Hoi An: Quiet beauties

Thursday, june 14, 2018 09:50

(QNO) - Just 30 km far from Da Nang city, Hoi An is completely different with its peaceful spaces.

An ancient house in Hoi An
An ancient house in Hoi An

One of such places is An My village (Cam Chau commune). It is located on the Hoai river. Its attractiveness is the large green field of rice adorned with white storks, violet water-hyacinth ponds, and yellow haystacks. In flowering stage of rice, the aroma from the field mingling with the fragrance from areca spadices creates a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Visitors can use bikes to take a sightseeing tour around the village through the field. At the same time, they can enjoy some local specialties such as cao lau, Quang noodle, or coconut milk.

The rice field in An My village
The rice field in An My village

Hoi An is also famous for several traditional craft villages. Tra Que vegetable village is an unignorable place when visitors come to Hoi An. Its verdant space and typical odours of different kinds of vegetables make the village enchanting. In Thanh Ha pottery village, visitors can find handmade pottery products and kilns made of clay.

Green space in Tra Que vegetable village
Green space in Tra Que vegetable village

Hoi An ancient quarter is very attractive to visitors, especially in the evening. At that time, visitors can walk along the streets decorated with sparkling lanterns or boating along the Hoai river to contemplate the beauty of the quarter silhouetted against the water. Hoi An ancient quarter is a place of “saying no to engine’s noise”, so the atmosphere here is fresh and tranquil.

5km from Cam Chau, Cam Thanh is well-known for the Bay Mau nipa forest, where visitors can use coracles to go to and fro in the forest and watch coracle performances.

Visiting the nipa forest by coracles.
Visiting the nipa forest by coracles.

Food and drinks in the nipa village are also very delicious, including snails and craps steamed with coconut milk, grilled fish, and paper cakes.

Kayaking on the river
Kayaking on the river

Besides, listening to Bai Choi singing or taking part in Bai Choi games is also an unforgettable experience in Hoi An.

In short, Hoi An with its peaceful ancient beauty and a diverse cuisine culture will be an ideal place for those who want to escape the busyness and noise of the city.

 

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