Pictures by QT Luong
The center of Vietnam was historically the Cham kingdom, before becoming the ancient empire of Annam. This heritage can be explored in the site of My Son, the town of Hoi An, and the city of Hue, three of the architectural gems of the country, each of them a World Heritage Site. It is a distinctive region, a narrow band of beautiful highlands and coast, where people speak the langage with a heavy melodious accent. Further south, Da Lat in the highlands, and Nha Trang on the coast are two of the most pleasant resort towns.