At the end of the 15th century, none of the inhabitants of the modest town of Hoian could have imagined what their home would become. Hoian was then a working-class village, a fisherman and a small but important commercial port in Vietnam.
Strategically located in the center of the country, on the banks of the Thu Bon River, it was the point chosen by Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Chinese merchants to do business and stop en route before reaching its final destination. After 500 years, the image of the small fishing village has changed little but the daily life of its inhabitants.
Historical architecture in Hoian recognized by UNESCO
In an impeccable state of conservation, it was well worth the recognition of the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. Countless fishermen’s houses, bridges, temples and pagodas invite us to travel back in time during our stay in this magical place.
Its structure of streets parallel and perpendicular to the river has not changed in 5 centuries and is something that was taken as a European influence. A total of 1,107 structures remain in the same original state. An architectural treasure that includes everything from local fishermen’s houses to the old dock or religious buildings. One of the highlights of the trip is the Japanese covered bridge. Dating from the 18th century, it marks the old point of entry and exit of the city. A pedestrian city that transports us to an oasis of peace and tranquility halfway through our journey in Vietnam. The perfect place to take a break and enjoy it surrounded by countless stories engraved on the walls of each of the buildings that make it up.
What to do and visit in Hoian?
Our stop at Hoian is not just for recharging. Also offers multiple options to enjoy it . Quiet strolls on foot or by bicycle, stop at the beach of Cửa Đại, local handicrafts and gastronomic courses make Hoian, an obligatory stop on any trip to Vietnam.
Precisely in this zone, the gastronomy together with the tailoring, are the most prestigious of all the country. It is worth to take note of this and to invest some time to taste it and to visit some of the many tailors that pile up in the streets of the old helmet of Hoian.
After this virtual walk through one of the jewels of Vietnam, you can not fail to include it in your trip. Do not hesitate to send us an email with your doubts and the type of trip you are planning. We will organize everything personalized for you.
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