Hoi An Old Town – an ancient beauty still exists in modern life (part 2)
There are precious few places where can keep ancient architectures as much as Hoi An Old Town. Visiting to Hoi An Old Town, visitors can enjoy not only classical architectures but also interesting festival held by the local people. There are 8 places in Hoi An tourists should visit when coming to Hoi An Old Town.
5. Tran family chapel
Tran family chapel, one of the most ancient house in Vietnam, was built around 200 years ago by Tran Tu Nhac - a smart mandarin who lived under the rule of Emperor Gia Long and was very much in the Emperor Gia Long’s confidence. It was built by following “Feng Shui” rules of Vietnamese and Chinese. Tran Tu Nhac built this chapel for everyone of Tran family can together worship their ancestor; it was also a place to help everyone of Tran family get closer to each other every year.
Tran family chapel
6. Hoi An museum of history and culture
Establish in 1989, this museum displayed 212 original exhibits and documentaries showing the stages of development of Hoi An: the period of Sa Huynh culture (the 2nd century AD); the period of Cham culture (from the 2nd to the fifteenth century) and Dai Viet, Dai Nam culture (from the 15th century to the 19th century).
Museum of history and culture
7. Tan Ky old house
Tan Ky old house, built about 200 years ago, features a special architecture of Hoi An old town, each house was divided into many rooms, each room has a special function. The front of the house was a place that owner can open the store for their business; the back of the house connected with a river for importing and exporting commodities conveniently. These houses were made of traditional material and built by master carpenter.
Tan Ky house inside
8. Handicrafts workshop
This workshop has almost all traditional crafts of Hoi An old town and Quang Nam province such as: weave fabric, weave sedge mat, do pottery, do lacquer ware, etc. Travelers can join in some stage of the production process and buy some products for souvenir.
According to reader’s opinion of Condé Nast Traveler (United States) Hoi An ancient town has been voted as the second most favorite tourist destination in Asia after Japan’s Kyoto. This is a good sign showing that Hoi An old town has big steps to develop tourism and has a sustainable position in travelers’ heart.
Have a nice day!
By Vietnam-evisa.org team