Hoi An holiday package is one of the most desirable tour in Vietnam. With rustic beauty, poetic scenes and green mossy wall, this small ancient town is always crowded with tourists traveling on Vietnam holiday packages since it brings travellers a peaceful feeling. The following articles will offer you helpful information to make your tour packages to Hoi An more delighting and interesting.
The best time to book Hoi An holiday packages
The period from February to April is the most ideal time to have a tour to Hoi An, since during that time the weather in Hoi An is really pleasant and comfortable. The summer in Hoi An is extremely hot, so if you book summer holiday package to Hoi An, remember to use sun cream and sun protection. Hoai River always looks idyllic with breathtaking and picturesque scenery, however on 14th lunar holiday you will see a totally different view of Hoai river: On that holiday, the whole river was brighten with multitude of glitters from lanterns around the city, making a magnificent scenery that you would never ever forget.
Must-go destination in Hoi An holiday packages
1. Japanese Bridge Pagoda.
This pagoda truly deserves to the name “gems of old town”. Being built from 17th century by the budget of Japanese merchants, this bridge was believed to be the holy sword stabbing in the back of the monster Namazu to prevent earthquakes. This bridge is 18 meters long with tiled roof, curving across the restful Thu Bon river. Coming to Hoi An, you will have chance to admire the beautiful architecture of this bridge which is the perfect combination of Vietnamese culture and Japanese culture. This is indeed a destination that you should not miss in Hoi An holiday package.
2. Fujian Assembly Hall
One of the herritage that you should visit in your Hoi An holiday package is Fujian Assembly Hall, which is built in 1607 as a traditional assembly hall originally. Later, this structure was tranformed for the purpose of worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau, who is believed to be the God giving safety to merchants crossing the sea. Coming to Fujian Assembly Hall in Hoi An offers you chance to admire the ancient architecture with green-tited gateways, statues of Thien Hau, 12 midwives and other fairies. After many time of restoring, the assembly hall is becoming more and more attractive and spacious, conveying the Oriental traditional philosophy to visitors and contributing to the appealing of ancient Hoi An.
3. Guangdong Assembly Hall
Guangdong Assembly Hall was built in 1885 with the initial purpose of worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau. Since 1911, it has used to worship Quan Cong and Tien Hien. The art of harmoniously combining the different wood and stone in the load-bearing structure together with sophisticated decoration left from Qing Dynasty has been conducive to the magnetic beauty of this assembly hall. This is indeed an art rarity of wood structure building as well as a perfect integration of Chinese and Vietnamese style. Moreover, annually, on 16th of the first lunar month, people celebrate Nguyen Tieu festival, in which you can understand more about Vietnamese culture and artistic traditions. Are you sure you don’t want to visit this ancient hall in your Hoi An holiday packages?
4. Hoi An museum of History and culture
This is a museum residing in sacred Quan Am pagoda. Being built in 1989, Hoi An museum of history and culture is where you can see more than 212 samples including pottery, porcelain and woodwork reflecting the development stages of Hoi An trading port in pre-Cham and Cham era. You can also find giant bells, tradition bronze drums, historic photographs, old scales and many other treasures in this museum. It supplies comprehensive informations about the entire heritage of Hoi An, which would definitely be beneficial for you Hoi An tour package. So if you are planning to have a holiday in Hoi An, you should consider this treasure house as the first destination to visit.
Cuisine of Hoi An
1. Pho Hoi Chicken rice
This is the most well-known dish in Hoi An – one of the must-try food that you should not skip. It requires certain knowledge about food and sophisticated coooking process to get the most savoury flavour. Some added ingredients that can be used with Pho Hoi Chicken rice is onions, herbs and papaya.
2. Cao Lau
Cao Lau is usually mentioned with the name “the legendary noodles of Hoi An”.Cao Lau resembles the Japaneses cold noodles. The origin of this dish is from China, however in Vietnam you will see a totally different flavour of Cao Lau, which reflects the rich and unique culture of Vietnam.
3. Corn sweet soup
This is one of the most popular dish in Hoi An. It is super-delicious with the greasiness from milk and sweetness from corn. Summer time (from March to September) is the best time to enjoy this kind of food.
4. Quang Noodle
It looks similar to Cao Lau, but the taste of Quang noodle is delicious in a totally different way. The bowl of Quang noodle with the morish flavour of pork and shrimp will definitely make you satisfied
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