As we (I was now back with dear Ciara, my partner in Asian bike journeys) set to hop back on the red carcass of the squeaky bike we had hired, the clouds started to come true on their threat of rain....
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An Bang Beach
After resting for some time at the hotel, we took a cab to An Bang Beach, about 5km from Hoi An. It seemed like everyone in Hoi An has descended there. Considering the low season and how small the town is had not expected to see such huge crowds. It is a mystery how the beach was still so clean. Unless you are really keen on beaches, would recommend tourists to avoid An Bang.
Japanese Covered Bridge
Japanese Bridge is the most famous symbol of Hoi An. It was built in 16th century by Japanese community to create a link with the Chinese on the other side of the stream. It is a covered bridge and inside there is a temple dedicated to God of Weather. The bridge is quiet beautiful and should not be missed on a trip to Hoi An.We then visited a couple of cultural showrooms showcasing local embroidery work and silkworm breeding. Our last stop was central market - it is an authentic market visited by both locals and tourists. On sale is more of regular stuff like grocery, utensils, spices, fruits/vegetables , fish etc. There were a number of small stalls there , all pushing there wares on us quiet hard. We were glad of our guide's help - she helped us buy Vietnamese Coffee, coffee filter and rice paper (used for making Vietnamese spring rolls), all at a very reasonable price. Hoi An is known for its fine tailoring. There are a number of tailors who can make custom tailored suits, dresses, shirts etc.
About Hoi An Ancient Town
The next day, we decide to take a tour to the UNESCO Heritage city " hoi an". It is Prominent in the city's old town and the historic district, recognized as an well-preserved place for Southeast Asian trading port dating especially between china, portugal, Japan, Dutch and India, from the 15th to the 19th century. It is covered by "Japanese Bridge," dating to the 16th-17t1h century. We stayed there for 3-4 hrs. Our guide was very nice to answer our all questions and help us in exploring the beautiful town. It's always awesome to in evening to enjoy the city of lights. The next day, we decided to visit Novotel club on 36th floor which offers breathtaking city view at night. There was a dragon bridge which oozes fire on late weekends. We enjoyed every bit of moment there and each day, tried to enjoy to our best. Next day, We had our early morning flight to our next destination, "Da lat".
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Hoi An Ancient Town is from November to March
Hoi An Ancient Town