Destination

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An Ancient town, is located in Viet Nam’s central Quang Nam Province, on the north bank near the mouth of the Thu Bon River. It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a small-scale trading port active the 15th to 19th centuries which traded widely, both with the countries of Southeast and East Asia and with the rest of the world. Its decline in the later 19th century ensured that it has retained its traditional urban tissue to a remarkable degree. The town reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures (principally Chinese and Japanese with later European influences) that combined to produce this unique survival…


The Cham Islands

The Cham Islands, is about 25 kms far away from the Ancient town, were first settled by Cham people about 3,000 years ago. However, business contacts were established with other countries about 1,000 years ago. The Islands constitute a group of 8 small islands, which form a part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a world Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO, in the South East Asia Sea in Vietnam. Cu Lao Cham Islands’ ancient landscape offers many sand beaches, forested hills and the sea. Facilities for camping, swimming, walking under the sea, snorkeling and scuba diving are available. The corals and marine life are an attraction in these island waters.


The Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains, is about 20 kms far away from the ancient town, is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills. The five mountains are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. The area is famous for stone sculpture making and stone-cutting crafts. The Marble Mountains are home to several Buddhist and Hindu grottoes. A stairway of 156 steps leads to the summit of Thuy Son, the only Marble Mountain accessible to visitors. It allows a wide panoramic view of the surrounding area and the other marble mountains. There are a number of grottoes, including Huyen Khong and Tang Chon, and many Hindu and Buddhist sanctuaries, the pagoda Tam Thai, built in 1825, Tu Tam and Linh Ung, and the tower of Pho Dong. The sanctuaries feature statuary and relief depictions of religious scenes carved out of the marble.


Tra Que vegetable village

Tra que vegetable village is a small village located 3km north of Hoi An’s Old Town. Its location is between De Vong River and Tra Que alga pond. Thanks to the special condition of rich soil and water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables: lettuce, salad, houttuynia, flagrant knoutwed, basil and coriander vegetables etc, Tourists visitting Tra Que Village are often fascinated by watching the farming procedures of local farmers, including: raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables. The farmers don’t use chemical or fertilisers but a kind of algae found only in a lagoon in Tra Que. The beautifully laid out gardens with mixed beds of vegetables and tiny flowers are also attractive enough for a bicycle tour around, prior to lunch at local friendly families with wonderful food of Hoi An such as: cao lau, Quang noddles, banh xeo, etc and some kinds of drinks extracted from local herbs.


Cam Thanh fishing village

Cam Thanh fishing village. Sailing downstream on the Hoai River, about 5 km from the center of Hoi An Old Town, there is an endless water palm forest of hundreds of hectares called “water palm forest”. This place currently preserves historical architectural heritage of special value, highlights heroic in time of war and is a unique ecological site with flooded forest and charming landscape. Visiting the water palm forest, visitors will be amazed with a vast and interminable forest and low-roof-houses made from water palm. It will be an amazing experience to row a boat on canals and to feel the pure air, spot the fish below and stork’s nests above. It will be interesting to discover and experience the life as a farmer or a fisherman and take part in local life by participating in a coracle race, visiting a water palm forest, growing rice, spreading a net, playing traditional games, enjoying fresh sea food on boat, visiting villages and having a view of the harbor in grey dusk.


Thanh Ha pottery village

Thanh Ha pottery village is located by the Thu Bon river, 3 kms to the west of the Ancient town. In the 16th and 17th century Thanh Ha was a thriving village. It was famous for earthenware that was sold in many provinces throughout Central Vietnam. It was Thanh Ha villagers who made the bricks, tiles and floor slabs for the old buildings in Hoi An and the surrounding areas. Nowadays many old buildings in Hoi An need restoring and the Thanh Ha villagers are the only contractors that can pro-vide standardized bricks, tiles and floor slabs exactly like the ones when the old port town prospered.


My Son Holy Land

My Son Holy Land located at Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen Town, Quang Nam province, around 40km from Hoi An Ancient town. There are many Cham Temples stay together at a valley with the surface around 2km2 and surrounding by mountains. Since 1999, UNESCO accepted My Son Holy Land as World Heritage Site. My Son might was built at the 4th century. In the past of many centuries, this area have had more Temples that became one of the main areas of Champa culture in Viet Nam.


The Citadel of Hue City

The Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention…


Minh Mang Tomb

Minh Mang tomb is far about 12 kilometers from Hue, on the Cam Ke mount and on the west bank of the Huong River. The construction began in September 1840. While the tomb had been building, Minh Mang was sick and passed away in January 1841. King Thieu Tri continued completing the tomb according to his father’s plans. And it was accomplished in 1843…


Tu Duc Tomb

Tu Duc tomb is situated in a valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village. It is one of the most beautiful tombs of royal architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb is far about 8 kilometers form the Hue and lies near the pine forest. It was built in December 1864 and accomplished in 1867. The surrounding wall inside the tomb has 12 hectares width and interior tomb has nearly 50 constructions with various levels. All constructions have the word ‘Khiem’ in their name. Tu Duc tomb is divided into two parts…


Khai Dinh Tomb

Khai Dinh tomb belongs to Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien-Hue and it is far about 10 kilometers from Hue city. Khai Dinh tomb has an area smaller than others one but it is more sparkling and sophisticated between western and oriental architecture…


Perfume River (Hương River)

The Perfume River have two sources. They come from the Truong Son range: the Ta Trach (Left Tributary) from Truong Dong mounts toward north-west through 55 impressive waterfalls, and then slowly to Bang Lang fork; the shorter Huu Trach (Right Tributary) flowing through 14 dangerous waterfalls and Tuan ferry landing to Bang Lang fork where the two tributaries join to form the poetic Perfume river…


Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda – Hue city is converged by many famous landscapes, ancient pagoda in Vietnam. However, the most ancient pagoda is Thien Mu pagoda. According to legend, Nguyen Hoang protected Thuan Hoa, he prepared for promoting his fortune of Nguyen. When you walked along Huong River, he saw small hill with the shape as a dragon. Its name of this hill is Ha Khe Hill…


Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda – In Hue, there has hundred of famous ancient pagodas, each pagoda has special characteristics, some pagoda associated with legend of mysterious anecdote, Tu Hieu is one of the most different from others one. Tu Hieu is located among the immense pine forest belongs to the range of Duong Xuan mountain, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city. The pagoda was established in 1842, initiatively, it had the name ‘An Duong’. In 1843, Nhat Dinh found this place and built it to become big pagoda…


Thuan An Beach

Thuan An beach is situated near by Thuan An mouth, where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and then to the sea…


Hai Van Pass

The Hải Vân Pass is an approximately 2 mile long mountain pass on National Road 1A in Vietnam. It traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that juts into the Viet Nam Sea, on the border of Đà Nẵng and Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, near Bach Ma National Park. Its name refers to the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility…


Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the 2 largest limestone regions in the world…