Tucked away in Central Vietnam’s Troung Son mountains, Bho Hoong Village Bungalows provides an inspiring—and captivating—detour. The village was established by the Co Tu people, who settled in the mountains after fleeing the “American War.” The bungalow project itself was started by an Australian couple who wanted to provide a place for western travelers to experience village life in Vietnam while also giving back to Bho Hoong’s residents. By day, guests at the bungalows can explore the village and learn about traditional agriculture—sticky rice and cinnamon are grown here—or join a game of volleyball with local children. At night, join villagers around a bonfire and enjoy a glass of the local rice wine. You’ll learn about Vietnamese history and culture while participating in traditional dances.