Belonged to Quang Nam Province on the coast of the Vietnam’s Central Sea in Vietnam, Hoi An owns an ancient beauty mixed of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and French architecture. Hoi An was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its well-preserved exemple of a trading port in the South – East Asian
Hoi An Ancient Town
30km south of Da Nang city, Hoi An used to be known on the international market with many different names such as Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai Pho and Hoi An. Its architectural beauty is characterised by a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences.
You can walk or go by bike along the old streets lined with various shops, restaurants, coffee shops and souvenir shops. In spite of its ancient beauty, there are many modern services. Go around the town, you may enjoy folk festivals, beliefs, or visit peaceful villages of crafts such as carpentry, bronze making, ceramic,…
My Son Sanctuary
My Son is about one hour driving from Hoi An, it takes close to 2 hours to walk around. Some of the temples have been restored which provides a great example of the architecture yet most have been left to the elements. My Son is partially ruined Hindu temples. In 1999, My Son Sanctuary is recognised as world cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Despite most buildings were destroyed in the war of Vietnam, the remaining ones are impressive and definately worth a visit to those who would like to explore cultural activities around Hoi An.
Japanese Covered Bridge ( in Vietnamese “Chùa Cầu”)
It’s small bridge, but quite nice. You have to pay to cross it, 10 meters long. It’s a great place for you to take a photo. The street leading bridge is dotted with art galleries selling some great & very inexpensive art by local artists. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge.
Tra Que Vegetable Village
Grown in the rich soil at the top of the rice field, a wide variety of veggies and herbs is an attraction that both domestic and foreign tourists cannot miss during Hoi An trip. In recent years, Tra Que is one of important stop of many boats circulated along the De Vong river from Hoi An to Da Nang and vice versa.
Tra Que Village is on the way from Da Nang to Hoi An Town, hence it’s easy to get there by bike, taxi or motorbike. Some travel agencies organised bike tour to this village.
Hoi An Central Market
The best thing in Hoi An and at the Central market is that the cuisine is very cheap and authentic. Hence the market area is always busy, there are lots of market stalls and food stalls with street food and other local sellers. You can easily find many kinds of good: food (fruit salad, seafood and even Vietnamese food, etc), flower, souvenirs, clothes, … . Due to its riverside location, there is also a huge selection of fresh fish available.
(Source: Internet, Tripadvispor)