Just soak up the special vibe of this old town!
Hoi An (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
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Hoi An is all about the UNESCO Heritage listed Old Town with its characteristic faded yellow townhouses, staying true to its century-long heritage as a trading port. The Old Town is only a few blocks wide, perfect for simply wandering around and discovering the galleries, tailors and craftsmen.
It was known as Faifo to Western traders from the 16th to 17th century; it used to be one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports. The archaeological sites, relics and architectural remains have proved that Hoi An was actually the convergence and interference of various cultures: Cham, Vietnam, Japan and China in which Vietnamese and Chinese cultures have the most influences.
Hoi An is typical of the tropical climate of Vietnam with warm weather year-round. It has two main seasons: rainy and dry seasons. October and November are the rainiest months. Late January to May with comfortable temperature and low rainfall is the recommended time to visit Hoi An.
Getting to Hoi An is a bit complicated as it has not got its own airport. The best choice is to fly to Da Nang International Airport with Vietnam Airlines, AirAsia or JetStar Pacific and then take a taxi to Hoi An. It is easy to take a taxi as soon as you exit the Arrivals hall. Travelers will be relaxed a lot with beautiful beaches along the way to Hoi An.
Hoi An is rather small with narrow streets, so you will find it easy to travel around on foot. Besides, sitting in a cyclo or taking a bicycle to go sightseeing is also an interesting experience.
Perhaps more than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An still remains almost intact. Almost ancient architectural structures in this old town are preserved despite its past history of ups and downs, such as Japanese Street, Chinese Street, Japanese Bridge, etc. There are many houses, temples, shrines, churches, ports, markets, beside the transportation network running along narrow streets. The existence of a metropolis like Hoi An is the only case in Vietnam and is also rare in the world.
The old house has tube style with a narrow facade, no more than two floors, brick wall outside and plywood inside. Architectural structure is in sloping form, covered with yin-yang tiles and interior designed under Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese influences.
In addition to the cultural values of diverse architecture, Hoi An also reserves a nice and bulky intangible cultural heritage. Daily life of the inhabitants and the customs, religious activities, folk art, cultural festivals are preserved and promoted along with beautiful landscapes, traditional craft villages, and special dishes. These all make Hoi An increasingly become an attractive destination of foreign tourists.
Beside the value of the old Town, tourist to Hoi An also has a chance to visit other famous places such as My Son Sanctuary, Cu Lao Cham Island and Bai Chong beach.
Hoi An will really put the icing on the cake for any tourists in Vietnam, as it has various individual heritages, attractions and charms that set it apart from other cities. The exceptionally well-preserved ancient buildings and the lack of transport make it a great place to relax.
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