On any Vietnam holiday Hoi An is a great
place to take it easy for a day or two
between the energetic cities of Hanoi and
Saigon. This historical town was a busy
trading port between the 15th and 19th
centuries and is recognised as a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
The old town is small enough to explore on
foot and you will discover many important
sights that reflect Hoi An’s multinational
nature. These include a traditional
merchant’s home, the Japanese covered
bridge, a Chinese temple and the local
market. However a lot of the fun of being
in Hoi An is just to stroll around the pretty
streets or visit the sandy beach.
Dalat is a hill station in central Vietnam famous for its mild climate. It was popular with the colonial French and today is a favourite destination for honeymooners. While in Dalat you can enjoy some of the natural scenery including Elephant Waterfall and Xuan Huong Lake which is in the shape of a crescent moon. Other activities include an open-air train ride, learning about traditional garding methods at a local village and visiting a family-run silk factory.