Nowhere in Vietnam is changing as fast as Danang. For decades it had a reputation as a provincial backwater, but big changes are ongoing. Stroll along the Han riverfront and you'll find gleaming new modernist hotels, and apartments and restaurants are emerging. Spectacular new bridges now span the river, and in the north of the city, the landmark new D-City is rising from the flatlands. Venture south and the entire China Beach strip is booming with hotel and resort developments.