|Imagine your holiday in a city surrounded by the fresh and the salt waters on its either sides. Hoi An is such a picturesque town - magnificently seated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. The east is edged by the white sand beaches stretching its sand to the mighty South China Sea.
The powdery beaches are ideal for playing frisbee, throw-ball and beach volleyball, the sunshine let you get the perfect yet healthier sun tan and you might also ride a horse to enjoy the beach views. Explore the ocean by taking a ride on the traditional wooden boat or a trendy speed boat. Snorkeling and swimming are the major highlights and the seafood – you will die for.
The Cua Dai Beach supports kayaking, bodyboarding and surfing. The beach road is full of Hoi An accommodation for luxury stay and it starting from the lowest say US$ 30 or even less for a night. Romantic Hoi An resorts are available at a cheaper deal online.
The history is revealed
Hoi An exactly lies in the middle of the country, bringing in various festivals, celebrations and cultures together. With more than 2000 years of old history, Faifo (Hoi An is also called as) is notably a UNESCO world heritage site. Lots of museums, monuments and the preserved old town reveals the ancient past of this celebrated city, where some of the Budget hotels in Hoi An does also portray the ancient architecture.
The very name tells what you would be informed about when you enter the Museum of History and Culture. Enjoy seeing the rare collection of fishing nets and baskets, artifacts, photographs and other displays. Get educated about older architectural styles, traditional dressings, tools and the ornaments by visiting the Sa Huynh Culture Museum and explore the old ceramic potteries in the Museum of Trade Ceramics.
The Japanese Covered Bridge – one of the most important landmarks in the town, believed that the construction started in the year of the monkey and ended-up in the year of the dog.
Get into the culture
The town has a rich culture which will be better known if you tour the villages. Take a walk along the cultivated fields, watch the tribal dances, try cooking and tasting the traditional food items and stay a couple of days to sense the native flavors. Though there aren't comfortable Hoi An hotels, there are some nice and safety stay options available anyhow.
The Kim Bong Village features furniture works made out of wood. The village specializes in making tailored wooden works, edged to the perfection.
There is also a pottery village namely the Thanh Ha village, where people brilliantly mold mud pots and carve ceramic pots in various shapes and sizes. Kitchen wares, piggy banks, painted ceramic home decorative items and flower vases are indeed available at a cheaper rate.
Hoi An is known for its tailored silk dresses, you could pick a material and made it perfectly stitched that fits your needs. Silk handkerchiefs and ties could also be purchased.