Hoi An (aka Faifoo) is a Thu Bon River cruise port located in the Quang Nam Province (central Vietnam). The city covers a total area of approx 60 km2 (20 ml2) and has population around 122,000. At Hoi An, Thu Bon River empties into South China Sea.
- Hoi An was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The Old Town is the city's historic district, recognized as exceptionally well-preserved example of South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th century. Its buildings and street plan reflects an unique blend of indigenous and foreign influences. Prominent is the covered "Japanese Bridge" which dates to the 16th century.
- Because of the increased number of tourists to Hoi An, various activities are offered allowing guests to explore the outside city areas by bicycles, motorbikes, motorboats or sea kayak.
- Thu Bon River is essential to the region for over 500 years. It still remains essential for local transportation and food production. Boat trips up the river (to My Son) are one of the major tourist attractions. Motorboating and kayaking are also becoming increasingly popular among tourists.
- The longtime trading port city Hoi An offers distinctive regional cuisine which blends centuries of influences from Southeast Asia. The city hosts cooking classes where international travellers can learn to make cao lau (braised spiced pork noodle), which is signature Vietnamese dish. The culinary experience has become very popular for visitors.
- The city has 4 museums highlighting the region's history.
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