Hoi An, a city with a unique charm
Located 35 km south of Danang and 135 km from Hue; the city of Hoi An in Vietnam is the most charming city of the country called formerly Faifo, which means sea merchants. The city of Hoi An is one of the four Vietnamese sites classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
How to get to Hoi An
Hoi An does not have an airport, nor a train station either. The only way to get there is by road. However, it is easy to get there, since Hoi An is close to Da Nang, Vietnam’s third-largest city.
You can avail of our private car services from the nearby city of Da Nang, which has an airport with daily flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other major Vietnamese cities. There is also a train station in Da Nang and there are many bus services. We have a wide selection of hotels to choose from in both Cua Dai Beach and Hoi An Town, whatever your style and pocket.
History of Hoi An
Hoi An in Vietnam was the main port of Asia from the 15th century. It was then attacked by the Dutch and the Portuguese who built their residences there. The city was therefore divided into several districts, including Japanese districts, Chinese districts, European districts, etc. After the Tây Sơn insurrection, only the Chinese remained in place and rebuilt their homes. Spared a few years later by the Vietnam War; the city has remained a jealously preserved old Asian quarter.
It currently preserves more than a thousand historical monuments; so the typically Asian old houses, the bridges, the temples, the pagodas, the tombs, the wells…
Strolling in this city is a real pleasure. You can contemplate the old quarter with the small old houses of a few hundred years. Its roofs are covered with thousands of concave and convex tiles, “ying-yang” style. This symbol is also found on the doors of houses and thus protects its inhabitants. Its houses with yellow-colored facades and turquoise shutters which are reflected in the river, the traffic of sampans, it’s market rich in a thousand products, perfumes and flavors are all reasons to come to Hoi An.
The must-see sites in Hoi An town are Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, Tam ky House (200 years old), Chinese merchant houses, Assembly Hall Phuoc Kien, the pagoda dedicated to the goddess of the sea, Thien Hau Thanh Mau.
One of the most eye-catching buildings is the Japanese Covered Bridge. It was built in 1593 and at the time connected the Japanese district and the Chinese district. The ends of the bridge are adorned with a couple of monkeys and dogs and the temples in the place date back to the 17th century, a nice ride on the romantic Thu Bon river to the beautiful Cua Dai beach is sure to make you happy. memories.
There are 4 beaches in Hoi An, and 2 main beaches.
Cua Dai (4 km from the city center) was once the most popular beach in Hoi An but has suffered from erosion. An Bang (4.5 km from the city center), the expatriate beach. Both have paid parking for bicycles and scooters (10,000 Vnd).
There are also 2 other smaller and more charming ones: Hidden beach and Ha My Beach.
See in the articles below the most beautiful places in detail!