Da Nang sits plumb in the middle of Vietnam, proximity to Hue - 3 hours North and Hoi An - 30 minutes South, which makes it a perfect stop point for those who need a break from touristy areas.
Da Nang - the third largest city is growing into one of the most organized urban area, with attractive beach front villas on the one side and Han River flowing on the other.
The city is famous for being the former capital of the Kingdom of Champa(2nd – 15th centuries) and is notable for the Cham Museum which features a large collection of Cham artefacts from different eras.
After the Cham influence the city became an important port during French rule and later was an important base for the Americans during the Vietnam War.
Some 12 kilometres west of Danang lie the so called Marble Mountains which consists of 5 limestone peaks. These peaks, which were once holy to the Chams, were held by the Vietcong for most of the Vietnam War and today offer a wonderful view of the city of Danang.