The town of Hoi An, located in central Vietnam near the coast, mayyyy just be the cutest town in all of Asia😍 It’s old colorful buildings each have an eclectic mix of French, Japanese, and Chinese architecture, and from the balconies hang bright pink bougainvillea and a rainbow assortment of handmade lanterns. It’s famous old quarter has been so well preserved that it almost perfectly resembles how it once looked in the 1700s, when it was the most popular Asian trading port on the Silk Road route. It’s comes as no surprise that the entire old quarter is recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site!
Within the city walls, you can find unique souvenirs at the daily night market, bar hop from place to place with 50 cent beers, fill up on authentic Vietnamese food and coffee at the cute little cafes, get fitted for a personally designed and tailored suit (for an incredibly cheap price!), and take a boat ride up and down the canals at sunset. The possibilities are endless in this little story book town!!
If that’s not enough to convince you to visit Hoi An, just look at these photos!!😱 You’re guaranteed to be transported to another period of time while visually exploring this charming little town 😊
Purple sunset over the canals
The famous Japanese Bridge, first constructed in 1590
The best bahn mi I had in Vietnam- Phi Bahn Mi!
Full Moon Festival- hundreds of floating lanterns on the river!
Hoi An’s special noodle dish- Cao Lau