Where to take photos in Hoi An?
1. Japanese Covered Bridge
Surprisingly short and stocky, Hoi An’s most famous landmark has a tall story behind it. The story begins with a monster called Cu, which was so big it had its head in India and its tail in Japan. The products of its nether regions, which are situated over Vietnam, have been credited with most of what is good, and bad, in the country’s history.
In the 1590s a covered bridge was built in Hoi An to link the Japanese side of town with the Chinese quarter. According to the story, because the bridge spanned the weakest part of the monster, the pressure killed it. Hence the shrine of atonement halfway across.
As if that legend were not odd enough, one entrance is guarded by a pair of monkeys and the other by a pair of dogs.
2. Hoi An Harbor for Vietnam photography tours
To see the harbour at its most magical, rise at daybreak and go to the bridge. A guide will take you out on a wood-boards-and-peeling-paint ferry for a fresh, laid-back take on the town. Bobbing and lolling around, you may feel that you have stepped back in time to the age of Marco Polo.
3. Tran Family Worship House
Ringed by a garden and high fences, the Old Town house could more accurately be described by a bourgeois word you are still not meant to use. Infused by Chinese and Japanese influences, the temple, sorry house, was constructed by a mandarin named Tran Tu Nhac.
Intriguingly designed, it splits into the main worship part and an annex for family and guests. The worship hall has three doors, each for a different type of visitor.
The left door is for men, the right for women. The middle door, for the grandparents, is opened during the Tet new year festival and on other celebratory days. If the place feels too rigid for your taste, try Phuc Kien Pagoda – the assembly hall-cum-temple for Chinese from the Fujian province who worship the Fujian god Tien Hau.
4. Tra Que Vegetable Village
Tra Que vegetable village located in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An Town (Quang Nam). Tra Que vegetable were famous for a long time with many vegetable products were grown on fertile soil, fertilized with seaweed from Co Co River so they have own unique flavor.
Tra Que is not only a brand known for making high-quality fresh vegetables, but also as an attractive destination for travelers inside and outside of the country. In warm spring weather, we went to Tra Que village to enjoy aromatic floral aftertaste of vegetables and watch the local people to organize tourism.
5. Hoi An Ancient Town
A Hoi An with colorful lanterned nights, a Hoi An with cristinely old plain houses and special mysterious cultural elements, and a HoiAn with the Etiquette & culturally hospitable and friendly people are warmly welcoming you! Are you ready to take a culture discovery journey?
6. Cua Dai Beach
So much appears in print about Hoi An’s old quarter that the visitor may forget that the town lies beside the South China Sea. Fringed with palm trees, Hoi An’s beach, Cua Dai, boasts clean white sand that stretches all the way to Danang and is short on hawkers: a blessing in a country where you are far too often assailed with the demand “You, buy my things.”
7. Cham Island
Nearly 200 years ago, Cu Lao Cham almost became a Hong Kong-style colony. Historian Nguyen Van Xuan said in early 19th century, the British asked the Nguyen Dynasty rulers for the right to build up a trade base on the islands so as to have better access to China’s Guangzhou province and other countries in the region. After the Opium War took place from 1839-1842, the British colonized Hong Kong, thus diverting attention from the Vietnamese archipelago. That partly reduced traffic in the waters from Cu Lao Cham to Hoi An, which during the 16th & 17th centuries had been one of Vietnam’s busiest trade centers.