Hoi An Old Town is really an intimate, peaceful and really attractive destination. The ancient town is attractive for not only the old houses on the shores of the romantic Hoai River flowing along the town, but also the local daily living activities which are all simple, rustic but adorable as well as the traditional dishes bearing the home flavor.
The frames of paper flower in bloom at day time or the sparkling lanterns at night time shall be the impressive and unforgettable images for tourists coming to the town. I believe that any visitor once put their step on the land of this mild town shall wish to come back at least one more time.
It can be said that bikes are the specialty of Hoi An that make the city attractive to many tourists. Coming to Hoi An, tourists can hire the bikes at many different bikes for rent stores at the price of around 30,000 VND per day and then riding the bike along the little and romantic lanes discovering the old town. Hoi An is really peaceful at the new dawn. It shall be a mistake to come to Hoi An without getting up early to see and learn about the local daily living activities.
Hoai River is considered the gorgeous present given to the people in Hoi An by the nature. Despite the time of day or night, the gentle current of this river flows slowly inspiring many poetic and photographic inspirations. In the photo, Hoai River is in sparkling beauty under the night lights.
Besides the products of lanterns, To He made from clay, handbags, brocaded wallets, the strips of soft and smooth silk are also the favorable products for many visitors coming to Hoi An. Tourists can choose their favorite silk and ask the local tailors to design and make a product as you like and take it within a day.
Talking about Hoi An, we cannot fail to mention about the lanterns. This is the traditional handicraft of the local in this old town. From the past, lanterns have been used popularly in the houses in Hoi An. At present, tourists coming to Hoi An Old Town often look to buy the little and pretty lanterns as gifts for their friends and family or to decorate their houses.
Beside, To He means Toy Figurines – one of the most traditional Vietnamese toys and meaningful gift for their children. Coming to Hoi An, you will find many kinds of Toy Figurines in special shapes such as flowers, characters in folk stories, Hue women or animal,ect. It is made from clay – a product of Thanh Ha Pottery village. You can find lot of Hoi An people pursue the art of To He to maintain tradition with strong passion along Hoi An streets.
Hoi An Market – founded in around 1848. At present, this ancient town serves as the trading place for the local businessmen and also the attractive destination for tourists wishing to enjoy the local rustic dishes or simply watching for the business activities of the locals in this town
While tourists are freely travel on their own in the town, the local people keep doing their daily life activities. They have been maintaining their habits and living activities for many years despite the strong development of tourism. It is considered the great achievement that Hoi An has achieved.
One of the most popular means of transport for tourists in Hoi An is cyclo. There is almost no sound of horn in Hoi An, but the driver use their mouth to make the sound to remind people to give their ways.
In addition to the ancient town, the friendly and adorable people, the traditional rustic and unique cuisine in Hoi An is also a very attractive feature for tourists. If you have one day in Hoi An, I believe that you can not miss two Hoi An specialties are Cao Lau and Quang noodle. People say that without trying on the dish of Cao Lau means that you have never been to this Hoi An ancient town.
Hoi An also brings you with lots of other great dishes including chicken rice, dap cake, stir fried clams, tao pho, compote. The picture shows the image of Banh Beo which is a very popular and attractive street food in Hoi An.