Touring world heritage sites in central Vietnam
World heritage sites in central Vietnam, in the historically and culturally rich central region of Vietnam, there are several of UNESCO’s designated world heritage sites attracting a large number of tourists from near and far.
To explore many of the beautiful landscapes as well as world heritage sites in this region, tourists can book a five-day, four-night or a four-day, three-night “central region’s heritage road tour” through BenThanh Tourist.
A five-day and four-night tour by airplane departing from Ho Chi Minh City is designed with two different destinations for tourists to choose. The first one will take tourists to several tourism sites in Danang City, Hoi An Town, Hue City and Quang Binh Province.
Joining this tour, tourists will be transferred to the airport and flown to Da Nang. Arriving in Da Nang, tourists will visit Ngu Hanh Son (a group of five mountains representing the five basic elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth) in Da Nang City.
Tourists can then try to conquer one of the mountains of Ngu Hanh Son and visit Linh Ung Pagoda, Huyen Khong and Tang Chon caves. At night, tourists will have relaxation time to wander around Hoi An ancient town, one of UNESCO’s designated world heritage sites with famous stops such as the Japanese roofed bridge Lai Vien Kieu and Tan Ky ancient house.
On the second day, tourists will go to Hue City to visit the palace of former royalty, which is also a World Heritage site and take a tour of the Huong (Perfume) River by boat to view Trang Tien Bridge and listen to Hue’s traditional music plus release colorful lanterns onto the river to wish for happiness and prosperity.
Tourists will then spend two days of the tour visiting Quang Binh Province, where there are the historic sites of the Quang Tri Citadel, Ben Hai River and the Hien Luong Bridge, and the World Heritage site of Phong Nha Cave in the Ke Bang limestone mountain.
Tourists will go back to Hue City at the end of the fourth day, spend time swimming in the sea, and shopping in the morning of the next day before returning to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.
The second type of the five-day, four-night tour will also take tourists to Danang City, Hue City and Hoi An Town, but excludes Quang Binh Province. Despite not stopping in Quang Binh Province, tourists will have more time exploring the beauty of the cities and the ancient town.
Tourists will depart from Ho Chi Minh City by airplaine to Da Nang City and spend the first night of the tour discovering the ancient town of Hoi An in the light of colorful lanterns.
On the second day, tourists will visit My Son Sanctuary, the religious center for the capital of the Champa Kingdom in the 7th century in Quang Nam Province, about 69 kilometers southwest of Danang. Tourists will also explore Ngu Hanh Son on the third day and go to the tourism site of Son Tra peninsula.
The tour continues to Hue City with a stop at Hai Van Mountain Pass for tourists to take photographs and view the beautiful landscape of the Lang Co fishing village. At Hue City, tourists will visit the palace of former royalty, watch a dancing and singing performance of royal music and enjoy Hue’s specialties.
For those who lack time, the four-day, three-night tour by airplane could be another option as it will take tourists from Ho Chi Minh City to the most famous landscapes and world heritage sites in Da Nang and Hue cities such as Ngu Hanh Son, Hoi An ancient town and the ancient royal palace in Hue City.
Moreover, a visit to Ngoc Island in Da Nang City added to the tour will give tourists a chance to explore a primeval forest and a beautiful beach with sea sports such as kayak racing and diving to observe the island’s coral.