TAG : Hoi An

  • New night market opens in Hoi An

    New night market opens in Hoi An

    A third night market has been opened in the ancient town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province, along certain sections of Tran Quy Cap, Bach Dang, Tieu La, and Hoang Van Thu Streets near Hoi An Market. There are 56 booths open nightly from 6pm to 11pm. The new market aims to serve tourists looking to shop in the city and ease the crowding found in the town’s old quarter, which disrupts traffic, shopping and tourism services. The two other night markets feature souvenir booths in Nguyen Hoang Street and a cuisine corner along Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Street on the banks of the Hoai River.

  • Hoi An International Marathon 2017

    Hoi An International Marathon 2017

    Marathon runners will be able to gain more insights about the beautiful landscapes and cultural characteristics of this 2,000-year-old land around Hoi An as they run by. As well as the genuine 42-km marathon are shorter races starting from 5 km. Runners will receive a souvenir cup, a medal, a t-shirt and a bag at the Centre for Culture and Sports of Hoi An. The event aims to promote tourism and culture in the ancient town.

  • Authentic Hoi An

    Authentic Hoi An

    Located in the heart of Hoi An’s old quarter, Home Hoi An Vietnamese Restaurant reflects the spectacular cuisine of the charming ancient town in a setting reminiscent of a French townhouse with a warm and elegant setting.




    Trips offering tourists the experience of working the land as a farmer have found favour all around the country.


  • Boutique Cam Thanh Resort in Hoi An has just opened

    Located in the Bay Mau coconut forest, a famous attraction in Hoi An, the resort is inspired by traditional Vietnamese villages and features red tiles, bamboo rafters, and coconut leaf roofs. The resort has 40 rooms and villas situated in three distinctive areas, each with their own swimming pool. It also boasts Ngon Café, Nón Bar, and The Lúa Restaurant, which can host up to 300 guests and serves authentic Quang Nam and Vietnamese cuisine with a touch of Western delicacy. Nestled among the water coconut forest, the Dua Spa is a little gem for those looking to be pampered by the region’s top masseuses. The resort also has a public exhibition area that takes guests through the rich history and culture of the Cam Thanh region. During the soft opening, Boutique Cam Thanh Resort is offering a 30% discount on its Best Flexible rate, a ‘Stay 3 Pay 2’ package, and many other promotions valid from 15 August to 31 December. For bookings or more information, call (028) 3939 0899 or email:sales@boutquehoianresort.com.

  • Precious Heritage Collection by Rehahn

    Precious Heritage Collection by Rehahn

    Photographer Réhahn will hold an outdoor exhibition featuring 40 of his photographs, to present rich and diverse ethnic culture in Vietnam. His famous portraits of kids and old women from around the country represent groups numbering in the hundreds of thousands to as few as the hundreds, like the O Du, while the unique portrait of a Ro Mam required he wait three years for permission to visit them in their remote village. All of the people in his photos are wearing their traditional costumes. According to Rehahn, they all symbolise ancestral customs, ancient knowledges passed on from one generation to another, the challenge to protect it and the hope of keeping it alive. ‘The most efficient way to preserve the culture of the ethnic groups is to promote them outside their community, to create a sense of pride for their heritage and ancient customs,’ he said. ‘Sometimes, you need someone else’s vision to make you realise what you have.’

  • Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort

    Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort

    Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort is to open and will feature a blend of East meets West in architecture and all its appointments, to provide superb comfort of international four+-star standard, such as spacious, elegant guestrooms, an array of dining outlets, a spa and wellness centre, and leisure and recreational facilities, including a gym, yoga classes, a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool integrated with a Jacuzzi, water sports, a private beach, a kids area, tour services, and so forth. Visit www.silksenseresort.com.

  • Hoi An - Japan Cultural Exchange

    The Hoi An - Japan Cultural Exchange is a specific cultural event organised annually since 2003 in Hoi An. This year’s event will present a series of interesting activities, including a photography exhibition entitled ‘The diversity of Vietnam culture’ by Réhahn, a photography and object exhibition about Cham Island, the Hoi An - Japan handicraft exhibition, the Hoi An - Japan art exchange held at the An Hoi Sculpture Garden, ‘Hoi An - Japan and tourists’ boat racing on the Hoai River, a street art exchange including Yosakoi dance, a judo and karatedo performance, and ‘The wedding procession of Princess Ngoc Hoa and Japanese trader Araki Sotaro’ late on the afternoon of 19 and 20 August around the Japanese Covered Bridge area. There are also many folk arts for tourists to experience, such as coconut leaf folding, paper lantern making, pot breaking games, origami folding, and Vietnamese and Japanese games for children. For more information visit www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn.

  • Nipa Palm afforestation tours available in Hoi An

    Nipa Palm afforestation tours available in Hoi An

    Tours of nipa palm forests will soon be offered by local tour operator Vo Tan Tan that allow tourists to participate in afforestation efforts in Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An. The tour will allow visitors to explore and learn about the wetland’s ecological system and plant trees in the 300-year-old forest, while contributing to protecting the environment.

    Cam Thanh villagers have been planting nipa palm trees for the last 100 years to protect the commune from the Thu Bon River. The forest is part of the internationally-recognised Cham Island-Hoi An bio-reserve, a popular eco-tour destination.

    Tan, a local craftsman who was the first local person to make bicycles 50% made from bamboo, has also launched a bamboo craft tour to Cam Thanh, where visitors can learn how to make bamboo souvenirs or take part in waterway clean-up tours by kayak along the Thu Bon River, the nipa palm forests in the commune, and the Hoai River, a tributary of the Thu Bon River.

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