Before the river silted up, Hoian was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoian was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the 19th century, as the result of warfare and environmental changes, Hoian was replaced by Da Nang as a major port. Reflecting the diversity of the traders and missionaries that settled in the port (including the Jesuit priest Fr. Alexander de Rhodes), the ancient architecture is a fascinating mix of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese.
The rooftops of Hoian retain a magical old world Oriental feel and are a favorite subject for Vietnamese artists. In the early 1980s, Hoian’s ancient quarter and historical monuments came under the protection and restoration efforts of UNESCO and the Polish government.
An opportunity to wander around the small streets full of old houses in the ancient port town of Hoian.
Pick-up/drop-off location: Danang
Notes: Tour departs from your hotel.
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