Right about now Danang is Vietnam’s most dynamic and the fourth largest city. For decades it has been well known as a slightly mundane provincial backwater, but the city is changing very fast. Stroll along the Han riverfront and gleaming sleek new accommodations and restaurants are blooming. Head up north and you’ll find the landmark new D-City rising from the flatlands.
Journey to the south and the entire East Sea strip has been set aside for the bloom of five-star hotels. Perched on the western bank of the Han River, the city is part of a long thin peninsula, so called Son Tra, with a sparkling lagoon on one side, and the beach on the other. The peninsula is crowned by the mountain that the American soldiers called Monkey. The highlight of visiting Monkey Mountain is the view from the summit, which is astonishing on a clear day. East Sea and the five Marble Mountains lie in the southwest of the city. The city itself still has few conventional sightseeing spots, except for a very decent museum. With its coastline stretches 30 kilometers, the city is renowned for calm, cool waters and also ideal for water sport activities, including fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting.
Apart from shopping hubs and historical highlights, the main reason for most visitors in this bustling city is its closeness to the famous East Sea, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and My Son. Lang Co Beach is lined with palm trees, the water of the nearby ocean crystal-clear and enticing, lapping onto white sand.
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