Situated in a strategic position, South Central Coast of Vietnam does not only attract tourists and visitors because of its wonderful nature and people but also plays an important economic and social role. South Central Coast consists of 8 provinces. Each one offers a unique experience for tourists, from the peaceful Danang to historic Hoi An and enthusiastic Nha Trang.
Blessed with beautiful beaches and nice weather, South Central Coast is an ideal destination for group tours in Vietnam. What’s more relaxing than spending time in the beach drinking coconut water with a couple of friends? Visiting South Central Coast in a must in your Vietnam tours.
Under the influence of tropical monsoon climate, the weather in South Central Coast features high temperature and humidity in summer. This is because the southwest monsoon from the Gulf of Thailand spreads over and causes the hot weather.
There are two main seasons. The rainy season is from August until January. The dry season starts from January to July. Therefore, the best time to travel to South Central Vietnam is in spring and summer.
From Hue, passing through Hai Van Pass, you will reach Danang - the incredibly dynamic and yet peaceful city. Unfortunately, Danang is mostly skipped by tourists since it is not as famous as its brother cities such as Hoian and Nha Trang.
There are many things to see and experience in Danang. The first thing to name is the Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son in Vietnamese.) Located 7 km away from the city, the mountains consist of marble and limestone mounts which are very interesting to explore. Besides, Son Tra Peninsula with over 4000 hectares is a wonderful spot to have a look at the city. On the top of the peninsula, there sits Linh Ung Pagoda with a massive white Avalokitesvara statue.
The ancient town Hoi An was the most prominent trading town in Southeast Asia during the 16th and 17th century. The town features ancient oriental architecture with Chinese temples, Japanese bridge, wooden houses and French-influenced buildings. In 1999, Hoi An was recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site.
The Japanese bridge in Hoi An
The old town Hoi An can basically be discovered by foot since it is quite small. However, it doesn’t mean that you can cover everything within a day. Many old houses open the doors for tourists to come inside. Each house features different decorations, furniture arrangements and very personal senses of the owners.
The old quarter of the city is very well preserved. You won’t be able to find any single modern house in the area. Plus, the diversity in culture and architecture of old town Hoi An is what really captivating to most tourists.
What makes Nha Trang such a popular tourist spot and a great destination for any Central Vietnam group tours are beaches and seafood. Sure you can find all of them in either Hoi An and Danang, but only when you come to Nha Trang and enjoy the vibe it emits you will truly understand what it is like to be in heaven.
Nha Trang Beach
Not only having the beaches, Nha Trang also offered a wide range of islands in Nha Trang Bay, which will take you a while to discover them all. Plus, the ocean scenes are so vast and open that makes your road trip to and around the city.
Though beaches are the specialty in Phan Thiet, you can find numerous interesting things to explore here from tropical forests, sand dunes, and fishing villages. Here in Phan Thiet, Po Shanu Cham Towers and Van Thuy Tu Temple are the main tourist attractions outsides beaches for those who want to deepen their understanding of the culture and history of Phan Thiet.
Sand Dunes in Mui Ne
Visiting Phan Thiet, it’s important not to skip the street food here. Grilled squid teeth are one of the must-try dishes while you are in Phan Thiet. Grilled squid teeth are famous for numerous reasons. The most obvious one is that it is available everywhere with a cheap price. Plus, it is an example of how marvelous Vietnamese cooking style is - nothing is wasted.
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