Vietnam, Hoi An Guide (B): 5 Reasons to Visit Hoi An
After not completely loving northern Vietnam, I found it difficult –well, impossible really – to resist the charm of the little town of Hoi An. Previously a trading port from the 15th to 19th century, Hoi An’s ancient town is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the region is growing more and more famous among tourists. If you happen to be traveling through Vietnam, here are five great reasons to give Hoi An a spot on your itinerary:
Ancient Town – With no motorized vehicles allowed, Hoi An’s ancient town is a serene place to stroll or bike along for a self-guided tour. Because Hoi An is one of the places untouched by war, the old colonial architecture remains well preserved and adds a certain charm to the town. The quaint buildings alongside peaceful canals and the many little shops full of cheap items make it easy to get carried away and casually browse for hours.
Beautiful Beaches – Though not known specifically as a beach town, Hoi An has two beautiful beaches just a few kilometers away. An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach both feature pristine white sand, aqua blue waters, and rows of comfy beach chairs and umbrellas to lounge on. A welcomed break from the madness of Vietnam’s big cities, Hoi An’s beaches offer the perfect spot to chill out and relax with a book for a day. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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