"This is a country with magical powers. Its heat, its verdant fields, deep blue seas, noisy streets, and tough women with bright eyes and smiles. Vietnam has given me more experience than any other city." Baby Annie described Vietnam in her eyes in the book Rose Island.
Vietnam is not big, but it is worth savoring. From south to north, Saigon is known as the "Paris of the East", Mui Ne is "half the sea and half the desert", and Da Lat is the "mysterious mixed-blood town"...Of course, there is also Da Nang. This city with mountains, seas and humanities, the more "Xiang", the deeper it becomes.
Walking between cities
Among the countless churches around the world, Danang Cathedral is one of the most impressive. Built in 1923, it is the largest Western church in central Vietnam, serving thousands of Catholics in the area. The towering spire, under the shining of the sun, gives people a sense of holiness and tranquility.
As a French colonial building, Da Nang Cathedral reveals a strong romantic style from the inside to the outside. The sweet pink is its iconic element, and the Gothic appearance contrasts with it, very cute.
The interior of the church combines Roman and Byzantine styles, and the bright yellow color is very eye-catching. With the passage of time, the statue of God here has become "Vietnamese", even wearing a headscarf, exuding a unique charm.
·The church built during the French rule, marked by the weather vane on the tall bell tower, is the largest western church in central Vietnam. ·Originally built for the French, now serving the local Catholics, inlaid with medieval-style stained glass, the pink building has almost become a symbol of Da Nang. ·Next to the church is a St. Paul’s convent. The nuns wear white clothes in summer and black clothes in winter. They travel to and from the monastery on the other side of the Han River.
Due to the influence of Chinese culture, the Vietnamese also admire totems. The dragon bridge lying on the Danang River is the largest dragon-shaped bridge in the world.
When night falls, the lights on the Dragon Bridge will change colors alternately. Every Saturday and Sunday at nine o'clock in the evening, a raging flame and white water mist will be ejected from the mouth. The effect is shocking and lifelike.
The Dragon Bridge is open all day, and there will be a light show at night, and the color of the dragon will change from the beginning to the end every once in a while. Every weekend at 9 o'clock in the evening there will be a fire and water show: you can watch the show at the bridge, along the coast and on the cruise ship.
Cham Sculpture Museum
The Champa Sculpture Museum next to the Dragon Bridge is a must-see attraction when you pass by. In history, the Cham nationality once established a powerful kingdom, and then gradually declined. Today, it has a population of only tens of thousands and has become one of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
The museum has collected nearly a thousand fine art works of all sizes, and preserved stone and pottery sculptures of Champa from the 7th to 15th centuries. Together they have witnessed the rise and fall of the Cham culture, which can be called a gem of Da Nang.
Cham Museum (Po Hall)
The Champa Sculpture Museum was built in 1915. The museum preserves stone and pottery sculptures of Champa from the 7th to 15th centuries unearthed from Huang Binh to Binh Dinh province. There are nearly a thousand fine art works of all sizes. These intricately carved sand and stone cultural relics are all cultural relics unearthed from various regions in Vietnam, and they are worth a special trip to visit Da Nang. There is a restored model of Meishan Champa in the exhibition hall. It is said that the shape of this museum is to imitate the architectural style of Champa tower, and the exterior wall is painted yellow to make it more conspicuous in the downtown area.
If you want to buy the most authentic Vietnamese souvenirs, you must visit the Korean market. The Korean Market, which retains the style of the 1950s, is located in the center of Da Nang. It is one of the places where foreign tourists come to Da Nang to experience the local culture most.
There are a dazzling array of Vietnamese vendors here, from seafood products to snacks such as snake skin cashews, from local Vietnamese handicrafts to delicious drip coffee, which can almost satisfy all your imagination of local specialties in Vietnam.
The market is divided into three floors. The first floor sells typical Vietnamese specialties, and the second and third floors provide customized Vietnamese national service Ao Dai services. These Ao Dai mysteries are beautiful, with diverse patterns and rich colors. It's not wrong to come here to hunt for treasures.
What's interesting is that you can see the bargaining scenes of blonde and blue-eyed beauties with the local Vietnamese elder sister everywhere in the market. However, after a few minutes, you may also involuntarily join in and fall in love with this bargain shopping pleasure.
Korean Farmers Market
Empty by the beach
The best place to experience Lingu Bay is the Panshan Coastal Road in Haiyunling, and the most free way to travel is to rent a motorcycle and cross from Da Nang to Hue, and enjoy the beautiful coastline that stretches for tens of kilometers. Although the sun is very strong and sunny along the way, it can not stop a heart who wants to see the beautiful scenery.
The fortress that was once used for defense has become the best location for wedding brigades. Almost everyone who comes to Yunhailing can see the photo scene of the newlyweds.
Condescending on the Yunhai Customs, you can overlook the long coast of Vietnam in the north and south, and occasionally you can see scattered fishing sails in China moving on the sea.
Of course, taking the train is also a worry-free choice. Following the slowly moving train, with the sea breeze blowing by the window, there is an endless sea at the moment. Compared with measuring the coastline with two feet, the bird's-eye view from above is equally beautiful.
My Khe Beach
Although My Khe Beach was named by Forbes as one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world, it gained fame, but when you really come here, you will be surprised to find that My Khe Beach is still not many tourists. The fine sand, turbulent waves, and the open environment, although it is a public beach, it is like a private sea.
Gibran once said: "I will always walk on the sandy shore. Between the sand and the foam, the tide will wipe out my footprints, and the wind will blow away the foam. But the ocean and the sandy shore will always exist."
At My Khe Beach, this feeling is particularly strong. Watching the tide flow over the beach again and again, and then slowly fade away, like the past in life, irreversible.
Here, the most comfortable way to spend time is to casually find a recliner to rest, hold a book to turn a few pages, and feel the peace of the years. Or if you are familiar with water, you can dive headlong into the sea to find the legendary mermaid.
The sunset in the evening is even more shocking. The gorgeousness and the tranquility are the most unmissable visual feast at My Khe Beach.
My Khe Beach
·Across from Danang by a bridge, the 900-meter-long sandy beach is soft, white and delicate, and is a public beach. ·There are many seafood restaurants in the surrounding area, which are very popular. There are many citizens exercising on the beach in the early morning and evening. ·Rated as the six most beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes magazine, but with its popularity, the beach is no longer the quiet environment where there were few people.
For the Vietnamese islanders, Cham Island is like a great mother. It not only provides abundant marine resources for them to live on, but the original natural environment keeps the simple customs here and is very suitable for living and working in peace and contentment. .
The sport of submarine expedition is indispensable for making Cham Island a favorite holiday destination for Da Nang people in one fell swoop.
You don’t need to dive deep in Cham Island. You only need simple snorkeling equipment to see large coral colonies and unknown mollusks on the seabed. But be careful of snorkeling nearby reefs and don't get scratched.
Cham Island is located about 18 kilometers southeast of Da Nang and can be reached by speedboat from Da Nang in about half an hour. This is an archipelago composed of 7 islands, of which Cuntan Island is the largest. There are currently more than 3,000 residents on the island, 70% of which are fishermen, and the rest are mainly farming and small businesses. Since it is not far from the ancient city of Hoi An in China and Vietnam, Hoi An was the most important trading port in Southeast Asia as early as the 15th century. At that time, many countries from Southeast Asia, Arabia, China, and Japan used it to buy and sell silk, jewelry, porcelain, It is a base for spices and various specialties and daily necessities. Merchant ships from overseas must berth near Cham Island before entering Hoi An Port. They can only enter after applying for a port permit. This also made this place prosperous for a while; until the end of the 19th century, Angang was gradually abandoned due to silt silt, and Cham Island was able to return to its former freshness and nature. People who have been to Cham Island in central Vietnam will always be impressed by the fresh and refined green mountains, the surrounding clear waters, the white sandy beaches, the rich ecological environment, the quiet small fishing port, and the friendly villagers. And a good impression.
Hiking in the forest
Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Mountain, at an altitude of 1482 meters, has been a pure land since ancient times. During the French colonial period, the French kings and nobles could not bear the scorching summer heat of South Asia, so they established a summer resort on a plateau more than 1,400 meters above sea level.
Today these classical Gaul-style castles, wine cellars and opera houses, with fountains, gardens, blue sky and other embellishments, here is like a real fairy tale world-a certain European town in the Alps, small but infinitely interesting.
The most famous of Ba Na Mountain is undoubtedly the cross-mountain cable car. The Ba Na Mountain Cable Car has a total length of 5042 meters and a drop of 1300 meters. It is the longest cable car in the world with the largest altitude difference. The entire experience takes 28 minutes.
As the cable car continues to rise, the temperature continues to decrease with the altitude, and the temperature of the four seasons can be felt within a day.
Under the old castle, there is a modern playground called "Vietnam Disney". From the thrilling roller coaster to the Jurassic Park suitable for children to visit, it is fun for all ages.
If you like red wine, you must not miss this century-old wine cellar hidden in the Bana Mountain cave, which houses a variety of fine wines. In addition to visiting, you can also taste tea, which will definitely make your teeth and cheeks fragrance.
Since ancient times, fine wines have been accompanied by beautiful views. While enjoying the pleasure of a glass of wine, you can also see the beautiful scenery of Ba Na Mountain from the terrace of the wine cellar. It can be said that the wine is not intoxicating, and people are drunk.
Ba Na Hills
·Bana Mountain is 1,487 meters above sea level and is a comprehensive entertainment attraction integrating high-end hotels, high-altitude cable cars and theme parks. ·The cable car system has won two Guinness World Medals at the same time, namely the world's longest single cable car system and the world's highest cable car system. · There is a Ba Na Lingying Temple on the mountain, and there is a huge white jade sitting Buddha guarding the entire Ba Na Mountain in the temple.
The Camellia Peninsula, located in the northeast of Da Nang, retains a large number of native forests. The winding mountain road is very suitable for self-driving. Looking down on the Da Nang Harbour from the mountain, the scenery is spectacular and beautiful.
It is said that Vietnamese people go to the Camellia Peninsula at least twice a month, because there is a 68-meter-high Guanyin statue and a magnificent and primitive Lingying Temple, which represent hope and carry blessings.
The most fascinating part of the Camellia Peninsula is its undeveloped natural environment. There are thousands of hectares of virgin forest here, with lush forests, undulating hills and mountains, and birds and beasts are often infested.