Hoi An Ancient Town – A world cultural heritage site

Hoi An Ancient Town is located downstream of Thu Bon River, in the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, 30km South of Da Nang City. With its favorable geographic and climatic factors, Hoi An was well-known as a thriving international commercial port and the meeting place of merchant ships from Japan, China, and the West in the 17th and 18th centuries. Before this period, from the 2nd century to the 15nd century, there were traces of Champa trading port and the famous Silk Road on sea. Over the 2,000 years ago, Hoi An was also the land of Sa Huynh people with a brilliant culture and civilization. In the 19th century, due to its waterway transportation no longer being convenient, the Hoi An port gradually receded and gave up the important role as a commercial port to Da Nang city when it was being built by the French. Fortunately, Hoi An was not heavily affected by wars and avoided the massive urbanization in the late 20th century.

Nowadays, Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port. Most of the houses here are traditional structures dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries, along the small streets. Besides cultural values through architecture, Hoi An also preserves a rich and diversified intangible culture. The daily life of the old town residents with their customs, beliefs, folk arts and cultural festivals are still being preserved and developed. Hoi An is regarded as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.

On December 4th, 1999 in Marrakesh (Morocco), Hoi An Ancient Town was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.


07:00 AM - 09:00 PM (Everyday)

Walking and cycling town

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 03:00 PM - 10:00 PM (From April to September)

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM (From October to March)

- Entrance ticket:

- Foreigner: 120,000 VND/person

Under 16-year old kid: free

For the group of 15 person, you will get one free.

Fee for tour guide: Group 8 people with ticket, get free tour guide, less 8 must pay 125,000VND.

The Center of Culture and Sports of Hoi An city
Add: 01 Cao Hong Lanh st., Hoi An city
Tel: +84.235.3861327
Email: ttvhtt@dng.vnn.vn
Website: www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn