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Start in Mui Ne Beach, one of the prettiest of Vietnam's beach resorts. Windsurf, sand board, kite sail or just chill out before heading up the Cham coast of culture. Veer off the trail to the atmospheric Cham tower of Po Ro Me, a home to bats on an isolated hill. Continue north to Thap Cham to visit the famous Po Klong Garai Cham Towers from the 13th century. Further up the coast is Nha Trang, Vietnam's honky-tonk beach capital, but you can also dose up on culture at the Po Nagar Cham Towers. Carrying up the coast are Cham towers and beaches in abundance. Keep up with the Cham at Tuy Hoa. Quy Nhon and Tam Ky. Break for the beach at Doc Let, Whale Island or My Khe.


Head into Hoi An, a charming old port town and a base for the Cham finale. Make a day trip to the former Cham capital of My Son, spectacularly situated under the shadow of Cat's Tooth Mountain. Finally romp into Danang to put it all into perspective at the Museum of Cham Sculpture, home to the world's finest collection of Cham sculpture.
Oh, and by the way, central Vietnam has a 30km-long beach running from Danang to Hoi An. Call it China Bead to the north, Cua Dai Beach to the south - either way it's paradise and the perfect end to this trip.