Located in the middle of Vietnam central and surrounded by Thua Thien- Hue along the northern border and Quang Nam on the southern border, Da Nang city is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam. In the past few years, this city has increasingly lured more and more both of domestic and foreign visitors to travel. If you are finding the destination for your summer vacation, the following places can live up your desire.
1. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra is a special gift of the God to Da Nang, which is a peninsula that formed from three imposing mountains. The Southeast mountain that looks like Southeast hills that looks like “con Nghê “ juts out over the sea , so called “Hòn Nghệ moutain”; the Western mountain having shapes like a hawk beak called Mỏ Diều mountain; and the Northern mountain named “Cổ Ngựa”. Today, in these mountains form many famous tourism destinations such as Bai Rang, Bai Da, Bai But, especially the well- know Indochina resort.
My Khe beach is a beautiful natural gift of Son Tra semi- Island. This beach is one of ten most beautiful beaches in the planet, according to the rank of the famous magazine- New York Time in 2003.
In particular, Son Tra peninsula has sacred and mystical Linh Ung Tu temple, which is an ideal destination for those who are Buddhists or even who are not.
2. Cham Museum
Cham Museum is definitely for the history buffs. This place was found in 1915 with financial support from the French Far- East Research Institute in Vietnam, it is the home of more than 300 pieces on display including altars, lingas, garudas, apsaras and images of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu- all dating from the 5th to 15th century. Cham Museum is the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts.
3. Cao Dai Temple
Located in a quiet neighborhood at 63 Hai Phong, the local Cao Dai is obviously worth a visit. This temple is the second largest temple structure in Vietnam, serving about 50,000 followers in Central Vietnam. Every day, prayers are held for four times, at 5.30, 11.30am, 5.30 pm and 11.30pm, therefore, you should not miss the ceremony around the noon.
Cao Dai temple is featured by the picture of five of the world’s great religions; from left to right are Mohammed, Laotse, Jesus, a Southeast Asian- looking Buddha and Confucius.
4. Ngũ Hành Sơn – the Marble Moutains
This place is formed from five mountains, and the name- Ngu Hanh Son is the common name of these marble mountains. The King Minh Mang has named each mountain representing the five major elements in the universities: Kim Son- Steel Mountain, Moc Son- Wood Mountain, Thuy Son- Water Moutain, Hoa Son- Fire Mountain, Tho Son- Soil Moutain. The Marble Mountains form the bow- shape range embracing hundred years Tam Thai pagoda, Linh Ung pagoda looming in the base with traditional structure.
Hidden deeply in the Marble mountains are beautiful caves. Step in the Huyen Khong cave, Linh Nham cave, Van Khong cave seems entering into another world with the quiet and cool air, pristine and wild beauty, opposite with the modern life outside.
Vast and romance, beautiful and liberal, one day in Da Nang city will be immersed in sunlight and windy of paradise beach, splendor of sunrise and sunset, the charming mountains and the sacred moment in temples!
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