Free entry to Đà Nẵng attractions
With pristine beaches of sparkling white sand and emerald water, a modern city full of cool cafés and night markets to explore, and luxurious theme parks housing plenty of entertainment, Đà Nẵng is one of the hottest tourism destinations in Vietnam.
Unfortunately, just like the rest of the country, the coastal city has seen a major decrease in the number of tourists since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, in an effort to revive the domestic tourism industry, local authorities have temporarily removed the entrance fee from various attractions in the city.
Visit the Marble Mountains for free
The most notable among the sites offering free entry is the Marble Mountains. Named “Ngũ Hành Sơn” (Five Elements Mountains) by locals, this is a collection of 5 marble mountains with Buddhist structures built in their many caves.
From the top of the mountains, visitors can see a bird’s-eye view of Đà Nẵng as well as of the sea beyond.
View from the top of the Marble Mountains
Image credit: @audr.st
Aside from the mountains, 3 museums including the Đà Nẵng Museum, the Museum of Chăm Sculpture, and the Museum of Fine Arts will also be admitting visitors free of charge. These buildings boast an extensive collection of items on display, from artifacts from the Chăm Pa civilization to traditional and modern art pieces.
If it’s your first time in Đà Nẵng, drop by at least one of these museums to learn more about the history of the city.
Inside the Museum of Fine Arts in Đà Nẵng
Image credit: Danang Fine Arts Museum
The promotion program kicks off today, 1st June, and is expected to last 3 months until the end of 31st August.
Special promotion at Bà Nà Hills – a luxurious theme park in Đà Nẵng
Nestled on top of a mountain 20KM from the center of Đà Nẵng, the Bà Nà Hills is one of the most well-known theme parks of Vietnam.
Accessible only by cable car, this entertainment hub is famed for a fantasy park with over a hundred entertainment spots and stunning backdrops enough to satisfy even the most hardcore of Instagrammers.
The French Village in Bà Nà Hills
Image credit: @marjuka_prapty
Here, you can find a recreation of an 18th-century French village, lush flower gardens, and a golden bridge built on the side of the mountain looking directly through the clouds down to the vast plains below.
The Golden Bridge offers a stunning vista
Image credit: @nhirice
If you are in Vietnam, you can experience these tourist destinations for a discount – with fewer crowds to boot. Bà Nà Hills is currently offering a special promotion, during which if you get a ticket (VND750,000, ~USD32.24) before 15th July, you’ll get a free voucher to a buffet at the complex’s restaurant, which normally would set you back VND255,000 (~USD10.96).
Domestic travel encouraged in Vietnam
Having recorded no new COVID-19 community transmission for 46 days, Vietnam is one of the few countries where people can lead a relatively normal life and are actually encouraged to travel more to help restore the tourism industry.
With a plethora of tourism promotions on offer right now – and just in time for summer too – it’s a rare chance for to explore this beautiful and hospitable country to the fullest.
For now, domestic travelers will be the sole beneficiaries of these promotion programs, as Vietnam will continue to close its borders to international tourists until the global COVID-19 situation improves.
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Cover image adapted from Wikimedia Commons