The historical town of Hoi An is located on the north bank of the Thu Bon River and was an important trading port in the 16th and 18th century. Here traders from China, Japan and Europe came to trade goods and the city acquired a cultural heritage rivaled by few other Vietnamese cities.
(Colonial buildings on the Thu Bon river)
Hoi An became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and visiting the city today you will find long narrow tube houses, Chinese pagodas, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the recently restored French-colonial quarter. As if that wasn't enough, the city also has one of the finest beaches in Vietnam called Cua Dai Beach.