Hoi An Shopping
Any trip remains incomplete without shopping. And when Shopping in Hoi An is such an exotic experience, then you simply can’t afford to miss it. The streets of the ancient town are packed with stores of all manner of boutiques, galleries, tailors, textile shops and home decor stores, shopping would give you a perfect accompaniment on your trip.
Over the last few years, Hoi An has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. We can see that many tourists from different countries come to Hoi An to visit and feel very excited about this place.
Hoi An is referred as Mecca of Vietnam when it comes to silk. Some of the world’s finest qualities silk are available here. And what could be a better destination than the Cloth Market, Hoi An, to purchase dress materials from. Besides the finest quality silk, which are available here in ample amount, you would also find a long array of tailoring shops in the Cloth Market.
One of the main reasons for visiting Hoi An was to find the lanterns the area is famous for. A monthly lunar festival is held on the full moon, where the whole town is lit up with lanterns. Although we missed the festival, we found the makers of the collapsible bamboo structured lanterns. I am not a fan of the silk used, so we designed our own for One Kings Lane in lots of shapes & sizes.
Hoi An is a small town located at the estuary of Thu Bon river in the Centre of Vietnam. This busy trading port in the 16th and 17th century has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1999 for being one of the best-preserved ancient commercial ports in the Southeast Asia.