2. Which are the best places to visit in Central Vietnam?
2.1. Hoi An – A UNESCO-recognized ancient town
Hoi An, a charming ancient town located in Central Vietnam, is a top-rated tourist attraction in the country. The city is not only renowned for its well-preserved historical architecture and cultural heritage but also for its lively nightlife. As the sun sets, Hoi An comes alive with numerous activities and entertainment options. From lantern-lit streets and colorful night markets to trendy bars and lively music venues, Hoi An offers an exciting nightlife scene that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Besides its energetic nightlife vibe, Hoi An is also home to a number of must-see attractions. These include the impressive architecture of Tan Ky Ancient House, the crystal-clear waters and white sand of An Bang Beach, the local farming life of Tra Que Vegetable Village, etc. If you are interested in history and culture, a visit to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site with ancient temples and ruins, should be your go-to.
Another highlight of Hoi An is its delicious food, which includes mouth-watering specialties like Cao Lau, Quang noodles, wontons, white rose dumplings, chicken rice, etc.
If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient stay after a long day of exploring the city, Vinpearl Hoi An is a great option. Located close to the ancient town, this hotel provides easy access to the city’s top attractions. In addition to its prime location, Vinpearl Hoi An offers luxurious services and modern facilities that promise to provide the best accommodation experience during your stay.
2.2. Da Nang
Da Nang, known for its extensive coastline, is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam’s central area. This coastal city serves as a connecting point between the two tourist attractions of Hoi An Ancient Town and Hue City.
Da Nang boasts a variety of charming bridges, including the Golden Bridge, Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, and Love Bridge, as well as wild and poetic beaches such as My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, and Xuan Thieu Beach. It is also home to stunning landscapes such as the Marble Mountains, Son Tra Peninsula, and Ghenh Bang.
Apart from its breathtaking scenery, Da Nang also offers a wide range of delicious food. Some of the popular delicacies that you must try in this city include Quang noodles, sliced pork rolled with rice paper, Vietnamese pancakes, vermicelli salad with pork and anchovy sauce, noodles with grilled fishcake, and duck porridge.
For a comfortable stay to fully experience all that Da Nang has to offer, consider booking a room at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang. It is only a 15-minute drive from the airport and offers luxurious villas furnished with modern amenities and surrounded by lush flowers and trees. Along with a comprehensive range of all-inclusive services, it is the perfect place to relax and recharge your energy.
2.3. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam, drawing in visitors with its stunning scenery, rich cultural sites, and pleasant year-round weather. This region offers many breathtaking landscapes, such as Doc Let Beach, Hon Tre Island, Hon Mun Island, Yang Bay Waterfall, Van Phong Bay, Diep Son Island, etc. If you are interested in exploring the cultural and architectural landmarks, be sure to visit Ponagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang Cathedral, Long Son Pagoda, National Oceanographic Museum, etc.
While you are in Nha Trang, do not forget to indulge in the local cuisine, which is made with fresh seafood. You will find a wide range of mouthwatering meals here, including jellyfish salad, white sardine salad, grilled sea urchin, fish noodles, and jellyfish noodles.
For an unforgettable experience in Nha Trang, consider staying at Vinpearl Nha Trang. This luxurious resort offers a variety of 5-star rooms with stunning views, as well as top-notch facilities like spas, gyms, bars, swimming pools, and on-site restaurants.
2.4. Hue – Vietnam’s ancient captial
Hue, known as the land of heritage, is a must-visit destination in Central Vietnam. Here, you get the unique opportunity to experience Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage through its spectacular landscapes and historical sites, including Truong Tien Bridge, Hue Historic Citadel Relic Complex, Ngu Binh Mountain, Lang Co Bay, Lap An Marsh Lagoon, Tam Giang Lagoon, and many ancient royal mausoleums, temples, and pagodas.
Hue’s traditional royal music, recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage, has also contributed to the popularity of this city. Its culinary tradition is equally renowned, with dishes like rice with mussels, beef noodles, Hue noodles, vermicelli with grilled pork, and a variety of rice powder cakes that are must-tries during your visit to Hue.
2.5. Quang Binh
Located in Central Vietnam, Quang Binh is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This province is known for its stunning natural landscapes, such as the charming beaches of Nhat Le and Da Nhay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the largest cave in the world, Son Doong Cave, etc.
If you are a history enthusiast, Quang Binh also has many sites to explore, such as the 700-year-old Hoang Phuc Pagoda, Mother Suot Monument, Citadel Dong Hoi, etc.
Quang Binh’s cuisine is also a must-try when visiting this province. The cuisine here is known for its diversity and unique flavors, thanks to the combination of ingredients from the mountains, rivers, and sea. Some popular dishes that you should try include “Banh Canh,” a noodle soup dish with crab or pork, “Chao Ca,” a fish porridge dish that is simple yet flavorful, and Quang Hoa pancakes, a mixture of flavors of snakehead fish, vegetables, musa balbisiana, and fish sauce.