Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Hoi An is amongst several very beautiful towns in Vietnam. In spite of its small size, Hoi An holds the scenic beauty and tourist attractions which attract thousands of tourists throughout the year. There are numerous exotic beaches in this small town. One of them is the famous Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An. The pristine beach is located in the about 4 kilometers away from the town of Hoi An. While visiting the place in Vietnam, you must not miss the chance to visit this amazing Cua Dai Beach.

Cua Dai Beach


 

Roaming around this pristine beach is in itself a charming experience. Walking through the white sand of the beach is awesome. The environment is very fresh, peaceful and relaxing. You can reach this pleasant beach only in few minutes by riding a bicycle. The most prominent feature in Cua Dai Beach is the row of luxurious hotels and resorts, surrounded by hundreds of colorful flowers. This makes Cua Dai Beach more romantic and attractive in foreigners’ eyes. The fresh air of the sea in Cua Dai Beach will bring tourists a new feeling of comfort and relaxation. Also, tourists can join some kinds of interesting entertainment activities in Cua Dai. And surely some can pick up the best for themselves to enjoy a really holiday in Cua Dai Beach.

The afternoon in Cua Dai Beach will offer the best time for tourists bathing. The tourists can hours lying on the sand beach, listening to the wind blowing and the wave beating. As well as, you are also free to play your favorite sports or build a sand castle for yourself. Then, you will have chance to enjoy sea food specialties in an ideal environment of immense sky and sunshine.

Cua Dai beach is endowed to possess a plenty of fish as it is the place where Thu Bon River goes to the sea. One of the most attractive activities for foreign tourists in Cua Dai Beach is go fishing. It will be your choice to go fishing near the coast or hire a small boat for fishing in the sea.

Possessing the characteristics of a charming beach, Cua Dai Beach Hoi An will make a great and unforgettable impression on tourists, even some who stay here just one time.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hoi An City

With the total area of 60km², Hoi An City is located in Quang Nam Province, at the lower section of Thu Bon River, about 50km to the northeast of Tam Ky City (the capital of Quang Nam Province) and 30km to the south of Da Nang City.

Thu-Bon-River


(TITC) - The city has 13 communes, wards (9 wards, 3 mainland communes and 1 island commune). Tan Hiep Island Commune has the area of 15km2, includes 7 islands, of which the largest ones is Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham).


The population of Hoi An City is about 88,933 habitants (2009). Mostly of which are Viet (Kinh) and Hoa (Chinese) groups.

Hoi An City is located in the region of tropical monsoon climate. Hoi An's annual average temperature is 25oC, air humidity is 82%, rainfall reaches up to 2,066mm.

From the 16th to 19th century, Hoi An used to be an international trade center on the East - West commercial itinerary and also the busiest trading port in Dang Trong (the South region of Viet Nam). Merchant ships from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands... often stopped here to exchange and purchase commodities.

In the progresses of establishment and development, Hoi An was known with many difference names as Faifo, Haisfo, Hoai pho, Ketchem, Cotam... Archeological and architectural relics prove that Hoi An was an important meeting place of many cultures, such as Champa, Viet Nam, Japan and China...

Until now, a complex of ancient architecture relics in Hoi An has been preserved mostly intact, including many old houses, assembly halls, temples, pagodas, wells, bridges, churches, ports, markets, roads... with mossy ancient color. According to statistics, the relics in Hoi An are classified into 11 categories, including 1,068 ancient houses, 19 pagodas, 43 temples, 23 communal houses, 38 family worship houses, 5 assembly halls, 11 ancient wells, 1 bridge, 44 ancient tombs... The existence of Hoi An Ancient City is the only case in Viet Nam and also rare in the world. Hoi An is considered as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.

Besides diverse architectures, Hoi An also keep quite grandiose intangible culture values. Daily life of the locals with customs, religious activities, folk art, festivals, traditional craft villages, specialty dishes... have been preserved and promoted.

Hoi An also has 7km-coastline that is favorable for tourism development, of which Cua Dai Beach is one of the nicest and cleanest beaches in Viet Nam.

In December 1999, Hoi An Ancient City was recognized as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Source : Vietnamtourism

Hoi An Weather

Hoi An Weather

The climate of Hoi An is considered tropical. It means that its temperatures are warm throughout the entire year, and the year is distinctively broken up by the wet and dry seasons.

Although the weather is warm throughout the year, Hoi An experiences the hottest weather during the months of June and July, with a daily temperatures ascending to mid 90’s F. The temperature during the nighttime descends to about 70 F. The months of December and January are considered as the coldest wintry months. The daily temperature rises beyond 70’s F reaching mid 60’s F especially during the nighttime.

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Generally more important to visitors than temperatures is the rain. The rainy (or monsoon) season in Hoi An is from September until January. During this period, rain clouds will constantly move through the area, particularly during October and November. It can rain constantly and there is a high probability of flood and typhoons. There are days during which sunshine is abundant, but they are not the majority. A noticeable decrease in tourism can be seen during the wet season. The dry season in Hoi An is from February until May. These months provide plenty of sunshine, with warm temperatures.

Some tourists think the best time to visit Hoi An is between February and April, when rainfall is low and temperatures are comfortable. But others think it is best to wait a little longer, until May and June. During summer, the temperatures can get hot.

It is lucky if you can travel to Hoi An on the 14th day of the lunar year each month when Hoi An celebrate the Full Moon Festivals and becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Boat Trip and Cycling Tour Hoi An

One thing that visitors to Hoi an should not miss is the chance to enjoy the boat and cycling for getting into the craft villages of this ancient town! Hoi an is now famous all over the world for not only its ancient cultural values but also its traditional craft villages which are preserved by many generations. So, alongside the development of the old town of Hoi An, traditional craft villages started to bloom. The commercial harbor at Hoi an ancient town reached its zenith at the beginning of the 17th century thanks largely to the quality of goods from Quang region.

Over the centuries, at this port, various types of goods such as swallows’ nest, sea-food, village handicrafts, sculpture and pottery have been bought by traders and exported to the four corners of the globe. We are here to offer a a boat trip tour and then cycling to Hoi an traditional handicraft villages. Discover by yourself and tell us your own experience!

Highlights Our private guide will lead you through the well-kept historic district of this once-prosperous seaport city. You will have chance for insight into the local ancient space and soak up the cool atmosphere on the glistening Thu Bon River. This new trip option will bring you to the huge array of beautiful products on sale in the shops or boutique; many of these are made at Kim Bong carpentry village and are endowed with deep cultural significance. The red ceramics from Thanh Ha village are mainly used as household culinary utensils …

Itinerary At 08:00, our guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi an. You have to walk to the port after passing the ancient town where guests embark on the boat. On the way you can enjoy the busy daily life of Hoi an people. Depart for Thanh Ha pottery village where you can learn and enjoy the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Observing the steps of making a pottery product: vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot … Continue boating more 30 minutes to opposite Land of Thu Bon River for Kim Bong Village. Have an introduction walk during which the guide will explain the story of Kim Bong Village.

Throughout the walk you will have the possibility to admire the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also make a stop in the carpentry workshop where carpenters create hand crafted furniture and sculptures as well as a range of souvenirs. Hop on the bicycle; go around the island about 45 minutes for relaxation the fresh air of this countryside landscape. Embark on the boat for going back to the port. End this tour at about 12:00.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Hoi An Gets Most Favorite City Award

Hoi An received the Top City in the World award voted for by Wanderlust magazine readers at a ceremony in the central province of Quang Nam on Saturday.

The ancient town defeated 970 tourist cities worldwide with a whopping 97.18% satisfaction rating, according to the U.K’s leading travel magazine which saw 3,000 of its readers vote in this year’s awards.

Pham Cao Phong (C), Secretary General of the Vietnam UNESCO National Committee, hands the certifi cate of ‘Hoi An – Most Favorite City’ voted by the U.K’s Wanderlust magazine to Le Van Giang, chairman of Hoi An City People’s Committee.

After the ceremony, there were many cultural and artistic activities such as a traditional music show, poem citing and folk games.

Hoi An was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Its building and street plan reflects the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique location.

The Top City category is part of the Wanderlust Travel Awards that includes various categories such as the Top Country, Top Airline and Top Airport.

The Wanderlust magazine, which was launched in 1993, has subscribers in 112 countries.

Source: Vietnamnet

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi an vietnam

Hoi An city received the Top City in the World award voted by Wanderlust Magazine’s readers at a ceremony in the central province of Quang Nam on February 23.

The ancient town came out with a whopping 97.18 percent satisfaction rating. According to the UK ’s leading travel magazine, nearly 3,000 of its readers voted in this year’s awards.

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Speaking at the ceremony, Le Van Giang, Chairman of the Hoi An City People’s Committee, stressed that the city has spared no effort to improve its services and facility in order to maintain reputation as an attractive destination for domestic and international tourists.

Hoi An was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Its building and its street plan reflects the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

The Top City category is part of the Wanderlust Travel Awards that include various categories such as the Top Country, Top Airline and Top Airport .

The Wanderlust magazine, which was launched in 1993, has subscribers in 112 countries.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day Tours Hue Vietnam: Phuoc Tich Ancient Village Full Day

hoian-vietnam-14The Ancient village of Phuoc Tich nicely stands on river bank of O Lau,Day Tours Hue Vietnam. most of houses was designed by beautiful traditional architect where local people are proudly to preserved. The village is quite and not touristy which able to get close up to local daily culture in countryside.

Full day tour :

Tour guide and bicycle pickup you at the hotel. Ride for the ancient village of Phuoc Tich, on the way reach there, we will travel pass many typical village, nice and lush rice paddy field. Arrival to village we will be drop off at the entrance gate, start walking long village lane enjoy nice and quiet atmosphere of country side. In the meantime we are going to visit some typical ancient houses, local people, a pottery workshop, learn about the manufacturing process of pottery items by local artisans. Farewell with villagers we return to hotel in Hue city.
Inclusions: Bicycle, guide, drink, lunch, entrance tickets.
Exclusions : Personal fees, tips.