Vietnam is a buzzing hub for tourists. The ancient cities are famous just as the modern cities. One such city in Vietnam is Hoi An. The city is a well-preserved port city belonging to the period between the 15th & 19th century. The buildings and street plans reflect an indigenous foreign approach.
The city of Hoi An is located on the bank of the Bon River and is a popular stop for tourists, hence picking a Hoi An river resort has become a breeze. There are specially organised guided tours to this historical city, one of the hotels that offer such a service is Anantara Hoi An Resort The city is a great place to take a stroll around by yourself. In recognition of the historical significance and the preservation of the old city, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city’s architectural structure constitutes of 1,107 timber framed buildings with wooden or brick walls which are made up of architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, open markets a ferry quay, religious buildings, pagodas and family cult houses. The houses here are tiled while the wooden elements are carved with traditional motifs. The buildings were also constructed keeping in mind the trading activities, the designs allowed easy access for customers from the front while the back entrance was designed mostly for loading and offloading purposes in close proximity to the river. The grid of streets the city have a unique pattern, with an axis lying parallel to the river while the other axis of streets and alleys are constructed at a right angle to it. Even at present, the town is a functional trade port and a commerce centre.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.