About in HoiAn
Hoi An ( Faifo) is a small town in Viet Nam’s central Quang Nam Province, 30km far from Da Nang City. The town is situated on the north bank of Thu Bon river – used to flow in to the sea through Cua Dai - biggest estuary.
Hoi an has both river port and harbor. It was gradually developed into a flourished commercial seaport attracting traders from Spain, Japan. Since 16th and 17th century, Hoi an was well-known as the biggest commercial center of the Southern Vietnam, one of the biggest centers in Southeast Asia.
A complex of ancient architecture relics in Hoi An has been preserved mostly intact including old houses, assembly halls, temples, pagodas, wells, bridges, churches, ports, markets, roads and so on. According to statistics, the Hoian relics are classified into 11 categories including 1,068 ancient houses, 19 pagodas, 43 temples, 23 communal houses, 38 family worship houses, 5 assembly halls, 11 ancient wells, 1 bridge, 44 ancient tombs and so on. The existence of Hoi An Ancient City is the only case in Viet Nam and also rare in the world. Hoi An is considered as a museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.