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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Travel to Vietnam Part IV

18 June 2008

The place that we stayed was Furama Resort. It was located on the way to Hoi An, one of the UNESCO's world heritage site, the same title that Malacca and Penang have got recently. I will tell more about Hoi An in the next entry. This resort was facing South China Sea, the same sea that extends towards East Coast Peninsular Malaysia in the South, and is close to China Beach, which was famous to American troops and its alliance during Vietnam war.

At one glance, the architectural design of the resort was very much similar to traditional Malay and tropical concept but it still had local elements. It was an idea of an Australian architect. There were few blocks of buildings that connected to the main building that included the lobby, restaurants and bar. A beautiful surrounding could be clearly seen right at the moment we arrived, which was really fast attracting us.

From Vietnam Trip - Da Nang

Furama Resort, Da Nang.


At the lobby, on the right, there was the reception counter which faced sets of sofas for waiting and relaxing. Straight to the front, there located a courtyard which placed rows of big vases alongside a small pond. Inside the pond, there were few Japanese fishes swimming between leaves and blooming lotus flowers.

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Courtyard at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Rows of big vases alongside a small pond at the courtyard at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Fishes are swimming between lotus plants at the courtyard at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Courtyard at Furama Resort at night.


On the left hand side of the courtyard, there was a restaurant which was located at a building that extended from the main building that included the lobby. On the right hand side, there located a bar. The design of both left and right hand side buildings were symmetric. Straight to the front, a sizable swimming pool could be seen. It had square design which suited for marathon swimming compared to those swimming pools that had weird shape. I liked this one. The bottom of the swimming pool was surfaced with blue tiles, similar to its blue sea background.

Separated from the swimming pool by short coconut trees, there laid a wide, clean and white sandy beach. There were huts, which their roofs were made from palm leaves, for those who liked sunshine and sun-tanning. Underneath, there were chairs with blue-and-white-striped canvas for lying and relaxing.

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The swimming pool at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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The huts for relaxing located at the beach at Furama Resort, Da Nang.


The sea was blue and very peaceful. Seemed one could forget all stresses when was here. The waves were just small touching the beach gently and was very suitable for swimming. At the horizon, it looked clear from any obstructions except a small unknown island. There were also few fisherman's boats catching fishes. Far to the left, the famous Monkey Mountains could be seen. The beach with beautiful corals there was a heaven for divers. Fisherman's traditional village which added colours to this beautiful scenery could also be seen from here.

On the right hand side, there was a new resort building being erected. Some trees had been planted to beautify the landscape.

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A beautiful beach at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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A very peaceful view at the beach at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Water trishaw at Furama Resort, Da Nang. At the background is Monkey Mountains.

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A new resort is being built at Da Nang.

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Panorama of the beach at Furama Resort, Vietnam.


Coming back to the resort, there were many facilities available. For those who wanted cash, there was an ATM located at the lobby building. For those who don't know yet, most of hotels and resorts in Vietnam have casinos. One of us, an uncle who frequents Genting, was quick to grab this opportunity to bet his luck.

After checking in, I was accompanied to my room. The resort's area was big and I had to walk for a quite long distance. My tiredness however fast disappeared seeing lush green landscape here. A lot of small trees planted alongside the corridor. On the right hand side of the corridor, there located resort rooms while on the left hand side, it was open to the air facing a beautiful park. At the park, there were a lot of trees planted giving a green and eye-soothing view. The most outstanding were tall coconut trees rising above the others.

Visitors can also walk in the park as walking pavement was made available. In addition to lush and beautiful greens here, visitors could also smell a nice aromatherapies which was installed at certain locations at the park.

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The building that accommodates resort rooms.

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Corridor at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Tall coconut trees at the park at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Walking pavement at the park at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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A lagoon at the park at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Aromatherapies installed at certain locations of the park at Furama Resort, Da Nang.


The room was also nicely designed and decorated. The room adopted open concept where there was a window in the wash room that separated it from the bed. This gave a feeling that the room was big than its actual size. Every room had a balcony that faced another park on the other side. A couple of chairs and a table were provided for visitors who wanted to feel hotter air outside. A railing to hang wet clothes after going to swimming pool or the beach was also available. For rooms that were located near to the sea, the balcony actually faced the beach. However, not mine though, just the park..

..to be continued..

Visit Furama Resort website.

Previous entries:
Travel to Vietnam Part I
Travel to Vietnam Part II
Travel to Vietnam Part III

From Vietnam Trip - Da Nang

Bed inside the room of Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Open concept at Furama Resort room, Da Nang.

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Another view inside the room at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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View from outside at Furama Resort, Da Nang.

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Chairs and table at the balcony at Furama Resort, Da Nang.


Previous entries:
Travel to Vietnam Part I
Travel to Vietnam Part II
Travel to Vietnam Part III
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