Ancient town is located in Viet Nam’s
central Quang Nam Province, on the north bank near the mouth of the Thu Bon River. It is considered the most delightful town in Vietnam. Used to be a busy international commercial main port in the 16th and 17th centuries , this city boasts the beguiling setting of riverside and grand architecture that you hardly find anywhere else in Vietnam
Hoi An in the past and now
The town reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures (principally Chinese and Japanese with later European influences) that combined to produce this unique survival. It comprises a well-preserved complex of 1,107 timber frame buildings, with brick or wooden walls, which include architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, notably an open market and a ferry quay, and religious buildings such as pagodas and family cult houses. The houses are tiled and the wooden components are carved with traditional motifs. They are arranged side-by-side in tight, unbroken rows along narrow pedestrian streets.
Hoi An ancient houses
A corner of the Ancient Hoi An
Inside the Tan Ki Ancient House in Hoi An
Tan Ki Ancient House is an attraction to tourists
The living heritage reflecting the diverse communities of the indigenous inhabitants of the town, as well as foreigners, has also been preserved and continues to be passed on. Hoi An Ancient Town remains an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Far Eastern port.
The weather in this town is typically tropical and comparatively warm, particularly throughout the year, and could be classified into two major seasons, namely dry and wet ones. The best time for tourists to visit Hoi An is from February to April, when the temperature is very comfortable with low rainfall. The temperature is rather high during summer; and from October to November, it could rain continually and there might be a high chance of typhoons and floods. If possible, you should plan your trip to Hoi An on the 14th day of any lunar month as there will be Full Moon festivals celebrated in Hoi An, which is the stage for dancing, games, food, and traditional songs with lanterns lining along the streets.
Full Moon Festival in Hoi An
Chua Cau ( Bridge Pagoda or Japanese Covered Bridge) in Hoi An looks beautiful on Full Moon night
Lanterns make the houses and the river more beautiful
The coffee in Hoi An is unique with lanterns
With tons of Hoi An attractions and its comfortable weather as well as atmosphere here, visitors have the most memorable trip than ever before.