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Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

By Nguyen Dong   May 4, 2022 | 04:29 am PT
For a 12-minute journey at over VND2 million ($87.25), a helicopter tour passes over Da Nang's iconic destinations like Marble Mountains, Son Tra Peninsula and the Han River.
Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

During the Reunification Day and Labor Day holiday, the Northern Helicopter Company resumed its helicopter tour to view Da Nang from above after a long time of suspension due to the pandemic slump.

The tour was first launched in 2015.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

The helicopter will depart from Nuoc Man Airport in Ngu Hanh Son District and serve a maximum of four passengers.

Tourists will have to pay VND2.14 million per person for a 12-minute journey while a 30-minute journey costs VND22.34 million for a group of four.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

The first destination during the tour is Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains), a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains, home to religious ruins of the Cham ethnic people dating back to the 9th-10th centuries and 400-year-old pagodas.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

A luxury resort is seen from the air.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

The helicopter flies past East Sea Park and Pham Van Dong Beach.

Da Nang, which targets 3.32 million domestic tourists and 180,000 foreign visitors this year, has been launching a series of tourism events such as opening An Thuong tourist zone and night-time entertainment activities along My An Beach.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

A corner of Son Tra Penissula, 10 kilometers to the northeast of Da Nang and considered the 'green lung' of the city.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

A 67-meter statue of Bodhisattva Guanyin standing on a lotus at Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula appears in front of both pilot and passengers.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

An ancient temple in Son Tra District, surrounded by green trees.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

Before landing, the helicopter takes tourists over the iconic Han River and Dragon Bridge, the city's tourism symbols.

Da Nang helicopter tour allows aerial enjoyment of tourism symbols

Alex Castaneda from the U.S. was very interested in experiencing the helicopter tour.

"This was a wonderful flight. I could see Da Nang from new, high angles. When flying over Linh Ung Pagoda, I felt like a flying butterfly," he said.

 
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