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1. Overview about Da Nang city

Da Nang is currently the 4th largest city in the country, behind Hanoi, Saigon and Hai Phong in terms of socio-economic development and urbanization speed. Another advantage is that Da Nang is located between Hoi An, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue. Therefore, visitors can absolutely take a Hue tour from Da Nang to visit famous places of neighboring cities such as: Cu Lao Cham, Old Town, Bay Mau Coconut Forest, and the Mausoleum architecture which is very convenient.

Da Nang not only has a blue sea with long white sand beaches, but also has the majestic beauty of mountains and forests. 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 pace of life, and diverse culinary culture and the hottest entertainment experiences.

2. Overview about Hue City

Hue is a province on the Central Coast that shares borders with Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Laos, and the East Sea. Hue is renowned for its delicate, serene, and lyrical beauty. Everyone is enticed to visit Hue at least once in their lifetime by its appeal.

Coming to the ancient capital, visitors can admire the golden palaces, majestic mausoleums, and historical landscapes, all of which create a unique beauty for the land of Hue. Arrange a trip to the ancient capital of Hue to see and feel firsthand the tangible and intangible cultural heritage that holds many intellectual and spiritual values ​​of the Vietnamese people.

3. The ideal time to have the best Hue tour from Da Nang

If you want to have great experiences for the Hue tour from Da Nang, you need to pay special attention to the weather. Let’s learn about the weather details of the two cities above in the section below:

3.1. The best time to visit Da Nang

Da Nang is a transitional place between the Northern and Southern climates, with the dominant tropical climate in the South. Each year there are two distinct seasons: the dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December. Sometimes there are cold spells in winter but they do not last long and the weather is not very cold.

  • Late December to late March: The weather is cool and pleasant, most ideal for spring trips. Prices for hotel and food services at this time are said to be the most stable of the year. Note, visitors should bring a thin jacket because it can be chilly in the evening, and sometimes there is spring rain.
  • Early April to mid-September: This is the best time to travel to Da Nang, but it is also the peak summer tourism season, quite crowded and expensive. April is the season when forest trees change their yellow and red leaves on Son Tra peninsula.
  • Mid-September to late December: The weather is no longer hot, it starts to rain sporadically but does not last long. The peak season has passed, so air tickets, accommodation services, and meals are reasonably priced.

3.2. The best time to visit Hue

Summer in Hue lasts from March to August. The rainy season in Hue often has storms and floods from October to January. Winter is cold, sometimes the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius. Spring in Hue is the most pleasant climate, from January to the end of March.

  • From January to March: The weather is cold, trees are budding, and the scenery is beautiful. This time is very suitable to admire the gentle beauty of Hue.
  • April: This is the Hue Festival Season. The atmosphere is vibrant and bustling, the streets are beautifully decorated. If you are a person who likes prosperity, you can travel to Hue at this time.
  • From May to July: At this time the climate is cool and dry, it is also the most beautiful time to travel to Hue, especially in early August.

Traveling to Hue from Da Nang each season has its own beauty. However, the ideal time to visit these two cities is the dry season from January to July and the best time from February to May. This is the pleasant weather period in both cities before transitioning to the season of intense sunlight.

4. How to move to Hue from Da Nang

The distance from Da Nang to Hue is about 100 kilometers and it will take you about 2 hours and 30 minutes to go from Da Nang to Hue. Travel time also depends on the type of vehicle the tourist chooses. Below are some suggested means of transportation from Da Nang to Hue for tourists:

4.1. Train

The distance on the train route between Da Nang and Hue is 103 kilometers. You can select this mode of transportation due to its “safety” and flexibility in taking in the breathtaking views of the magnificent Truong Son range, Hai Van Pass, and numerous other stunning locations the boat travels through, like Lang Co Bay.  

Some trains that tourists can refer to suit their travel schedule are:


Ship codeTicket priceTime goes and comes
SE6 70,000VND – 90,000VND03:04 to 05:33 
SE2270,000VND – 90,000VND06:41 to 10:04 
TN270,000VND – 90,000VND09:25 to 12:33
SE2100,000VND 12:46 to 15:23
SE4120,000VND14:13 to 16:39
SE20110,000 VND18:55 to 21:25

4.2. Coach

Bus travel time from Da Nang to Hue and vice versa is about 2 to 3 hours. You can refer to some bus companies specializing in the Hue – Da Nang – Hue route with prices from 80,000 VND to 180,000 VND such as: Phuong Trang, Hanh Cafe, Hoang Long, Hieu Hoa bus

4.3. Taxi

This is also a comfortable and quite convenient option to travel from Da Nang to Hue. However, with the distance between Da Nang and Hue being more than 100 kilometers, the price of this vehicle needs to be considered. Usually the price ranges from 1,000,000 VND – 1,800,000 VND depending on the number of seats and route. Some reputable taxi companies include:

  • Taxi Mai Linh: 0511.
  • Taxi Tiên Sa: 0511.
  • Taxi Datranco (Dana Taxi): 0511.3.815.815

Taxi prices depend on each car model and type. Different car companies will also have different taxi prices and each company also has different pricing policies. Please contact us to choose the price that best suits your budget. money.

4.4. Motorbike

Perhaps for backpackers, riding a motorbike from Da Nang to Hue or vice versa is the most interesting thing. This is indisputable because the Da Nang – Hai Van – Lang Co – Hue backpacking route is always among the most attractive and challenging routes in Vietnam. Motorbike rental prices range from 100,000 VND to 120,000 VND per day depending on the type of vehicle.

5. Suggested entertainment itinerary in Da Nang

5.1. What to do in Da Nang

5.1.1. Visit My Khe beach

My Khe beach, which is said to be among the world’s most gorgeous beaches, will make you fall in love with its pure blue ocean, immaculate sand, and fine white sand. When you come here, you can engage in exciting water sports like windsurfing, canoeing, or jet skiing in addition to swimming. Visitors should especially take advantage of the chance to see this coastal city’s stunning sunrise and sunset.

  • Address: Located right in the center of Da Nang city, you need to go across the Han River bridge, then go straight on Pham Van Dong street about 1.5 kilometers to reach My Khe beach.

5.1.2. Check-in at Dragon Bridge Da Nang

As a symbol of the city and a metaphor for reaching out to the ocean, Dragon Bridge is most beautiful in the evening, when 1,500 LED lights are lit combined with extremely shimmering color effects. Traveling to Da Nang, try once to see the extremely unique fire and water spray performance every Saturday and Sunday night.

  • Address: Starting from Vo Nguyen Giap street, you turn left to Vo Van Kiet and then go straight to see Dragon Bridge. Or if starting from Tran Phu Street, you just need to turn left to reach the foot of the bridge.

5.1.3. Explore Marble Mountains

The five limestone mountains that make up Ngu Hanh Son are Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son, and Tho Son. This destination is impressive not only for its mossy, beautiful nature but also for its historically significant cultural architecture. You have two options for reaching the summit of the mountain to see the expansive perspective of the city: using the elevator or going up the stairs.

  • Address: Hoa Hai, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
  • Ticket price: 40,000 VND/1 person

5.1.4. Enjoy food and shopping at Con market

Con Market is not only a place for trading but also a paradise for snack lovers with a series of large and small food stalls with diverse displays extending from the market gate every afternoon. List of dishes that must be tried when coming here are snails, spring rolls, banh beo cup,… Enjoying and shopping at Con market is a great experience that you should try.

  • Address: 290 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang

5.2. What to eat in Da Nang

5.2.1. Mi Quang (Quang Noodle)

Quang noodles do not have an “immutable” formula, but are very diverse in flavors such as Quang noodles with shrimp and meat, Quang noodles with snakehead fish, Quang noodles with crab patties… Quang noodles are a dry dish and are a bowl of noodles which never lack roasted peanuts and crispy toasted sesame rice paper.

Suggest some famous Mi Quang addresses in Da Nang:

  • Mi Xu Quang: No. 02 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Ba Quang Noodles Buy: No. 19 – 21 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Mrs. Lu’s Quang Noodles: No. 126 Ham Nghi, Hai Chau, Da Nang.

5.2.2. Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Pork rice paper rolls)

Pork rice paper rolls are a fairly simple dish, but it is the careful selection of ingredients that makes the dish special. Pork is only taken from the butt or shoulder, the accompanying vegetables must be fresh and green such as lettuce, basil, fish mint, banana flower, cucumber, green banana, bean sprouts… Seasoning sauce of pork rice paper roll is an irreplaceable dipping sauce.

Suggest some famous Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo addresses in Da Nang:

  • Quan Mau: No. 35 Do Thuc Tinh, Cam Le, Da Nang.
  • Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo Huong Dai Loc: No. 56 Dang Dung, Lien Chieu, Da Nang.
  • Quan Hoang Tin: No. 12 Le Hong Phong, Phuoc Ninh, Da Nang.

5.2.3. Bun Cha Ca Da Nang (Da Nang fish ball noodle) 

Basic components like cabbage, pumpkin, tomatoes, pineapple, and so on are simmered in broth, seasoned with shrimp paste-derived spices, and served with aromatic and delicious steamed and fried fish cakes to make a good bowl of Da Nang fish ball noodle soup. Specifically, a basket of fresh veggies is offered with every serving of vermicelli.

Suggest some famous Bun Cha Ca Da Nang (Da Nang Fish Ball Noodles) addresses in Da Nang:

  •  Bun Cha Ca 109: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Bun Cha Ca Ba Lu: 317 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Bun Cha Ca Ba Phien: 63 Le Hong Phong, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau, Da Nang

5.2.4. Goi Ca Nam O (Nam O fish salad)

The fish used to make this dish can be from sardines, anchovies, tilapia… however the most delicious is still herring. The characteristic of Nam O fish salad is the dipping sauce made from boiled fish juice, mixed with Nam O fish sauce, chili, tapioca starch and MSG.

Suggest some famous Nam O fish salad addresses in Da Nang:

  • Thanh Huong Restaurant: No. 1026 Nguyen Luong Bang, Lien Chieu.
  • Miss Hong’s Restaurant” 118 Huynh Thuc Khang, Hai Chau, Da Nang
  • Nam O fish salad 972 Nguyen Luong Bang: 972 Nguyen Luong Bang, Lien Chieu, Da Nang

6. Suggested entertainment itinerary in Hue

6.1. What to do in Hue

6.1.1. Visit Hue Imperial Citadel

The most characteristic and exquisite structure in the Hue Monuments Complex is the Hue Citadel, sometimes called the Hue Imperial Citadel. Known as the final feudal dynasty in Vietnam, the Nguyen Dynasty kings resided and worked here for 143 years. Being a royal palace, this location has incredibly grand, striking architecture that embodies numerous political, cultural, and historical ideals. Well-known structures like Quoc Tu Giam, Thai Hoa Palace, Ky Dai Gate, and Ngo Mon Gate are located inside the citadel.

  • Address: Street 23/8, Thuan Hoa ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Ticket price: 120,000 VND/person; 30,000 VND for children; 150,000 VND for foreign guests

6.1.2. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda

Built in 1601, Thien Mu Pagoda is an old pagoda in Hue and a well-known spiritual destination in the former capital. Situated atop the picturesque Ha Khe hill and facing the serene Perfume River, the pagoda exudes an air of tranquility and great grandeur. Visitors like strolling across the picturesque landscape and marveling at the enigmatic tales that surround it.

  • Address: 140-142 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Huong Long Ward, Hue City

6.1.3. Enjoy Dong Ba market cuisine

With a history of up to 120 years, Dong Ba market is not only a place for trading but also a very important historical witness. It can be said that if you travel to Hue without visiting Dong Ba market, it is considered as if you have not set foot in Hue. Whether you are traveling to Hue on your own or on a tour, you should still visit the market to visit and shop.

The market offers a wide variety of delicate handmade gifts in addition to shops offering popular things like shirts, hats, and shoes. The thing that draws visitors to Hue the most, though, is still the diversity of fish sauces and specialties that Hue has to offer.

  • Address: No. 2 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Hoa Ward, Hue City

6.1.4. Explore Phu Cam church

A famous place in the dreamy land of Hue that tourists should not miss is Phu Cam church right in the city center. This church bears the mark of classic Gothic style, as beautiful as the works of Europe. This is a spiritual place that attracts many people to pray, especially on the holidays and Christmas. Visitors coming here will discover impressive scenery from the professional layout and design. Let this place become a destination in your journey to explore the ancient capital.

  • Address: 1 Doan Huu Trung, Phuoc Vinh, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue

6.2. What to eat in Hue

6.2.1. Bun Bo Hue

For anyone who has been to Hue and hasn’t eaten Hue beef noodle soup, it doesn’t mean anything anymore. The Hue beef noodle brand is no longer a specialty of the ancient capital but is also very popular from North to South. Although beef noodle soup has now been modified to suit each region’s taste, the flavor of beef noodle soup in Hue is still the best.

Suggest some places selling delicious Bun Bo Hue in Hue

  • Bun Bo Hue My Tam: 5 Tran Van Cao, Hue
  • Bun Bo Hue Ba Tuyet: 47 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue
  • Bun Bo Hue Mu Roi: 40 Nguyen Chi Dieu, Hue

6.2.2. Banh Bot Loc Hue (Rice dumpling cake)

Banh Bot Loc is a dish you should definitely try when visiting Hue. Made from chewy, sweet dough and filled with shrimp and meat. Banh Bot Loc will make tourists want to eat again and again

Suggest some delicious Banh Bot Loc addresses in Hue

  • Ba Cu: 23/177 Phan Dinh Phung, Hue city
  • Banh Bot Loc Thuy: 106 Pham Hong Thai, Hue city 
  • Banh Bot Loc O Giau: 109 Le Huan, Hue city 

6.2.3. Nem Lui Hue

Although spring rolls are not a strange dish in many other localities, in Hue, spring rolls have a very unique, delicious flavor.

Suggest some delicious Hue spring rolls addresses in Hue

  • Hue Nem Lui Phu Tai: No. 2 Dien Bien Phu, City. Hue
  • Nem Lui Me Gia: 25 Dao Duy Tu, City. Hue
  • Nem Lui Hong Mai: 110 Dinh Tien Hoang

7. Conclusion

Above is the entire detailed experience for the Hue tour from Da Nang that visitors can refer to. Hopefully the above useful information will help visitors have wonderful experiences in these two cities. Contact Metta Voyage now to update more interesting travel information!

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