Hoi An is known as one of the destinations in Vietnam you cannot miss during Vietnam Tours. Located right next to Thu Bon River, Hoi An was a well-known town named Faifo which used to be a trading area of numerous businessmen from Japan, China, Spain, Italy, etc. in the 16th, and 17th centuries. At that time, Hoi An had become a prosperous trading port, a huge and crowded commercial zone of Southeast Asia, and one of the main harbors of merchant ships in the Far-east. Many foreign traders chose this town as a second hometown to settle down in then, built houses, temples, and pagodas in the typical style of their own native land. That mainly created a unique combination of culture and architecture from other countries like Japan or China in Hoi An. After that, due to unexpected events, Hoi An gradually was taken its favorable position from Danang port. However, what a blessing in disguise! Not being urbanized, Hoi An still mostly kept its tiny streets and alleys, tiled-roof houses, ancient assembly halls, and Cau Bridge, etc. which are famous tourist sites attracting many tourists nowadays.
Visiting Hoi An, tourists can have an opportunity to witness sparkling and fanciful scenery of the Lantern Festival associated with traditional handicrafts for a thousand years. This festival annually takes place at night in the middle month based on the Lunar Calendar especially the Mid-Autumn Festival and the 7 nights of the Tet Holiday are most monumentally organized. February to May is the best time to visit Hoi An since the weather becomes very favorable with low humidity, moderate temperature, less rain, and warm sunshine. Furthermore, on the same occasion, tourists can visit other nearby destinations like Cua Dai Beach, An Bang Beach, and Da Nang.