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Central Vietnam

Throughout Vietnam's history the central region has played a pivotal role in the nation's fortune. The remnants of the region's long and often dramatic history provide modern visitors with an insight into the vicissitudes of the past, and make this one of the most fascinating parts of the country to visit. Add in some idyllic beaches, spectacular cave systems and a little-visited mountainous hinterland and you have all the elements required for a truly fabulous holiday!

For the culture and history enthusiasts try riverside Hue, capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, or the ancient My Son ruins, a relic of the once-great Champa Kingdom. More recent history is in evidence at the Vinh Moc Tunnels and DMZ, and we whole-heartedly recommend visiting the old trading port of Hoi An, one of Asia's most appealing destinations. For the active and adventurous explore Phong Nha National Park's tremendous network of caves, go diving off the Cham Islands or hop on a bike and head out into the beautiful countryside.

  • The central city of Danang has developed into a fantastic hub providing access to all corners of Vietnam, and many of the main destinations across Asia. From here it's simple to get out to fantastic highlights of Hoi An and Hue, or further afield in search of more unusual experiences
    Enfys Maloney - Team Leader
  • Hue

    Explore the great Imperial Citadel and grand tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, set on the banks of the Perfume River. Hue is one of Vietnam's most historically significant cities, and also one of its most appealing. Whether exploring by bike, boat or on foot Hue is a wonderfully atmospheric destination.

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  • Hoi An

    It is almost impossible not to love Hoi An; a town of immense historical interest blessed with a idyllic location on the Thu Bon River, just a few short miles from the glorious beaches of the East Vietnam Sea.

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  • Nha Trang

    Nha Trang, Vietnam's liveliest beach town, boasts a great beach right on its doorstep and islands perfect for diving and snorkelling just offshore. For those seeking a little more seclusion, sheltered in private bays nearby are some of Vietnam's most luxurious and exclusive resorts.

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  • Phong Nha National Park

    Phong Nha National Park in Central Vietnam is home to the country's most spectacular cave systems vast caverns filled with great underground lakes and sculpted stalagmite and stalactite formations.

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  • Danang

    The great sweep of China Beach in Danang, stretching down to Cua Dai Beach near Hoi An, is home to a selection of excellent beach resorts perfect for honeymooners, families and anyone in search of some relaxing beach time. Visit the Marble Mountains or excellent Cham Museum, or head down to Hoi An.

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