GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE ESSENCE OF HOI AN TOUR
Travel back to the late 15th century when Hoi An from a traditional fishing village striking and became a coastal port town in the Central region of Vietnam. Though the long Vietnam War taking place in the area, the town survives by good luck! Over two decades ago Hoi An had its name recognized UNESCO heritage destination. And the town has been carefully restored to keep its original beauty and its traditional architecture which make the town a perfect for postcard photographs. On this Essence of Hoi An from Orient Skyline Travel, discover pagodas, assembly halls, family chapels and Japanese covered bridge!
- Embracing the history, enjoying the unique charm of Hoi An
- Visiting Hoi An’s most remarkable landmarks
- Taking a riverboat down the Hoai river
- Visiting a local craft village
- Seeing traditional fishing tools, try hand on rowing unusual basket boats
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and entrance fees during guided times
- Meals listed in the itinerary
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Boat cruises while on tour
- Excursions as mentioned
- Service charges and government VAT tax
THROUGH THIS ESSENCE OF HOI AN TOUR, YOU WILL DISCOVER
The essence of Hoi An began from a traditional fishing village becoming an international trading port that welcomed Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese between the 16th to 18th centuries to today a renowned UNESCO heritage town with its old streets lined with two-storey traditional house cum shops of beautifully carved wooden lintels and Jin and Yang terracotta tile roofs.
The tour journeys to the top iconic landmarks such as Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, which is dedicated to the Goddess of the sea also known as the protector of sailors who originated from China, Chua Ong Pagoda, built in 1653 to honor the Chinese general Quan Cong the Chinese’s most highly regarded saint. Next, pop in to visit Tan Ky ancient House, a 200 year old ancestral house will bring you a glimpse of the past generations’ lifestyle and finally, stroll across the most photographed 17th century covered bridge built with the financial fund from Japanese living in town during those former days. The bridge is a major landmark of Hoi An and even printed on the Vietnamese currency the 100.000 Dong note!
After a tasty Vietnamese lunch, take a peaceful boat ride cruising down the Hoai river and visit a craft village where local artisans make ceramics, roof tiles. Wrap the day with a visit to the fishing area and see traditional fishing boats and the round basket boats bobbing on water.