Hoi An and its Region (UNESCO)


Known as Faifo, Hoi An was an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries 40 km south of Danang. The picturesque town of Hoi An, with its unique character, is considered the most enchanting place on the coast. A mixture of Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, British and French influence, it retains the feel of centuries past. Its magnificent collection of almost 850 old structures and intact streetscapes just beg to be explored… a great deal of rustic charm and an ideal spot to relax!

To visit around Hoi An...
My Son
Located at about 35 km west of Hoi An and 50 km southwest of Danang, My Son sanctuary is a cluster of Hindu Cham temples in ruins. 
The site was discovered by the French Archaeologist Parmentier at the end of the 19th century. It is the most significant archeological site of the Champa Kingdom and the Cham civilization and is listed in the UNESCO world heritage since 1999.  It is a holy place created by Emperor Bhadravarman at the end of the 4th century and became a religious and political center over the centuries. Then it became the Champa Kingdom capital city (first, influenced by the Hindus and then by the Buddhist).
Today, there are more than a dozen towers but the site has kept all its beauty and remains impressive.
Tra Que
Tra Que is a small village located 3 km north of the ancient town of Hoi An, which is accessible by a short bicycle ride. It is renowned for the cultivation of scented vegetables and whose inhabitants still cultivate using the traditional way of farming. You can find over 20 kinds of vegetables and herbs such as lettuce, basil or coriander. Visitors can also learn about the different agricultural activities with the group of farmers before tasting the local delicacies such as “tam huu” spring rolls and “Banh Xeo”, Vietnamese crepes, bringing together all the flavours of Tra Que.