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
Diamond Sea Hotel

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

Tel: (84-236) 3939 777

Grand Mercure Da Nang Hotel

Add: Lot A1, Zone of the Villas of Green Island, Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3797 777

Hoang Dai II Hotel

Add: 97 Vo Van Kiet St., SonTra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3525 555

Sanouva Da Nang Hotel

Add: 68 Phan Chau Trinh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3823 468

Eden Plaza Danang Hotel

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

Tel: (84-236) 3662 666

Bantique Hotel

Add: Lot 17-18 H2 Pham Van Dong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3830 777

Trendy Hotel

Add: 347 Tran Hung Dao St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3943 888

Sea Front Hotel

Add: 21 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3943 768

Luxury Da Nang Hotel

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

Tel: (84-236) 3743 777

Furama resort Da Nang

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

Tel: (84-236) 3847 888/ 3847 333

Dylan Hotel

Add: 93-95 Ha Bong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3555 468

Aria Hotel

Add: 134-138 Tran Bach Dang St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3623 668

Saigontourane Hotel

Add: 5 Dong Da St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3821 021

Bamboo Green Hotel

Add: 177 Tran Phu St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3822 722

Moonlight Hotel

Add: 136 – 138 – 140 Phan Chau Trinh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3664 488 /3664 499

Fusion Maia Danang

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

Tel: (84-236) 3967 999

Sekong Hotel

Add: 152 Vo Nguyen Giap St., Ngu Hanh Son Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3913 366/ 3913 636

Orient Hotel

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

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

White Snow Hotel

Add: 97-99 Nguyen Van Linh St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3566 999

Tien Sa Da Nang Hotel

Add: 21 -23 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 6256 699/ 6256 677

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