What to do in Da Nang

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Da Nang was the more “resorty” part of Vietnam, or just like Indonesia’s very own Bali, only less modern and touristy. At the moment, locals and Asia tourists still contribute the most income to the Da Nang travel industry and the local resorts, but I am hoping that in a few years more and more international tourists packing Da Nang.

HOW TO GET TO DA NANG

About guide, Air Asia is currently the first and only airline which has the direct access from Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) to Da Nang International Airport (PS: Da Nang is Vietnam’s fifth biggest city with the international airport becoming the third busiest in Vietnam).

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE

Da Nang is a part of Vietnam and the country’s currency is Vietnamese Da Nang (VND). By September 12th 2016, 1 VND = IDR 0,6 and changing on a daily basis, visit this website for the exchange rate update.

What to do in Da Nang

WEATHER

Vietnam is located in South East Asia and being located in tropical region, the weather in general is hot and humid with the chance of rain. Vietnam’s weather on 3-7 September 2016 ranged from 35-37 degree celcius with occasional mild and hard rain.

COMMUNICATION

When travelling to Vietnam and based on my experience, I directly went and purchase the mobile sim card from MAX SIM by Vinaphone and I got the 5 GB 3G mobile data for as cheap as VND 100.000 (IDR 70k/$4)

What to do in Da Nang

ACCOMMODATION

Accomodation in Da Nang is cheap to affordable in general with class ranging from hostels to five star resort.

Average cost for:

Hostels in Da Nang: VND 130.000/night

Boutique hotels: VND 500.000/night

4&5-star hotels: VND 2.000.000/night

There’s something about the structure of Da Nang city that reminds me of my home town Singkawang and same as Singkawang, motorcycle is probably the most convenient way to explore the city. I didn’t see a lot of public transportations in Da Nang other than taxi, and Uber is not available here.

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