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Key information about Da Nang

Population

1,125,316

Country
Vietnam
Money
Currency
VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 22779.04 VND
ATM fees

20000 - 60000 VND per transaction (plus your own bank's fees)

Credit cards

Accepted in some places. Cash also needed.

Tipping

5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes

Airport
Main airport

Da Nang International Airport (DAD)

Airport to city center

Taxi (60000-100000 VND, takes 5-10 minutes), Grab (77000-100000 VND, takes 5-10 minutes)

Other options

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are both major international hubs with connecting flights and overnight trains to reach Da Nang.

Transportation
Taxi apps

Grab

Public transportation

Bus: ~6000 VND per trip
Motorbike taxi: ~15000 VND per 2km

Getting around

Buy bus tickets when boarding the bus in cash only. Agree on a price before boarding any motorbike taxi. Agree on a price before getting into a taxi or using taxi apps. The main train station is located in Hai Chau and there is another in Thanh Khe.

SIM card
Best options

Viettel, Vinafone

Expected cost

~90000 VND for 5GB of data valid for 1 month

How to buy

Always buy from an authorized mobile operator branch.

Language
Official language(s)

Vietnamese

Level of English

Low

Food
Tap water

Not drinkable

Overall cuisine

Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces.

Local food specialities

Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca

Eat like a local

Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets

Vegetarian / vegan options

107 options on HappyCow

Food delivery apps

Grabfood

Supermarkets

MM Mega Market: Formerly Metro Cash & Carry, this store has the best variety of local and imported goods, as well as good fresh produce sections for reasonable prices.
Lotte Mart: Huge shopping center in the center of Da Nang with a large supermarket inside. Wide range of goods but limited variety. Prices might be higher since the supermarket is located in a mall.
Big C: Another mall-based market, this supermarket holds a wide variety of goods and brands. Prices will be cheaper than at Lotte Mart.
Vinmart: Supermarket chain with a number of locations around Da Nang. Cheapest prices but expect limited variety at stores.
Au Lac Vegetarian Food Store: Da Nang's largest organic store, with a surprising variety of vegetarian and vegan goods.
Local Markets: A perfect way to buy at market prices and experience local culture. Con Market is the best place for fresh produce, coffee, and food stalls. Han Market for fruits, clothing and local delicatessen.