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Hot Idea (TOP LEFT) LLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES 14 MAY-JUN 2018 MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS MCMAG-ASIA.COM WHERE TO Scenic nature sights and heritage explorations are the focus for the day. 0900: Bay views from Son Tra Peninsula Located at the peninsula's northern tip, the Son Tra Peninsula overlooks the Bay of Danang and the East Sea and is home to the 18th century Linh Ung Pagoda. The largest pagoda in Central Vietnam houses the country's tallest Buddha statue, which stands at 67m. The peninsula was also recently earmarked for development as an ecotourism destination by 2025. It will focus on sustainability projects that protect local ora and fauna. 1400: Go deep into Vietnam's indigenous roots The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture is home to the largest collection of Cham art. The museum's collection of stone sculptures from the Hindu-practicing Cham civilisation, Vietnam's indigenous culture, dates as far back as the 7th century and come from nearby ruins such as My Son. 1800: Dining along the Han River Dine on board a 90-minute evening river cruise along the Han River while catching the live pyrotechnic show at the Dragon Bridge and views of South- east Asia's longest suspension bridge, the Thuan Phuoc bridge. The ship's two restaurants will be able to support up to 500 guests, while its rst and second oors, equipped with a modern sound and lighting system, can be booked for private banquets and events of up to 250. WHERE TO Ramp up the novelty factor with unusual marine activities and games for team-building. 0730: Tour the ocean floors of The Cham Islands Take part in an underwater 'sea-walking' experience and marine activities such as Danang is the new darling WORDS NAOMI NEOH Spurred by global events and investments, this Central Vietnam city attracts incentive groups with its rich history and nature. snorkelling and swimming at the Cham Islands oered by tour operator Sea Trek Vietnam. The private tour takes participants on a traditional boat ride to the Cham Islands, a cluster of eight islands of Qu ng Nam, which form a part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a UNESCO-recognised Biosphere Reserve. 1600: The need for speed From bumper car rides and 'Formula 1' go-karting racing to bowling, ice skating and PlayStation games, groups can take the opportunity to incorporate some team-building elements into their pick of activities at the 35,000-sqm Helio Center, Danang's rst multiservice entertainment complex. When the games are done, the complex also oers dining options at its foodcourt and coee shop. Or alternatively, groups can opt for professional banquet service for events to conclude their last night in the city. The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture at night "Dine on board a 90-minute evening river cruise along the Han river while catching the live pyrotechnic show at the Dragon Bridge." Dragon Bridge." PHOTO CREDIT: DA NANG MUSEUM OF CHAM SCULPTURE D/02 Fire-breathing dragon: Danang's Dragon Bridge was opened in 2013. PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES D/01

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