- Located in Quang Nam province, on the coast of South China Sea
- Population: approximately 120,000
- Used to be a busy port city dating from 15th to the 19th century
- Limited using of vehicle in the Old Town
- Spectacular views of traditional and ancient architectures
Once known as Faifo - a major port of the South East Asia in the 16th and 17th, Hoi An is a city in Quang Nam province on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Setting on the banks of the Thu Bon river, about 30 km south of Danang, Hoi An is regarded as an 'Eastern Oriental classic captivation'.
The Ancient town or the Old town of Hoi An preserves the original looks dating from its earliest days. Most of buildings and streets in the town reflect the indigenous and foreign influences imposed on this unique World Heritage Site.
During the entire of year, the weather of Hoi An is comparatively warm which helps tourists fully enjoy their holiday here. Actually, the city used to be a busy port called Lam Ap Fo of the Champa Kingdom in the 1st century and flourished more than ever since Western traders explored it. Lying on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the Ancient town of Hoi An has a distinguishing Chinese-style with low, tile-roofed houses made of rare wood and decorated with lacquered boards. To preserve the distinctive appearance of the Old Town, the local authorities have closed the streets to cars and trucks. They also have made it inaccessible to motorbike at selected times, leaving the Old Town a wonderful ancient world. In and around the old streets, there is an abundance of things to do. On your foot, or spend less than $5 on an official tour, go for a sightseeing in this photographer’s dream land is a great experience. The combination of the old and the new, the mix of ancient architecture and daily life of the local may be a fertile source of inspiration for photographers. The well-preserved Old Town is also a lovely gift for historians to explore: it is an ideal place of historically classical meaning and image. They should not miss the town's traditional houses, pagodas, halls and museums like Duc An House, Tan Ky House and Tran Family Chapel. The design of the house reflects how the local architect influenced by Chinese and Japanese style. Especially, the iconic Japanese Bridge on the west end of Tran Phu Street represents the old architecture combined between Japanese and Vietnamese of Hoi An. On the 14th and 15th of each lunar month, Hoi An gets rid of her quiet atmosphere and burns herself for several traditional and exciting games as Bai Choi, Trong Qua, Dap Nieu. At the same time, the "Lantern festival", held on the 15th - the night of full moon, colors Hoi An with colorful hanging cloth and paper lanterns along every lane. It creates a sparking and mysteriously romantic scene of this old town. Besides, the Cham ruins at My Son with spectacular setting are great for those want to discover Cham's Ancient Kingdom. In the summer, the beaches of Cua Dai are perfect while cycling around the waving rice paddies of Cam Kim Island is great fun.
Hoi An is one of the best place of Vietnam having an excellent cuisine and it also a good place to do a cooking class there. You can cook and enjoy your dish yourself. Otherwise, you always have the local foods severed at a plenty of places. You need to make sure that you have eaten Cao Lau noodle, a delicious and light noodle with pork and dough fritters and lot of fresh herbs. It is the main claim for the cuisine of Hoi An, plentiful and particularly tasty. Other famous regional dishes that should not be missed are My Quang and Com ga.
Recently, Hoi An is famous for being shopping paradise selling wonderful souvenirs, handicrafts, antique pieces, etc. If you want, it is always possible to have a tailored Vietnamese traditional cloth made by the famous dress-maker.
Come to see and explore the charm of Hoi An yourselves, you have an invaluable chance to take a life-time memorable journey of culture discovery.
• Witness a colorful market and warm local people
• Learn about the sense of taste of Vietnamese through cooking classes and enjoy your handmade-dishes
• Go sight-seeing around some sites: the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house, Phuc Thanh Pagoda
• Understand about the rural daily life of the locals
• Exciting trip to discover the beauty of Danang and Hoi An beaches
• Valuable chance to visually know about the life of local
• Motivating experiences with water-related activities
• Enjoyable journey with special seafood like squid, abalone, etc.
Situated on the doorstep of the Ancient Town, River Suites Hoi An provides its guests with an accommodation experience as unforgettable as the town itself. With limitless attractions and activities both inside and outside the hotel, guests will have no shortage of entertainment options while staying at the River Suites. Enjoy their...
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Hoi An Coco River Resort & Spa is located alongside the Thu Bon River, just before it meets the ocean. From the resort it is only 3km to the Ancient town of Hoi An and a short ride on the shuttle bus takes you through the villages and golden rice fields. The Cam Thanh water palm forest is very close to the resort and well worth...
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Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is discreetly located in the centre of the world Heritage town of Hoi An. This central location offers visitors the opportunity to experience the grace and elegance of Hoi An while staying in luxury accommodation. Kiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is the ideal...
Historic Hoi An has become a flourishing commercial port town, renowned for its gracious hospitality. Four km from the town's ancient quarter, in between De Vong river and Cua Dai beach, is Hoi An Beach Resort – "An Oasis of Peace Where The River Meets The Ocean."Accommodation consists of 121 luxurious deluxe and Grand Deluxe...
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Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa is within a 5-minute walk to the ancient town of Hoi An. The 4-star resort, which blends Vietnamese tradition with modern facilities, offers guests gracious hospitality and impeccable service.The resort has 89 well-appointed rooms set in the...
Boutique Hoi An Resort offers modern rooms with private balconies facing the sea. The air-conditioned rooms feature free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. Massages are available. Guests can experience the local culture with the Vietnamese cooking classes offered by the hotel. Further exploration is easily available through the travel desk, which...