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Da Nang, a modern burst of energy and increasing exuberance that lines the gleaming Han riverfront, lies 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) north of the Resort. Towering hotels, neon-lit bars and trendy restaurants now jostle for space on its once sleepy streets and the sparkling river is now criss-crossed by spectacular bridges (including an east and west connecting swing bridge and fire-breathing Dragon Bridge), yet some things remain as pristine as ever – namely the gorgeous 32-kilometre (20-mile) curl of Da Nang Beach.
Hoi An defies description. An ancient Asian power port turned enchanting UNESCO World Heritage town, its beguiling lantern-strewn streets and artisan ateliers vie with tailor shops (more than 300 of them) and creative cafés and hole-in-the-wall eateries to cast an illuminating insight into a bygone Vietnam.
One of Southeast Asia’s foremost Hindu temple complexes, My Son has architectural echoes of its Cambodian counterpart, Angkor Wat. In a densely jungled valley, modern and ancient histories collide in the juxtaposition of the 4th- to 14th-century ruins with the huge craters left by the bombs of the Vietnam War.