Hoi an ancient town

The architectural significance of Hoi An has been recognized by UNESCO, during the 23rd Congress which took place in Marrakech (Morocco) from the 29th of November khổng lồ the 4th of December 1999, since the town was officially listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Hoi An is an old town down the Thu Bon River, on the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, about 30 km south of Da Nang City. Hoi An used to lớn be known on the international market with many different names such as Lam Ap, Faifo, Hoai phong Pho and Hoi An.

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What is so special about Hoi An is that this little port town is in an incredible state of preservation. It offers some of the most densely-concentrated sights in Viet Nam with its old streets bordered with ancient houses & assembly halls, its pagodas, temples, ancient wells & tombs. In total, more than a thousand places of interest. The architecture of Hoi An is characterised by a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, ChineseJapanese influences. After many centuries, Hoi An is still respectful of its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs & of its sophisticated culinary art. Set in a quiet environment, Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages that have sầu crafts such as carpentry, bronze making, ceramic…

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Researchers said most of the buildings in Hoi An underwent restoration at the beginning of the 19th century, even if they might be constructed long time ago. The ancient architecture shown most clearly in the Ancient Town that located in Minch An Ward. It covers about 2 square kilometres and almost of all famous relics in Hoi An are gathered here. The streets are very short & narrow, having a winding, crossing as the chessboard style. The topography of the ancient town tilt gradually from north khổng lồ south. The buildings in the old town is built mostly with traditional materials such as: briông xã, wood and no more than two floors. The traces of time is able khổng lồ find not only on the architectural thiết kế of each building but also everywhere like: on the yin-yang roof tiles covered with moss và plants; the old gray mold walls; the pictures carved on a strange animal, or describing a old story… Having inherited a multi-cultural architecture so varied và sophisticated, Hoi An must have attracted numerous & talented workers in carpentry, ceramics, & woodcarving from Đài Loan Trung Quốc, Japan và other regions of Viet Nam.

For centuries, Hoi An had developed inlớn a melting pot of various nationalities who came to lớn the area, bringing along their own cultures. Accordingly, Hoi An features the co-existence of indigenous customs & habits & those imported by foreign settlers.

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There are animist cults, of the Genie-Whale và worship of deities of natural phenomena (such as rain, wind, thunder), but also the worship of Holy Protectors lượt thích Thien Hau, Quan Cong, Bao Sinh Dai De, Avalokitesvara, especially among muốn the Chinese community. They hold regular festivals or cultural & religious activities on the occasion of Tet Nguyen Tieu (the 16th day of the 1st lunar month), Thanh Minch (3rd lunar month), Doan Ngo (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Trung Thu (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month), Trung Cuu (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month), và Ha Nguyen (the 15th day of the 10th lunar month).

The social & cultural diversity adds up lớn the uniqueness of Hoi An’s inhabitants. Rich in traditions & early exposed to lớn the outside world, the Hoi An people feature a unique cultural identity, which has been well preserved from generation to generation. Lives of people who stay here incline to be interior with subtle quiet. In the mind of the natives of Hoi An, this town constitutes a large ancient trang chính that shelters a big family of many descendants including hospitable dwellers, friendly hosts and hostesses, kind-hearted women, obedient children & so on. They together size a harmonious community who has lived peacefully side by side through successive sầu generations.

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There are animist cults, of the Genie-Whale and worship of deities of natural phenomena (such as rain, wind, thunder), but also the worship of Holy Protectors like Thien Hau, Quan Cong, Bao Sinc Dai De, Avalokitesvara, especially among muốn the Chinese community. They hold regular festivals or cultural và religious activities on the occasion of Tet Nguyen Tieu (the 16th day of the 1st lunar month), Thanh Minc (3rd lunar month), Doan Ngo (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Trung Thu (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month), Trung Cuu (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month), và Ha Nguyen (the 15th day of the 10th lunar month).

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The social and cultural diversity adds up lớn the uniqueness of Hoi An’s inhabitants. Rich in traditions và early exposed khổng lồ the outside world, the Hoi An people feature a quality cultural identity, which has been well preserved from generation to generation. Lives of people who stay here incline to be interior with subtle quiet. In the mind of the natives of Hoi An, this town constitutes a large ancient trang chính that shelters a big family of many descendants including hospitable dwellers, friendly hosts and hostesses, kind-hearted women, obedient children & so on. They together size a harmonious community who has lived peacefully side by side through successive sầu generations.

ATTRACTIONS:

In the ancient town:Chua Cau (Japanese Bridge)Old Houses: Quan Thang Old House (77 Tran Phu); Diep Dong Nguyen Old House (80 Nguyen Thai Hoc) Tan Ky Old House (101 Nguyen Tnhì Hoc); Phung Hung Old House (4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai); Tran Family Chapel (21 Le Loi)– Ancient Wells: Ba Le Well (Kiet Gieng Alley, Minc An Ward)– Assembly Halls: Quang Dong Assembly Hall (17 Tran Phu); Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall (46 Tran Phu); Trieu Chau Assembly Hall (157 Nguyen Duy Hieu); Hai Nam Assembly Hall (10 Tran Phu)– Museums: Museum of Trade Ceramics Hoi An (80 Tran Phu), Museum of Sa Huynh Culture (149 Tran Phu); Hoi An Museum of History and Culture (7 Nguyen Hue); Hoi An Museum of Folk Culture (33 Nguyen Tnhị Hoc)– Lantern Manufacturers: Ha Linh Lantern Manufacturer (72 Tran Nhan Tong); Huynh Van Ba Lantern Manufacturer (54 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai)

Surroundings:– Cua Dai Beach;– Bay Mau Coconut Forest;– Cu Lao Cham;– Tra Que Vegetable Village;– Thanh hao Ha Pottery Village;– Kim Bong Carpentry Village;– Tombs of the Japanese traders;