Danang Vietnam is definitely the most underrated city. Most travelers skip Danang entirely. It’s just not on the tourist trail but it’s time we change that. There’s a reason why Danang is the top vacation spot for Vietnamese holidayers.
Here’s why Danang Vietnam is the best city in Vietnam:
It’s sparkly clean
Vietnam’s best beaches
Long white sandy beaches that are refreshing after some of Thailand’s overpopulated islands. Danang Vietnam is a place you’ll find long empty beaches to yourself. Perfect for a paddle.
The Lady Pagoda is a beautiful temple situated on the mountainous coast line. Surrounded by greenery and overlooking the sea, The Lady Pagoda makes for a wonderful day trip. Hop on a motorbike to admire The Lady up close.
Exotic fruits and cheap markets
Danang’s boasts some of the cheapest local markets in Vietnam. Last minute souvenirs anyone?
Danang has the most awesome bridge in the world
I’m sorry the Dragon Bridge spits fire. The. Bridge. Spits. Fire.
Some of the best food in Vietnam
We found the best vegetarian restaurant in our lives in Danang. Also the cutest crepe place where I got my daily iced matcha green tea.
Ngoc Chi Vegetarian Restaurant – this is the restaurant we just kept going back to. 20,000 dong per dish ($2). Just the best.
Bread of Life Bar – Bread of Life hires deaf people to work. Very sweet place where you can enjoy Vietnamese or Western dishes.
Love’s Crepes – Love’s Crepes is a hipster Vietnamese cafe to die for. If you love yummy drinks and ice cream crepes this is the place.
A city for the locals
Danang caters to local Vietnamese travelers rather than international backpackers so you’ll really get a good taste of local culture in Danang that isn’t targeted to Westerners. Basically the city is void of those painfully touristy souvenir shops with iPho shirts.
It’s cheap! One of the cheapest stops in Vietnam. This hotel room was $8 right by the ocean. We didn’t even bother to haggle.