Buon Ma Thuot Can Tho Da Lat Da Nang Dien Bien Phu Ha Long Ha Noi Ho Chi Minh City Hoi An Hue Nha Trang Phan Thiet Phong Nha Phu Quoc Sapa Vung Tau
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About Hoi An Town
The ancient town Hoi An lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.

In 1999, the riverside town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in an effort to preserve its core of historic architecture, a unique mix of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and European styles. The listing gave Hoi An the resources and impetus to better protect and maintain its wonderful architecture, and to market itself as a tourist destination. It worked, and the town now attracts visitors by the droves.

While many are attracted to Hoi An by the graceful pastel-coloured buildings, others are lured by an abundance of shopping. For many, getting something tailor made is one of the key things to do in Hoi An where is considered of “father” of Vietnamese garment industry. Most shops offer a make-to-measure tailoring service within a day! It is, your clothes will be ready to put on in the afternoon if it’s ordered in the morning!
Hoi An Sightseeings
The town has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets. All the houses are made of rare wood and decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars are also carved with ornamental designs. Nearby are impressive ruins of the Sa Huynh and Champa cultures.

When at this charming town, it’s quite convenient for visitors to walk around the Old Streets exploring the ancient merchant houses, pagoda... or cycling to the UNESCO site of My Son Sanctuary which is 40km away. Traditional villages near Hoian are worth a visit like Tra Que Vegetable Village, Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Kim Bong Carpentry Village... Further to the East Sea, Cham Island where camping, swimming and scuba diving are available.

MY SON SANCTUARY: My Son, located in Quang Nam province, 69km south-west of Danang, was an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. The sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics comprised of more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connected to one other through complicated red brick designs. The main component of the design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. The Cham architecture in My Son is one of the main attractions in Quang Nam province. According to records on the stone stele, the prime foundation of the ancient My Son architectural complex was a wooden temple to worship the Siva Bhadresvera genie. All of the Cham towers were built on a quadrate foundations and each comprises three parts: a solid tower base, representing the world of human beings, the mysterious and sacred tower body, representing the world of spirits, and the tower top built in the shape of a man offering flowers and fruits or of trees, birds, animals, etc., representing things that are close to the spirits and human beings.
Transportation
Distance from Da Nang city is ~ 30km.
Nearest Airport code: DAD (Da Nang Airport).
Distance from Airport: 25km.
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