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Interesting Facts About Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An ancient town is an ancient town on Thu Bon River, 20km south of Da Nang. This place preserves a lot of historical relics and culture. Here are some interesting facts about Hoi An that you may not know yet.

Interesting Facts About Hoi An Ancient Town
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#1: Though the port was officially established in 1595, traces of human habitation of the area date back 2,200 years.

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#2: Located in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province, the old trading port town of Hoi An boasts architecture spanning the 15th to 19th century

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#3: With the granting of trade rights to the French for another port town, Da Nang, Hoi An ceased to be a busy port by the end of the 18th century.

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#4: Thanks to shipwrecks, we know that ceramics from Vietnam and other Asian countries were carried far and wide from Hoi An - even as far as Sinai in Egypt.

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#5: Because of visiting overseas missionaries, Hoi An was the first place in Vietnam to be exposed to Christianity.

“Hoi An” means “peaceful meeting place”.
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