Da Nang

3,828km travelled.

3rd Jun 2016 - 6th Jun 2016. 3 nights.
15,038km travelled. 3,828km travelled excluding flights.

I got a quick 25 minute mini bus up to Đà Nẵng.

I stayed at the 1812 Boutique Hostel.

The beach here is probably the nicest I've seen so far. There's a lot of beach and the slope into the sea is very gradual. It was mostly empty during the day but when it got a bit cloudly or a few hours before sunset it got crowded. It was mainly Vietnamese, it's a very popular spot for them.

There was a music festival on the beach on the Saturday called Escape Music Festival. We were going to buy tickets for 200,000 VND (€8) but it looked empty so we went down the beach for a while. We could see into it and after a while they just let us in for free.

The River Hàn cuts through the city parallel to the beach. We went down to see the Dragon Bridge (Cầu Rồng) which breathes fire at 9pm on the weekends.

The part of the city I was in, near the beach, is still very much under construction. They're putting up hotels as fast as they can. You can end up on a dirt track if you try to take a shortcut and veer off the main roads.