Wondering about a unique destination for your next golf vacation? Located on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, near the mouth of the Han River and the South China Sea, is the port City of Da Nang. Historians widely agree that it has been occupied at least as far back as the days of the ancient kingdom of Champa, which thrived from 192 AD until years of war took their toll. It eventually succumbed to the intense military pressure in the early 1700s. However, golfers and sightseers that sign up for our 2015 Vietnam tour will have a chance to see some Cham relics firsthand.
A nice selection of artifacts from the ancient kingdom may be found at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. They include bronze, terra cotta and sandstone sculptures taken from ancient religious sites but that’s not all. The museum also houses items removed from the surface of ancient buildings as well as old media (e.g. films and photos) detailing the rise and fall of the kingdom.
The Cham Museum isn’t the only place where travelers can step back into Da Nang’s past. There’s also the Marble Mountains. They consist of five massive mountains located south east of the city, but not all of them are open for tourist exploration. The areas that are open to the public tend to involve some climbing and cave exploration. However, the payoff is an opportunity to see things like the Ling Ong Pagoda, Tam Quan Gate, Riverview Tower, Nuoc Villages, Van Nguyet Grotto and the Lantern Cave.
Of course there’s much more to Da Nang than ancient artifacts and caves. Our Vietnam golf and sightseeing tour’s itinerary proves it. We’ll be visiting China Beach too. Also known worldwide as My Khe Beach, it features sparkling clean sand, picturesque water and plenty of Vietnamese hospitality. To learn more about the beach and other stops on our Da Nang leg of the 2015 Vietnam tour, please contact Unique Golf Vacations today.