HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN
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Hoi An is really beautiful Ancient town, it's nicely located down the river of Thu Bon, on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 km south of Danang City.
Hoi An is Ancient town nicely located down the river of Thu Bon, on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 km south of Danang City. Hoi An used to be known as international trading port with many different names such as Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai Pho and Hoi An.
What make it is so special about Hoi an, this little port town is in an incredible state of preservation. It give us many imagine -concentrated sights in Vietnam with its old streets bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs. Totally, more than a thousand interesting places. The architecture of Hoi An is characterized by a harmony combination between Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese. Throughout centuries, Hoi An is still respectful of its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs and sophisticated culinary art. Set in the slow pace environment, Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages that have crafts such as carpentry, bronze making, ceramic...
Professors, who study about ancient of Hoian, said most of old building in town underwent restoration at the early of the 19th century. The ancient architecture shown most clearly in the Ancient Town that located in Minh An Ward. It covers about 2 square kilometers and almost of all famous relics in Hoi An are gathered here. The streets are very short and narrow, having a winding, crossing as the chessboard style. The topography of the ancient town tilts gradually from north to south. The old buildings in town are built mostly with traditional materials such as: brick, wood and no more than two floors. The traces of time is able to find not only on the architectural design of each building but also everywhere like: on the yin-yang roof tiles covered with moss and plants; the old gray mold walls; the pictures carved on a strange animal, or describing a old story… Having inherited a multi-cultural architecture so varied and sophisticated, Hoi A must have attracted numerous and talented workers in carpentry, ceramics, and woodcarving from China, Japan and other regions of Vietnam.
After long time, Hoi An had developed into a melting pot of various nationalities who came to the area, bringing along their own cultures. Accordingly, Hoi An features the co-existence of indigenous customs and habits and those imported by foreign settlers. Nowadays Hoian become one of most popular destination of Asia holiday due to it gathers all elements to be the best for visiting