Hoi An ancient town

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Hoi An is one of the most wonderful towns for tourist who would like to travel to Vietnam as it is listed in top 10 best destinations of Asia in 2012. Hoi An ancient town with colorful lantern at nights, pristine old houses, special cultural elements, and friendly local people warmly welcome all of tourists.


Hoi An, originally known as Faifo, is located in central Quang Nam province, approxiamately 30 kilometers south of Danang and it this ancient town is bordered on the southern side by Thu Bon River. The name “Hoi An” (Hội An) means “peaceful meeting place”. In the past, Hoi An was the biggest sea port in central of Vietnam from the 15th to the 19th century. UNESCO declared Hoi An’s Ancient Town district a World Heritage Site in 1999.

Hoi An is very easy to get around. You can hire a bicycle or walk on foot – the best way to appreciate the vibe, especially at night. There are innumerable attractions to delight you while you intend to indulge in Hoi An Tourism. The town is famous for its pagodas, ancient houses, architectural buildings, market places, traditional silk lanterns, assembly halls, craft markets, temples, night restaurants and other tourist attractions.

Tourists should spend time to visit two main landmarks in Hoi An: The Japanese Bridge and Quan Cong Temple. A symbol of Hoi An – the Japanese Bridge – was constructed early in the 17th century.There is a small shrine inside the bridge as well as sacred statues of a dog and pig that guard each end of the span. The Japanese Bridge crosses a small canal on the west end of the Old Town, connecting Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street to Tran Phu Street – the main thoroughfare along the river. Art galleries and cafes line both sides of the peaceful street beyond. And Quan Cong Temple – in Tran Phu Street – was constructed around 1653. This temple is dedicated to Quan Cong – a Chinese general famed for his loyalty and integrity.

You should try a bowl of local “Cao Lau” noodles – made nowhere else in the world – before checking out one of the traditional performances for an authentic Hoi An Ancient Town experience. Tourists can watch traditional performances such as folk songs, dance, traditional instruments or live musical performances in traditional theater or Hoi An Handicraft Workshop… Moreover, visitors can visit some museums (Museum of Folk Culture, Museum of Trade Ceramics, Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, Museum of Say Huynh Culture) or old houses (Phung Hung House, Quan Thang House, Tan Ky House) in the ancient town.

Traveling to Hoi An, tourists also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the romantic Hoi An River, Cua Dai Beach, Cham Island, and many other incredible places as well as cheap but tasty local dishes. A number of interesting but still un-known things is available for those who want to discover and experience this beautiful old town.

The climate of Hoi An is warm throughout the year. There is no bad time to visit Hoi An. All around, between January and May are the best time to travel to Hoi An when it has comfortable temperatures and low rainfall. Let’s experience peaceful and simple life around Hoi An by biking or walking. It is truly interesting and memorable if you come and stay in the city.

Hoi An could be the most attractive ancient town in Vietnam - that still remains many old houses from hundred year ago

Hoi An could be the most attractive ancient town in Vietnam – that still remains many old houses from hundred year ago

Had been forgotten for hundred year, Hoi An just like Sleeping Beauty. And the tourists from 90 decade of last century is the Prince to wake her up

Had been forgotten for hundred year, Hoi An just like Sleeping Beauty. And the tourists from 90 decade of last century is

the Prince to wake her up

Hoi An used to be the main port of the central of Vietnam in 15 century, and now the town also turn back to the busy atmosphere in the old time with the authentic souvenirs shops and restaurant

Hoi An used to be the main port of the central of Vietnam in 15 century, and now the town also turn back to

the busy atmosphere in the old time with the authentic souvenirs shops and restaurant

Coming here, you will be indulged with the classic and charming atmosphere of the old town, and you can see the charm of Hoi An everywhere, on the streets or in the beautiful small alleys

Coming here, you will be indulged with the classic and charming atmosphere of the old town, and you can see

the charm of Hoi An everywhere, on the streets or in the beautiful small alleys

. As Hoi An used to be the town for retired people, life is much slower and more peaceful here. In the certain time in the day, the motorbikes and cars are not allowed to go in to the town

As Hoi An used to be the town for retired people, life is much slower and more peaceful here.

In the certain time in the day, the motorbikes and cars are not allowed to go in to the town

The beautiful gate of the Family Chapel in the hidden alley in Hoi An

The beautiful gate of the Family Chapel in the hidden alley in Hoi An

Discover the small and zigzag alleys in Hoi An, specially at night can be the highlight of your trip to this charming town

The Japanese Cover Bridge – symbol of Hoi An look so glorious at night with great reflection on the canal

Sometime we call this town the Venice of Vietnam as every year, the town have the flood and

local poeple are so used to this

Beautiful photo taken on Hoai River by the town of Hoi An. This is the river for all merchant ship carrying the good

to the town in the old time

Not only attractive by the ancient town, Hoi An also has very beautiful beach with many 5 stars resort there

Hoi An is also have the lovely country side but that mostly kept un-known by the people

Very green and peaceful rice field in the country side of Hoi An

Lovely and quiet road to Cam Nam Village

Huge fishing net for local people catching the fish on Thu Bon River. We even can go underneath the net on the boat

Local fish man catching the fish by casting the net on the river

Hoi An Fish market in the morning for the whole sales the fish had just been caught from the sea at night

Photographer: Yang Blue

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