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Hoi An Overview

Hoi Anformerly known as Fai-Fo or Faifoo, is a city with a population of approximately 120,000 in Vietnam’s Quảng Nam Province and noted since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Old Town Hoi An, the city’s historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a unique blend of influences, indigenous and foreign. Prominent in the city’s old town, is its covered “Japanese Bridge,” dating to the 16th-17th century.

Today, the town is a tourist attraction because of its history, traditional architecture and crafts such as textiles and ceramics. Many bars, hotels, and resorts have been constructed both in Hoi An and the surrounding area. The port mouth and boats are still used for both fishing and tourism.


Hoi An is generally safe and the people are very friendly. You could walk or ride bicycle leisurely within the town because motorbikes and cars are not allowed within in the town.

Get around

From Danang, you could take a private car or catch a bus to Hoi An. The drive will be approximately 30 minutes only.


Hoi An is generally warm so you could prepare light clothes. There are many clothes shops in the town where you can buy tailor-made clothes.


There are many shops in Hoi An with different types of souvenirs and clothes for you to choose. The current trend is to produce local products in the town so you could buy authentic Hoi An’s products at great price. There are all sorts of tailor-made clothes and genuine leather stores.

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