Hoi An Overview

Hoi An is an ancient town, located on the bank of Thu Bon river, in Quang Nam Province, Central of Vietnam and is about 30 km from Da Nang City. Tranquil, cozy and beautiful are how travelers say about Hoi An old town - one of the best ancient town in Vietnam. Coming to Hoi An, you will never forget the lanterns are lit up, special cuisine, attraction places, the butterflies in your head when standing beside Hoi An riverside at night.
Hoi An could be considered as a living museum of Vietnamese old-town architecture, being a major Southeast Asian trading port in the 16th and 17th century. The ancient town is actually a complex of various works, including pagodas, Vietnamese wooden shop-houses, Chinese temples, Japanese bridge, French-colonial houses. The unique town has been successfully recovered and preserved its charm, which attracts travelers from all over the world, and it was declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in December, 1999.
Hoi An is actually quite small area, enough for you to stroll around the whole area on foot. Motorbikes are only allowed on some of the streets, while the center area is opened for walkers only. Walking along the roads, travelers are interested in many different kinds of souvenirs, handcrafts, clothing and restaurants. Although many old houses have been changed to modern business, they still prior preserving the ancient style for the works. Fortunately, this is the place where you can enjoy both visiting attractive places and experience local culture, cuisine within walking distance. You might love to see the museum of history and culture, Chinese Communal House, Hoi Kien Temple, ancient Tan Ky Merchants’ Houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge & spending time in Colorful Hoi An Local Market. If you are not so much interested in walking, then cycling around is another good choice to discover the UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient town also offers cultural experience, such as water puppet show, traditional art performances, Thanh Ha Pottery village,… These kinds of traditional arts have been developed since 1996 and have a long history.

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Travel Tips

A sample street food day

Hoi An is a great place to make you and your stomach both happy during the day and nights. With the price is around 50.000 VND (2 USD) per dish and may cost around 20 - 30 USD for a full day...
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Steps to choose a tailor

It is a great idea to have some tailor made clothes and it is another great idea to travel to ancient Hoi An . So why not combine two excellent ideas? There are something we are sure to be...
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Top Attractions

Tra Que herb village

For tourists who come from big cities and who are curious about the Asian countryside, Tra Que village in Hoi An is obviously a good choice. One of the great things about this tour is the...
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Old Houses in Hoi An

Old houses in Hoi An hide a long history inside. These houses were featured strikingly by the length, lying close together in the wide and airy lanes. To learn about Hoi An , it is...
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Travel Experiences

Join a cooking class

If you love the great blending taste of Vietnamese dishes and are curios of the process make them, you can consider a cooking class in Hoi An . The size of group ranges from private class to...
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Take a leisure walk

Come to Hoi An , home back to the last century. The town was used for two hundred years as one of Vietnam’s most important trading ports. It had been occupied by the Chinese, Japanese and...
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Food Culture

Cao lau - the essence of Hoi An food

The reason why a specialty in Hoi An named Cao Lau is interesting: Hoi An was used to be an international ports and there were many merchants working in the town. They chose to have lunch or...
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Quang noodle (My Quang)

Quang noodle (Mỳ Quảng) is one of the most famous specialties of Hoi An food. This dish’s ingredients include rice, vegetables and met but the way of cooking and how to mix them...
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