Excursion Hoi An Old Town

Vietnam Travel offers great excursion Hoi An with visits to Hoi An Ancient Town with guided tour of the City. Visit quaint streets and ancient shrines and absorb the cozy ambiance and hospitable people. A guided day tour will give you a clear picture of what the town was like compared to now.

Trip itinerary

08.00 a.m: We take a short walk from your hotel in Hoi An to Bach Dang pier.

Then a morning transfer via boat brings you to Kim Bong village. Formed in the 15 th century by Vietnamese from the Northern Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces after they settled in Cam Kim- Hoi An. In the late 16 th and early 17 th centuries, Kim Bong carpentry developed vigorously and the occupational village was established with three groups: Ancient architectural construction, civil wooden furniture and shipbuilding.

It was famous for earthenware that sold in many provinces in Central Vietnam. Their work on the head of columns, rafters, pillars, altars, tables, chairs and beds are incredible and masterpieces that anyone would admire and give praise to when they see it. Most of the architectural projects in Hoi An ancient town were constructed by the village natives from the heyday of Hoi An as a commercial port. They were built by skillful carpenters and still valuable today.

9.00 a.m: You will hop on a bicycle for a guided tour of the village shipbuilding yard, temples, and workshops. Admire the fine craftsmanship practiced at Kim Bong such as: mats weaving and coracle boats making, and pass through scenic countryside with paddy fields and a bamboo bridge. Your tour also includes a refreshing sample of local seasonal fruits and produce.

11.30 A.m: Back to Hoi An by boat, have a lunch at local restaurant.

1.00 p.m: We spend for a walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau or Lai Vien Kieu), on the west end of Tran Phu Street. The bridge was constructed in the early 1600’s by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it’s the symbol of Hoi An. Entry is one coupon, but it’s possible to cross back and forth several times without meeting a ticket-checker. If your scruples are bothering you, feel free to leave tribute for the pig statue or the dog statue that stand guard at opposite ends of the bridge.

2.00 p.m: Keep visit Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and Tan Ky House, 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. As above, a younger member of the family will provide a cup of tea and a “tour” that doesn’t stray from the front room of the house, as you’d need to step over sleeping members of the older generation to go anywhere else. The design of the house shows how local architecture incorporated Japanese and Chinese influences. Japanese elements include the crab shell-shaped ceiling supported by three beams in the living room. Chinese poems written in mother-of-pearl are hanging from a number of the columns that hold up the roof.

4.00 p.m: Visit the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous a galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.

End of this tour at about 17:00.

Tour Notes:

 

Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.

All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.

Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for comfortable.

 

Trip price

 
Passengers 2pax 3pax 5-7pax 10 pax up
Price/pax 75 63 53 42

Trip includes:

  • Round trip transfer
  • Local lunch
  • Boat trip
  • Tours and activities as stated above
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Trip excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Drink
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Car transfers from outside hotel/resort to center city

 

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