As a result of being an international trading port and commercial center in three centuries, Hoi An’s culture and architecture reflects both indigenous and foreign influences. Once tourists get a chance to visit this unique heritage site, there are plenty of activities worth trying.
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Hoi An is so attractive with ancient houses, souvenir shops, tailor shops, cyclo drivers, street vendors, lantern-sparkled nights, performances of folk songs and arts. All these make Hoi An more beautiful and friendly. Every time visitors visit the town, they always have different impressions. Coming here, tourists can see a series of old architectural houses with moss grown walls, deeply plain roofs, old furniture in their pristine past arrangement. The majority of beautiful buildings were constructed from the 15th to 19th centuries and are still well-preserved nowadays. These houses are spacious and harmonious with nature thanks to the skylight. It makes house become cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Building material are stones, precious wood that can suffer the harsh natural conditions.
A riverside street in Hoi An
At night, the town looks like a banquet of lights because all streets are brightened by colorful lanterns hanging outside ancient houses. In every 14th day of the lunar month, electric lights are turned off showing the dazzling beauty of sparkling lanterns.
Colorful lanterns at night
- Cyclo tour
Take a cyclo riding is an interesting idea to explore Hoi An ancient town. The driver will take you to all streets of the ancient town; you will have chance to see old house wearing yellow paint, value historic building and different overview about Hoi An local life style.
- Biking tour
Renting a bicycle has always been a good way to explore Hoi An and its surrounds. You can take sight to rural of Vietnam, visits a fish sauce factory, a rice wine business, a peanut product plant, a woodworking village and a village specializing in making reed mats.
- Eco tour
Hoi An is a peaceful land, let take your opportunity to experience the authentic daily lives of the local fishing and farming communities in and around Hoi An. Forget all stresses in work, busy like to immerse yourself in new air. It is really unforgettable experience in your life.
- Food tour
It is no doubt that Hoi An’s culinary is among the finest ones in Vietnam. Tourists can find many famous local food such as Cao Lau (hard noodle with pork), Pho (noodle with beef), Banh dap (rice paper sandwich, Mi Quang (noodle with shrimp and/or crab), Tam huu (onion, shrimp, pork), Com Ga (chicken rice)… in numerous street vendors and restaurants.
- Cooking class tour
What makes experience of culinary culture in Hoi An even more special is to learn about local cuisine. Tourists can not only learn how to cook best Hoi An’s dishes but also visit some local market to buy ingredients that will definitely leave unforgettable memories about this landmark.
- Making lantern tour
Hoi An is so high light in the night with colorful lantern. These colorful lanterns are not only the symbol of Hoi An old town but also a part of the spirit of the Hoi An. Why don’t you spend your time to learn how to make the lantern as small memory & gift in Hoi An?
Cu Lao Cham belongs to Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city, far away from Cua Dai beach 18km towards to the East, about 30 minutes by speedboat. Cu Lao Cham is considered as a precious pearl with natural forests, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and many other valuable species. Visiting Cu Lao Cham, visitors can join some activities like swimming, diving in a dynamic and the majestic world underwater.
An impressive view from Cham island
There are many clothing store in Hoi An where you can buy favorite clothes for yourself. You can easily find a lot of materials, silks in several types and colors. We are very glad to give some address for shopping in Họi An.
- Shop 45: 45 Hoang Dieu Street, Hoi An
- Trang Tailors: 43 Trang Hung Dao Street, Hoi An
- Yaly Fashion: 358 Nguyen Duy Hieu
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