha
Ba Na Hills is a French hill station resort located on a mountain. You will find structures that resemble French castles, as well as gorgeous courtyards, cobblestone streets, giant Buddha statues, underground wine cellars, Asia’s longest cable car ride, beautiful nature, and sweeping views.
Linh Ung Pagoda
A stunning, white 220-foot (67-meter) tall Lady Buddha stands and looks out of Danang Bay. Legend says that she provides protection to fishermen who venture into rough seas by providing them with a safe passage back home. The statue can be seen from afar.
The Marble Mountains
Buddhist Temple, Hill Station
The Marble Mountains | © Mig Gilbert / Flickr
The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five unique conical-shape limestone mountains that are home to a labyrinth of tunnels, pagodas
, and caves. There are plenty of awesome views of the beautiful Danang coast for you to snap photos of.
Hai Van Pass
Hill Station, Natural Feature
The Hai Van Pass is probably one of the most scenic routes in Vietnam, snaking its way through the coast and up the mountains. It reaches up to 1,640 feet (500 meters) in altitude, making it the highest pass in Vietnam. You will have amazing views of the surrounding landscape.
My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach | © a tan / Flickr
My Khe Beach has developed a reputation for being one of the most luxurious beaches in Vietnam. Spend your time sunbathing or partaking in watersports while snapping some adventurous Instagram shots.
Dragon Bridge | © shankar s. / Flickr
Measuring at 2,185 feet (666 meters) in length, the Dragon Bridge is constructed like a—well, dragon—and it’s the longest bridge in Vietnam. Every weekend, the bridge offers a spectacular display of lights, fire, and water.
Cham Islands | © Huong Chi / Flickr
If My Khe Beach is a little too crowded for you, head to the Cham Islands, a cluster of eight islands off the coast of Hoi An
that make for a wonderful diving
getaway. Spice up your Instagram with beautiful shots of underwater coral and nudibranchs.
Cafe, Vietnamese, American, European, $$$
A quaint and beautifully decorated place, Rafew Café is quiet and offers an air-conditioned escape from the heat of the Danang sun. Enjoy a few cold drinks, get work done, or snap some pictures at every cute corner.
Sky 21 Bar At The Rooftop
Cocktail Bar, Vietnamese, American, European, $$$
Danang skyline | © Cambodia, P.I. Network / Flickr
This is the best rooftop bar in Danang. A perfect last tribute to Danang on your Instagram feed before you leave the area would be a sparkling picture of the lively skyline.