Hoi An Vietnam Travel Guide

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Hoi An Vietnam Travel Guide

I adore Hoi An Vietnam, a trip to Viet Nam is not complete without a trip to this lovely town.

Hoi An is a beautifully preserved town that was a major trading port in the 16th and 17th centuries. Over 800 buildings have been preserved by UNESCO and the old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For me the delights of Hoi An is simply wandering the streets of the old town and absorbing the incredibility sights and atmosphere.

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Things To See & Do In Hoi An Vietnam

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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