Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam

In Danang, visit the intriguing Cham Museum, filled with wonderful artifacts of the Cham culture, and famed China Beach. But it is Hue, the former imperial capital that beckons. The Nguyen Dynasty founded Hue in the 17th century on the banks of the Perfume River. Today it sits as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Enjoy this imposing citadel protected by a moat and then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors and Thien Mu Pagoda.