Hoi An, lantern shopThe best of Hoi An:

MAKE CLOTHES Get sized for a customized dress, suit or blouse at a 24 hour–turnaround HOI AN TAILOR.

WALK THE BRIDGE Hoi An’s most famous site is the wee, wooden JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE.

LEARN TO COOK (NOODLES) A Vietnamese COOKING CLASS at a school reached by boat.

SEE VIETNAM’S BIGGEST RUINS A ‘sunrise’ trip to the ancient Cham site at MY SON.

SNORKEL Take a DIVING TRIP to once-restricted Cham Island.

WALK THE CENTER Go on your own, or with this WALKING TOUR of free sites in the old town.

HANG IN DANANG (Couldn’t resist.) Thirty minutes north is Danang’s Marble Mountains and China Beach.