Lying on the gentle Thu Bon river, to the ancient town of Hoi An, travelers can walk freely on the road with the two houses are ancient roof moss maple or float on floating water .
Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam province, about 30km from Da Nang city, is one of the attractive destinations for any visitor. Whether for domestic or international guests, a visit to Hoi An is also fascinated by the oriental culture with ancient houses, bridge pagodas, lanterns, incense.
The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, as the sea is calm, blue and cooler than the rest of the year. Especially, if you come here on the fifteenth day of the month, you will be attending the ancient city hall of shimmering colors.
Visit Hoi An, you will enjoy the exciting experience from the early morning, when things are reaching to wake up. That is when the weather is cool, when little sunshine nurses up the old town, going through the streets, you will see a glimpse of where the white ao dai walk walking, the women team Hats and leaves with peddlers or cyclos pass quietly.
River life of the old town gentle, gentle as the beauty here. In the midst of the misty misty mist, when the sun is still “lazy” not wake up, the dug-out boats to rise toward the sea Cua Dai.
If you are not staying in Hoi An, how to visit Hoi An?
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The Marble Mountains – Ngu Hanh Son is a famous sights; In memory of many people here is also the “region” of ancient Quang. Ngu Hanh Son is a tourist destination known to many domestic and international visitors.
The Marble Mountains is the common name of a landscape of 5 limestone mountains rising on a sandy beach on an area of about 2 km2, including Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son (large, Hoa Son (with two tops) and Tho Son, located about 8 km southeast of Da Nang city, right on Da Nang – Hoi An road; now in Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, Vietnam.
On March 22, 1990, the site was recognized by the Ministry of Culture (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) as a National Cultural History Monument.
All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of one of the peaks. Several buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the mountains, making this a famous tourist destination. Kim Son (mountain of metal), Moc Son (Mountain of Wood), Thuy Son (Mountain of Water), Hoa Son (Mountain of Fire), and Tho Son (Mountain of Earth). Marble Mountains have attractive sights such as Da Chong tunnel, Ba Tho Cave, Hades Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, Linh Ung Pagoda, Vong Giang Dai Tower, etc., which is suitable for spiritual tourism. At the feet of the mountains, there is a village of marble sculptural arts over 300 years of age. It is the place for tourists to see with their own eyes the stone sculptural arts of talent craftsmen, and tourists can choose their most favourite products as souvenirs.
Address: Hai Van Pass is location in Hoa Hiep Bac Ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Time of visit: 30 mins – 1 hour
Best Time: 05:00 – 18:00
Overview: Lying along Hai Van mountain slope, Hai Van Pass is 500m above sea level, bordered by Thua Thien – Hue province and Da Nang city. When stopp here, King Le Thanh Tong was awarded as “the most beautiful people”
There are two routes through Hai Van Pass: Hai Van Pass Tunnel and Hai Van Pass.
+ Road tunnel crossing Hai Van pass
– Opening Hours: All days. The tunneling time is 3h to 4am every day for cleaning, repairing and maintaining the tunnel items.
– Ticket price: Motorcycle / motorbike transportation is 25,000 – 30,000 VND / time / car, pedestrian is 8.000VND / person / person.
– Note: As the tunnel pass through the pass so visitors will not be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery or visit some of the famous spots on Hai Van pass.
+ Hai Van pass
– Opening Hours: All days.
– Ticket price: No fee.
– Match type: Travel, sightseeing, discovery, photography.
– Note: You should choose this route if you want to Discover:, experience the full sense of conquering Hai Van pass.
8. Spectacular streets:
Hai Van Pass is one of the most beautiful and impressive coastal passages in the world. Hai Van street, bent, bent, prominent amidst the majestic blue mountains. At times it curved itself horizontally in the hills. Sometimes it suddenly turns, creating strange zigzag lines. Hai Van with one side is high mountains, the far side is big sea. All make a picture of the magnificent nature, fascinated people. It is a wonderful work of creation and is a feat of human hands.
Hai Van gives the conqueror it the emotional supply difficult to describe. You will be proud and curious when starting the journey at the foot of the pass. Then there is the anxiety and anxiety with the winding, winding road. Hai Van is known as the most dangerous pass in Vietnam. The main thing that gives visitors the feeling of fun and challenge. And then you will be overwhelmed by the beautiful natural scenery.
From the top of the pass, you can zoom in and out of the sky, Bach Ma Range connecting with each other, hidden behind the mist, the North – South Railway line to the south and beyond the blue sea to the horizon. Standing north of the pass, you can see the fishing village and lush green turquoise lagoon with picturesque white sand beach. Also on the southern side of the pass is the city of Da Nang, Tien Sa port, Cham island and the green Son Tra peninsula is seen from above.
9. Hai Van Quan
Hai Van Quan, also known as Hai Van pass. If you have conquered the spectacular views of Hai Van Pass, do not forget to visit Hai Van Quan.
This gate was built in the Tran dynasty, restored in 1926 under the reign of Minh Mang (Nguyen). Hai Van Quan is built of red brick, about 6 meters high, underneath has large arched porch, above is a private floor with windows to observe. The gate is built with thick walls. The door facing Thua Thien covered “Hai Van Quan”, the door looking back to Quang Nam to “the most beautiful people”. When anyone through this door must submit documents.
Coming to Hai Van Quan, you will be “touching” a historic architectural work. This place has witnessed many feudal kings. Not only that, it was also a military strategic position during the Vietnam War. There are still remains of the fort with a number of buildings built by the French military since 1826.
Standing on Hai Van Quan, you will admire the panoramic view of Hai Van Pass, white clouded clouds with breathtaking arcades, hills with green carpet, heaven and blue sea as a harmony. And you can capture yourself the best pictures about Hai Van.
10. Way to:
Hai Van pass is 20km from Da Nang city and 80km from Hue city. For convenience, you can move to Danang City by many means such as plane, train, bus … then rent car to Hai Van.
– Motorbike: This is the best way to experience the full feeling of conquering Hai Van pass. Travel by motorbike, you can flexibly stop at many places on the pass for sightseeing, taking pictures, resting … If you leave Da Nang, after about 1 hour, you will reach Hai Van pass foot.
– Cars: If you don’t have motorbike driver license or don’t have any experience travel by motorbike. Rent a private car with driver from Danang to Hai Van Pass or Danang to Hue by car and stop to visit Hai Van Pass is the best way.
11. Travel experience:
– At the top of the pass at dawn or sunset can own beautiful photos and enjoy the best atmosphere of the day.
– With friends climbing on Hai Van Quan sip coffee bought at the top of the Pass is also a pleasant new experience.
Because most of the cars now choose to go tunnel through Hai Van, the car travel by the pass road is quite limit. So best way to visit Hai Van Pass is rent a private car from Danang to Hue and go via Hai Van Pass for sightseeing. To visit Hai Van Pass, you can go from Hue to Danang/ Hue to Hoian/ Hoi An To My Son By Private Car/ Hoian to Hue.
There is something for everyone in Hoi An. You can walk through ancient ruins or you can dance the night away. You can learn how to make the perfect bowl of phở or you can body surf in the waves at a local beach. If getting a suit custom-made is not your thing, then head to the market for a one of a kind noddle dish. Whatever your feeling, Hoi An has got it.
1: Relax at An Bang beach
Rent a scooter and head north on Hai Bà Trưng street for about 5 km until you reach An Bang beach. Park your bike at any one of the restaurants where you’re required to buy a drink for the owner to “watch” your bike. But it’s a good idea to get a water, because the beach is hot. You can lounge there all day either with a in the sand or in a lounge chair that you can rent. There are plenty of restaurants around so you won’t go hungry.
2: Get something tailor-made
One reason people come to Hoi An is because it’s one of the cheapest places in the world to get custom-made suits and dresses. We went with a popular (but cheaper) tailor to get a suit made for Ben. While he was happy with the final product we wouldn’t recommend this shop because the service was not great. Make sure to do your research before you shop and only go to top rated places. We stopped in Kimmy Tailors in Hoi An and from what we experienced (and heard from others) we would recommend them if you’re looking for a place to have a suit made. I also decided (last minute) to have a dress made, because why not?! Since I just wanted something fun and inexpensive, I stopped in a shop where the girl seemed friendly and the fabrics were pretty. I was happy with the dressed I had made. Tip: If you are getting something custom-made, be PICKY. They will tell you what is possible when it comes to alterations, but sometimes the shops want to make your clothing as quickly as possible. Be sure you are happy, especially if you are having something important (like a suit) made.
3. Have lunch at the local market
Hoi An is famous for cao lầu (noodle dish) because Hoi An is the only place you can order it. The fresh noodles are made using water from a special well in the city that gives them the unique taste. The dish is delicious and the best place to try it is at the local market. Sit down at any of the stalls and order a bowl for yourself, just make sure you know the price before you order.
4. Explore the historic downtown at night
This town really comes alive at night. The streets fill up with food stalls, plastic chairs and hungry travelers. Sit by the Thu Bồn River and watch as people stroll by. Be stunned by the beauty of the four-century old Japanese covered bridge. Interact with other travelers and locals, and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this historic city.
5. Head across the river to the cheap bars and nightclubs
There are a plethora of small bars just over the bridge and you’ll be surprised by their names. Pop in a grab a drink at Tiger Tiger Bar or Mr. Bean Bar or even perfectly named Backpackers Bar. They all seem to have the same happy hour deals so it just depends on what’s your fancy.
6. My Son Ruins
Rent a motorbike and get out of town. A trip to My Son ruins is a good way to spend part of a day if you have the time (we wouldn’t recommend going out of your way for it though). If you’ve been to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia you’ll be disappointed, but since we hadn’t yet it was interesting to see and stop in a nearby village for lunch.
If you are not staying in Hoi An, how to visit Hoi An?
You have plan to travel to Da Nang City next time for your holiday. Danang Private Car inform you Da Nang Tourism Activities 2017 to help you have great plan for your holiday. There are many attractive activities as you can take part in.
1- International Festival of Fireworks Da Nang 2017 (IFFD 2017)
IFFD 2017 will have 5 nights show is the program on 30/04/2017 fire, the program on May 19, 1977, Kim program on May 26, June 2, 2007, and the Jupiter program on June 30, 2017. Besides the brilliant fireworks display, visitors to Danang during this period will have the opportunity to participate in the art program attractive side.
2- The Sun Festival honors fire
This is a special art program and light candles tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed for the country
Time: April 30, 1977
Location: Square space in front of the fallen monument
3- Cham Culture Festival: Whispers to the sun
Time: From 29/04/2017 to 30/06/2017
Location: Cham sculpture museum and surrounding space
4- Food Festival and Contest: “The King of Danang Chef” DIFF 2017
Time: From 29/04/2017 to 30/06/2017
Location: Eastern Square Dragon Bridge
5- EDM Festival – DIFF 2017: You are young, you are free, you are shining
Time: 01/05/2017, 15/05/2017, 22/05/2017, 29/05/2017, 19/06/2017
Location: East Sea Park yard
6- Festival street parade float program
The cars decorated with lights and flowers will parade brilliantly on the street, and each car is also equipped with sound and light system to attract.
Time: 07/05/2017, 21/05/2017, 28/05/2017, 04/06/2017, 25/06/2017
Location: At the sun stage (the main stage of the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2017, Tran Hung Dao Street).
The car will travel on major routes and the central area to exchange with the people and visitors to Da Nang tourism during this time. […] This is the first time the International Fireworks Festival Da Nang ( The Da Nang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) was held continuously for two months (from April 30 to June 24, 2012) with the participation of eight teams from leading countries. Fireworks. Along with that, many activities of meaningful and distinctive activities such as Street Festival, Ngu Hanh Dining Area, Fire Embellishment Event … (More events accompany with International Fireworks Festival Da Nang 2017) ./
Dubbed as a scenic spot with a special 4-season climate, Ba Na Hills is a place where many young people take pictures and check-in when they come to Da Nang. Spacious natural space with a cool blue color and beautiful scenery in Ba Na, will definitely make the ideal backdrop for your photos.
Infinity pool at A la carte hotel
Located on the top floor of the A la Carte Hotel right on My Khe Beach, the infinity pool is small but quite special, with a view to the sea. Here, you can sit sip a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy the cool sea air. New space, considered as infinity swimming pool on the first floor in Vietnam, this place is a hot pole of many people.
Pham Van Dong Sea Park
Bien Dong Park attracts visitors not only by the beautiful scenery towards the romantic beach but also impressed by the visitors thanks to the pigeons. Especially if you want to take photos that are in the flock of pigeons, you should be here at 7:30 or 16:30 every day.
Take pictures of the grass season
In Da Nang, there is a very large lawn on Tho Quang sea. Just in the last days of harvesting, the grasslands of this re-start became the gathering place of the captors. From young people, tourists, natives, and wedding photographers are also concentrating on here to get the pictures “look far” between the vast copper.
The lobster statue and dragon boat bridge
This is the image chosen as a symbol for the marina, creating a new highlight for the scenery of the East bank of the Han River. Carp carp is sculptured with solid scales. Dragon heads were inspired by the Ly dragon and were designed to spray rain. The tail is stylized, meaning peace, prosperity, solidarity …
There is also a bridge of love that is known to young people as a place to express love, the promise of happiness. Along with the beautiful space at the foot of Dragon Bridge, this will be the ideal photo shoot for young people to choose.
My Khe Beach: 3 km from the center of Da Nang city, across the Han River turnpike, go straight Pham Van Dong street 1,5 km to the east, you will reach My Khe. This beach is famous for its fine white sand, mild sea waves, warm water all year round, and the surrounding coconut palms. Especially, My Khe has been voted one of the six most attractive beaches in the world by Forbes.
Pham Van Dong beach: This is a public bathing beach built at a cost of 12 billion VND, which is a place to attract local residents and tourists everywhere. Location: Phuoc My ward, Son Tra district, in the East Sea park.
Bac My An Beach: is a beach in Bac My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang. Smooth white sand and clear blue water with less temperature throughout the year are the advantages of this beach.
With a hotel system near the beach stretching the beautiful beaches of Danang, you can completely peace with friends and family enjoy the wonderful holiday here. As a major tourist city of the country, Da Nang warmly welcomes hundreds of thousands of domestic and international visitors each year with fresh sea space and the best Danang hotels. Come to Danang to feel love and taste in every breath.
Phong Nha travel experience comes from Da Nang / Hoian
Phong Nha – Ke Bang is considered as a “Beautiful scene like paradise” or “imperial palace in the ground” with natural scenery as beautiful as a watercolor painting that was given to the people of Quang Binh. Because of that, Phong Nha becomes an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Travel to Phong Nha, you should consult some Phong Nha – Ke Bang travel experiences below for more complete and interesting.
The ideal time to go Phong Nha Ke Bang
+ Dry season (from April to August): The temperature outside is 36-37 ° C, the temperature in the cave is always at 20-21 ° C very cool pleasant. This is a good time to take part in exploring caves in the natural heritage of Phong Nha – Ke Bang.
+ The rainy season (from September to March of the following year): The North East monsoon, with the average rainfall of 2,000mm – 2,300mm / year. In the big water season, water rising of Son River will hide the cave door, tourist boat cannot visit the Phong Nha cave. Dry caves: Tien Son Cave, Thien Duong cave is still a normal sight. Phong Nha travel experience comes from Da Nang / Hoian Please note that you need to schedule as well as dress and prepare the right clothes.
Therefore Phong Nha – Ke Bang travel time is most suitable from April to August because the weather is favorable for sightseeing and tourism.
How to transfer to Phong Nha from Danang/Hoian? How to transfer from Danang to Phong Nha/ Hoian to Phong Nha?
+ Train: You can book train ticket from Danang to Dong Hoian at dsvn .vn or go to Danang railway station to buy it. But train only arrivals in Dong Hoi, it is far from Phong Nha about 40km.
Price: From 7 USD – 10 USD
Taxi from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha: 30USD/ Car/ 2 persons
Duration: 8 – 10 hours with stop en route at Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River. You also can stop by Vinh Moc Tunnel with surcharge 10USD/ Car
Car with free Wifi, mineral water and driver can speak Basic English your trip will more convenience and easier.
Hotel in Phong Nha
Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel ĐT20, Phong NHA, Sơn Trạch, Bo trach, Quang Binh. Chày Lập Farmstay Ho Chi Minh Tay, Phuc Trach, Bo Trach, Quang Binh. Phong Nha LaKe House Khuong Ha hamlet, Hung Trach, Bo Trach, Phong Nha. Easy Tiger Hostel – Jungle Bar, Jungle Boss Homestay…
Thing to do in Phong Nha
+ Phong Nha Cave: is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. It is 7,729 metres long and contains 14 grottoes, as well as a 13,969 metre underground river. While scientists have surveyed 44.5 kilometres of passages, tourists are only allowed to explore the first 1500 metres.
Entrance fee: 150,000VND/ Adult; Tien Son Cave: 80,000VND/Pax; > 6 years-old child: 20,000VND; < 6 years-old child: free.
Boat trip: 360,000VND/ boat/ max 12 pax
+ Paradise Cave: is a cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, 60 km northwest of Dong Hoi city. Thiên Đường Cave is located on an elevation of 200 meters above the sea level, near the west branch of Ho Chi Minh Highway, in Son Trach Commune, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam…
+ Son Doong Cave: ‘cave of the mountain river’ or ‘mountain cave of Đoòng [village]’ in Vietnamese), is a solutional cave in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. As of 2009 it has the largest known cave passage cross-section in the world, and is located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing subterranean river. It was formed in Carboniferous/Permian limestone.
Tour Son Doong with price 3,000USD/ Pax – full booking in 2017.
+ Dark Cave: Dark Cave is the most popular tourism site in the area. It was first discovered in 1990 and opened up not long after that. The Dark Cave is the smaller version of the Son Doong Cave. The reason for the name is that there is no artificial light installed inside the cave and with its total length of 6 kilometers it’s nothing but darkness! Moreover, the rocks inside the cave are dark, some gray some black.
Zip-line, Kayak, Game: from 01-Feb to 15-Sep 270,000VND/ Pax; from 16-Sep to 31-Jan 150,000VND/Pax
Zip-line, Kayak, Game, Mud-bath: from 01-Feb to 15-Sep 450,000VND/Pax; from 16-Sep to 31-Jan 250,000VND/Pax
+ Botanic Garden: The garden is home to Gio (Wind) Waterfall, Vang Anh Lake, a prototype exhibition house, a propagation section, and pristine forest patches. Its diverse flora provides a rich habitat for various species of birds and mammals. Located on the Road No.20 Quyet Thang, approximately 12 km from the Phong Nha Tourism Center. Botanical Garden is a natural forest with an area of over 40 ha and 500 plant species within their diverse ecosystems.
Entrance fee: 40,000VND/Pax
And hundreds of large and small caves have just been discovered in Phong Nha…
Phong Nha travel experience comes from Da Nang / Hoian
Da Nang Fireworks Festival2017 (DIFF 2017) is renamed from Da Nang International Fireworks Competition. DIFC will last two months with 5 nights: 30/4, 20/5, 27/5, 03 / 6 and 24/6/2017 is considered to be the largest festival event in Asia.
With the participation of eight teams from many countries with traditions of fireworks. When you come to the International Fireworks Competition Da Nang 2017. Besides you are satisfied with the beautiful fireworks display of the contestants, you can participate with 24 festivals accompany fireworks. Music: Street Dance, Street Music, Dining Space, Five Elements, Da Nang Sea Tourism 2017 …
The highlight of DIFF 2017 is 5 fireworks performances of 8 teams from U.K, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Japan, China and Viet Nam. Named Fire – Earth – Metal – Water – Wood.
Along with the fireworks performances, many attractive auxiliary festivals will be organized in the framework of DIFF 2017 such as Cham culture festival, sculpture festival, “Marble” International Cuisine Festival, beer festival, street festivals, etc.
With many excellent programs and large scale, DIFF 2017 is expected to attract 2 million visitor arrivals to Da Nang during 2 months of the festival.
Situated in the tourist area of Thanh Tan, the natural hot springs system here is also attracting many local tourists as well as tourists. Mineral springs are particularly hot at temperatures from 30 degrees and up to 60 degrees Celsius when they are near the source. Besides, there are also games such as sliding tubes or slides at water parks that are enjoyed by young people.
In addition, the mineral springs also have some restaurants and folk zones if you want to make your own mask for yourself.
Listen to Hue on the Perfume River:
A tourist activity has been available for many years when it comes to Hue, which is to listen to Hue music on the Perfume River. The musicians and singers singing on the boat are mostly young people, they sing the Hue dances with hundreds of years of history, songs associated with people and the land of Hue dreaming.
At the Palace Kham, you can easily buy tickets for listening to Hue for VND100,000 per person for 1 hour floating on the Huong Giang line, go under the Trang Tien Bridge lights up electricity every night, hear the rustic singing rustic From the very gentle Hue voice. The boats here are the same dragon boat motifs with a capacity of about 20 to 30 lighters per night.
Sitting on the boat about 1 hour, listening to carpentry, no stranger, drop the small flower lights on Huong stream make the evening in Hue more fun.
Visit the Citadel, mausoleum:
Visiting the Citadel and the mausoleum seems to be an indispensable part of Hue, because the remains of a long dynasty in Vietnamese history are most apparent in the temple itself. present.
Minh Mang Tomb is peaceful after the green pines all year round; Tomb of Tu Duc humble but stretches on a large area; The interesting thing is that the points you should not ignore.
Especially, if you have free time, rent a bike or motorbike to go out on the shady streets around the capital city in the evening, the humming noise on the empty road, less The voices bring the true feeling of Hue and Hue.
Discover Hue cuisine:
Getting to Hue without eating Hue cakes is a serious shortage. There are dozens of delicious cakes you should try, crispy crispy golden crispy cake like small cakes, thin rice cakes thinly on the tray with shrimp head lice and grease, filter cake beautiful with orange highlights Red shrimp and grease, or fragile buns in green leaves are delicious eye catching.
Walk along the banks of the Perfume River in the night market in the evening to enjoy the Truong Tien Bridge; Light out of the row of goods pulling a bowl of hot beef noodle soup; Or a cup of tea alley with a unique filtered meat flour will fill anyone’s stomach.