Known for its palmfringed beach and salt pans, this attractive little fishing port is most celebrated as the site of the preChampa culture of Sa Huynh, which flourished around 2,000 years ago. In 1909, 200 burial jars were unearthed, the first of many more finds in the area. Unfortunately, no artifacts of this bronzeage society are accessible to the public here, but the remains can be viewed in the National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi, and at the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture in Hoi An. The town’s laidback atmosphere is what really attracts visitors. The beach is relatively deserted, and the waves are sufficiently powerful for surfing. Sa Huynh is also a great place for seafood.