Da Nang city has been long ago known for having amazing beaches and lots of stunning natural scenery of a coastal city surrounded by green mountains in the central Viet Nam. Each year, it attracts millions of tourists who come for holidaymaking, unwinding, and exploring the city’s famous tourist spots. Some of the highlights that you would love to enjoy here are outdoor activities and adventurous sports that in recent years have got a stably increasing attention and involvement of locals and tourists. Let us show you some cool sports to do and interesting places to visit during your time in our beautiful Da Nang!
1. SUP Rowing in Da Nang
This kind of sport is an ideal option for those who are interested in water activities while enjoying the beauty of Da Nang’s lakes, rivers, and beaches. It is always advised for you to check on the weather forecast in advance so that you can have a nice time SUP paddling and admiring the nature on a dry sunny day. The summer months from May to August are considered the best time with good and supporting weather for SUP rowing in Da Nang.
2. Paragliding in Da Nang
By trying this exciting sports game, you will be able to experience a sense of great novelty and admire the city’s huge magnificent panorama.
This service is available at My Khe beach area and the nearby beaches. In particular, the East Sea park is considered the busiest “gathering point” for this activity.
To ensure your best safety, you will first be given a life jacket. Next, you will be supported by a professional staff to fasten you to a parachute filled with air, then make it connected to a canoe. When the canoe runs, the wind helps the parachute to fly up and bring you along, up to an altitude of 50 – 100m. The further and faster the canoe gets, the higher you would fly up. One paragliding flight usually lasts 15-20 minutes depending on the package you choose.
Ticket fee: 500,000 VND/ 1 person/ 1 flight
800,000 VND/ 2 people/ 1 flight.
Da Nang parachute service providers:
Da Nang sea sports company
Address: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Pham Van Dong beach, Son Tra District, Da Nang.
Dana Beach Club: Sao Bien Park, My Khe beach, Da Nang
3. Trekking Que Mountain Peak – Tay Giang
Located at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level with pretty much the same cool temperature as in Sapa and Da Lat, Tay Giang itself is the desired destination for every tourist. Especially with the winding roads like the snaky curvy Northwest Pass, this peak is always wished to be conquered and explored by any adventurous travelers and road trip makers.
The best time to go to Tay Giang is October to February because this is the best time of the year that you can fulfill the dream of “hunting for the vast dreamy cloudy sky” seen from Que mountain peak.
There are cool things for you to discover when coming to Tay Giang District such as Que mountain peak – considered as the most beautiful mountain in Quang Nam province with year-round misty peaks, majestic white water foam unleashing Ra-ai waterfall. Besides, it also has Azut – the gate to heaven, which was naturally built up by the connection of the two giant limestone peaks to form a gate with arch.
Especially, if you are into the local life and culture of the ethnic minorities here, do not forget to visit the Guoi villages of the C’tu people to be welcomed by their warm-hearted hospitality and get to try their specialty wines such as Ba Kich rice wine, shared-straw rice wine, and tapioca wine.
4. Canyoning at G’Rang waterfall
Are you waiting to be filled with the excitement of a full package of activities: hiking, rappelling, free jumping into the waterfall’s lake underneath then free swimming?
The G’Rang Waterfall is located about 90km away from Hoi An ancient town. After visiting the Guoi villages of Cotu people, you can easily find the way to this waterfall by asking locals for direction or using google map. The beautiful mountain roads leading to this site can ravish you with its cool breezes from the dense forests on the two roadsides and majestic green views stretching down there on the plains below.
5. Trekking at Bach Ma national park
Bach Ma Peak is such an ideal tourist destination for adventurous travelers who enjoy hiking through the woods, climbing mountains, sightseeing from very high uphill, unwinding in the wild. Coming to Bach Ma, you will feel like you are lost in another world with foggy and cloudy peaks looking down to a vast majestic landscape and charming picturesque ambiance of the green forests and the city far away.
This is the ideal place for you to admire the natural beauty of Hue and Da Nang on just a one-day journey. You can swim in cool streams or the Five Lakes here as well, which is one of the most relaxing activities at the site. Conquering Vong Hai Dai peak (literally means Sea view tower) or climbing the mountain to reach the stunning dreamy Do Quyen waterfall at the altitude of 300m (Do Quyen means Rhododendron, a kind of flower that beautifully grow densely around the waterfall, and often bloom fascinatingly from March to June.) Here is also a harmonious shared home for a diverse fauna and flora system, many among which are listed as endangered species that need proper conservation.
The ideal cool temperature (18-23 degrees Celsius) during summer months (April to August) together with its lush, refreshing ecosystem make this national park a fascinating, generous host to a lot of visitors and holiday-makers.
6. Check-in Hai Van Pass
Hai Van pass is 20km from Da Nang city center and 80km from Hue city, with a length of 20km. With its majestic and pristine beauty, Hai Van Pass is an ideal destination for the excitingly unexpected discoveries of many adventurous travelers.
To start your new day with a full lung of fresh air up on the mountain roads while admiring amazing sunrise scenery, it is a great idea to depart early in the morning to catch up with the very first sun rays up there. Your stress will all be washed away by refreshing breezes and the stunning panorama of the harmonious city, sea, and mountain landscape from such a perfect viewpoint. You can also come here in the late afternoon to witness the magical sunset.
The should-not-miss destination on your journey to conquer the Hai Van Pass is Hai Van Quan (Hai Van Gate). Hai Van Quan is a special national historical site, which holds many historical values.
7. Check-in” Son Tra Radar station
Da Nang Radar Station is situated at an altitude of over 621m above sea level and dubbed as the “Indochina magical eye”, for military surveillance purpose that covers hundreds of kilometers of the East Sea.
The radius of this radar system is up to 300km and with its scanning range, it can control the whole Indochina region to both Hong Kong and Hainan island. Besides its exquisite beauty for your Instagrammable photo backdrop as a radar station, from here you also can witness the marvelous scenery of the city, the sea, and surrounding mountains way perfectly.
The ideal time recommended to come here is summer. It is safer for you to travel on the curvy roads leading to the site during dry sunny summer months as it will not rain too heavy and suddenly to make the roads wet and slippery like in other months. That is very advisable for motorbike trips which need you to know better about the road conditions and weather of the place before departing.