What is Hoi An ancient town known for?
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
How old is Hoi An ancient town?
Hoi An, once known as Faifo, with more than 2,000 years history, was the principal port of the Cham Kingdom, which controlled the strategic spice trade with Indonesia from the 7th to the 10th century and was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries – and the foreign influences are discernible to this …
What’s special about Hoi An?
Hoi An is a well-preserved ancient town located in central Vietnam. It is known for its beauty, especially after the night falls when its many colorful lanterns light up to add a special flair to this historical town.
Why does Hoi An Lantern?
Visiting Hoi An on Full Moon Festival, visitors will find themselves lost in the town of centuries ago. The flower lantern – hoa dang, consists of a small flower shape paper shade with a small candle standing in the middle, which is lit to honor the spiritual and cultural values of Vietnamese people.
Is Hoi An Vietnam safe?
Violent crime is rare in Hoi An, but theft is commonplace, so keep your belongings close as you walk around the city. The markets are also very crowded and difficult to navigate.
How many days do you need in Hoi An?
I recommend a minimum of three full days to explore all that Hoi An has to offer. This gives you enough time to see Hoi An and its beaches, spend an afternoon in Da Nang, and maybe take a day trip to My Son (see below).