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Hoi An is Vietnam's most enchanting town along the eastern seaboard, one of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam. Known originally as Faifo, one of South-East Asia's international trading ports during the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, the influence of many countries trading here can be seen in the historic buildings, including Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese and, of course, the Vietnamese.
Only 55km from Hoi An lies Vietnam's another UNESCO World Heritage Site: the remains of the ancient Cham Kingdom temples of My Son, dating from the 4th to the 13th centuries. This city is considered the Cham counterpart to Angkor in Cambodia and Bagan (Pagan) in Burma
Our tours with a combination of exploring the old town (also a shopper's paradise,) visiting to a bustling waterfront market, trying out Hoi An's specialty foods, taking a private cooking lesson either at one of our own chef's kitchen or onboard while cruising the Thu Bon river, biking to the countryside villages and learning to farm with the locals, etc..., will surely make Hoi An a highlight of your trip. And together with our best choice of accommodation, even just spending time relaxing in one of these charming and luxurious hotels and resorts in town can be a real treat and a wonderful memory.