Between the 17th and the 19th Centuries, Hoi An was a prosperous centre of trade and one of the most important in South East Asia. Today the town no longer enjoys such influence, yet this World Heritage UNESCO listed ancient town oozes charm and history with its well-preserved buildings, pedestrianized streets and unique cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past.
- Amble through Hoi An’s enchanting streets
- Cook some tasty traditional dishes at a Cookery School
- Bike through the picturesque countryside to a local vegetable farm
- Try your hand at round and cast net fishing
- Taste the mouth-watering cuisine in one of Hoi An’s many riverside restaurants
The narrow lanes are ideal for a guided walking tour and there is plenty to visit including the old merchant’s houses with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with outstanding wood carvings; and the colourful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day or two.