Hoi An, lying along the peaceful Thu Bon River, carries an incredible history of trade. This town was once considered to be the most important trading port in the region by Japanese, Chinese and European merchants during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Looking back even further, the town was an important trading port for the Champa Kingdom.
In addition to its special geographic position and history, Hoi An has many unique attractions waiting for you to explore. The Ancient Town has small alleys where you can take a relaxing stroll while stopping from time to time to enjoy a cup of local Vietnamese coffee or delicious street food.
In the afternoon, you can have a leisurely cycle around the rice fields. There the aromas of the rice fields with revitalize your senses. The peaceful local beaches are perfect for activities like running and yoga, or simply sit down to enjoy the sun and sea breeze. Last, but not least, there are a range of cultural activities such as taking a cooking class or visiting a local village.
Hoi An truly defies short summaries and simple descriptions. Instead, it is a place to experience and enjoy.