What should I do or where should I go in the evening in Da Nang?
“What should I do or where should I go in the evening in Da Nang?” is a question that many readers ask when traveling to Da Nang on their own. In this article, I will share in detail what you should do and where to go in Da Nang in the evening. I hope it will be useful for you.
What to do and where to go in the evening in Da Nang? Suggestions for the hottest places right now.
Visiting the most beautiful bridges in Da Nang.
Certainly, this is something you cannot miss when traveling to Da Nang, an experience that couldn’t be better. Da Nang is a city famous for many beautiful bridges spanning the poetic Han River, even setting a record for owning the most bridges in Vietnam. There are a total of 6 bridges spanning the Han River, but only 4 of them are used for tourism, including Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, and Tran Thi Ly Bridge.
During the day, the bridges serve patiently for the passage of people, but at night, they “transform” into soulful images. For example, Dragon Bridge symbolizes a golden dragon reaching out to the sea, while Tran Thi Ly Bridge “plays the role” of a sailboat with its sails stretched out. It seems difficult to choose the most beautiful bridge as everyone’s perspective is different. In the evening, the bridges light up, making it the best time to admire their beauty and brilliance.
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Watching Dragon Bridge’s fire-breathing show on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you travel to Da Nang and haven’t seen the Dragon Bridge spitting fire, then you haven’t fully discovered the beauty of this coastal city. This is a new activity that has emerged since the inauguration of the Dragon Bridge, the new symbol of Da Nang. Every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 PM, the Da Nang government performs a spectacular “fire and water” show for people to come and watch. Based on experience, it’s recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to choose an ideal spot to witness the impressive fire-breathing dragon show.
Having a date with your crush at the Love Bridge.
I’ve placed the Love Bridge in a separate category because it’s a completely different bridge from the others and carries a very different meaning, as it’s a bridge symbolizing love. In fact, the Love Bridge is not like any other bridge. It’s just a small bridge spanning a short distance across the Han River without another side.
The Love Bridge is located right below the head of the Dragon Bridge, so you can take advantage of coming here at night and then wait for the moment when the Dragon Bridge spits fire. True to its name, you will see love coming from countless heart-shaped lanterns, from tightly-held hands of couples, from heart-shaped locks engraved with the names of couples… It’s such a beautiful and romantic place, so why hesitate?
Cruising on Han River.
Cruising on Han River is an extremely enjoyable experience that you should try when visiting Da Nang. The ticket price for a Han River cruise in Da Nang is only 100,000 VND/person, and you will have about 1 hour to sit on the boat, run along the Han River, enjoy the cool breeze, and admire the bridges from different angles than when riding a motorbike on the bridge. The cruise departs at 18:10 – 19:10 – 20:10 – 21:10, taking tourists through the 4 most beautiful bridges in Da Nang such as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, etc.
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Drinking coffee and admiring Da Nang city at night.
This is also a must-do when traveling to Da Nang. You should choose to drink coffee or visit a bar at some high-rise buildings such as Alacart, Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Novotel… Of course, the drink prices here are not low, about 100k for a cup of coffee, but with such a location and view, it is reasonable. Or simply sitting in cafes along the Han River such as Tran Hung Dao, Bach Dang is also very interesting. It’s so cool and you can admire the streets, Han River, and the sparkling bridges at night, what’s better than that, right?
Some affordable cafes along Han River you can refer to:
- Time coffee at 509 Tran Hung Dao
- Namu Namu Da Nang: 180 Bach Dang
- Cafe Green Plaza: 238 Bach Dang
Enjoying at Asia Park.
Surely when walking on the bridges, you will see towards the south a very large circular Ferris wheel with all colors, that is the Sun Wheel Ferris wheel located in the area of Asia Park. And of course, experiencing sitting on that Ferris wheel at night, admiring the entire city of Da Nang at night is something that will make you very excited. In addition, you can also play games with various levels of difficulty from gentle to adventurous here, or capture super beautiful photos with lanterns of various shapes and colors…
NOTE: If you go at night and only want to ride the Sun Wheel Ferris wheel, you should only buy the Basic ticket for 170k. The price of the Asia Park ticket includes the entrance ticket, basic games in Asia Park, including the Ferris wheel ride. But if you want to play more adventurous games, you have to buy the full ticket, they do not sell separate game tickets here. Asia Park is open from 3pm to 10pm, so remember to go as early as possible.
Swinging at Sky36 – the most vibrant night entertainment area in Da Nang.
Located on the top floor of the Novotel hotel, the 36th floor built by Sun Group has become one of the most lively entertainment spots in Da Nang at night. Surely, when you step up to Sky36, you will be amazed by the modern view of Da Nang city in front of the bar, with the distant and majestic scenery of Son Tra peninsula and My Khe beach.
That’s just the beginning, the modern sound and light system of Sky36 will make you overwhelmed. With all 3 areas including outdoor bar, bed sofa, and vip lounge inside with a total area of up to 2,000m2, accommodating up to 600 guests, it brings a luxurious and modern entertainment space. An ideal location for appointments with friends, dating with your partner or simply relaxing after a stressful working day. With this suggestion, everyone surely knows what to do and where to go at night in Da Nang.
Taking a stroll in East Sea Park.
At night, Da Nang is not just an attractive Asian park, with lively bars and bustling restaurants, but also has moments of unexpected peace. If you only look for the surface attractions, you might overlook these small details, but they can truly be quite interesting. In the evening, with the cool breeze and clear moon, taking a stroll in East Sea Park, right by Pham Van Dong beach, can be even more romantic and poetic.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this place is its vast open space, perfect for sitting and enjoying the breeze. A short walk takes you to the beach, a stretch of sand that surprises with its length, longer than any other beach in Da Nang. This is probably why My Khe Beach is among the most attractive beaches on the planet.
Roaming around Da Nang’s night markets.
If Saigon is famous for its historic markets selling fashion items, Da Nang’s night markets are known for entertainment, fun, and food. Almost all tourists enjoy going to the night markets in Da Nang because it is simply a paradise for shopping and culinary delights. Son Tra Night Market, Hoa Khanh Night Market, Le Duan Night Market, and Helio Night Market are some of the places you can visit. The most famous and beautiful location is the newly opened Son Tra Night Market, or Helio Night Market, while for clothes shopping, Le Duan Night Market or Hoa Khanh Night Market are the best options.
Watching Dragon Bridge breathe fire.
If you visit Da Nang without seeing Dragon Bridge breathe fire, you won’t have fully experienced the beauty of this seaside city. This is a new activity that started with the inauguration of Dragon Bridge, Da Nang’s new symbol.
Every Saturday and Sunday at exactly 9 p.m., the authorities in Da Nang will perform a unique “fire and water” show for people to watch. Based on experience, it’s best to arrive 15 minutes early to get the ideal spot to watch this impressive dragon breathing fire.
View the Han River Bridge.
Although the bridge has been built for quite some time, the Han River Bridge still holds a certain position in the hearts of tourists. While other bridges such as Dragon Bridge and Tran Thi Ly Bridge appear with colorful and dazzling images, Han River Bridge is known as a rotating bridge.
At around 11 pm, this bridge will slowly rotate 90 degrees, revealing two gaps for boats to pass through, then the rotating axis will be reassembled for traffic to return. Although not as sparkling as other bridges, it is the rotating design that creates a unique attraction for this memorial bridge.
An evening in Da Nang combined with a visit to Hoi An’s ancient town.
About 30km from Da Nang is the ancient town, you can choose to take the Vo Nguyen Giap coastal road or Le Van Hien road, just run straight to the old town. If talking about Hoi An, everyone knows it as a city with an ancient, peaceful appearance.
If you are afraid to return at night, you can book a private car from Da Nang to Hoi An with our experienced driver team, we will pick you up anywhere in Da Nang, with danangprivatecar.com you will have the safest trip.
What to do and where to go in Da Nang at night? Suggestions for must-try dishes.
Da Nang is famous for many local specialties, so if you still don’t know what to do and where to go at night in Da Nang, eating out is still the best option, right? During the day, you can only find dishes such as Quang noodles, bun mam, bun cha ca, bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo, but the night cuisine is a paradise. Many tourists feel confused when they come to Da Nang because they do not know what dishes to try and which ones to skip due to the limited time, and there are just too many delicious dishes to choose from.
Quang Noodles Ba Mua, bun mam Ba Van, Da Nang Rice Paper Pork Rolls (Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo) are definitely the dishes you should try first. Then, when your stomach is quite full, the most reasonable option is still the street food, and in Da Nang, you will have hundreds of different choices. Snail sucking, stirred clam with flat rice, Che Lien, field noodle soup, Ba Hoa sandwich cake, Ba Duong pancake. However, when you come to Da Nang, there is no reason to refuse fresh seafood dishes, as the menu is diverse for you to choose from.
What to do and where to go at night in Da Nang? Tips for you.
Transportation In Da Nang
Regarding transportation in Da Nang at night, if you plan to visit only 1-2 places such as Asia Park or cafes, you can take a taxi for convenience, and then take a taxi back when finished. However, there are many other places you must visit in Da Nang, so the most reasonable option is to rent a motorbike in Da Nang.
You can contact a rental place and rent a bike for a day (24 hours), go to Son Tra peninsula in the morning, Hoi An in the afternoon, and then return to Da Nang to stroll around the night market at night. Self-driving a motorbike in Da Nang is also very reasonable, you can save a considerable amount of money by going to different places. In total, renting for a day only costs about 120,000 VND and you can go to countless places.
If you prefer to rent a car for safety reasons, we also provide private car rental services with a driver in Da Nang.
On evening attire
With the cool weather in Da Nang at night, it’s ideal for strolling around. To easily move around or take some nice photos, you just need to choose clothes made of breathable fabric. For women, a knee-length dress paired with a t-shirt and denim shorts would be suitable. For men, a simple oversized t-shirt paired with jeans and sneakers would be great.
On evening activities
Da Nang is gradually becoming a nightlife city, so you can enjoy yourself throughout the night without worrying about time. Some places like Helio, Sky36, Son Tra night market, or street food areas are open until midnight, while restaurants usually close around 11pm. However, to visit as many places and try as much delicious food as possible, it’s best to start early at around 5-6pm when Da Nang starts to get lively.
Some notes when going out at night in Da Nang
Da Nang is a safe city, so whether it’s daytime or nighttime, there’s nothing to worry about. However, to have a memorable night in Da Nang, it’s important to take note of the following:
- When moving to crowded places like night markets, restaurants, beaches, or amusement areas, be mindful of your belongings and avoid losing them.
- Before heading out, check the map to save time. Some streets in Da Nang like Bach Dang, Tran Phu, and Phan Chau Trinh are one-way, so it’s difficult to find your way out if you accidentally enter. Therefore, it’s best to use Google Maps to navigate the city.
With these suggestions, you should have some ideas on what to do and where to go during an evening in Da Nang. I hope they were useful, and thank you for reading my article. Have a fun and fulfilling trip to Da Nang!