How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi

How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi is a common question that a lot of first-time travelers have been often asked! So how to get to Dong Hoi to Da Nang? Understand that different tourist has different time, budget so, in this article, we will share with you the best ways to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi that might be suitable for you!

How far it is from Da Nang to Dong Hoi?

Dong Hoi is located between Hanoi and Danang, far from Ha Noi Capital about 500 km of the south and about 260 km North of Da Nang, so it only takes about 5 hours to travel. Just a sleeping and you are present in Dong Hoi city.

How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi?

As you know, nowadays, there are many different ways to travel from Da Nang to Dong Hoi such as Da Nang to Dong Hoi train, Da Nang to Dong Hoi flight, Da Nang to Dong Hoi bus, etc. Each of them has advantage and disadvantage so today, we will , we explore different ways to get from Danang to Dong Hoi.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by bus

The cheapest way to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi, Quang Binh is by bus which costs $7 – $12 and takes 6 hours 20 minutes. There are many type of bus and kind of seat so you can select. You move to the central bus station of Da Nang city, the bus starts from 6:00 am to 17:00 pm to finish the route.

Or if you want to get high-quality busses, you can take the sleeping busses such as Hung Thanh Bus, TNT bus, Hai Au company, etc.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi flight

The quickest way to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi is to fly which costs $303 – $305 each person and takes about 1 hours 15 minutes.

Although this is the fastest way, in fact, there are no direct flights from Da Nang to Dong Hoi. About theoretically, it is also possible to travel by plane, it means you have to fly to Hanoi capital or Ho Chi Minh city, and then book a flight to arrive Dong Hoi.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi Train

The most popular option for tourists is to travel by train. Travel by train to Dong Hoi takes about 5–6 hours and train tickets cost about $5–15 per seat (seats or sleeper berth). For each ticket, passengers will get 20kg of free baggage allowance. Among the kind of trains, there are also some luxury private tourist  sleeper trains such as Violette Train or Livitrans Express.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by motorbike

From Da Nang, you can take the National Highway 1A or Ho Chi Minh road to Thua Thien Hue province, then go through Quang Tri then to Dong Hoi city. When traveling, remember to obey the traffic laws, follow the right lane and low speeding to avoid accidents and you should know how many kilometers from Da Nang to Quang Binh to have good preparation.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by private car

It takes six and a half hours from Da Nang to Dong Hoi by private car. A private car is definitely a fast, luxurious and comfortable way to travel on this journey. Having a private driver who speaks English well ,picks up and drops off guests directly at your hotel anytime that suits you.

In this way, you can also visit other famous places by guiding of a private driver such as Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge, La Vang Holy Land, etc. Prices depend on the kind of car you choose, but you will have to pay around VND 3,300,000 ($ 142) for a four to seven seats car.

Abandoned Water Park Hue- Thuy Tien Lake

Abandoned Water Park Hue (Thuy Tien Lake) used to be the most famous water park in Vietnam. Nowadays, It seems to be abandoned and all that remains is a collection of ruined attractions with overgrown, rusted vines and drawings on them as well as the murky, algae-infested waters. It called is Thuy Tien Lake Park – where the newspaper (USA) called “horror resort”.

Thuy Tien Lake Introduction

Thuy Tien Lake Hue is an extremely strange and mysterious sightseeing place. Visitors coming to visit will be fascinated by the ghost and ruin of this place. Although it has been abandoned for a long time, tourists, especially foreigners, love to come to this mysterious park.

Abandoned Water Park Hue Location

Thuy Tien Lake is located about 10 km southwest of Hue city on the hill of Thien An, Thuy Tien lake lies just outside Huong Thuy town in Hue. It considers as an ideal attraction for visitors to Hue with its green pine forest and serene lakes.

Thuy Tien water park Vietnam history

Abandoned Water Park Hue construction started early in the year of 2000. By June 2004, many works were completed and put into operation, and this place was officially opened to tourists. The ambitious plan creates an enormous scale park, with amusement rides, water slides, pools, aquariums, performances, souvenir shops and restaurants, using a hefty budget of three million USD. However, due to inefficient operation and degraded park, it was closed for research and development of new projects by the end of 2011.

Now the Thuy Tien water park Vietnam  remains the same when it was left,nature has taken complete control over it. it is like Jurassic Park in the past time, but with grazing cows instead of dinosaurs.

Abandoned Water Park Hue, Vietnam architecture

The total area of the whole abandoned water park Hue is up to 49.9 hectares, divided into many different parts: water park, water music stage, aquarium, virtual world playing room and restaurants serving food and drink.

Dragon scroll symbol in Thuy Tien lake

One of the most unique attractions when visiting Thuy Tien Lake is the giant dragon symbol that is winding on the roof of the building. The dragon head is a shape on the top floor of the aquarium, under on the lower floors are segments of the dragon’s body. This place has a quite large scale and from here can easily move to other areas. All designs here have been controlled by nature. Therefore, when you come here, you will feel the horror, the shiver.

The Aquarium

The aquarium is the area inside of the building with the dragon symbol. To get here, visitors must have a great deal of courage. However, if you have come to Thuy Tien Lake, Do not hesitate to enter the aquarium and let’s explore all the caves and narrow alleys.

Now, the structures inside the aquarium have become desolate and ragged. Ancient aquariums had broken into many pieces.  Heading up the spiral staircase will bring you to the dragon’s head. Here, you can watch in on your eyes to fully admire the cool Thuy Tien Lake. Standing in the dragon’s head and looking down, the beauty is both romantic and mysterious, has attracted many tourists. Although it is a bit scary and disgusting, it is the unique charm of this project.

Water park area at Thuy Tien lake

 Aquarium and dragon scroll symbols are not all the most unique things in abandoned water park Hue. You can try the feeling of going through the jungle with soaring coconut trees, below the feet are lush green grass up to the knees. Passing through here will take lost visitors into the horror movies that haunt them. This is Water park area at Thuy Tien, it is not  far from the aquarium.

The system of slides is covered with green moss, and the clear lake in the past is now also cloudy and dark. The long slopes attract the plants that grow and cover them even more, making the space here creepy. Therefore, for those who can not stand the obsession, you should consider before moving to the water park.

Water music stage

One of the unique and mysterious in Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue is the water music-theater area. This place used to be the place to hold vibrant art shows and attracted many visitors. Due to being abandoned for a long time, now all that remains is wild and mosses.


The benches with a capacity of up to 2,500 seats were filled with weeds, the stage area was also grown by moss. Seeing the scenery here, it is difficult to imagine the luxury and splendor of the music performances while still active.

The old car- symbol of Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue

On the pine hill near Thuy Tien Lake, there is an extremely ancient artifact that attracts many young people to visit and check-in. It was an old car made of stone. The shape and color of the car are identical to the private car of the Western aristocracy.

How to get to abandoned water park Hue?

There are many ways to go to Abandoned Park, including taking a grab bike and also walking. But it is located on a hill and mountain, the road to Thuy Tien Lake is quite winding and lonely so, in my opinion, you should book tour travel to safe and funny . To explore more sights you should book Hue City Tour at Culture Pham Travel.

If you stay in Hoi An, planing to travel to Hue so you can stop to visit at Adandoned Water Park Hue before checking in at your hotel in Hue. Our professional driver will help you enjoy the Thuy Tien Lake on the way from Hoi An to Hue By Private Car.

Abandoned water park Hue opening hours

Thuy Tien lake always opens in the daytime from 6 am to 6 pm. In addition, the parking fee here is VND 10,000 / vehicle.

Abandoned water park Hue price

Although the park was abandoned and unrepaired, to enter you will have to pay VND 20,000/ person( around 1$) for the entrance fee.

An Bang Cemetery- City of Ghosts Hue, Vietnam

An Bang Cemetery Introduction

Hue, a green, peaceful and beautiful city in central Vietnam. Hue city is not only famous for the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Royal tombs of the Nguyen dynasty but also famous for the luxury cemetery in An Bang Village as known as the City of Ghosts Hue, Vietnam.


An Bang Cemetery Hue, Where is it?

The City of Ghosts Hue is a famous cemetery, it is considered the most luxurious and magnificent cemetery in Vietnam. It is located in the fishing village of An Bang, Thua Thien – Hue province, which is 35 km east of Hue city. There are thousands of tombs of all colors and sizes, some of which are worth billions of VND.


It was commented by the Daily Mail (UK) as “a strange, colorful and lavish cemetery” covers an area of about 250 hectares (2.5 square kilometers) with an amount over 3000 tombs.

Why An Bang Cemetery called the City of Ghosts Hue?

The first reason is Hue residents attach the building graves for ancestors. To them, the grateful to one’s benefactor idea is ingrained into their subconscious. According to AFP, 90% of the villagers have relatives abroad, mainly living in the US, they send money to build luxurious tombs.


Another reason is Vietnamese people are strong believers in the afterlife. Therefore, a number of graves are fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen and personal items.

The tombs in Hue prove their position and properties, that is also the reason why they invest in the construction of the graves.

There are reasons why creating a splendid, lavish cemetery – An Bang Cemetery – City of Ghosts Hue.

An Bang Cemetery Hue, Vietnam architecture

These tombs are built with unique architecture, stretching over 3 km.Some tombs have extremely sophisticated architecture, 6 m high and carved colorful dragons into the pillars. Many new tombs were built up to 10 m high.


The Graves’s construction is full of diverse styles from Buddhism, Christianity to Confucianism … Most of the tombs in the cemetery are designed in the style of Khai Dinh Emperor.

Ancient motifs of such mascots such as dragons, unicorns, and phoenixes served only for the emperors, now we can see them in many graves here. On the stone steps, the mascots are both majestic and mighty guarding the tombs. An Bang Cemetery Vietnam will make you overwhelmed by the many regal stone lions and phoenixes carved on the roofs.

An Bang cemetery opening hours and entrance fee

The opening time of An Bang cemetery is all day and it is totally free. Therefore, we could visit here whenever we want. I advise that you should arrive here in evening in autumn or spring to find solemnity and avoiding sunny part of the day.


How to get to An Bang Cemetery

It is situated at about 30 km from the city in a suburban village. Therefore, the best way to get to the cemetery is by motorbike or by private car. It is quite near to entertainment places such as Thuan An beach, Thanh Toan Bridge, Tam Giang lagoon and so on. You can book a private car Hue to Hoi An stop to visit the City of Ghosts via Hoi An Private Car Travel and Transports.

Driver from Hue to Hoian by private car

Hue to Hoian by private car
Vietnam Locals Driver

Hue to Hoian driving by private car is the famous route in the center of Vietnam now. There are two options for the pick up time of this trip. You can choose to start in the morning from Hue hotel and head to Hoian, we can add in some stops on the way which we will mention in detail in the below part. The second option is to start after lunch in Hue hotel so you can have more time to rest in the morning

Hue to Hoian by private car
Vietnam Locals Office in Hoi an


Hue to Hoian by private car

In addition, the time for starting from Hue to Hoi An is around 10:00am is the suitable one. With some stops on the way then you will arrive at your hotel in Hoi An around 2:00pm is great plan. This will be the right time for check in hotel, no need to waste of time for waiting as arrival in Hoi An.

Hue to Hoian by private car

If you plan to visit Bach Ma National Park, in Hue city on the way to Hoi An, you should start earlier. Time depart we suggest around at 7:30am. Bach Ma National Park takes your around 4 or 5 hours for exploring. Or if you want to add My Son holly land or Bana Hills in Danang by private car we also need to start earlier. My Son just take you around 2 hours for explore while Bana Hills take you around 4 hours or more.

Hue to Hoian by private car

Not like traffic in other countries in Asia or in European, the speed for driving on highway in Vietnam max is 90km/h, driving through the townlet center max is 60km/h. The road condition is very smoothly. Also, highway is only 2 lines.

Hue to Hoian by private car

Well, some roads may require max 40km/h as well so don’t get shock while you are on the road to Hoian by private car with low speed driving from local driver.

Hue to Hoian by private car

If you want drive straight to Hoian for 1 way with nonstop it will take around 3,5 hours. But this trip we only suggest for whom wants to start in the late afternoon or the rush trip to just transfer to Hoian.

Hue to Hoian by private car

If you have no plan in Hoian after driving to Hoian you should ask your Local Operator in Hue who help you for organize private car to Hoi An for stop at some highlights on the way. Total time from Hue to Hoian by private car with stops is around 5 hours.

Hue to Hoian by private car


Hue to Hoian by private car

We suggest you should short stop for taking photo or take a short rest on the way driving from Hue to Hoian by private car as below:

  • First stop should take a look at Lap An lagoon. It’s a fabulous landscape. Walking little bit outside parking area, you will see the great point for checking or taking pictures to keep the great moment. If you want to taste a local drink, let try a coconut juice or drink a local coffee (local coffee here is called Cafe Sua Da). This stop also offers free rest-room (free toilet) for your long trip from Hue to Hoian.

Hue to Hoian by private car

  • Next stop, your private driver may suggest you stop at Lang Co beach. If you want to swim at Lang Co beach, you should confirm with the driver before starting the trip. Or you just stop from beginning of Hai Van pass for taking overview of Lang Co bay only for a few minutes.

Hue to Hoian by private car

  • The main stop of your trip is Hai Van pass or some call The Cloudy Pass. Hai Van pass is one of the most famous place for driving by private car, by motorbike or even riding bicycle.

Hue to Hoian by private car

  • On the way to Hoian, we can also stop at My Khe beach in Danang for swimming and sport game or Cham museum for the Champa architecture and history of Cham people

Hue to Hoian by private car

  • Last stop for your trip from Hue to Hoian we suggest is Marble Mountains. This is a great place for hiking or walking. It has five mountains in one place then you walk around to visit and explore with local culture of worshipping buddha or visit some pagodas on the mountains to learn more Vietnamese Buddhism or visit the underworld cave.

Hue to Hoian by private car


Hue to Hoian by private car

Where to book Private Car in Hue for driving to Hoi An? Which Vietnam Local Tour Operator can arrange private transfer to Danang and Hoi An? You can google or ask your local hotel receptionist or search on your guidebook. But recently, there are list of most reliable Car Companies in Hue you can refer their quote.

Hue to Hoian by private car

Culture Pham Travel & Transports:

Hoi An Private Car:


Welcome the first Tourists to Hue city, Vietnam in 2019

Culture Pham Travel and Transport bases in Hue city. We offer transfer service with driver from Phu Bai airport to Hue hotel by private car, Vietnam. Vietnam Private Car, Vietnam VIP Car, Vietnam Limousine Car transfer service, Vietnam Helicopter Tour as well as  Culture Pham Travel  Tours.

Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport
Vietnam Locals Driver

On new year day Jan 1st 2019, we cooperated with Thua Thien Hue province Department Tourism, Hue Tourism Association for welcoming the first Tourists arrived at International Phu Bai airport.

Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel
Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel

Hue is old capital of Vietnam, where the Nguyen’s Dynasty was established with a complex of monument of Heritages. To express Hue people hospitality, friendliness, Hue Tourism Department, Hue Tourism Association, Vietnam Airlines Hue Branch office, Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport and some Hue Tour Operators, Hue Travel Agents welcome the first Tourists to Hue by airway at Phu Bai international airport on Jan 1st 2019.

Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews
Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews

The event was organized at arrival gate A3 at International Phu Bai airport. The chairman of Thua Thien Hue Tourism Department Mr Nguyen Van Phuc and Mr Dinh Manh Thang chairman of Hue Tourism Association, Mr Le Hong Thuy (known as Mr. Bean) CEO of Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport presented flowers, souvenir gift and perform Dragon Dance to the first Tourists arrived at Phu Bai airport.

Mr Bean - CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism Department
Welcome first tourist to Hue – 2019

Mr Bean – CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism DepartmentOne of the first tourist arrived at Phu Bai international airport is couple Alex Ebtedaei and Nicolas Triballeau from French.

Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport
Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport

Francesco Prato, Angela Molinaro from Italia, Mr Bruno Finazi were the next tourists travel to Hue by airway.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight in Vietnam from Vietnam Airlines validity until 31.12. 2019.

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight
These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight

Beside that, more than other 200 tourists on flight number VN1543 from Noi Bai International airport to Phu Bai airport also received welcome flower, souvenir gift as well as the performance traditional Dragon dance.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

The program welcoming first tourist to Hue city is one of the annual event. It is starting for promoting, introducing image of Hue city, Hue people in particularly or Vietnam country and Vietnamese people in general speaking to inbound tourist and domestic tourists.

Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019
Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019

In 2019, Thua Thien Hue tourism department try to welcome 4,5th – 4,7th million travelers. It increased 8% as 2018.
In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.

Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019
Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019

In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.
Accommodation traveler got 2,2th – 2,3th million. It increased 7% compare with 2018.
Total Revenue in tourism business suppose to go up 10% as 2018. It gets 4,700 – 4,900 billion VND.