Da Nang is along the south central coast of Vietnam and at the opening of the Han River. The name Da Nang loosely and most often translates to opening at large river and dates back to as early as the second century AD. Although never as prosperous as nearby Hoi An, shipping and friendly connections with the West, created wealth for the area by the 1600’s and led to increased trade globally.
In the mid twentieth century, during the Vietnam conflict (known as the American War by Vietnamese) the city was the busiest air base in the war for the Americans with nearly 2600 air operations a day at its peak. The final ground combat occurred in the area in 1972. The North Vietnamese finally took control of the city on March 30, 1975.
Today, with a wealth of beautiful beaches, tropical forests and nearby mountains, the area has attracted recent…
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