Why should you visit Central Vietnam right now?
Talking about Vietnam, I’m sure most people will think of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the two main cities of the country. Today, I’m going to show you the Central Vietnam (Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An) and why it should be your next holiday destination.
Central Vietnam is blessed with various natural landscapes from amazing caves, majestic waterfalls, lush mountains to white sandy beaches.
Central Vietnam is a food capital of Vietnam. Try different local bites or street food like Bun Bo Hue (Beef Noodle from Hue), Nem Lui (Grilled Pork on Lemongrass Skewer), Banh Beo (Rice Cake), etc. Or if you miss international food, there are also numerous choices from Italian, Indian to Korean food. Central Vietnam is also a vegetarian-friendly region as you can find several vegetarian restaurants in every city.
Central Vietnam is still a very affordable destination. I got my air tickets with Jetstar for less than S$120. Decent hotel rooms also cost as low as US$15 per night. By the way, the food and beers here are very cheap. You can get a bottle of local beer (La Rue, Huda, Saigon or Hanoi) for as low as VND 20,000 (S$1.2).
There are a lot of historic sites to visit in Central Vietnam. If you are a history buff, you should not miss the Imperial City in Hue or the Champa Ruins in My Son. For those who love taking photos, stay a night or two in Hoi An and explore its old city and the countryside on a bike.
Central Vietnam is a pleasant surprise for me. It exceeded my expectation in every way. I did not have enough time to trek to the impressive Son Doong Cave this time. It has to be booked ahead in advance and the trek will also take a lot of time. I’m sure I will come back here again. If you still don’t know where to visit on your next holiday, I strongly recommend Central Vietnam!