Central Vietnam



Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a huge limestone area that contains huge cave systems many of which can be visited but some are still being explored. Other activities in the park include hiking and mountain biking. The park is also home to a large variety of flora and fauna including tigers and elephants.



Hue

Once the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, Hue was previously the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. The main attraction is the heavily fortified 19th century citadel and imperial city. The city also has a number of temples and museums worth visiting.


Da Nang


Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam that has excellent beaches and wonderful food. Just south of the city lie the Marble Mountains, some rocky limestone peaks that can be climbed for great views of the bay. There are also a number of pagodas and cave shrines in the area. The city itself, is fast developing and has many good restaurants. The Dragon Bridge is also quite an amazing site and at the weekends there is a light and fire show with the dragons.


Hoi An


One of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam, Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a major trading port of the region and there are numerous well preserved buildings in the Old Town dating back hundreds of years and of different architectural designs, reflection the nationalities of the merchants that traded there. Hoi An is also a great place for food lovers.


My Son


Constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries by the Champa kings, My Son is the site of a collection of over 70 Hindu temples dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva. The site is located approximately 70 Km south west of Da Nang.


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