Our guide, Tuan Duy,proved to be an excellent tour guide! He had very good knowledge of the history and culture of Vietnam and Danang in particular. After sitting with us in the hotel and asking what we wanted to see, he made several suggestions that we agreed would be a wonderful day. We started with the temples and Lady Buddha. Duy was especially patient as my wife and I tried to look at and photograph everything. Duy asked often if we wanted our picture taken with the sites and pointed out things we didn’t see, explaining what we were looking at and the history behind it. He and our driver were very willing to stop and let us take pictures of basket boats and explaining why there were these crazy looking boats and how to paddle one. We then went to Longs coffee, in business with the same family since 1939, and introduced us to Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. Delicious! After that we drove to the open market, at our request, and tasted some Vietnamese treats and fruits, something we would never do on our own. Then it was time for lunch and I asked if we could have Pho, which I have never tried even though there are thousands of Pho restaurants in the US. Duy took us to a small, local restaurant and it was exactly what we wanted to experience. Finished with lunch, we drove to Marble Mountain which is a must see attraction in Danang. Duy was especially patient with my wife who was a little slow on the steps, asking often if she wanted to rest. I really appreciated his concern. He pointed out all the mountains (I thought there was only one) and showed us pretty much all of the caves and temples/statues/interesting artifacts as well as the history from ancient times to modern. I asked if we could visit a site where they carved the statuary that lined the streets. He took us to a “Factory” where they explained the sculptor worked in a different location. So off we went to an amazing place where we did see the sculptor working on a piece. It was so impressive we bought three pieces and had them shipped home. We couldn’t be more pleased with Duy and when we got back to the hotel I booked another tour, with Duy, to Hoi An!
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