Recently, Danang has seen its name at the top of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Destinations on the Rise for the year 2014. How come could this once-a-forgotten-land-on-Vietnam-travel-map turn into one of the most promising destinations in the world? Here’re the 4 answers to that question:
1. There’s a place to stay and relax for everyone everywhere
Since Furama, the first 5-star resort opened over a decade ago, the city has welcomed a whole lot of new high-end properties year after year. The avenue along the beach where Fusion Maia, Pullman, Park Hyatt Regency situated is now called “The Five Star Road” the locals. The newest member of Danang’s beach resorts collection is the multiple award-winning InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on the secluded Son Tra. Besides, there’re also plenty of 3 and 4-star hotels scattered across the vibrant city center, most notably the Novotel Danang Premier Han River. When staying at Danang, you will never run out of accommodation of choice.
|The stunning InterContinental Danang Penisular Resort|
2. Long stretch of white sand beaches
The seemingly endless beach fully circles the eastern edge of the city. The communal beaches are packed with people, both the locals and travelers, but do offer lots of fun activities at a reasonable price. Otherwise, if you want some privacy, stay at one of many beach resorts here. Non Nuoc Beach and My Khe Beach has long been considered two of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, with sun-kissed sand and blue water. For a one-day getaway, take a speed boat and head for Cu Lao Cham Island. There’re many exciting outdoor activities and sports which are perfect for group travelers.
|My Khe Beach|
3. Good eats
Danang is indeed one of the most underrated culinary destinations in Vietnam. The local cuisine are better-known to Vietnamese than to foreigners. For a long time, My Quang (Quang Noodles), Bun Thit Nuong (Vermicelli with Grilled Pork, different than Bun Cha in Hanoi) and Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Rice Paper Roll with Pork) has been considered delicacies not just in the city but across Vietnam. Plus, with the rapid development, Danang now has many restaurants that feature some famous cuisines in the world in case you miss pizzas or sushi.
|It takes days to discover all delicacies in Danang|
4. A walk along Han River
If a beautiful girl needs a dazzling piece of jewelry, a beautiful city needs a charming river. In fact, most of the world’s greatest cities are paired with a famous river. Paris has La Seine, London has The Thames, New York has the Hudson. In Vietnam, while Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City has Red and Saigon River respectively, Danang is adorned by the idyllic Han River. This city is at its best when the night falls and the unique bridges on Han River is lit up. The most famous one is the Dragon Bridge, a symbol of this Asian supernova. In the evening, this huge dragon can even breathe fire. A walk along Han River is a must when visiting Danang, especially for couples.