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BEST MEMORIES OF DA NANG

September 06, 2017 Crystal Phuong 0 Comments

I know it has been a long time since my last blog post and it's even a longer time since our last trip to Da Nang (one year, in case you are wondering). If you follow me on Instagram, you might notice that I've been traveling nonstop at the beginning of this year.  Something happened turned my life into a new chapter unexpectedly 4 months ago. I took the time off, traveled around, focused on improving myself, and tried to be positive as much as I could. I'd love to share with you what happened to me. But I have to save that long story for another day. 

For now, here is a major throwback some great memories of Da Nang. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what to do when you plan your trip to this beautiful city. 

Where to stay?

We booked a 3 bedroom-villa at Premier Danang Resort, a property by Accor hotel group. It was a stunning resort right by the ocean and of course, a beautiful place always comes with a beautiful price. We had a private swimming pool, a garden, a balcony, and a private chef who came to cook dinner for us on our last day. 

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Our tastefully decorated master bedroom with a private balcony


A private swimming pool. When asked "What was your favorite thing from this trip?", my nephew didn't need to think twice to answer "The swimming pool". He clearly knows how to enjoy life at 5 years old, doesn't he?

Depending on your budget, finding a good hotel in Da Nang is not a challenging task. Working in hospitality industry gives me advantages and experiences when it comes to hotel booking. I'll always go to TripAdvisor and sort the hotels by the Traveller Ranking, and then filter them out based on my budget, preferences, and class. By far, I haven't had any bad experience at any hotel I stayed.

What to do in Da Nang?

Honestly, we didn't do many things this trip. Traveling with my family means doing some light activities like walking a long the beach, going for lunch or dinner, or chilling by the ocean. That sounds like what we normally do at home (we live near by the ocean anyway). Nonetheless, I managed to make everyone walk on our second day in Da Nang.

We took a taxi to Ba Na Hills, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Da Nang. Ba Na Hill is a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son mountain, west of Da Nang city in the central Vietnam. You'll get to enjoy the ride in the world's longest single-wire cable car while admiring the stunning scenery all the way to the top. Once you get there, it's like a different world that you'll see. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

Blending in with the background in flower garden Le Jardin D'amour

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

Looking for my Prince Charming on the Love Bridge. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

This view from Linh Ung Pagoda is truly one of a kind. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

Every corner in Ba Na Hills is so Instagram worthy.

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

It was a bright and beautiful day in Da Nang when we visited. 

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Our very first family photo of 2016. Missing my brother though. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills


A potential hopeless romantic in the making. Hope my nephew won't break many girls' heart in the future!

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills

We spent our morning and afternoon in Ba Na Hills and visited Hoi An in the evening, a city known for its well-preserved Ancient Town in the evening. It is only 46 minutes car ride from Da Nang. If you love seeing centuries-old Buddhist temples, trying out many types of food, enjoying vintage shopping, you definitely love Hoi An. Even I'm not crazy about the mentioned three activities above, I found myself immensely enjoyed my time in this beautiful place. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Hoi An

Hoi An is the land of lanterns and I can understand why. You'll see lanterns everywhere. If you are visiting Hoi An in during Chinese New Year, you'll get to experience the Full Moon festival, when the street lights are dimmed allowing only colorful lanterns illuminate the whole town. Its beauty will stay in your mind and heart forever. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Hoi An

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Hoi An

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang, Hoi An


On the last day in Da Nang, we spent our morning walking along the My Khe beach. It's always my favorite thing to do. This time, it was even better as I had my dad, mom, sister in law, nephew, and boyfriend with me. My brother would have been with us if not for his work commitment at last minute.

Singapore Travel Blog: Watching sunrise on My Khe beach, Da Nang

Watching the sunrise on the beach with my loved ones.

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Sipping on the juicy drinks.

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Miu was so happy whenever he gets to play in the ocean. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Watching this two building up a sand castle made my heart sink. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

The loves of my life. Nothing beats watching them enjoying beautiful moments together. 

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Singapore Travel Blog: Best memories of Da Nang

Da Nang is more than just a tourist destination for me. It's the place where I had the first holiday with the family after 20 years. It has a special meaning in my heart. If you haven't visited this city, I suggest you make a trip. You won't regret after that even if you are traveling alone. 

Thank you so much for reading!  

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