The best city in Vietnam, Danang


The best city in Vietnam, Danang


The coastal city of Danang is the 3rd largest city in Vietnam. Located at the center of Vietnam, Danang is known for her sandy beaches & rich historical significance as a French colonial port. Not only has Danang been voted as one of the best places for foreigners to live, but also due to the centrality of the city, Danang is a perfect destination from which to explore the rest of Vietnam. Located within driving distance from the scenic Hải Van Pass, Marble Mountains, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue City and Ba Na Hills with hidden villages, beaches and treasures along the way.

Area:                           1,285 km²

Population:                  1.047 million (2015)

Area code:                   511

Number of airports:     1


Fast & Fun Facts:

  1. Danang was ranked in 2018 as one of the top 10 best places for foreigners to live in the world, according to the international tourism magazine Live and Invest Overseas (LIO). Danang was listed as the only Vietnamese destination on the list.

  1. Danang ranked 5th highest in booking surges (of up to 225%) on AirBnB.

  2. Free wifi all over Danang city!

  3. Danang’s former name was Tourane (tōōrăn´, –rän´).

  4. Danang has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons: a typhoon & wet season lasting from September through March and a dry season lasting from April through August. Climate is mostly hot and humid. The temperature ranges from 19°C to 35°C over the course of a year.

  1. The airport was known as “Da Nang Air Base” during the Vietnam War, during which time it was described as the world's busiest airport. During the month of May 1968, the base reached an average of 2,595 air traffic operations daily, more than any airport in the world.

  2. The Hải Vân Tunnel is the longest tunnel in south-east Asia at 6.28 km, allowing motorists to save between 30 minutes and an hour on traveling time and making transit through the twisting mountain road safer.

  3. Women makeup 50.7% of Danang's population (according to a 2011 census).

Historically, Danang's main marketplace has been the Hàn Market (Chợ Hàn), located downtown near the western bank of the Hàn River, between Tran Phu and Bach Dang stree.


  1. The Dragon bridge spits fire & flames every weekend night at 9pm.

  2. The Ba Na Hills Cable Car holds several Guinness World Records, including the longest gap, heaviest cable and the greatest change in elevation. With a 5 km-long cable car system which carries guests up to Ba Na's peak at 1487m above sea level.


  1. Vietnam’s ‘Golden Bridge’ is one of the most breathtaking structures in the world, where a pair of hands are lifting the bridge into the heavens. Also located in Ba Na Hills.


  1. Hoi An is one of the most charming towns in Asia, where over 100 festivals are held every year. Hoi An also has one of southeast Asia’s best beaches.


Hue City was the last capital city of the Vietnamese feudal systems between 1802 & 1945 and the official residence of royal families. The Hue Folklore Festival is held once in two years, it is one of the largest cultural events in Vietnam. Architecture of the imperial city of Hue is one of the highlights of the application of feng shui principles into construction in Vietnam. ​