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World Heritage Site #948: Hoi An Ancient City, Vietnam

World Heritage Site #948: Hoi An Ancient City, Vietnam

Table of Contents: Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Location: Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province […]

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Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Get in By plane: The nearest airport is in Da Nang, which has frequent connections to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and some flights to Bangkok, Singapore and Siem Reap, Cambodia (for Angkor Wat). A taxi from the airport to Hoi An costs about US$15 thanks to the cartel, but only about half that in […]

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Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Frans Surdiasis, The Jakarta Post, Da Nang, Vietnam Now you have a world-class itinerary for tourists to make Da Nang and Central Vietnam a major tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The region has everything to attract tourists: the beauty of nature, charm, culture, tradition and history. These important ingredients combine to create great holidays for […]

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Hoi Ann Ancient City :: Dining and Food Guide

Hoi Ann Ancient City :: Dining and Food Guide

Food in Hoi An is, even by high Vietnamese standards, cheap and tasty. In addition to the usual suspects, there are three dishes that Hoi An is particularly famous for: Cao lầu, a dish of rice noodles which are not quite as slippery as pho and a bit closer in texture to pasta. The secret […]

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Hoi An Ancient City :: Shopping Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Shopping Guide

Made-to-measure shirts, blouses, dresses, suits etc. are on offer from the renowned tailors of Hoi An. When last counted in 2002, there were 140 shops in the city, and the number is now well over 400. It’s one of the few places in Vietnam where the motorbike taxi drivers look positively sedate by comparison. Be […]

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Hoi An Ancient City :: Sightseeing Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Sightseeing Guide

Old Town Entry to all historical sites in Hoi An is via a coupon system, where 90,000 dong (US$5) gets you a ticket that can be used to enter five attractions: one museum, one old house, one assembly hall, the handicraft workshop (and traditional music show) or the traditional theater, and either the Japanese Covered […]

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Hoi An Town needs to restore its ancient heritage buildings

Hoi An Town needs to restore its ancient heritage buildings

Hoi An Town in the central province of Quang Nam has a total of 1,017 ancient heritage buildings, 103 of which are badly in need of repairs from which 40 are already becoming fast crumbling ruins. The Hoi An Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation Center has asked the People’s Committee to order immediate closure of […]

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Hoi An Ancient Town gets heritage website

Hoi An Ancient Town gets heritage website

The Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Center has launched a new website featuring the ancient town as UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site. Website http://hoianheritage.net also provides information on Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist locations. Hoi An City is part of the central province of Quang Nam. It is about 30 kilometers […]

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In Vietnam's picturesque Hoi An, speedy tailors and delicious food

In Vietnam’s picturesque Hoi An, speedy tailors and delicious food

Sunday, September 04, 2011 By China Millman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HOI AN, Vietnam — This charming city, located near the coast in Central Vietnam, has many attractions: an old town full of well-preserved historical buildings, a bustling market offering delicious local specialties and the nearby Cua Dai beach with white sand and calm, warm waters. But […]

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Historic Hoi An houses at risk of collapse

Historic Hoi An houses at risk of collapse

QUANG NAM — A shortage of funds is hampering the restoration of many of Hoi An’s oldest houses, some of which are facing collapse. Nguyen Duc Minh, deputy director of the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Centre, said 103 out of nearly 1,400 cultural relics, including old houses in the town, needed urgent […]

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