CULTURE CALLS: HOI AN AND HUE
You could happily stay put at the Naman Retreat. But for those who can’t resist a little local culture, Hoi An and Hue are both within easy reach – and well worth a day trip.
Historic Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most charming towns. With very little traffic and a laidback, relaxed feel, it is the perfect city to explore on foot. Wander the Old Town with its Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and tea warehouses. Bike your way around the rice paddies of Cam Nam island. Or seek out one of the latest generation of boutique bars.
Venture further north and you’ll arrive at Hue. The capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945, it’s a city bursting with historic sights. Must-sees include the majestic Hue Imperial City, Khai Dinh Tomb, and the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda. Rest weary feet with a leisurely boat trip on the Perfume River. Or see the Marble Mountains and UNESCO-listed My Son Sanctuary. Whatever you choose, the luxury of Naman Retreat will be waiting with open arms on your return.