Da Nang City
Da Nang City is located in middle of Central Viet Nam, between Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, separated from Laos by the western Truong Son Mountains. It is surrounded by Thua Thien-Hue along the northern border and Quang Nam on the southern border. It is embraced by the East Sea with 150km of seacoast.
Climate: Da Nang is located in the zone of typical tropical monsoon, temperate and equable climate. The city’s weather bears the combination of the north and the south climate characters with the inclination to the former. There are two seasons: the wet from August to December and the dry season from January to July, cold waves are occasional but they are of average and short lasting. Average humidity is 83.4%. Average temperature is about 260C, the highest is 28-300C in June, July, August, the lowest is 18-230C in December, January, February. In Ba Na Mountain, the temperature is 200C. Average rainfall is 2,505mm per year that concentrates during October and November.
Da Nang City is a bustling regional hub, not only because it is a dynamic center for trade, sports and education but also the gateway to three UNESCO World Heritage sites (Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue’s Complex of Monuments and My Son Sanctuary). The surrounding area is home to some of Vietnam’s most compelling attractions, including the imposing Hai Van Pass, the serene Son Tra Peninsula, the magnificent Marble Mountains, the natural wonder of Ba Na Hills and the myriad of splendid beaches surrounding the city.
When the city lights up at night, Da Nang offers you a breathtaking sight: the display of lights on two of iconic bridges of the city. The Han River Bridge is covered in beautiful lights, while the Rong Bridge is shaped like a dragon and breathes fire at certain times of the day. These two bridges play an important role in everyday life in Da Nang. Not only do they awake the commercial potential of the city but are also a point of pride for locals, iconic monuments of Da Nang left for future generations.
Just take a walk down a riverside street to feel the city at night, and enjoy a fantastic meal at any of the city’s top-notch restaurants. Combining poetic river scenery with warm hospitality, Da Nang has become a favorite destination for domestic and international tourists.
Da Nang City also has an international airport with many direct flights every day from all over the world.
For more information about Da Nang, please visit: http://centralcoastvietnam.com/places-to-explore/danang/ and http://www.vietnamtourism.com/en/index.php/tourism/items/73
Local currency and rate of exchange:
Viet Nam’s unit of currency is the Viet Nam Dong (VND). The exchange rate (as of 17th May 2015) is US $1-VND 21,780.
In Da Nang, the warm season lasts from May 14 to September 2with an average daily high temperature above 33 0C. The hottest day of the year is June 18, with an average high of35 0 C and low of26 0C.
Vietnam Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7)
The official language is Vietnamese. However, English is widely spoken.