12 Experiences You'll Love in Da Nang and Hoi An
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
Two of Vietnam's most dynamic destinations, both Da Nang and Hoi An have plenty to entice visitors. From the best banh mi sandwiches in Vietnam to a fire-breathing bridge, these are experiences that will live in your memory long after you've left the country.
Cẩm Kim, Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
A 10 minute slow ferry ride away from the Ancient Town in Hoi An, Cam Kim sits years back from the rest of town, separated by a small inlet of water. Hop off the ferry and explore by bicycle the thin alleys, rice paddies & floating bridges, and...
03 Hoàng Diệu Thị Xã Hội An, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
I showed the picture on my phone to fruit vendor at the Hoi An market early in the morning. Her once stern face softened and she soon sprung to life eager to help me find the Banh Mi shop in the picture. She drew me maps, and practically walked me...
Yellow sand, warm blue water and a bustling local crowd make An Bang Beach an awesome and free afternoon when visiting Hoi An. Ride bikes the 4km stretch along beautiful rice fields. The beach gets especially busy around 5:00pm after the hottest...
288 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An's mustard-colored old town is plentiful with relaxing activities. One afternoon, we hired a private little boat for two hours. The ride took us past hard-working fisherman, and we even had the chance to ride in a basket boat that we'd...
10 Trần Hưng Đạo, Sơn Phong, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Travel for me is as much about tasting as it is about seeing. Aided by speedy metabolism, I have a voracious appetite and rarely pass up the opportunity to eat. Southeast Asia, and Vietnam in particular, have a culture of inexpensive, delicious...
Deo Hai Van, tt. Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
A must do for a traveler coming through Central Vietnam- a winding mountain pass that looks out over the Da Nang and Lang Co bays, cut through the Bach Ma National Park, with views of the city and fishing villages below. Rent a motorbike in Da...
Chùa Linh Ứng, Hoàng Sa, Thọ Quang, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
A journey to Son Tra Peninsula is a must for many reasons, not least the opportunity to visit Linh Ung Pagoda. The temple is the largest in Danang and is spectacularly located on a knoll with fantastic views back towards China Beach and the Marble...
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