Danang, perhaps best known by travelers for its beach resorts, is Vietnam's fifth largest city. For decades, the city had a reputation as a provincial backwater, but big changes are under way. Gleaming new modernist hotels, apartments and restaurants are emerging along the Han riverfront, spanned by spectacular new bridges. Venture south and the East Sea strip is booming with hotel and resorts. Book an after-dark tour to see Danang at its shimmering neon-lit best. The city's street food scene, a haven for traditional Vietnamese cooking, deserves close investigation. Steaming noodles, chicken rice and crackly banh mi waft aromatically on every street corner.