HOI AN On the banks of the Thu Bon River, 30 km south of Da Nang, lies the ancient town of Hoi An. It is one of Vietnam's most picturesque towns. Hundreds years passed, Hoi An today is a quaint old town still showing the influences of the Chinese and Japanese traders who passed through and settled here.
Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs. Conecting Tran Phu St. with Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Japanese Covered bridge was constructed in the middle of the 16th century by Japanese merchants in Hoi An. The Bridge is an invaluable property and has been officially selected to be the symbol of Hoi An.
If you are a romantic natured person, then you must not miss walking around the town, enjoying the relaxing mood, cultural music, and atmosphere similar to ancient times. NO FLUORESCENT LIGHTS. NO MOTORCYCLES. NO TELEVISION. ON THE 14TH DAY OF EACH LUNAR MONTH, THE RIVERSIDE TOWN OF HOI AN GIVES MODERN LIFE THE NIGHT OFF.
Hoi An is also famous for its Restaurants and bars are busy at night time. But unlike big cities, the town sleeps quite early and things become quiet after 10:00 pm.
This ancient town is known as a popular handicraft centre - from oil painting, woodcarving to lantern making.
Hoi An is also famous with taylors. Every traveler can’t come back home without a suit or a dress making from here.
First time visitors not sure what to taste here, try at any local restaurant for a great Cao Lau. It comprises flat noodles mixed with croutons, bean sprouts and greens. The bowl of noodles is topped with pork slices…
… And like Cao Lau, the "White Rose“ and fried won-ton are found on every menu in Hoi An.
Hoi An town is small and peaceful, the kind of place where you may get stuck for a few days, whether it is intentionasl or not. Lots of luxury hotels and resorts around town makes Hoi An an unforgetable in your holiday trip.
Life Heritage is one of the luxury resort with peaceful atmotsphere. This view is from your room watching out the garden.