Hoi An ancient town is a live architectural museum of ancient-urban combination lifestyle in the centre of Vietnam. Officially recognised as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1999, Hoi An has been a very interesting destination to visit during your trip to Vietnam and Indochina. The town is the capital of Quang Nam Province, Hoi An ancient town has two main seasons in a year which is perfect for tourism activities.
Hoi An ancient town – Latern
The name “Hoi An” means “peaceful meeting place”. In the past, Hoi An ancient town was an international trading center and also the busiest commercial port in the South Region of Viet Nam. Businessmen and merchandisers from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, and Netherlands frequently stopped here to exchange goods. Therefore, the archeological and architectural style of Hoi An ancient town were significantly influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Portugal styles. The Japanese Covered Bridge and the Quan Cong Temple are some favorite gathering places of visitors.
Hoi An ancient town – Japanese Covered Bridge
Hoi An ancient town was also once the inhabitation of Cham people with very special architectural creation. Hoi An is undoubtedly the most suitable place to have culture and classic tours in Vietnam. Many visitors feel excited once they come to Hoi An on the 14th day of each lunar month when the entire town is lightened up by traditional coloured lanterns. The image of the ancient beautiful town in the warm light of lanterns will be your most memorial image in your Vietnam holidays. Hoi An ancient town is also one of the best site to have a beach holiday in Vietnam. Cua Dai Beach of Hoi An has been regarded as the nicest and cleanest beach in Vietnam. Activities served in the beach are so joyful and exciting especially for the young people. Another attraction of Hoi An ancient town is the fine craft art of the local people like textiles and ceramics. You will feel free to wander around the old streets to buy a lot of handmade souvenirs for their friends and family. You can also enjoy having your custom-made clothing by the town’s expert tailors.
Hoi An ancient town – Overview
After years under the tourism development, Hoi An ancient town is now getting its newer status of a modern town with bars, hotels and commercial centers. Its traditional beauty is under preservation and reformation at the same time. Authorities and other tourism agencies are calling tourists to have “responsible tourism” when they come to visit Hoi An. Let’s come to Hoi An ancient town to experience the integration of modern and ancient world.