In ancient Hoi An, Vietnam, a tailor-made shopping trip; Marian Smith Holmes; The Washington Post

Viet Nam – Hoi An Ancient Town

Shopping for the perfect pair of bespoke black pants in the ancient Vietnamese city of Hoi An.

Shopping?” My husband, Glenn, supine and shaded by a thatched umbrella, looks at me incredulously. “You want to leave this beautiful beach and go shopping?”

He has a point. The unspoiled turquoise waters and white sands of Da Nang’s legendary China Beach, a popular R&R spot for American soldiers during the Vietnam War, have more appeal than ever today. A string of luxury resorts lines the stunning South China Sea coastline. With infinity pools, gourmet dining and state-of-the-art golf courses nearby, the 20-mile beachfront attracts visitors from all over the world.

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