Central Vietnam covers a vast area of Vietnam which includes the biggest cave in the world. The longest single cable car ride in the world. Along with long beautiful scenic coast roads. Also with a history so deep from My Son ruins, to the Royal Tombs of Hue and the DMZ for the military enthusiasts.
It also boasts a gorgeous national park at Bach Ma where you can go trekking. A stunning ancient town in Hoi An with riverside cafes and romantic alleyways. A town filled with quaint little boutique shops for that retail therapy we all enjoy.
The cities and towns that make up Central Vietnam include Phong Nha, Dong Hoi, Hue, Danang and Hoi An. But many more off the beaten path destinations can be found in this wonderful part of Vietnam, that need to be explored.
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Phong Nha is situated 40 minutes from Dong Hoi, which is the main hub to reach by train, bus or plane. It is home to the oldest karst mountains in Asia, approximately 400 million years old. It is also home to the biggest and 4th biggest caves in the world at Son Doong and Pygmy cave. For the adventurous among you, jungle trekking is definitely the best way to see this stunning region. There are day trips, overnight camping tours & a tonne of excitement and exhilaration on offer. For the less adventurous, there are also caves to visit that do not require strenuous activity. We would certainly suggest Paradise Cave as an option. The Phong Nha loop by motorbike is also a great way to view this beautiful landscape. Also used in the recent Kong Movie a few years ago!
Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
The DMZ was a small strip of land either side of the Ben Hai River back in the American (Vietnam) War. A buffer which was meant to be a barrier to each opposing force. Yet a lot of battles were fought along this line, noticeably Khe San and Hamburger Hill. A trip to the DMZ is not for everybody. But for the history buffs and Vietnam Vets from Australia and the USA, this would be a nostalgic trip and one of huge importance. The Vietnamese people are so friendly and would definitely love to meet you. A day trip to the DMZ should certainly be added to your Vietnam itinerary for at least a day.
Hue is a delightful city with a vast array of temples, tombs and pagodas steeped in history dating back to the ancient rulers of Vietnam. It has one of the best cuisines in Vietnam, we would definitely recommend Bun Bo Hue. White sandy beaches just 20 minutes away and a romantic setting by the Perfume River. Hue certainly hits the spot and should be included in your Vietnam holiday. All too often people do miss out Hue or only spend one day here. This is a shame as it has a lot to offer. Do check out what is available in Hue today and include it in your Vietnam itinerary with Travel Agent Hanoi!
Danang is a main hub for travellers arriving to the central region by air due to the international airport. With Hue a 3 hours drive away and Hoi An just 40 minutes, its ideally placed to allow you to see central Vietnam as a base. It is known for its long stretches of amazing white sandy beaches with highly acclaimed 5* resorts lining the beach front. Danang is also home to the Ba Na Hills complex. High up in the clouds with the longest single cable car ride in the world. It has become the selfie capital of Vietnam due to the newly erected (June 2018) Golden Bridge. A stunning piece of architecture with hands appearing to hold up the bridge. A delightful scene and one where you should take your drone if you own one.
Hoi An is just 40 minutes from Danang airport, where most visitors to the region arrive. It is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. With riverside cafes, narrow cobbled streets & stunning architecture dating back centuries. Hoi An certainly has a charm you will never forget. You can spend a day here or even a few weeks and not get bored of the beauty that is all around. The most popular thing to do in Hoi An is probably to get tailor made suits or dresses made. With incredible prices for excellent work, you should at least get fitted up for something whilst you are here. Including Hoi An in your Vietnam itinerary is a must, although from October through to December can be very wet. Careful planning can certainly be arranged by ourselves to give you more chance of a dry experience!