We've seen quite a few 'museums' in Vietnam where they've done everything wrong and the result is thoroughly forgettable. Son My is the polar opposite -- they've done everything right and the result is informative, very unsettling, and is liable to be one of the key experiences you'll remember from your trip. Most people have heard of the massacre, which is called My Lai by the Americans -- ... Read more about Son My Museum .
Thirty kilometres north of Quang Ngai along Highway 1A is another good war vestige where there's still something left to see. You'll have to make special arrangements through a tour agency if you want transport to and from the site, but it's really an ideal spot to visit on motorbike. It's a huge area, not suited to strolling around or cycling, and the terrain is pretty rough, even for a ... Read more about Chu Lai Airbase and Chu Lai Beach .
A perfectly lovely little beach, My Khe Beach is located about 15 km from Quang Ngai's town centre. It's almost as convenient to stay here as it is to stay in town, and you won't be missing out on anything by avoiding Quang Ngai town itself. It makes a lot of sense to combine a visit to the beach with a visit to the Son My Museum, however dark the irony of it all may be. My Khe is lined with ... Read more about My Khe Beach .
The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.