Central Vietnam among top 15 not-to-miss spots in 2020 hinh anh 1

An overview of Da Nang - a must-see destination in the central region of Vietnam

Themagazine described Central Vietnam as a melody of unique terrain, grand, sandybeaches, delectable islets quirkily creating a mini archipelago, and majesticmountains hiding many unfathomable wonders.


QuangBinh, dubbed Vietnam’s cave kingdom, is a rising star on the local tourism mapand has been made various efforts to gain global recognition, according to themagazine.

Itis home to UNESCO heritage site Phong Nha-Ke Bang and the world’s largest cave Son Doong. 

Meanwhile,My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province is a must-visit destination on a tour ofcentral Vietnam, the magazine stated.

"Oncehome to the Champa kingdom, My Son near Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,much loved for the romantic air resulting from its painting-worthy scenery ofcolorful lanes and cultural buildings lined up along canals and bay, a meltingpot of cultures."

Theformer imperial capital of Hue should not be skipped, it said. "Hue, oncewitness to the glories and collapse of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), is linedwith dazzling pagodas in sculptured splendor, complete with palaces, shrines,citadel, and statues of warriors and horses guarding the secrets of ancienttombs."

Hue beef noodles, crab noodles, “banh beo” (steamed rice cake), “banh ram it”(fried dumpling), and “banh bot loc” (tapioca dumpling) are the most famouslocal dishes, the magazine recommended.

Italso advises travelers to explore Da Nang, Vietnam’s third largest city, famousfor the annual international fireworks festival.

"Da Nang is blessed with beaches, marble mountains, and a unique French flare incertain quarters."

Otherdestinations included in the magazine were Patagonia between Argentina andChile, Ladakh State in India, St. Petersburg in Russia, Dubai, Kyushu Island ofJapan and Rijeka in Croatia.

Lastyear, the UK travel magazine Lonely Planet listed central Vietnam among the top10 must-go destinations in Asia-Pacific./.VNA