1. Overview

Known as one of the most livable cities in Vietnam, Da Nang can satisfy the needs of any demanding guest with its rich natural scenery, modern lifestyle, and diverse culinary culture. One of the options to experience Da Nang City in a unique way is that you can walk and explore famous destinations in Da Nang City. The Da Nang free walking tour is an interesting and useful experience for visitors to this beautiful coastal city.

2. What is a Da Nang free walking tour?

The Da Nang free walking tour is an attractive tourist activity for domestic and foreign tourists. This tour is organized by travel companies or individuals, giving visitors the opportunity to explore Da Nang city in the most complete and detailed way, and the tour is completely free. However, visitors are often encouraged to contribute a discretionary fee to the tour guide after the tour ends.

During the tour, visitors will be introduced to the history, culture, people, and characteristics of Da Nang City by the tour guide. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the daily lives of local people, shop for souvenirs, and explore the city’s delicious dishes.

The Da Nang free walking tour usually lasts about 2–3 hours, starting early in the morning or late in the evening. The tour schedule usually includes famous attractions of the city, such as Han River Bridge Da Nang, Han Market, Dragon Bridge, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, APEC Da Nang Park, Love Bridge, and Letter Danang Institute of General Sciences.

3. The top 8 best places you will experience on the Da Nang free walking tour

3.1. Danang General Science Library

Located on Bach Dang Street, the most beautiful street in Da Nang City, and Tran Phu Street, Da Nang Library is both an architectural symbol of the city and a destination for the community. After 40 years of formation and development, the Da Nang General Science Library has become a cultural highlight of the city. At the same time, it is an ideal place for reading, studying, and researching for pupils, students, officials, and city people.

In addition, the Da Nang General Science Library is an ideal check-in location for tourists and city residents. The library has modern architecture, with large glass windows to help the interior space always be filled with natural light. The library also has many beautiful photography angles suitable for Korean photography styles.

  • Address: 33 Tran Phu, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Tel: (+84) 236 3827 533
  • Open: Tuesday to Sunday: 07:30–11:30, 13:30–17:00 (except Friday afternoon).

3.2. Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge is one of the bridges spanning the Han River in Da Nang, Central Vietnam. Han River Bridge was officially put into operation and used in 2000, connecting the two main roads of Da Nang, Le Duan, and Pham Van Dong. Han River Bridge was designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers with a budget donated by the people of Da Nang. This place has both modern beauty and the pristine memories of the Da Nang people.

The special feature of this bridge is that it can rotate 90 degrees. When rotated, the middle part of the bridge will split in half, opening up a large road for ships to pass through. Han River Bridge is one of the attractive Da Nang tourist destinations you should not miss.

Han River Bridge rotation time:

From Monday to Friday, the Han River Bridge rotates at 1 a.m. About 15 minutes earlier, traffic will stop. At exactly 1 o’clock, the bridge will turn 90 degrees, creating two paths for ships to pass through. Then, around 2 or 4 a.m., the bridge will return to its original position.

From Saturday to Sunday, on weekends, there will be many tourists visiting, so the Han River Bridge turning time will be earlier, around 22:00 p.m. At about 22:45 p.m., vehicles crossing the bridge will stop. At 23 p.m., the bridge returned, and after 24 p.m., it returned to its original position.

3.3. Han Market

Han Market is a fairly old market in Da Nang, formed in the 1940s of the 19th century.Up to now, Han Market has become one of the busiest shopping areas here. Han Market is located in a convenient location for trade and is an attractive tourist destination for many tourists. The market is adjacent to four main streets in Da Nang: Tran Phu, Bach Dang, Hung Vuong, and Tran Hung Dao, about 2 km from Dragon Bridge. Danang Han Market is a traditional market very typical of Da Nang city, with a variety of items for sale, bustling dining areas, specialty stalls, etc., giving visitors an unforgettable experience. You can see more travel guides about Discover 7 Vibrant Night Markets Danang – A Shopper’s Paradise.

  • Address: 119 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Open: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

3.4. Dragon Bridge

Da Nang Dragon Bridge makes a strong impression on visitors because of its design, which simulates the extremely vivid shape of an Eastern dragon. Thanks to this “unique” design, Dragon Bridge has become one of the symbols when mentioning this beautiful coastal city. Dragon Bridge is among the top bridges with the most unique architecture in Vietnam, making many people admire and love it. Dragon Bridge Da Nang is located on Nguyen Van Linh Street across the Han River, connecting Son Tra and Hai Chau districts in Da Nang. The bridge was officially opened to traffic on March 29, 2013.

The most prominent feature of Da Nang Dragon Bridge is the extremely unique image of the steel dragon spewing fire and water spray. The fire and water spray performance will take place at exactly 21:00 p.m on Saturdays, Sundays, and major holidays of the year. The duration of this performance is relatively long, promising to bring you the most memorable and impressive moments.

3.5. Da Nang Museum of Champa Sculpture

The Museum of Cham Sculpture is a famous religious and cultural tourist destination that gives visitors an interesting experience with treasures and artifacts that once stood out in the art of Champa sculpture. In addition, this place is also one of the check-in points visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. The Museum of Cham Sculpture, whose full name is the Museum of Champa Sculpture, is located at the intersection of Trung Nu Vuong Street and September 2 Street, opposite the Vietnam Television Center, so visitors can find seeing the museum very easy.

  • Address: 2 Hai Thang September Street, Binh Hien Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City
  • Open: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
  • Reference ticket price: 2.47 USD/time/person

3.6. APEC Park Da Nang

APEC Park is located on the banks of the Han River in Binh Hien ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city. The park was inaugurated in early 2022, with a spacious campus and a total area of up to 8,668 m2. Possessing a unique and iconic design, this place will bring interesting experiences to all visitors.

The project stands out with its dome architecture, designed with a kite shape curving like ocean waves. Not only impressive with its majestic appearance, APEC Da Nang Park also “captures the hearts” of visitors with its unique architecture inside. The project is a complex of green parks, lawns, gardens, etc. for visitors to relax and entertain. Not only is it a place to entertain and attract tourists, but APEC Park is also chosen to organize unique events, cultural activities, and festivals in Da Nang City.

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3.7. Love bridge

Love Bridge Da Nang is located on the east side of the Han River, Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang City. The bridge has an arc shape and has been in operation since 2015. Love Bridge is located between Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge, so from here, you can see many beautiful and famous landscapes of the city. The Love Bridge in Da Nang is inspired by famous love bridges in the world, such as those in Italy, France, Russia, and Germany. This is a place of proof and promise for couples; the meaning of the love lock represents a strong, eternal love.

3.8. Chicken Church

Chicken Church is located at 156 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, in a prime location right in the center of Da Nang City. The church is also known by other names, such as Chinh Toa Da Nang Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The church was built during the French period with unique European architecture and extremely sweet pink paint. This is not only an interesting place to visit but also a very high-quality check-in point for tourists every time they come to Da Nang.

4. Things to note when participating in the Da Nang free walking tour

  • Visitors should wear comfortable clothes suitable for walking. 
  • Bring sneakers or soft-soled sandals for ease of movement. 
  • Bring hats, sunglasses for sun protection, and sunscreen. 
  • Bring drinking water and snacks to replenish energy. 
  • Leave personal contact information for the tour guide in case of an emergency.

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5. Conclusion

Above are The top 8 best places you will experience on the Da Nang free walking tour that Metta Voyage shares with you, and we hope you will have an interesting trip. Don’t forget to visit our blog to learn more about other travel experiences.

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