Traveling in Central Vietnam
Highlights of Central Vietnam
The most atmospheric city in Vietnam is Hoi An. This old port city has a lot of beautiful architecture. Unlike other major Vietnamese cities, it is very quiet in Hoi An. This is due to the fact that cars are banned in the center. Stroll through the picturesque town with the narrow streets that have a French feel, with many shops and restaurants. You can also relax on one of the better beaches around Hoi An: Cua Dai.
Located after Hoi An, Hue is a good follow-up for Hoi An. The city is the ancient imperial capital of Vietnam of the Nguyen emperors and rich in palaces, temples, tombs and pagodas, including the Thieng Mu Pagoda. It’s definitely not as picturesque and small as Hoi An, but with all these attractions it is definitely a must while traveling through Vietnam.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is now seen as one of the most beautiful and most important parks in Vietnam. The government invests a lot in this region, making it one of Vietnam’s main attractions. The park has a giant area of 885 square kilometers. Since 2003, this National Park is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It’s only been open for tourists since 2011.
Quy Nhon is a coastal city in central Vietnam. The city is relatively large with about 250,000 inhabitants. Where this city lived in agriculture and fisheries, tourism has become increasingly important in recent years. Quy Nhon has a lot to offer for travelers. You can go here for both relaxation, adventure and nature.
The coastal city of Da Nang is located in Central Vietnam between Hoi An en Hue. It is known for the mile-long beaches with yellow sand and clear water. An ideal place to unwind.