the heritage town

Hoi An ancient town, which is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The eerily quiet streets embracing historical buildings reflect a rich past of this unique heritage town which carries both indigenous and foreign influences.

The architecture Hoi An is made of almost entirely of wood. It combines traditional Vietnamese designs and construction techniques from other countries, above all China and Japan, whose citizens resided here to trade and built houses and community centers with their own designs.

Hội An (會 安) translates as "peaceful meeting place", also known historically as Faifo.