Graceful, ancient and traditional, Hoi An
is a beautiful coastal city in Vietnam. A former South Asian trading port, the town today boasts a unique old world charm along with a rich cultural legacy. Offering a glimpse into the city's heritage are attractions such as Chinese temples, pagodas, Japanese merchant houses, tea warehouses and numerous other architectural marvels! Japanese Covered Bridge, Museum of Trade Ceramics, Terracotta Park, Museum of Folk Culture, Hoi An Museum, and Museum of Sa Hu?nh Culture are among the must visit spots in the city.
Hoi An is loved by the shoppers who wish to explore and buy from a vast range of interesting items, souvenirs, gifts etc. Colourfully designed handmade lanterns, usually available at the night markets, are among the best buys in the city. From hearty American cuisines to traditional Asian delicacies to authentic Vietnamese delights, a variety of gastronomic delights await travellers here in Hoi An. Chicken rice, Quang noodle (Vietnamese noodle dish), Pho (noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles), Cao Lau (dish made with noodles, pork, and local greens), Banh Xeo (sizzling cake) and different varieties of seafood are the must try dishes in the city.
Guided boat tours, and bicycle and motorbike excursions of the city and the surrounding areas are available on demand.
Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam, and is also one of the most important port cities in the country. Located on the coast of the South China Sea; it happens to be the biggest central Vietnam city. Lined with several white sand-beaches; there are several natural and man-made attractions that you can come here to visit. You can also discover few of the several world heritage sites listed by UNESCO here. There are several interesting places to visit in Danang. Marble mountains are one of the most widely visited tourist spots in the area. It is a cluster of hills that are made of marble and limestone and form a beautiful sight. Another interesting place to visit is the Museum of Cham Sculpture, which is an art lover's paradise. Phap Lam Pagoda, Imperial City Hue, Zone 5 Military Museum, Ba Na Hills, Tu Hung Stone Arts and Son Tra Peninsula are other places you should visit while in Danang.
When in Danang you must try as many local delicacies as possible. Pho, Cha Ca, Banh Xeo, Cau Luo, Goi Cuon and Bun bo Hue are some of the famous Vietnamese dishes that you should enjoy.
The duration from September to March is considered the best time to visit Danang. This is the perfect weather for sightseeing, exploring the city and its various facets, trying some amazing local cuisine, meeting local people and discovering the legacy of this place.