The ancient and taciturn beauty, many beautiful places, the cool weather and not too crowded streets, Hoi An all year round brings a peaceful and attractive beauty.
If you have a chance to visit this place, here are the top 7 must-see tourist attractions in Hoi An Ancient Town.
Hoi An Bridge’s Pagoda
Location: Bridge’s Pagoda crosses a rivulet which flows into Thu Bon River, and borders Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Tran Phu Street.
Bridge’s Pagoda is the heart of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the late 16th century and was known as the Japanese Covered Bridge. In the middle of the bridge, there is a small pagoda worshiped Huyen Thien Dai De.
The bridge has an unique roof with the structure and decoration described a harmonious combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Western architecture styles.
Fujian Assembly Hall
Location: 46 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An.
According to some legends, the precursor of Hokien Meeting Hall is a small temple worshiped a statue of Thien Hau Thanh Mau (the God who bless for traders in the ocean) picked up at the beach of Hoi An in 1697.
Through much restoration, with the main contribution of Overseas Chinese in Fujian state, the Fujian Assembly Hall is becoming more glorious and spacious, and contributing more to the architectural structure of Hoi An.
Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation
Location: 157 Nguyen Duy Hieu Street, Hoi An.
The meeting hall was built in 1845 by Overseas Chinese in Chaozhou state (Trieu Chau) to worship Phuc Ba General Ma Yuan – the God who restrained the strong waves and helped sea trade more easily and conveniently.
The Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation possesses a special value on architectural structure with great-carved wood frame, with decorative wooden altar and motifs, and beautiful embossed glazed artworks.
Cantonese Assembly Hall (Quang Dong)
Location: 176 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An.
The Assembly Hall was built in 1885 by Cantonese Overseas Chinese to worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau and Confucius firstly, but later in 1911 to worship Quan Cong and the ancestors of Guang Zhou state.
The rational use of wood and stone in bearing structure and the decorative details have given the Hall the majestic and distinctive beauty.
Every year on the First Full Moon festival and Quan Cong Celebration (on 24th of June in lunar calendar), there are thousands of people gathering here to enjoy the festivals.
Tran Family Chapel
Location: 21 Le Loi Street, Hoi An.
Tran Family Chapel was built in 1802 by a Tran Commando (a large family emigrated from China to Hoi An in 1700s), based on the principles of traditional Chinese and Vietnamese Feng Shui.
Located in an area of 1500 square meters, there are many sections such as Grandparents worship area and the area of exhibiting relics related to family, houses…
Tran Family Chapel is an ancient chapel with the style of Vietnamese church house which remaining intact ancient architectural form.
Old House of Tan Ky
Location: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.
Built nearly 200 years ago, Tan Ky House has the typical architectural style of Hoi An‘s houses, which divided the house into several compartments and each one has its own function.
The front of the house is for shopping and the back is linked to the river to import and export goods. Tan Ky House was made of traditional materials and was created by local carpenters and riggers.
Therefore, Tan Ky House has a distinctive, agile, elegant and cozy beauty and also expresses the combination of other architectural styles in the region. On 17th February 1990, Tan Ky House was listed as a Historic Landmark – National Culture.
Hoi An Handicraft workshop
Location: 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.
The Hoi An Handicraft workshop has gathered most of the traditional handicrafts of Hoi An and Quang Nam such as woven mats, woven fabrics, ceramics, lacquer,…
Coming to the workshop, the visitors will see a quiet peaceful image of Vietnamese villages and witness the deft hands, and the excellent skills of local artists when creating unique and sophisticated handicraft products.
The tourists can join in some steps of all manufacturing process and buy some souvenirs in here.
Tickets are sold at 21 points to visit Hoi An. Foreign tourists: 120.000VND/ticket/5 cultural places.