Population: 1,472.7 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Tam Ky City
- Town: Hoi An
- Districts: Dai Loc, Dien Ban, Duy Xuyen, Nam Giang, Thang Binh, Que Son, Hiep Duc, Tien Phuoc, Phuoc Son, Nui Thanh, Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Tay Giang, Dong Giang, Phu Ninh.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Co Tu, Xo Dang, M'Nong, Co (Cor)...
After a long period of absence from the tourist map, this
lovely town started to draw the attention of visitors and
researchers at the beginning of the 1980’s. What is so special
about Hoi An is that this little port town is in an incredible
state of preservation. It offers some of the most
densely concentrated sights in Vietnam with its old streets
bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, its pagodas,
temples, ancient wells and tombs. In total, more than a thousand
places of interest.
Set in a quiet environment, Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages, a beautiful river, the sea and sunny beaches. Offshore, Cu Lao Cham Islands are very famous for sheltering their prized birds’ nests.