Hoi An, once was a major Southeast Asian bustle trading port in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Thu Bon river, is basically a living museum of Vietnam. The unique architecture is still preserved till now including Japanese covered bridge, Temples, Pagodas, Wooden houses and so forth. Just a short drive from Da Nang International Airport, Hoi An is the land of culture and cuisine, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in December 1999. Considered as one of the top destinations in the world, Hoi An is famous for picturesque spots, rich cuisine, traditional crafting villages, skilled tailors and even two beautiful beaches which are located only 5 km from the Ancient Town.
Traditional Craft Villages
Due to the demand of an commercial port in the area, Hoi An was considered as the cradle of many crafting villages. Notwithstanding that traditional vocations have gradually been drifted into oblivion for modern lifestyles, these spiritual values are still inherited and become indispensable parts of this land.
- Kim Bong Carpentry Village
- Thanh Ha Pottery Village
- Tra Que Vegetable Village
- Thanh Nam Fishing Village
Just around an hour floating on the ocean, you will get lost into one of the world’s biosphere gardens, surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters, natural space with rich ecosystems. This island boasts white sand beaches, diving, snorkelling and seafood promising an exceptional watery escape.
The cuisine of Hoi An seemed to be enriched by varied cookery customs owing to the interference with many cultural flows from all over the world. A typical nomination for this culinary impact has been awarded to Cao Lau which is speculated to derive from Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Along the advantage of a coastal town, dishes made from fresh daily catch may also amaze your taste.