Dubai-based Time Out magazine has listed Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam among “the very best places” to travel to in July with warm weather.

“As the monsoon rains fall in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, savvy travelers in Vietnam head to the central coast where the weather is dry and warm,” the magazine said.

Hoi An, a 400-year-old town that used to be the busiest trading port in Southeast Asia in the 16th century, is an ideal place where tourists are able to step back in time, it said.

“In Hoi An, lantern-strewn streets reveal Chinese temples and ancient tea-houses.”

Once a convergence point for Chinese traders, it’s not difficult to see ancient temples and assembly halls with a touch of Chinese architecture that worship red-faced General Quan Cong (Guan Yu), an eminent figure in the Three Kingdoms legend and China’s ancient civil war.

Time Out also suggested visitors leave Hoi An and laze on the stretches of white sandy beaches around Da Nang before conquering Hai Van Pass on a motorbike tour, and visit Hue’s Imperial Citadel that used to witness the ups and downs of Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last royal family.

In addition to Hoi An, the list included Singapore, Japan, Cape Town and Amsterdam.

Hoi An among world’s best places to visit
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My Son Sanctuary is a famous historical heritage of Quang Nam province with an architectural complex including many unique Champa temples. The relic site was discovered in 1885 and recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1995.

My Son Sanctuary is hidden deep in the valley surrounded by mountains. In the past, this place used to be a place to worship as well as place the tombs of the ancient Champa kings.

Where is My Son Sanctuary? Ticket price for My Son Sanctuary

Address: Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen, Quang Nam.

Ticket price for My Son Sanctuary: Foreigners: 150,000 VND; Vietnamese: 100,000 VND.

Opening time: 6:30 – 17:30 from Monday – Sunday.

Where is My Son Sanctuary? My Son Sanctuary is a heritage complex bearing the architecture of the ancient Cham Pa people in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province. This area has a diameter of about 2km with more than 70 different temples and towers bearing many historical architectural features typical for each development stage of ancient Champa.

Panorama of My Son Sanctuary – Danang Private car

My Son Sanctuary, dating from about the 4th century under the reign of King Pham Ho Dat, is a place used to worship gods Linga and Shiva. After the next two centuries, the temple burned down in a great fire. And in the 7th century, King Pham Pham Chi rebuilt the temples – relics that still exist today.

What does My Son Sanctuary have to attract tourists from all over the world?

The architecture of My Son sanctuary with its unique, sophisticated design is divided into 6 typical types: ancient style, Hoa Lai, My Son, Ponagar, Dong Duong and the style of the people of Binh Dinh. When traveling to My Son holy land, visitors will see the features of this type of architecture that are stone carvings, Siva statues, statues of dancing dancers in the Cham Pa style.

Over time, the relic was also partly destroyed by the bombing of the US army on Vietnam. However, this place still has many intact towers and unique architecture that attracts tourists.

Explore the panorama of My Son holy land

My Son Sanctuary has more than 70 intricately carved temples bearing many important inscriptions in Sanskrit and Cham. This relic was forgotten until 1898, a Frenchman and his colleagues discovered the relic hidden in the forest, in the heart of the surrounding valley protected by two majestic mountains.

In addition, another special impression that makes My Son holy site famous is the brick used to build the ancient towers. The bricks are fired and cut into blocks, then cleverly stacked without the use of any binders. Over the centuries, the My Son sanctuary has not been weathered but only cracked a very small part.

What should you pay attention to when going to the My Son holy site?

How to get to My Son Sanctuary?

  • The way from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary

To get to My Son Sanctuary, with not too long a road, there are many ways to move, the most popular today are still buses, cars and motorbikes.

Bus from Da Nang to My Son: Route 06 from Da Nang to My Son, departing from Da Nang city center bus station to My Son with a distance of 60km.

Operating time: 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with a schedule of 30 minutes/trip.

Ticket price: Depending on the route of the visitor, the price ranges from 8,000 – 30,000 VND/time

Private vehicle: With a car or motorbike, you can follow Highway 1 to Nam Phuoc town for about 39km, then go west on road 537 for about 9km to Tra Kieu. From Tra Kieu, you move about 12 km more to the junction, turn left, follow the signboard and go for another 9km to reach My Son. To reach the My Son holy site, you need to move another 5 minutes by the mountain road, then walk along the rocky road to get there.

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  • The way from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary

How far is My Son Sanctuary from Hoi An? The distance from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary is about 50km. You can move from Hung Vuong Street and go straight on National Highway 1A to My Son. For many tourists who love to explore, backpacking by motorbike, this road is an ideal place to try their best, only about 2 hours drive will arrive.

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The best time to go to My Son Sanctuary

Quang Nam weather has 2 seasons: rainy season (September to December) and dry season (February to August). Usually, the best time to visit My Son holy site is from February to April. At this time the weather will be quite cool and there is no hot sun, you should still bring umbrellas, thin coats and sunscreen. sunny.

 

My Son Sanctuary – The architectural complex of ancient Champa temples
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Thousands of people and tourists flock to Hoai riverside pedestrian street to enjoy art and sightseeing.

On the afternoon of March 24, at the Hoi An roundabout area, Quang Nam province organized the Hoi An ancient art program, attracting about 500 people and visitors. The cast then paraded the old signs back to display in Hoai River Square Park. This is a program in a series of activities to open the National Tourism Year – Quang Nam 2022.

Many tourists ask to go with the group to record beautiful moments.

Many foreigners living in Vietnam also come to the old quarter to roam around and take souvenir photos when tourism opens.

A female tourist takes a photo on An Hoi bridge, after taking a boat trip on the Hoai River.

 

Hoi An is bustling again
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Japanese Covered Bridge or Cau Pagoda is a place across the creek flowing into the Thu Bon River bordering Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu Street, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. This is the only ancient bridge left in Hoi An – the “Lai Vien” bridge. The bridge is known by the people in Hoi An as the Cau Pagoda, a familiar monument that has become a symbol of Hoi An urban area.

Japanese Covered Bridge – the common name for an architectural complex consisting of a small temple mounted on the northern slope of the ancient bridge in Hoi An ancient town (now Hoi An city), in Quang Nam province. Together with Phat Diem Bridge (Ninh Binh), Thanh Toan Tile Bridge (Thua Thien-Hue), Hoi An Covered Bridge is one of three roof tile bridges in Vietnam, known by many tourists.

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam
Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam

The 18 m long bridge with seven wooden pavilions, bends through creeks flowing into the Hoai River (a tributary of the Thu Bon River) between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu streets of Hoi An City. The bridge has a soft bend shape, many beautiful motifs. Bridges and pagodas are painted lacquered very elaborately. The pagoda’s face turned to the river, the temple roof covered with yin and yang covered the bridge.

Japanese Covered Bridge is an architecture built by Japanese merchants in Hoi An in the early 17th century. The bridge also has other names: Japanese Bridge or Lai Vien Bridge, visited by Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu. An naming year 1919, with the intention of waiting for you from afar.

Japanese Covered Bridge At Night
Japanese Covered Bridge At Night

For Hoi An locals, Japanese Covered Bridge is the soul, a symbol that has existed for more than four centuries. Covered Bridge has undergone at least 6 renovations but still retains its original ancient features. Covered Bridge was recognized as a National Historical-Cultural Monument in 1990. And the image of Covered Bridge is on the polymer bill of VND 20,000 today.

How to get there?

If you are staying in Hoi An, you can walk to Ancient Town, or rent bicycle from hotel.

If you are staying in Danang, rent private car with driver from hotel in Danang to Hoi An. Driver will bring you to outside close bridge. Then you will walk to the town and visit by yourself.

Japanese Covered Bridge – the symbol of Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Lantern Festival, Hoi An Full Moon Festival

Referring to Hoi An, we cannot help but mention the shimmering old town nights in the brilliant lantern festival, especially on the night of full moon day. This has become a feature that takes place monthly by the city and makes many tourists stay when having the opportunity to travel to Hoi An.

Hoi An Lantern Festival, Viet Nam
Hoi An Full Moon Festival

Hoi An lantern festival is held in Hoi An ancient town on the 14th day of the lunar month and becomes more and more beautiful and sparkling on the night of Trung Thu full moon. On the day of the festival, Hoi street people will turn off all electric lights and hang colorful colorful lanterns that illuminate the entire old town. In the night of lantern festival welcoming Trung Thu, Hoi An ancient town seems to become more bright and sparkling than usual in the colors of red, soft yellow, … emanating from lanterns from all small streets.

Hoi An Lantern Festival
Hoi An Lantern Festival

Below are Lantern Festival Hoi An dates in 2019, 2020 ( in Solar Calendar)

In 2019: January 19th, February 18th, March 20th, April 18th, May 18th, June 16th, July 16th, August 14th, September 12th, October 10th, November 10th and December 9th.

In 2020: January 8th, February 7th, March 7th, April 6th, May 6th, June 5th, July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st, September 30th, October 30th, November 28th and December 27th.

lantern festival hoi an - Hoi An Private Car
lantern festival hoi an – Hoi An Private Car

The festival starts from around 6pm until 10pm and takes place in the most crowded and bustling are between the Japanese Covered bridge and An Hoi bridge with many interesting and exciting activities attracting people as both domestic and foreign tourists.

Another interesting activity that took place during the festival was the flower lantern drop in Hoai River, which was lucky, peaceful and happy. Lantern paper lights are usually sold along the river for only 5,000VND – 10,000 VND/ piece.

Coming to Hoi An to join the lantern festival, you will have many more memorable experiences in the space of old town filled with brilliant lanterns shimmering. What are you waiting for without coming to Hoi An and enjoy Hoi An full moon festival!

If you are not staying in Hoian, how to visit Hoian?

There are many way to go to Hoian by private car. Travel with Danang Private Car Transfer, your trip will be easier and more comfortable!

 

Hoi An Lantern Festival, Hoi An Full Moon Festival
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Hoi An is a stunning fishing village located on the Central Coast area of Vietnam in the Quảng Nam Province. The main draw for visitors is the beautifully preserved UNESCO Ancient Town area running alongside the serene Thu Bon River.

hoi-an-old-town
hoi-an-old-town

The narrow streets and abundance of beautiful hanging lanterns will make you feel like you’re visiting the Vietnam of centuries past. With a recent annual increase in visitors, lots of exciting new restaurants, shops and resorts have sprung up meaning there’s plenty to explore for everyone in Hoi An.

When planning to travel in Vietnam, make sure Hoi An features on your itinerary.

How to Get to Hoi An
Just 25 km (15 miles) to the north is the rapidly developing city of Danang. This provides easy connections to bus, out of it have a private service, please you now at the airport at the price: Danang Airport To Hoi An with price 15 Usd/Car.

A much needed extension to Danang International Airport is set to open in 2017 which will open up the area to even more flights from the surrounding countries.

From Danang Train Station you can travel north to Hanoi or south to Ho Chi Minh City on the country’s main coastal rail line. Sleeper trains are a comfortable yet cost effective way to get around Vietnam.

A Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam
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Lying on the gentle Thu Bon river, to the ancient town of Hoi An, travelers can walk freely on the road with the two houses are ancient roof moss maple or float on floating water .

Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam province, about 30km from Da Nang city, is one of the attractive destinations for any visitor. Whether for domestic or international guests, a visit to Hoi An is also fascinated by the oriental culture with ancient houses, bridge pagodas, lanterns, incense.

Hoi An Blog 1- Danang Private Car

The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, as the sea is calm, blue and cooler than the rest of the year. Especially, if you come here on the fifteenth day of the month, you will be attending the ancient city hall of shimmering colors.
Visit Hoi An, you will enjoy the exciting experience from the early morning, when things are reaching to wake up. That is when the weather is cool, when little sunshine nurses up the old town, going through the streets, you will see a glimpse of where the white ao dai walk walking, the women team Hats and leaves with peddlers or cyclos pass quietly.
River life of the old town gentle, gentle as the beauty here. In the midst of the misty misty mist, when the sun is still “lazy” not wake up, the dug-out boats to rise toward the sea Cua Dai.

If you are not staying in Hoi An, how to visit Hoi An?

There are many way to go to Hue by private car. Travel with Danang Private Car Transfer, your trip will be easier and more comfortable!

Discover Hoi An
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