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HOI AN

 

Hoi An is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam about 30 km to the south of Da Nang City. Hoi An Ancient Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Old tile roofs covered with moss, roads flooded with red lights of lanterns, diaphragms are sculpted elaborately, the sun is shining slowly on the bridge, all seemed to reappear a world of several hundred years ago. Only those simple things in Hoi An Ancient Town are enough to make people flutter.

 

 

 

CLIMATE

 

The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, it is less rainy, pleasant climate. You should avoid going in the summer because of the high temperatures. The rainy season from October to November also has the disadvantage of wet space due to the heavy rains. If possible, try to visit Hoi An on the 14th lunar every month to attend the night of the old town. You will have the opportunity to see many the red lanterns hanging around the street, a typical scene of Hoi An on the occasion.

 

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

Through the ups and downs of history, the first thing when mentioning Hoi An Ancient Town, people usually remember the proud stability of unique architecture. It is from the impact of history, the influence and the impact of western culture (typically France) combined with the local culture has created a whole wonderful architecture of Hoi An Ancient Town. Beside cultural values through diverse architecture, Hoi An also maintains a massive immaterial cultural foundation. Daily life of residents with customs, religious practices, folk arts, cultural festivals along with romantic natural landscapes, specialties …making Hoi An more and more attractive to tourists.

Bridge Pagoda is a pearl in the heart of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the late 16th century with a rather unique roof and decorative structures and patterns showing the harmonious combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Western architectural styles.

Legend has it that the precursor of Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (Address: No 46 Tran Phu steet) is a small shrine worshiping the Thien Hau Thanh Mau statue (the princess blessing the merchants who surpassed the ocean wind) to be picked up at the coast Hoi An in 1697. Through many times of restoration, with the main contribution of the Fujian State Flower, the guild became more and more brilliant, contributing to the appearance of Hoi An ancient urban architecture.

 

Chaozhou Assembly Hall (Address: 92B Nguyen Duy Hieu) was built in 1845 by the Chinese state of Chaozhou to worship Phuc Ba General of Ma Vien – a good god of overpowering the waves and waves, making traveling and trading on the sea smooth and favorable. The clubhouse has a special value on architectural structures with exquisite carved wooden frames, with motifs, wooden decorations and works of beautiful porcelain tiles.

 

The Guangdong Assembly Hall was built in 1885 by Chinese Overseas Chinese, first to worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau and Confucius, after 1911 is changed to worship Quan Cong and Tien Hien. Every year on Tet Nguyen Tieu in the full moon of the first lunar month & Via Quan Cong (June 24 Lunar calendar), there is a very unique festival that attracts many participants.

 

My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley about 2 km in diameter, surrounded by hills and mountains. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage since 1999. My Son is the Hindu holy land of the ancient Cham Kingdom. This is also the only point of Cham art that has been developed continuously from the 7th century to the 13th century. In the 700s, King Sambhuvarman built temples with very sustainable materials, nowadays many sophisticated sculpture and art architecture are still survived in My Son. In the quiet space of the holy land, guests seem to be fascinated by the Siva dance. In Siva dance, Cham music is an extremely special element. It is a spiritual product crystallized from a powerful empire, a culture that flourished hundreds of years ago. The management board of My Son relic has organized performances of Siva dance and traditional Cham music in My Son relic area since 2004. Up to now, 03 performances are held every day to serve guests. Although coming to the valley in the early morning or at sunset, visitors will still see this place always surrounded by the shimmering, fanciful color of sunshine. The sound of the wind whispering through the hills, blowing through the temples suddenly became the music which makes the Siva dance even more passionate…