Finally got to Hoi An a few days ago on a bus from Hue which took around 3 hours or so. I soon discovered that strolling through the old centre of Hoi An is like taking a step back in time. The small town hasn’t changed much since the 17th century, when Hoi An was an important harbor town. The harbor attracted traders from China, Japan and even Europe. All these international traders and the prosperous inhabitants of old Hoi An left countless characteristic markings, making this place one of the most atmospheric visits we had in entire Asia.There are numerous sights and i decided to start with the Japanese covered bridge. This is the most important landmark of Hoi An, even though it is quite small. The wooden construction was built by the Japanese community, and the most remarkable is the little temple that is built into the side of the bridge.
Tired from cycling around the ancient town it was time to head to An Bang Beach and relax for a bit. I cycled there from Hoi An, this was the best bit as i took a route around the town which went through some quiet fields with water buffalows. But to be honest you can’t even really see the beach for the amount of wooden parasols and sunbeds, its very crowded. If you’re after a peaceful scenic beach then I wouldn’t recommend this. But if you’re on a short holiday and just want some sun I suppose it does the job.