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Da Nang Travel Guide

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Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, at the mouth of the Han River, Da Nang is a modern, bustling port city, boasting the highest urbanisation ratio of any centrally-governed city in the country. Central Vietnam's commercial and educational heartland, Da Nang is also an important tourist destination, attracting about 1.3 million local and international visitors every year. Popular tourist attractions in and around Da Nang include the Museum of Cham Sculpture; the Montgomerie Links golf course, roundly considered the best in Vietnam; the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills, famous for their caves, tunnels, carvings and sculptures; and the My Son ruins, an unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Site, consisting of Hindu temples first built in the 4th century. Da Nang is a popular stop-over point for travellers looking to access the even more bewitching, close-lying areas of Hoi An and the imperial city of Hue; and also features a few slightly more resort-style areas, such as Non Nuoc Beach - a white-sand beach renowned for both its spectacular beauty, and for its history as an 'R&R' destination for American troops during the Vietnam War - and the Ba Na Hills, a mountain resort with a 3 mile-long (5km) cable car system. Easily accessible by train, bus, plane or boat, Da Nang is a worthwhile stop for those looking to dip into Vietnam's fascinating and varied cultural trove. Go between February and May, when it'll be dry, and daytime temperatures will be bearable.

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