Welcome to Hoi An, an ancient vestige on Vietnam’s eastern seaboard. Located at the mouth of Thu Bon River, Hoi An has played a pivotal role in the fortunes of Vietnam for centuries – and this is reflected in its old city district.
While modern Hoi An is a vibrant and diverse metropolis, a portion of its ancient city remains. Located close to the river in an area entrenched in trade and maritime heritage, it comprises an area of no more than 30 hectares – but it’s the depth of history and tradition to be found here which make it so compelling.
Hoi An Ancient Town dates from a period from the 15th to the 19th centuries, when it was a central trading port for Vietnam and the wider Southeast Asia region. In the 19th century, the area went into decline, with development taking place further from the river. It was, however, wonderfully preserved, and today offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Vietnamese life.
Learn more about Hoi An below.