Times Of India recently published an article titled “Hoi An: Time stood still in this pretty Vietnamese town”, highlighting the picturesque and ancient town as a perfect destination for those who are into culture.
According to the article, the historical town’s well-preserved architectural heritage reflects the rich past of a bygone era when the place was once a thriving trading port. From the old narrow streets to the busy night markets, Hoi An is a beautiful mix of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Author Precious Rongmei also offered several suggestions on discovering the beautiful Vietnamese destination.
Hoi An Ancient Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is arguably the most significant attraction locally. The site boasts well-preserved architecture and narrow streets which almost seem like a dreamy movie set.
Elsewhere, the Japanese covered bridge which was first built by the Japanese community in the 1590s is another suggestion.
The Indian media outlet also recommended a trip to other famous tourist destinations, including assembly halls served as community centres as well as places of worship; Tan Ky Old House, the oldest family home in the town; and Hoi An Night Market, which offers an experience of both the local culture and cuisine.
Hoi An Silk Village is located just a short distance away from the city’s centre. If travelers are interested in traditional Vietnamese silk production, then a visit to the silk village is a must, the author shared.
The My Son Sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 40 km from the town and offers guests a chance to discover an ancient Hindu temple complex.
If tourists want to find fresh produce, seafood, spices, and a variety of local products, Hoi An Central Market is a good suggestion. This bustling market offers a glimpse into daily life in the town and is a great place to try authentic Vietnamese street food as well.
Moreover, Times Of India introduced readers to several beautiful beaches, including An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach, where travelers can relax, swim, or enjoy water sports.
Exploring the beautiful countryside and nearby islands of Hoi An by taking cycling tours or boat trips along the Thu Bon River is a wonderful experience. These tours create a chance to see the rural life of the region.
Source: VOV - english.vov.vn - Sep 14, 2023