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Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Son Doong

Hang Son Doong (Mountain River Cave) is known as the world's largest cave, and is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia. The government only approved (very restricted) access to the cave system in Jun…
Top Choice National Park in North-Central Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave …
Top Choice Historic Building in Hoi An

Tan Ky House

Built two centuries ago by an ethnically Vietnamese family, this gem of a house has been lovingly preserved through seven generations. Look out for signs of Japanese and Chinese influences on the architecture. Japan…
Top Choice Bridge in Hoi An

Japanese Covered Bridge

This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. A bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remai…
Top Choice Historic Site in Hue

Imperial Enclosure

The Imperial Enclosure is a citadel-within-a-citadel, housing the emperor’s residence, temples and palaces, and the main buildings of state, within 6m-high, 2.5km-long walls. What’s left is only a fraction of the or…
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Tu Lan Cave

The Tu Lan cave trip begins with a countryside hike then a swim (with headlamps and life jackets) through two spectacular river caves before emerging in an idyllic valley. Then there's more hiking through dense fore…
Top Choice Fusion in Danang

Fatfish

This stylish restaurant and lounge bar is leading the eating and drinking charge across the river on the Han's eastern shore. Innovative Asian fusion dishes, pizza and wood-fired barbecue all partner with flavour-pa…
Top Choice Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Hang Toi

Incorporating an above-water zip line, followed by a swim into the cave and then exploration of a pitch-black passageway of oozing mud, it's little wonder Hang Toi is the cave experience you've probably already hear…
Top Choice Bridge in Danang

Dragon Bridge

Welcome to the biggest show in town every Saturday and Sunday night. At 9pm, this impressive dragon sculpture spouts fire and water from its head, near the Han River's eastern bank. The best observation spots are th…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hue

Hanh Restaurant

Newbies to Hue specialities, start at this busy restaurant. Order the five-dish set menu (100,000d) for a speedy lesson of banh khoai (savoury prawn pancakes), banh beo (steamed rice cakes topped with shrimp and spr…