The beautiful Riverside Town of Hoi An is situated on the coast about 45 minutes South of Da Nang. It is a living museum oozing charm & culture from every corner. Hoi An was almost completely destroyed during the Tay Son rebellion in the 1770?s. It was then rebuilt and served as an important International port until the river silted up which allowed Da Nang to flourish as a commercial centre. During French colonisation, Hoi An served as an administrative centre and later, during the American War, the Town, with the co-operation of both sides, remained almost completely undamaged. Thus, Hoi An really offers a sense of history unique in SE Asia.