Hoi An Things to Do

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    ENTRANCE TO BRIDGE
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    ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF BOTTLED FRESH WATER

    by DennyP Updated Sep 10, 2013

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    ALWAYS CARRY FRESH BOTTLED WATER WITH YOU

    When I'm "out and about" anywhere in the tropics I always make sure that I am carrying plenty of bottled fresh water.for my needs..The temperatures and humidity are forever present and loss of fluids due to the heat is constant..to avoid becoming dehydrated drink plenty of water..There are usually many places to find different refreshments .I still like to be sure.and carry my own.
    When purchasing bottled water ALWAYS make sure that the cap "seal" on the bottle that you are purchasing has not been broken and the bottle is not a "refill" of normal tap water . This is a common practice in some places...Local water can be contaminated and extremely dangerous to drink...

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    PHAC HAT PAGODA

    by balhannah Updated Jul 19, 2013

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    Pach Hat Pagoda

    I don't have any information on this Pagoda with its colourful façade of ceramics and tiles. The yard is quite nice as many plants are growing in large ceramic pots. I had a look inside and thought it quite nice, I just can't find out any other information about the Pagoda.
    It is an active place of worship.

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    CHONG BEACH ON CHAM ISLAND FOR LUNCH *3*

    by balhannah Updated Jul 19, 2013

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    Today the Cham islands are also a Marine Protected Area because of their many important marine habitants, especially beaches and coral reefs, and rich biodiversity.

    After snorkelling, our boat departed to Chong Beach for our lunch and rest and recreation stop. What a pretty little spot this was!!
    Tropical, with palms and a running stream, gorgeous sandy beach, and the only people here, were out tour group and the few people working at the Restaurant. Lunch was nice and enjoyed by all.
    As the day was cold, after lunch, most of us went for a small walk, then spent our time relaxing on one of the recliners on the beach. It was too cold for swimming!

    Our guide told us, you could stay here in basic accommodation for a small fee of $8.
    It certainly looked inviting,..........but remember, IT IS BASIC!

    I believe there is a beach party held here every August.

    For more info, check out the website....
    http://www.chamislanddiving.com/overnight_island_trip.html

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    Learn more about Hoi An folk arts

    by Ramonq Updated Apr 15, 2012

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    This is a museum inside one of those old traditional Hoi An homes. Very cozy inside and it shows all about Hoi An cultural arts and crafts. Nice to go there to beat the heat and enjoy the calm interior of this building.

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    JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE

    by davidjo Written Apr 5, 2012

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    ENTRANCE TO BRIDGE

    Visit the bridge in the old main street which was built nearly 400 years ago, when the town was divided in two with the Chinese living on one side and the Japanese on the other side. The bridge is not "just a bridge" but a temple too, containing 3 different shrines for dogs, monkeys etc and also an alter too.

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    CYCLE TO THE BEACH

    by davidjo Written Mar 26, 2012

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    CHINA BEACH

    Rent a bike in town and cycle to China Beach and you might get the whole place to yourself. China Beach is not the real name, just in the TV series. The beach runs most of the way to Danang and is known by various names. The sand is fine and powdery, the water is clear but be careful of currents towards the end of the year.

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    Tra Que Village

    by Siebevanwijk Written Mar 13, 2012

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    We took a culinary tour to Tra Que Village, said the vegetables basket of Hoi An. It was great overall: beautiful village and friendly people. I loved planting, watering and picking up the vegetables. Cooking class in the homestay was a lot of fun and good massage. The only unhappy thing was we encountered too many westerners in the village during our stay, which made us feel like in a tourist trap. We had did a countryside tour in the Thuy Bieu village of nearby Hue and found it more authentic and laid back.

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    The japanese bridge.

    by cachaseiro Written Mar 11, 2012

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    The japanese bridge is a 16th century bridge that has kinda become the official landmark of Hoi An.
    The bridge used to connect what was the japanese and the chinese quater in Hoi An and therefor the name.
    It was build in the year of the dog and finished in the year of the monkey and therefor you have 2 statues of dogs at one entrance of the bridge and 2 statues of monkeys by the other entrance.
    The bridge is coverd by a roof that has a little temple inside it, but it´s possible to walk across the bridge anyway as the small temple is beside the main walkway on the bridge.

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    Quaint touristy town

    by deeper_blue Written Feb 23, 2012

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    Hoi An is a lovely place to just kick back and soak up the atmosphere of old Vietnam. The centre of town is pedestrianised and on the waterfront. If you're in central Vietnam this place is a must see.

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    Marble Mountains

    by SurfaceTravel Written Aug 18, 2011

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    The Marble Mountains are a small group of steep hills about 20km north of Hoi An overlooking the beaches. They used to be primarily a source of marble to be quarried (hence the name) until the authorities actually figured out that they would soon disappear if that continued, and ordered a stop. They have since been mainly a tourist attraction and there is also a series of altars and buddhas in large caves and caverns, some with open tops. There are gardens and pagodas on the grounds connecting the mountains.

    The entrance is surrounded by shops selling marble sculptures and tit-bits. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, for sale and many are human-sized or larger placed outside in a garden for show. They're actually worth seeing, even if you have no intention to buy.

    The views at the top are worth the climb up the steps. It is worth a half-day trip from either of the nearby towns, especially if you combine it with a swim at China Beach.

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    UNESCO World Heritage Site: Hoi An Ancient Town

    by cal6060 Written Jul 31, 2011

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    Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam
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    Ho An is an ancient town with many impressive old architectural buildings, the Cham Nam river divided the town into two areas, the local rich tradition, and historical with settlers' remnants. This town is already famous with tourists from all over the world. Most of the Vietnam travelling video guide will cover this part of Vietnam. You can spend days covering the area with museum, architectures, foods, history, cultures, arts and many more. Overall, it is a beautiful town like living in the past.

    Visit Hoi An Bookstore to buy book to learn more about this town.

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    Hoi An Folklore Museum

    by cal6060 Updated Jul 31, 2011

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    Hoi An Folklore Museum, Vietnam
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    This museum is the Relic Preservation Center of Hoi An. It displays the traditional Hoi An's heritage with its traditional occupation, clothing, folklore, and games. I was impressed by its traditional ancient architectural building. This building was used by the Chinese as a trading house 100 years ago.

    Opening hour 7am-5:30pm.

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    Japanese Bridge

    by cal6060 Written Jul 31, 2011

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    During 16th to 17th Century, Hai Pho seaside town was an important trading area for the Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Dutch, and Vietnamese. This bridge was built by the Japanese to divide their area with other settlers. This bridge is famous of its covered structure and a Buddhist pagoda in one side of the bridge.

    Must visit... old and cute bridge...

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    Kim Bong Carpentry Village (Lang Moc Kim Bong)

    by cal6060 Written Jul 31, 2011

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    After visiting My Son, the tour continued with the boat trip to Kim Bong.

    We took a boat from a ferry, then sailed along a big river with many local villages and mountains. It was a good day with some local kids playing in the rivers, and man fishing with local boat. It was a typical Vietnamese's village lifestyle. When we arrived at Kim Bong Village, we started out to visit a local furniture factory. It was kind like a small family run factory. We managed to see worker working on their furniture work. I walked around the town, other than a local wet market, there were nothing much to explore. We continued our boat trip to Hoi An town.

    Well, it included in our US$7.80 day tour, it was worth it to see the local lifestyle in the village with small cost.

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    UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son Sanctuary

    by cal6060 Written Jul 31, 2011

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    My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An
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    My Son Sanctuary is an archaeological site of the Champa Kingdom in Hoi An. During the period between 4th and 13th century, the Cham had been settling here for farming, fishing, and seaborne trade. The Champa Kingdom had chosen this site for its kingdom due to its surrounding beauty of mountains in a small valley where were suitable to built Hindu temples as religious center. Many Champa architecture temples were built between 6th to 10th century. During 13th century, the power of Champa had slowly declined and was taken by Viet Nam. During 15th century, the son was no longer used as a place for worship and later was ruined by Vietnam during Wars.

    We left Hoi An town at 8:30am, arrived My Son at 9:30am. It started with a short briefing of the site and the history. It continued to show us the site with more detail archaeological history from one site to another. It was a huge compound. Unfortunately, almost 80% of the temples and sculptural monuments had been ruined. Basically, you will not see any impressive temples, but an archaeological sites with ruins temples.

    It was a great experience for me just to see this beautiful site with rich historical remnant. It was just US$7.80 for the day trip. wow..

    We continued our tour to Kim Bong Village by boat.

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