The Central Coast of Vietnam encompass the coastal cities and towns of Danang, Hoi An, Hue, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon and Lang Co. The Vietnamese liken the Central Coast to the bamboo pole connecting the baskets of north and south. These destinations are easily accessible, with numerous daily flights operating from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Undoubtedly the most famous cities within the Central Coast region of Vietnam are Hue, Hoi An and Danang.
The most famous destination on the Central Coast – and possibly in all of Vietnam – is the port city of Hoi An. This unique UNESCO World Heritage site (Hoi An Ancient Town) boasts an Old Town which looks much the way it did when Hoi An reigned as one of the region’s premier trading ports in the 17th Century. You can explore Chinese temples, merchant homes, great restaurants and a wealth of shopping (including what many believe to be the country’s finest tailoring) on the grid of pedestrian-friendly, riverfront streets.
Hue is Vietnam’s former imperial capital and was the seat of power of the Nguyen Dynasty that ruled Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. The Hue Monuments are a World Heritage icon. The former walled city with a citadel resembles Beijing’s Forbidden City. You can spend hours here by the Perfume River exploring Vietnam as it once was.
Danang is Vietnam’s fourth largest city and is famous for its kilometers of white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Forbes magazine has hailed the long stretch between Danang and Hoi An as one of the world’s most spectacular beaches. Danang is easily accessible to major tourist attractions including Marble Mountain, the Cham Islands, Son Tra Peninsula, Cham Museum and the Pagodas.
Danang and Hoi An also boast some of the best high-end star accommodation in Vietnam. There are now 10 four and five-star hotels in the region, offering 2200 rooms of the 9000 rooms available in and near the city.
With three world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches and iconic tourist destinations, the Golf Coast of Vietnam is indeed an idyllic golfing destination.