Hoi An overview

Hoi An town is situated on the Thu Bon River’s bank. Once known as Faifoo, Hoi An was one of the major Oriental trading ports in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is also one of the main parking stations of the merchants in the Far East.
It has ancient streets, which are the tube houses through from the cities to other cities. There is a street adjacent to Hoi An River. Hoi An, an ancient town has been recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

This small town used to be witness of Vietnamese people’s two cross-cultural history. The first one, more than five centuries ago, when Dai Viet country came to the south to extend their area, and the second one dated two centuries ago, when the western merchant shipped and set foot on this land with the intention to spread and takeover this area.

Hoi An is one of the best places in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs at bargained prices including silk, handicrafts, antiques and paintings.
There are many shops selling all kinds of lanterns as a souvenir on Hoi An streets. The lanterns have various colors such as red, yellow, blue, etc.
These lamps are made from precious wood, carved on each glass is a works of art. These famous fairies are painted on glasses by artists. They are as perfect as expensive paintings.

Five kilometres from the centre of town is Cua Dai Beach. When visiting Hoi An, tourists can not miss the chance to visit it. It is famous for sandy beach, warm sea and seafood stalls. Hoi An is also well known for its excellent seafood and it also boasts its own unique dishes as Cao Lau, a delicious noodles, pork, bean sprouts, mint and croutons. You can also visit My Son, to which it takes a half-day from Hoi An, where the capital of the once great Champa Kingdom stood. The Cham, originally from India and Hindus, were the rulers of large areas of central Vietnam between the 2nd and 15th centuries. The Cham Museum has the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. The striking features of this can be seen at My Son site. One of the charming beaches is Non Nuoc Beach miles of golden sand beaches and a luxurious beach resort complex. Another popular site in the Danang area is the Marble Mountains, five sacred marble and limestone hills. There are many shrines and temples which have been constructed over the centuries both on the hillsides and in the spectacular natural caves concealed within the hills.
Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of the weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains almost the same as it was in its heyday.

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