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Da Nang, Vietnam

Our trip to Da Nang centered around Hoi An (read more here!), however we did check a few things while in Da Nang

  • Non Nuoc Beach
  • Marble Mountain
  • Da Nang City Center: Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge

OUR STAYMelia Danang ResortIMG_2250 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We decided that staying at a beach resort would give us the relaxation we were looking for without being too far from Hoi An and easily accessible to Da Nang city center as well.

The hotel we chose was affordable with a nice pool area, complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms, and it was well located. The rooms could have improved on some of their amenities such as a full length mirror and for some reason the hair dryer would only work in the bedroom wall plugs!

Melia Da Nang wasn’t the best resort that I’ve ever been to, but it was comfortable and considering the amount of time we spent at the hotel, it was decent enough for our short trip! The hotel was also new so everything was clean and up to date. However, I would probably try another hotel in the same area if I were to visit again.

The hotel price did not include shuttle to Hoi An, but a shuttle was provided at 150,000 Vietnamese Dong roundtrip. Some other hotels in the area include a shuttle so something to look for when booking a hotel not in Hoi An. There were also complimentary bikes, which you could also ride to the neighboring rice paddies or even bike to Hoi An if you wanted. We didn’t since we were short on time, but its definitely something I wish we had done!

The beach resort was situated on Non Nuoc Beach. It was clean, quiet, not much entertainment, however a great beach to swim or lay on the beach in peace. The resort provided relaxing hammocks and cute beach bamboo parasols.

Marble Mountain

Our resort was within walking distance to Marble Mountain. It was a great morning hike and we could see a great view of Da Nang from the top. You can take an elevator to the top of the mountain, however I would recommend walking up the stairs to the top. It was not a very strenuous climb. If you take the elevator, you will have to pay for the elevator ride (15,000 VD) and the entrance fee (15,000 VD) into the area. There are several temples, buddha statues and carvings and caves to check out.

Tip: Wear comfortable shoes, sneakers most preferable!

Marble Mountain Da Nang Vietnam

Marble Mountain Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang City Center: Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge

From the beach area, we took a taxi across the Dragon bridge. The Han River bridge is also very close by. Both bridges are lighted up in the evening. They also have other lighted up decorations around the city. We came to Da Nang in the evening and by then the markets had closed so there was not many things to do, especially compared to Hoi An. I would check out Han Market if you have a chance.

Dragon Bridge Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang Vietnam Lights

WHERE TO EAT

My Quang Ba Mua

My quang (mi quang) originated from central Vietnam so it is a very popular dish. This restaurant was huge and the noodle dish here was delicious! I would definitely recommend trying it!

My Quang Ba Mua, Da Nang Vietnam

Read more about our trip to Hoi An, here! Let me know if you have any questions about our trip! Thanks for reading 🙂

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19 Comments

  • Reply Eat Well, Explore Often - Hoi An, Vietnam

    […] DA NANG: Melia Danang Resort – We decided to stay in Da Nang beach area since it was only about 20 minutes or so between Da Nang City and Hoi An. I think it was a great choice because we got to relax by the beach, it was close to Marble Mountain, while being easily accessible to Hoi An. Read more about the resort and Da Nang in my post here! […]

    May 17, 2016 at 11:31 PM
  • Reply Karla at GlobalETA

    Your photos are beautiful and I would love to visit Marble Mountain. Thanks for the great tips on where to go and eat!

    July 20, 2016 at 9:46 PM
  • Reply Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    Wow! What a beautiful looking place!

    July 20, 2016 at 9:49 PM
  • Reply Maggie

    Marble Mountain looks amazing!

    July 20, 2016 at 10:55 PM
  • Reply Suewan Kemp

    Great photos and tips. Thanks for sharing. Love the look of the Mi Quang. Nommy.

    July 21, 2016 at 4:39 AM
  • Reply Stephanie Langlet

    These temples are so beautiful! I have been once in Vietnam. I made a turn from Hanoi to the Northwest and Northeast. It was great to meet only minority people on the way.

    July 21, 2016 at 6:03 AM
  • Reply Debbie

    Looks wonderful. It’s been years since I visited Vietnam. I think I’m due a return.

    July 21, 2016 at 6:22 AM
  • Reply Jennifer St Louis

    It looks like a great place and the beach looks beautiful! On my must visit list!

    July 21, 2016 at 11:14 AM
  • Reply Flo @ Yoga, Wine & Travel

    The resort looks incredible! The pagodas at Marble Mountain are so beautiful as well. I’ve always wanted to visit Vietnam so will bookmark this for later!

    February 15, 2017 at 11:42 PM
  • Reply Dave @ Travel Transmissions

    My main memories of Da Nang are just going into continual food comas at a guy’s place who’s probably been bought out by a hotel by now. But I was so stuck in my gluttony then that I didn’t even know about Marble Mountain! K I’m gonna need to better next time..

    February 17, 2017 at 6:03 AM
  • Reply Cassandra

    Da Nang looks beautiful! I am so jealous that you were able to travel through so many different places in Vietnam. As I’ve only been once, when I was 6, I really don’t remember much. Marble Mountain looks beautiful!

    February 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  • Reply Jenn and Ed Coleman

    Comfortable traveling shoes are a must for sure. Da Nang looks beautiful and your picture are fantastic. I felt like I could eat your noodle dish right off the screen.

    February 18, 2017 at 12:43 AM
  • Reply Ivy

    Interesting that you didn’t feel that Melia was up to par, their properties usually have a good reputation…. but good to know! We’ll avoid it when we do visit Da Nang. Id like to try mi quang, it looks simple but yummy! How does it compare to bun bo nam bo?

    February 18, 2017 at 7:08 PM
  • Reply Cat | For Two, Please

    There’s an elevator that takes you to the top of the mountain? That’s fancy! How long of a hike is it? I’m very interested in the food there – that my quang looks like thick rice noodles I used to eat in Malaysia 😛

    February 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM
  • Reply Renata

    I really like your honest review about the hotel. But looking at that pool and considering the humidity in Vietnam, I guess I wouldn’t mind if not everything is perfect… hehe!

    February 22, 2017 at 1:12 AM
  • Reply Kay

    Thanks for giving that honest hotel review! I love the pool though!

    September 9, 2017 at 12:22 AM
  • Reply Penny

    Da Nang sure looks beautiful. I can’t believe that we missed out on this. To tell you the truth we did not have much time. I want to head back to Vietnam and explore a bit more.

    September 9, 2017 at 11:58 PM
  • Reply Sandy

    I’m planning a trip here next year, I’ve written down a couple of notes. Thanks for sharing! <3

    September 10, 2017 at 1:21 AM
  • Reply Ainsley

    Beautiful post! Can’t wait to go there one day 🙂

    September 10, 2017 at 1:22 AM
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