Travel Guide: Da Nang & Hoi An
Posted on 11 October 2017
Our Marketing Manager, Camilla shares her guide to Da Nang and Hoi An.
Da Nang is an ever-evolving resort city with large hotels dotted along the shoreline of this Vietnamese coastal city. Offering cheap eats and sandy beaches, Da Nang is an easy weekend trip just 1.5-hour flight from Hong Kong. A 30-minute cab ride takes you to the charming ancient town of Hoi An. This UNESCO listed site is a maze of colourful streets and alleyways, waiting for you to explore them.
This popular with the locals street side cart is open from 3pm-11pm and sells over 2500 mouth-watering banh mi's a day. Their handmade filling, unique flavour and crispy baguettes will have you coming back for seconds.
A peaceful teahouse managed by the hearing and speech impaired where you communicate with word blocks, centred around the appreciation of tea in silence.
Wind your way through the back streets of Da Nang sampling local street food you wouldn't usually know to order. With 5 pit stops and over 8 dishes, guaranteed food coma afterwards.
Bicycles are readily available and cost $1-2USD per day. It's a fun, easy way to see Hoi An Ancient Town.
If you have a spare hour or two, you can rent a boat from the town's riverfront. Longer tours will give you a glimpse of rural life along the river.
Non Nuoc Beach - Da Nang
Taking up five kilometres of the coastline, this stretch of white sand beach is great for watersports or simply sunning yourself for the day.
Enjoy cocktails at this riverside restaurant & bar with live music in the evenings.
Newly opened, this homewares and accessories store looks like it came straight out of a Pinterest board. From pastel ceramics and bedding to straw totes, you will want to buy the entire store.
A fair trade artisan market with authentic Vietnamese crafts from jewellery, cutlery to toys. Reaching Out creates and supports jobs for persons with disabilities. The real magic can be found at the back of the shop, where you can watch the artisans working on their handicrafts.
The streets of Hoi An are lined with shophouses and stalls selling everything from leather goods to coffee beans.