Danang is a beautiful coastal city in Central Vietnam, and only a 40-minute drive from Hoi An. It’s the perfect holiday spot to go crazy on your Instagram and make your followers jealous. Here are our favorite places in the city to snap some pictures.
MY SON SANCTUARY
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the My Son Sanctuary is a large cluster of abandoned Hindu temples, constructed between the 4thand the 14thcenturies A.D. by the Champa civilization. They are referred to as the Angkor Wat of Vietnam. The ruins are both enchanting and photogenic, as they are overgrown with weeds and surrounded by mountains.
BA NA HILLS SUNWORLD
Amusement Park, Hill Station, Park
Ba Na Hills is a French hill station resort located on a mountain. You will find structures that resemble French castles, as well as gorgeous courtyards, cobblestone streets, giant Buddha statues, underground wine cellars, Asia’s longest cable car ride, beautiful nature, and sweeping views.
LINH UNG PAGODA
A stunning, white 220-foot (67-meter) tall Lady Buddha stands and looks out of Danang Bay. Legend says that she provides protection to fishermen who venture into rough seas by providing them with a safe passage back home. The statue can be seen from afar.
The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five unique conical-shape limestone mountains that are home to a labyrinth of tunnels,pagodas, and caves. There are plenty of awesome views of the beautiful Danang coast for you to snap photos of.
HAI VAN PASS
Hill Station, Natural Feature
The Hai Van Pass is probably one of the most scenic routes in Vietnam, snaking its way through the coast and up the mountains. It reaches up to 1,640 feet (500 meters) in altitude, making it the highest pass in Vietnam. You will have amazing views of the surrounding landscape.
Measuring at 2,185 feet (666 meters) in length, the Dragon Bridge is constructed like a—well, dragon—and it’s the longest bridge in Vietnam. Every weekend, the bridge offers a spectacular display of lights, fire, and water.
If My Khe Beach is a little too crowded for you, head to the Cham Islands, a cluster of eight islands off the coast ofHoi Anthat make for a wonderfuldivinggetaway. Spice up your Instagram with beautiful shots of underwater coral and nudibranchs.