Sunday 4 July: Ignoring a beach strip of large hotel developments I arrive at Hoe's Place, a small homely guesthouse, and meet up with Liza and Eric for a celebratory BBQ lunch - yes it's the 4th of July when the King granted America independence from Britain (not sure the American rebels see it quite like this). Following a lazy day on the beach we climb to the temples and pagodas of Marble Mountain passing some wonderful sculpture studios en-route - the laughing Buddhas are a real joy.
Monday 5: Liza and Eric head for Hoi An but I stay to see the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang. The rock carvings are good but the Bodhisattva Tara bronze is exquisite. I too get the bright yellow local bus to Hoi An.
China Beach and Danang photos.