Da Nang to host hot air balloon festival

Central city Da Nang and its neighbor Hoi An will organize festivals showcasing air hot balloons later this week to give tourism a boost post pandemic.

As part of a series of activities to welcome the first international flights to Da Nang after nearly two years of suspension, 17 colorful hot air balloons of all sizes and shapes will fly over APEC Sculpture Garden on Bach Dang Street at altitudes of 15 to 40 meters Sunday.

Da Nang to host hot air balloon festival
Da Nang to host hot air balloon festival

Da Nang is scheduled to welcome two international commercial flights from Singapore and Thailand the same day.

Hoi An also plans to host its first-ever hot air balloon festival from Friday to Saturday as part of a series of events to welcome the National Tourism Year 2022 it hosts

Seventeen colorful hot air balloons will be put on display on the banks of the Hoai River.

The opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year event will be held at Hoi An Memories Island in Cam Nam Ward on Saturday night.

Da Nang, with its beautiful beaches, targets 3.32 million domestic tourists and 180,000 foreign visitors this year while Quang Nam Province, home to Hoi An, hopes to attract 1.7 million foreign visitors this year.

Vietnam fully reopened its borders on March 15 after nearly two years of closure. It has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including ASEAN members, Japan, South Korea and several European economies.

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How to move Bus Da Nang, Hoi An to Phong Nha?

In recent years, thanks to the development of the tourism industry, Phong Nha is gradually becoming an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Currently, you can travel to Quang Binh by many means such as plane, train or bus. When you choose to travel by plane and train, please note that you will need to transfer from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha. We are happy to provide information on affordable travel facilities for visitors below.

Please note that all bus, train and plane ticket agents and transport operators are independent and are not affiliated with Di Di Thoi. The information below is provided for informational purposes only and we are not responsible for the quality of service provided by these carriers.

Flights to Phong Nha?

Airplanes are chosen as the most convenient means of transport for tourists from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and foreign tourists. International flights are carefully considered by travelers around the world. In Vietnam, there are currently three major international airports including:

Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi

Tan Son Nhat International Airport – Ho Chi Minh

Da Nang International Airport – City. Danang

If you are departing from Ho Chi Minh City, you will need to book a domestic flight to Dong Hoi airport to get to Phong Nha. If you come from Hanoi, you can travel to us by all 3 means (airplane, train or bus). And if you are going from Da Nang, bus or train will be good options to bring you to Phong Nha.

Hanoi – Phong Nha: Traveling by plane from Noi Bai airport to Dong Hoi airport is the fastest way to go from Hanoi to Quang Binh and it only takes you 1 hour 30 minutes to move.

Please note that Noi Bai airport is a large airport and is far from the center of Hanoi so you should calculate a reasonable time to ensure on time arrival! You can check flight information on the airline’s website to see available flights on the date you plan to travel. In addition, when traveling by plane, you will need an additional transfer from Dong Hoi – Phong Nha. Besides, you can also choose to travel by train or bus.

Ho Chi Minh – Phong Nha: Booking 1 domestic flight from Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) – Dong Hoi airport is the most reasonable way for travel from Ho Chi Minh – Phong Nha. And you will need an extra transfer from Dong Hoi Airport – Phong Nha to reach us (it takes about 45 minutes).

Besides, you can also travel by train or bus from HCM – Phong Nha, but this will take you a lot of time and may affect your upcoming trip.

BUS Danang, Hoi An To Phong Nha?

Hung Thanh Sleeper Bus
Hung Thanh Sleeper Bus

Danang (Hoi An) to Phong Nha: Da Nang is the largest city in the central region of Vietnam – famous for its beautiful beaches and magnificent mountains. The journey from Da Nang to Phong Nha takes about 7 hours. You can book bus tickets to Hung Thanh – departing in Hoi An at 1pm and in Da Nang at 2pm, expected to arrive in Phong Nha around 9pm. Besides, bus company DMZ also runs from Da Nang or Hoi An to Phong Nha, but you will need to buy 2 tickets for the route from Da Nang/Hoi An – Hue and Hue – Phong Nha.

Go To Phong Nha by train

Traveling by train is a fun travel experience that you can enjoy, enjoy the scenery on the trip or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Booking a soft sleeper cabin ticket with 4 comfortable beds is a great option for travelers to be able to sit or lie down. Besides, the hard bed compartment with 6 beds is also a good choice for travelers.

The night trains will be an equally interesting experience as you will have the opportunity to meet many people from many different places and you will not have to miss the activities during the day.

However, the train schedule is not fixed. Therefore, if you are planning to join any 1 day tour, we recommend you to take the bus to Phong Nha on the tour start day. Besides, if you still want to go by plane or by train, you should plan to arrive in Phong Nha 1 day before the tour departure date to ensure that your arrival in Phong Nha is not late compared to the scheduled time as well. like having a reasonable rest time.

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Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to Hue, on Monday welcomed 16 South Korean tourists, marking the return of foreign visitors after prolonged Covid suspension.

Tran Huu Thuy Giang, director of the provincial Department of Tourism, said this was the first group of international visitors returning to Hue after a long time of inbound tourism closure due to the pandemic.

The tourists visited the UNESCO heritage site Imperial Citadel, which witnessed the rise and fall of Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last ruling royal family, and watched an art performance at Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.

They plan to visit royal tombs of Kings Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, An Dinh Palace, the birthplace of Vietnam’s last emperor Bao Dai, and Thien Mu Pagoda.

Vietnam fully reopened its borders last Tuesday after nearly two years of closure. It has resumed its visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including ASEAN members, Japan, South Korea and several European economies.

Hue is home to royal tombs, ancient palaces and pagodas that attracted millions of foreign visitors every year before the pandemic.

Transport To Hue: Danang To Hue, Hoi An To Hue

Foreigners entering the Bac Van Phong economic zone in the central province of Khanh Hoa should be given a 60-day visa exemption, the Ministry of Planning and Investment suggested.

A draft proposal prepared by the ministry to offer special administrative mechanisms to Khanh Hoa says the visa exemption policy aiming to attract strategic investors would apply for holders of passports still valid for 90 days.

In case foreigners want to visit places outside the economic zone, they must be granted a visa by the immigration control agency as per normal regulations.

Established in 2006, Bac Van Phong EZ covers 150,000 hectares, including 70,000 hectares of land and 80,000 hectares of water area in Van Phong Bay of Van Ninh District in Khanh Hoa.

It is one of three major EZs in Vietnam, with the other two being Phu Quoc in the south and Van Don in the north.

Foreign tourists are entitled to purchase duty-free goods in non-tariff zones during their stay in the economic zone. One person can buy once per day and no more than four times in 30 consecutive days.

Among other proposed mechanisms in the draft proposal, the province will be allowed to issue bonds and also borrow from the central government’s foreign loans, as long as the total outstanding loans do not exceed 60 percent of the province’s budget revenues.

The People’s Council of Khanh Hoa, the provincial legislature, will have the authority to change the land use purpose for farmland under 500 hectares and forestland of less than 1,000 hectares.

The People’s Committee, the executive, will be in charge of managing a marine area for aquaculture. The committee will also have the power to issue licenses for aquaculture projects at sea to Vietnamese organizations and individuals.

Aquaculture firms and farmers operating in the province will be granted preferential policies including exemptions from sea use fees and corporate income tax.

It is expected that the government will submit the draft plan to the parliament in May.

Special mechanisms granting greater administrative economy have so far been granted to eight cities and provinces: Can Tho, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Hanoi, HCMC, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, and Thua Thien Hue.

Vietnam is exempting visa for citizens of 24 countries, mostly for up to 30 days.

On March 27, two flights from Singapore and Thailand will resume international routes with Da Nang after two years of Covid-19.

A representative of the Danang Department of Tourism said that two flights bringing tourists from Singapore and Thailand will land in Da Nang at 11:05 and 11:30 on March 27. The Department of Tourism and Da Nang International Terminal Investment and Operation Joint Stock Company (AHT) will organize welcoming programs for visitors.

Nine airlines have reopened 10 direct international routes to Da Nang. It is expected that on April 1, there will be flights from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Bangkok (Thailand), from Singapore on April 10 and 15, from Incheon (Korea) in April. In particular, a new route connecting Da Nang Nang with New Delhi (India) will operate from September.

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh, Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism, said that Da Nang hopes to restore its aviation like before Covid-19 with 31 international routes, including Doha (Qatar), Jakarta (Indonesia), Cebu (Philippines) )… helps connect Da Nang with major markets in the region and the world.

Next June, Da Nang cooperates with Informa Routes, UK and IPP Group to organize the Asia Route Network Development Forum, with the participation of many airlines and air travel service businesses in the region. region and the world.

On the occasion of the city’s reopening to the international sky, the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place at the extended Bach Dang Street, in front of the expanded APEC Park with the kite symbol, located along the Han River (Hai Chau District). There will be 17 hot air balloons hovering in the sky in the center of the city. Residents and visitors can also watch a lantern show of hot air balloons from 19 to 20 with fire dragon performances, bridge blowing, and bridge building.

Miss Luong Thuy Linh, Travel Blogger Son Doan, hot TikToker brothers Long Chun and Long Be were also present at the event. Earlier on March 25 and 26, the hot air balloon festival also took place in Hoi An ancient town, in a series of events to open the National Tourism Year – Quang Nam 2022.

Sun World Ba Na Hills resort is ready to open on March 18 with many offers and a series of experiences that last all summer.

 

Right from the beginning of the reopening plan, from the beginning of March, all leaders and employees of Sun World Ba Na Hills have put all their energy and enthusiasm into the preparation.

 

Each statue, brick background, railing or game items, landscape in Ba Na Hills campus is cared for, repainted.

The cable car system is regularly maintained by a team of technical staff.

The staff of the resort clean up the Golden Bridge.

Artists actively practice for art shows, which are “specialties” of Ba Na Hills

 

People with permanent residence in Da Nang – Quang Nam will enjoy the policy of gratitude only 550,000 VND per adult, 450,000 VND child tickets over 1m. The price for tourists nationwide is 750,000 VND per adult and 600,000 VND per child over 1 meter. Children under 1m tall are free. Visitors bring original documents of identity card, citizen identification and household registration for adults and birth certificate, household registration or student card for children under 14 years old to enjoy special offers for guests Da Nang – Quang Nam.

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Dragon Bridge Danang is one of the youngest bridges spanning the Han River, leaving a strong impression on tourists. Besides admiring its unique design and beauty, visitors also eagerly await the moments when the bridge shoots fire and water. This is an exciting experience at night that cannot be missed. So, on which days of the week does the Dragon Bridge shoot fire, and at what time? Let’s explore the full information about Dragon Bridge Danang and the experience of watching the fire and water show in 2024 together with DanangPrivateCar.com’s.

Introduction to the famous Dragon Bridge in Da Nang.

In which year was Dragon Bridge constructed?

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is the 6th bridge crossing the Han River, along with Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, and Tien Son Bridge. Da Nang is known as the city of bridges due to the numerous bridges spanning the rivers in the city, especially the romantic Han River. Dragon Bridge is not only a prominent symbol of the city but also a must-visit beautiful destination for tourists when traveling to Da Nang.

Image of Dragon Bridge Da Nang – This is one of the 6 famous bridges spanning the Han River built in 2009

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is the first single-arch steel bridge in Southeast Asia. Its construction began in July 2009 and was completed in 2013, with a total investment of 1.7 trillion VND. Apart from its significance in relieving traffic congestion during peak hours, the bridge also carries a great cultural meaning.

Unique design of Dragon Bridge.

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is designed in the shape of a dragon from the Ly Dynasty with its head facing the sea, symbolizing the city’s aspirations for growth and prosperity. How long is Dragon Bridge Da Nang? The bridge has a total length of about 666 meters, a width of about 37 meters, and is divided into two separate directions with 6 lanes for vehicles, as well as a 2-meter-wide sidewalk for pedestrians. Additionally, the lighting system is meticulously equipped with a total of 15,000 LED bulbs, making Dragon Bridge majestic and courageous at night.

Dragon Bridge has a unique design with the head facing the East Sea.

The tail of the bridge is creatively designed with lotus flowers and the dragon’s body bobbing as if it is ready to reach out to the sea. This is considered a unique and unprecedented design, which combines classic and powerful elements. Besides the impressive architecture, Dragon Bridge can also emit fire and water in a very unique way. Tourists visiting Da Nang are all eager to witness this spectacular moment.

The accolades of Dragon Bridge in Da Nang – the pride of the city’s residents.

With its special design, unique significance, and remarkable beauty both during the day and at night, Dragon Bridge has captured the admiration and applause of many since its introduction to tourism. Therefore, it’s easy to understand why this bridge has received numerous prestigious titles:

  • It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest steel dragon sculpture.
  • It is listed among the top 20 most impressive bridges in the world, as voted by ViraLnova.
  • Dragon Bridge received the Engineering Excellence Grand Award, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies, for its outstanding design.
  • It was recognized as the most impressive illuminated architectural work in the world, winning the FX Design Awards in 2013 and the Lighting Design Awards in 2014.
  • The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) awarded Dragon Bridge Da Nang a Special Citation for its exceptional lighting design.
Dragon Bridge Da Nang has become a renowned tourist destination that everyone wants to explore.

Location and how to get to Dragon Bridge Da Nang for watching the fire and water show.

Where is the address of Dragon Bridge Da Nang?

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is located between Hai Chau District and Son Tra District, spanning across the Han River. It starts at the end of Nguyen Van Linh Street and ends at the beginning of Vo Van Kiet Street, in Phuoc Ninh Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City. Its strategic location has facilitated easier transportation, reducing travel time from Da Nang International Airport to various routes in Son Tra District, especially My Khe Beach. You only need to cross the bridge and head straight to reach one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.

Dragon Bridge Da Nang is a bridge connecting Hai Chau and Son Tra Districts.

Directions to reach the area of Dragon Bridge.

As it is situated in the city center, getting to Dragon Bridge is not difficult at all. You just need to find Nguyen Van Linh and Vo Van Kiet Streets, or Bach Dang Street, 2 Thang 9 Street, and Tran Hung Dao Street, and you’ll spot the bridge right away.

  • If you are coming from Da Nang Airport, you can take a taxi or motorbike for about 3 km along Nguyen Van Linh Street. At the end of this road, you will reach the area near the tail of Dragon Bridge.
  • If you are coming from My Khe Beach direction, take Vo Nguyen Giap Street, then turn into Vo Van Kiet Street. Continue on Bach Dang Street, turn left onto Le Hong Phong Street, then left onto Tran Phu Street, and finally, Nguyen Van Linh Street. This route will lead you to the area near the head of Dragon Bridge Da Nang.
  • From Da Nang Bus Station to Dragon Bridge: Simply go straight from Ton Duc Thang – Dien Bien Phu and then turn right onto Nguyen Tri Phuong Street. Afterward, turn left onto Nguyen Van Linh Street, continue straight, and you will arrive at Dragon Bridge Da Nang.

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Schedule for the fire and water show of Dragon Bridge Da Nang that you should know.

Although it is an activity eagerly anticipated by many tourists when visiting this vibrant city, it is not always possible to witness this spectacular moment. To be able to admire the fire and water show of Dragon Bridge Da Nang, you should be aware of the following schedule:

On which days of the week does Dragon Bridge shoot fire?

Every Saturday and Sunday evening, Dragon Bridge will simultaneously display the fire and water show. Therefore, if you wish to see it, you should plan your visit on the weekends. However, on weekdays (Monday to Friday), you can still enjoy its sparkling and radiant beauty during the night, but without the fire show.

In Da Nang, every Saturday and Sunday, Dragon Bridge will shoot fire to entertain both locals and tourists.

Additionally, on special occasions such as Vietnam National Day (September 2nd), Reunification Day (April 30th), Labor Day (May 1st), etc., the local authorities may arrange for the bridge to display the fire show to cater to the sightseeing demands of visitors.

What time does Dragon Bridge shoot fire?

After several changes, the city has now settled on a fixed time for the fire and water show to make it easier for everyone to follow and arrange their time, avoiding missing out. The show is scheduled to start exactly at 21:00 on the mentioned Saturdays and Sundays, as well as major holidays throughout the year. This time slot is considered quite suitable for people to witness the beauty and uniqueness of the bridge’s capabilities.

Dragon Bridge shoots fire on Saturdays and Sundays. At 9:00 PM, people and tourists will gather here in large numbers to watch Dragon Bridge shooting fire.

However, even before 21:00, tourists have already flocked here to find the most ideal viewing spots. Therefore, remember to arrive a bit earlier, around 10 to 15 minutes, to secure the best panoramic view!

Why can Dragon Bridge Da Nang shoot fire and water?

How does Dragon Bridge have the ability to shoot fire and water?

Dragon Bridge is designed with a system that allows it to shoot fire at the dragon’s mouth using a high-pressure DO/KO oil compression device, controlled automatically and sprayed through the ignition flame to form a ring of fire. Due to the pressure and burning effect, the ring of fire can be pushed far away. The oil is completely burned at high efficiency, producing a natural red flame, ensuring safety.

When the ON button is pressed on the underground electrical control panel, the equipment will move forward about 1 meter, and the ignition and ignition spray systems will operate at the ignition flame. When the presence of fire is detected, the nozzle operates to intensify the flame and push it out of the dragon’s mouth. Additionally, the sudden change in the burning effect and the surrounding air creates a unique and attractive sound effect.

How does Dragon Bridge shoot fire and water?

Dragon Bridge Da Nang will shoot fire first and then water, for a total duration of about 20 minutes. The fire show is divided into 2 rounds, with 9 bursts in each round, totaling 18 bursts. The water show is divided into 3 rounds, with one burst in each round. The fire system has been improved based on the image of a dragon swallowing a gem. When shooting fire, the front half of the gem will open, and after the show, it will close again. The fire rings are displayed in a harmonious manner, creating a captivating spectacle for the audience.

The best time to watch Dragon Bridge Da Nang shooting fire and water.

According to travel experience in Da Nang, Dragon Bridge operates every day and performs the fire and water show regularly on Saturdays and Sundays, regardless of rain or shine. However, to witness the bridge’s beauty to the fullest and capture this special moment, you should choose the best timing.

If possible, visit during the tourist season, which is from March to September each year. During this time, Da Nang experiences the dry season with clear skies and beautiful sunshine, and there’s less rain, making it convenient for travel and finding an ideal spot to watch the bridge’s fire show. Unaffected by weather conditions, the nighttime view is enhanced by streetlights and the glowing LED lights on the bridge, creating a dazzling and enchanting atmosphere. Moreover, it also makes it easy to participate in other activities without any weather disruptions.

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Suggested ideal spots to watch Dragon Bridge Da Nang shooting fire.

To witness the most beautiful fire show of Dragon Bridge, you can choose one of the following highly recommended spots, which are also fascinating tourist destinations in Da Nang:

Stand on Dragon Bridge.

According to regulations, before the fire and water show, traffic on the bridge will be temporarily suspended. Therefore, you can walk onto the bridge to witness the entire beauty of it up close. At the head of Dragon Bridge, you can also enjoy the unique and enchanting fire displays set to epic music, immersing yourself in the lively and vibrant atmosphere around. Remember to stand a bit far to ensure safety and avoid getting wet when the bridge shoots water!

You can choose the best spot right on Dragon Bridge to watch the fire and water show.

Stand on Tran Hung Dao Street.

Tran Hung Dao Street is located along the romantic Han River bank and is one of the most central and bustling streets in the city. As it is situated right under Dragon Bridge, it is an ideal spot to admire the bridge’s fire show. You can stand on the sidewalk or stop by a tea house or café, enjoying a warm cup of coffee while admiring the charming view of Dragon Bridge and the moment it shoots fire and water during the night.

Tran Hung Dao Street is also an ideal spot.

Watch Dragon Bridge from a Han River cruise.

A truly exceptional spot to watch Dragon Bridge is from the Han River itself. Tourists can buy tickets for a Da Nang Han River cruise, gently gliding along the water, enjoying the cool breeze and the view of tall buildings and vibrant establishments on both sides of the river, while witnessing Dragon Bridge shooting fire. The cruise will stop at the best location right on time for you to enjoy the show. On the cruise, you will find all the amenities you need, such as dining tables, seats, beverages, promising a perfect experience.

A Han River cruise to watch Dragon Bridge is an extremely exciting experience.

Watch Dragon Bridge from other bridges.

Instead of standing on Dragon Bridge itself, tourists can choose other bridges if they prefer to avoid crowds, such as Han River Swing Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Love Bridge, or Nguyen Van Troi Bridge. However, these spots are not highly recommended as they are quite far, and you won’t be able to see the show up close.

Han River Swing Bridge is close to Dragon Bridge Da Nang.

Watch Dragon Bridge’s fire show from above.

In Da Nang, there are many hotels, rooftop bars, and cafes with stunning views from above, such as Top View Bar, Sky Bar, Novotel Hotel, Vanda Hotel, Green Plaza, and more. Standing here allows you to watch Dragon Bridge shooting fire and water without moving or squeezing through crowds. What could be better than resting, sipping on premium drinks, enjoying the view, and witnessing special performances taking place on the Han River.

An ideal spot to watch Dragon Bridge that you should not miss.

Besides watching Dragon Bridge Da Nang shooting fire and water, what other activities are there?

If tourists arrive earlier than the time of the Dragon Bridge fire and water show, they can use that time to explore more places and experience additional activities near the area for a more fulfilling trip. Alternatively, after the fire show ends, visitors can also explore these places as they often stay open late. Some suggestions that danangprivatecar.com wants to share are:

Admire beautiful fireworks displays.

Every year, Dragon Bridge Da Nang hosts events like the New Year’s fireworks or the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF). Dragon Bridge is an ideal spot to watch the fireworks. Tourists who visit Da Nang during these occasions are truly fortunate. The city of Da Nang always invests professionally and meticulously in organizing these fireworks events. Standing on Dragon Bridge and witnessing the spectacular fireworks displays synchronized to music will be a wonderful experience for tourists from all over.

The annual fireworks displays at Dragon Bridge Da Nang attract many tourists.

Visit APEC Park Da Nang near Dragon Bridge.

Right next to Dragon Bridge is the famous APEC Park – the top spot for young people to take Instagram-worthy photos. APEC Park impresses with its unique architectural design, resembling a graceful kite soaring above the heart of the city. Visitors can stroll around this vast space, taking countless perfect pictures. It can be said that anyone visiting Da Nang should not miss checking in at APEC Park, a magnificent destination. So don’t forget to capture a few stunning photos at this beautiful attraction.

APEC Park is an enjoyable place to visit near Dragon Bridge Da Nang.

Explore Son Tra Night Market.

Son Tra Night Market is located on Mai Hac De – Ly Nam De Street, right at the foot of Dragon Bridge. This market is one of the outstanding culinary areas at night, attracting many tourists. Here, you can immerse yourself in the lively and vibrant atmosphere while enjoying numerous enticing dishes at affordable prices, such as snacks, seafood, and specialties of Da Thanh. Moreover, you can shop for souvenirs, fashion items, dried specialties, and enjoy street music performances, ensuring a delightful experience.

Son Tra Night Market is a fascinating attraction that draws visitors in.

Check-in at Love Bridge and Koi Fish Transforming into a Dragon Statue.

Both structures are located in the DHC Marina area, right by Han River, on Tran Hung Dao Street, a few hundred meters from Dragon Bridge Da Nang. These are famous spots that almost everyone wants to check-in at. Here, you can freely explore, take photos, and admire the Han River, the numerous bridges, and the sparkling beauty of the city at night. Especially, for couples, they can buy personalized padlocks and attach them to the bridge’s railing, symbolizing a prayer for a lasting and strong bond.

Love Bridge is an extremely romantic check-in spot.

Explore other bridges.

Da Nang is dubbed the “city of bridges,” so when visiting, tourists should not only visit Dragon Bridge. Take some time to explore Han River Swing Bridge, the first swing bridge in Vietnam that can rotate 90 degrees to allow large ships to pass, and is also a bridge built with contributions from local residents, a symbol of the city. Or the unique cable-stayed Tran Thi Ly Bridge with its sail-like design, and Thuận Phước Bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam, among others.

Han River Bridge is at its most beautiful and enchanting at night.

Hotels near Dragon Bridge Da Nang.

Grand Mường Thanh Da Nang Hotel.

From the balcony of Mường Thanh Hotel, tourists can have a panoramic view of the city’s famous bridges, such as Dragon Bridge and Han River Swing Bridge. Grand Mường Thanh is a luxurious 4-star hotel in Da Nang. Here, visitors will be delighted with not only the upscale services but also the stunning view of the beautiful symbol of Da Nang, the Dragon Bridge.

  • Address: 962 Ngo Quyen Street, An Hai Bac Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
The luxurious view of Dragon Bridge captured from the premium room of Mường Thanh Da Nang Hotel.

Melia Vinpearl Condotel Riverfront Da Nang Hotel.

Another renowned 5-star hotel in Da Nang is the Melia Vinpearl. The hotel is surrounded by various entertainment spots like cafes, shopping centers, and cinemas. From their deluxe rooms, guests can admire the graceful curves of Dragon Bridge, captivating everyone with its elegance.

  • Address: 341 Tran Hung Dao Street, An Hai Bac Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.
Admiring Dragon Bridge from the premium 5-star Melia hotel, the most luxurious in Da Nang.

Riverside Da Nang Hotel.

Known as the hotel closest to Dragon Bridge, Riverside Da Nang Hotel attracts many tourists for its prime location. The hotel features a dominant golden color, exuding an aura of luxury and royalty. The view from the hotel room captures the iconic landmarks such as Dragon Bridge, Love Bridge, and the Koi Fish Transforming into a Dragon Statue. Being situated in the city center, guests find it convenient to explore nearby attractions. Don’t forget to check-in at Riverside Hotel for a view of Dragon Bridge.

  • Address: Lot A30, Tran Hung Dao Street, An Hai Trung Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City.

Some notes when visiting Dragon Bridge Da Nang during its fire and water performances.

In addition to the provided information, there are some other important notes that DanangPrivateCar.com’s wants to share with tourists planning to visit Dragon Bridge and witness its fire and water displays for a perfect experience:

  • Arrive early: Once you know the days and times when Dragon Bridge in Da Nang performs its fire and water shows, try to arrive early. Take a stroll around the area or check-in at nearby locations, then find a suitable spot in advance. The area can get crowded with locals and tourists during these two days.
  • Maintain a safe distance: When watching Dragon Bridge’s fire and water performances, avoid standing too close. Standing too close may obstruct your view and you might get wet or feel uncomfortable due to the smoke from the fire.
  • Bring a fully charged camera or phone: If you love taking photos, remember to bring a fully charged camera or phone to capture the lively and unique moments. You’ll want to show off these pictures to your friends and family.
  • Parking: If you choose to rent a motorbike in Da Nang, you can ride up to the bridge. However, for convenience and safety, it’s better to find a designated parking spot. You can park at the Son Tra Night Market or under the bridge or use the parking lots on Tran Hung Dao Street.
  • Be cautious with personal belongings: Since many people will be eagerly waiting to watch the fire display, be mindful of securing your valuable personal belongings, such as jewelry, phones, and money, to avoid pickpocketing or dropping them accidentally.
  • Keep the city clean: Da Nang is known for being green, clean, and beautiful. Always be conscious of maintaining cleanliness and avoid littering on the bridge or its surroundings. There are also many beverage stalls under the bridge, where you can choose a suitable one to relax and enjoy refreshments.

Through this article, you must have learned about the special features and significance of the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, as well as the schedule for the fire and water performances. This is a famous landmark of the city, so visiting Da Nang without admiring its beauty and watching the fire and water shows would be a significant miss. Therefore, take note of this information and plan your visit accordingly to not miss this magical moment, and don’t forget to capture the memories with some photographs!

Bay Mau Coconut Forest located in Cam Thanh Ward, Hoi An city. Distance 5km from the center of Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a new tourist area, featuring the eco-tourism of Bay Mau Coconut Forest as a piece of green other than the old glasses and solitude of the old town.

Previously this whole area had 7 acres of nipa. That is why people call this place the name of Bay Mau coconut forest. Over dozens of years, the area of coconut here not only did not decrease but today it also doubled. Coming here, you will be crept under the coconut leaves. You will feel this life is so peaceful. All the worries and worries of life seem to disappear.

Bay Mau Coconut Forest - Danang Private car

Best time to visit there?

Period from February to April every year: This is the time when the weather is sunny. The atmosphere here is quite cool so it is very suitable for visitors to explore Seven Mau coconut forest.

From May to July: If you want to attend the famous lantern festival in Hoi An, you can visit Hoi An in combination with exploring Bay Mau coconut forest at this time.

August every year: According to Bay Mau coconut forest tourism experience, this is the most ideal time to come here. This time is the time when the coconut leaves grow green and the most beautiful. Moreover, this is also the time when the fruit gardens here are ripe. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a lot of delicious fruits.

Bay Mau Coconut Forest – a new attraction in Hoi An

How to get there?

If you are staying in Danang, you should rent a private car to go to Bay Mau Coconut Village with Hoi An Ancient Town for a day trip. It will take about an hour to get there.

If you are staying in Hoi An, combination My Son Sanctuary with Bay Mau Coconut Village for a half day trip will be good plan.

Activities?

One of the experiences that anyone coming to the Bay Mau coconut forest shouldn’t missed is the basket boat. You will be sitting inside a small, simple basket boat and weaving under the coconut leaves. You will be immersed in the peaceful natural scenery here. Not only that, you also hear the boat driver talking about the years of heroic resistance history in this area.

Explore local people life, they will show you how to fishing.

Try local food, coconut water and you also can buy the souvenir made from coconut.

If you would like to rent car for this place, let contact to Danang Private Car. We will give you more details!

The Japanese Covered Bridge, also known as Cau Pagoda, is located over a stream that flows into the Thu Bon River, along the border of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu Streets in Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. It is the sole surviving ancient bridge in Hoi An, often referred to as the “Lai Vien” bridge. Locally, it is recognized as Cau Pagoda, a cherished landmark that has come to symbolize the Hoi An urban area.Introduction to the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.

Where is the Japanese Bridge located?

The Japanese Bridge, also known as Cau Chua in Vietnamese, is situated north of the Hoai River, right at the entrance to the historic center of the town. It is adjacent to Tran Phu Street and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, within the city of Hoi An, Quang Nam Province.

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam
Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam

Its location is ideal and easy to find. From here, you can easily explore the ancient town and other famous sites without needing to use a motorbike.

Who is worshipped at the Japanese Bridge?

Despite being called a temple, in reality, the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An does not worship Buddha but rather the Northern Deity Tran Vu, a guardian spirit in Daoism. The local people here pay homage to this deity, believing that he will protect them from disasters and floods.

Furthermore, on both sides of the bridge, there are also shrines dedicated to the guardian spirits Linh Hau and Thien Cau. These mythical creatures serve as protectors of the bridge and temple. On special occasions such as full moons, festivals, and holidays, the local residents come here to offer prayers and offerings, seeking a safe, fortunate, and prosperous life.

The Famous Origin of Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge.

Legends of the Japanese Bridge.

In Japanese folklore, there is a water monster called Mamazu, which translates to “Cù” in Vietnamese, meaning a heron. This creature was believed to be responsible for causing natural disasters in the coastal regions it inhabited.

To control Mamazu, the Japanese people constructed a bridge in the shape of a sword piercing the creature’s back, preventing it from causing harm.

The Japanese Bridge has its origins in a Japanese legend

During that time, Hoi An, located along the Thu Bon River, frequently experienced flooding, causing difficulties for Japanese traders and the livelihoods of the local people.

The Japanese Bridge appeared as a spiritual anchor to help them overcome these hardships and build better lives.

History of the Japanese Bridge.

Around the 16th-17th century, during the Nguyen Dynasty’s reforms, trade expanded, and industry flourished. Hoi An was chosen as a trading port for foreign merchants to meet and exchange goods, making it a bustling and vibrant period for the town.

When Japanese merchants settled in the area, they contributed to the construction of the bridge for ease of travel, hence its name, the Japanese Bridge.

The Name of the Japanese Bridge.

In 1653, the Japanese people expanded the temple on the northern side protruding into the middle of the bridge, creating a T-shaped structure. This led to a name change to Hoi An Bridge Temple. In 1791, during a visit by Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu, it was referred to as Lai Vien Kieu. This name has been prominently inscribed on the temple’s plaque ever since.

Japanese Covered Bridge At Night
The Japanese Bridge has undergone several renovations over the years

Guide on how to get to the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.

Hoi An’s ancient town is located approximately 30km from the center of Da Nang city. The distance is not too far, so you have various transportation options such as cars, taxis, motorbikes, tourist buses, or regular buses to get there.

If you plan to travel independently using your own vehicle, you can consider the following routes to reach the Japanese Bridge:

  • First Route: From the city center, head towards Vo Van Kiet Street, Truong Sa Street, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Lac Long Quan Street, and finally to Hoi An City.
  • Second Route: From Vo Chi Cong Street, take Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Lac Long Quan Street, and reach Hoi An City.
  • Third Route: From the Hue intersection, follow the signs towards Quang Nam, Vinh Dien, then turn left onto Huynh Thuc Khang Street, leading you straight into the ancient town.

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Information about the operating hours and ticket prices for the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.

Opening Hours of the Japanese Bridge.

Opening hours: In the morning from 9 AM to 11 AM, and in the afternoon from 3 PM to 10 PM. During these hours, the Japanese Bridge is open for visitors to offer incense and offerings, seeking blessings and success. However, there are no specific restrictions on visiting and taking photos outside of these hours.

Ticket Price for Visiting the Japanese Bridge.

If you wish to visit historic houses, assembly halls, museums, etc., in the ancient town, you are required to purchase a ticket priced at 80,000 VND per person. However, for the Japanese Bridge, there is no entrance fee. This site is located outside the designated heritage area of the ancient town and is free to visit.

See More: Ticket price list to visit Hoi An ancient town updated to the latest 2023

The Best Time to Visit the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An?

According to the experience of DanangPrivateCar.com’s, you should research and choose the appropriate time to check-in at the Japanese Bridge. Most tourists come here to admire its architecture and take Instagram-worthy photos.

Typically, the period from March to August is considered the “golden time.” During this time, the weather is clear, the sun shines brightly, and the scenery is incredibly beautiful. It’s suitable for sightseeing, exploration, and combining with a visit to the beach. However, be aware that the weather can be quite hot and uncomfortable, especially in June and July. It’s advisable to visit around 9 AM in the morning or between 2 PM and 3 PM in the afternoon when there is less crowding.

The most suitable time for sightseeing and exploration is during the dry season when the weather is sunny and pleasant.

In addition, January and the early part of February are also decent choices. It’s best to avoid the late months of the year because that’s when Hoi An experiences the flood season.

REFERENCE: When is the best time to visit Hoi An, even better than the locals?

What Makes Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge Unique and Attractive to Tourists?

In addition to the fact that it’s a temple, but not dedicated to Buddha, the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An has many other unique aspects worth exploring.

The Temple with Distinctive Japanese Architecture.

The reason it’s called the Japanese Bridge is due to its distinctive Japanese architectural style. The temple is constructed from wood on stone pillars, with dimensions of approximately 18 meters in length and 3 meters in width. Its roof is adorned with Yin and Yang tiles, and above the main entrance hangs a large sign inscribed with three Chinese characters: “Lai – Vien – Kieu.”

Architectural Features with Strong Japanese Style

Both the temple and the bridge are made of wood, intricately carved and painted in eye-catching colors, facing the riverbank. At the temple’s gate, one side features a statue of a monkey, and the other side features a statue of a dog. When viewed from a distance, the Japanese Bridge appears graceful like a rainbow, blending ancient charm with a touch of modernity.

Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge – A Place of Cultural Confluence.

Historically, Hoi An was a bustling trading port, a meeting place for merchants from various countries around the world. Therefore, it’s easy to understand why this place boasts a unique blend of cultures.

The Japanese Bridge is indeed evidence of a period of architectural exchange between Vietnam, Japan, and China.

Apart from assembly halls and ancient houses with distinct Chinese and French influences, the Japanese Bridge stands as evidence of architectural exchange between Vietnam, Japan, and China. This is evident through its delicate lines and distinctly East Asian design.

The Japanese Bridge Featured on Vietnamese Currency.

It’s not a coincidence that the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An was chosen to be featured on the 20,000 Vietnamese dong banknote. The polymer banknote, with one side featuring an image of the Japanese Bridge, was issued in 2006 and is still in circulation today.

The image of the Japanese Bridge appears on Vietnamese currency notes.

This reflects the immense significance and value of this temple, both spiritually and in practical terms.

The Japanese Bridge Integral to the Lives of the Ancient Town’s Residents.

The bridge is not just evidence of historical events and Hoi An’s trading history but is also an integral part of the lives of the town’s residents. It plays a role in regulating traffic and facilitating transportation within the ancient town.

Furthermore, this location is also chosen as a place for religious activities related to water protection and mythical water creatures.

A Vintage and Unique Check-In Spot for the Youth.

As a historically significant bridge with unique architecture that bears the imprint of time, the Japanese Bridge has become a must-visit destination for tourists in Hoi An.

Here, you can freely choose your attire, whether it’s a gentle, stylish, or bold and unique style, and strike poses for photos that turn out beautifully.

Just prepare yourself beautifully, and you’ll have a lovely picture.

SEE MORE: Hoi An Lantern Street | The most dazzling check-in point in the ancient town.

Hotels and Restaurants near the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.

Restaurants and Eateries near the Japanese Bridge.

When you visit Hoi An and explore the Japanese Bridge and other tourist spots, be sure to try some of the local specialties. Since Hoi An’s ancient town is at the center, you’ll find numerous restaurants and eateries offering dishes like “mi quang” (turmeric noodles), “cao lau” (Hoi An’s signature noodle dish), white rose dumplings, bao buns, grilled meat and rice paper rolls, “banh beo” (water fern cake), corn pudding, and assorted sweet soups.

Here are some renowned dining places shared by DanangPrivateCar.com:

  • Van Loc Restaurant: 27 Tran Phu, Minh An, Hoi An.
  • Hong Phuc Restaurant: 43 – 45 Tran Hung Dao, Minh An, Hoi An.
  • Faifo Xua Restaurant: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh An, Hoi An.
  • Vinh Hung Restaurant: 1 Chau Thuong Van, Minh An, Hoi An.

Additionally, if you’re out and about in the afternoon and evening, you’ll find street vendors in the vicinity of the Japanese Bridge. They offer a variety of dishes with simple plastic tables and chairs. The food is delicious, and the prices are often more budget-friendly compared to restaurants.

Hotels near the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An for Accommodation.

Choosing accommodation near the center of the ancient town can be a bit challenging, not because there’s a shortage of options, but because there are so many beautiful hotels and homestays that it can be overwhelming to decide. To make your choice, consider your purpose, preferences, and budget. Here are some recommendations:

  • River Suites Hoi An Hotel: 4 Nguyen Du, Minh An, Hoi An.
  • Volar de Faifo Villa: 132 Ngo Quyen, Minh An, Hoi An.
  • Silkotel Hoi An: 14 Hung Vuong, Cam Pho, Hoi An.
  • Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa: 12 Nguyen Du Minh An, Hoi An.
  • The View Homestay Hoi An: 28/6 Tran Hung Dao, Son Phong, Hoi An.

Based on experience, if your goal leans more toward relaxation than exploration, consider selecting hotels or homestays a bit farther from the town center. You could choose places near An Bang Beach, Cua Dai Beach, or close to Tra Que Vegetable Village, for instance.

However, if you prefer convenience for sightseeing and getting around, staying near the town center is a good option. Just keep in mind that central accommodations can be quite pricey, and most rooms have a classic, timeless charm that matches the beauty of the ancient town.

Other Temples to Visit Besides the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An.

If you enjoy exploring spiritual destinations, apart from the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An boasts many other equally enticing temples.

Ong Temple.

  • Address: 24 Tran Phu, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An.

Ong Temple was constructed in the early 17th century and is over 400 years old to date. Not only does it feature unique architecture, but it also preserves the long-standing traditional cultural values of the ancient town.

Ong Pagoda is located on Tran Phu Street near the center of the ancient town.

Currently, Ong Temple houses precious ancient artifacts and stone steles, poems, and folk parables. The temple hosts various festivals each year, such as the New Year’s Day festival, Ong Temple festival, and Quan Hien Thanh Temple festival, attracting a large number of tourists.

Ba Mu Temple.

  • Address: 675A Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An.

Nestled within the ancient town, with intricately carved walls and a serene lake reflecting the deep blue sky, Ba Mu Temple in Hoi An has become a hot spot for young people seeking Instagram-worthy photos.

Ba Mu Pagoda has emerged as a trendy check-in spot.

This is also one of the famous historical sites in addition to the Japanese Bridge. The temple plays an important role in the spiritual life of the local people.

Phap Bao Temple.

  • Address: Phan Chu Trinh Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

During your journey through the ancient town of Hoi An, don’t miss Phap Bao Temple – the largest temple in this area.

Phap Bao Temple impresses visitors with its long-standing historical values, unique architectural style, and solemn decoration. It provides a nostalgic and profoundly traditional atmosphere. While it may not be an ideal place for taking selfies, you will feel a sense of tranquility and inner peace as you contemplate the temple’s surroundings.

What to Keep in Mind When Visiting Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge?

As a famous tourist destination, almost everyone who comes to Hoi An pays a visit to the Japanese Bridge. Therefore, it’s always crowded here. To have an enjoyable visit and capture beautiful photos, keep these things in mind:

  • First: Even though the Japanese Bridge doesn’t worship Buddha but rather deities, when visiting, you should dress modestly and avoid overly revealing clothing. Also, remember to speak quietly and avoid loud laughter to maintain the solemn atmosphere and not disturb others.
  • Second: If you’re a history enthusiast, enjoy learning about culture, and want to know more about Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge, consider hiring a tour guide to hear fascinating stories about it. Otherwise, you can join a Hoi An tour with a tour guide who will provide explanations.
  • Third: The Japanese Bridge is located in the central area, and besides sightseeing, you can also participate in various street games and performances that take place from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM daily.
  • Fourth: This place is a prime spot for taking photos. If you want beautiful pictures, prepare lovely outfits and don’t forget to bring a good camera.
  • Fifth: Next to the Japanese Bridge, there are many small drink stalls with simple plastic tables and chairs. After exploring and taking photos to your heart’s content, you can drop by here, order a drink, and enjoy the view of the Japanese Bridge and the bustling crowd passing by.

Having endured centuries of history and numerous changes, Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge still stands proudly, bearing witness to the passage of time. Its presence adds to the ancient charm of the Old Town. So, when people visit the Old Town, they seek out and visit this iconic bridge to admire and experience it.