Danang is the largest city in central Vietnam and one of the country’s most important ports. It is located 759 km (472 miles) south of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, and 960 km (600 miles) north of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon.
Languages: Vietnamese and English
Religion: Buddhism (95%)
Currency: Vietnamese Dong (1 USD = approximately 23,000 VND)
Time: GMT + 7 hours
Major industries: Tourism, industrial zones, agriculture
Climate: Tropical with two seasons: a wet season lasting from mid-September to mid-December and a dry season lasting from mid-December to mid-September. Temperatures are balanced, with an annual average of 25.9 C (78.6 F).
Visa information: Most visitors to Vietnam need to arrange a visa prior to entering the country. Tourist visas may be valid for 15 to 30 days. Visas are exempted for citizens of those countries that have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam.
VAT refund: Since 1st July 2014, tourists in Vietnam who purchase goods worth more than VND 2,000,000 at a participating shop on a single day may claim a refund of 85% Value Added Tax (VAT) paid on your purchases. Please click here to learn more about the VAT refund.