About Hoi An City
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, located at a distance of 25km from Danang, is an ancient town enjoys a picturesque location and presents a beautiful atmosphere. The city entirely owes its charm, character and modern-day popularity as a unique travel destination to Mother Nature. Had silt not blocked its docks, the town may have been very different today.
Hoi An presents a beautiful Old Quarter that has literally been converted into a showpiece for tourists. A number of the older homes, together with their open rooms, wooden beams and carved doors have been transformed into souvenir shops selling all kinds of unique items. The historic architecture is a major highlight of Hoi An, but shopping for local goods is the hottest new thing to do. And if you’re searching for that old-world atmosphere, all you have to do is travel a few kilometers from Old Town and enjoy one of those bike or boat trips.
A Melting Pot
Hoi An saw a decline in its fortune after its port was blocked by silt, but the increase of tourism in the 1900s helped it get back on its feet. Today, Hoi An is one of the most prosperous towns in the country and is also famous as a cultural melting pot, a culinary legend and an important tourism center of Vietnam.