Danang, Vietnam – Summer ’14

Danang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam (in addition to Ho Chi Minh City and Haiphong) and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam; the city is situated on the coast of the Eastern Sea, at the opening end of the Han River. Danang beach is one of the best in Vietnam and in the world.

We were so delighted to join our family for summer holiday to Danang.

Day 1 – Arrival

From Hanoi, we took a domestic flight by Viet Jetair to Danang. It only took an hour to get there.

We arrived in the late afternoon, wasted no time, the kid squad quickly settled in and rushed to the beach! Normally the high tide came after 6pm-7pm and the water got really cold.

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Beach!

Dinner was definitely a call for seafood. It was durian season as well and they had durian feast almost everyday.

 

Day 2

We took a bus then a boat ride to Cu Lao Cham for a day tour. Lying 18 km offshore from Hoi An, the Cham Islands (known locally as Cu Lao Cham) feature beautiful seascapes and landscapes.

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Boat ride to Cu Lao Cham

This island group has 3,000 inhabitants; most of whom make a living from fishing. The island is rich in aquatic resources, with 165 hectares of coral and 500 hectares of sea weeds. The waters around Cu Lao Cham is home to 135 species of coral, four species of tiger shrimp and 84 species of mollusk, many of which are listed in Vietnam’s and the world’s Red Book of endangered species.

We stayed there for lunch and enjoyed the stunning water and sun. It was so lovely and I wished to stay there longer.

From Cu Lao Cham, we headed to the ancient town Hoi An for the rest of the day. In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

After dinner, the kid squad enjoyed some card games to end the day.

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Card games

Day 3 

We had a beach day today. We tried to wake up early to catch the sun rise but failed. But the day was so enjoyable and memorable.

 

Day 4

Ba Na Hills is a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountains west of the city of Danang. The station, advertised as “the Dalat of Danang province” by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists. Linh Ung Pagoda is situated near the station, with a cable car nearby to carry tourists to and from the resort.The Ba Na Cable Car, opened on 29 March 2013, holds the world record for longest non-stop single track cable car at 5801 metres in length.

The weather there was cooling and fantastic. We took cable car and it was quite a ride, long and high up.

Lovely time that we had for our summer holiday with loved ones!

 

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