Friday, November 23, 2012

Hoi An - Main Attractions in Hoi An

Now that you have a glimpse of Hoi An in the previous entry, now let us look at the attractions in this quaint town. It goes without saying that the beautifully preserved colonial buildings are the main draws of Hoi An Ancient Town. Most of these French-inspired structures are given a new lease of life, transforming into either tailor shops, souvenir stalls or restaurants, and to enter one of these requires nothing other to be a potential customer.

Entrance coupon with five tickets at its side

While strolling around this UNESCO World Heritage Site is free, a nominal amount of VND 90,000 (equals to RM 14.00, more or less) is charged per coupon if they want to purchase the coupons to visit some of the historic sites. Each coupon consists of five tickets and each ticket entitles you to enter one historic site grouped together with other similarly themed attractions. In short, one ticket is for one attraction chosen within a group of similar structures.

Here is the lists of attractions in its own groups for you to choose from. Those in bold are the one I had visited.

Landmarks of Hoi An
Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau), at the end of Tran Phu Street
Quan Cong Temple, 24 Tran Phu Street

Symbol of Hoi An, the Japanese Covered Bridge

Museum of Trade Ceramics, 80 Tran Phu Street
Museum of Folk Culture, 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Museum of Say Huynh Culture, 149 Bach Dang Street
Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, 7 Nguyen Hue Street

Museum of Trade Ceramics

Old Houses/Clan Houses
Phung Hung House, 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
Quan Thang House, 77 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Tan Ky House, 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

The interior of Tan Ky family house

Congregation Halls
Cantonese Assembly Hall (Quang Dong), 176 Tran Phu Street
Hokien (Fujian) Meeting Hall (Phuc Kien), 46 Tran Phu Street
Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall (Trieu Chau), 157 Nguyen Duy Hieu

Hokien Meeting Hall

Hoi An's "Intangible Culture"
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop, 9 Bach Dang Street
Traditional Theatre, 75 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Swan Boats, around the main river area

Musical performances at the Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

I'll talk more about the sites I visited in the following posts.



  1. looks like i need to visit this place heh. including it into my travel bucket

  2. yea, you should. it's easily accessible, so there's little difficulties in getting there.