The ancient town of Hoi An

The ancient town of Hoi An is a unique concentration of preserved architecture, nestled around the Thu Bon river, or "Mother River."

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Hoi An was the international trading center in Southern Vietnam. Foreign merchant ships would dock in great numbers. The Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, and Indian traders would set up their emporiums or establish permanent living quarters.

This marriage of past influences gives the town its unique architecture and flavor. Hoi An has wonderfully kept its traditional and cultural activities, habits & customs and is now a living museum waiting to be explored and appreciated.

We recently visited Coordinator Bella in Vietnam and were delighted to experience Hoi An post-pandemic. The streets are lined with glittering lanterns, busy market vendors, and visitors from all walks of life.

Did you know? On December 4th, 1999, Hoi An was inducted into the World Heritage list!

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