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Welcome to Da Nang

Da Nang

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, at the mouth of the Han River, Da Nang is a modern, bustling port city, boasting the highest urbanisation ratio of any centrally-governed city in the country. Central Vietnam's commercial and educational heartland, Da Nang is also an important tourist destination, attracting about 1.3 million local and international visitors every year. Popular tourist attractions in and around Da Nang include the Museum of Cham Sculpture; the Montgomerie Links golf course, roundly considered the best in Vietnam; the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills, famous for their caves, tunnels, carvings and sculptures; and the My Son ruins, an unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of Hindu temples first built in the 4th century. Da Nang is a popular stop-over point for travellers looking to access the even more bewitching, close-lying areas of Hoi An and the imperial city of Hue; and also features a few slightly more resort-style areas, such as Non Nuoc Beach - a white-sand beach renowned for both its spectacular beauty, and for its history as an 'R&R' destination for American troops during the Vietnam War - and the Ba Na Hills, a mountain resort with a 3 mile-long (5km) cable car system. Easily accessible by train, bus, plane or boat, Da Nang is a worthwhile stop for those looking to dip into Vietnam's fascinating and varied cultural trove. Go between February and May, when it'll be dry, and daytime temperatures will be bearable.

Information & Facts

The official language in Vietnam is Vietnamese. Some Chinese, English and French are spoken. Tour guides can also speak Russian and Japanese. Numerous ethnic languages are also spoken in parts.

The official currency is the Dông (VND). There are no smaller denominations. Currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change, hotels and on the black market. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are becoming more widely acceptable, particularly in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but it is best not to rely on them elsewhere. It is recommended that visitors bring travellers cheques in US Dollars, which can be cashed at major banks in the main cities and tourist areas. US currency acts as unofficial tender and is useful as a back-up when banks won't cash travellers cheques outside the main cities, but notes must be relatively new and unmarked. Dông can be withdrawn from ATMs, which are becoming more widespread.

Local time in Vietnam is GMT +7.
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