Top Reasons to Go
Nha Trang beach break: Nha Trang's stretches of white-sand beaches are ideal for strolling and the warm waters are perfect for swimming, especially near Bai Dai Beach, where a string of food stalls sell the day's catch with a bucket of beer.
Dalat, Le Petite Paris: Head to the former French hill station of Dalat for long walks, serene lakes and pine forests, a visit to Emperor Bao Dai's summer palace, and fascinating temples.
Vinh Hy Bay: The South-Central coast's crown jewel, this lesser known beauty spot lies between the cities of Phan Rang and Cam Ranh, along a stretch of secluded road.
Mui Ne resort hideaway: Pamper yourself at one of Mui Ne's many five-star resorts, emerging only to view the spectacularly colored sand dunes at sunset or try your hand at kitesurfing.
Coffee: Buon Ma Thout in the Central Highlands is Vietnam's coffee capital, and fantastic local coffee is available all through the region, from the tiniest roadside shack to the fanciest café. The local brew is so strong it's usually served in a shot-sized glass.
Hill Tribes: With a little more time, you can include a trip to the rugged mountainous area around Pleiku and Kon Tum to visit the villages of Vietnam's hill tribes. Head out to Lak Lake where the M'Nong people offer elephant rides on the giant beasts they used to hunt many years ago.
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