The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
Along the 17th parallel 100 km north of Hue, the demilitarized zone was the scene of many battles during the Vietnam War and still retains traces of this conflict. The Geneva Accord (1954-1975) created the separation of Vietnam into two separate zones and having to line the Ben Hai River.The demilitarized zone extended for 5 km on either side of the river.
Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945 is an intellectual city and the pride of the Vietnamese.Declared historical heritage by UNESCO since 1993, Hue offers visitors many historical and cultural sites still well preserved. The city is bisected by the Perfume River.
At the mouth of the Han River in the South China Sea, the port city of Danang made history March 8, 1965, when two battalions of US Marines landed on its beaches and marking the beginning of the commitment to large-scale US in Vietnam. When the Americans retreated, they left behind a huge airport, but few other useful buildings in peacetime. Since then, the municipality has created parks and gardens to bloom again its image.
Hoi An town about thirty miles Southeast of Danang. This is the fifteenth century that the former Champa harbor took off in Faifo. It was a Chinese trading post before the arrival of missionaries and Japanese merchants, Dutch, English, Portuguese and French. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, Hoi an built on the banks of the Thu Bon River where rich houses, temples and communal houses give this town an unforgettable charm.
My Son, located 60 km from Danang is considered the best preserved Cham site of the country and classified by UNESCO. The site, surrounded by green hills in the heart of the rainforest is a collection of temples, shrines and towers fell into ruin. It was the ancient capital of the kingdom of Cham who ruled central Vietnam between the fourth and thirteenth century AD. This is a must for lovers of architecture and ancient culture.
Qui Nhon, capital of the province of Binh Dinh is at the heart of the ancient Cham empire. There are many Cham ruins scattered across the landscape of rice fields and hills. Qui Nhon Bay, is one of the largest in Vietnam. The deep blue sea, golden sand and the many small islands are Qui Nhon a resort to discover.
During the French colonial period, Dalat station, in the hills, offering a fresh and rather elegant refuge to privileged fleeing the suffocating heat of Saigon. Nestled in the wooded hills around 1,500 meters, the garden city is built around an artificial lake large enough to accommodate small boats. There are also waterfalls nearby.
Central Highlands Destination
Located along the borders of Laos and Camboge, the Highlands are among the most remote and least visited Vietnam. This region of authenticity footprint where some people still live according to ancient traditions, has over 27 distinct ethnic groups. A succession of picturesque landscapes Kon Tum through Pleiku or Buon Me Thuot, the Highlands are full of many treasures.