Da Nang is a coastal city with a 60-km long shoreline. With smooth and sandy beaches running across the coast, Da Nang beach is voted by Forbes (U.S.) to be 1 of 6 most beautiful beaches in the world.Not only blessed by countless beautiful sceneries, Da Nang is said to be ‘worth-living’ due to its refreshing and peaceful environment.
Used to lead the country in terms of economic advancement, Da Nang at the same time keeps its safety and security level under control, resolves states of homelessness and vagabonds, does away with drugs and reduces traffic jams to minimal degree.
– A recommended itinerary starts with a beautiful coastline ride toward Son Tra peninsula– A meeting place of heaven and earth’s sacred air and people’s heart. Just 9 km away from the city center, Linh Ung pagoda is now considered as the largest pagoda in Da Nang City in both scale and art of architecture.
The pagoda brings a contemporary style combined with inherent tradition of pagodas in Vietnam, with curved roof in dragon shape, the solid pillars surrounded by sophisticated sinuous dragons. By walking to the statue, you may get stunned by the 67m high spectacular statue.
Enjoy the view of the ocean, and the coastal stripe of Danang are the wonderful things that you can do here.
– Next stop : Han market, one of the oldest market in this “worth-living” city. Han Market opened during the French occupancy of Da Nang in the early 1940s and was named after the river Han that it ran parallel to; it was regarded by locals as the ‘rich market’, as most of its wares were either shipped or bought in by a French-constructed train system called the Tourane Marche,making it the place for wealthy classes to source more expensive imported goods. In 1989 the market was subjected to a massive renovation that added an extra storey, making it the biggest market in Da Nang and also apparently the cheapest.
– Leaving busy market,we are driving our way to the magical Marble Moutain, a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble in Da Nang. It’s also a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9 km South of Da Nang. The caves within the mountains hold many secrets including bullet holes from when troops used to spy on the US soldiers relaxing on My Khe Beach below and buildings standing within the caves and grottoes.
There are also Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship dotted across the mountains which are a much-visited spiritual site. You can even see a special circular cave here. It leads to the summit, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views.
– We escort you back to your hotel after having great time with us. Time to say good bye!
* Tour includes :
6 hours half day private guided tour in English (for other languages pls ask)
Modern Air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
Highlight of our stay in Hoi An so far
We had 2 outings organised by Ha yesterday. Firstly we went to Marble Mountain and Monkey Mountain guided by Ha. He has excellent English and it was a fun morning exploring the sights with him. In the evening he organised for a private driver to pick us up and drive us to Danang and take us to a dinner boat cruise on the river as we wanted to see the Dragon bridge breathe fire. Our driver even crossed the road with us (always a bit scary) and took us on to the boat to our table which was nice, and then he was there waiting for us to get off. I told Ha that we don’t eat seafood which the boat usually serve so he organised a different menu for us, and the food was really tasty and fresh. We wouldn’t have thought to go on a boat cruise, as we originally planned just to watch the dragon bridge from a nearby restaurant, but the boat really was a highlight of our trip and we’re so glad we asked Ha for his suggestions for planning our outings.
He also organised our pick up from Da Nang airport last week which was very well priced and less stressful than getting a taxi. We will be recommending Ha to everyone who visits Hoi An!more
Airport Transfer & Driver
I contacted Hoang Ha prior to arriving in Hoi An and organised return airport transfers…he ALWAYS messaged me back promptly and was most professional and friendly. Was waiting at the airport when we arrived and we felt safe. We also used his car services to do a shopping trip into Danang. He was always on time and very patient in waiting for us. I have also messaged him many times with lots of questions and he was only too happy to answer them even though the questions had nothing to do with his services eg: where can I buy fresh milk(haha only in Danang by the way, called dalat fresh milk in the cold section at big c shopping centre) I highly recommend Hoi An Private Tour Guides and will ONLY use them from now on. They go above and beyond of what is required. Thankyou Hoang Ha and team and see you next year 🙂more