Da Nang, Vietnam Resources

My Vietnam Adventure: From Nha Trang to Hanoi to Da Nang

My husband David and I love Vietnam. And when it comes to finding a place to call home here, we’ve been spoiled for choice since the day we arrived. We loved Nha Trang’s spectacular bay, ringed by a long expanse of golden-sand beach, sparkling turquoise water and lush green islands that seemed to shimmer in the distance.

5 Hotspots and Hidden Gems in Vietnam

Hoi An is just 30 minutes south of Da Nang. This small city is home to about 300 expats, including many Australians. Hoi An is full of businesses that cater to the large number of international visitors who come to see its historic communal halls, temples and residences—preserved for centuries following the 16th and 17th century settlement of Chinese, Japanese and European traders.

White-Sand Beaches, Mountains and Low-Cost Living: Welcome to Da Nang

Wide streets and leafy boulevards, a riverfront promenade, kilometres of powdery sand, a cafe on almost every corner...when it comes to Southeast Asian cities, Da Nang is one of the most surprising. Ringed by mountains on one side and overlooking the South China Sea on the other, Da Nang offers a laidback pace of life and a refreshing sense of space.

Da Nang: “The Most Liveable City in Vietnam”

Da Nang, central Vietnam’s biggest city, lies on the coast of the Eastern Sea. A river runs through the centre, necessitating a number of bridges that connect the city to the white sand beaches. One of them, shaped like a dragon and illuminated by thousands of lights, changes colour at night and blows fire from its "mouth" in a spectacular weekly display...

A Laidback Lifestyle For $1,300 a Month: Welcome to Da Nang

“Honestly, after living here, going back to Australia full-time would be disappointing,” says Gary Stapleton, 63. “Australia is very regimented. I don’t feel I’m really living when I’m there. “Vietnam is different. People here have a great deal of respect for older people. I like that. Vietnam is also much more vibrant, entertaining and interesting. Plus, I love the beaches and the laidback lifestyle here.”

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