Vietnam's rich history and deep Asian roots can be best appreciated in the architecture of its religious and political buildings. Take a motor taxi to the gold and red Quan Cong Temple. Its elaborate statues and artwork pay homage to an old Chinese general.
The Japanese Bridge may have been Monet's muse, but visitors to Hoi An will find as much inspiration indoors as the French impressionist found outdoors. Spend today getting your fill of arts, culture and history. Start at the Museum of Trade Ceramics in Hoi An's old quarter and explore the dynamic trade industry across Asia. Next, examine incredible and bizarre terra cotta works, including ceramic jars once used as coffins, at the Sa Huynh Culture Museum.
The Cham Islands make for a scenic day trip from the bustle of Hoi An. Travel by speedboat and enjoy the natural beauty of this group of small islands, set in the clear blue waters off the central coast of Vietnam.