Street-by-Street: Hoi An Old Quarter

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Nov
2021

Street-by-Street: Hoi An Old Quarter

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Possessing an impressive historical and cultural legacy, Hoi An is a mosaic of various cultures. Its Old Quarter is redolent of an ancient period, along with a sense of timelessness. Its historic buildings, attractive tube houses, and decorated Chinese community halls have earned it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In efforts to protect the Old Quarter’s character, stringent conservation laws prohibit alterations to buildings, as well as the presence of cars on its streets. In addition to its many monuments, the town has a wide array of delightful shops, offering almost everything Vietnam is famous for, as well as excellent roadside cafés. Combined with Hoi An’s laid-back ambience, this creates an ideal setting where visitors can relax and unwind.

Cantonese Assembly Hall

Dating from 1885, this decorated community center is also known as the Quang Dong Assembly Hall. Traditional Chinese paintings, with images of divine storks and the Goddess of Mercy, are showcased here.

Japanese Covered Bridge

Symbolic of Hoi An and its rich mercantile past, this covered bridge was built in 1593 by the Japanese trading community to link them with the Chinese quarter in the eastern section of the town.

The Museum of Sa Huynh Culture is set in a French-Colonial house, and displays funerary urns, jewelry, and ceramics belonging to a 2,000-year-old society that flourished around Hoi An.

Chinese Assembly Hall was built in 1740 to serve the local Chinese community.

Museum of Trading Ceramics

The ceramic ware displayed here dates from between the 16th and 18th centuries, including pieces from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Tran Phu 77, a typical Hoi An tube house, has belonged to the same Fujian Chinese family for six generations.

House of Tan Ky

This unique 18th- century, two-story  shophouse incorporates elements of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese architectural design.

Roadside Cafés

The town’s numerous cafés and restaurants offer visitors inviting places to relax and enjoy a selection of appetizing dishes and great drinks.

 

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