Danang on the central coast of Vietnam is famous for its long white sandy beaches and luxury resorts on the shore, perfect for families or couples looking for a restful seaside break. Head west up to the hills behind by cable car to find the whimsical town of Bà Nà founded in,1919 as a hill station by French colonialists. Or travel carefully to take in the historic Hai Van Pass’s views or to the magnificent peaks of the limestone and Marble Mountains. There’s pagodas, caves, Buddhist temples, museums and market shopping along with luxurious day spas.
To reach Hue, located on the Perfume River, pass through the mountains from Danang and after 100km, you’ll discover the ancient walled and moated city, that was the national capital from 1802 -1945 and home to Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Encompassing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and a replica of the Royal Theatre sit alongside palaces and shrines.
Hoi An is under 30km from Danang but a world of difference awaits. Stroll through ancient streets and enjoy local treats such as Banh Mi, Cao Lau and white rose dumplings in this UNESCO World Heritage site. Soft yellow buildings, colourful lanterns and footbridges spanning canals make this a most Insta-worthy town to enjoy by An Bang beach.