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Experiencing the changes of space and time, yet Hoi An ancient streets still keep their old beauty, and relic complexes are maintained intact along with a huge intangible cultural base, as reported by VNA.
Hoi An is an ancient town of the Vietnamese. It is located in the lower reach of Thu Bon River in the coastal plain in Quang Nam province, about 30 km south of Da Nang city.
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Hoi An also boasts a natural environment which is healthy and peaceful with small suburban villages engaged in crafts like carpentry and pottery.
Hoi An city is famous for the beauty of traditional architecture, the harmony of houses, walls and roads. Along with the ups and downs of the history, Hoi An ancient town still retains the features of ancient and mossy style in each tile roof, brick, and tree as the idyllic character, and the essence of the local people. The most common type of house is the one- or two-story tubular houses with very narrow width and very long depth.
The house is made of high strength and durable materials due to the severe climate features, the two sides have separated brick wall and wooden frame, divided into three compartments with the middle path. Each house in Hoi An ensures the harmony between living space and nature, so in addition to arranging the house into the room, the roof of the house is paved stone and decorated water tanks, or trees. With the unique architecture, the house space in Hoi An is always airy filled with sunlight and harmonized between people and nature, according to Asia Open Tour.
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Streets in the Hoi An ancient town are laid out along the chessboard with short and beautiful appearances, winding and embracing the houses. Walking through the small and peaceful streets, tourists not only have opportunities enjoy Hoian cuisines but also the special daily life with very peaceful and simple habits. Hoi An’s architectural relics are very rich and beautiful, so this place has always attracted both domestic and foreign tourists to visit. Traveling to Hoi An, tourists will realize that time seems to have stopped here in each roof covered with yin-yang moss, old gray wall tiles, preserved from ancient and survived to this day.
The cultural and economic exchanges that ran from the 16th to the 19th centuries have left in Hoi An ancient town most of the forms of Vietnam’s ancient architectures, grouping traditional national arts enriched with sketches of foreign arts.
|Vendors and small shops are another featured characteristic in Hoi An (Photo: Asia Travel Tour)|
Also, vendors and small shops are another featured characteristic in Hoi An that attracts a lot of tourists to discover. During the trip in Hoi An, tourists can find anything from any corners of Hoi An, for example, if tourists want to enjoy snacks, the food counts or restaurants, and street vendors are always available for them. Also, enjoying tea on the sidewalk Tran Phu street will be undeniable experience for tourists to understand more about a little special culture of Hoi An. Especially, tourists can taste some Hoi An cuisines such as famous Quang Nam noodles, and Cao Lau being considered to be a worth-trial dish when traveling to Hoi An. The main dishes such as chicken rice, of Phuong bread with full of meat, pâté, raw vegetables and fragrant sauce will create the thoroughly sense about the warmth of Hoi An.
|Lantern is also considered as the specialty that cannot be missed when traveling to Hoi An (Photo: Asia Travel Tour)|
Lantern is also considered as the specialty that cannot be missed when traveling to Hoi An. Tourists can easily see colorful lanterns shaped differently around the street in every house. On the second half of the month, there is another real Hoi An in the tourists’ eyes, the splendid Hoi An with the light of lanterns. Traveling along the Hoai River or sitting in the middle of the small boat, rowing in the middle of the river, gently dropping each lantern, and praying for peace is the traditional habit of Hoian peole. The wonderful light of lanterns, and flowers enhance the beauty of Hoian in the eyes of tourists, becoming the spiritual food of tourists when coming here.
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