|Da Nang - one of the world’s 20 low-carbon cities|
At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on energy in Washington DC, USA, Da Nang was the only city in Viet Nam to be recognised as one of the world's 20 low-carbon cities.
Da Nang boasts a healthy, clean and safe environment, with modern facilities, a full range of services and improving infrastructure. It has become one of Viet Nam's most popular tourist destinations. During their stay in Da Nang, visitors can enjoy clean, green and liveable surroundings. Da Nang is striving to reach the target of becoming an environmentally-friendly city by 2020.
Danang is also considered as a City worth living in, because of its clean and exciting environment, natural diversity, friendly people, etc.
Danang is a coastal city with its coastline greater than 60 kilometres. With its white sand beaches sloping gently to the sea, Danang has been voted by Forbes as one of the six most luxurious beaches in the world. Swimming in the clear water, playing with the white waves and sunbathing on these white sand beaches are favourable activities of those who want to relax after some hard-working time period. In addition, there are many other beach sports and activities like canoeing, surfing, kayaking, water skiing, motor skiing, and scuba diving.
Not only famous for its beautiful beaches, Danang is also attractive thanks to its position as leaning to the mighty Truong Son range, and its magnificent Son Tra Peninsula. Moreover, Danang prides itself in Hai Van Pass, with its excellent view to the ocean and winding road curves. Since the opening of Hai Van Pass tunnel, the longest tunnel of Vietnam, interstate traffic has become much easier and safer and Hai Van Pass has become an destination for those who enjoy nature and look for some adventurous challenges.
Friendly and exciting environment
Not only gifted by Mother Nature with beautiful scenaries, Danang is also worth living in because of its purity and peace. Being continuously in the nation's top growing cities, Danang maintained its excellent safety and order, without beggars, drug addicts and mostly no traffic congestions.
As a result, tourists can be assured and relaxed walking around the city. Coming to Danang, travellers can enjoy many specialities like Quang noodles, rice paper and pork, and fresh seafood in more than 150 certified restaurants.
At the moment, Danang is incorporating entertainment activities into tourism, such as experiencing Danang night on Bach Dang street, enjoying local art performances and night life activities after 12AM.
Danang also has a 18-hole golf course with many international awards in order to satisfy all the golf-lovers.
With its goal to become a MICE city, Danang has organized many major events, one of which is the International Fireworks Competition – a destination for beautiful fireworks performances of different countries. The event has soon become a flagship of the city. In May 2012, Danang held its first International Paramotor Race. Danang Summer Destination festival was held in June, gathering exciting beach activities for tourists.
It is easy for tourists to come to Danang. Danang International Airport welcomes 6 million guests per year and there have been more direct international flights to the city. Tien Sa Port is a also popular harbour for tourists travelling by sea. Moreover, Danang is also a main stop for train and coach lines.