Hoi An

  • 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

Hoi An is a small town on the bank of Thu Bon river in the central of Quang Nam province. It is one of the most famous destinations in the middle part of Viet Nam , 30km far from Da Nanm. Hoi An ancient town was recognized as the World heritage by UNESCO. The town was the very important trading port of South – East Asia from the 15th to the 19th century, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled. These caused a lot of effect with the architecture of Hoi An and makes the town become the unique heritage site.

Hoi An translates as "peace meeting place". In English and other European languages, the town was known historically as “Faifo”. Hoi An has long been a cultural crossroad. Moreover,  the diverse cultural influences remain visible today from the culture of Kingdom of Champa ,the Asian culture of Japanese, Chinese, Indian and the Western culture during the trading time from the 16th century.

 Originally, Hoi An was a divided town with the Japanese settlement across the Japanese Bridge. The bridge was built by the Japanese in the 16th century with the unique and special structure. In addition, the town had a deeply influence from Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets. All the houses were built with rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs. Two side of the streets lined with 2 storey Chinese shops which have been standing there  for more than 300 years of history , the shops here is quite colorful with silk, glass and paper lanterns. And there are some buildings which are very attractive to visit : Quan Cong temple, Phung Hung House, Tan Ky house, Quan Thang house...

Since 1998, the Hoi An resident decided to preserve one of the beautiful culture that’s using colored lanterns. On the 14th of each lunar month, residents  will switch off their lights and hang cloth and paper lanterns on their porches and windows.  Others electronics as TV, radios, street lights and neon lights are turned off, and a sparkling, romantic and mysterious view is opened. And the 14th day of the lunar month is also a Buddhist day of worship. Hoi An residents place offerings of food and incense on their ancestral altars and then go to visit the pagodas. The scent of incense and the sounds of people singing add to the town's enchanted atmosphere. 

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Hoi An Tours

15 Days

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5 Days
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Designed to bring you the peaceful time when in Central Vietnam, the 5 day tour in Danang - Hoi An - Hue will absolutly worth your visit.
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  • · Visiting famous tourist sites in Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi Old Quarter, and so on.
  • · Enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay, the World's Natural Heritage.
  • · Spending your time in Hue - the old Capital and World Cultural Heritage Site.
  • · Experiencing the peaceful life and feel the warm of local people in Hoi An.
  • · Trying savoury regional dishes and learn how to make some local cuisine.
  • · Join a trip along famous heritage sites in Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Old Citadel
  • · Watch a special folk art performance telling the Vietnamese ancient stories – Water Puppet Show
  • · Reach the magnificent observation view when trekking in mountainous Sapa
  • · Immerse yourself in peaceful atmosphere along the lantern streets in Hoi An ancient town
  • · Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese specialties in Mekong Delta: Coconut Candy, Rice paper, Pop corn
  • · Discover the tradition and modern styles of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city
  • · Feast your eyes on the beauty of Halong bay and have fun trying kayaking or bamboo boat in the bay
  • · Taste fresh seafood with affordable price in Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc islands
  • · Learn how to make traditional cuisines: Spring roll, Rice paper, Pop Corn candy…
  • · Relax at stunning beaches in Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc islands
  • · Enjoying a local market and know about the ingredients used to make the delicious dishes.
  • · Time to view local river life on a cruise trip.
  • · Chancing to explore the cooking school's herb and vegetable garden.
  • · Learning about some of Hoi An and Vietnam well-known dishes.
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  • · Freely lying on the white beaches in Danang as well as join in exciting activities
  • · Enjoying meals in resorts
  • · Visiting old style houses in Hoi An with special features
  • · Peeking into the shops that only can be found in Hoi An and freely buying souvenirs
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  • · Time to relax at peaceful beaches near Hoi An Ancient Town with smooth sand, cool water, nice wave and fresh air.
  • · Learning about the history and life in one of a well-preserved traditional South East Asian trading port and commercial centre
  • · Enjoying the facilities and comfort of the resort on spa or massage.
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