HOI AN

Area: 10,406.34 sq km
Population: 1,364,5499 
Provincial capital: Tam Ky town

The ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Danang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact.               
All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.
Tourists can visit the relics of the Sa Huynh and Cham cultures. They can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the romantic Hoi An River, Cua Dai Beach, and Cham Island.Over the last few years, Hoi An has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam.
Hoi An is 32 km from Da Nang
– Bicycle/Motorbike: Most hotel offer these services. Rent bicycles at the tourist office, 12 Phan Chu Chinh St., Tel : 861 276
– Bus: Bus station is about 4 km west from Hoi An centre.
Leave for Da Nang (1 hour) several times a day. Buses connecting with other places.

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