With the fact that, cruise only docks at Chan may port for 8 hours, from 08:00 to 17:30, the need to travel to Danang in style and comfort is urgent for many visitors.
How to plan your trip smoothly and conveniently while grabbing the best of Danang modern city?
Will your kids have enough time to enjoy the theme park in Bana Hill?
Finally, will booking your Chan May Shore Excursion via a local company be cheaper than cruise tour option?
This post will help you to plan your travel from Chan May port to Danang city, including what to see, eat and shop during your 8-hour shore excursion.
The Distance from Chan May port to Danang/Golden Bridge and BaNa Hill
Danang, one of the biggest tourist cities in Vietnam, nowadays is also the favorite choice of tourists all over the world.
The tourism here is also well developed throughout the years. From Chan May port, visitors have to travel 42 kilometers more to reach Danang.
However, before exploring the Bana Hill and the iconic Golden Bridge, you will pass with amazing landscape en route.
Let’s follow what we will experience below!
What to see in Danang/Golden Bridge and BaNa Hill.
For such a long time, Danang has been famous for beautiful destinations around the city. Let’s take a look of some must-visit places that you have to go once you come to this bustling city.
My Khe Beach and Danang Fishing Village
Known for the white silky 900-meter long sandbar, My Khe Beach has become a favorite destination of many travelers. With surrounded ranges of coconuts and the gentle waves, My Khe Beach is recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the famous Forbes.
If planning with the right local company, you shall have chance to stop at a fresh fish market where local fishermen still practice their fishing by the basket boats.
- Address: My Phuoc District, Son Tra District, Danang
- Entrance Fee: Free
Son Tra Peninsula
Recognized as the precious gem of Vietnam, Son Tra Peninsula is undoubtedly where you should visit. With the curving roads and the diverse ecosystem, Son Tra Peninsula also possesses a lot of tourist attractions such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Ban Co Peak, Thousand-Year-Old Banyan Tree, Dong Duong God’s Eye, Tien Sa Port, Tien Sa Beach, and more.
Keen visitors who have special interest in the wildlife will choose Son Tra peninsula for their shore excursion to Danang. If you are lucky, you can even encounter the rare red face monkey which is a signature for this Monkey Mountain.
However, to arrange this experience, you need to plan ahead with a local company. They will help to choose a guide who is knowledgeable about the wildlife of Vietnam for you.
- Address: Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra Ward, Danang
- Entrance Fee: Free
Ba Na Hill
This is a destination that most family with kids and couple choose when visiting Danang. Visiting Bana Hill, visitors can easily realize the clear weather of 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter thanks to the beautiful French structure.
There are tons of exciting activities you could do when coming here such as visiting Fantasy Park, climbing mountains, exploring flower gardens,…
- Address: Hoa Ninh Ward, Hoa Vang District, Danang
- Entrance Fee: Adults: 700.000 VND /Children from 1 meter to 1.3 meters: 500.000 VND
Finally, the main highlight for this Shore excursion from Chan May to Danang is the Golden Bridge. Standing proudly with stunning view over the East Sea, this Danang bridge attracts thousand of visitors each month for
its golden guardrails and two giant hand-shaped stones. This bridge is really an ideal place for tourists who are passionate in taking photos or selfie.
With such a short amount of time you have on your Chan May shore excursion, those top 3 Danang attractions are what we strongly recommended.
However, you can always consider of adding a tour in Marble Mountain or visiting Han River Market for some local experience.
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What to eat in Danang/ Golden Bridge and Ba Na Hill
If you’re searching for some light dishes to taste on your Chan May to Danang shore excursion, then these specialties below are what you’re looking for. They are popular, flavorful, and appear everywhere in this city.
Grilled Fish Cake Noodles
When mentioning Danang, no one could skip the famous Grilled Fish Cake Noodles dish. Although visitors can have this delicacy anywhere in the Central Region, Grilled Fish Cake Noodles in Danang is the best.
Different from most areas in the Central Region, when tasting Danang Grilled Fish Cake Noodles, visitors won’t see any fishy taste. In returns, all they can feel are the mouth-watering smell of the broth, the fresh taste of vegetables, and the flavorful fish cakes.
Here are some famous addresses where you can fully enjoy Grilled Fish Cake Noodle:
- Hon Grilled Fish Cake Noodle: No 113/3, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. It’s about 15.000 VND to 28.000 VND per dish here.
- Nguyen Chi Thanh Grilled Fish Cake Noodle: No 109, Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. A dish here ranges from 20,000 VND to 39,000 VND per dish.
- Grandma Lu’s Grilled Fish Cake Noodle: No 319, Hung Vuong Street, Dien Bien Phu District, Danang. The overall price is from 20.000 VND to 35.000 VND per dish.
Quang Noodles (My Quang)
Known as the best delicacy in Danang, Quang Noodles is definitely what you have to try. The crispy yellow noodles, the flavorful meat, and the savory sauce will take you down from the first bite.
You can come to these places to have Quang Noodles:
- Quang Thi Quang Noodles: No 251, Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. A dish here usually costs from 18.000 VND to 30.000 VND.
- Quang Ba Mua Quang Noodles: No 19, Tran Binh Trong Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. Visitors often pay 25.000 VND for a dish here.
- Ba Vi Quang Noodles: No 166, Le Dinh Duong Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. Usually, the price here is 25.000 VND for a dish.
Pork Girdle Cake
Another famous dish that we have to mention when it comes to Danang is the Pork Girdle Cake. Although there aren’t any complicated processes required, this dish is incredibly tasty. The ingredients here are carefully hand-picked; therefore, the taste of Pork Girdle Cake in Danang is extremely delicious.
Chefs only choose pork butt or pork shoulder – the two most delicious parts of the pig to cook this dish. The meat are steamed to keep its essence and then sliced thinly to serve. The star of the dish is the source – Mam Nem, a flavorful sauce in this area. No one can resist the soft feeling of noodles, the fresh taste of vegetables, the mouth-watering taste of pork, and the flavorful Mam Nem
More than that, there are a lot of Vietnamese herbs that you can eat together with this dish. The combination of them will blow your mind away!
If you’re craving for a try, then hurry up and visit these following destinations:
- Tran Pork Girdle Cake: No 4, Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. The average price for a dish here is about 70,000 VND to a65,000 VND.
- Grandma Mua’s Pork Girdle Cake: No 19, Tran Binh Trong Street, Hai Chau District, Danang. A dish here is pretty affordable as the cost is about 25,000 VND to 44,000 VND per dish.
- Mau Pork Girdle Cake: No 35, Do Thuc Tinh Street, Cam Le District, Danang. Typically, the menu here ranges from 60,000 VND to 165,000 VND per dish.
What to shop in Danang/Golden Bridge and Bana Hill.
Want to buy some gifts on your tour from Chan May to Danang? Check out some famous souvenirs in Danang now!
Hand-embroidered silk pictures and paintings
Taking inspirations from traditional symbols, famous landscapes, daily life activities, and Vietnamese portraits, skillful Danang’s artisans have created impressively stunning silk-pictures and paintings. They’re so sophisticated, authentic, and worth-your-money.
Here are a few addresses where you can find the best handmade silk pictures and paintings in Danang:
- Da Nang Artists Company: K63/10 Che Lan Vien Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang.
- Typically, the price here is about $30 for a product.
Dried nuts and fruits
Although Danang is not the origin of the most delicious fruits in Vietnam, their dried nuts and fruits are the best of the best. Visitors can find tons of nuts and fruits here such as cashew seed, bauple nut, dried durian, dried mango, and so forth.
Non Nuoc Carving Marble Statues
Made of marbles from the well-known Five-Element Mountains, this product is the ideal gift for those who love artistic and spiritual statues. These statues often come in different sizes and shapes, but they’re all skillfully and detailedly handmade.
There you go, everything you need to know for a perfect shore excursion from Chan May to Danang. One of the most important tip we would like to note before ending this article is to booking with a local company. It can help you to have the best local experience while reducing the costs.
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