Collected by Elizabeth Gunn
Xuyen Trung, Cam Nam, Cẩm Nam, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An is one of my favorite travel destinations in all of Asia. Sure, it's undeniably touristy, but it's also quite laid back and relaxed - nothing like other South East Asia tourist hotspots like Chiang Mai, for instance. Hoi An has a wonderful...
07 Ly Thai To, Xung Phong, Sơn Phong, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An is a shopping town - but what if you aren't a shopper? Want to get away from all of the aggressive vendors in Hoi An -then ride away into the countryside of Cam Thanh villages! My niece and I loved Hoi An but were ready to get out into the...
288 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
The Old Quarter of Hoi An is incredibly well preserved and photogenic. Head there at nightfall when the lanterns are lit and begin snapping some incredibly beautiful photos. Between the lanterns, the gorgeous architecture, the boats, and the...
Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
While Hanoi is the bia hoi capital of Vietnam, it doesn't have a monopoly on the world's cheapest beer. Hoi An is also a great place to enjoy a few glasses of the good stuff. There are several bia hoi outlets around town -- just look out for the...
52 Huyền Trân Công Chúa, Hoà Hải, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
...or take the elevator (seriously!) to experience this network of temples and intricate sculpture. Incense is sold throughout the complex, and people sell all kinds of marble wares on the street level.
4 Bạch Đằng, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
For those who wish to sample a selection of choices from Vietnam's formidable culinary arsenal in a spotless setting, Madam Lan's is by far the best choice in Danang. Housed in a French/Vietnamese colonial mansion, the restaurant does a wide range...
166 Lê Đình Dương, Hải Châu 2, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
Most bigger Vietnamese cities have their own noodle specialty and Danang is no exception. In its case, the dish in question -- mi quang -- is an absolute classic. The dish is made with wide egg noodles, with a characteristic slippery quality,...
Vĩnh Thạch, Vĩnh Linh, Quảng Trị, Vietnam
This labyrinth of tunnels between what were North and South Vietnam during the war is a testimony to the defiance and ingenuity of the Vietnamese resistance. Vinh Moc was a village that the U.S. troops believed to be sympathetic to the Communist...
Duy Thu, Duy Xuyên, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
A UNESCO World Heritage site in a mountain valley about 40 miles west of Da Nang, My Son is a vestige of the Champa kingdom, a culture that was heavily shaped by Hindu beliefs and practices. Built between the 4th and 14th centuries, the temples...
Võ Nguyên Giáp, Phước Mỹ, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
With its popularity growing all the time, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has emerged as a prime beach leisure activity. Exciting and beneficial to health, it is also easier to pick up than surfing. Danang Surf School can organise boards and paddles...
Điện Ngọc, Điện Bàn, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
With Danang fast becoming one Asia's top golfing destinations (there are now four championship courses within easy reach of the city), there has never been a better time to hone a golf game in the area. The area's courses -- Montgomerie Links,...
Lô 9B, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
A fantastic place to end a day or to while away the afternoon hours, Soul Kitchen is one of the best options on An Bang Beach. The menu offers a decent mix of European and Vietnamese dishes, while the venue is a favourite for local and visiting...
335 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 563830, Vietnam
The restaurant is not on 40 Le Loi, but, nearby: "Down the alley next to 60 Le Loi, Hoi An". Great food, service, and nice inside/outside restaurant, with good vibe. [Pictured: Beautifully grilled and garnished eggplant and bell pepper.]
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...
45 Nguyễn Phúc Chu, An Hội, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Part of a family of three restaurants, Mango Mango has a prime location in Hoi An, on the Thu Bon River close to the Japanese Covered Bridge. Its bright interior—sunny walls; high, wood-beamed ceilings; a colorful replica fishing boat that...
248 Trần Phú, Phước Ninh, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
Long recognised as one of the best restaurants in Danang, Red Sky continues to set high standards. The menu at the upstairs venue features western dishes such as seared tuna, succulent steaks and a range of delicious pasta favourites. The...
150 Bạch Đằng, Hải Châu 1, Da Nang, Da Nang City, Vietnam
One of Danang's trailblazers, The Waterfront has been dishing out imaginative cuisine and high quality drinks longer than most venues in the city. Standards remain high here with standout dishes including an excellent burger, soy-glazed salmon and...