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5 Best Things To Do In Hoi An For Tourists

Sophia Doe - Sep 27, 2019

If one day you visit Hoi An and wonder what to do in Hoi An to experience all of this "World Cultural Heritage". Refer to the suggestions below to feel about life and people here. Walking around the old town at night, enjoying the excellent tea, check-in on the famous Cau Pagoda ... are unforgettable experiences when visiting the land that was "the most prosperous trading port in Southeast Asia" .

Hoi An is a city in Quang Nam province with many old town built in the 16th century and still exists. In the ancient documents of the West, Hoi An is called Faifo. Besides, Hoi An Ancient Town has been recognized as one of the UNESCO heritage sites since 1999.

Hoi An is located in the downstream area of Thu Bon River in the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, 28 km south of Da Nang City.

- The East borders the sea

- The South borders on Duy Xuyen district

- The West and North borders Dien Dien District

When tourists travel in Hoi An, they should choose the time from February to April every year, because at that time, Hoi An is most popular with tourists.

During this time, it rains less, the atmosphere is pleasant. Therefore, visitors can comfortably visit the beautiful scenery in Hoi An or explore the activities and famous places in Hoi An.

 

There are 5 best things that most foreign tourists should do when they are traveling in Hoi An:

  1. Visiting Cau Pagoda

Cau Pagoda, also known as Japanese Temple located between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu Street, is a unique and typical architecture in Hoi An. This temple was traded by Japanese merchants here and built around the middle of the 16th century.

The Cau Pagoda is curved with wooden planks that cross the canal to the Hoai River. The bridge has a length of about 18m with a roof, facing the Thu Bon river.

Above the main door, there are three Chinese characters called Lai Vien Kieu, which means to welcome friends from far away.

On the bridge, there is a small temple worshiping the God of Bac De Tran Vu specialized in the treatment of leprosy and flood, bringing joy and happiness to everyone.

Over the years and through the remodeling, Cau Pagoda is still a unique project, an architectural beauty of the Vietnamese people. This is an invaluable asset and officially selected as a symbol of Hoi An.

Besides, tourists want to understand more about the life and culture of Hoi An, visitors should visit some famous ancient houses and social architecture works such as Quan Thang, Duc An, Tan Ky. These are beautiful places in Hoi An to help visitors experience the culture in Hoi An.

cau-pagoda

Visiting Cau Pagoda

  1. Tan Ky ancient house

Tan Ky ancient house is not only an ancient house honored to become a National Heritage but also the only place to welcome the heads of State, domestic and foreign politicians.

Tan Ky ancient house has a design of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture.

With the typical design of the old town and the harmonious architecture of the house, it has expressed the dream of harmony between people and nature in Hoi An. In addition, visitors can choose hotels near Hoi An ancient town so as to make more convenient to travel.

Tan Ky ancient house

Tan Ky ancient house

  1. Quan Thang ancient house

Quan Thang ancient house is also one of the most beautiful ancient houses in Hoi An today.

The architectural part has extremely delicate and vivid structure. Because this is the work of artisans of Kim Bong carpentry village in the style of Hoa Ha in China.

Through each stage of time, Quan Thang ancient house still stood there to help today's generation imagine the life of the merchant class in Hoi An in the past.

Quan Thang ancient house

Quan Thang ancient house

  1. Enjoying Corn sweet gruel

Hoi An has many places for selling corn sweet soup but the most delicious and famous is Cam Nam corn tea. Materials include corn (corn), diameter, and flour. Corn for cooking tea corn sweet soup is a type of milk corn (baby corn) grown on riverine alluvial grounds.

Thanks to the alluvial accretion every year, these mudflats are always fertile, making the corn have the sweet, aromatic flavor typical of Hoi Street.

Corn is peeled, washed, dried water and thinly cut corn kernels with a knife, when the blade touches the core, then stops. Take the fried corn to the saucepan until the water boils, then add sugar. And then add the tapioca flour and stir to add flavor to the sweet soup.

Enjoying-Corn-sweet-gruel

Enjoying Corn sweet gruel

  1. Enjoying Red beans sweet gruel

Depending on the season, the red beans sweet gruel in Hoi An is cooked in different ways. In summer, which is cooked with a thicker and more lax flavor to be served with cold ice to bring a sweet gruel, cool. In the winter, Hoi An people cook special beans and soft to eat hot, helping diners feel the bold taste of red beans.

Red-beans-sweet-gruel

Enjoying Red beans sweet gruel

Above are suggestions for best things to do in Hoi An that Beetrip wants for international travelers to explore the old town completely! At first glance, Hoi An may not be as majestic or majestic as other lands on the S-shaped land but this place still has a certain magic power to be able to hold the visitors back. Please share with Beetrip your wonderful experiences during your holiday in Hoi An.

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