Da Nang is Vietnam's third largest city and reflects a colourful history in its many cultural attractions. Around the city lie the ancient sites of Simhapura and Indrapura and the remains of the ancient Cham civilization who ruled the region for 1,500 years. At various times, the French, Spanish, and Americans occupied Danang leaving their imprint in the colonial ... More>style buildings and tree lined avenues. Close by are the World Heritage sites of Hue, Hoi An and the My Son Valley. Getting to Da Nang is very convenient; they have an international airport from where you can connect to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, as well as Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore amongst others, with metered taxis outside to take you into town, a mere 10 minutes away. There is also a train station and buses run through the city regularly. There is a handful of things to see in Da Nang and the surrounding area. Marble Mountains comprise a set of 5 mounts named after the five elements (water, earth, fire, metal and wood) that have become Buddhist shrines, although climbing them requires sensible footwear. Most people who come here like to visit the beach and our favourite spot in Cham Island, where you can laze on the sand, snorkel and then enjoy a slap up fish supper.