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Hoi An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

National

Việt Nam

Area

60 km²

Climate

Hội An has a tropical climate.Temperature differences are not so big between summer and winter. The sun shines for most of the year. From mid-October to mid-December you have a possible chance of cyclones on the coast. During this period you can also experience of a lot of rainfall that can lead to local flooding. It is not that you can not visit Hội An during this period, but the weather is unpredictable. Best travel time: February-October.

Criteria

Cultural: (ii), (v)

Density

2,000/km²

Time zone

UTC +7

Drink

  • Sugar Cane Juice
  • Green Tea
  • Bubble or “boba” Tea
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee
  • Saigon Beer
  • Hanoi Beer

Food

Cao Lau

Cao Lau

Banh Bao Vac

Banh Bao Vac

Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice

Mì Quảng

Mì Quảng

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Inscription

1999 (23rd Session)

Official name

Hoi An Ancient Town

Reference

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/948

Total

121,719

Hostels

55 Hostels

Hotels

1988 Hotels

Top sights

Tan Ky House

Tan Ky House

Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town

Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregatio

Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregatio

Thu Bon River

Thu Bon River