- Located in Quang Nam province, on the coast of South China Sea
- Population: approximately 120,000
- Used to be a busy port city dating from 15th to the 19th century
- Limited using of vehicle in the Old Town
- Spectacular views of traditional and ancient architectures
Hoi An is a small town on the bank of Thu Bon river in the central of Quang Nam province. It is one of the most famous destinations in the middle part of Viet Nam , 30km far from Da Nanm. Hoi An ancient town was recognized as the World heritage by UNESCO. The town was the very important trading port of South – East Asia from the 15th to the 19th century, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled. These caused a lot of effect with the architecture of Hoi An and ma
Since 1998, the Hoi An resident decided to preserve one of the beautiful culture that’s using colored lanterns. On the 14th of each lunar month, residents will switch off their lights and hang cloth and paper lanterns on their porches and windows. Others electronics as TV, radios, street lights and neon lights are turned off, and a sparkling, romantic and mysterious view is opened. And the 14th day of the lunar month is also a Buddhist day of worship. Hoi An residents place offerings of food and incense on their ancestral altars and then go to visit the pagodas. The scent of incense and the sounds of people singing add to the town’s enchanted atmosphere.