Hoi An is a seaside town south of Da Nang in central Vietnam. The town is widely known for being registered as a World Heritage Site. This town is an old port town. It has long been prosperous in trade. It has become a popular spot in Vietnam due to its many historical buildings and the fact that it has been developed into a resort. At night, you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and the night market with lanterns lit up in the town.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Japanese Covered Bridge
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Night market
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Lantern festival
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Fujian Hall
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Cua Dai Beach
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Tanky’s house
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Thu Bon River
- Sightseeing Spot 8 : Hoi An Ancient Town
- Sightseeing Spot 9 : Tran phu Street
Hoi An is a town in the south of Da Nang.
Hoi An is an old port town that has existed since the time of the Champa Kingdom. After that, when the new dynasty was established around the 16th century, the name of this town was named Hoi An. In modern times, Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch people came and went, and it prospered as a port town. The town was destroyed in the Tyson Rebellion in the 1770s and then rebuilt. The modern Vietnam War did not destroy this town.
Hoi An belongs to a tropical monsoon climate. The rainy season is from September to March. April to August is the dry season. Temperatures range from 18°C to 35°C throughout the year.
Vietnamese is the official language in Vietnam. Khmer and French are also spoken. In modern times, English has become a general education, and the number of people who can speak English has increased.
Hoi An is safer than Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. The crime rate for theft is slightly higher. Beware of pickpockets targeting travel drugs.
In Vietnam, the Kinh people are very numerous, accounting for 90%. Others, such as the Hoa and Tai, also live here.
Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s leading tourist resort cities. The city is also registered as a World Heritage Site and attracts many tourists every year.
There are many Buddhists in Vietnam. There are also many Catholics and Muslims.
Dong is used in Vietnam.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Japanese Covered Bridge
This bridge is called Nihonbashi. During the trading era, many Japanese people lived in Hoi An, and it is said that there was a Japanese town and a Chinese town in the east and west around Nihonbashi.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Night market
A night market held at night. There are many stalls lined up, and it is famous as a place where many foreigners visit. Many of the miscellaneous goods sold here can be used as souvenirs, and the prices are not expensive.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Lantern festival
The Lantern Festival is held on the 14th of every month in the Hoi An Historical Preserve. Lanterns are also lit overhead on the street, transforming the road into a fantastic landscape with faint lights.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Fujian Hall
Fujian Kaikan is a hall built by Chinese immigrants from Fujian Province, China. The Chinese-style garden spreads out, and it is gorgeously built and decorated with large bonsai trees.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Cua Dai Beach
A famous beach in Hoi An Historic Reserve. Many foreign tourists are visiting as a beach resort representing Hoi An. Seafood restaurants line the beach.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Tanky’s house
The House of Tanky was built over 200 years ago by a fisherman from Guangdong who made a fortune in the trade of spices. The interior is gorgeously decorated and admission is free.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Thu Bon River
Thu Bon river flowing through Hoi An town. There are many stylish cafes and restaurants with open terraces, as well as general stores. Mustard-coloured old folk houses line the banks of the river.
Sightseeing Spot 8 : Hoi An Ancient Town
Old town area with many historical buildings. To enter the Old Town area, you basically need to purchase a tourist ticket. From the end of the 16th century, you can see the cityscape that prospered as an international trading port.
Sightseeing Spot 9 : Tran phu Street
Main street of Hoi An old town. Buildings and temples with yellow walls, Chinese halls, souvenir shops, cafes and tourist attractions are gathered. Cars can’t pass because it’s closed to traffic.
Hoi An has a wide range of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Da Nang International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.