Central Vietnam


Central Vietnam is one of the three regions in Vietnam. Central Vietnam consists of 3 sub-regions named North Central Coast, South Central Coast, and Central Highlands. There are 19 provinces in Central Vietnam in total.

Ba Na Hills Da Nang. Photo via vietcetera

Central Vietnam has been famous for its turquoise beaches, great historic and ancient sights, outstanding caves in multiple national parks, dynamic cities, untouched stunning natural landscapes and much more!

Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo via upload.wikimedia.org

If you visit Central Vietnam, Da Nang might be the first stop on your list! Check Maze Da Nang, Maze Hoi An Travel Guide out to read detailed guidelines to these fascinating cities. Visit Maze Hue for a city of long-standing culture in Central Vietnam, Maze Khanh HoaMaze Quang Ngai, Maze Phu Yen for such laid-back trips. All of them are comprehensive travel guide posts written by enthusiastic local insiders providing tips and advice on accommodation, places to go, food to eat and all the hidden gems hardly found on other travel guide books on earth!

Phu Yen. Photo via znews-photo-td.zadn
Son Doong Cave. Quang Binh Province. Photo found on the Internet

Here is all the selected guide content of all the highlights pinned on the Central Vietnam map!


Da Nang is a coastal city located in Central Vietnam, owning a lot of diverse natural sceneries. The city attracts tourists not only with more-than-60-km-long beach, which is voted as 1 out of 6 sexiest beaches on the planet by Forbes Magazine but also with a lot of impressive landscapes such as Son Tra peninsula, Ba Na Hills resort, Marble Mountains and so on. Besides, Da Nang is also the center of three famous cultural heritages in the world: Hue ancient capital, Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary. Read more here


About 30 km from Da Nang to the Southeast and 60 km from Tam Ky to the Northeast, in the late 16th century, recently one of the UNESCO World Heritage centers Hoi An was the center of international trade on the East-West trading journey, and it was also a prosperous trading port of Cochinchine, Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyen Lords with merchant ships from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, and many others often coming here to exchange, purchase and sell goods. Read more here 


From 1802 to 1945, the Nguyen Dynasty, the last ruling family, ruled Vietnam and got Hue as the capital for more than 100 years. But since then, Hue is still referred to as Vietnam’s Imperial City. People always say that Huế is very beautiful in the first light of Fall. Purple, red, yellow, white and all the colors of the most beautiful blossoms will then bloom in the light of Autumn. As the daylight seems to pass by, the night sky will then slowly cover its shadow over buildings, houses, the shoulders of those tired and rushing lines of people and the still water of the Perfume River. Read more here


Quang Binh is a beautiful province, bordering Laos to the West and the South China Sea to the East. If you start to travel from Hanoi, you will be able to visit Quang Binh before Hue, Da Nang, and Hoi An. People often make a short trip to these three destinations in a 1 – 1.5 weeks. This province is famous for its stunning natural landscapes such as mountainous jungle and many beautiful limestone caves. Read more here


Summertime draws the biggest crowds to Phu Yen, a province on Vietnam’s south-central coast. In the summer, the temperature in Phu Yen can reach up to 40 Celsius degree; however, in turn, the intense temperature only makes you enjoy the coolness of Phu Yen beaches even more. Even for people who are looking for off-the-beaten-track places, Phu Yen has a lot more to offer. Read more here


Located along the coastline of South Central Vietnam, considered to represent one of the deepest seas in Vietnam with the coastline spanning over a length of 200 km, Khanh Hoa Province is well known for the attractive beauty of its over two hundred islands offshore. It is adjacent to Phu Yen Province to the North, Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces to the West, and Ninh Thuan Province to the South. Read more here


Quang Ngai has been long known as a central littoral province with a total area reaching up to 5.131 km square, accompanied by an extension of a 130-km coastline. In recent years, this small region has transformed itself completely into a crowded place of interest, not only to domestic travelers but also international fellows. Quang Ngai has won wide recognition as a spotlight in national tourism thanks to its out-of-this-world natural landscapes and life-long historic heritages. Read more here