Remarkable in the Central Tourism route, Hoi An looks like a simple, natural, unique and romantic picture, Hoi An still has its own different beauty day or night.
If you have a chance to go to Hoi An old Towns, everyone will wonder some places of interest, things, presents to buy or street foods to try. You can come here from February to April when the weather is mild and less rain to enjoy an entire Hoi An. You can visit Hoi An the many beautiful landscapes, hospitable people and some famous destination.
Firstly, it is the Bridge Pagoda, which is called “ The pearl of Hoi An” built at the end of 16th century, has another name “Japan Bridge” It is a harmonious mixture of much different architecture: Viet Nam, Japan, China, and the Western countries. In the center, there is a small shrine for idol worship – Xuan Wu, the Dark Warrior.
Secondly, it is Phuc Kien club-house. In front of this place, it is said that there is an early form of a small shrine for Hou Tian worship who always prays for the businessmen and merchants against the strong wave and the sea, was built in 1967. After many times for reconstruction, now its address is at 46 Tran Phu. Next place is Chao Zhou club-house, which was built in 1845, is a shrine for Ma Yuan worship who is a master in conquering the wave, helps the vendors purchase their goods swimmingly. Next destination is Canton club-house in 1885 for Hou Tian and the Confucius worship but it turned into memorizing Zin Huang and Tien Hien. It is a combination of wood, rock and other materials. In the Lunar June 24th, there is an anniversary opening for the public at 176 Tran Phu. Thanh Hà pottery village, wood village and Thu Bon River with coastal sand hills which always flutter and bother the tourists. Cua Dai Beach attracts them especially by the white fine sand and small waves. You can see the beach at night at the romantic light of the oil lamps. It takes us about 5 kilometers to the East. In An Bang Beach, some travellers walk along the big sandbanks. Others watch the glorious dawn and the picturesque sunset. It is about 3 kilometers to the East.
You also try some street foods here such as Pho Hoi Chicken Rice; Cao Lau – a mixture of Chinese cuisine and Japanese “ Udon Cold Noodles” in Ba Be or Trung Bac food stall; beaten cake; corn sweet soup; fried mussel rice; snow-flaked cake with pea; black glutinous rice cake and so on.
Originated from Chinese but white rose has become Hoi An’s specialties. Made from the rice in Mekong Delta, the flour is really white and sticky. The water to make white rose also comes from a special well in Hoi An called Ba Le. The name “white rose” make anyone of you curious what it is. That name was put to the cake when a French journalist came to Hoi An in 18th century, enjoyed the cake and thought of the shape of the dumplings like a rose in white.
Finally, you can buy many things here. The lantern, which is light, good and easy to fold, can be found in some stores: Tuoi Ngoc, Ngoc Thuy and on Le Loi street, is decorated colorfully in many holidays each year; chili sauce with the fiery, tasty and flavorful taste; texture, silk, other materials, carved pieces of wood, handcrafted rock, etc. Especially Hoi An is famous for clothes and some traditional costumes such as the ao dai, ao ba ba, ao tu than. Firstly, it is The Tailor, which is situated at 52 Tran Hung Dao street, serve the need of tourists due to many diversified kinds of cloth, fabric and leading materials.
Secondly, it is Blue Eyes Tailer, which is located at 48 Nguyen Thai Hoc, is famous for sewing some kinds of clothes such as chiffon blouse, suit, trouser, wedding dress. You can even adviser approximately the cost during your year out travelling.
Thirdly, the Precious Heritage by Réhann is at 26 Phan Boi Chau Street and more like a museum only about Viet Nam. Next, The Peace Tailor, Yaly Couture, Bibi Silk, Counleurs d’ Asie Gallery is three more places for the tourists to go shopping. All of them is available via email so you can contact the shop immediately in need.
Hoi An is more and more developing but still keeps the spiritual and traditional feature. With my suggestion about where to go shopping, where to go sightseeing, what food to try, you definitely travel Hoi An with full of enjoyment and excited mood!