The gateway of Vietnamese adventures

Vietnam’s third largest city, Da Nang is the perfect home base for day trips to both imperial Hue and charming Hoi An, two vastly different but equally worth-a-visit destinations.

Perched on the picturesque Perfume River, the main attraction in Hue is its immense imperial city, a sprawling complex of temples, pavilions, moats, shops, museums, and galleries that was modeled after Beijing’s forbidden city. The former seat of power for the Nguyen dynasty—feudal lords of much of Vietnam from 1802-1945—the citadel was badly damaged during the Vietnam War. Nonetheless, many buildings survived, and many have been refurbished and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

In contrast, Hoi An is a graceful small town with a UNESCO World Heritage Site old town filled with two-story shop houses featuring elaborately carved wooden facades—a leftover from its past as an international trading port and marketplace. Hit the streets with two feet and a heartbeat to discover the many charms of Hoi An. Fashionistas will want to visit the shops—more than 600 clothing stores can be found in this small area.

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Royal Tombs

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Royal Tombs

Royal Tombs

In a boundless pine forest lies the Royal Tombs, including the Tu Duc Tomb. Once the Royal Palace of Tu Duc, the longest reigning Emperor, it is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.

Hue Citadel

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Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel

This large moated and walled area used to enclose the entire city. Modelled after the Forbidden City in Peking, once inside the Citadel, visit the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, which was only accessible by the Imperial family and its entourage, featuring 60 buildings and 20 courtyards.

Full Day Danang and Hoi An

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Full Day Danang and Hoi An

Full Day Danang and Hoi An

The Cham Museum lies north of Da Nang beside the tranquil Han River. As you browse among its extensive collection, you will discover nearly 300 sandstone-sculpted works dating from the 7th to the 19th century. Continue your journey to Hoi An and take a step back in time during your guided walk through its narrow streets and famed Japanese Covered Bridge.

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Da Nang (Hue & Hoi An), Vietnam At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 15°52'48.21"N 108°20'16.97"E
Size: 1,256.00 KM2 (484.94 MI2)
Population: 926,000
Density: 737 Pop/KM2 (285 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +84

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