Da Nang is a busy port city in central Vietnam and, though often overlooked by tourists heading to better-known cities, is a deserving destination in its own right. Popular among G.I.’s during the Vietnam War for its beautiful beaches, the city has developed rapidly and is host to any and all types of hotels and restaurants. The most prominent attraction in the city is the Marble Mountain site, ... read more
comprised of rocky outcroppings dotted with ancient pagodas stretching above China Beach. The city is not known for many internal tourist attractions, but it serves perfectly as a budget-friendly base for day trips to many nearby locations, including multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Vietnamese food is unique and refreshing, and Da Nang has offerings across the board. Many unmarked food vendors dot the streets, but it is recommended to only eat at locations that actually have posted names, as these are inspected by the government. Wander along My Khe beach
or through the city center and pop into a local bar. You will be happy you did as you feast on traditional dishes and drink beer with embracing locals late into the night.