ITINERARY BY DAY
Hoi An Walking Tour with River Cruise
At 08:00 pick up at your hotel. Take the boat trip on Thu Bon river. Then the morning is spent strolling through the narrow streets of this atmospheric old town. This former port, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of architectural gems that show a range of influences. Visit the colorful local market, where your guide will explain the various fruits, vegetables and household ware that is so common in this country and will be for sales here. After browsing through the market, our walk continues to the Tan Ky Old House; a good example of 18th-century merchant’s residence. This house is an important part of history as a mix of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture remains a witness to a cosmopolitan past and allows today’s visitors a glimpse of Vietnam that no longer exists.
Our journey on foot continues to the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Founded in 1690 that served the largest Chinese ethnic, another remnant of a glorious and prosperous past of which Hoi An is so famed for. Building such as these have contributed to the UNESCO World Heritage listing and Hoi An legislate is working effortlessly to maintain that status for generations to come.
The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the landmarks of downtown Hoi An. It resembles the emblematic 420-year-old Japanese covered bridge that was constructed by the Japanese during they stay in Hoi An. An unique opportunity to take some pictures is reserved. The walking tour ends at a local home where residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry. This industry and the importance of silk products is on display and for sales while strolling in Hoi An with our guide.
The tour through this open-air museum, summarized as a unique mixture of Eastern and Western influences in the form of its architecture and cultural legacy, ends when we bring you back to your hotel. This tour can be done both in the morning and in the afternoon and takes around 4 hours.