Hey, that’s my beloved city and I want to share it with you

10 years ago, since the time I was at high school, I played the trial version of a Vietnamese game name “Galaxy war”, there were just 3 places which I could choose as my base: Ho Chi Minh, Hue and Ha Noi. I was so disappointed and I asked why don’t they put Da Nang in, but the answer of the moderator even more shocked me, they don’t even know Da Nang (what the heck…@_@). But just after 5 years since that day, my city suddenly became a brilliant star of Viet Nam, instead of an American military based, people in Viet Nam started to name my city as “the city of the beautiful beaches”, “the city of resorts”, “a young and dynamic city” and “the most worth living city of Vietnam”. As the start of this blog, I want to proudly introduce you some of the most exciting things about my city, Da Nang and I want to call it “Da Nang, the amazing city”.

A city of wonderful beaches

Stepping on the sand of Da Nang beaches and you can never forget it. “Today the beach is one of Asia’s prettiest–and most historic, the yellow sand stretches for almost 20 miles (32km) , and the traditional round Vietnamese surf boats are one of the best ways to ride the waves” – 2005, Forbes magazine , and that definitely is not a lie.

Danang Beach

With the sand field like salt or sugar under your feeds, Da Nang beach give you the soft and comfortable walking time along the long infinite sand field. Then, when you want to take a bath, the water is warm nearly all year and water is low enough so that your head is still above the water after 20m walking toward the sea.

Danang beach - TripAdvisor

A shining city

Da Nang Firework Festival is one of our most famous events which is hold in 2 days, 30/4 and 1/5, 2 years once. In these days, you can watch and hear the firework performances of 5 teams from all around the world countries on the music background.


The experiences always be so different, it is not only the normal colorful firework performances which you can see in every countdown party, it’s the art and the stories which is told by a party of light and music. It’s so hard to explain if you cannot see it by your eyes but you can imagine that it is just like when you playing music on the Window Media Player with the firework Visualizations bursting in front of your eyes, that’s an unforgettable moment. 8800468781_fc3cf14b9b


This year, 2015, the city also has a new Light festival which have never happened before with some demo pictures below:


The city of bridges

Just look at these bridges below of my city, you can see actually they are not really just the normal bridges but artifacts:

Han River bridge, the symbolic of Danang people union.
Dragon bridge, a new-era of city
Tran Thi Ly bridge (Look like a sailboat, so just call it sailboat bridge)
And the new family member, Nga Ba Hue bridge – a big Linga&Yoni

The bridges have a strong attachment with my city development and it is a really long story which need to be told in a whole different post, “A bridges story”. Anyway, which one is the most beautiful one? What do you think ? I love the elegant of Sailboat bridge and Nga Ba Hue bridge.

The most worth living city of Viet Nam

That’s the unofficial award of my city which is given by Vietnamese people, and I can feel both honor and responsibilities. There are many kind of awards which given by organization which can tell you about the reasons for that name just like:

– The Top 1 of Provincial Competitiveness Index among Vietnamese city in 5 years.

– Top 20 Lowest-carbonate city of the world in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Energy conference.

But with me, it is the life here is so peaceful. First, there are nearly no traffic jam so that people can get up at 6am, have breakfast, have a cup of coffee with their friends, read some news and go to the office at the right time in 8 am.

Long Coffee, the most famous coffee shop,

Second, people are really helpful, just try to ask for the way in my city, you will receive a very particular instruction if they really know and they even can go with you to show the way if it is on their way. But careful, people sometime can try too hard to remember and show you what they think right just because they don’t want to disappoint you, the best solution is always asking more than 1 person.

And all that is just a glance and a little of my stories about my city, see you in the next posts: Danang history – A love story.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Donlaphorn says:

    This is an amazing blog! I enjoy reading your story and watch video about Danang. I have never been there before hope someday i will visit Vietnam 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Thailand is not very far from Vietnam and not visa requirement, too easy. Give me a chance to show you my country 🙂
      p/s: I also include Thailand in my list of traveling, see ya 🙂


  2. David says:

    Excellent blog! Really paints a great picture, and makes me want to visit your city.

    When I do it will be sure to contact you!

    Many thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Thank you, hope to see you in Danang. I also will keep sharing the more detail stories about my city 🙂


  3. I have been here it is absolutely stunning, full of things to do and friendly people!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Thank you, there are still many interesting things which only know by local people like me, want to see it?


  4. nyarotso88 says:

    Beautiful City Long!!!! how much is the airticket from australia? I would love to visit the bridges and castle in the video

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Long Nguyen says:

      It’s a long road, a return ticket from Australia to Vietnam is around $800-$1000. Usually you can fly from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh city first then to Danang where you can also visit Hoi An and Hue city nearby.


  5. Kim says:

    A very interesting blog Long. I have to say that it looks very beautiful and I would love to visit some of the beaches.
    I look forward to reading more of your entries

    – Kim


    1. Long Nguyen says:

      thank you very much, Kim, I will defenitely have new posts, hope that my ideas doesn’t blow up mind :))))


  6. Julie says:

    I’ve been to your city a couple of time and it’s absolutely great, its really the most liveable city in Vietnam

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Thx Julie, Danang is trying to keep that going on.


  7. camellia says:

    wow! you make me want to visit Da Nang already !! Very interesting piece! Well-done! Keep it up Long! Have a great evening 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kate Ngo ^^ says:

    Fantastic post with very beautiful pixes, Long! Good job! i will visit Da Nang when coming back Vn! It’s so amazing! ^^


    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Wait for my new posts 😉


  9. Trevor Rapa says:

    Great blog Long.. i think i know my next holiday destination 🙂


    1. Long Nguyen says:

      Oh, so there are some more interesting place in Vietnam here:
      – Dalat – city of flowers
      – Hoi An Ancient town
      – Hue ancient citadel
      You have to stay quite a long time :)))


  10. thanyalakjann says:

    Great blog, I hope to visit in there one time 🙂


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