Da Nang has a monsoon tropical climate and enjoys mild temperatures throughout the year. It is unlikely visitors will ever need to wear more than one layer of clothing any time of year. The average annual temperature is about 25.9 C, the highest average is 28 – 35 C mainly in March.
o Department stores and shopping centers generally operate seven days a week, from ound 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM.
o Banks and post offices are open from 08:00 AM to 04:30PM, Monday to Friday ; from 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday.
o Temples, museums and other tourist attractions are open from 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM
The official currency in Vietnam is Dong ( VND).You can use the website of Vietcombank to see the daily exchange rate. The U S dollar, preferably crisp clean bills, is widely accepted among major shops and restaurants in Vietnam. The downside to this is that the prices will be converted from Dong at the vendor’s chosen exchange rate, which may or may not be close to the official exchange rate.
– Notes and Coins
The largest denomination is currently 500,000 dong (approx. USD 24). Other paper notes are 1,000, 2,000, 5,000; 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and 200,000 Dong. Most Vietnamese people prefer notes to coins and occasionally may refuse to accept a coin. It is very common that ripped or torn notes are refused, but faded or discoloured notes are usually fine.
– Visa and Master card are becoming more accepted in many of the bigger hotels and restaurants, with usually a surcharge of 3%.
– Banking & ATM: There are a number of international banks operating in Đà Nẵng with 24hour cash withdrawal facilities. Most ATMs enables you to get cash from VISA, MASTER CARD, Plus and JCB – but be wary of high charges from your bank if you make a withdrawal on a credit card. Under Vietnamese law, ATM may only dispense cash in Vietnamese Dong. Most banks will only allow you to withdraw a maximum of 2,000,000 VND, or just over $100, but ANZ and HSBC machines will allow you to withdraw up to 4,000,000 VND.
Health & Safety
– Drinking Water: In Vietnam, avoid tap water as much as possible and only drink bottled water. Also, ice outside may not be safe because it may have been made with contaminated water.
– Food: One of the best things about Danang is street foods. If you really want to eat street food during your time here, reviews from a good source.
– Sun and Insects: make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen and mosquito repellent products. – Your personal kit must have solution to stomachache, headache and such. – Pharmacies can be found in almost every in town. Write down the name of the medicine you want to buy, or use body language to explain, as not many pharmacist can communicate in English. – Emergency contact number: Police (113) – Fire (114) – Ambulance (115) – List of Private Clinic and Hospital in Danang:
Nearly every shops in Vietnam sell preactivated GSM SIM Card. For the best coverage, ensure that the SIM card you get is either on the Viettel, Mobifone or Vinafone networks. The normal SMS SIM Card costs around 80.000 VND and is valid for 2 month. After your first call you will see the actual expiration date, and a bonus of 50.000+50.000 VND for making calls. Topping up is usually by scratch card. At Arrival Terminal of Da Nang International Airport, You can buy sim card at: Agribank (Agriculture and Rural Development bank), Vietcombank, Eximbank booths.
– 3G and Wifi:
3G:The three top mobile companies also provide decent 3G service in Vietnam.
Wifi:A free Wifi system, which serve up to 20.000 connections at the same time has been introduced across the city of Da Nang and Hoi An since 2013.