Hoi An Town - Quang Nam Overview


As an extension of Da Nang, Quang Nam is in the central land of Vietnam that merged with Laos by the west and faced to Pacific Ocean at the east. Covers a part of land of Truong son heap, its terrain has 72% of mountainous area with some high peak like Lum Heo is 2,045m, Tion is 2,032m and Gole – Lang is 1,855m. 25% of lands are delta closed to coastal lines. Historically, this land has found by the enlargement of Viet generations to the south. Some evidence illustrated that there was cultural background during the 1st century BC then developed by the Ch¨m people to be the Kingdom of Champa. The flourishing development period of Champa is from 1st to 9th century AD with relicts of My Son holy-land, Tra Kieu royal palace and Dong Duong Buddhism Institution. In 1306, the land was a wedding present of king Che Man for king Tran Anh Tong to marry Huyen Tran princess. From 1570 to 1606, Hoi An become a commercial port of Vietnam in inter-exchanging to the world. In 1831, Quang Nam officially formed.

Quick Facts:

Square: 10,438 Km2

Population: 1.450 millions

Average temperature: 25°C

Administrative map includes 12 outside districts, Hoi An and Tam Ky towns.

Area phone code: 0510

Minority: Viet, Co Tu, Xo Dang, Gie Trieng, Co...

Hoi An is an atmospheric ancient trading port town, named as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Colorful and lively, Hoi An has adapted to tourism with trendy tea houses, restaurants and lounge bars and yet the old charm still remains. Travel a bit out the center, and you will find beautiful cycling routes through the rural life and landscapes of Vietnam.

Places to go

Food Culture

Tasting delicious white rose cake in Hoi An

One of the best street foods in the ancient city of Hoi An in Vietnam that visitors should not miss when traveling to this ancient town is 'Vac' cake (dubbed as White Rose), which is made...

Hoi An chicken rice

Hoi An chicken rice is always in the must try food list of many tourists visiting Hoi An, including both domestic or international traveler. The towns Hoi An is the best place to try the Chicken...

Hoi An Town - Quang Nam