Travel Guide

Hoian ancient town trip through the canvas painting exhibition


Hoi An Ancient Town is located right on the banks of Thu Bon River, only 30km south of Danang City. Famous as a busy international trading port in Southeast Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries, Hoi An has recently emerged as a hot name on Vietnam’s tourist site list. Traveling to Hoi An is a must on your trip to Vietnam.

A canvas painting exhibition – a great way to partly admire the beauty of Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An on a canvas panting

Hoi An on a canvas painting

The canvas painting exhibition shows you all the aspects of life in Hoi An Ancient Town through the time as well as different perspectives of different artists in different generations.

Places to go for the canvas painting exhibition in Hoi An

  • T&G Art Gallery, No 46 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An
  • Hay Hay, No 155 Tran Phu, Hoi An

Through these artworks in oil on canvas, you will feel a sense of nostalgia for the artists, get a snapshot of Hoi An’s history, and partly admire the poetic charm of a historic quarter. From the stunning coastline to the mango-colored alleyways, from the old communal houses, buildings and trading streets to the modern galleries, antique stores, souvenir shops, and restaurants, Hoi An has everything to become a must-visit destination in Vietnam.

A Hoi An day-trip – a great way to fully appreciate the beauty of Hoi An Ancient Town

Going to a canvas painting exhibition to find out about the diverse perspectives of many generations of artists is good, but meeting Hoi An Ancient Town in person is better. What can be better than contemplating an impressive streetscape of the old Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese houses, experiencing the unique architecture influenced by that of Vietnam and those of Asian countries or Western nations?

Top things to do in Hoi An

Get custom made items

Get custom made items

Get tailor-made clothes in Hoi An

Hoi An is a Mecca for all shoppers, even for those with a mid-range budget and Western tastes and sizes. Like Hanoi capital in the North, Hoi An in the Central region is well-known as the land of cheap tailor-made clothes. Here you are free to design and get your clothes, suits, dresses, handbags, and shoe custom made. Hoi An boutiques are plentiful. Thus, you have uncountable options to have the styles and sizes of dresses that meet your needs.

Check out the local markets

Hoi An local market

Hoi An market

A trip to the local markets will definitely open your eyes to a plethora of seasonal tropical fruits and fresh vegetables, for example, mangosteen, rambutan, and papaya that cannot be found at grocery stores in your hometown. It is also an amazing chance to go outside, see locals wearing their conical hats, enjoy a wide range of great foods, treat yourself with fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, buy some fresh produce, meet new people, and especially support local businesses as well as local farmers. Some of the liveliest markets to visit in Hoi An are Hoi An Central Market, Thanh Ha fishing market, Nguyen Hoang night market, etc.

Feast on Hoi An food specialties

Cao Lau

Cao Lau

Hoi An has more than just its well-preserved architecture and structure, its romantic atmosphere, its stunning art, culture, and history. It is also about the delightful things you might have heard about Hoi An’s cuisine. Cao lau, mussel rice (com hen), fried mussels (hen xao), grilled pork with rice paper (banh uot thit nuong), chicken rice (com ga), fried wonton (hoanh thanh), white rose cake (banh bao banh vac), Vietnamese baguette, Quang noodles (mi Quang), khot cake (banh khot), etc. There is no end to what to eat and where to enjoy it. Food is Hoi An’s secret weapon. Its emphasis is on the fresh, seasonal ingredients and the nicely balanced texture, color, and presentation.

Food in Hoi An is not only delicious and varied but also cheap. You can easily have a full meal for only a few dollars.

Hoi An is regarded as a unique cultural heritage site winning the hearts of all travelers thanks to its slow pace of life, the warm welcome of locals, and its enthralling scenery.

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