Travel to Hoian ancient town is an interesting and memorable experience for many foreign tourists. Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous tourist destination about 30km southwest of Da Nang city center. Not noisy, and bustling, Hoi An brings calm and ancient beauty. The attraction of the more than 400-year-old urban area comes from the ancient architecture, moss-roofed houses, and colorful lantern streets.



Hoi An is a city in Quang Nam province with many old quarters built in the 16th century and still exists almost intact to this day. In ancient Western documents, Hoi An is called Faifo. Hoi An Ancient Town has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. This is a place that attracts a lot of tourists from Da Nang – Hoi An.


As a unique type of traditional Southeast Asian port town in Vietnam, rare in the world, Hoi An has kept almost intact more than a thousand architectural monuments such as streets, houses, assembly halls, communal houses, and pagodas. , shrines, ethnic churches, ancient wells, ancient tombs… Coming here, tourists from Hanoi to Da Nang will have the opportunity to admire the architecture that has both traditional Vietnamese artistic nuances and shows social exchange. cultural integration with Eastern and Western countries.



Signature monuments

Covered Bridge – One of the historical sites of Hoi An Ancient Town

Referring to Hoi An, visitors certainly do not want to miss the “symbol of Hoi An” – Covered Bridge. The Covered Bridge, also known as the Japanese Pagoda, located adjacent to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Tran Phu Street, is a unique and typical architectural work in Hoi An. This temple was built around the middle of the 16th century by Japanese merchants who came to trade here.


Old houses with bold old and unique architecture

Phung Hung ancient house: It was the house of the richest merchant in Hoi An at that time, known as the largest and tallest house in the region. The house is completely built of fine ironwood, and precious wood, bearing traditional architecture and showing a well-off life.



Tan Ky Ancient House: The very famous old house in Hoi An, is an attraction for tourists to stop to visit and check in. Over the centuries, even through the historic flood of 1964, the house remained intact. Tan Ky ancient house is a combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese architectural styles in each pattern. Every detail in the house is built meticulously and delicately, making this place a tourist destination in Hoi An that attracts many tourists.


Famous ancient assembly hall in Hoi An ancient town

Cantonese Assembly Hall: Located in the center of Hoi An old town, the Cantonese Assembly Hall is very noticeable. The Assembly Hall was originally a meeting place for business, built by a Chinese Cantonese merchant association, so it has a unique Chinese architecture. The work is a delicate combination of wood and stone, intricately carved dragon and unicorn motifs.



Trieu Chau Assembly Hall: also known as Ong Bon Pagoda. Sophisticated architecture and decorative motifs according to folk legends, especially embossed porcelain motifs create a unique feature of Chaozhou Assembly Hall.

Activities to do in Hoian

Coming here, in addition to visiting the above works and monuments, there are many other interesting things. Some typical experiences must be enjoyed such as:

Strolling around the colorful lantern street

Walking in the old town and looking at the old houses and colorful lantern streets at night will make you feel like you are lost in a gala of lights. Twinkling lights, and constantly changing colors create a wonderful color picture, attracting visitors from all over the world. Quiet, ancient neighborhood with romantic lights that soothe your soul. This is a memorable experience for everyone when visiting Hoi An lantern town.



Release lanterns and take a boat trip on Hoai River

At night, besides watching the old town, lanterns, visitors can experience the activity of releasing lanterns on Hoai River. The simple handmade lamps, imbued with the traditional culture here are lit up and released along the drifting water in the hope of bringing luck and peace to everyone. After releasing the lanterns, visitors can take a boat ride on Hoai River and admire the beautiful scenery on both sides.


Join folk games

In the evening, after walking around, compress your legs and spend time “rushing” at the beginning of Nguyen Thai Hoc Street or Kazil Park to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of folk games such as blindfold beating. pot, go to the bridge, throw the ring, and especially Bai Choi. Not only giving visitors a feeling of excitement but also creating opportunities for players to receive small but meaningful gifts.



Hoi An ancient town has always been like that, still bringing a unique beauty to each street corner and roof. A place for visitors to clearly feel the warmth in each dish, and the friendly smile of the people. Lost in the old town, you will feel peaceful, and strangely gentle, and even love this land. Hopefully, the information introduced about this Hoi An ancient town will help you better understand and have more interesting experiences when visiting.

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