Hoi An ancient town with its mossy houses, wooden bridges and ancient wells dating back 3 centuries is always a magic magnet for both Vietnamese and foreign tourists Reputed to be the most charming town in Vietnam, Hoi An has become a key destination for foreign tourists passing through central Vietnam.
The first thing that strikes visitors upon arriving in Hoi An is the feeling of returning to the 16th century because of its ancient architecture, peacefulness and hospitality. There are no horns. Motorbikes are banned from 8:00 to 11:00, from 14h to 16h30 and from 18 h to 21 h. This makes the city more peaceful and beautiful at meal time.
In the morning, Hoi An seduces you with cobblestones, mossy houses and flowering bougainvillea. This place is truly, genuinely beautiful – I can’t think of a single other word for it. Everything is a perfect picture; it’s old and run down in that “only in a movie” way, the way you’d imagine it’d be while reading an old book about the Vietnam war.
If Hoi An is fairly quiet during the day, in the evening, it comes alive and sparkles in the lights of lanterns. Tourists usually prefer Hoi An at night.
Every street corner and house is decorated with colorful lanterns made by the local people. Walking along the small lanes, listening to the sounds of wooden windchimes, melodious music on the street corners, and chanting on the Hoai river, the ancient town is like a stage play.
Full moon nights are particularly conducive to exploring Hoi An. When night falls, the town lights its lamps and is filled with delicious odors. Hoi An is a place full of surprises and magic whose subtle gastronomy, textiles and decorations inspire us to return again and again.