Must-Visit Places in Da Nang 2023: Unexplored Gems You Shouldn’t Miss
Known as the “most livable city” in Vietnam, Da Nang has always been a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers. If you’ve been here multiple times and are looking for more reasons to revisit in 2022, I’m here to help you discover some brand-new places that you absolutely must check-in to avoid being left behind. Join me as we explore these hidden gems in today’s blog post!
1. Apec Park
- Address: 2/9 Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang
Opened in early 2022, Apec Park has become a standout feature in the beautiful coastal city with its unique “soaring kite” design. The architectural masterpiece resembles a kite soaring high in the sky, symbolizing Da Nang’s ambition to reach new heights and embrace innovation. The park is divided into three levels: the underground level serves as a public parking area, the first level houses souvenir shops and tourist services, and the second level features a spacious area with a wooden wave-like structure that allows natural light to illuminate the space. Additionally, this level hosts community events and includes a water pond, ramps, and walking paths, providing a dreamy natural setting. Despite being recently inaugurated, Apec Park has quickly become a sought-after check-in spot for young people. Make sure to visit this new and exciting destination when you’re in Da Nang!
2. My An Beach
- Address: Bac My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
My An Beach is one of the most beloved beaches in Da Nang, capturing the hearts of many visitors with its mesmerizing beauty. As soon as you set foot on the beach, you’ll be captivated by the stunning scenery of the long coastline adorned with smooth white sand, picturesque fishing boats, and lush green coconut trees. Recently, Da Nang introduced the My An Night Beach (open for swimming until 9 PM), a unique addition to the city’s beach activities, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a nighttime beach experience. The night beach is even more vibrant with the presence of stalls selling decorative items, handmade crafts, as well as mobile trucks selling beverages and fast food along My An Beach. In the evening, you can gather with friends and family, relax on beach chairs, order a refreshing cocktail or a coconut from the beach bar, and indulge in the peaceful ambiance surrounded by the gentle breeze, sandy shores, and the ocean. It’s the perfect spot to chill and unwind!
3. Man Thai Wood Fish Market
- Address: Man Thai Beach, Son Tra District, Da Nang
Man Thai Wood Fish Market might confuse you with its name, as it’s not a shopping destination but rather a trendy cafe adorned with a gentle Dalat-style decoration. In the middle of the cafe stands a large banyan tree, and neon colors such as red, green, yellow, and orange are used to create a vibrant atmosphere, complemented by wooden fish decorations. Don’t forget to order a refreshing beverage like a cocktail or a coconut while you chat with friends, enjoy the panoramic view of the expansive sea, and breathe in the fresh ocean breeze. Instead of the usual riverside drink stalls, this place offers a unique and serene experience. Moreover, photography enthusiasts will be delighted to find various photo spots, including swings, wooden door frames, colorful bean bags, and more. Don’t hesitate to visit this fresh and exciting destination, Man Thai Wood Fish Market!
4. Son Tra Night Market
- Address: Mai Hac De – Ly Nam De, Son Tra District, Da Nang
Located in a convenient location with excellent transportation, Son Tra Night Market is always bustling with people. It’s a captivating spot that should be added to your evening itinerary when exploring Da Nang. As the name suggests, the market operates from 5 PM to 12 AM daily. When the lights come on, you will feel the vibrant and lively atmosphere of the market. The market offers a variety of stalls selling different items, including street food, beverages, regional cuisine, jewelry, clothing, local specialties, and souvenir shops. It’s not an exaggeration to call Son Tra Night Market a “shopper’s paradise” where you can find a wide range of products at affordable prices. Moreover, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy various street performances by talented artists. The market is situated near the Dragon Bridge, so if you visit on weekends, make sure to be there around 9 PM to witness the mesmerizing fire-breathing show.
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