Author: VNPG

Hoa Fest 2016

Hoa’s Fest 2016 The inaugural edition of Hoa Fest kicked off last Saturday to a wild reception. The brainchild of local musicians, Jesus Woodcrutch and Johnny Kongo of the rockabilly duo Jesus and Johnny, Hoa Fest 2016 gathered nearly all the local musicians from Da Nang and Hoi An at the legendary Hoa’s Place for an all day festival of music and beer. Falling on the King’s Commemoration Day, locals and expats alike, free from work and ready to party and dance in the sun, made the journey down to Hoa’s Place. With Marble Mountain in the background, laughter...

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Da Nang Live Music Sence

As the lights come on and the sky grows dark over Da Nang, the notes of local musicians spill out of cafes and bars all around the city. The music in this city plays a key part in a night out and that music is often live. The music scene here came from humble beginnings but has grown to the point that people travel here just to live in and explore the musical landscape. This landscape exploded in 2012 after the construction of two new bridges connecting the east and west sides of Da Nang and opening up the...

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5th Asian Beach Games

5th Asian Beach Games Danang Press Release The 5th Asian Beach Games will be held between 24th September – 3rd  October, 2016 with forty five participating nations competing in twenty one sports and disciplines. Danang plays host to this prestigious sporting event and VNPG (vietnampocketguide.com) will be giving out copies of its 2nd edition to athletes, officials and spectators. Logo 5th Asian Beach Games Activity icon is designed to simulate the waves and sand in the shape of the young athletes, healthy and active, athletic performances (volleyball , handball) with the symbol of the Union Olympic Council of Asia inside. With the power of sports, all part of...

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Surfing

Surfing in Da Nang is popular on My Khe, My An, and Non Nuoc beaches as they offer somewhat reliable surf on beautiful white sand beaches. The two to four foot breaks and sand bottom make for good conditions for beginners and experts alike. All surfers should be aware that My Khe breaks far from the shore and has a strong riptide. Surfers should only paddle out here if they’re confident they can make it back in negotiating riptides. The surf is consistently good at Non Nuoc Beach opposite the Marble Mountains. The best wave angle is from the...

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Nam O fish sauce village (Nước mắm Nam Ô)

Fish sauce also known as nước mắm is a staple on any Southeast Asian table, however there’s something different happening in Nam O Village and no one is telling what exactly. The local sauce is known throughout Vietnam for its distinctive flavor, the product of a secret recipe. Locals make it from long-jawed anchovies that can only be caught one month of the year. They dry the anchovies and ferment them in sealed stone pots for months at a time. This results in a red sauce with a famous taste. It’s worth a visit to the rustic village to...

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