Top 6 Attractions in Hoi An
What to see in Hoi An? Hoi An is such a city that rich in cultural and natural recourses, come with us, you will have chance to visit the ancient My Son Valley, to explore the well-known world heritage sites, and appreciate the natural island that far beyond your imagination.
1. Hoi An Old Town
Hoi An Old Town is definitely a must visit attraction for those who is looking forward to learning the Vietnamese culture. It is a well-preserved traditional trading port in Southeast Asia from the 15th to the 19th century. There are complete Chinese-inhabited streets in the ancient city, and Fujian Assembly Hall, Cantonese Assembly Hall, Chaozhou Assembly Hall and China Assembly Hall are also built. The ancient buildings and ancient streets that have been preserved today reflect the organic integration of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese culture and architectural style. Hoi An Old Town was very extremely beautiful at night, turning into a world of lanterns. Hoi An Ancient Town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its antique charm and long history.
Location: 57 Lê Lợi, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
2. Cham Island
Just about 27km away from Hoi An coast, Cham Island is recognized as one of the most stunning attractions in Hoi An. Cham Islands consists of eight small islands off the coast of Hoi An, one of which is a recognized UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This charming island offers visitors a chance to appreciate the white-sand beaches, granite cliffs, coral reefs and cute village. It is also an ideal place for diving, snorkeling, or underwater walking. The best time to visit Cham Island is June, July, and August when is suitable for underwater activities.
Location：Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An, Vietnam
3. Cua Dai Beach
Cua Dai Beach, literally “the mouth of the sea” in Vietnamese, is located about 4 kilometers northeast of the ancient city Hoi An and is one of the most famous beaches in Quang Nam Province. With a length of 3 kilometers and a width of 300 meters, the sand in beach is white and the sea is cool and clear. The gentle slopes and the slightly undulating waves make it an ideal place for swimming, kayaking and other marine entertainment. The best swimming time is from April to September. Walking barefoot on the beach or simply taking a short nap in a hammock beside the beach can soothe your tired body and mind.
Location: Cam An Ward, Hoi An, Vietnam
4. Japanese Covered Bridge
As one of the most famous buildings in Hoi An, Japanese Covered Bridge can be called the representative of Hoi An scenic spots, although not magnificent, but small and chic. Built in 1593, The Japanese Covered Bridge was originally built by the Japanese in the 16th century and was rebuilt by the Chinese during the Ming dynasty. After a long period of baptism, the wooden railings on the bridge and the red paint on the outer wall have fallen off, and the bridge is also dark. It is said that it was started in the Year of the Monkey and the year of the dog is completed, so it is also known as the Stone Monkey Bridge.
Location: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Vietnam
5. Hoi An Museum of History & Culture
The Hoi An Museum of History and Culture is located in the ancient city of Hoi An. It is also known as one of the four major attractions of Hoi An Ancient City with the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Fujian Assembly Hall and the Novelty House. The museum displays precious old photographs, maps, sculptures made of different materials, porcelain and other cultural relics and materials, which can be used to understand the history of Hoi An in the era of the Cham Kingdom.
Location: 7 Nguyen Hue St, Hoi An, Vietnam
6. My Son Valley
My Son Valley is the oldest and largest building complex in the existing Cham Kingdom, where was the ruling center of the Cham Kingdom from the 3rd century to the 12th century AD. The first wooden structure of the temple in the My Son Valley was built at the end of the 4th century. The temple was burned in a fire 200 years later. However, after being bombed by the US military in the Vietnam War in 1969, only 20 of the 70 temples and ancient towers survived. In 1999, UNESCO listed My Son Valley as a cultural heritage and listed it in the World Heritage List.
Location: Tam Anh Bac, Quang Nam province, Da Nang, Vietnam