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Destinations for Digital Nomads: Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang, Vietnam
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Welcome to another post of my series on the perfect destinations for digital nomads!

After the last post with tips for a beautiful itinerary in Mumbai, India, it’s Da Nang’s turn in Vietnam.

In this destination, modernity crosses with tradition, and natural beauty mixes with cultural richness.

For digital nomads, Da Nang offers the ideal combination of city life and quieter coastal retreats, making it a perfect destination for those looking for a balance between work and adventure.

5 days to experience Da Nang, Vietnam

Day 1: Embrace the charm of the coast

Sunbeds with sand, blue sea, and palms in the My Khe beach, Danang, Vietnam.
Sunbeds, sand, blue sea, and palms in the My Khe beach, Da Nang, Vietnam. ©alien1855/Depositphotos

Start your trip with a visit to the iconic My Khe beach. Famous for its white sand and transparent waters, it’s the perfect place to relax and sunbathe.

After a peaceful morning, head to the Marble Mountains, where you can explore ancient caves and pagodas while enjoying the city and coastline views.

Day 2: Immerse yourself in Da Nang’s history and culture

Dragon Bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon in Han River in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Dragon Bridge was built in the shape of a dragon in Han River in Vietnam. ©fotoall/Depositphotos

Spend your second day exploring Da Nang’s cultural heritage. Visit the Cham Museum, which has an extensive Cham artefacts and sculptures collection. Then, pop into the bustling Han Market to get a feel for local life and buy some unique souvenirs.

In the evening, go for a boat trip to the Dragon Bridge, a symbol of this city’s vibrant spirit, and watch it blow fire and water in an incredible spectacle.

Day 3: Discover the hidden gems

Vietnam coffee at one of the local cafes.
Vietnam coffee at one of the local cafes. ©paullinochka/Depositphotos

Get off the most traveled places and go in search of Da Nang’s hidden treasures. Explore the streets of the old French Quarter with all its colonial architecture and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee in a local café before heading to the Linh Ung Pagoda.

Day 4: Nature and adventure

The Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Vietnam.
The Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Vietnam. ©e.m.mitroshin.gmail.com/Depositphotos

Escape the city and explore the natural attractions around Da Nang. Getting to the Ba Na hills will take a day. Still, you can ride the world’s longest cable car there, cross the famous Golden Bridge, supported by giant stone hands, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. If you want more adventure, explore the lush Son Tra Peninsula, home to diverse wildlife and breathtaking views.

Day 5: Indulge in Vietnamese flavors and nightlife

Vietnamese pho
Vietnamese pho. ©resnick_joshua1/Depositphotos

End your adventure in Da Nang with a day dedicated to the city’s culinary scene and vibrant nightlife.

Start with a cooking class to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes such as pho and banh xeo.

After indulging in your creations, spend the afternoon exploring the local markets, sampling street food delicacies, and chatting with the friendly vendors.

As the sun goes down, Da Nang’s nightlife comes alive. Head to the An Thuong area, known for its bars and live music.

Now that you realize why I’ve chosen Da Nang as one of the best destinations for digital nomads, I’ll introduce you to another place in the next article in this blog series: Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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WANNA SURF IN DA NANG?

Yes, it’s possible, and some say it’s one of the best surfing destinations in Vietnam.
There are four surf spots to explore: Man Thai, My Khe, Non Nuoc, and Hoi An.
Be prepared for waves that are good for beginners but very fickle. A good time to go is in autumn, especially in October.


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Marlene Marques

Marlene is the creator of Marlene On The Move. A journalist by profession, she created the blog to share her adventures around the world. It is not unusual for her to set off to discover new countries and cultures with a surfboard as luggage.

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