General Information About Quang Nam
Area: 10,438.4 sq. km. Population: 1,450.1 thousand habitants (2012). Capital: Tam Ky City. Administrative divisions: - City: Hoi An - Districts: Dai Loc, Dien Ban, Duy Xuyen, Nam Giang, Thang Binh, Que Son, Hiep Duc, Tien Phuoc, Phuoc Son, Nui Thanh, Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Tay Giang, Dong Giang, Phu Ninh, Nong Son. Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Co Tu, Xo Dang, M'Nong, Co (Cor)...
Quang Nam is located in the middle of Central Viet Nam and is surrounded by Da Nang City, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum provinces. The Truong Son Mountains, Laos, and the East Sea also border the province.
Quang Nam has various of mountains and hills (covers 72% its surface) with many high mountains such as Lum Heo Mountain of 2,045m, Tion Mountain of 2,032m, Gole- Lang Mountain of 1,855m... Main rivers run from Truong Son Range to East Sea as Vu Gia , Thu Bon, Tam Ky rivers.
Climate: Quang Nam's climate is influenced by monsoon. The annual average temperature is 250C. It is hot and dry from February to April and rainy from September to December. The average humidity is about 84%. The annual average rainfall is 2,000mm. The average sunny hours: 1,944 hours/years.Tourism
Experiencing the ups and downs over the years, Quang Nam still preserves the unique historical and cultural remains of the past along with rich human values. Some of the typical cultural sites include: Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holy Land, Tra Kieu Old Champa Capital, Cham Towers in Khuong My and Chien Dan, which record the remains of Sa Huynh, Champa and the Dai Viet civilization.
During many wars, Quang Nam was one of the cradles of the revolutionary movement. Bo Bo, Nui Chua, Vinh Trinh, Cho Duoc, Chu Lai and underground tunnels of Ky Anh, the Ho Chi Minh Trail have gone down in history as the destinations for tourist to stop and visit the former battle fields.
The province possesses 120km of coastline stretching form Dien Ngoc to Dung Quat with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches. The beaches of Dien Duong, Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, Ky Ha and Bai Rang together with the lake of Phu Ninh, the rivers of the Thu Bon and Truong Giang and the island of Cham are ideal tourist attractions.
Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Cham Towers have been recognized as World Cultural Heritage since 12/1999.
Quang Nam Province is located in the middle of Vietnam, 860km from Hanoi, 947km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 108km from Hue City. The province is on the National Highway 1A, the South- North railway and on the route of Danang?- Quang Nam- Kon Tum - Gia Lai - Dak Lak - Dak Nong - Binh Phuoc. Hoi An is 32km from Danang and can be reached by car, bus or minibus.
Hoi An, Hoi An Vietnam, Hoi An Travel Guide, Tours, Map, Photos
Hoi An is a small town on the bank of Thu Bon river in the central of Quang Nam province. It is one of the most famous destinations in the middle part of Viet Nam , 30km far from Da Nanm. Hoi An ancient town was recognized as the World heritage by UNESCO. The town was the very important trading port of South – East Asia from the 15th to the 19th century, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled. These caused a lot of effect with the architecture of Hoi An and makes the town become the unique heritage site.
Hoi An translates as "peace meeting place". In English and other European languages, the town was known historically as “Faifo”. Hoi An has long been a cultural crossroad. Moreover, the diverse cultural influences remain visible today from the culture of Kingdom of Champa ,the Asian culture of Japanese, Chinese, Indian and the Western culture during the trading time from the 16th century.
Originally, Hoi An was a divided town with the Japanese settlement across the Japanese Bridge. The bridge was built by the Japanese in the 16th century with the unique and special structure. In addition, the town had a deeply influence from Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets. All the houses were built with rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs. Two side of the streets lined with 2 storey Chinese shops which have been standing there for more than 300 years of history , the shops here is quite colorful with silk, glass and paper lanterns. And there are some buildings which are very attractive to visit : Quan Cong temple, Phung Hung House, Tan Ky house, Quan Thang house...
Since 1998, the Hoi An resident decided to preserve one of the beautiful culture that’s using colored lanterns. On the 14th of each lunar month, residents will switch off their lights and hang cloth and paper lanterns on their porches and windows. Others electronics as TV, radios, street lights and neon lights are turned off, and a sparkling, romantic and mysterious view is opened. And the 14th day of the lunar month is also a Buddhist day of worship. Hoi An residents place offerings of food and incense on their ancestral altars and then go to visit the pagodas. The scent of incense and the sounds of people singing add to the town's enchanted atmosphere.