The Most Spectacular Vistas Near Da Nang
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
Central Vietnam is known for its splendid scenery. Towering mountains are halted on their march by clear blue ocean, while stunning beaches are backed by dazzling green paddy fields.
Deo Hai Van, tt. Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
A 13-mile section of Vietnam's National Route 1A between Da Nang and Hue, the Hai Van Pass might be short in distance, but it’s long on views. Rising up and down the Truong Son range, and with a name that translates to "Ocean Cloud" Pass,...
07 Ly Thai To, Xung Phong, Sơn Phong, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An is a shopping town - but what if you aren't a shopper? Want to get away from all of the aggressive vendors in Hoi An -then ride away into the countryside of Cam Thanh villages! My niece and I loved Hoi An but were ready to get out into the...
3/25 Hai Ba Trung Street, Vĩnh Ninh, Hue City, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
If you want to get a better feel for local life in Vietnam - then the best way is on a motorbike! Let the wind blow through your hair and get a observe rural Vietnam around the town of Hue. I've actually loved this activity so much I've done it...
Hòa Vang, Da Nang, Vietnam
Located around 45 kilometres west of Danang, Ba Na Mountain was used during the French colonial period as a summer retreat. The mountain is cloaked in mist for most of the year but between March and August the weather is usually clear, offering...
Thôn An Định, Hoà Hiệp Bắc, Hòa Vang, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
A short detour on the road to Ba Na, the waterfall at Suoi Mo has some clear swimming holes. It gets busy at the weekends, but during the week it remains an attractive spot -- if you can ignore the litter,
Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
A French-era hill station, this national park stretches from the coast to the Annamite mountain range at the Lao border. More than 1400 species of plants, including rare ferns and orchids, have been discovered in Bach Ma, representing a fifth of...
Duy Thu, Duy Xuyên, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
A UNESCO World Heritage site in a mountain valley about 40 miles west of Da Nang, My Son is a vestige of the Champa kingdom, a culture that was heavily shaped by Hindu beliefs and practices. Built between the 4th and 14th centuries, the temples...