Danang - all things you need to know

Previously occupied by both the French and the Americans, Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. It’s the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Apart from some shopping highlights and historical sights, the main reason for most travellers staying here is its proximity to the well-known China Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and My Son....

Previously occupied by both the French and the Americans, Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. It’s the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Apart from some shopping highlights and historical sights, the main reason for most travellers staying here is its proximity to the well-known China Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and My Son.

Lang Co Beach is lined with palm trees, the water of the nearby ocean crystal-clear and enticing, lapping onto white sand. It is a peninsula with a sparkling lagoon on one side, and the beach on the other. The area is fairly under-developed, although recent years have seen many new hotels opening. 
China Beach is more developed, since it was a popular spot for American soldiers seeking R&R during the Vietnam-US War. Water sport activities here are in abundance, and it can get very crowded over weekends and holidays. Da Nang’s coastline stretches 30 kilometres, renowned for calm, cool waters and also popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. 
With an airport with daily flights from across cities in Vietnam and a train station, Da Nang is easily accessible. It is just over 760km from Hanoi, and almost 950km from Ho Chi Minh City. There are many good hotels to choose from, no matter the type of accommodation you’re looking for. 

Da Nang Nightlife Nightlife in Danang isn't the hottest in Vietnam. Nevertheless, if you feel like dancing try the Camel Club on Ly Thuong Kiet and the New Phuong Dong discotheque on Duong Da Street. There is one more, smaller disco in town near the Han River called Number One Disco. Things start happening at 20:00 and go on until late. Joints for expats include Cool Spot Cool Spot on 112 Tran Phu, Da Nang and Red Hot Red Hot on 179 Nguyen Van Linh. Try them out. 

Da Nang Shopping 
Vietnam is famous for high quality silk and clothes products including hand-woven fabrics. The country is also famous for handicrafts including bamboo artifacts, ceramics and lacquerware. If you are keen on shopping in Danang, you can start your shopping day at Danang Supermarket. It is located in the centre of the city, near the railway station. The shop sells jewelry, interior decorations, electrical and mechanical appliances, books, clothing and shoes. 

Danang hotel 
There are two kinds of hotels in Danang in general. The 4 star and 5 star hotels and resorts are often located near the beach such as Furama, Sandy beach...The travelers can enjoy luxurious services and the tranquil atmosphere here; however it is inconvenient to transport to Danang Centre. The lower hotel classes are usually at the centre or near My Khe beach (usually do not offer the private beach as resort. More information about Danang hotel, you might look at : http://viettriptravel.com/vietnam-hotel.html  

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