Best Restaurants in Hue City

Hue is not only has high-value historical sites or captivating landscapes, but also is remembered by the delicious restaurants in Hue, where there are special dishes only in the ancient capital. Here are the top 5 delicious restaurants in Hue that you should come to fully enjoy the typical flavor.

1. Les Jardins De La Carambole

Les Jardins De La Carambole is known as the oldest French-Vietnamese restaurant in Hue. This restaurant was built according to the style of ancient French architecture with original tiles from 1915. The restaurant’s doorways are designed with the dome style of the ancient churches in foreign countries.

Coming to this restaurant, you will feel the harmonious combination between modern Western style and traditional features of Hue culture. The old wooden tables and chairs are still used with the familiar layout like in the movies of the old war. The dishes at the restaurant are not too expensive but very good with a plentiful menu. If you come here, you should not miss the delicious green mango salad with grilled sea bass with Mediterranean sauce; or grilled beef with banana leaves with the unique aroma of lemongrass and banana leaves. Fried banana bread with passion fruit sauce will be a great dessert for meals here.

Best Restaurants in Hue city

(Best Restaurants in Hue City)

In addition, this restaurant also has a small bar for visitors to enjoy the famous glass of fine French wine. This is an ideal place to explore traditional cuisine.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 32 Dang Tran Con Street, Hue

2. Hanh Restaurant

Located at 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street – a small street near the Western Quarter of Hue City. Hanh Restaurant is a paradise of Hue cakes not only for locals but also for many domestic and foreign tourists. According to the owner of the restaurant, “We have continued to make bread from Mom, Mom has continued from Grandmother and we have had more than 30 years born just to make cakes”.

Best Restaurants in Hue

(Hanh Restaurant – Best Restaurants in Hue)

Hanh Restaurant serves a variety of cakes and especially the banh khoai (rice pancakes) and nem lui (made of minced pork rolls wrapped in lemongrass, and served with rice paper, vegetables, and peanut sauce). You can order a set includes banh beo (steamed rice cake), nem lui, banh khoai, banh cuon thit nuoi (BBQ pork wrapped in rice paper), and nem ran (fried spring rolls) with the price VND 120,000. If you are in Hue or intend to travel to Hue, you should come here to try these delicious dishes.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue

3. La Maison Cafe & Restaurant

La Maison Cafe & Restaurant is a famous restaurant in Hue located on Pho Duc Chinh street and this is also a coffee shop. The space is a bit small but still comfortable for customers. The restaurant is designed with European style. When coming to La Maison Cafe & Restaurant, you not only enjoy delicious dishes but also have many beautiful places to take pictures.

The menu at La Maison Cafe & Restaurant is diverse and rich in both food and drink. The restaurant has dishes such as fried rice with kimchi, fried chicken with spicy sauce, spicy chicken with cheese, Dakgalbi, Kimbap, … Moreover, the pizzas of the restaurant are also quite excellent. Besides, the staff here are very enthusiastic, happy and polite. If you are in Hue or intend to travel to Hue, you definitely cannot miss a great spicy chicken restaurant like La Maison Cafe & Restaurant.

Best Restaurants in Hue

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 09 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue

4. Ancient Hue Restaurant

Located in Phu Mong – Kim Long village near Thien Mu Pagoda, with a 2000 m2 campus designed in a traditional style. In the middle of the yard is the copper censer, ancient well, lotus pond. The harmony in the architectural decor of this complex recreates the glorious past of Hue and gives customers the deepest sense of an ancient Hue city.

Restaurants in Hue Vietnam

Coming to Ancient Hue Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to experience the unique cultural features of an old garden restaurant, traditional houses: display of antiques for visitors and guests can play chess. The house is made of clay, it shows the still life paintings created by famous artist Le Ngoc Tuong. Besides, Ancient Hue also has a cooking service for guests (if required). Specialties here include Royal Appetizers, shrimp, French five-spiced duck, Hue tea, homemade ice cream, and high-quality pastries.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 104/47 Kim Long Street, Hue

5. Y Thao Garden Restaurant

Y Thao garden restaurant has the architecture of an old mansion with two main areas: garden space and indoor space. The space in the garden is quite large with many kinds of trees creating a fresh and airy atmosphere. The space inside the house is quiet and polite, and the layout of the house is quite classic.

Coming to Y Thao garden restaurant, visitors can find the specific Hue architecture through the design and decoration of the owner. Another special thing when visiting this restaurant is that you can admire the beautiful collection of ceramics and woodwork of the landlord in their living room, chat with them to learn more about the life of Hue people before enjoying a meal in the garden.

Restaurants in Hue Vietnam

Y Thao Garden serves a lot of Hue specialties with a nice cooking style and presentation. The menu has a diversity of vegetarian dishes and other dishes such as spring rolls, cinnamon rolls, green bean cakes, … More specifically, at this restaurant, you can also register for courses to learn how to cook Hue dishes in Royal style with prices ranging from 700-900 thousand VND for 4-5 lessons. If you are curious and want to discover how to make luxurious dishes of Hue, this is a destination not to be missed.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 03 Thach Han, Hue

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Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

Hoi An used to be one of the key trading port in Vietnam, it is now becoming a rustic and tranquil town where you can explore the traditional architecture. It is not only famous for beautiful sceneries and natural atmosphere, it is also well-known for its most lovely souvenir – lanterns. Coming to Hoi An, you will have a chance to see the sparkling old town nights in the brilliant lantern festival, especially on the full moon night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. This has become a feature that takes place monthly of Hoi An and attracts many tourists whenever they have the opportunity to visit Hoi An.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

Full Moon Hoi An Festival is held in the ancient town on the 14th of each lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. On this day, Hoi An residents will turn off the lights and hang colorful lanterns lighting the entire of old town. In Mid-Autumn Festival, Hoi An ancient town seems to be more brighter and more sparkling than usual in red, soft yellow, … radiating from lanterns from all over the small and beautiful alleys.

Where is the Full Moon Hoi An Festival celebrated?

The festival usually starts from around 6pm (when it gets dark) until 9-10pm and takes place in the busiest, most crowded part of the riverside section between Japanese and An Hoi bridges with many interesting activities, attracting a lot of domestic and foreign visitors.

Hoi An lantern festival

How is the Full Moon Hoi An Festival celebrated?

One of the interesting activites that takes place during the festival is the activity of dropping the Flower garlands and coloured lanterns on the Hoai River to bring good luck, peace and happiness. The lanterns are often sold along the banks of the river for only VND 5,000 – VND 10,000 per item.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

You can also rent a sampan boat and travel on the Hoai River floating in the space of the sparkling light of the flower like a fanciful picture. Hundreds of sparkling handmade lights illuminate an entire river and contain wishes from all over.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival Vietnam

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

There are often performances held along the river with music and poetry readings. The local people will play board games outside their homes while others gather for Bai Choi – a musical version of bingo, where there are many local games.

The street food stalls pop up all along the river selling delicious vegetarian food and classic pork dishes. It’s a great time to try tasty moon cakes (pastries filled with sweet red bean paste) and shop at the busy night markets.

The full moon is also a time to honour deceased relatives and ancestors. The local families will also visit shrines and present offerings of flowers, food and candles as well as fake money bills in exchange for prosperity.

Full Moon Hoi An

When is the Full Moon Festival celebrated?

Full Moon Hoi An Festival dates in 2020 and 2021

In 2020:  January 8th, February 7th, March 7th, April 6th, May 6th, June 5th, July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st, September 30th, October 30th, November 28th , December 27th

In 2021:  January 26th, February 25th, March 26th, April 25th, May 25th, June 23rd, July 23rd, August 21st, September 20th, October 19th, November 18th,  December 17th

Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

Useful Tips

To have an amazing trip to Full Moon Hoi An Festival,you should follow these tips:

– Prepare a wrist strap to use for your camera and attach your phone to a lanyard – if you don’t want these items accidentally lose or drop in the water as you’re taking photographs close to the river

– Buy handmade lanterns at a local shop for a cost of around 50 cents – Use your negotiation skill!

– You should arrive to Full Moon Hoi An Festival early to get a good spot – it’s a popular event with locals and tourists so it’s quite crowded

– If you would like to avoid the crowds, take a sampan ride on the river –  this is an opportunity to take stunning pictures of lanterns on the water’s surface.

– Wear sturdy shoes – All vehicles will be banned in old town area during the festival, so make sure that you wear a high-quality pair of walking shoes because you will have to walk a lot.

Year Month Hoi An Lantern Festival Dates
2019 September September 12th, 2019
2019 October October 12th, 2019
2019 November November 10th, 2019
2019 December December 9th, 2019
2020 January January 8th, 2020
2020 February February 7th, 2020
2020 March March 7th, 2020
2020 April April 6th, 2020
2020 May May 6th, 2020
2020 June June 5th, 2020
2020 July July 4th, 2020
2020 August August 3rd, 2020
2020 September September 1st, 2020
2020 October October 30th, 2020
2020 November November 28th, 2020
2020 December December 28th, 2020
2021 January January 26th, 2021
2021 February February 25th, 2021
2021 March March 26th, 2021
2021 April April 25th, 2021
2021 May May 25th, 2021
2021 June June 23rd, 2021
2021 July July 23rd, 2021
2021 August August 21st, 2021
2021 September September 20th, 2021
2021 October October 19th, 2021
2021 November November 18th, 2021
2021 December December 17th, 2021
2022 January January 16th, 2022
2022 February February 14th, 2022
2022 March March 16th, 2022
2022 April April 14th, 2022
2022 May May 14th, 2022

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5 Best Ways To Travel From Hue to Hoi An

How to travel from Hue to Hoi An? Hoi an, Danang and Hue are these tourist destinations located along the coast of Central Vietnam. Since these 3 cities are close to each other, then you can easily move from Hue to Hoi An. When traveling from Hue to Hoi An, you will have the opportunity to see famous sightseeing along the way such as the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach, Ling Ung Pagoda, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and Lap An Lagoon – making it one of the most popular short voyages in Vietnam.

The distance from Hue to Hoi An is about 126 km and there are many kinds of transportation for this route. But if you are still not sure about your choice, in this post, we will discuss the best ways to travel from Hue to Hoi An so that you can choose the best option for you!

Hai Van Pass- Travel From Hue to Hoi An

(Hai Van Pass – Travel From Hue to Hoi An)

Mode
Time
Price (VND)
Price (USD)
Stop
Train & Transfer 21/2 – 4 hours +45 – 90min transfer 40,000 – 90,000
& 20,000 – 500,000 Transfer
1.70 – 3.90 Da Nang
Bus 4 – 5 hours 100,000 4.30 Direct
Shuttle Bus 4 – 5 hours 240,000 10 Direct
Private Car 5 – 6 hours 1,180,000 – 1,680,000 50 – 72 Direct
Motorbike Self Drive 7- 8 hours 300,000 – 1,000,000 13 – 43 Direct
Motorbike Tour 8 hours 1,100,000 – 1,160,000 47 – 50 Direct

1. By Bus:

Traveling by bus is one of the most popular options for the trip Hue to Hoi An because of its convenience and reasonable price. It will take approximately 3 hours to get to Hue. The bus is a great option for those who aren’t too concerned with comfort and sightseeing along the way, however I would recommend against for those wanting more. It always go through the Hai Van tunel to save time, but no stunning view from Hai Van Pass for you.

You can book the bus ticket online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices. The cheapest bus service from Hue to Hoi An is around 120,000VND (around US$5), depending on where and how you book.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by bus

(Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Bus)

2. By Train:

The train is the preferred option for travelers wanting to experience the beautiful scenery  of Central Vietnam because the train will go through Hai Van pass, while most vehicles go through Hai Van tunnel, so you can have an opportunity to take photos to capture the best pictures. Moreover, for those who bring a lot of luggage, it is the best choice.

If you take the train to Hoi An, you have to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An via bus, taxi or private car. It normally takes around 40 minutes. For those with luggage, we recommend a taxi or private car as they offer more space and also privacy. Then, you use the train to Hue.

You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways, or buy at Danang Railway Station.The price range is varied from 60.000 VND to 180.000 VND (up to your type of ticket).

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Train

(Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Train)

Train from Hue To Danang:

Hue Train Station: 1 Le Loi St
Da Nang Train Station: 791 Hai Phong St – Duration: 2.5-4 Hours (depending on departure time)

3. By Motorbike:

Motorbike is a popular option for that backpacking throughout Vietnam, and it will be an interesting experience if you use the motorbike for the trip from Hue to Hoi An. This trip will take longer than the other options. You can stop at any place along the way to take photos or to see beautiful scenes as long as you want.

You can hire a motorbike through your hotels/ homestays or travel agent offices. The price is around US $15 to US $20 per motorbike.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by motorbike

( Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Motorbike)

4. By Scooter Tour:

If you want to ride a motorbike by yourself but still not sure about the route or you want to sit behind a rider, the scooter tour is the best choice for you. The scooter tour for the trip Hue to Hoi An will give you the adventurous feeling when exploring the hidden landscapes through rural, coastal and mountainous road. Going on a motorbike tour from Hue to Hoi An can be an amazing experience. You can feel both adventurous, but still safe as you have your tour-guide.

This trip will take around 6 to 7 hours, and the price is from US $45 per person. You can also book the tour online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by motorbike

 

5. By Private Car:

Travelling by private car has become the most popular option when travelling from Hue to Hoi An. Most companies offer 4 seat, 7 seat and 16 seat vehicles to cater for all group sizes. The private car service offers complete flexibility of your itinerary whilst also providing the comfort and privacy that other methods of transport do not offer.

You can choose the departure time from Hue, customize your own journey, so you can stop at any destinations on the way if you request in advance. Besides, it is considered the safest option due to drivers being experienced and talking their time to navigate the Hai Van pass. Especially, the price for the private car is also reasonable in comparison with other tours. Moreover, an English guide on the way is also available upon request. So, if you want to make a memorable experience on your holiday, a private car is the most suitable choice.

It is especially ideal for couples and families, as the price is then very fair because a private car is rented per vehicle, not per person!

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by car
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Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge in Da Nang

Ba Na Hills is known as one of the most famous places in Vietnam that any tourist should not miss. This place is like a “fairy place” with beautiful ancient buildings, extremely attractive entertainment games or even a fragrant flower garden awaits visitors to take photos. All have created a very unique Ba Na Hills that any visitor has come to visit.

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

1. Location

Ba Na Hills is located in Hoa Vang district, about 25km southwest of Danang center, at an altitude of 1487m above sea level. Ba Na is compared to Da Lat of the Central or Vietnam’s green lung.

bana hills - Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

2. Things to do at Ba Na Hills

– Golden Bridge

Opened in June 2018, the Golden Bridge has become a phenomenon that attracts the attention of numerous domestic and international tourists. And recently, Times magazine voted the Golden Bridge among the top 10 most attractive destinations on the planet in 2018.

This bridge is a new architectural construction, laying inside Ba Na Hills entertainment – tourism complex with the height of 1.400m above sea level and stretches about 150m long. More than being a pure architecture piece, the Golden Bridge has been asserting itself as a new symbol of Da Nang’s tourism.

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang Vietnam

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– Fantasy Park

With an area of ​​21,000 square meters, Fantasy Park is known as the largest indoor entertainment area in Asia, which will bring visitors the moments of fun and many new and exciting games. Fantasy Park is divided into 3 floors with thousands of games from easy to dangerous with a total of more than 90 free games like Skiver pilot, free-falling tower, Jurassic park, haunted house, Outrun racing, windmill, fairy forest, 4D death race, …

In addition, there are 3 very diverse food courts in this area serving a variety of Asian and European cuisines along with a souvenir stalls area where many products are sold.

Ba Na Hills Da Nang

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– Le Jardin d’Amour

A flower garden with a huge area of ​​8,206m2 located in the East of Ba Na mountain. The flower garden attracts visitors by its cool, pleasant climate with many beautiful flowers. In particular, there are 9 small gardens with different unique architecture: Suoi Mo garden, Eden garden, Mysterious garden, Uyen Uyen garden, Thinking garden, Mythological garden, Memory garden, Sacred garden and vineyards. Coming to the French style flower garden “Le Jardin d’Amour”, visitors are also captivated with many rare and colorful flowers such as hydrangeas, lavender, peach bells, chrysanthemum …..

Golden Bridge Da Nang

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda was built on the top of Ba Na with an altitude of 1500m. It has become a famous spiritual tourist that visitors should not miss. This temple has an architectural style similar to that of Vietnamese pagodas with curved tile roofs, large courtyards lined with stone and pine trees in front of 3 different types of leaves. In particular, visitors will be impressed by the 27m high statue of Guru Shakyamuni, meditate on a lotus tower and below are 8 exquisite carved reliefs, all recreating life. In addition, visitors coming here also have a panoramic view of Danang city, Son Tra peninsula, My Khe beach

Linh Ung pagoda in Bana Hills

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– French Village

Coming to the French village, you will experience a romantic and classic France with the style from the 20th century with unique architectural works such as a series of romantic castles, St Denis Cathedral, Apremont sur Allier village, plaza, hotel, village, town … In addition, this beautiful French village also owns many modern utility services such as closed swimming pool , high-class spa system, conference room, shopping area, coffee bar, four- seasons entertainment program for children and adults …

Golden Bridge Da Nang Vietnam

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– Debay Wine Cellar

Debay wine cellar is known as a very special architecture built by the French with the age now nearly 100 years old. This cellar is 2m wide with 100m length and always has an ideal temperature of 16 – 20 degrees Celsius to preserve many ancient French wines of ancient times. In addition, inside this place is a fireplace, a storage cellar, and a bar.

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang

(Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang)

– Wax Museum

The wax museum at Ba Na Hills is the largest wax sculpture exhibition area in Vietnam. Each wax statue is an extremely sophisticated work of art made by Italian artisans. At the Wax Museum, you will be able to see and take unlimited photos with wax replicas of many famous characters from around the world such as US President Barack Obama, singer Victoria Adam, basketball player Michael Jordan, composer Park Jae Sang …

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge

3. Best Time to Visit Ba Na Hills

The temperature in Ba Na throughout the year is always cool to cold. In the hot and uncomfortable heat of Danang City up to 39 – 40 degrees in the summer, the peak of Ba Na is only about 20 – 22 degrees Celsius. In the winter, the lowest temperature is 2 degrees C and the highest summer is 25 degrees C.

The most ideal time to visit Ba Na Hills is the period from April to August every year. This time is in the summer, Ba Na is the busiest in the year with long-term vacation. If you are a lover of bustle, this time is very suitable. However, if you are a quiet person, do not want to be too crowded but just want peace, you can visit Ba Na in the winter or days of the week to be able to mingle in the quiet space. However, there is a disadvantage if you go in the low season, it is not suitable to stay overnight because at that time it was a bit too deserted and so boring.

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Shopping in Danang City

Da Nang is the third largest city located in Central Vietnam and it is one of the favorite destinations for tourists when visiting Vietnam. Da Nang has many beautiful landscapes, tasty food and ideal places for shopping. There are a lot of choices for you when it comes to shopping in Danang, from budget places to luxurious ones. It’s a great chance for you to buy souvenirs or good local products for loved ones as well as your family.

If you would like to know what places good for shopping in Danang are, check out the following list as below.

Shopping in Danang

(Shopping in Danang)

1. Han Market:

Han Market is one of the most popular and crowded market in Da Nang city. Located at the grand intersection of Bach Dang Street, Tran Phu Street, Hung Vuong Street and Tran Hung DaoStreet, Han market holds an important position in Da Nang history. In recent years, this market has the spacious atmosphere and the arrangement of shops and stores inside that it can gives customers a relaxing feeling  when shopping there.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Shopping in Danang)

There are hundreds of stalls selling local products in this market. The ground level are predominantly food stalls, dried and fresh foods. You can find the Chili paste, Ly Son garlic, dried squids, dried rice cracker in this level. The upper level is dominated by many fabric, shoes and clothes stalls, cosmetics, home-wares.

Shopping in Danang vietnam

(Shopping in Danang)

2. Con Market:

Con Market is located at the corner of two main streets in the centre of Da Nang city, Hung Vuong street and Ong Ich Khiem street, it is very convenient for both local people and tourists to shop there. Con Market is known as Da Nang Commercial Center and the busiest market of Da Nang city.

Con Market is now home to up to 2,000 stalls and various selections of goods. The ground floor is a great place to buy dried and fresh foods. The upper floor is for handicrafts and clothes. You will have the local experience when shopping at Con Market,  it is the place where most families go shopping for their groceries as well as other necessary items.

The best time to visit Con Market is in daytime and don’t forget to bargain when shopping at Con Market, cos you could pay approximately 20-30% lower price for your items.

Shopping in Danang city

3. Big C Supermarket:

Big C Supermarket is one of the biggest retail supermarkets in Da Nang city, it provides wide selections from domestic and imported products. You don’t need to bargain when shopping at Big C because of the products with the price printed on. Big C is known as a family-oriented shopping mall and this supermarket focuses on supplying customers the top-notch service and quality with the lowest price.

You can many kind of products in Big C such as household goods, wines, cosmetics, and organic products, …. In reality, Big C’s own private brand is significantly priced lower than other leading brands. Big C also has a lot of other businesses including from karaoke and cinemas booths to fashion boutiques and bookshops, with the aim to offer one-stop shop experience for customers.

Shopping in Danang big c

(Shopping in Danang)

4. Lotte Mart Da Nang:

Lotte Mart Da Nang is located in the Southeast monument, Hoa Cuong Bac Ward, Hai Chau District, it is one of the largest supermarkets in Da Nang city. Lotte Mart is a business commercial center with the plentiful of products and services that can meet the needs of shopping of the locals and tourists.

There are five floors at Lotte Mart. The first floor is for fast- food stores (like Jolibee, Lotteria,..) and the electronics centers (like Samsung). The second floor is for cosmetics, clothes, shoes from famous brands such as Nike, Levis, The Face Shop… The third floor is for all food products with high quality in Vietnam like Dutch Lady, Vinamilk… The top floor is for entertainment with many restaurants, spaces for entertaining, coffee shops and cinemas.

If you would like to find a place for shopping and entertainment, Lotte Mart is a good choice for you.

Shopping in Danang lotte mart

5. Danang Souvenirs & Cafe:

Danang Souvenirs & Cafe is a nice place for both foreign and domestic tourists to visit, relax and shop while staying at Da Nang. This shop is famous for unique souvenirs and gifts about Da Nang city. If you would like to find a place to buy some gifts showing about Da Nang features to give for your family and friends, this is an ideal place for you.  This shop would like to bring Da Nang city to the world by their products which is desinged with the city’s images.

The shop also offers a cool cafe area where you can have a rest to enjoy good drinks and chat with your friends or find the inspiration for work. The price here is quite reasonable.

 

Hai Van Pass For Beginners

Hai Van Pass For Beginners? Hai Van Pass is located along the central coast of Vietnam, like a giant dragon, is one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. Hai Van Pass lies on the Hai Van Mountainside and connects the 2 major destinations of Da Nang and Hue. It is about 21 kilometers long stretch on the National Highway 1. Hai Van Pass attracts visitors who are passionate about exploring and experiencing the beautiful scenery.

Hai Van Pass For Beginners

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

With a height of 500m above sea level, and a length of 21km, the pass of these oceanic clouds gives us breathtaking landscapes of the stretched coastline of Vietnam. It is called “the ocean cloud pass” in Vietnam  as the peak of the mountain is in the clouds while its foot is close to the sea.  Hai Van Pass is also  recognized internationally for its scenic beauty as “deserted ribbon of perfection and one of the best coastal roads in the world”.

Hai Van Pass

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

Things to do at Hai Van Pass

– Hai Van Pass Top Gear:

In recent years, Hai Van Pass Top Gear is known as one of the most beautiful drives in Vietnam and a popular choice for visitors experiencing the feeling of adventure. However, it is also one of the most dangerous due to foggy or misty from the sea. Therefore, you should be careful when driving.

Hai Van Pass in Hue

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

– Hai Van Quan Gate:

The Hai Van Gate (Hai Van Quan) was built in 1826 under the rule of the Nguyen dynasty’s King Minh Mang to protect the Hue Imperial Citadel and control Da Nang’s waterfront. It’s also named in Vietnamese – “Hai Van Quan” – on the side of the gate facing the Hue Imperial Citadel, and the words “Thien ha de nhat hung quan” on the other side facing Da Nang. Visitors will get the opportunity to see the architectural works bearing the imprint of the Vietnam war still preserved at Hai Van Quan gate.

Hai Van Pass in Danang

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

From here, you will have a chance to see the marvelous panorama of Da Nang city, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula, and the picturesque endless white-sand beaches. It’s really an great view and words can not enough to let you know how beautiful this pass is. It’s your great chance to take the amazing photos on the top of Hai Van Pass.

Hai Van Pass hue vietnam

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

– Discovering the beauty of Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach is about 14 kilometers from Hai Van Pass. You can see the spacious and picturesque beach and enjoy the fresh air recognized as one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam. You shouldn’t miss this special beach when traveling across Hai Van Pass.

Hai Van Pass For Beginners vietnam

(Hai Van Pass For Beginners)

How To Get To Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass from Hoi An

The most popular route to travel from Hoi An to Hue is through Hai Van Pass. You can rent a motorbike or private car at the starting point (Hue or Hoi An) and return it at your destination.

Hai Van Pass from Hue

It will be exciting if you take the private car or motorbike along the coast from Hue. Follow the road 49 in Thuan An direction and along a large lake to return to National Highway 1A. You will see the beautiful views during the trip.

Hai Van pass to Da Nang

Hai Van Pass is the boundary between Hue city and Da Nang. If you take a flight to Hue first, you can enjoy a wonderful Hai Van Pass on the way from Hue to Da Nang. You can freely stop at any place just for sightseeing, taking pictures of memories or resting if you use the private car or mortobike.

Hai Van Pass For Beginners

Best Time to Visit Hai Van Pass

The best time to visit Hai Van Pass is from January to March, the weather is these months is dry and pleasant, the temperature is usually between 22 to 28 degrees.

In April and May, the weather is dry but  hot and humid during the day, it’s also a great time to visit Hai Van Pass.

From June to August is the peak season in Vietnam,  there are a lot of domestic tourists come in during the summer.

From September to the end of December (wet season), the pass becomes very risky during this time because of the fog and clouds.

When visiting Hai Van Pass, make sure that you have these essential things with you: Sunscreen, long-sleeved tops, and long pants. During the cooler months, a warmer and waterproof layer is also recommended because the weather is quite cold on the top of the pass.

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City has become the tourist destination in the mind of Danang’s tourism industry because of its beautiful stretch of pristine, clean beaches. It is an impressive destination not only attract the attention of domestic visitors but also international tourists. My Khe Beach is picturesque and once named in Forbes Magazine as “one of the worlds most luxurious beaches”. My Khe has reached the top six of the most beautiful and seductive beaches on the planet by prestigious Forbes magazine and is among the top 10 most popular Asian beaches in the world by the Australian Sunday Herald Sun.

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

Where is My Khe Beach Located?

My Khe Beach is very conveniently located, makes it easy for people to access. In particular, it takes over six kilometers from Danang city center and the distance from Hoi An Ancient Town to My Khe Beach is 25 kilometers.

My Khe Beach

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

Activities at My Khe Beach:
– Surfing:

There are many places to rent surfboards at My Khe Beach. For a seasoned surfer, My Khe waves might not be challenging enough. But for beginners and those just looking to have fun in the ocean, My Khe Beach is a great place to dive in with a board. The waves are best for surfing from September to March at My Khe Beach.
If you are quite new to surfing, you should take part in the surf schools along the beach. Private lessons are two hours and typically cost around 45 USD for one person and 80 USD for two people. Da Nang Outdoor Activities is a great place to start; they are very responsive to inquiries through Facebook messenger or their website. They provide surf lessons, kayaking, snorkelling tours, and even team building activities on land.

My Khe Beach danang vietnam

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

– Parasailing and Jet Skiing:

Parasailing and jet skiing are also available at My Khe Beach. Da Nang Beach Club is a good place to start when exploring the idea. You can contact with them on Facebook. Parasailing for one person costs around 22 USD and a 20 minute jetski session costs 80 USD. However, prices vary depending on which company you use and the time of year you visit My Khe Beach, so make sure to confirm the price before you set off.

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City vietnam

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

– Activities at Night:

There are many bars to explore in the evening around My Khe Beach, and you will have a chance to meet new people, enjoy great views, and have some delicious drinks!

My Khe Beach in Da Nang vietnam

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

Sunset and Sunrise at My Khe Beach

– Sunrise:

Visiting My Khe Beach at sunrise is very very popular! Many local people meet up for beachside for exercise classes, ocean swims and runs, and morning coffees. You will not believe that it is the same beach when it becomes so quiet just a few hours later. Even if you are not a morning person, it is worth visiting the beach between 5:00 am and 7:00 am at least once during your visit here.

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

– Sunset:

When the afternoon come around 6:30 pm. It’s the moment when the red light was shining in the sky, the sunset in the sea dropped into the rays of the sun and loved the end of the day. That you can see the images of lovers, families, or tourists walking along the beach to let every cool breeze from the sea blow into the flying hair in the wind. The scenery is more crisp, beautiful and romantic.

My Khe Beach in Da Nang City

(My Khe Beach in Da Nang City)

When is the Best Time to Visit My Khe Beach?

The best time to visit My Khe Beach is between May and October, when it’s summer time with clear sky, small waves and no storms. You might want to avoid the typhoon season from November to January, because swimming in My Khe would be impossible. For surfing, come to My Khe during September for excellent conditions. For photography opportunity, come to My Khe in sunrise and sunset.

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Han Market in Da Nang City

Han market is located in Hai Chau district, Da Nang city. It is located between four streets Tran Phu, Bach Dang, Hung Vuong and Tran Hung Dao. Han market is one of the most important trading point of Da Nang City, is popular among local and tourist alike.
The market was officially opened in the early 1940s during the French occupancy of Da Nang. In 1989 the market was renovation that added an extra store, making it the biggest market in Da Nang. Because it is located next to the Han River so it is called Han Market.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Han Market in Da Nang City)

Han market is famous for various goods including fabric, clothes, footwear, fresh fruits and flowers, especially special fish sauce typical for local people’s dishes. The market is not only known for abundance of commodities but for the reasonable prices of items also. It is truly a good place for shopping among more than 50 markets in Da Nang City.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Han Market in Da Nang City)

What to explore at Han Market?

There are four basic sections, spread over two floors.

The first floor is where local shops for fresh vegetables, seafood, and butchered meat in the early morning. There are also many fruit stalls set in front of the market, where you can purchase tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes, durian, and jackfruit. If you like dried fruit you will be in the right place. The stalls also offer dried shrimp and squid as well. You can also stock up on some delicious fresh bread, nuts, cakes, candies and coffee.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Han Market in Da Nang City)

If you would like to try some fresh and cheap street food then Han Market is the place to go. Just below the staircase you will find many Vietnamese dishes such rice noodles with marinated beef and pork and buns steamed in banana leaves, mi quang (Vietnamese turmeric noodles) and banh xeo (crispy pancake) and goi cuon (Vietnamese spring rolls), each of which should cost you no more than VND 30,000. Sit as far from the meat stalls if you are going to eat is the best advice we can give here.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Han Market in Da Nang City)

The second floor is where you can purchase home appliances, souvenirs, cosmetics, and fabrics. Some of Da Nang’s top tailors also set up shop in Han Market, making it a great place to get quality yet affordable custom made suits and dresses. The prices are affordable and the clothes are of good quality. If you would like to design your own outfit, or have something to repair, then walk all around the floor until you find women sitting at the sewing machines. On the opposite side of the floor, men sitting there will repair or make shoes just for you.

Han Market in Da Nang City

(Han Market in Da Nang City)

Best time to visit Han Market?

Han market opens from 06:00 to 19:00 everyday. However, the best time to visit Han Market are between 06:00 and 11:00 and then after 16:00, when the market is bursting with activity rather than asleep.  For more experience in the city tour of Da Nang, the travelers can take a short walk from the big bridge on Bach Dang. Da Nang’s second biggest market( Cho Con), is nearby just off Hung Khong Street, which is easily Han Market stroll from Han. The Cham Museum is a 10-minute walk from the Bach Dang exit just by the Dragon Bridge, where you can also catch a boat for a Han River cruise.

How to get to Han Market?

Han market located in the center of the city among 4 streets: Tran Phu St, Bach Dang St, Hung Vuong St, Tran Hung Dao St. It’s easy to get there by motorbike, bicycle or taxi/ car. However, you should note that car could not be allowed to park at this area.

Han Market in Da Nang city is one of the places not to be missed, especially if this is your first time in Vietnam. You will have chance for shopping and also see the local people shopping activities. Walking insides the market and from that you may know how about local living standard. But don’t forget to buy some local product for your souvenir.

4 Best Ways To Travel From Hue To Phong Nha

How to travel from Hue To Phong Nha? Hue and Phong Nha are well-known destinations in Central Vietnam. The distance from Hue to Phong Nha is only 180 km so it’s easy to get to Phong Nha from Hue. When traveling from Hue to Phong Nha, you will have the opportunity to see famous sightseeing along the way such as La Vang Holy Land, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River, Vinh Moc Tunnels ….- making it one of the most interesting trip in Vietnam.

Tourists can travel from Hue to Phong Nha by any means of transportation as a private car, bus, motorbike or train. In this post, we will discuss the best ways to travel from Hue to Phong Nha so that you can choose the best option for you!

4 best way to Travel From Hue To Phong Nha

( 4 best ways to travel from Hue To Phong Nha)

1. By Bus:

Traveling by bus is one of the most popular options for the trip from Hue to Phong Nha because of its convenience and reasonable price.

There are two types of buses that you can choose. They are a local bus and an open bus, but an open bus is better. The open bus helps you save money.  And the tourists will be completely initiative on departure time, stop time and entertainment activities.

You can book the bus ticket online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices. The cheapest bus service from Hue to Phong Nha is around 250,000VND (around US$11), depending on where and how you book.

Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by bus

( Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by Bus)

2. By Train:

Travelling by train is one of the most convenient ways to travel from Hue to Phong Nha. It is not only cheap but also comfortable. It normally takes around 3,5 hours (from Hue to Dong Hoi train station). Besides, tourists can relax and sleep on the train.

You have to book the train ticket from Hue to Dong Hoi (Quang Binh). Then from Dong Hoi train station, tourists can hire a bus or taxi to get to Phong Nha.

You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways or buy at Hue train Station The price depends on the type of seats (hard seat and soft seat, beds).. The price range is from 100.000 VND to 250.000 VND.

Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by train

(Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by Train)

3. By Motorbike:

Traveling by motorbike from Hue to Phong Nha will give you an exciting and unexpected experience that other means of transportation do not have. You will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of many attractive places on the way from Hue to Phong Nha. If you are not an experienced biker, this will be a great challenge for you since you have to deal with many passes and narrow roads.

You can hire a motorbike through your stays or travel agent offices. The price is around US $15 to US $20 per motorbike (depending on the type of motorbike).

Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by motorbike

(Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by Motorbike)

4. By Private Car:

Travelling from Hue to Phong Nha by private car is the best and most comfortable way to get to Phong Nha. It is the best choice for those who want to have a private space. You will have a chance to visit famous places on the way such as La Vang Church, Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River, Vinh Moc Tunnels and get some useful information about these places from drivers.

The duration of this route is about 4 hours or more (depending on your vist time at the attractions you want to visit on the way) . Therefore, a private car equipped with modern facilities is a great option. It will help you relax and take many beautiful pictures on the way. The private car service is also flexible, so you can choose the time to depart and drop off.

The price for Hue private car is reasonable in comparison with other means. It depends on the number of members and the type of car you choose such as 4 seats, 8 seats, 16 seats, etc. It is especially ideal for couples and families!

Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by private car

(Travel From Hue To Phong Nha by private car)

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5 Best Ways To Travel From Hoi An to Hue

How to travel from Hoi An to Hue? Hoi an, Danang and Hue are these tourist destinations located along the coast of Central Vietnam. Since these 3 cities are close to each other, then you can easily move from Hoi An to Hue. When traveling from Hoi An to Hue, you will have the opportunity to see famous sightseeing along the way such as the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach, Ling Ung Pagoda, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and Lap An Lagoon – making it one of the most popular short voyages in Vietnam.

The distance from Hoi An to Hue is about 126 km and there are many kinds of transportation for this route. But if you are still not sure about your choice, in this post, we will discuss the best ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue so that you can choose the best option for you!

Hai Van Pass- Travel From Hoi An to Hue

(Hai Van Pass – Travel From Hoi An to Hue)

Mode
Time
Price (VND)
Price (USD)
Stop
Train & Transfer 21/2 – 4 hours +45 – 90min transfer 40,000 – 90,000
& 20,000 – 500,000 Transfer
1.70 – 3.90 Da Nang
Bus 4 – 5 hours 100,000 4.30 Direct
Shuttle Bus 4 – 5 hours 240,000 10 Direct
Private Car 5 – 6 hours 1,180,000 – 1,680,000 50 – 72 Direct
Motorbike Self Drive 7- 8 hours 300,000 – 1,000,000 13 – 43 Direct
Motorbike Tour 8 hours 1,100,000 – 1,160,000 47 – 50 Direct

1. By Bus:

Traveling by bus is one of the most popular options for the trip Hoi An to Hue because of its convenience and reasonable price. It will take approximately 3 hours to get to Hue. The bus is a great option for those who aren’t too concerned with comfort and sightseeing along the way, however I would recommend against for those wanting more. It always go through the Hai Van tunel to save time, but no stunning view from Hai Van Pass for you.

You can book the bus ticket online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices. The cheapest bus service from Hoi An to Hue is around 120,000VND (around US$5), depending on where and how you book.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by bus

(Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Bus)

2. By Train:

The train is the preferred option for travelers wanting to experience the beautiful scenery  of Central Vietnam because the train will go through Hai Van pass, while most vehicles go through Hai Van tunnel, so you can have an opportunity to take photos to capture the best pictures. Moreover, for those who bring a lot of luggage, it is the best choice.

If you take the train to Hue, you have to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang via bus, taxi or private car. It normally takes around 40 minutes. For those with luggage, we recommend a taxi or private car as they offer more space and also privacy. Then, you use the train to Hue.

You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways, or buy at Danang Railway Station.The price range is varied from 60.000 VND to 180.000 VND (up to your type of ticket).

Train from Danang To Hue:

Hue Train Station: 1 Le Loi St
Da Nang Train Station: 791 Hai Phong St – Duration: 2.5-4 Hours (depending on departure time)

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Train

(Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Train)

3. By Motorbike:

Motorbike is a popular option for that backpacking throughout Vietnam, and it will be an interesting experience if you use the motorbike for the trip from Hoi An to Hue. This trip will take longer than the other options. You can stop at any place along the way to take photos or to see beautiful scenes as long as you want.

You can hire a motorbike through your hotels/ homestays or travel agent offices. The price is around US $15 to US $20 per motorbike.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by motorbike

( Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Motorbike)

4. By Scooter Tour:

If you want to ride a motorbike by yourself but still not sure about the route or you want to sit behind a rider, the scooter tour is the best choice for you. The scooter tour for the trip Hoi An to Hue will give you the adventurous feeling when exploring the hidden landscapes through rural, coastal and mountainous road. Going on a motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hue can be an amazing experience. You can feel both adventurous, but still safe as you have your tour-guide.

This trip will take around 6 to 7 hours, and the price is from US $45 per person. You can also book the tour online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by motorbike

 

5. By Private Car:

Travelling by private car has become the most popular option when travelling from Hoi An to Hue. Most companies offer 4 seat, 7 seat and 16 seat vehicles to cater for all group sizes. The private car service offers complete flexibility of your itinerary whilst also providing the comfort and privacy that other methods of transport do not offer.

You can choose the departure time from Hoi An, customize your own journey, so you can stop at any destinations on the way if you request in advance. Besides, it is considered the safest option due to drivers being experienced and talking their time to navigate the Hai Van pass. Especially, the price for the private car is also reasonable in comparison with other tours. Moreover, an English guide on the way is also available upon request. So, if you want to make a memorable experience on your holiday, a private car is the most suitable choice.

It is especially ideal for couples and families, as the price is then very fair because a private car is rented per vehicle, not per person!

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by car

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