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The Central Coast is a region of Vietnam.

CitiesEdit

Map of Central Coast (Vietnam)
  • 1 Da Nang - Vietnam's fifth largest city, where the beaches are the main attraction
  • 2 Dong Ha
  • 3 Dong Hoi - industrial seaside city convenient for accessing Phong Nha Ke Bang national park
  • 4 Hoi An - trading port with a UNESCO World Heritage listed old city and pedestrian-friendly shops and cafes
  • 5 Hue - the former imperial capital and a popular tourist attraction
  • 6 Khe Sanh
  • 7 Nha Trang - popular beach town
  • 8 Lang Co - fishing village that includes mountains, a river, a lagoon, an island and a 32-km beach
  • 9 Quẚng Ngãi - a sleepy town and off the beaten tracks, known for the My Lai incident during the Vietnam War, with lots of cultural and historical sights
  • 10 Qui Nhon- Lively town, relatively tourist-free, makes for a good break between Nha Trang and Hoi An
  • 11 Tan Ky
  • 12 Thanh Hoa
  • 13 Tuy Hòa
  • 14 Vinh

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Cham Islands - or in Vietnamese Cu Lao Cham are 7 islands that are17 km (9 nautical miles) offshore to the East of Hoi An river-ocean inlet
  • DMZ
  • 2 My Son - UNESCO World Heritage listed ruins of temples built by the ancient Champa civilisation, located close to Hoi An
  • 3 Na Meo - border crossing town
  • Van Phong Bay - Includes a 25-km long peninsula called Hon Gom and the islands Hon Lon (Big Island) and Hon Ong (Whale Island), one of the few places on the Vietnamese coast that remains semi-natural, after the decision to abort a container port project.

UnderstandEdit

This region is likened by the Vietnamese to the bamboo pole connecting the baskets of north and south. The Truong Son Mountains, stretching all the way to the coast between Hue and Da Nang, have traditionally divided the country in two in terms of weather and dialect, although the actual demarcation line during the Vietnam War was slightly higher up at the 17th parallel to the north of Hue.

ClimateEdit

Jul-Nov is the typhoon season, so it's wise to check the forecast a few days before your planned visit. Typhoons form in the Pacific, east of the Philippines. In some years, they curve north toward Taiwan and Japan and leave Vietnam in peace. In other years, they cross the Philippines and run straight into central Vietnam, causing flooding and wind damage. The threat of typhoons is one factor that has limited economic development in the central region relative to the north and south.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

  • Da Nang's airport (DAD IATA)has good domestic connections and a limited selection of direct regional flights. It is one of three airports in Vietnam where visa-on-arrivals are granted.
  • Hue's airport (HUI IATA) has flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
  • Tuy Hoa (TBB IATA) and Quy Nhon (UIH IATA) airports have a flight connection from and to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City nearly every day.
  • Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR IATA)

By railEdit

There are train stations at Nha Trang, Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon, Danang (convenient for Hoi An), and Hué.

By roadEdit

The Hai Van Tunnel between Danang and Hue cuts 20 km and a good hour off travel time between the two cities, and bypasses the dangerous and scenic Hai Van Pass. The toll for the tunnel for an ordinary car is 25,000 dong, a price well worth paying, especially if you're prone to carsickness.

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The south gate of the citadel

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North Central Coast


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