Tourist attractions in Hoi An
Hoi An is a specially well-preserved South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century in Quang Nam, Viet Nam. This Old Town’s buildings and streets are reflecting a unique blend of influences, indigenous and foreign. If you plan to visit in Hoi An, you must remember to add the following top 10 tourist attractions in Hoi An to your list.
1. HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
Hoi An Old Town is located in Quang Nam Province, near Thu Bon River. It was noted since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town reflects a compact of indigenous and foreign cultures (principally Chinese and Japanese) that combined to produce this unique architecture.
What is special about Hoi An is that this small port town is in an amazingly preserved state. It offers some of the most crowded attractions in Vietnam with its old streets lined with old houses and halls, pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs.
2. JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE
The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the famous tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam. The bridge was built in the early 17th by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. The bridge is made of wood, approximately 18 meters, with a roof, curved across the river Thu Bon River to link Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street and Tran Phu street. The entrances to the bridge are guarded by statues: a pair of monkeys on one side, a pair of dogs on the other.
3. CAM THANH COCONUT VILLAGE
Cam Thanh Coconut Village is located about 5km from the southeast of the ancient town in the Hamlet 2 and 3 of Cam Thanh Commune. It is about 4 hectare, that is a unique ecological area with flooded forests and charming landscapes. It served well during the Vietnam war as this was the shelter for local people and soldiers. Nowadays, this place is famous for providing the most seafood products in town.
Cam Thanh Coconut Village
4. CHAM ISLAND (CU LAO CHAM)
Cham Island or Cu Lao Cham, which is a group of 8 small islands of Quang Nam, has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park). The corals and marine life are the main attraction in these island. This ideal destination is endowed with marvelous topography of mountain slopes and biological diversity.
5. OLD HOUSE OF TAN KY
Located at 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, in the Old Quarter of Hoi An Ancient Town, Old House Tan Ky was constructed almost two centuries ago as the home of Viet Nam merchant. The old house reflects trade and culture exchanges among the Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese architectural geniuses during the late 17 century.
6. TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE
Tra Que Vegetable Village, which is a small village located 3 kilometers north of Hoi An Ancient Town, is well-known as the provider of only freshest and cleanest vegetable for Hoi An local foods. The Village location is between De Vong River and Tra Que alga pond. Since the beginning of the 20th century, it is one of the most important stops of many boats that circulate along the De Vong river from Hoi An to Da Nang and opposite.
7. FUJIAN ASSEMBLY HALL HOI AN
Fujian Assembly Hall, is located in 46 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam province. It is one of 5 official assembly halls in Hoi An, including Fujian, Chaozhou, Guangdong, Hainan, and Hak. It was built 1690 to function as a place for the Chinese ethnic group to socialize and worship.
8. CANTONESE ASSEMBLY HALL
Cantonese Assembly Hall, which was built in 1885 by Chinese overseas, is located on Tran Phu Street, facing Thu Bon River. It is also one of 5 official assembly halls in Hoi An. This hall is quite ornate and colorful. It was built for the primary purpose as home to the activities of compatriots and also the place of worshiping patron gods and ancestors.
9. KIM BONG CARPENTRY VILLAGE
Kim Bong Carpentry Village, which is located on Cam Kim Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam, became well-known in the late 15th century. It is famous for its carpentry. Since the 16th century in Viet Nam, it has had its artisans work on furniture and houses across the country, from special buildings in Ha Noi Capital to Hue citadel and royal tombs and most of the architectural projects in Hoi An.
10. CUA DAI BEACH
As one of the most beautiful beaches in Hoi An, Cua Dai Beach is located in Cam An ward, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. It is one of just five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering an unrivalled seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An. It brings a special beauty with its white sandy shores stretching until the end of the town, clear blue sea water along with the gentle waves.
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