Da Nang Tourism

Vietnam’s fifth largest city and one of its major ports, Danang is conveniently located in central Vietnam, about halfway between Hanoi and Saigon. With a population of a little over a million people and a highly urbanized municipality, it combines the very best of a city’s comforts with natural delights.

The area was settled nearly two thousand years ago by the ancient civilization of Champa. The medieval military campaigns of the Da Viet people shrunk much of Champa territory, turning them into vast rice fields.

European contact led to the forbidding of land making by ships at anywhere other than Danang, turning the city into a major port. Eventually conquered and colonized by the French, the city went on to join the Republic of Vietnam in 1955. Later, it was also the landing site for the American military during the Vietnam War.

The city itself is worth exploring, but most visitors use it a base to strike out for surrounding attractions such as Hoi An or My Son.

Essential travel information and Da Nang tips for your visit

Time Zone: Indochina Time Zone UTC+07:00

Currency: Vietnamese Dong

Electricity and Internet:

  • Voltage: 110/220 V
  • Type A, Type C, Type G plugs

Frequency: 50 Hz

Languages: Vietnamese, English

Security:

  • Police: 113
  • Fire: 114
  • Ambulance – First Aid: 115

Off-Beaten Path:

  • SuoiHoa
  • Bai Da Den
  • Phap Lam Pagoda

Tipping: You are not required to tip anywhere at all.

Tourist Traps:

  • Marble Mountains
  • Lady Buddha
  • Dragon Bridge
  • Ba Na Hills
  • Site Archeologique de My Son

Customs:

  • Dress modestly
  • It’s okay to shake hands when greeting.
  • Bring lots of business cards.
  • Keep your feet clean and pointed from people and sacred objects.
  • Don’t pat anyone on the head.
  • Do not beckon anyone senior to you. Go to them.
  • No public displays of affection.
  • Hold rice bowl in hand when eating.
  • Don’t refuse tea when offered.
  • Give useful, everyday items as gifts.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Da Nang

  • Know the pollution level of Da Nang before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 38.46 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.83 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Da Nang for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Da Nang.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.47 (High)
    • Car Stealing 20.31 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.88 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.06 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.82 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.76 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.24 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.53 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 69.66 (High)
    • Climate Index 70.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 58.53 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.39 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Da Nang

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 20.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 59.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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