Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. The main reason to visit is to explore the well-known My Khe Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village. Lang Co Beach is lined with palm trees, the water is crystal-clear lapping onto white sand. There are plenty of water activities to enjoy from swimming, snorkelling, water-skiing and diving. There are many places to visit including Cao Dai Temple, Da Nang Cathedral and My Son. Good bargains can be found in the shops and sample authentic Vietnamese food at Da Nang’s local markets. There is lots of seafood, fresh vegetables and beachfront cafes. A day trip to UNESCO-listed Hoi An is a must. You’re spoilt for choice for sightseeing in Da Nang.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Da Nang (DAD)
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When to visit
Da Nang weather has a tropical monsoon climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year. A popular holiday destination among travellers, Da Nang has beautiful beaches such as My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. The best time to visit is during the dry season, between April and August with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 34°C. The wet season is from September to March, though a good time to visit the many museums and Golden Bridge in Da Nang.
What is the main airport called?
Da Nang International Airport (DAD). It is located in Da Nang, the largest city in central Vietnam. The airport is located 2 km from the city centre, approximately a 10 minute drive to the city centre.
Arriving in Da Nang
The staff at Da Nang Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Da Nang from Da Nang Airport
With a range of transport options available at Da Nang Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, car rental, airport transfer, ride-share or bus. Da Nang Airport is 2.5km to the city centre. Taxis are available on the arrivals area and be sure to confirm with the driver to have the metre on. It's possible to book a private transfer or organise through your hotel for an airport shuttle. Grab is the Vietnamese version of Uber making it very easy to get to the city. Just book a car through the Grab app. There is a public bus from the airport, about a 5 minute walk to the bus stop which a cheap option, though not highly recommended.
Getting around Da Nang
There are plenty of convenient ways to get around Da Nang, whether it’s by taxi, ride-share, buses, motorcycle taxi, private cars or walking. The best way to get around is using Grab, the Vietnamese version of Uber. They are cheap and can be booked through the app. Grab Bike is another option where you sit on the back of a motorcycle instead of a car. Taxis are available everywhere in Da Nang, near hotels, tourist attractions and shopping malls. All taxis are fitted with metres so be sure to have it turned on. Motorcycle taxi is another good way to get around, where you hop on the back of a bike and it's cheaper than a regular taxi. You can easily find several parked at the tourist-friendly Bach Dang and Tran Phu Street as well as popular attractions such as My Khe Beach and Marble Mountains. Renting a bicycle is a good option, walking is easy or you can join a tour.
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