Situated on Vietnam's eastern coastline and overlooking the South China Sea, Hoi An is a town as interesting as it is beautiful. Known for its historical sites and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An is the perfect place to soak up some of Vietnam's fascinating culture and character. Wander through the streets and alleyways and you will be immersed in the colonial architecture, influenced by the many different people and cultures who have lived here, for which the town is famous. The streets of Hoi An are full of little shops and galleries perfect for picking up a souvenir or two.
Not only does Hoi An offer a cultural odyssey, it is also bordered by miles and miles of pristine sandy beach. Most of the hotels in Hoi An are situated directly on the seafront, making this a sun seeker's paradise. The warm waters of the South China Sea are just as inviting and offer a wealth of bathing opportunities as well. Directly translated Hoi An means 'peaceful meeting place', and when you arrive you will know why.
Originally a trading port, Hoi An was famed for being the centre of the local spice and silk trade. The silk industry is still now a major part of the town's economy and numerous tailors shops can be found in the town should you wish to get a custom made item to take back home.
Hoi An has many highlights, including: