Welcome to Hoi An

Hoi An is ancient town that is located on the downstream of Thu Bon river, belongs to coastal plain of Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang. With Its ideal location, Hoi An was a Vietnam's largest commercial and busy port in 17th century in Vietnam with many different name like Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai Pho.

Climate

The climate in Hoi An is mild, typically tropical, warm whole years with its average temperature is 25.6 Celsius. The weather in Hoi An divides into two seasons: dry season and rainy season. From February to May is the best time

Hoi An is ancient town that is located on the downstream of Thu Bon river, belongs to coastal plain of Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang. With Its ideal location, Hoi An was a Vietnam's largest commercial and busy port in 17th century in Vietnam with many different name like Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai Pho.

Climate

The climate in Hoi An is mild, typically tropical, warm whole years with its average temperature is 25.6 Celsius. The weather in Hoi An divides into two seasons: dry season and rainy season. From February to May is the best time to visit the town.

History

From the 2nd century to 14th century, Hoi An belongs to Cham Pa Kingdom, named Lam Ap Pho. It was developed port which attracted entrepreneurs from Arab and Persia, China to exchange goods.  According to many old books said that Lam Ap played an important to make the prosperity of Tra Kieu citadel and My Son holy land.

Because of the historical volatility, this land was forgotten in some centuries. From 16th century to 19th century Hoi An ancient town was reborn and thriving in development thanks to water environment, external factors and internal factors. Under Nguyen Hoang Lord, Hoi An became the busiest trade port in South East Asia that attracted many ship from China, Japan, Indian, Thai Land, Portugal, United Kingdom, France locked to trade. At the end of 19th Century, the port was slowdown and disappeared. Instead the role of Hoi An port, the Da Nang Port was established.

During 117 years (1858-1975), Hoi An people fighting bravely to against invasion for independence and unification of Vietnam. On 24th August, 2000, Hoi An ancient town was recognized as the World Heritage.

Hoi An ancient town is an example exception of theravages of time. Enter the ancient town; you will be surprised by isolated world. No noisy sound, no roaring of engine, even no the luxurious store of famous branch, Hoi An settle itself in the serene and ancient beauty.

Fortunately, Hoi An still preserve the unique architecture complex. Hoi An become must – see destination once when you travel in Vietnam. Coming to Hoi An to discover different life or even experience yourself.

How to get to Hoi An

Da Nang is a transit point to go to Hoi An, so most of the popular means will stop in Danang rather than Hoi An.

Air plane: All of Vietnam airlines have direct flights from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang. if you want to buy cheap tickets, you should book it before 3-6 months.

Train: You can take the Reunification Express, it is the North-South route train. Ticket prices range from 300,000 VND to 1,200,000VND depending on type of cabin and type of seat. It takes 14 to 20 hours to get from these two cities to Danang, so I highly recommend you book the soft berth for more convenience.

Coach: The cost is about 400,000 VND - 500,000 VND. The brands you should choose are Huanglong, hLink, Mai Linh or Thuan Thao. The time is 18 to 20 hours from Hanoi / Saigon to Da Nang.

From Danang, you can take the taxi or bus to Hoi An easily.

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