Did. you know the Da Nang Dragon Bridge in Vietnam has its very own fire show? Since 2013, this unique architecture crossing the Han River has become a symbol of the flourishing city. From the first time we saw it, we were completely entranced by the spectacle of fire and water. Below we break down fun facts about the dragon bridge, the Da Nang fire show time, and much more!
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10 Facts About the Famous Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
1. The fire breathing dragon bridge is 666 meters (2,815 feet) long!
2. It has 6 lanes for both cars and motorbikes, and was completed after two years of construction in 2013.
3. The use of the six in these figures above is no mistake. Six is considered a lucky number in Vietnam and tied to good fortune.
4. The Da Nang Bridge in Vietnam was built to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the city’s liberation.
5. The bridge crosses the Han River and connects the inner-city to My Khe beach and many other Da Nang attractions.
6. The dragon bridge in Da Nang can breath fire and shoot water.
7. The structure is lit by over 2,500 LED lights that illuminate the night sky.
8. The shape of the bridge is modeled after a dragon from the Ly Dynasty which symbolizes growth and power.
9. The Da Nang bridge attracts thousands of tourists and the fire and water show is performed on weekends.
10. Although this is the most popular Da Nang bridge, there are actually 10 other bridges crossing the Han River from the city.
Dragon Bridge Da Nang Fire Show Time
The amazing show on the fire breathing dragon bridge starts up at 9pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, you should know the crowds start to gather about an hour or two earlier. Also, when we say they start to gather… We mean everywhere!
Most onlookers watch from underneath the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, at a hotel bar from above, or on the actual structure as it sprays fire and water. You can even take one of the many ferry boats and hope to catch it from the river passing by.
*This Dragon Bridge Da Nang fire show schedule is based on February 2023. Please check for updated times before you go.
Planning Your Night in Da Nang
Now that you know the Dragon Bridge Da Nang fire show time, you’ll want to plan your night around it! The Son Tra Night Market is also right next to the Da Nang Bridge in Vietnam and definitely worth seeing before the show.
We recommend taking a grab taxi and getting dropped off. That way you can explore the market and watch the show without having to worry about your motorbike if you’ve rented one.
After that you can join the many others and walk across the dragon bridge back towards the center of Da Nang. Not only is it a beautiful view of the city, but once you cross over there are many bars, restaurants, and dessert/coffee shops lining the river to the right of the bridge.
This is a great area to continue your night of Da Nang attractions after the fire show. Also, be sure to check out more fun things to do in the city below!
→ 18 Amazing Things to Do in Da Nang Vietnam (+ Fun Day Trips!)
Son Tra Night Market
Like we mentioned above, the Son Tra Night Market is just steps from the bridge. If you’ve been to other markets in Asia it’s similar to most, but actually larger than we expected.
Colorful stands sell generic trinkets and souvenirs, from magnets to bowls and jewelry. However, the best part of Son Tra is definitely its street food selection. Da Nang is known for seafood and this night market really shows out!
While you can sample almost every seafood option imaginable we decided to go for something different on our last visit. For 70,000 VND (just under $3 USD) we ordered a massive bowl of mixed snails.
Now we know this isn’t for everyone, but paired with a couple local beers it was an experience we won’t forget. If you’re planning to grab some food or drinks at the market before the fire show we would recommended leaving yourself some extra time.
→ Han Market vs Con Market: 2 Best Markets in Da Nang Vietnam
Experiencing the Fire Breathing Dragon Bridge
Now that you know everything about this unique Da Nang attraction it’s time for the show! Right at 9pm sharp the fire shoots out of the dragons mouth and you know you’re in for a treat. After the fire comes gallons of water, and it alternates back and forth between the two.
One of the wildest things about the fire breathing dragon bridge is that the road never closes. That’s right! The entire time they’ll be locals and tourists alike zipping across. Although the entire performance doesn’t last more than 5 minutes, it’s fun to see and worth adding into your night.
Where To Stay In Da Nang Vietnam
Ultra Luxury – InterContinental Danang – Although it’s outside the main city, the InterContinental is one of the nicest beachfront resorts in all of Vietnam. The ultra luxury bungalows are nestled into mountainside boulders and feature private pools with balconies facing the ocean. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Beachside Boutique Hotel – Prana Boutique Hotel and Apartments – After many visits to the city this is our favorite place to stay! The family who owns Prana is extremely kind and helpful with information, tours, and motorbike rentals. Enjoy beautiful rooms that are modern and spacious. We also loved the rooftop pool with views of Da Nang!
Beachside Hostel – Light House Hostel – Fun hostel near the beach in Da Nang Vietnam. Everything is clean and new, plus they also have private rooms to accommodate couples.
Have any questions about the fire breathing dragon bridge, or want to share your own favorite Da Nang tips? Leave us a comment at the bottom of this post!
Brigitte & Jake
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