From the moment you enter the city, the mystique of an secluded ancient town isolated from the modern world will take your feeling back to old countryside society of Vietnam .
Lying on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Quảng Nam province ( in the South Central Coast of Vietnam), Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century.
Over the last few years, Hoi An has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam . Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO under the criteria C (II) and criteria C (V):
Criterion (II) : Hoi An is an outstanding material manifestation of the fusion of cultures over time in an international commercial port.
Criterion (V) : Hoi An is an exceptionally well preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port.
Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century and 17 th centuries, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled down.