Besides a dynamic modern Da Nang, an ancient Hoi An has its own unique and attractive features. Foreign tourists certainly cannot ignore the list of famous places in Hoi An below because these places are considered as the soul of the ancient city. But what to play in Hoi An is sometimes still a question for first-timers. The list of famous tourist attractions in Hoi An below will reveal to you, the attractions that are considered as the soul of this old town.
Top 10 famous tourist attractions in Hoi An
- Location: The bridge crosses the creek flowing into the Thu Bon River, bordering Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu streets.
A covered Bridge is a temple that is considered a symbol of Hoi An. You can easily see a symbol on the 200,000 VND bill. The bridge was built jointly by Japanese merchants in the early 17th century, so it is sometimes called “Japan Bridge”. The bridge is made of wood on stone pillars 18m long and has a curved roof over the creek flowing into the Thu Bon River. This is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hoi An.
A covered Bridge is a relic with quite special architecture with a yin and yang tile roof. The entire bridge is elaborately carved bearing the imprint of the old history. The temple worships the North King God Tran Vo – the god who protects the country and gives people joy and happiness. Although built by the Japanese, Covered Bridge has bold Vietnamese architecture. The first special thing lies in the structure of the bridge. The covered bridge is about 18m long and is a tile bridge – that is, the bridge is roofed with yin and yang tiles on top – a feature of Vietnamese architecture.
The covered bridge is unique, in the middle is a rainbow-style passage, on both sides, there is a narrow corridor to make a resort with seven wooden compartments. Rather, the entire pagoda and bridge are made of wood, painted with vermilion, and carved with many delicate motifs in Vietnamese architecture – typically dragons. Everyone who comes to Hoi An takes a photo as a souvenir with the Covered Bridge.
Trieu Chau Assembly Hall
- Address: 157 Nguyen Duy Hieu
The assembly hall has a very rustic name, “Ong Bon Temple”. Assembly Hall was built by overseas Chinese in Trieu Chau state in 1845 and is used as a place for community and religious activities.
Trieu Chau Assembly Hall is a sophisticated architectural work with intricately carved wooden frames and wooden decorative motifs according to folk legends. The assembly hall is also famous for its beautiful porcelain embossed works and shows the ingenuity of the ancient artisans.
Fukien Assembly Hall
- Address: 46 Tran Phu Street
Legend has it that the forerunner of the assembly hall was a small shrine worshiping the statue of Thien Hau Thanh Mau – the goddess who helped merchants overcome the ocean waves – picked up on the coast of Hoi An in 1697.
Fukien Assembly Hall has the largest and deepest space, with ancient architecture as well as many vivid flowers and animal reliefs. Moreover, visitors will admire the unique and sophisticated architecture dating back hundreds of years. In the assembly hall, there are many Buddha statues and bronze bells with great spiritual value, attracting many tourists every year.
Vinpearl Hoi An
Vinpearl Hoi An is the only modern place appearing on this list because it is the largest entertainment, cultural experience, and wildlife area in the Central region and the Central Highlands.
Located in the chain of Vinpearl tourism, resort and entertainment complexes, Vinpearl Nam Hoi An brings world-class entertainment and entertainment products, models, and technologies. Similar to Vinpearl Land entertainment models in other places, Vinpearl Nam Hoi An has 9 areas including a water park area, indoor entertainment area, cultural museum area, movie theater area,… and finally the River Safari wildlife reserve – the only open zoo to explore by waterway in Vietnam.
This place takes care of 39 rare animals: Bengal tiger, white lion, rhinoceros,… Sitting on a boat, visitors will feel like being lost on the legendary Amazon river, while visiting and hearing the birds calling each other. The sound of tigers roaring with the rustling of leaves will all give you a great experience at this attractive amusement park.
History and Culture Museum
- Address: No. 10B, Tran Hung Dao Street
Established in 1989, the museum displays over 200 ancient artifacts from pottery, porcelain, bronze, iron, paper, wood, etc., marking the important development stages of Hoi An since the Sa Huynh culture period.
Every year, the Museum welcomes nearly seventy thousand domestic and international visitors. The museum is open every day of the week and is closed on the 25th of every month to carry out professional work.
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
- Address: 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc street
The venue is a place to introduce 12 famous handicrafts of Hoi An such as fine pottery, carpentry, lantern art, hat making, bamboo and rattan knitting, wood mosaic, lacquer, spinning, and embroidery,… The craft workshop partly recreates the unique traditions of the people in the past. Part of it continues to create skilled crafts of high quality, not only for souvenirs but also for distribution throughout other parts of the country.
Visiting the craft workshop, visitors can not only witness the process of making eye-catching products with their own eyes but also participate in some of the processes to help mark the interesting experiences during a visit to Hoi An.
Cu Lao Cham
Cu Lao Cham is a cluster of islands located about 16 km from the Cua Dai coast, including 8 large islands: Hon Lao (the largest), Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Tai, Hon Ong. With more than 500 species of rare and precious forest products, 135 species of coral of 35 different genera along with many species of animals listed in the Red Book, in 2009, Cu Lao Cham was honored to be recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve.
Cu Lao Cham is a historical and cultural relic associated with the formation and development of the commercial port town of Hoi An. There are many relics belonging to Sa Huynh, Cham Pa, Dai Viet cultures, with ancient architectural works of the Cham and Vietnamese dating back several hundred years.
Church of the Tran family
- Address: No. 21 Le Loi Street
The Tran Church was built by a Tran mandarin from China who moved to Hoi An in 1802. The house has an ancient imprint with the traditional feng shui principles of interference between China and Vietnam.
In a prime location on the land of up to 1500m2, Toc Tran church is divided into many areas such as the church of grandparents and the display of relics related to the family. This is also one of the rare tourist areas in Hoi An that still retains the ancient architectural form.
Tan Ky Ancient House
- Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh Anh
Standing firm for more than 200 years, Tan Ky Ancient House still retains its original Hoi An architectural style with the house divided into many compartments. Owner Tan Ky built the house in the 18th century to serve as a trading place. The front side opens to Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, the backside opens to the riverbank for convenience in importing goods.
The main materials that makeup Tan Ky Ancient House are wood and paving stones from Thanh Hoa. Thanks to that type of stone, the wood does not rot after so many years of waves. As a house with the interference style of 3 countries: Vietnam, China, and Japan, Tan Ky is like a vivid picture depicting the life of Hoi An elite in the past.
Hoi An Market
Hoi An Market is one of the famous tourist attractions in Hoi An that attracts many tourists to visit and shop. You can find many typical specialties, handicrafts as well as enjoy many extremely delicious and attractive dishes here. Coming to Hoi An market, you can also exchange and chat with local people and have more experiences about the daily life of the people here.
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