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5 Historical Places to Visit in Hoi An - An Inside Look at the Top Places!

Hoi An, a town in Vietnam, is one of the picture-perfect places that deserve to be visited when in the country. In this town, you can witness some of the most amazing histories of the country and there are several places in this ancient town that depicts times gone by in all its fineness and glory. Here is a list of historical places that you should not miss out on when in this town.

1

Japanese Covered Bridge

The Hoi An also used to have another name and was known as Hai Pho in ancient times. Hai Pho was split into two regions, separating the Japanese from other communities, like the Chinese, and the bridge helped to fulfil this purpose. To add to its fascinating architecture, the bridge also holds a pagoda. The pagoda is venerated by fishermen who worship Tran Vo Mac De, the northern God responsible for the changes in weather. So you get to witness two unique historical features in one place! If you're looking for hotels in Hoi An for accommodation, you can check out the Anantara Hoi An Resort for a good experience and is located only 1.5 km away from the famous Japanese Covered Bridge.

2

Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall

Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall is one of the most popular places of this ancient city of Hoi An. Like the aforementioned, there was a lot of Chinese involvement in those times in this area. The Chinese traders arrived from different parts and started to congregate in many pagodas which turned into assembly halls over time. Here at the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall three gods are venerated. In addition, the place is spectacularly decorated in structures and symbols. Don't miss out on the statue of the dragon displayed in this assembly hall.

3

Duc An Old House

The Duc An Old House took a tremendous effort in preserving the past of almost 400 years worth. All the wooden features you will witness here is of the ancient town and are all original. Nothing has been duplicated. Most of these houses have been bought by the tourist industry and has been turned into cosy cafes, restaurants and bars. You can also find perfect souvenirs of your trip here. In addition, if you have the opportunity to meet any of the locals who are descendants from ancient families of this town, they will tell you interesting tales of their upbringing and childhood.

4

Cam Pho

The Cam Pho is around two hundred years old and holds some of the histories of the merchants of this ancient village. This building has helped to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the country and deserves a visit.

5

Thanh Ha Terracota Park

The Park is only around 3 kilometres west from the Thanh Ha Pottery Village and showcases some of the marvellous works of terracotta structures. You can witness some of the impressive models of monuments and some of the famous buildings of the world here. A must visit for the architecture fanatics.