Over the past few years, UNESCO-recognized Hoi An Ancient Town in central Vietnam has effectively tapped into "bai choi," a folk game and form of art found in 11 provinces in the central region, for tourism purposes. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Hoi An old town taps into folk game, art to draw tourists
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Hoi An's ancient town streets are bliss to walk in the evenings. The colors relax you, the chatter of kids and families chilling out in the evening air is charming and heartwarming. A great meal in the restaurants overlooking the river and the Christmas tree lantern lighting is a tourism postcard. It's dreamy, heaven sent after the traffic madness of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, with twinkling waters tranquil and still in the warm coastal air. This is the Vietnam of the tourist magazines and the image most often posted online around the world. The recent strict enforcement of a six dollar entrance fee to the old town has spread confusion and some outrage among foreign and domestic tourists alike. For years the ticket system was lightly administered as it was always a question of 'Are you visiting the historical sites or just walking around?' Most tourists are 'walkers'. Although I do agree with the tour operators that some tour groups want to see all the old places and learn … [Read more...] about ‘What’s the $6 fee to enter Vietnam’s Hoi An old town for?’
Where in the world could remain such a cristine ancient beauty after nearly 300 circles of the four seasons? It is Hoi An - the famous OldTown in Mid Southern Vietnam… Located on the banks of the poetic ThuBonRiver, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one seaside border (East), it used to be one of the major trading centers in Southeast Asia during the 16th century due to the early western trader occupying period. Hoi An has been through a few centuries of history, but still remains as in the very first days of its being born. Its two main historical landmarks are the occupying of the Japanese & Chinese, and the Western (Dutch and Spanish) during the 16th and 17th centuries. During the period of the China trade, the town was called Hai Pho (SeaTown) in Vietnamese. Originally Hai Pho was a divided … [Read more...] about Hoi An Old Town – an ancient Beauty of Vietnam
For centuries, residents in Hoi An's historic alleys knew all about each other; they kept their doors open, stopped by without prior notice and shared everything. Hoi An's ancient homes are gradually turning into souvenir shops. … [Read more...] about Where is Hoi An’s soul?
HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN A world cultural heritage site Hoi an is located 30km south of Da Nang city, and 60km northeast of Tam Ky. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea in the eastwest area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port in Dang Trong region of Viet Nam under the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland often landed for exchanging and purchasing comodities. In the historical progress of establishment and development, Hoi An was known by foreign merchants as … [Read more...] about HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN A world cultural heritage site