While traveling from Hoi An to Hue I stopped in Danang for a quick look at the My Khe strip of China Beach. American soldiers were sent to China Beach for R&R during the Vietnam War. The next stretch of highway was mountainous with amazing views of the sea. I stopped on Hai Van Pass to explore bunkers used by the South Vietnamese and US armies during the war. I traveled primarily by rail in Vietnam, which was convenient but less scenic than traveling by road.