Da Nang – the city of central Vietnam was given the long sparkling beach on this side and the mountains on the other side, bringing to this land many attractions and sightseeing. The weather in Da Nang divide into 2 seasons: the dry season starts from December this year to August next year with the cool climate, sometimes, it has hot in May-August. The rainy season is from September to November, and sometimes it has the storm this period time. Therefore, as can be said that the best time to travel here is summer and this time also most suitable for your family. This is a good destination for a whole family, whatever you are either adults or kids, there are many things to do when you traveling to Da Nang.
1. Ba Na Hills
It will an omission if you travel to Da Nang with your kids but haven’t visited Ba Na Hills. Located at the peak of Chua Mountain, there is only one way of transportation is via cable car to Ba Na Hills. Rated as one of the most impressive cable car systems in the world, the Ba Na cable car is an attraction in itself. This attraction welcomes 1.5 million visitors to flock this place annually.
Therefore, what does this place have? You will be surprised about this destination since they have a lot of things to do for everyone from adults to kids. You can see the mountain region’s entirety – from high waterfalls and fogged peaks to thick forests of tropical vegetation. The ride to the park sets the bar high in terms of natural sceneries, breathtaking 27m high Buddha statue surrounded by a garden of colorful flowers. Make the most out of your day trip and go through every stop: Family Entertainment Center (FEC) for your kids with an indoor theme park atop Ba Na Chua Mountain, where visiting families can enjoy hours of fun.
Some of its most impressive rides include the 29-meter-tall Tower Drop ride. The 3D panoramic cinema that’s imported from Japan and a 21-meter-tall climbing wall. For adults and teenagers, you may like to visit: Linh Ung Pagoda, Linh Phong Tu Tower, Debay Wine Cellar, French Village, Le Jardin D’Amour, Tombstone Temple, Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple, Campanile, Ba Shrine, Fantasy Park, Funincula, and Alpine Coaster. Explore all of these on your trip, and you will not regret it after back from your vacation.
2. Asia Park Sunworld
You know about Ba Na Hills and used to be there in a previous time. However, you still looking for more fun at the theme parks with your kids and wondering whether Da Nang only has Ba Na Hills to enjoy it? Don’t worry, the Asia Park Sun World Da Nang Wonders is the biggest theme park in Da Nang will not disappoint you. They are running under the same operator with Ba Na Hills but in a different concept. Spanning an area of over 800,000sqm with stunning architecture, cultural activities, and cuisines from 10 different Asian countries dotted.
There are many exciting rides and attractions, there is much to do for kids and adults at Asia Park to keep you occupied for an entire day. Offering magnificent views of Da Nang City and beyond, the main attraction here is a neon-lit Ferris wheel called Sun Wheel. Standing at 115 meters, it has 64 cabins to accommodate up to 384 passengers at a time. If you’re afraid of heights, you can explore the theme park via its elevated monorail train.
Aside from enjoying unlimited entry to the rides and attractions, you can also observe the intricate design, participate in traditional activities, and taste the unique food of Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, China, and Vietnam.
3. Da Nang Day Trip
Nowadays, most parents prefer to bring their kids to travel together not only visit attractions and shows but also want to let the kids explore the culture and learn about the local life in every place that they come. If you also have the same idea, why don’t take a tour around Da Nang city to discover the city’s best kept historic sites and attractions. Visit Cham Sculpture Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts.
Start with a visit to the Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, located at the foot of the famous Marble Mountains. Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone and marble hills within Hoa Hai District, about 9km south of Da Nang. Named after natural elements, the peaks are individually known as Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (wood), Hoa Son (fire), Kim Son (metal) and Tho Son (earth). There are also a host of 17th-century Buddhist sanctuaries and pagoda temples dotted across the mountains, where locals pray and get their fortunes told. Visiting Linh Ung Bai But pagoda and admire the biggest Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Statue in Vietnam while admiring the beautiful Han River and views of the landscapes on the way to this place.
4. My Son Sanctuary
Let escape from the vibrant Da Nang and find a way to explore the lost Champa Kingdom, dating to the 3rd century, set in a valley surrounded by mountain peaks. The UNESCO-listed site’s temples were rebuilt in the 7th century. Visit My Son, one of the most important sites of the ancient Champa Kingdom, on a 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Situated in a valley surrounded by high mountains, the World Heritage Site is one of the most stunning sights in central Vietnam.
During the excavation of the site, letters were found revealing that the complex had been a site of Hindu worship since the 4th century. In the 7th century, the temples that had been destroyed by fire were restored with locally made bricks. Enjoy a walking tour around the sanctuary to see the many temples and towers.
5. Cham Islands
Da Nang is a beach city, with the sparkling of the sea beside the mountainous. Let’s have fun with your kids in My Khe Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Featuring soft white sands, a gentle slope, unpolluted waters, and mild waves, visitors can undertake plenty of leisure activities here, such as sunbathing, jet-skiing, and surfing whilst enjoying local seafood dishes.
Either, if you want to go further with a day swimming, snorkeling, and sightseeing, let choose a tour to Cham Island. The waters around Cu Lao Cham are home to 135 species of coral, 4 species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusks, many of which are endangered species. The cluster of islands comprises a marine protected area for its marine inhabitants, beaches and coral reefs. Head from Da Nang by shuttle bus to a waiting speedboat that will take you to the Cham Islands on this 1-day tour. Enjoy snorkeling and diving along beautiful coral reefs. This will be a different experience from the other beach travel place where your kids used to pass by.
6. Central Vietnamese ‘s cuisine cooking class
You will be surprised when knowing that in Vietnam, the cuisine is different between their regional in North, Central, and South. Each region has its own specific character and taste. That is the reason if you travel to Da Nang and without trying to learn the cuisine in central Vietnam is a pity. Be with your kids to visit a morning market in Da Nang and marvel at the seasonal fruits, noodles, herbs, vegetables, meat, and fish on display. Interact with the vendors and get some tips on how to bargain and learn about the ingredients needed for cooking classes.
Visit a vegetable village where you will feel the green with a distinct aroma of local varieties of vegetables. Undertake a farming experience at the organic garden with farmers, learning about different types of vegetables and herbs, methods of cultivation, fertilizers, irrigation here. ‘s start for the cooking class with famous traditional Vietnamese dishes also share valuable information about Vietnamese culinary culture. Learn how to cook Vietnamese food, such as Pho the beef noodle, Vietnamese steamed rice rolls, crispy spring rolls, and fresh papaya salad.
7. Night Out in Da Nang
Besides the cooking class, there is another way to explore the taste of Vietnamese central ‘s cuisine is the food tour. Let hang out with your kids in the evening in Da Nang Culinary Tour. Go on an adventure along the beautiful streets and beaches of Da Nang with this fun culinary tour by night on a motorbike – the popular transportation in Vietnam.
The guide will bring your family to 5 different off the beaten path destinations – Bach Dang Street, China Beach Rode, Son Tra Mountain, and more – where you will get to taste fresh seafood and see get to see the local nightlife at Da Nang first hand. Not only will you get to see Da Nang’s spectacular evening scenery, but you’ll also get to learn about the city’s culture and history, thanks to your local guides. Before heading home in comfortable transfers, you’ll drop by the beach, and indulge in a scrumptious seafood meal – the perfect way to end a spectacular day.
8. Han River by Night in Da Nang
Da Nang is a city of bridges and poetic Han river, why don’t you enjoy a lovely night in Da Nang with your kids and friends when you join charming cruise across the Han River! Boarding on the clean and comfortable vessels of My Xuan Cruise and enjoy a 45-minute journey across the waters of Da Nang and see the city light up as you see pass by several attractions including the Sun Wheel, Love Bridge, and more! Aside from the incredible sights during your trip, your ears will also be treated with some local music to complete your experience. They also serve fresh fruits and water during your journey. Let’s ready your camera and take some amazing photos with your family under Da Nang city’s light.
9. Nui Than Tai Hot Springs
Do you know that Da Nang has a hot spring? Don’t you believe that? Nui Than Tai Hot Springs Park has a lot of things not only for adults but also for kids who will be surprize by this place. This is a nature and water park surrounded by mountains, the park is blessed with a panoramic view of the lush green forest and 60 hectares of majestic forest, cool streams, and various mineral-rich hot springs. You can either enjoy the mud bath to heal and release the tensions in your body naturally or experience the unique traditional Japanese bath, Onsen, to discover its abundant health benefits. Besides that, your kids will be so interested in many interesting attractions like a mountainside wave pool, twisting swimming pool slides, and Long Tien Cave or watch the complimentary 9D to 12D movie.
10. The Veranda Grill at Grand Mercure Danang
After running out of the city to explore the culture and history or have fun at Ba Na Hills and Asia Park Sun World, the kids quite tired and need to taste some food to re-charge their energy. Let’s bring them to The Veranda Grill at Grand Mercure Danang. Indulge in charcoal-grilled premium meats and seafood at one of Grand Mercure Danang’s swanky restaurants. Treat your loved ones to a celebratory meal and have them choose from a well-curated selection of wine. The interior of the restaurant was designed to follow the nature-themed, complete with hung greeneries for added flair. It will be the perfect way to end your family’s exciting day in Da Nang.
Da Nang is trying to rise up day by day in economic and travel development. There were many entertainment places was built, however, Da Nang does not lose its inherent natural beauty. The people here still keep close with nature and the city is quite clean compared to other big cities in Vietnam. Therefore, there are many attractions that are family-friendly and suitable not only for adults but also for your kids in Vietnam.