Telephone code : ( 84. 510
Area : 11,043 km2
Population : 1,372,424
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of the major
trading centres in Southeast Asia between the 16th and 17th centuries,
when it was home to thriving population of Japanese and Chinese
merchants. This mixed cultural heritage can be seen today in the
town's architecture, with the famous Japanese covered bridge and all
the houses were made by wood and were decorated with horizontal
lacquered boards and vertical parallel panels engraved in the medieval
Chinese style, pillars were caved with ornamented designs. 1999 Unesco
named the town as one of Vietnam's four World Heritages sites.
JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE
Also known as the Pagoda Bridge, was built in 1593 by the town's
PHUC KIEN ASSEMBLY HALL
Also called Kim Son Pagoda, was built in 1697 by Chinese Phuc Kien
merchants at Hoi An. Having been used for worship as well as for
meetings of the Chinese from Phuc Kien province.
QUAN CONG TEMPLE
This Temple is dedicated to Quan Cong, a Chinese general.
TAN KY HOUSE
This old house was constructed almost two century ago as the house of
a Vietnam merchant. The design of Tan Ky House shows how local
architecture followed Japanese and Chinese influences.
CHIEN DAN TOWER
55km from Hoi An, Built in 11th century in honour of the Champa's
TRA KIEU CITADEL
Also called Citadel of the Lion. According to Thuy Kinh Chu (15th
century), the system of outer walls, moats and bastions was built with
Chinese martial techniques.
My Son Holy Land is a valley. Several temples, among which the biggest
in the Champa Kingdom and more than70 constructions made of bricks and
stone were built between the 7th and the 13th century in accordance
with different architectural styles, showing how talented Champa
artists were. The main temples are devoted to the protector of the
Champa Kings. My Son was recognised as a world heritage site in 1999.