"Hoi An - The Old Town" Vietnam Things to Do Tip by cafank

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After 7 days (two trips) I am still captivated by Hoi An and The Old Town of Hoi An is a facinating insight into what Hoi An was like in the 16th and 17th centuries. Although there are some tacky replicas in places in general the village is wonderful.

Entry to all historical sites in Hoi An is via a coupon system, where 75,000 dong 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 Bridge or the Quan Cong Temple. My highlights are:

The Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in the early 1600's by the Japanese community, and renovated in 1986.

Museum of Folk Culture, 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street; the museum documents the dress and culture of rural Vietnam.

Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, 7 Nguyen Hue Street. There are old black and white photos of Hoi An taken in the early 20th century. It also houses an old canon, some two-thousand year old pots from the Sa Huynh period, and a case full of 9th century bricks and tiles from the Champa period.

I also enjoyed the theatre show.

Address: Tickets available in many areas of Hoi An township
Phone: 0.510 861327
Website: http://www.hoianworldheritage.org

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  • Written Dec 23, 2009
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