This small Vietnamese city, located in the South China Sea, became a tourist destination after its ancient city was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999.
It entered the Unesco list thanks to being a well preserved example of a commercial port developed between the XV and XIX centuries in Southeast Asia with a unique architecture in which local and foreign influences converge.
In addition, Hoi An is a typical stop for backpackers visiting this region of the world.
This city on the central Vietnamese coast is a well-preserved example of how important was the commercial port of Southeast Asia in the 15th and 19th centuries. The one that is already a usual stop for the backpackers, is becoming more well-known for the tourists. On the 14th of each lunar month, the town sells its electric lights for the traditional colored lanterns. Tourist attractions include the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Quan Cong Temple. Make yourself a tailored suit with the expert tailors of the town.
The most characteristic point of Hoi An is undoubtedly the Japanese Covered Bridge. It is the best example of the mercantile past of the city of Hoi An, built by the Japanese merchants of Hoi An, dating from the late sixteenth century (1593) and its purpose was to unite the Japanese shopping district (located in the west) with the Chinatown of Hoi An in the eastern part of the city. It now serves as a link between Trần Phú and Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai streets.