Located in Quang Nam province, Hoi An is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Central Vietnam. It annually attracts not only domestics visitors but also foreign ones, especially after being recognized as one World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. In the past, Hoi An used to be an important international port, welcoming a lot of commercial ships from Japan, China, and Western countries between 17th and 18th centuries. It is the reason create a Hoi An with the charming architecture blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese design. Until now, in the effort of local people and authority, Hoi An has still maintained valued historical sites like Covered Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Ong pagoda, Tan Ky old house, Phung Hung ancient house, etc. Not only historical heritage site, Hoi An is also famous for beautiful beaches and cultural destination, most well-known one is My Son Holy Land, the ruins of Champa Civilization, which existed from 2nd to 17th century in Vietnam. Recently, local residents in Hoi An has organized agriculture and eco tours in order that visitors have chance to discover urban lifestyle in other way such as farming and fishing, cooking and vegetable planting in Tra Que Village or discovering Coconut forest and Cham Islands. Travellers are really inspired by local authentic one.
Hoi An is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Central Vietnam with historical and cultural heritage sites. It was recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
- When is the best time to visit Hoi An?
The best time to discover Hoi An is from February to April and from September to December when the weather here is quite cool and dry, without storm and typhoon. More specially, in every 14th lunar month, Hoi An local residents will organize lantern festivals, visitors will have chance to experience this local tradition in a bustling atmosphere, praying for good wishes and immersing in a colorful Hoi An night.
- How to visit Hoi An?
You can visit Hoi An by taxi, motorbike, bicycle, cyclo or by foot. In the evening, taking a walk or cyclo along to Thu Bon River will a romantic choice to see charming Hoi An by night. For Hoi An Ancient Town, the best recommended way to explore it is by walking, visitors both enjoy the beautiful scenery and try delicious local street food.
- What to do in Hoi An?
Bridge Pagoda: located in the center of Hoi An ancient town, Bridge Pagoda or Japanese Bridge is one of the most famous historical site, built at the end of the 16th century in Hoi An. Japanese Bridge has covered by an ancient color of Eastern and Western Architecture.
Hoi An handicraft workshop: the workshop display most traditional handicrafts of Hoi An and Quang Nam, such as weaving mat, silk production, pottery, etc. Coming the workshop, travellers will discover a peaceful Vietnamese countryside.
Thu Bon River: Surrounding Hoi An Ancient Town, Thu Bon River is a poetic one, witnessing all changes of this historic site. Discovering Thu Bon River on the boat will bring visitors the most peaceful emotion, helping all feel really relaxed and refresh.