Hoi An, literally translates as “peaceful meeting place”, is a former trading port in the central coast of Vietnam. In the 18th century, Hoi An was considered by Japanese and Chinese merchants to be the best destination for trading in South East Asia. The Japanese believed that the heart of all of Asia, referring to the dragon, lay beneath the earth of city.


Today the graceful Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town, it boasts ancient architectures and colorful riverside settings. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An has preserved an incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and Vietnamese tube-houses. The town is also home of the country’s best tailors, boutique souvenir shops and white sandy beaches.

Images of Hoi An

Ideas for experiencing Hoi An

Walking Tour and Boat Trip

Known as “Faifo” between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An was one of the most prosperous trading port in the region. This coastal town was attracting many foreign trading boats, and truly deserves its name Hoi An which literally translates as a “peaceful meeting place”.

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Making Lantern and Cycling

Colorful lanterns represent happiness and celebration in Hoi An, they help make the little town more charming and attractive. If you happen to be in this lovely town on the 14th day of any lunar month, you will be treated to Hoi An’s full moon lantern festival.

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Cooking Class

Hoi An is not only packed with colorful architecture, sights to see, and surrounded by gorgeous countryside. This UNESCO World Heritage listed-town is also known for its diverse and excellent food, legacy of many nationalities who lived in the town until 19th centuries.

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Map of Hoi An

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