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.