Quite a few old sites still exist in Da Nang. Most are overgrown with brush, of have been converted to Vietnamese military facilities. There is an old Air Force/Army communication site located about half way up Monkey Mountain that is still relatively intact. There are still two huge "Tropo" billboard radio antennas standing that were part of a comm link to Pleiku. You can drive by the site and take a peek, but dont go wandering inside the compound as its used by a Viet Telecom company as a Cell tower site.
At the top of the mountain you can find an old Helo pad and what remains of a HAWK SAM missile battery site. The Vietnamese have placed a sign at the entrance describing it as an "American Air Base" even though its only several acres in size. Also near the top is the old Marines MACS (and AF) Air Control radar site which is now being actively used by the Vietnamese.
Da Nang, the largest city in Central Vietnam, boasts the best of both worlds — beaches where you can get a suntan and mountains which offer a cool atmosphere; historical sites and local memeries. Of course, a trip to the magnificent coastal city of Da Nang wouldn’t be complete without spending time along the pristine beaches. Bask in the waters of My Khe Beach and let your skin be sun-kissed. There’s no other way to enjoy a tropical country but to enjoy the warmth of the sun! Ready to fall in love with the natural delights and old local soldiers of Da Nang? Go ahead and get ready to be mesmerized with wondrous views, as well as good food and friendly people.
Tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby in Da Nang or Hoi An driving to marble mountains in Da Nang city.
The Marble Mountain is a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains which are named after the five elements and is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Temple. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the summit. Marble Mountain is also home to Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history covering more than 200 years. After that go ahead to the underground tunnel or base and try to go under ground with family's owner to understand about the war.
The following trips would be Da Nang Museum with historical monuments and exhibition.
You will also admire the beutiful bridges in Da Nang city such as Dragon bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Han river and American built walking bridge. The Da Nang city halls and some contructions built by the French are also visited.
Sea food lunch is provided when ever you want and a good seat by the beach will be reserved, after lunch you may walk along the beach to relax and take some good photo of Son Tra pensinsula (monkey mountain) with high Laddy Buddha statue and Tho Quang fishing village.
Tour guide and driver will drop you off to you hotel or a local market for shopping. Tour ends.