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Travel guide

 

2012-09-20 23:32:23

Visit Hoi An ancient town to take part in the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-autumn Festival is coming soon, and if you intend to travel, don’t forget to stop over at Hoi An at 14 August (lunar calendar) to enjoy the blinking lights.


Visiting sites

Hoi An is the famous and widely known place in Quang Nam, it is the world's cultural heritage with the ancient, romantic and peaceful beauty. Coming to Hoi An, you will have the opportunity to walk on the streets with the ancient architecture, to worship the ancient temples (Phuoc Lam Pagoda, Assembly Hall ...), to enjoy the typical dishes (“cao lau”) or participate the flower ceremony on the occasion of the middle of each month.


There is also the mystery of the headless statue at My Son Sanctuary Hindu kingdom of Champa which bring different, mystical and magical experiences. In addition to this holy land, the ancient Cham capital also owns a series of beautiful Cham tower as Chien Dan Tower, Bang An tower, Khuong My tower ... for you to explore and learn.

Pristine and beautiful Cua Dai beach, the sea tourism highlights of Quang Nam is also very interesting. In addition, coming to Cua Dai beach, you will have the chance to crusing to Cham island pristine and beautiful.

Advising you to take the boat from Cua Dai to Cham Island with the price cheap is travelling by the “market” ship (large cargo ships to the island). The fee is 25,000 VND, it just equal to one-tenth compared to the ticket price when you buy tickets at travel agents. The second benefit is that the ship cruise quite slowly, so you will be less prone to seasickness. Seafood is at the island, but for other foods, the prices are very high. Room at the island, the price will be about 100,000 VND / person.

Besides these sites, Quang Nam also owns a series of beautiful landscapes such as Suoi Tien with central air, it is suitable for camping, relax; Khe Lim is distinctive; Bang Than is mysterious and strange with black rocks; Hon Kem Da Dung, river region with the majestic mulberry, green corn yards .

That also would be dreaming Giang Thom lake with the floating and hiddening rock strips which create whispering waterfalls for the whole day and night; Phu Ninh lake, large-scale irrigation works, with a large surface area, protection forests with more than 30 beautiful islands and peninsulas; Thu Bon River, the energized river of this land; or Ha My beach, Tam Thanh beach are famous for not only pristine, clean with white sand and fresh air, but also for a variety of fresh specialties from the sea.

In addition, coming to Quang Nam, you can learn and visit the famous series of villages in the province, worship the series of ancient temples or discover the unique mat market at Quang Nam, visit the Tan Ky old house, Nam Giang – Dac Ta Ooc boder gate to "hunt" cheap and toxic goods, roam in the ecological area such as Thuan Tinh, Cam Nam...

Transportation

Public transport

From Da Nang, you can buy the tickets at the bus station or train station to go to Quang Nam. Besides, you also can move by bus, the price will be cheaper, more convenient and easier to stop over at visiting sites.

By private vehicles

Da Nang is not far from Quang Nam, then you can travel to Da Nang, hire a bike and go to visit each landscape and visiting sites.

Note that when you move by the private vehicles, you should bring with you full papers and obey strictly the road law. Bring with gloves, mask, glasses when driving. You also need to be equipped with the smart phone which has google map searching function.

When should travel?

You can visit Hoi An at any time of the year. But if you would like to take part in the festivals of the province such as Mrs. Thu Bon festival, Mrs. Chiem Son festival, Hoi An carnival, Mrs. Cho Duoc festival, Nguyen Tieu festival (Mid-Janurary festival) or Mid-Autumn festival…you should search for the time carefully before designing the itinerary and starting/departure time.

Accommodation

Apart from hotels at the center of Hoi An ancient town with high price, the hotels, motels outside have the relatively stable price. Some names you can refer as Cong Doan hotel (Union hotel), Guest house, Binh Minh hotel, Tam Ky hotel, Hai Son hotel, etc.

Also, you can bring a tent to camp at the beach, eco-tourism area.


Specialties

Coming Quang Nam, you should enjoy Quang Phu Chiem noodle (Dien Phuong, Dien Ban), Cao Lau (Hoi An), Tam ky tea, Tam Ky chicken steamed-rice, xi ma (Hoi An), salt green been cake (Hoi An), grilled calf (Dien Phuong, Dien Ban District), pickled green banana with sour, spring rolls (made with pig meat), Gia Coc spring roll (Dai Minh, Dai Loc District), Tra Doa sweet potatoes (Binh Dao, Thang Binh district), “dap” cake, “in” cake and wine.


Preparation

Any clothes, shoes you like.
Bring bikini, big towels, maxi dress to go to the beach.
Bring umbrella or coat up on the weather
Bring sunscreen, insect repellent cream, insect treatment drugs.
Bring your passport if you want to visit the border
Bring a tent, jacket, light blanket, multi pot, if you intend to camp.

Routes
Da Nang – Quang Nam ( Tam Ky – Hoi An – Cua Dai)
Da Nang – Quang Nam ( Tam Ky – Hoi An – Cua Dai) – Quang Ngai (Sa Huynh – Ly Son)
Da Nang – Quang Nam ( Tam Ky – Hoi An – Cua Dai – My Son) – Hue
Da Nang – Quang Nam – Kon Tum
 

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