Hoi An

Hoi An located on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 km south of Danang. Set in a quiet environment, Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages, beautiful Thu Bon River and Cua Dai Beach. A former international trading port with its heyday in the 17th to 19th centuries, the cultural influences of the Japanese and Chinese merchants are still evident today in the town’s architecture and the distinctly Chinese atmosphere of the Old Quarter. December in 1999, Hoi An Ancient Town was officially listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Hoi An Ancient Town

Highlights of Hoi An are leisure walking tours along old streets bordered with ancient houses, assembly halls, its pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs. It also can be a day on cycling, motor biking or boating to nearby villages and Cua Dai Beach. Other activities light up your day include taking a Vietnamese cooking class, enjoy a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, wander around the tailor’s shops and order a new set of wardrobe or joining a day tour to My Son Holly Land.

The best time to visit Hoi An is between February and April, when rainfall is low and temperatures are comfortable. During summer, the temperatures can get hot; during the rainy season, particularly during October and November, it can rain constantly and there is a high probability of flood and typhoons. It is lucky if you can travel to Hoi An on the 14th day of the lunar year each month when Hoi An celebrate the Full Moon Festivals and becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets.

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Cua Dai Beach

Hoi An is also one of the most popular of the Vietnam tourist attractions. It lures the tourists in Vietnam, with its ancient charm of temples, shrines, Chinese style tile-roofed wooden houses and a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese architecture. A vacation in Hoi An,Vietnam would be an ideal one for those looking for a break from the busy city life with peace and tranquility around.

 Hoi An Weather

Experience the hottest weather during the months of June and July, with a daily temperatures ascending to mid 90’s F. The temperature during the nighttime descends to about 70 F. The months of December and January are considered as the coldest wintry months. The daily temperature rises beyond 70’s F reaching mid 60’s F especially during the nighttime.

Hoi An Population

Hoi An was noted for the settlement of Christians. Hoi An Population tentatively amounts to about 25000, which is very a heritage site. As far as the Vietnamese Population goes the inhabitants of Vietnam moved towards the southern region and settled in the eastern seacoast of the Indochinese Peninsula. Vietnamese or Viet are also known as Kinh, who resides within the lowlands and resort to the Vietnamese mode of verbal communication. These people form an integral part of the cultural and political aspects in Vietnam.

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Hoi An People

Hoi An Populatio along with its residents boasts about their culture and tradition along with its prehistoric streets along with their craft villages.


Hoi An, once known as Faifo, with more than 2,000 years history was the principal port of the Cham Kingdom, which controlled the strategic spice trade with Indonesia from the 7th to the 10th century and was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries – and the foreign influences are discernible to this day.

So travel to Vietnam that suits your requirement along with its climatic conditions thereby ensuring you a gratifying journey.

Some of the popular tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam are Old Houses

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Phung Hung Old House

Phung Hung Old House built believed to be built in 1798 is the most visited among all others. This three storied house has a mix of Chinese and Japanese structural designs and used to be a shop house of merchants.

Temples and Shrines

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Japanese Covered Bridge

These are the most visited places for sightseeing in Hoi An, Vietnam. The prominent among them are the Tran Family chapel built in 1802 by the Tran family, the ethnic Chinese shrine called Truong Family Chapel, Japanese Tombs,Trieu Chau Assembly Hall and Phuc Kien Hall,Japanese Covered Bridge

Beaches, Islands and Lagoons

These are the most popular Hoi An, Vietnam tourist attractions. Among the beaches the Cua Dai Beach famous for sunbath and fresh seafood is widely visited. Cham islands , a cluster of 7 island and Hai Van Pass with hills,Thu Bon River, valleys and lagoons are no less popular.

My Son Holy Land

Located 60 kilometers from Hoi An, Vietnam this UNESCO declared World Heritage Site houses 17 temples and towers of 13th and 14th centuries belonging to the Champa people

Museums, Churches and Pagodas

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Hoi An Church

Some of the prominent museums are Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, Museum of Sa Huynh Culture and Hoi An Museum of Trade and Ceramics, Some pagodas and churches are also worth a visit in Hoi An, Vietnam like Cao Dai Pagoda, Chuc Thanh Pagoda, the Hoi An Church and the Cham Museum in Danang is just 15 km awa


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Hoi An Shopping

Hoi An, Vietnam offers a good selection of Vietnam art, handicraft and clothes with more than 140 shops in the city as in 2002. The cloth market is filled with small tailor stalls that are cheaper than shops elsewhere’s.

Getting to Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam is easily accessible by rail and air, another reason for it being one of the prime Vietnam popular destinations. The nearest airport and rail stations are at Danang. You also catch bus to Hoi An from other cities of Vietnam

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