The riverside town of Dien Ban immerses you in the laid-back lifestyle of the South Central Coast. Lush coconut palms and tamarind trees line the streets, which are filled with locals transporting chickens, pigs and fresh produce. Enjoy the slow-paced atmosphere or use Dien Ban as a base for exploring nearby cities such as Da Nang and Hoi An.
Things to do in Dien Ban
Vietnam will tantalise your palate and Dien Ban is no exception. The town is peppered with family-run restaurants serving translucent “goi cuon” rice paper rolls filled with minced pork and fresh coriander and steaming bowls of “pho” noodle soup. On the street, you’ll see vendors selling “bun cha” BBQ pork and “banh mi” baguettes stuffed with tofu and crunchy pickled vegetables.
At just 30 minutes from Da Nang, Dien Ban is a great base for exploring the bustling coastal city. To the south, Da Nang Beach lures sunseekers in with its 30-kilometre stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear water. Bask under the shade of a beach umbrella or head to one of the resorts for poolside cocktails.
Enchanting Hoi An is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam, with colourful lanterns lighting up the streets of the Old Town. You’ll love strolling along the picturesque canals, peering into ancient Chinese tea houses and dining at trendy cafes.
Getting around Dien Ban
Taxis are a fast and comfortable way to get around Dien Ban and explore the surrounding area. Hiring a driver is ideal if you want to visit multiple destinations while tuk-tuks are a popular mode of transport in Dien Ban. Da Nang Airport is a 30-minute drive away.