DANANG

Telephone code : 0511

Founded in 1888 , the city is one of the countrys 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 rare animal and plant species. Danang is also known for its ancient Sa Huynh(Yellow Sand) cuture , a rich legacy of traditional music and remains of the once-mighty Cham empire.

HighlightsMy Son Holly

Cham museum

Junction of Trung Vuong street and Bach Dang road, the museum houses more than 300 sculptures from the area of the opulent Cham kingdom, dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries.

Pagodas

An important group of pagodas including Pho Da, Tam Bao, Phap Lam, Tam Thai, Linh Ung illustrate Vietnams changing architecture.

Getting thereCham Museum

Air Two flights daily from Ha Noi, tickets $71. Danang airport is just 3km southwest of city; Vietnam Airlines office is at 35 Tran Phu, tel: 821-130.

Train Four train daily from Hanoi, tickets about $44. Danang railway station is at 122 Hai Phong, tel :823-810.

Bus A variety of long-distance services to the northern and southern provinces and other destinations in the central region from the citys bus station ,or KimcafeBus from Hue or Hoian.

Around Danang

Hai Van pass

This 496 km peak, which crowns Vietnams great nature barrier between north and south , offers stupendous views.

Ngu Hanh Son

Five marble mountains, which symbolise metal, wood, water, fine and earth, 8km from the city centre .

Non Nuoc Beach

Five km of white sand and clear green water at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son mountains

 


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