Quang Nam

  • Down on the farm

    Down on the farm

    Life as a farmer need not only be seen briefly as the tourist bus passes through the countryside.

  • From Vietnam with love

    From Vietnam with love

    The second instalment of a photo book by photographer Réhahn provides readers with a glimpse of the many facets that make up Vietnam.

  • Rambling Road

    Rambling Road

    Vietnam ‘heritage trail’ is at risk of falling into disrepair as development competes with preservation.

  • A legacy to leave

    A legacy to leave

    Reiko Usuda hopes to pass on skills to her staff at the U Café in Hoi An and, eventually, the café itself.

  • Around & about

    Around & about

    As is now the tradition, The Guide travelled to Vietnam’s major tourist destinations to see how the industry is performing.


Out & About

  • Japanese delights

    Japanese delights

    Wakaku Japanese restaurant, inside the five-star Hotel Royal Hoi An, was first opened to serve in-house guests but soon became well-known among visitors to Hoi An as one of the most luxurious restaurants in town, serving high-end Japanese dishes.

  • Eco tees

    Eco tees

    Established in early 2007, Ginkgo is well-known for its chic printed t-shirts from organic cotton for both men and women.

  • Down below

    Down below

    In the heart of the ancient town, Dive Bar is the place to head for some nightlife after dinner in Hoi An.



  • The cycle of life

    The cycle of life

    A father and son just outside of Hoi An ancient town are staking out a reputation for making good quality bamboo bicycles.

Bits & Pieces

  • Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:46 PM

    Helicopter tours will be available from April providing tourists with an aerial view of the World Cultural Heritage Site of My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam. Departing from Danang, the helicopters will fly to and around the area and give tourists a look over the mysterious and unique architecture of the Cham temples. Once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary is located on a hilly landscape in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, about 70 km southwest of Danang and 40 km from Hoi An. Dating to the 4th century, it comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th-13th centuries. In 2015 it welcomed more than 250,000 domestic and foreign tourists.

  • International kite festival to kick off in Quang Nam

    International kite festival to kick off in Quang Nam

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 04,2017 10:17 AM

    The International Kite Festival will be take place in Quang Nam province’s Tam Thanh commune from June 5 to 9. More than 100 craftsmen from different countries and territories, including Canada, the US, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, China, and Vietnam will bring their handmade kites and demonstrate the traditional craft on pristine beaches. They will also demonstrate kite-making skills, kite decoration, and kite flying. Several folk games, sports events, and beach games will also be held on the beach during the festival and continued throughout the summer break.

    The commune and nearby Tam Ky city are also hosting an exhibition on the seas and islands of Vietnam, traditional folk performances of central Vietnam, and a demonstration of the country’s UNESCO-recognised intangible heritages.

    Tam Thanh commune, a peaceful spot with an 8-km long unexploited sandy beach, was the first locale in Vietnam to have colourful murals painted on its moss-covered walls by artists from several foreign countries. The murals attract 500 tourists each day.

  • 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 31,2017 03:18 PM

    The 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival will kick off with an opening ceremony held at 8pm, 9 June at Hoai River Square, Hoi An. This is a festival of culture, sports and tourism held for the first time since 2003 to promote unique Vietnamese cultural values, in particular the cultural heritage found in Quang Nam. This year, the festival will invite world heritage cities from Australia, Japan, and South Korea to participate. The event will feature an international workshop on preserving and promoting heritage values. There are various activities, such as an International Choir Competition from 7 to 10 June, an International Kite Festival from 8 to 11 June, The Race of Vietnam Sailboats and the World Windsurfing Championship from 11 to 14 June, and a Food Festival from 12 to 14 June.

    For more information, visit http://www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn.

  • Vietnam-Asia Silk Festival

    Vietnam-Asia Silk Festival

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    May 31,2017 03:58 PM

    The festival features a series of programs, including the Asia Silk Alliance seminar, business matching of Asian silk enterprises, 100 tailor brands of Hoi An, a hand-made souvenir expo, a Vietnam-Asia silk fashion show, and a Hoi An cuisine fair. The event is expected to attract the participation of representatives from the International Silk Association, the Mekong Institute, businesses, and artisans from 50 craft villages. It aims to promote and preserve the value of traditional silk villages throughout Vietnam, including Van Phuc (Hanoi), Hoi An and Ma Chau (Quang Nam province), and Bao Loc (Lam Dong province), among others. It will also connect craftsmen with potential business partners from Japan, India, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Europe.

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