1 Hoi An

Sip a latte by lantern-light while waiting for your tailor-made clothes to measure up in this laidback city.

2 My Son

Majestic Cham ruins covered in moss, grass and leaves – rise early to see them before the crowds.

3 Da Nang

Amiable city providing a jump-off point for lofty Ba Na Hill Station and the fabled Marble Mountains.

4 Hué’s Imperial City

Cross the Perfume River to meander through the intricately decorated buildings that emperors once called home.

5 Local cuisine

Locals agree that central Vietnam does it best – try the assorted specialities of Hoi An and find out why.

6 Vinh Moc tunnels

The most interesting sight in the famed DMZ: a warren of dens where tenacious locals sheltered during the war, often for weeks on end.

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