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Hoi An is a well preserved and delightful ancient town which is located at the central coast of Vietnam. Its attractions are comprised of centuries-old Buddhist temples and pagodas, quaint museums and colonial shop houses.

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Top 7 Sights in Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An is a well preserved and delightful ancient town which is

located at the central coast of Vietnam. Its attractions are comprised

of centuries-old Buddhist temples and pagodas, quaint museums and

colonial shop houses. These attractions lie within the popular and

beautiful areas of Ancient Town and Riverside. There are

Vietnamese trading port that was built in between 15th and 19th

century, the riverside and ancient town of Hoi An City those were

declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All of these sites are a

well-preserved mixture of Chinese, Japanese, French and

Vietnamese architecture. One will able to enjoy the sightseeing

opportunities in Vietnam that cannot be found in any other place of

the world. The best part of exploring Hoi An is the attractions of the

area that can be easily accessible either on cyclo or on foot as it has

pedestrian-friendly streets. If the tourists want to explore places that

are beyond Hoi An Ancient Town then there are a number of pristine

beaches and local villages those are less than an hour distance away


from Hoi An. The tourists must never miss out some sightseeing of

Hoi An Vietnam during the vacation of this tour.

Destinations and Things to do in Vietnam

The detailed lists of the sights are as follows:

An Bang Beach: An Bang Beach is one of the popular sights of Hoi

An. There are few stretches of Hoi An beach that is relatively

unspoiled by some developments thus making this beach a popular

option for both enjoying an array of seaside delights as well as

soaking up the sun. There are also houses like beachfront resorts,

some seafood restaurants, and even some hippy bars along with the

beautiful and stunning views of few of the neighboring places like Da

Nang and Cham Island, Da Nang Bay and Marble Mountains.

Tourists also enjoy some of the popular activities are surfing,

swimming and paddle-boarding at An Bang Beach. The surfing

season starts from the month of September until the end of March

thus offering such beautiful spectacular wave conditions. The place is

also blessed with a comfortably warm climate and a suitable average

water temperature having 25°C. There are affordable dining present

in An Bang Beach that ranges from Vietnamese BBQ and fresh

seafood to delicious and authentic French and Italian dishes. The

place is located seven kilometers away from the north of Hoi An

Ancient Town and can be travel using bicycles or motorcycles.

Hoi An Central Market: Tourists need to sharpen his or her

bargaining skills at the south east area to Hoi An Central Market. It

is one of the Vietnam’s best areas that offer an unmissable and

enjoyable shopping experience. It includes vibrant colors of

Vietnamese silk, rich fragrant spices and herbs by a guaranteed

bargain. There is a vast choice of foodstuff for sale that includes

spices such as cinnamon and saffron. There are varieties of fresh

vegetables and fruits. A huge amount of selective fresh fish is


available due to its stunning riverside location. The tailoring of fine

silk is cheaper in this place than anywhere else with garment

makers those are running up dresses, jackets, shirts or full suits at a

time within 24 hours.

Hoi An Riverside: Hoi An attracts the international traders

towards itself for Thu Bon River that is located on the bank of Hoi

An from 16th to 18th centuries. Thu Bon River flows to the East

China Sea. The merchants also chose and try to stop in this place

and wait for the suitable wind directions before their next

destinations. The merchants include the traders from India, China,

France, Japan, the Netherlands and Portugal. The liveliest of all the

streets at the Hoi An Old Town is the one that stretches in east-west

to the edge of the river. In Hoi An, there are traditional shops and

buildings which are welcoming the foreign merchants in all over the

world since the ancient days from when this town was known to the

people by the name of “Hai Pho” that means Seaside Town. Hoi An

Riverside possess a stunning architecture in Hoi An Old Town that

was built about just 200 years ago. Hoi An Riverside is a mixture of

Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and colonial architecture.

Museum of Trade Ceramics: Museum of Trade Ceramics resides

itself on a timber house which is beautifully restored. This sight is

worth watching because of its wonderful selection of Vietnamese,

Japanese and Chinese ceramics that can be discovered while

stepping inside the museum. These were found from 8th to

18th century at the time of archaeological digs which occurred in

that area. This museum is placed in the old quarter of Hoi An. This

museum gives the picture of the cultural insight into Hoi An’s

history and its foreign relationships with the Asian counterparts

regions including India, China and Japan.


Cua Dai Beach: Cua Dai Beach is one of the five UNESCO World

Heritage Sites in Vietnam that offers an unequalled seaside escape

that starts from the old ancient streets of the place, Hoi An. This

beach is a 3km stretch made up of fine white powdered sands that is

located just at the north-east of Hoi An make this Cua Dai Beach a

perfect place for easily finding the own patch of paradise for the

tourists. The water in this beach has a very clear appearance with

blue waves that flows tropically and is gentle enough to float and

swim around. There are a few bungalows and even changing huts

that are present on the beach.

There are a number of seafood restaurants that offers fresh and

delicious food. These restaurants are located around the coast of the

beach. Tourists like to stay in this place and enjoy dinner in these

restaurants from the vendors. It is very difficult to find deserted

white sands and crystal blue seas like this at any place other than

this beach in Vietnam.

Fujian Assembly Hall: The photogenic Fujian Assembly hall is an

assembly hall that was created for meeting of the residents from

Fujian of China and to visit Hoi An. This site is also one of the World

Cultural Heritage Site. It was built around the year of 1690. Though

the main gate was made much later, this is now visited by a lot of

tourists for seeking just a glimpse of such a wonderful piece of

architecture. The assembly hall also contains the beautiful Jinshang

Golden Mountain temple inside it which is dedicated to Thien Hau

who is regarded as the Goddess of the sea and caretaker of sailors

that also features altars adorned and decorated with delicate and

carved dragons. This place is also considered as a fertility shrine for

the childless couples who come to pray.

My Son Sanctuary: My Son Sanctuary is a Hindu sanctuary and

was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sanctuary is a


part of ancient Champa civilization that is located at the southern

part of the region of Vietnam. This sanctuary was an independent

state at the past from 2nd to 17th century but later this region was

occupied by Vietnam.

The red bricks and sandstones are a skillful and remarkable work of

this sanctuary. My Son Sanctuary was destroyed along with time

and wars like many other historical sites. But it was again renovated

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