Hội An is a place where the bold march of progress peters into a leisurely amble. In this one-time trading port, the Thu Bồn River meanders past crumbling shop houses and weathered pagodas, while sampans come and go from the old ferry quay. Outside the Old Town, two-lane roads slice through waving rice fields and emerge at a frothy coastline. Stay a couple of days, and Hội An's easygoing beauty and lantern-lit nights may leave you hopelessly beguiled.
Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar boasts a modern dining terrace on the upper level and a lively sports bar downstairs, where sports fans can catch the latest sports events whilst enjoying a wide choice of alcoholic beverages as well as authentic Vietnamese, Thai, European, Japanese and American cuisine. Opened since 2010, the two-storey nightlife venue is fitted with wooden flooring and furnishing, minimal décor, a ten metre-long marble bar counter, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Han River and Dragon River Bridge.
Sky36 Club is the highest rooftop bar in Da Nang City Centre, attracting a steady clientele of affluent travellers and local elites looking to party in style. Set along Bach Dang Street, Sky36 Club at Novotel Danang Premier Han River is a 15-minute taxi ride from Da Nang International Airport. This swanky three-storey nightlife spot is set within the upper levels of Novotel Danang Premier Han River, featuring neon-lit fixtures, state-of-the-art audio visual systems, outdoor bar, elegant sofa beds, and private VIP lounges. The rooftop terrace section is hailed one of the best places in Da Nang to enjoy panoramic views of the city, Han River, Dragon River Bridge, as well as the Monkey and Marble mountain ranges in the distance.
Brilliant Top Bar offers a good selection of cold beers, bar snacks, and western delicacies as well as expansive views of Han River, My Khe Beach and Da Nang City. This rooftop bar accommodates about 100 people at a time, making it a good nightlife spot for when you want to spend quiet evenings with fellow tourists and expats. Located on the rooftop of Brilliant Hotel in Da Nang City Centre, the nightlife venue features modern décor, rattan chairs, warm lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and beyond, as well as unobtrusive western tunes playing in the background. The outdoor dining section is fitted with a floating wooden deck with glass panels which overlooks the iconic Dragon River Bridge and Han River Waterfront.
Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village comprises over 500 manufacturers, artisan workshops and retail outlets selling marble goods at affordable prices. Set at the foot of Da Nang’s Marble Mountains, the village dates back to the late 18th century and was founded by Huynh Ba Quat, a craftsman from Thanh Hoa Province.
Han Market is a significant landmark in Da Nang, having been in operation since the French occupancy in the 1940s. This local market is set within a two-storey building at the grand intersection of Tran Phu Street, Bach Dang Street, Hung Vuong Street and Tran Hung Dao Street, where you can find hundreds of stalls selling an array of local produce, handicrafts, T-shirts, and accessories. It’s very much like a miniature version of Ben Tanh Market central market in Ho Chi Minh City, and even if you aren’t necessarily looking to buy anything it still offers a fascinating glimpse into local life in Da Nang.
Con Market is a prominent shopping venue in Da Nang City Centre where you can find over 2,000 stalls selling an array of handicrafts, apparel, and accessories at wholesale prices. Also known as Da Nang Commercial Centre, it is widely regarded as the coastal city’s largest and busiest wholesale shopping venue.