. Marvel at Hue and its imperial citadel and royal tombs. Savour the unique grace of riverside jewel Hoi An. Tour the military sites of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ). Check out Danang, fast-emerging as one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. And don’t neglect the extraordinary Phong Nha region, home to three gargantuan cave systems (including the world’s largest cave). And when you’ve had enough of touring the sights, invest in some well-deserved hammock time on the golden sands of An Bang beach or learn to cook central Vietnamese cuisine, the nation’s most complex. And now with improving highways, and upgraded international airports at Hue and Danang, access to this utterly compelling and diverse part of the nation has never been easier.
Late Apr: Danang’s riverfront explodes with colour for the annual fireworks competition.
May: Temperatures are on the rise and central Vietnam’s beaches come into their own.
Sep: Sticky summer heat relents, peak crowds are a memory and sea temperatures are balmy.
» Morning Glory Street Food Restaurant
» Cargo Club
» Les Jardins de La Carambole
» An Bang Seaside Village
» Phong Nha Farmstay
» Hoi An Chic Hotel
» Beach Bar Hue