Hoi An is a fascinating slice of the Vietnam’s cultural pie. Its reputation as one of the largest harbours in 1st century Southeast Asia has earned it the exclusive stamp of a UNESCO World Heritage site. Breathe in the town’s timeless scent of centuries from a quality Hoi An spa resort such as the Anantara Hoi An Resort. This well-appointed property offers guests the elite experience of a luxury hotel Vietnam boasts of as the norm for all its visitors. Hoi An’s foremost chronicle of its impressive historical lineage is recorded at the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture. It proudly houses various mesmerising relics from the different phases of the country (such as the Sa Huynh, Dai Viet, Champa, Dai Nam cultures) and intriguing documents that trace the development of Hoi An. However, this charming little enclave of history is not the only such museum in the town. Serious history buffs, or even curious cultural tourists should check out the unique offerings of the Museum of Folk Culture, which features amazing life-like representations of Vietnamese peasant attired in their traditional garb. It offers a fascinating glimpse into village life in Vietnam. Another fascinating museum in the city that is definitely worth checking out is the Museum of Trade Ceramics, which showcases an amazing array of ancient pottery. In addition, the building has been molded in the form of an old Hoi An dwelling, which will give visitors the chance to admire its layout and structure. In all, Hoi An is a fascinating niche rich in Vietnamese culture and history, so take the time to explore its impressive legacy when in town.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.