Information about destination from Hoi An to Hue, traveler show know before visit Hoi An and Hue
The journey north from Hoi An to Hue is a scenic route in which you will pass through the major city of Danang. It takes approximately 3 hours without stops and is an incredibly beautiful journey offering great a great variety in scenery. However, there are many amazing landmarks and sightseeing experiences along this short trip that are an absolute must for anyone traveling in Vietnam. Having Journeyed through all of Vietnam, the adventure to Hoi An to Hue still remains one of my favorites because of what it has to offer.
– Marble Mountains
Just south of Danang (45 minutes north of Hoi An) the first place major stop is the famous tourist destination – Marble Mountains. It is a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains – The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). You can access the top of the mountain either via lift or stairs (there are a lot!) but the scenery and photo opportunities at the summit will not disappoint.
Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) – Most visited area in a cluster of five mountains that are named after the five elements; Thuy Son (Water), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal or Gold) and Tho Son (Earth). Thuy Son is the most famous and the only mountain accessible by tourists. Hindu and Buddhist Sanctuaries are found in this mountain. There are several grottos and shrines as well. Visitors can climb up to the summit to see the panoramic view of Da nang.
– Non Nuoc
NonNuoc Stone Carving Village – located at the foot of Marble Mountains. The products of village help beautify the Marble Mountains landscape. The village has been developing this profession for more than 200 years now. Tourists can buy stone carves as souvenirs for their loved ones.
– My Khe Beach
Just north of the Marble Mountains is My Khe Beach – a stretch of picturesque sand, water and mountains filled with expensive resorts, surfing and entertainment facilities. A great panoramic of what Vietnams best beaches have to offer.
My Khe beach – This 20 miles white sand beach is one of the famous and most visited beach of Vietnam after being featured right after the Vietnam-American War. There are multiple luxury hotels and spas around the area that make it easier for the tourist to relax and recreate. The beach offers a wide range of water recreational activities and you do not have to worry about bringing swimming wear or surfing gear because they are readily available.
– Hai Van pass
Next is the Hai Van Pass which is located on the outskirts of Danang on the voyage from Hoi An to Hue. It is a 21km long route along the mountain pass which traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that extends outward into the Southern China Sea. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and is known to change appearance throughout the seasons of the year.It was featured on the popular series Top Gear and was said to be ‘a deserted ribbon of perfection one of the best coastal roads in the world’.
Hai Van Pass – the highest pass and one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam, located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang city. The twisting road of this old highway has been one of the attractions for adventurous individuals. Some days, thick mist may rise from the South China Sea and will cover the pass, thus reducing the visibility. During these times, drivers may opt to the 6.2 km tunnel – the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia, for travelers’ safety.
– Lang Co beach
Just North of the Hai Van pass lies Lang Co Beach. The sands of Lang Co begin just where the mountain switchback, in which a large lagoon lies just behind it. A great day stop between Hoi An and Hue for any traveler.
Lang Co beach – a famous beach of Thua Thien Hue Province, it is a popular stop for tourists on the Hue Danang route. Strategically situated inside the zone of three world heritage conservation centers of Hue ancient citadel, Hoi An town, and My Son holy land. Lang Co beach is famous for their oyster farms and basket boat ride. If you are not in a hurry, you might want to try different water activities in the area. One thing you do not want to miss is riding on the basket boat and helping out locals to farm oysters. Just opposite the white beach, there is a turquoise lagoon where local villagers set up hut like restaurants and serve local dishes to visitors. You get to eat delicious seafood and of course their specialty, oyster. Food in Central Vietnam is relatively cheaper compared to the South and North Vietnam.
– Elephant springs
Elephant springs –Indulge in refreshing water of natural pools below a series of small waterfalls by the foot of the mountain. Huge boulders are everywhere, separating natural pools. There is boulder that shaped like the head of an elephant; this is how the place got its name. Local villagers offer their huts and place mats to visitors. You do not have to worry about bringing food since local dishes are also being served here by the local. The place is not yet commercialized so the authenticity makes it the perfect place to relax and experience Vietnamese culture.
There are many ways of transportation when making your travels from Hoi An to Hue such as bus, train, motorbike and also through hiring a Private Car. It is all up to personal preference so ultimately, you can choose your own adventure!