Highlights of Central Vietnam

If you make the plan to visit some places in the Central Vietnam but you have limited time on that trip. Following some recommendations about this region you may not miss out interesting things there. Even you can use the list to make your plan more clearly with each destination.

Along with geographic location, the Central Vietnam is blessed with emerald-green mountains, tropical rainforests inhabited by many rare and precious species of fauna and flora, sinuous rivers, mysterious caves, surreal-looking rock formations, heavenly waterfalls and pristine white-sandy beaches. However, this region known for having to constantly bear the wrath of nature – an annual storms and flooding season that leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.  It is also holding a collection the culture and natural heritage sites as UNESCO proclaimed.

Phong Nha  – Ke Bang Nation Park

Are you discovery plus? Or are you in-depth explorer? If you are one of both style travel, Phong Nha – Ke Bang Nation Park should be your destination! Phong Nha is a magical place which 200,000 hectare park houses the most spectacular caves and underground water resources that leave people flabbergasted with their scale and remarkable beauty. Especially, Son Doong cave is the largest cave in the world, discovered in 2009 by British cavers. Besides, The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park boats many world records, including the longest water caves and the highest cave opening, the widest and most beautiful sand and stone beach, the most beautiful underground lake and the longest underground river.

Hue – Imperial capital under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945)

Hue was a political, cultural and religious central of Vietnam during 7 centuries. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls.  And a collection of tombs are dotting the Southern bank of Huong River. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflecting each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes; Gia Long tomb, Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb and Khai Dinh tomb.

When you visit Hue, shouldn’t miss Hue’s ritual music. The Royal Refined Music was proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on December 1993. The music are played on formal occasions with 2 kinds of music really magnificent and skillful: “Dai nhac” and “Nha nhac”.

If you want to discover ancient architecture of Vietnam or want to study something mysterious in Vietnamese culture, you couldn’t ignore Hue’s old citadel vestiges.

Da Nang

The third largest city in Vietnam, Da Nang is a stunning city being adjacent to Han river and beyond smooth and white sand beaches, this dynamic city was voted in top ten most attractive tourist destinations in Asia in 2013. Located in the central of three world heritages (Hue ancient capital, Hoi An ancient town and My Son the Champa Kingdom), this city is perfect stop place for someone who need a break from touristy areas.

Hoi An

Hoi An was one of Southeast Asia’s major trading centers during the 16th century. It was affected by a multitude architectural from outside such as Japanese, Chinese influences, including China’s Fujian and Gangdong clubhouses, Japanese bridge, old French-style villas and block of two-storied wooden houses. With its narrow streets and low, tile-roofed houses, some of which remain intact to this day, Hoi An is a wonderfully atmospheric place to stop for a while

My Son – Champa Kingdom

Nha Trang

 

Mui Ne

 

Da Lat

 

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