6 reasons to eat like a fat king, get lost in mind-blowing nature, and party like a renegade.
Tucked away from Hanoi’s cultural kaleidoscopes and Dalat’s breathtaking nature is Danag – a culinary paradise that also harbors rich layers of history. It is a city that anybody who loves nature and food should visit. Located in Central Vietnam – which is also home to the gorgeous Douc Langurs – Danang offers all of the above and more. If you were wondering what to do in Danang, we present seven of the city’s most popular attractions below.
For Ocean Serenity: My Khe Beach
Khe is literally what every poster for a beach resort looks like. This is no surprise, given that the Vietnamese consider it their most picturesque beach. 20 miles of pearly white sand, high-end resorts and restaurants, and an endless avenue of spas complement the sapphire ocean. A plethora of alleyways and historic sites are also in the nearby vicinity.
Given the incredible length of the beach, you will not have a hard time finding your own spot to just lie down and sunbathe. The water is a little strong – making it excellent for surfing. If you want a really magical experience, come here at night and sip cocktails while taking in the smells and music of the ocean.
For Culinary Connoisseurs: Fatfish Fusion
If Danang is a changing city, then Fatfish is leading its culinary revolution. This stylish joint serves Asian fusion, wood-smoked barbecue, pizza, and craft beer. It gives Saigon’s prime eateries a serious run for their money. If you book before 9 pm on weekends, you can get a front row seat for viewing the Dragon Bridge’s fiery party trick. All dishes are fresh and made in-house.
For Nature Galore: The Marble Mountains
Five marble mountains topped with pagodas. When the sun glistens behind them, they are absolutely stunning. Each mountain is named after a different element: Tho Son (Earth), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal or Gold) and Thuy Son (Water). You will find villages at the bottom each mountain; the residents specialize in marble sculpture. The sunset views from the peaks are absolutely breathtaking.
For Culture & Enlightenment: Lady Buddha
She’s gorgeous, and she’s the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam. Located 14 kilometers from Danang City Center, she’s 67 meters high and 35 meters wide. She stands calmly facing the sea, and you’ll be able to catch her figure from almost any part of Danang. A bike ride up to her pagoda yields an incredible view of the city.
If you really want to be blown away, walk as closely to her as you can so you are directly beneath her. Then look up, and you will be filled with awe at the sheer scale of the statue. Remember she is taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York. Above is a video from the guys over at Lust For Lyfe that captures a panoramic view of the Lady Buddha.
For Sky-High Parties: Sky36 Club Danag
Perched on the roof the Novotel Danag City Center, Sky36 brings together affluent travelers and local glitterati. Three floors high, this swanky joint is an ideal escape for rhythm and cocktails. It boasts neon-lit fixtures, state-of-the-art audio visual systems and outdoor bars. Sip chilled cocktails as you enjoy a panoramic view of Danang. You can get here by taxi in 15 minutes from the airport.
For Rage Seekers: New Phuong Dong Nightclub
Live music, an electric dance floor, and a prime location at the city’s heart make Phuong Dong Danag’s premiere nightclub. Treat your ears to EDM, disco, jazz, and funk. You will find a deep cocktail selection complemented by incredible service. They won’t even let you pour your own drinks here – because they do it all for you. You can book tables easily through your hotel reception.
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