Ca Ong (also known as Whale) Festival

Time: Middle of the 3rd lunar month.
Place: Coastal villages of Man Thai, Tho Quang, Thanh Loc Dan, etc.
Objects of worship: Grandfather Fish.
Characteristics: The peace ceremony which is organized on the first night. The next morning, villagers take part in a water procession, accompanied by a music band and an ensemble of hat boi.

This is one of the most important festivals for the fishermen in Da Nang. It takes place every year, for two days, in the middle of the third lunar month at the coastal villages of Man Thai, Tho Quang, Thanh Loc Dan, etc. The festival is celebrated as an act of the fishermen thank whales, respectfully called Grandfather Fish, and it is also linked to the prosperity of the fishing villages and peaceful life for the fishermen.

 

Cau Ngu Festival. Photo: Internet

 

On the first day of the festival, all the villagers place significant objects on a table to begin the peace ceremony which is organized on the first night. The next morning, villagers take part in a water procession, accompanied by a music band and an ensemble of hat boi (Viet Nam traditional opera). During the two days of the festival, all ships and boats are decorated and anchored at the wharf. Cau Ngu Festival has been recognised as national intangible culture heritage.

NEARBY DESTINATIONS
Ba Na - Chua Mount

Da Nang City

Asia Park

Da Nang City

WHERE TO STAY
Eden Plaza Danang Hotel

Add: 5 Duy Tan St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3662 666

Orient Hotel

Add: 97 Phan Chu Trinh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3821 266 / 3822 185

Quoc Cuong II

Add: 324-326 Hoang Dieu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3654 950 / 3654 951

Bac Cuong Hotel

Add: Lot 30,32 Nguyen Van Thoai St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3959 222

Diamond Sea Hotel

Add: Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3939 777

Naman Retreat

Add: Groupe 53, Truong Sa St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3959 888

Golden Star Hotel

Add: Lot 30B2-12 Phan Liem St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3919 168

Trang Quy Dat (cu Danang Port) Hotel

Add: 20 Ha Bong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3943 488/3943 499

Minh Toan Hotel

Add: 162, 2-9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3631 788

Tien Thinh Hotel

Add: 448 Hoang Dieu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3834 566/ 3834 577

Nhat Linh Hotel

Add: 194 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3836 777

Novotel Danang Premier Han River Hotel

Add: 36 Bach Dang St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3929 999

Golden Sea 3 Hotel

Add: 242 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Q. Sơn Trà

Tel: (84-236) 3936 936

Luxury Da Nang Hotel

Add: 205 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3743 777

Gold Coast Hotel

Add: 27 Ho Xuan Huong St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3955 955

Green Da Nang Hotel

Add: 62-64 Hoang Van Thai St., Lien Chieu Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3842 054

Sun River Hotel

Add: 132 Bach Dang St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3849 188

Premier Village DaNang Resort

Add: Vo Nguyen Giap St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3919 999

Ocean Haven Hotel

Add: 295-297 Ho Nghinh St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3959 955

A La Carte Hotel

Add: Vo Nguyen Giap st., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3959 555

WHERE TO EAT
Ba Thoi restaurant

Add: 96-98 Le Dinh Duong St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3825 384

Chen Shabu restaurant

Add: 29 Pham Hong Thai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3843 888

Dasushi restaurant

Add: 194-196 Nguyen Van Linh St., Thanh Khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3573 939

Heaven restaurant

Add: 119 Le Loi St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 2240 891

Dong Duong restaurant

Add: 18 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3889 687

4U Beach

Add: Lot 9-10 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3942 947

Huong Viet restaurant

Add: 53 Tran Quoc Toan St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3825 211

Tran 3 restaurant

Add: 300 Hai Phong St., Thanh Khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3752 779

Czech beer Tulip restaurant

Add: 174-2/9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3611 822

Kitaguni restaurant

Add: 122 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3562 435

Pho Bien restaurant

Add: 231 Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Thanh khe Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3530 955

Italia restaurant

Add: 42 Le Duan St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3565 962

My Hanh restaurant

Add: Lot 17-18 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3831494

Memory Lounge restaurant

Add: 7 Bach Dang St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3575 898

Com Nieu Truc Lam Vien restaurant

Add: 25 Yen Bai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3849969

Phi Lu 1 restaurant

Add: 225 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3823 772

Apsara restaurant

Add: 222 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3561 409

Golden Phoenix restaurant

Add: 2/9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3668 888

Korean restaurant

Add: 139 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3863 048

Lotteria restaurant

Add: 120 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3829 929