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Top things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An, a calm, peaceful and poetic city, alluring visitors with its beautiful rustic and graceful, all that make you want to come here once in your life. This city which was being the hectic commerce port, the encounter of international merchant ships throughout the 17th and 18th century, is marked in visitors’ heart by unique cultures. You are immersed in the place of diverse heritages, amorous natural sceneries and experience unique Vietnamese cultural shows from Lune Production. Follow travelling lovers and cultural enthusiasts to experience the tranquil and genuine Hoi An.

1. Wandering around the ancient town

No trip to Hoi An is thorough without a visit to the ancient town. Walking down Bach Dang, Nguyen Thai Hoc and Tran Phu streets, you will be visiting many olden houses – the valuable heritage that are well-preserved, to observe the architectural and cultural values. The most well-known ancient Tan Ky, is recognized as a national monument in Hoi An, welcomed a lot of national and international delegates. You also can visit the antique house Phung Hung, the Church of Tran noble, Bridge Pagoda or the Assembly of Fujian, Chaozhou, in which contribute to embellish the appearance of ancient architecture. Renting a bike, sitting on cyclo or walking down a street, capturing stunning moments of locals and a peaceful life through your camera, are the best experiences that any traveler should has been through.

2. Discover amazing Vietnamese cultures through A O Show, The Mist and Teh Dar

Twilight covers the old town, walking down the street, you also have an opportunity to enjoy unique cultural spectacles A O Show, The Mist and Teh Dar at Lune Performing Center Hoi An. Those shows which have received much love and critical acclaim from local and international audiences, portray Vietnamese cultures with grace and unique aesthetics, using bamboo cirque, daring acrobatic, ballet and contemporary dance. Music invites audiences to a rustic and colorful world, where all emotions are lead by the sound, to touch your heart, make you feel thrilling and energetic at the same time. The stage light is off, but music still echoes in your ears, the visual still remains, giving the audience an unforgettable feeling.

The iconic dome covered by pure Vietnamese bamboo props, is dwelled in Dong Hiep park within the ancient An Hoi street. An unforgettable experience, retained in tourists’ memory about the gorgeous Vietnamese culture.

3. Experience the succulent cuisine

Many visitors choose Hoi An as the tastiest city in Vietnam. The city is small but culinary culture is extremely rich, it keeps people tuned to its cuisine ranging from vender street food to 5-star fabulous feast. From traditional chicken rice dish, to the distinguished Cao Lau from the 17th century. And keep in mind to experience the scrumptious banh-mi, which is acclaimed by Cameron Stauch, chef who served the President of Canada. A crispy bread, invite customers with plump, full of flavors: bacon, pate, cheese, served with cucumber, cilantro, sweet and sour vegetables, and delicious meat sauce.

4. Discovering pottery villages, handicraft workshops and one of a kind tailor shops

Being well-known for one of the hectic commercial portions in the 16th century, Hoi An is a place where interferes diverse cultures, especially being famous with pottery and handicrafts. From the wharf in the old quarter, you can rent a boat to visit Thanh Ha pottery village, which is 3km far from Hoi An to the West; Kim Bong Carpentry or Hoi An handicraft workshop. Throughout the artisans’ proficient hands, the rustic culture and lifestyle are well-presented in oil paintings, mats, ceramic bowls and art lanterns. You will not only admire the end-products, but also experience the making process.

This city also attracts visitors with a one of a kind tailor shop, which is featured on Forbes magazine that a suit is completed in just 24 hours. Customers get a chance to see the process of making their clothes and be delivered high quality designed clothes, by well-trained tailors and professional customer service.

After a round of experience, might you visit a quiet and peaceful coffee shop dwelling in the heart of Hoi An, drink a cup of white coffee, or warm cappuccino and hold in your hands aromatic roasted coffee. Located in the antique houses, the coffee shops bring tourists into a tranquil environment, to slow down and stay away from the hectic life.

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Shows by city

A O ShowA O Show

A O Show

A vivid portrait of Vietnam in urbanization time, painted with unique stage visuals and a touch of humor.

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.  

Lang Toi - My Village

The poetic beauty of Vietnamese village life, recreated using iconic bamboo, breathtaking cirque and exotic live music.

Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented under new cirque approach. Farming, building activities, traditional games, lifestyle of Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics, rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments. 

Lang Toi - My VillageLang Toi - My Village
PalaoPalao

Palao

A soulful dance carrying Cham spirit and culture, rendered in contemporary stage language. Some 20 artists sing, dance, and play traditional Cham instruments. Various-sized terracotta pots of several meanings, and signature white-colored costumes make a bold statement of Cham culture. Humanity and togetherness are core values embraced in Palao.

A soulful dance carrying Cham spirit and culture, rendered in contemporary stage language. Some 20 artists sing, dance, and play traditional Cham instruments. Various-sized terracotta pots of several meanings, and signature white-colored costumes make a bold statement of Cham culture. Humanity and togetherness are core values embraced in Palao.

Teh Dar

Embodiment of vigorous Vietnamese tribes culture thru cirque, dance, music from tribal instruments.

Teh Dar invites audience on a venture into the enchanting world of Vietnamese highlanders. Wild animal hunts, moonlit romance, jungle's tales of death and reincarnation, are all recreated with stunning bamboo cirque, daring acrobatics, and hypnotizing melody from exotic tribal instruments certified cultural heritage by UNESCO. Meaning ‘going in circle’ in the highland tribe K'ho's tongue, Teh Dar embrace and preserve beautiful and diverse Vietnamese tribal cultures. As the artists keep inspiring, the circle of tribal life keeps going, the cultures shall remain.  

Teh DarTeh Dar
The mistThe mist

The mist

The essence of Southern farmers’ life expressed in sensual contemporary dance language.

The Mist tells a story Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic and contemporary dance by skilled artists. Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to appreciate farmers’ dedication, from their misty dawn on the fields, their hardship and will power to rise up from humble muddy soil, to brace storms, to the moment they arrive joyously like shining pearls at harvest. The Mist is an hour of emotions, with myriad ups and downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, and colorful lighting effects.

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