News in Hoi An Ancient Town

The plan on the 3rd Vietnam Book Day 2016 in Quang Nam has recently launched by the provincial People’s Committee. It aims to develop reading movement and building learning society – a beautiful feature of social life.

Vishnu is regarded as the Preserver, one of three deities related to water in Hinduism. He was worshipped by the ancient Cham people and believed to bless the travellers up and down the Thu Bon river. The economic system and this particular belief made a special cultural character of the ancient Quang Nam.

The releasing ceremony of the Vietnam-Portugal joint stamps has just been organised in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. The 43x32mm-size stamp set includes two types designed by Vietnamese painter To Minh Trang and the artists from Portugal.

The exhibition of  the photo collection “Vietnam- 40 years after war” by Irish photographer Ian Thuiler has just been opened in Hoi An ancient town on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Vietnam.

The 14th  Hoi An – Japan  Cultural Exchange will be held in Hoi An city from 15 to 16 August 2016 at Hoi An Ancient Quarter and An Hoi Statues Garden. 

The 14th Hoi An – Japan Cultural Exchange has just been taken place in An Hoi Statue Garden (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province). Present at the opening ceremony were Quang Nam provincial leaders and Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam Hiroshi Fukada.

A scientific workshop on praticalizing the ecological irrigation solution to My Son Relics conservation and development was held by the Institute of Ecology and Works Protection (under the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources).

Hoi An is a shoppers heaven where you can find tailor shops everywhere on the streets. Today, Hoi An is also known as a shopping paradise that attracts tourists towards its wonderful souvenirs, handicrafts, antique pieces, silk materials and art paintings, and so on.

For culture vultures there are a variety of museums, temples and merchant houses that are open for tourists to explore in Hoi An. Let’s be honest, one of the biggest draws of Hoi An is the abundance of tailors.

Hoi An has a long history of flogging goods to international visitors, and while the port’s no longer in business, the people of Hoi An haven’t lost their commercial edge.

Thanks to their special products, Tra Que village has become an attractive destination for tourists, particularly foreigners. It has been a highlight for visitors to Hoi An since the first tour to the village was opened in 2004 by Hoi An Travel Company.

The Hoi An ancient town has been trading with the outside world since almost the 15th century. Once one of the busiest ports in all of South East Asia, the docksides of this relatively small central Vietnamese town were once awash with the sound of Chinese, Japanese, American, European and Indonesian traders, all bringing their wares to Vietnam’s doorstep.

Folk songs and traditional music are alive in Hoi An town .They are exciting, and interesting.

Bai choi provokes pride of younger generations by singing educated and humanitarian phrases. Although there are many forms of media and entertainment, this folk art attracts a lot of young people to take part in.

“Bai Choi” had disappeared for a while and in its new avatar is attracting foreign tourists and researchers.

I lost every thing in Paris, but I found my life again in Hoi An," says Denis Bartard, a French businessman who made the historical seaside town his home 10 years ago.

The architecture of Hội An, which is almost entirely of wood, is a draw to visitors. It blends traditional Vietnamese designs and techniques with those from other countries, above all China and Japan, whose citizens settled there to trade and built houses and community centers to their own designs.

Foreign and domestic travelers enjoy their tour to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village. According to historical documents, in the 16th century, craftsmen from the central provinces of Nghe An and Thanh Hoa went to Thanh Ha (Quang Nam province) to establish the village and develop the pottery trade in the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Drifting for over 30 minutes from a small port on Thu Bon River in Quang Nam Province, I started my discovery to Kim Bong wood carving village in Cam Kim Commune on the opposite side of Hoi An ancient town.

Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, appeals to most tourists for its irresistible charm of architecture and landscape.

Going to My Son Holy Land and Hoi An ancient town, the first thing that visitors can feel is the primitive beauty of thousand years old, the rarely enduring beauty of the two world-class heritage sites.

Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary were almost razed to the ground and sank beneath the lake, if not for the intervention of Mr. Ho Nghinh, former Party Secretary of Quang Nam - Da Nang Province.

Craftsman Huynh Ri, 74, from Kim Bong Village in ancient Hoi An Town, still makes wooden carvings, but his age limits his output.

For those seeking refuge from the bustling tourist town of Hoi An, this ecotourism village offers a quieter vacation spot. Instead of cars and motorbikes, bicycles fill the peaceful streets.

Situated in a narrow alley on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in Hoi An City, there stands a house built in 1806 that sheltered 14 generations of former headmasters of the Royal Army, Nguyen Tuong Van's (1774-1822) family.

A seven-kilometre tour around Hoi An’s Cam Thanh Village takes visitors through the beautiful countryside and straight to the heart of Vietnamese traditional crafts and lifestyles.

After retirement, Mrs. Le Thi Nguong, 64 in Tan An ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam province, spent a lot of time working in the supervisory board of public investment of her ward

Hoi An has over 1,000 ancient houses, of which 107 are in need of urgent repair while 55 are seriously dilapidated.

Considered as a beautiful pearl of Hoi An in the central coast province of Quang Nam, the Cham Island has many interesting things to explore.

From April 1, all officials and government employees of Hoi An ancient town will have to go to work by bicycles, said Hoi An Party Chief – Mr. Nguyen Su.

On February 4th, a traditional boat racing was held on the Hoai River in the ancient town of Hoi An, Quang Nam province. The annual event attracted more than 5,000 local people and international tourists.

Craftsman Huynh Ri, 74, from Kim Bong village in ancient Hoi An town, still makes wooden carvings, but his age limits his output.

Manager of the Asia Records Organization - Mr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury gave an award “The worth of Asia Cuisine” to twelve of Vietnamese Speciality Dishes due to Asian cuisine standards.

In hot summer days after a nice swim in the sea it is customary to enjoy delicious seafood, such as fish, shrimp, crabs and clams in Quang Nam Province.

Cake made of ground green beans in Hoi An ( Green bean cake) has long-standing history. Since the 18th century, green bean cakehad been a precious gift to offer to mandarins.

Upon each occasion from the mainland to Cu Lao Cham island ( Hoi An Ancient Town) met on the full moon, I’ll be the people you go to the beach offers dishes made from “her breast”snails.(ốc “vú nàng”) By simple moon season “vú nàng” snails appear more.

Cam Nam Village, just a stones throw from the heart of Hoi An’s Old Quarter, typifies the sort of gastronomically experience available to people not afraid of straying from the uninspired menus of the lollipop cute cafes dotting the river’s banks.

“Banh xeo” is Vietnamese style crepe with whole shrimp, thinly sliced pork and bean sprouts. “Banh xeo” is a popular street snack in Vietnam, especially in the Central and the South of Viet Nam.

Wrose (banh bao vac), a type of shrimp dumpling made from translucent white dough bunched up to look like a rose. Many people like these cakes not only for their delicious flavor but also for their beautiful appearance. The French gave it the name of "white roses".

This is the popular country dish in Hoian and Quang Nam. The noodle is yellow or white in color and made from rice flour. It is mixed with shrimp, pork and vegetables, and topped with grilled rice paper and spices

On the night of the old town, across the block, under the roof of the ancient roof moss, under shimmering lantern, you cannot ignore the chicken boiled silk show up on a disk, first fragrance attractive flight from the chicken rice restaurants.

Visitors to Hoi An never forget Cao Lau (vermicelli), the special Hoi An and Quang Nam special symbol

A vacation in the historic town of Hoi An in Vietnam’s central region is not complete without a foodie fiesta. Among the many mouthwatering delicacies dished out in the town is the elegantly named white rose.

Hoi An flourished thanks to its port, attracting traders from China, Japan and the Mediterranean in the 16th, 17th centuries. Out of this mixture of cultures, a unique style of Vietnamese cooking developed, drawing upon a wide range of flavours, influences and cooking techniques.

If the ancient town of Hoi An, silent with the monuments, temples, assembly halls, narrow streets ... the beach resort town center not far from the tourist attractions of natural scenery make the wild Profile, fresh and very tasty specialties.

Diners began to feel comfortable when looking at the display means is attractive noodle dish on a small plastic tables in the small restaurant along the way.

Perhaps the long, street food is an indispensable character of the people of Hoi An. Morning is a gift of light noodle, any beach, any bun; dimensional gift any way cake rolls, rolls ....

Central Quang Nam province will, from now to 2020, focus on improving the perception on tourism development and human resources training for the sector to meet rising demands, thus shifting its economic base from agriculture to industry, with services occupying a large ratio of the economy.

The ancient city of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province celebrated the arrival of the 6 millionth foreign tourist who visited the old quarter at the Japanese Bridge, on February 28.

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An have been ranked second, sixth and 12th respectively in the top 30 Asian cities based on price in the backpacker index for 2014, a database of travel costs around the world.

Bamboo roots used to be burned as firewood in rural areas of Vietnam, since farmers only used trunks of bamboo trees for handcrafts or the building of houses

The central city of Hoi An will promote the use of bicycles this year as part of a plan to build the city into the first eco-city in Vietnam.

A small colony of young coral reef is growing back on the coastal area of Tam Hiep Islet in Cham Island, 18km off the coast of Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam.

Building and developing a brand name for the Vietnamese tourism market is a key solution to help the sector reach this year’s target of welcoming 8 million foreign and 40 million domestic tourists, and earning 220 trillion VND (10.34 billion USD), domestic tourism managers have said.

The central localities of Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang and Quang Nam will cooperate with each other in tourism in order to ensure sustainable development.

Vietnam welcomed over 1.6 million overseas arrivals in the first two months of 2014, a surge of 33.4 percent over the same period last year, according to General Statistics Office.

An Indian magazine, India Times, has named Hoi An, a World Heritage Site located in the central province of Quang Nam, one of the world's most romantic cities.

On the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), the central city of Da Nang is expected to welcome many tourists over this weekend.

Vietnam is among the top 50 attractive tourist destinations globally, said the - a website frequented by people who want to move abroad.

Nearly 120 foreign tourists arrived in the central city of Da Nang on January 31 on Flight MI630 operated by Singapore’s Silk Air, becoming the first visitors of the Year of the Horse to the beach city.

Being geographically located in the tropical zone, Vietnam is truly a heaven of various kinds of fruit. First-time visitors to the country will be amazed at the countless number of colourful fruits sold at reasonable prices in every street and market all year round.

Situated in the centre of Cam Chau, 4km from Hoi An’s Old Quarter, the four-star Hoi An Chic resort is a new destination where tourists can experience rural life.

The Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi welcomed around 100,000 visitors in the first five days of the Year of Horse, an official from the site’s Centre for Cultural and Scientific Activities has revealed.

All tours to Son Doong cave, described as the world’s largest cave, in the central province of Quang Binh have been fully booked up to 2015.

The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in the first month of 2014 is estimated at 722,350, up 7.5 percent from last December and 21 percent against 2013’s January.

The provinces of Lam Dong, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai and Kon Tum have joined hands to develop infrastructure and design various kinds of tours to popularise regional culture to serve the 2014 national tourism year, themed “Central Highlands, Great Jungle”.

The French cruise ship Le Soleal set sail from Saigon port, Ho Chi Minh City, on February 6, finishing an eight-day voyage from Hai Phong city to the southern hub for 200 passengers.

Plans have been unveiled for a major new tourism and residential project on Vietnam’s east coast.

The country is best known for its bays dotted with dramatic limestone stacks, rice-paddies and coffee plantations, quiet beaches and bustling, pagoda-filled cities. With more and more people discovering these and other attractions, tour operators are welcoming a boom in bookings.