Da Nang is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River. It is 759km South of Vietnamese capital Ha Noi and 960 km North of Ho Chi Minh City. Da Nang borders Hue Province across Hai Van to the North, Quang Nam Province to the South and West, and the ocean to the East.
Da Nang is the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam; its well-sheltered, easily accessible port and its location on the path of National Route 1A and the North-South Railway make it a hub for transportation. It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Huế, the Old Town of Hội An, and the Mỹ Sơn ruins. The city was previously known as Cửa Hàn during early Đại Việt settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during the period of French colonization.
Before 1997, the city was part of Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng province. On January 1, 1997, Đà Nẵng was separated from Quảng Nam province to become one of five independent (centrally-controlled) municipalities in Vietnam. Đà Nẵng is listed as a first class city, and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam's other provinces or centrally governed cities. As of the 2009 census, Da Nang was the fifth most populated city in Vietnam.
Da Nang is growing very fast with the good infrastructure that lured many Investors from abroad came to invest. Due to the development of economy, the tourism industry was increased. Many 4 and 5* Hotels and Resorts were built in Da Nang such as the Nam Hai, Furama, Victoria, Life, Vinpearl...