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
Minh Toan Galaxy Hotel

Add: 306, 2 - 9 St., Hai Chau Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3662 888

A La Carte Hotel

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

Tel: (84-236) 3959 555

Trang Quy Dat (cu Danang Port) Hotel

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

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

Adina Hotel

Add: Lot G6-G7 Pham Van Dong St., Son Tra Dist.

Tel: (84-236) 3935 935

Luna Diamond Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3943 943

Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort

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Tel: (84-236) 3967 777

Lion Sea Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3848 664/3848 665

Galavina Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3922 001

Olalani Resort

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Gold Coast Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3955 955

Sun River Hotel

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Monaco Hotel

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Sea Phoenix Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3525 999

Naman Retreat

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Grand Mercure Da Nang Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3797 777

Novotel Danang Premier Han River Hotel

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Tel: (84-236) 3929 999

Eden Plaza Danang Hotel

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Kay Da Nang Hotel

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Nhat Linh Hotel

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Gold III Hotel

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WHERE TO EAT
Ba Thoi restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3825 384

Chen Shabu restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3843 888

Dasushi restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3573 939

Heaven restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 2240 891

Dong Duong restaurant

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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

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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

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Tel: (84-236) 3611 822

Kitaguni restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3562 435

Pho Bien restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3530 955

Italia restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3565 962

My Hanh restaurant

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Tel: (84-236) 3831494

Memory Lounge restaurant

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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

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Tel: (84-236) 3823 772

Apsara restaurant

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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