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Vietnam Sights

Old Town

  • Along the Thu Bon River on the southern edge of town
  • Hoi An
  • Historic District/Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 07/09/2013

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It's easy to lose yourself in the heart of Hoi An, home to French architecture, fashion boutiques, charming cafés, art galleries, and the 16th-century Japanese Covered Bridge. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town served as a trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Adding charm to the Old Quarter is its pedestrian-only zone, which bans bikes and motorcycles most of the day. Streets are flat and sites are within walking distance, meaning you

can easily tackle the town in day. If you're limited on time, arrange for a cyclo-driver to bike you between locations. Lining the narrow streets are assembly halls, pagodas, and 800 classified old houses with ‘Yin-Yang' tiled roofs. To view any five of the 21 UNESCO heritage properties, purchase a Heritage Pass ticket (120,000 VND) from the booth on the corner of Bach Dang and Chau Thuong Van beside the Japanese Covered Bridge.

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Along the Thu Bon River on the southern edge of town, Hoi An, Vietnam

Updated 07/09/2013


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