2 km = 10 minutes by bicycle
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, which has been completely and assiduously preserved: it is the only town in Viet Nam that has survived intact in this way.
Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Under the full moon, Hoi An becomes one big center stage where all the locals come out and participate in reviving the golden days of prosperity and folklore cultural activities. Hoi An festival starts around 6.30pm when the whole of Hoi An town is lighted with only dainty lanterns and everyone takes a stroll on the old narrow streets absolutely free from the sound of vehicles engine. Visitors can walkabout to wherever they feel like.