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Indulging in the zen-like charm of Nam Hai resort  in Hoi An Hoi An blog

Indulging in the zen-like charm of Nam Hai resort in Hoi An

Eighteen Vietnamese railway employees, gathered for the ping pong, were trundling north on the Reunification Express for a table tennis tournament in Hanoi and I was in party carriage No 1. There were three bat-wielding women in my compartment, and as they and their comrades plied me with grapes, beer and chicken I could almost [...] Read more >>
Le Ngoc Thiep – the man who “learn by heart” ancient town Hoi An blog

Le Ngoc Thiep – the man who “learn by heart” ancient town

He is just humbling said himself to be the Hoi An lover and knower. But Le guide du routard, the publication of Hachette publishing house in Paris said “he is a wise man and polite, and he knows Hoi An by heart…” Since 2004, the personal information of Mr. Le Ngoc Thiep is chosen to [...] Read more >>
Discovering Hoi An beauty in night - part 2 Hoi An blog

Discovering Hoi An beauty in night – part 2

When I descend to street level, the state next to An Hoi Bridge is surrounded by a throng of excided punters. A game called bai choi is underway. A band of musicians included a percussionist, a bamboo flautist and a two-chord fiddler sit waiting for people to but VND5,000 “cards”, which are not sort of [...] Read more >>
Discovering Hoi An beauty in night - part 1 Hoi An blog

Discovering Hoi An beauty in night – part 1

Every month on the 14 th day of the lunar calendar, Hoi An lets the moon take centre stage- the UNESCO protected old town switches off all superfluous lighting and motorcycles are verboten on the centuries old streets . Every month on the 14 th day of the lunar calendar, Hoi An lets the moon [...] Read more >>
Japanese Covered Bridge or Bridge pagoda in Hoi An - a possession of the Japanese community here Hoi An blog

Japanese Covered Bridge or Bridge pagoda in Hoi An – a possession of the Japanese community here

The Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An is one of the famous tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam. It is considered that the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An is a possession of the Japanese community of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the early seventeenth century. However, the builder of the bridge is still [...] Read more >>
The beauty of Hoi An town architecture Hoi An blog

The beauty of Hoi An town architecture

The architecture of Hội An, which is almost entirely of wood, is a draw to visitors. It blends traditional Vietnamese designs and techniques with those from other countries, above all China and Japan, whose citizens settled there to trade and built houses and community centers to their own designs. The typical house conforms to a [...] Read more >>
Listen to folk songs at Hoi An night Hoi An blog

Listen to folk songs at Hoi An night

In Hoi An today, visitors also have an opportunity to take a cruise on the Hoai River to listen to folk songs at night. On a wooden boat floating slowly on the river in gentle breeze, they sit in the soft yellow light of a hurricane-lamp hanging on the mast to listen to girls singing [...] Read more >>
The beauty of Hoi An night Hoi An blog

The beauty of Hoi An night

Night in Hoi An is always deep, making visitors feel peaceful, cozy and familiar like they are in their native places. Along small streets are old houses with rows of lanterns hung at the entrances spreading warm red or yellow light. There are shops selling many souvenir items with typical characteristics of the town, such [...] Read more >>
Why was Hoi An declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO? Hoi An blog

Why was Hoi An declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO?

In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO under the criteria C (II) and criteria C (V). Over the last few years, Hoi An has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to [...] Read more >>
Good tailors in Hoi An - Minh Khang Hoi An blog

Good tailors in Hoi An – Minh Khang

We have just visited Hoi An ancient town,  and want to pass on some information about a small tailors we went to, that gave us great clothes, at a fantastic price, and the ladies are so friendly, and their location is quite bad so we feel they need some help canvassing customers! They are called [...] Read more >>
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