Danang

Telephone code : (84. 511)
Area : 11,985 km2
Population : 2,046,600

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, a rich legacy of traditional music and the remains of the once-mighty Cham empire.

CHAM MUSEUM

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.

PAGODA

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.

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