Contrasting allure of sea cities: Danang and Hoian
Located at the middle of Vietnam, Danang attracts millions of visitors and holiday-makers each year, not only due to its convenience in geography but also because of the contrasting yet alluring beauty that lies deep inside this city.
It seems that Mother Earth spends so much love for this land. Possessing charming coast line and sparkling endless white sand, Danang beach, at the first sight, is so sexy and modern. Being hugged by the crystal blue water, romping with the waves and sunbathing under the brilliant sunlight at one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet, voted by the U.S Forbes magazine, you could absolutely shake off the lagging stresses or troubles of back-breaking working days and totally immerse in the feeling of relaxation. Moreover, if you like to discover or experience thrilling games, there are a deal of services that could satisfy you to the fullest such as: windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc.
As a matter of fact, a comfortable hotel is definitely necessary in order to achieve a wonderful holiday. However, such a problem is no needed to be concerned about in Danang. All you must do before arriving there is to randomly book a resort or hotel and leisurely enjoy your vacation. Danang is a meeting of various world–class resorts and hotels of typical styles, prices and services. Restaurant and bar systems, spas, private swimming pools, to name but a few, are always open to your choices, certainly depending on your financial condition and specific needs.
Another seductive point of Da Nang lies in its three first class golf courses: Montgomerie Links Vietnam, Danang Golf Club and Laguna Lang Co Golf Club. Mentioned by The Golf Travel Guru to be one of the seven surprising emerging destinations, Vietnam, in general and Danang – Hoian, in particular are considered to have “spectacular beaches, a good selection of first class hotels and courses”.
Montgomerie Links Vietnam, which is just fifteen minute far from Danang International Airport, is a masterpiece designed by Colin Montgomerie. This course could immediately fills up the observers’ senses by typical characteristics of a sea region, not to mention the players who directly feel the very meters in this course. Under the talented hand of Montgomerie, this wide beauty of fascinating seaside dunes, clayey land and coastal breezes was transformed into one of Asia’s ten most elite courses, rated by the 2010 Forbes Travel Guide.
While the Montgomerie Links Golf bears the outstanding spirit of its own father, Danang Golf Club – The Dunes Course inherits the bold and aggressive golf style of the Great White Shark Greg Norman to become “Vietnam’s best golf course 2012 – 2013”. Stimulating shares of ups and downs, undulating greens and generous fairways together creates a challenging space for all ranges of ability, especially waking up the conquering spirit in professionals.
Last but not least, the stunning Laguna Lang Co Golf Club delivers a unique sense of an enchanted natural landscape. Being the second work of Sir Nick Faldo in Vietnam, this course could easily take your breath, not just owing to its exciting challenges but also because of overwhelming majestic view of ocean and mountains. This “18-hole, par-71 championship course” is one of the most precise evidence of blended boundary between rugged and pristine features of nature and a layout of a first class golf course.
Apart from topping and luxurious side, Danang usually shows up its friendly and active aspects with many huge tourism events as well, attracting millions of visitors each year. With the goal of becoming a familiar city, Danang is the annual location for the International Fireworks Performance Competition – a showcase of striking firework displays above Han River. The International Parachute Competition organizes also chose Danang to be its venue in May, 2012. Furthermore, in Danang, you would have the opportunity to participate in the “Summer Destination” event, which consists of leisurely marine activities, making you vacation more perfect.
And right when you think you have enjoyed everything there are in Danang and have totally understood this modern land, it then show up an absolutely intense and wild aspect, just like a rough pearl that could thrill up all of its admirers.
Danang has its back leaning against the majestic Truong Son Mountains. Thus, the Hai Van Pass which connects two provinces – Danang and Thua Thien – Hue, overlooking an immense view of sea and rugged twists, looks like a soft silk strip crossing spectacular ranges of reeded mountains. Another famous tourism brand of Danang is Ba Na Hills, which explored and built by the French. This place is equipped with the cable system awarded two world records and Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor amusement park. About ten kilometers from the center of Danang stands Son Tra Peninsula – a natural forest inside the city. You can freely explore the wideness and immerse yourself in a totally different dimension of primitive surroundings.
There are plenty of interesting landscapes in Danang. However, it would definitely be a regret of you to take such a long journey to this city without visiting Hoian – a small town which is just 30 kilometers far from Danang. Although the distance between these two places is not long, the culture and the life styles of them are mostly opposite. If Danang is a city which increasingly develop at a speed that bare eyes could see, the flow of time in Hoian seems to have stopped. If the light of electric lamps in Danang is never turned off, in Hoian, every 14th of Lunar months, you can witness this delighted small town under the romantic and peaceful light of magic lanterns. Visitors to Hoian would take time to admire the ancient beauty and tranquility of roofs covered by green moss and delicate carvings in wood houses which have existed for over three hundred cycles of season. Nevertheless, the antique exquisite of Hoian does not means that you would not have a comfortable resting when coming here. Wonderful calm beaches and sumptuous hotels are always there to bring you the most relaxing experience.
Now, what else make you hesitate? A Danang – Hoian tour would be suitable for every purpose of yours, even for a business trips, a family vacation or a honeymoon destination. Danang now is absolutely within your reach with international airport right inside the city with many direct flights from places all over the world. You can also easily approach Danang on railways by trains or on road by buses. And if you long for a thrilling and exciting cruise, ships or yachts may not be bad ideas.
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