Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Hue is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Vietnam.
The Imperial City of Hue served as the capital of Vietnam from 1802
to 1945 and was one of Vietnam's main cultural, religious and educational
centers. This small, quiet city is justly famed for the magnificent
architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and
temples built under the Nguyen dynasty in an elegant verdant setting
on the banks of the Perfume River. UNESCO has labeled Hue "a
beautiful architectural poem" and declared it a World Heritage
Site in 1993.
This coastal city d is surrounded by mountains, fringed by splendid
beaches and the mouth of a river creates a busy seaport. The city
also marks the center of Vietnam, located roughly midway between
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is the 4th largest City of Vietnam
Danang is the ideal gateway to the attractions
in the region and is itself home to the very interesting Cham Museum.
The historic coastal riverside town of Hoi An was one of the major
trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century, frequented
by merchants from Japan, China and even Arabia.
It has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low,
tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of
some of these streets is still virtually intact. All the houses
were constructed of rare timber and decorated with lacquer panels
engraved with Chinese characters and pillars are carved with ornamental
Strolling through this beautiful town it is not
difficult to imagine the town bustling with trade and enjoying its
economic and cultural peak some three hundred years ago,
The My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious ruins of the
4th to 12th centuries,
comprising more than 70 architectural remains from the imperial
city of the Champa empire
UNESCO recognized the Cham architecture in My Son
as Cultural Heritage in 1999.
Nha Trang is one of the new Vietnamese beach resort and is popular
among foreign and domestic tourists alike. It has a beautiful 7km
long white sand beach and accommodation for every budget.
There are beautiful islands in the proximity and
the area is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.