Danang lies between latitudes 15055’ and 16014’N. and longitudes 107018’ and 108020’E. It is in the central of Vietnam, 759km from Hanoi and 960km from Ho Chi Minh City. Conveniently, it lies on the north-south communications axis of land route (National Road 1A), rail, sea and air routes. Danang borders Thua Thien-Hue Province in the north, Quang NamProvince in the south and the west, and the Eastern Sea in the east.
“Natural resources: Ha Nam has 851 km2 of natural land located in the deep part of the Red river delta. The soil is rich suitable for short-term industrial crops and fruit trees. The province is also suitable for developing aquaculture and breeding of waterfowls. Limestone is the major mineral found in Ha Nam with a large reserve of over 7 billion m3 which allows it to become one of the large construction material production centers in the Northern plain. Other mineral include precious stones, clay, peat with the reserve of over 11 million m3, construction sand.
Danang has a 30km coastline and Danang Bay is protected by Hai Van Pass and Son Tra Peninsula. These conditions along with deep water are favorable for building large and functional ports. Being on international water routes, Danang has many advantages to develop maritime transportation. Danang Bay is also a safe shelter for high-capacity vessels in case of storms.
The 15,000 km2 fishery area has 266 species of marine animals. 16 of these have high economic value including 11 species of shrimp, 2 of cuttlefish and 3 of seaweed. The total capacity of seafood estimated by the Ministry of Aquaculture is 1,136,000 tons, which can be mostly found in waters with depths of 50 – 200m (48.1%), 50m (31%) and over 200m (20.6%). More than 150,000-200,000 tons of seafood are exploited a year.
A long coastline with many beautiful beaches such as Non Nuoc, My Khe, Thanh Khe, Nam O and large coral reefs around Son Tra Peninsula are among the advantages for the marine economy and tourism development.
Top things to do in Da Nang
Enjoy the beach
Be sure to set the alarm clock early at least once on your stay. Along the shore, fishermen sell the day’s catch, football and volleyball matches spring up all around, and people jog, stroll or simply relax on the sand.
See the Son Tra Peninsula
The Son Tra Peninsula strikes out into the ocean, its densely forested hillsides are home to the endangered red-shanked douc langur — one of the world’s most striking primates. Grab some binoculars, hire a motorbike, and head out for a day of wildlife spotting.
Learn about Cham culture
The Cham people once ruled much of Central Vietnam, and ruins of their temples have been excavated around Da Nang. The superb Cham Museum of Sculpture houses the largest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
Dine on street food
Da Nang is a dream destination for foodies, with scores of seafront eateries and street food stalls. Mi Quang — a dish of rice noodles, pork, shrimp, quail eggs, peanuts and fresh herbs — is must-try delight.
Explore Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains is a collection of five outcrops topped with atmospheric pagodas, only 15 minutes from the city. Set out in the early morning to take a serene walk up stone steps, explore hidden caves, and admire ancient shrines.
Da Nang Weather
Da Nang is a great destination year-round. However, the best months to visit are from March to May and September to October, when the weather is warm. June to August sees little rain and the sea is clear and calm. The rainy season from November to February brings long rains and moody weather.
Da Nang Transport
The Da Nang International Airport has several daily connections to major cities in Vietnam. There are also a growing number of international connecting flights. Trains and buses pass through Da Nang, making it a convenient travel hub to explore the central region. In town, taxis are abundant, as well as ride-hailing apps. Popular trips from Da Nang are easily arranged, whether heading to Marble Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula, Hoi An, or Hai Van Pass, motorbike or car tours are readily available.
Many surveys are being conducted in Danang waters in search of oil and gas.
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