Hoi An, a former trading crossroad for the East, boasts beautifully preserved buildings that reflect the cultural influence of the Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese that settled here. Today, you can take a walking tour for the town’s narrow streets to discover this rich heritage. In Part 1, we introduced to you some interesting things that you must explore and now, this part will supply you a thousand of wonderful ideas for your trip.
1.VISITING SOME FAMOUS TEMPLE IN HOI AN
Your next stops will be the Temple Kwan and Phuc Kien Temple . Tourists will admire the unique architecture which were exquisitely carved. These place have typeface architecture “Three” in the order: port – golf – lake -landscaping – two blocks in east and west – area – backyard . Following this, you can visit two of the town’s historic homes known as Tan Ky Ancient House and Phung Hung House. You will see the Japanese Bridge, the symbol of Hoi An as well as the town’s cultural show rooms in your walking tour.
2.THE JAPANESE BRIDGE
The Old Town starts at the Japanese Covered Bridge – the Lai Vien Kieu, which means ‘Japanese Pagoda’. This is the oldest bridge of Hoi An. According to records, this is the bridge due to the Japanese architect who built to facilitate travel and trade between Chinatown and the Japanese city. With a length of 18m, the bridge spans a creek which separates the two streets, Tran Phu and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. Because the bridge has a shrine , local people often call Chua Bridge. Also, it has another name that’s also quite popular “Japanese Bridge” because according to legend, Mamazu monster has its head in Japan, its tail in Indian and its body in Vietnam.
3. CLOTHES AND FOOD IN HOI AN
Hoi An is a clothes-shoppers heaven. Everyone has their favorite stall, and hotel concierges have good recommendations. Clothes can be made in 24 hours, but it is best to have a fitting. The easiest way is to have a dress or outfit which fits perfectly, and have them to copy it. Buying skirt and tunic may be the first thing tourists usually choose when they go shopping in Hoi An. Garment industry is highly developed in Hoi An, including services “hot sewing ” which rapidly response the needs of tourists. The fabric is beautiful with smart sewing. Tourists coming to Hoi An would love to sew for themselves the traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai which is very gentle and lovely
Hoi An ancient town is small but the food culture is extremely rich. At present, more and more eco tours Hoi An can provide you some service for enjoying various kind of food. Mentioning Hoi An food, we cannot miss these special cakes- dumplings and cauldron. Also, you can Try the white rose (dumplings of prawns in clear rice noddle), Cao Lau (rice noodles with fresh greens and croutons), and Banh Xeo (crepes filled with prawns, beans sprouts and greens).
You see, there are plenty of interesting things for you to discover in Hoi An when you join with us in walking tour. Now, be prepared your suitcase to come and hit the road!0