Hoi An old quarter
Hoi An old quarter is located on the bank of Thu Bon River, in Quang Nam province, about 30 km from Da Nang city. Also known as Faifo, thanks to favorable geographic and climatic factors, Hoi An was a busy international port, where the Japanese, Chinese and Western merchant ships met during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The old quarter of Hoi An is a typical example of traditional ports in Southeast Asia preserved intact and thoughtful. Most of the houses here are traditional structures dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries, along the small streets. Lying between the houses of the city, religious architecture, beliefs demonstrate the process of formation, development and even decay of the city. Hoi An old quarter is also a landmark of mixed cultural intercourse. The shrine, temples bearing traces of the Chinese are located in the traditional houses of Vietnamese and French-style houses. Besides cultural values through architecture, Hoi An also preserves a rich and diversified intangible culture. The daily life of the old town residents with their customs, beliefs, folk arts and cultural festivals are still being preserved and developed. Hoi An old quarter is considered a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.
You can visit Hoi An old town on foot, watching or posing to take photos of the lantern, daily life.. Walking in the full moon night is a special experience, see the bright lantern booths hanging along the street, shop the handicrafts souvenir or taste special street food of Hoi An such as Cao Lau, Quang noodle, cakes, black sesame tea…
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