Hoi An Attractions
What to See in Hoi An
Let's face it – Hoi An, with its beautifully restored houses, shops and public buildings, is one huge attraction in itself but there are certain sights that should be highlighted and underscored for the visitor.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hoi An was once the major Vietnamese trading centre for silk, porcelain, pepper, cinnamon and medicinal plants.
When the Thu Bon river eventually filled with silt, trading moved further north to Danang.
Other Attractions in Hoi An
The House of Hoi Traditional Handicrafts
The House of Hoi is a silk shop with a first-floor 17th-century silk loom and a working, machine-powered cotton one. Upstairs, there are trays of silkworms feeding, then a rack of worms incubating, and then a tub of hot water where the pupae's downy covering is rinsed off and then pulled, strand by strand, onto a large skein.
They have a great selection of silks, both fine and raw, in many colours and quantities good for clothing and for home interiors.
- Address: 41 Le Loi Street