Hoi An Vietnam Travel Guide


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A Vagabond Life

Hoi An Vietnam Travel Guide A Vagabond Life

Hoi An, a picturesque town located on the central coast of Vietnam, beckons travelers with its timeless charm, rich history, and captivating beauty. Established as a bustling port town in the 15th century, Hoi An flourished as a vital trading post along the Silk Road, welcoming merchants from across Asia and Europe. This prosperous era left an indelible mark on the town’s architecture, characterized by ornate temples, colorful shop houses, and atmospheric lantern-lined streets.

Today, Hoi An’s well-preserved Old Town, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers a glimpse into its storied past, with centuries-old buildings and cultural landmarks awaiting exploration. Visitors can immerse themselves in the town’s vibrant atmosphere, wandering through bustling markets, sampling delectable street food, and discovering traditional handicrafts.

Beyond its historical allure, Hoi An boasts stunning natural landscapes, including pristine beaches and verdant rice paddies, providing ample opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Whether exploring its cultural heritage, indulging in culinary delights, or simply soaking in its tranquil ambiance, traveling to Hoi An promises an unforgettable journey through Vietnam’s rich tapestry of history and culture.

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Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge

The Japanese Covered Bridge was constructed in the early 1600’s by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it’s the symbol of Hoi An.

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town

The Old Town Hoi An is an stunning well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a unique blend of influences. Eighteen heritage buildings are open to the public and require an Old Town ticket for admission; the fee goes towards funding conservation work, each ticket allows you to visit five different heritage attractions

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Hoi An is a great place to do a Vietnamese cooking class. There a number of facilities offering cooking classes in various locations around the town. We chose The Red Bridge, after a tour through the market a boat takes you up the river to the pretty venue that houses the cooking school. We cooked some traditional Vietnamese dishes which we ate for lunch washed down with a cold beer.

Get a new wardrobe - Tailoring

Get a new wardrobe – Tailoring

While in Hoi An you can get a whole new wardrobe whipped up at one of the many tailors dotted across the town. Most shops have an enormous range of fabrics in every colour imaginable along with patterns and style books. If you have a favourite top/pant/dress they can re produce it in a flash, and even organise shipping home.

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