Referring to the tourist destinations in the Central region that are most loved by backpackers, the name of Van Village in Da Nang cannot be ignored. This unique village brings in its wild beauty and many interesting things. Although not a “big trumpet, big firecracker”, Van Village still attracts a large number of young people coming to explore..
Introduction to Van Village Da Nang
Van village in Da Nang, also known as Cui village, is a small village located right at the foot of Hai Van pass. In the 80s, the village was home to people with leprosy. The evil disease has caused them to be avoided by society, chased here to hide. Later, when they recovered from the disease, they returned to the community and Van village was abandoned since then.
The village is completely isolated from the outside. The scenery here is a harmony between the wild features of nature and the remnants of human life. This peaceful, wild beauty full of charm will make every visitor admire.
How to get to Van Village
Only about 30km from the center of Da Nang city, however, the road to Van village is not easy. To go to this holy place, you can move in two ways:
Traveling by water
This is the simplest, fastest way without too much effort. You just need to move to Nguyen Tat Thanh beach, then rent a boat to go to Van village. About 30 minutes on the boat, you will enjoy the view of the sea and the cool breeze.
- Note that if you are seasick, remember to take your medicine before you go.
Traveling by road
- Going down from the mountain
After moving to Hai Van pass, you continue to move up the pass about 2-3km and then find a place to park your car. Parking fee from 20,000 – 30,000 VND / vehicle (Overnight keeping). Then walk the trail for about 1km to get there.
Because of the rugged and difficult terrain, this way is only suitable for those with good physical strength, experience and passion for experience. The journey will be quite tiring and exhausting, so remember to bring water.
- Going through the tunnel:
This is the road to Van village in Da Nang that is chosen by many people. However, it is quite risky and requires high care. When arriving at the foot of Hai Van pass, people find a parking space and then move to the train tunnel 14. The 1km long tunnel is very deep and dark, so remember to bring a flashlight.
Because deep in the tunnel can’t hear the siren. It should be noted that you must go close to the wall to prevent the train from passing suddenly. After exiting the tunnel, you continue to go another 3km of rail and another 500m of mountain road to reach Van village.
When should you go to explore Van Village in Da Nang?
The best time to explore Van village in Da Nang is from March to September every year. This is the time when the weather is very nice, sunny, little rain, cool wind, etc. Avoid going in the months of October, November and December, because these months in the Central region will have a lot of storms and thunderstorms.
In addition, for those who choose to travel by road, they should go early in the morning. Because the road is already difficult to go, plus the hot sun, it is easy to lose strength and heatstroke. If you go in the morning, the weather will be cooler.
What is interesting about Van Village in Da Nang?
Admire the wild and idyllic beauty of Van village
Lying quietly at the foot of Hai Van Pass, the beauty of this village still attracts many visitors to come here. The landscape of Van village is still pristine, without the care and modern services of humans.
So when you come here, you will be completely isolated from the busy, bustling world out there. Worries and worries seem to disappear, replaced by moments of relaxation and peace.
There is nothing more wonderful than walking on the white sand, listening to the sound of the waves, and watching the green grass in sight. Especially the romantic scene when sitting together watching the sunset on the beach. The peace and lightness of this place makes anyone who comes here nostalgic forever.
Swimming in the sea, canoeing
The sea of Van village in Da Nang is not only beautiful but also very clear. You will be spoiled for immersion in the cool blue water. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy wonderful moments of relaxation.
Not only that, at the village’s beaches, you can also rent canoes to explore the seascape. The canoe glides quickly across the water, taking you from one emotional level to another. It will definitely be an interesting experience for the journey to explore this special village.
In Van village you can camp in the following 3 areas:
- Coconut Beach
If you do not want to go too far, the coconut beach is the ideal place to set up a tent. Although it has a narrow coastline, it has an excellent sea view. There is also a rocky beach and many trees, convenient for setting up camp and collecting firewood.
However, the coconut beach is the starting point of Van village, so there will be a lot of people here. Therefore, it will not be private and comfortable.
- Main beach
Going through Dua beach is to the main beach. This beach has the largest area of the 3 beaches. The camping location is near the civil defense station, so it is also safer. This is also the most beautiful place to watch the sunset in Van village. At the end of the main beach is the nose of Isabella, you can go to the nearby cliff to catch crabs and snails.
- Xoan Beach
This is the beach with the best view in Van village. This beach is isolated from the rest of the area, so it is very private and quiet. To get to the oval beach, you have to pass a relatively difficult hilly road. However, the beauty of this place certainly won’t make you go in vain.
What to eat at Van Village Da Nang
Because Van village in Da Nang is a place with absolutely no services. So to have interesting meals at sea, you must prepare in advance to bring. You can prepare according to the following suggestions:
- Barbecue: seafood, pork, beef, chicken, corn, potatoes,…
- Dry food: sandwiches, instant noodles, snacks.
- Beverages: Filtered water for drinking and water for cooking. You can bring some soft drinks and beer to make the trip more lively and fun.
In addition, in Van village, you can also pick fresh coconuts at the coconut beach, catch crabs and snails at the main beach and the oval beach. The ingredients are obtained by yourself, will definitely make your meal more interesting.
Where to go to Van Village?
Besides setting up a tent, camping overnight in Van village, those who choose to go back during the day can also refer to the following places to stay:
Mikazuki Japanese Resort & Spa
- Address: Nguyen Tat Thanh, Lien Chieu, Da Nang
- Phone: 0236 3774 555
- Reference price: From 800,000 VND/room
Hoang Lan Villa Da Nang
- Address: Suoi Luong KDL, Hoa Hiep Bac, Linh Chieu, Da Nang
- Phone: 090 571 5455
- Reference price: From 500,000 VND/room
Aroya Hotel Da Nang
- Address: 94 3/2 street, Hai Chau, Da Nang
- Phone: 0236 3552 388
- Reference price: From 270,000 VND/room
Notes when traveling to discover Van Village
- Bring all your identification documents. In particular, you must have an ID card or ID card to work temporarily in the village.
- It is recommended to camp near the border post (main beach) to ensure safety.
- The sea in Van village is quite deep, so when the king plays in the sea, you should be careful not to swim too far.
- There are many poisonous plants around the village, so absolutely do not be curious to try them.
- Bring full personal belongings: clothes, bathing suit, toothpaste, brush, coat, hat, sunscreen, medicine, insect spray, etc.
- Prepare enough food, water, camping equipment and cooking utensils.
- Also remember to fully charge the batteries of electronic tools such as phones, cameras, power banks, flashlights, etc.
Without human hands, Van village still shines in its own way. Simple beauty, harmony between the scenery of the mountains and the sea. Van village brings visitors into the world without noise, without hurry. This place has only nature, people and wonderful moments of peace.