Apart from Da Nang’s basket boats and beaches and Hoi An’s mustard yellow houses and silk lanterns, the highlights of Vietnam’s central region are varied and plentiful.
For first-timers in Da Nang, a day trip or overnight in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Hoi An is a must. Not that it’s the only excursion in the area worth an extra day. There’s so much in Central Vietnam for every type of visitor, whether you’re into nature, culture or even a bit of adventure. And you can cover a site or two in as short as half a day.
IF YOU’VE GOT HALF A DAY
1. CHAM MUSEUM
The indigenous Cham people were strongly influenced by Indian culture. The only museum in the world dedicated to Cham sculpture opened in 1919 close to the riverside where the iconic Dragon Bridge currently stands.