code : 0510
One of South East Asias
busiest ports back in the 16th century , when it
was home to a thriving populationof
Japanese and Chinese merchants whose descendants still live
there today. This mixed cultural heritage can be seen today
in the town architecture, with the famous Japanese covered
bridge and houses built in the medieval Chinese style . Unesco
last year named the town as one of Vietnams four
World Heritage sites . Hoi An is now part of Quang Nam province,
a moutainous area with many oeaks over 2,000m.
Built in 1593 by the towns
Japanese community. The bridge links Tran Phu and Nguyen Thi
Minh Khai streets.
Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall
At 46 Tran Phu, the place
where merchants from Fujian province (Phuoc Kien in Vietnamses)
in China used to gather.
Quan Cong Temple
At 24 Tran Phu in the north
side of the Hoi An market , this temple is dedicated to Quan
Cong, a Chinese general.
Cua Dai Beach
Great beach 5km of Hoi An
town . Sit in a deckchair and dine on seafood.
Bus The usual way of getting
to Hoi An is to take a bus from DaNang bus station (at33 Dien
Bien Phu). Hoi An bus station is 1km west of the town centre,at
74 Huynh Thuc Khang; open 5am-5pm.
Around Hoi An
Tra Kieu Citadel
A 15th century
Champa fortress in Duy Xuyen distric.
Chien Dan Tower
Built in the 11th
century in honour of the Champas Hindu deities
. In Tan Ky town, 55km west of Hoi An.
Suoi Tien Springs
A noted beauty spot in Que
Son distric, with 13 waterfalls nestled among mountains and
My Son Sanctuary
The holy Champa city ,built in the fourth
century , was recognised as a world heritage site in 1999.
It was the sight of the important Cham intellectual and religious
centre, and also served as a burial place for Cham monarchs.
The monuments here are set in a verdant valley surrounded
bu hills and shadowed by the massive Cats Tooth
Mountain(Hon Quap). Clear brooks (perfect for a dip) run between
the structures and past nearby coffee plantations. Most of
the temple in My Son were dedicated to Cham kings associated
From Hoi An, an easy way to
get there is to take a Hoi An Tourist Service Cominibus from
6 Tran Hung Dao ; tel: 861-373. You can also rent a car to
get there from DaNang , about 55km away. or contact our office