Da Nang

This major port city in central Vietnam is no longer just a stepping stone to historic Hoi An, the Ba Na Hill Station and the beaches of the East Coast.

Da Nang may not have the historic charm of nearby Hoi An, but it does have an amazing nightlife around the Han River and the airport, train station and port that connects the region to the rest of Vietnam. Somehow this makes Da Nang feel more “real”. New cafes, rooftop bars (like the Sky36 Club) and futuristic bridges keep popping up, making this one of Vietnam’s most promising new travellers’ hubs.