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Hoi An is located 30km south of Danang City, and 60 km northeast of Tam Ky. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the eastwest area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port in Dang Trong region of Vietnam under the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland...often landed for exchanging, purchasing commodities. In the historical progress of establishment and development, Hoi An was known by foreign merchants as Faifo, Haisfo, Hoai pho, Ketchem, Cotam. Based on archeological relics and architecture documents, Hoi An was not only a place of converge and exchanging of many cultures such as: Champa, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese, especially impacted most by Vietnamese and Chinese civilisations.
Up to now, the ancient town of Hoi An intactly preserves its original architectures, including houses, temples, pogodas, streets, ports, civil buildings, religious structures and other non-religious worshipping structures. The every day lifestyle with deep-rooted customs and cultural activities is fascinating.
Hoi An also attracts tourists thanks to its poetic and picturesque landscapes such as Thuan Tinh islet, Cua Dai beacch, together with traditional handicrafts and famous local specialities.
Hoi An was listed as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO in December 1999. As statistics shows, in Hoi An there are 1,360 relics and landscapes. These relics are divided into eleven kinds, including 1,068 ancients houses, 19 pagodas, 43 temples, 23 communal houses, 38 family temples, 5 assembly halls, 11 old wells, one bridge, 44 ancient tombs. In old quarter, there are more than 1000 relic sites.
There?re many cafe? internet on the streets of Hoian at reasonable price
Incombank, 9 Le Loi str.,
This bank is located in the center that can change cash
Vietcombank, on Tran Hung Dao str.,
Change cash and it has ATM
Vietincombank:, 4 Hoang Dieu str.,
Change cash and traveller cheques, offers cash in advanced and it has ATM
Post office, on 48 Tran Hung Dao str.,
International post and telecomunication services
Hoian bookstore, 6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str., Tel: 916 272
Hoian Hospital, 10 Tran Hung Dao str., Tel: 861 364
If it?s normal, otherwise you should go to Danang hospital.
Getting there and around
Hoi An is 32km from Danang and can be reached by car, bus or minibus.
Hoian bus station, 74 Huynh Thuc Khang
Therre?re many daily bus to Hoian from Hue, Danang, Nha Trang ... The bus live Hoian from the cafe? on Phan Dinh Phung str.,
There?re daily boats to Cham island and Cam Kim island,however, it?s depend on the weather.
There?re some kind of tour on boat like going to My Son or going around Hoian.
Cua Dai beach
Located 5 km out of Hoi An, Cua Dai Beach is a pleasant white sand beach and charming where we can access by bike. this is a moster beach that continues all the way up to Danang , an incredible 30km of pristine white sand.
Cam Kim Island
Kim Bong belongs to the Cam Kim commune. The village was well known for its carpentry. Most of Hoian old town's architecture was made by its ancestors' skilled hands from the heyday of Hoian as a commercial port. The technique of Kim Bong carpenters is exceptional. Their wolk on the head of columns, rafters, pillars, altars, tables, chairs and beds are masterpieces that anyone would admire and give praise to when they see it. The Kim Bong carpenters still keep their traditional alive. Many of them turn to make fishing boats for fishermen all over Central Vietnam. Many are eager to repair and restore old building in town or made wooden statues, wood carved articles and traditional looking furniture to be sold and exported.
Thanh Ha pottery Village .
About 3 km by river from Hoian,Thanh Ha is the pottery village that played an important role in the economic development of Hoian old town.
In the 16th and 17th century Thanh Ha was a thriving village. It was famous for earthenware that sold in many provinces in Central Vietnam. It was Thanh Ha villagers who made and provided bricks, roof and floor tiles for old building in Hoian and the surrounding areas.
Cham Island is 15 km from the beach of Cua Dai. It has 7 islands altogether named according to their shapes or characteristics. They are the Lao (pear), Dai (long), La (leaf), Kho (dry), Tai (ear), Mo (tomb), and Nom (East wind) islands
The Cham island (the Lao, the main island) has a good climate, always cool all the year round The system of trees and animals here are plentiful, especially sea products. On the island there is a precious natural potential: the bird nests whereas under the water, the strip of coral is quite marvelous to look at.
Location : : 60 km from Hoi An forward the south.
Go sight seeing time :about 5 or 6 hours (by car or mini bus)
Content :Go sight seeing the inheritance of more than 17 temples and towers which were built from the 4th to 13th century left. This is the holyland of Champa which shows the cultural and belief of ancient Champa peoples.
The vegetable planting village of Tra Que.
Located about 3 km North of Old Hoian, Tra Que vegetable planting village is well know in Quang Nam province and Da Nang City.
All the villagers in Tra Que are farmers and their main job is planting vegetables. Their products sell well and are highly appreciated due to the freshness, excellent quality and organic growing methods. Everyday, all year round, 8 tons of Tra Que vegetables are sold. People in Quang Nam - Da Nang area prize vegetables from this area. Many people say that they can discern the differences in taste and quality of Tra Que vegetables and of vegetables grown in other regions.
Tra Kieu ( Simhapura) was the first capital city of Champa, serving in that capacity from the 4th to the 8th centuries.
Tam Ky is the capital of Quang Nam Province. However, traveller usually to to Cham towers, 5km north of Tam Ky. The three wowers are enclosed by a wall and a broken stele here dates from the 13th century reign of King Haivarman.