There have never been so many options for traveling to Vietnam's booming seaside city. 

VietJet (www.vietjetair.com) has launched new daily flights between Bangkok and central Vietnam's port city of Da Nang, as of Oct 15.

The one-hour-45-minute flights depart from Bangkok at 11:10am and from Da Nang at 13.35pm, with round-trip flights starting at around B5,782.

These aren't the first flights directly connecting the two cities, but they are considerably cheaper than Bangkok Airways' options (from about B12,160/roundtrip). AirAsia also flies the route with prices (very occasionally) starting from a dirt-cheap B2,905/round-trip. A little extra competition hopefully means we'll see more of those promotions. 

A booming seaside town, Da Nang is home to floating markets and old colonial Vietnamese architecture, as well as a slew of major resort developments. The city sits in close proximity to picturesque Hoi An (just a 40-minute drive away) and Hue (two hours), another famous ancient town.