Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hoi An


We traveled south from Hue to Hoi An by car passing by picturesque Lang Co fishing village to Hai Van Pass, with its fine views of the mountains and sea.

We continued on to Danang stopping at the Cham Museum and China Beach. In the afternoon we arrived at Hoi An and had a great opportunity to explore this quaint, historic town. We visited the town’s riverside market, neighborhood pagodas, and the Japanese covered-bridge.

An important river port 30km (19mi) south of Danang, Hoi An is rich in history and has a unique character. It was a contemporary of Macau, attracting Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese trading vessels, and it retains the feel of centuries past. Its magnificent collection of almost 850 older structures and intact streetscapes just beg to be explored. They include merchants’ homes, pagodas, public buildings and a whole city block of colonnaded French buildings. This was one of our favorite cities in Vietnam and not to be missed!

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