“You can‘t miss coming to Hoi An when you’re in Vietnam!” ‘Hoi An ancient town has always been the must stop destination!” “Don’t just come to Sai Gon and Ha Noi, please spend few days in Hoi An!”
You will see a lot of sentences like these on Tripadvisor about Hoi An Ancient town. So, let’s talk about Hoi An Ancient Town.
Located on the banks of Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An is an uniquely well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century on the ancient silk route. Hoi An has a history of few centuries, but still remains as in the very first days of its being born. Its main historical landmarks, buildings and streets reflect the influences of the Japanese & Chinese, and the Western (Dutch and Spanish) during the 16th and 17th centuries that have combined to produce the unique trading town.
In Hoi An, tourists can see numurous of old-architectured lanes and houses with nearly 100% cristinely left from their initial buildings with mossgrown walls, deeply plain roofs, old furniture in their cristine past arrangment. In 1999, UNESCO formally recognizes Hoi An as a World Heritage Site. There are the things that make up the reputation. This is the only place in Vietnam that is not just reminiscent of the past, but it truly takes one for a slow enlightening journey to the past.
There are 3 different categories which are famous in Hoi An. First is souvenir, the second being clothing and the last is food, both western and Vietnamese cuisine. After your trip, if you want to bring something home, Hoi An lanterns will be a good choice, it can make a perfect house decoration – and it’s inexpensive. Hoi An is better known for its tailor shops, which mostly service personal bespoke orders. Tourists circulate rumor that people stay in this little sleepy town for entire weeks doing nothing, waiting just to have their shirts made to the perfect fit. That rumor is not really true as some talent Hoi An’s tailors could finish your shirts, vestons in a very short periods of time and you can not have any complaints about the quality. Cao Lau and Hoi An Chicken Rice are two of the most famous dishes that you simply can not miss during your time in Hoi An.
Leave your wonderful dinner at a nice restaurant some where in Hoi An behind, it’s time to get active. You are a golfers and if you would like to play golf right next to the sea and with a sea view from every hole, you are standing in the right place. With the three courses open: The Colin Montgomerie -designed Montgomerie Links, Greg Norman’s Danang Golf Club and Nick Faldo’s second course in Vietnam, Laguna Lang Co Golf Club and accepting players from around the world, the Central Coast has become Asia’s new golf tourism hotspot.
If you only have a week of vacation, you don’t want to spend much of your time-budget for travelling but still have time for golf, pleasure and sightseeing. Let’s play and stay in Hoi An Ancient Town.