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For centuries, Hoi An Vietnam played an important role in the marintime trade of Southeast Asia. It started since second century BC. However, the trade was really booming in the mid-sixteen century when Chinese, Japanese and European vessels ran with the trade winds to gather in a big number at the port then called Fai Fo.
Its annual spring fair grew into exotic showcase of world produce: silks, brocades, ivery, fragrant oils .....from Southeast Asia and textiles, weaponry, sulphur, lead.....from Europeans.
Commercial activities was dominated by Japanese and Chinese merchants, many of them setled in Fai Fo, where each community mantained their own governor, legal code and strong cultural identity. The Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese built Hoi an old town of architectural monuments in various forms: living house, assembly hall, communal house, pagoda, shrine, temple, water well, bridge, wharf, market...
The streets cut one another, forming palaces and giving a good example of symbolic oriental cities in the Middle Age. So wonderful with its old aged and traditionally well kept habits and customs, the town is now an excellent model of a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.
Hoi an travel guide - top attractions to see
- walking through the old quarter.
- Seeing assembly hall, communal house, pagoda, shrine, temple, water well, bridge.
- Boat trip along Thu Bon river to see daily life of local people.
- Relaxing on beautiful beaches.
hoi an travel guide - attractions around hoi an
- Discover My Son world heritage site about 60 km from Hoi An.
- Visit Thanh Ha ceramic village.
- Visit Tra Que vegitation village.
- visit carpentry village.
hoi an travel guide - top places to eat: hoi an restaurants
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Surely, an exceptional Hoi An holiday is waiting for you.
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Dear Mr. Huy Hoang
We had a wonderful amazing trip and will return as soon as we can afford it again. Thank you so much! I will write a great review on tripadvisor. Really the guides and hotels and tours were awesome. Ms. Nhung was very sweet and refreshingly honest, very likeable. Mr. Tam was fantastic, highly knowledgeable and funny. Probably our best "tour" was the day we spent on motor bikes visiting the tombs near Hue. The bikes allow for a much more intimate view of the countryside. And then - as I wrote - Mr. An was absolutely the best guide ever...Read more