Telephone code: (84-511)
Area: 11,985 km2
Founded in 1888, the city is one of the country's major ports
for central Vietnam. Its tropical climate has two clear
seasons, rainy and dry, with an average temperature of about
28 degrees. The area is home to a variety of rate animal and
plant species. Danang is also know for its ancient Sa Huynh
(yellow Sand) culture,
Non Nuoc Beach
a rich legacy of traditional music and the
remains of the once-mighty Cham empire.
It was built in 1915 according to ancient motif of Champa
architecture. The museum houses nearly 300 stone and terracotta
sculptures from the era of the opulent Cham kingdom, dating from
the 7th to 15th centuries.
An important group of pagodas including Pho Da, Tam Bao, Phap Lam,
Tam Thai and Linh Ung illustrate Vietnam's changing architecture.
Hai Van Pass
This 496m peak, which crows Vietnam's great natural barrier
between north and south. Once on the Pass, you have the sensation
of being in paradise with clouds floating around, Hai Van Pass has
been a source of inspiration for scholars and poets.
Ngu Hanh Son
In the early 19th century, Gia Long King-Founder of Nguyen
Dynasty, named the five mountains according to each of the five
elements of nature: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
Non Nuoc Beach
5 km of white sand and clear green water at the foot of Ngu Hanh
Son Mountains. This fine sandy beach receives a large number of
sun hours all year round making this destination suitable for
bathing all seasons.
Telephone code: (84-510)
Area: 11,043 km2
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of the
major trading centres in Southeast Asia between the 16th and
17th centuries, when it was home to thriving population of
Japanese and Chinese merchants.
Non Nuoc Beach
This mixed cultural heritage can be seen today
in the town's architecture, with the famous Japanese covered
bridge and all the houses were made by wood and were decorated
with horizontal lacquered boards and vertical parallel panels
engraved in the medieval Chinese style, pillars were caved with
ornamented designs. 1999 Unesco named the town as one of Vietnam's
four World Heritages sites.
Japanese Covered Bridge.
Also known as the Pagoda Bridge, was built in 1593 by the town's
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall
Also called Kim Son Pagoda, was built in 1697 by Chinese Phuc Kien
merchants at Hoian. Having been used for worship as well as for
meetings of the Chinese from Phuc Kien province.
Quan Cong Temple
This Temple is dedicated to Quan Cong, a Chinese general.
Tan Ky House
This old house was constructed almost two century ago as the house
of a Vietnam merchant. The design of Tan Ky House shows how local
architecture followed Japanese and Chinese influences.
Chien Dan Tower
55km from Hoi An, Built in 11th century in honour of the Champa's
Tra Kieu Citadel
Also called Citadel of the Lion. According to Thuy Kinh Chu (15th
century), the system of outer walls, moats and bastions was built
with Chinese martial techniques.
My Son Holy Land is a valley. Several temples, among which the
biggest in the Champa Kingdom and more than70 constructions made
of bricks and stone were built between the 7th and the 13th
century in accordance with different architectural styles, showing
how talented Champa artists were. The main temples are devoted to
the protector of the Champa Kings. My Son was recognized as a
world heritage site in 1999.