Only an hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City you will find this picturesque, small town that has a long history of being a trade harbor in the 17th and 18th century. It is the ancient of village Hoi An. Its old center is well preserved and welcomes tourists from all over the world to have a look at old ancient structures that still remain and are part of an acknowledged UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999.
Interesting things in Hoi An
Aside from the ancient center Hoi An is also famous for its paper lanterns and custom made tailoring. By evening the center is beautifully lit with lanterns all over the town, which gives you sense of peaceful atmosphere, plenty of opportunities for picture perfect moments, and countless options for buying gifts or collecting souvenirs. This peaceful atmosphere is partially due to the fact that the center is almost completely motorbike free.
The cooking tour will take you to Thuan Tinh island on the Thu Bon River, you are picked up at your hotel and guided to a ‘wet market’ where locals produce and buy their fresh ingredients. Once you are done you will be brought to the island by ferry and row boat, during this time you can relax and taste fresh fruit juices while being flanked by coconut palm trees. Upon arrival a Vietnamese chef will explain you how to cook 3 of Vietnam most famous dishes like Pho Bo, Banh xeo and Nem Cuon.