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Monsoon Season in Da Nang and Hoi An

From October to December (and often longer), Da Nang and Hoi An are hit by the winter monsoon, ensuring wet conditions for much of the time. Thankfully there are plenty of rainy-day activities in the area, with everything from attractive cafes to secondhand bookstores to explore.
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Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam
Central Vietnam was once the seat of the Kingdom of Champa, which held sway over the area for over 1000 years before being absorbed and annexed by the Vietnamese state in 1832. This fine museum has the world's largest collection of Cham artefacts...
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Vietnam is no slouch when it comes to pampering weary limbs, with nearly as many massage therapists in Hoi An as tailors. Standards vary according to price, but the strong competition means that you can get a very reasonable kneading for a highly...
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107D Nguyễn Thái Học, Street, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000, Vietnam
You could say that the entrepreneurial Ms. Vy has the magic touch, as the owner of the Morning Glory has a slew of other successful dining venues and hotels in Hoi An. On a trip to Australia, she observed the growth of café culture in Melbourne...
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Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Choice reading material is prerequisite for monsoon season in Hoi An and Danang. The best place in the area to stock up on books is Randy's Book Exchange, which has thousands of second-hand titles.
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An Thượng 5, Bắc Mỹ An, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Vietnam is not the most obvious surfing destination in the world, but the swell near Danang is actually excellent -- especially during the monsoon season. The centre of the surf scene is Tam's Pub in Danang, which is a good spot to rent a board...
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119 Trần Phú, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Danang's main market, known as Cho Han, is a typically Vietnamese retail experience. Here guests will find 28,000 square metres of shopping opportunities under one roof. Everything is on offer here from tourist tat, to jewellery, flowers and fruit...