2. Da Nang - Half-Day Museums and Bridges Tour
Da Nang is not only famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, but also for its bridges and museums. Choose from a shared or private experience and start your day with hotel pickup to visit Ho Chi Minh Museum. It features a replica of President Ho’s home in Hanoi with a fishpond, a house on stilts, its garden and other relics. It's all very genuine and feels as though 'Uncle Ho' is still there. Next is the Museum of the Fifth Military Zone, which has a lot of large war equipment including aircraft and tanks that were captured in the French and American wars by the soldiers of the Fifth Military Division.
Leaving these museums, continue to the Cham Museum. With their roots dating back as far as 192 AD, Vietnam's indigenous Cham people lived an Indian way of life in both culture and language. The Cham Museum in Da Nang is dedicated to this period and the Champa existence which began predominantly in the coastal areas of Vietnam. Housing the largest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the world, the museum displays almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art ranging from the 7th to the 15th centuries.
The next museum is Dong Dinh Museum. The museum is a beautiful and peaceful place to see wonderful works of art and valuable antiques. The owner of the museum is the commendable Artist, Doan Huy Giao who has spent more than 30 years collecting artifacts from across the country and another 10 years on building his privately-owned museum, which is the first of its kind in the central region.
The last stop is Dragon Bridge, a very unique and modern bridge that crosses the Han River from the Bach Dang traffic circle. It provides the shortest road link from Da Nang International Airport to the other main roads in Da Nang city and a direct route to My Khe and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the city. The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon which spectacularly breathes fire every Saturday and Sunday night. Then, head to Thuan Phuoc Bridge at Tien Sa Port, another wonderful bridge in Da Nang City.