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Insider Experience: Hoi An through the Eyes of a Conservation Expert

Unearth a different side of the historic port town of Hoi An with our “insider”, an expert on heritage conservation.

The beautiful town of Hoi An is an architectural dream. From the perspective of a local conservation expert, share in the knowledge of various UNESCO conservation projects taking place in this trading port which dates back to the 15th century. First, meet with the conservation expert at an ancient merchant house for a brief introduction to the current conservation projects that are taking place. Then, escorted by the specialist, walk through a protected neighbourhood and visit various antique buildings to see ongoing conservation efforts that are underway to preserve the historical heritage of Hoi An. Their unique architecture has influences from the various cultures that flourished here during Hoi An's heyday as a bustling international trading port in the times of antiquity.

Continue the tour with a wander around Hoi An's charming flower lined streets and take in sights of some of the various historical attractions there, including the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Communal Hall and privately-run heritage photo galleries showcasing Hoi An Ancient Town and its people.  Conclude this tour with a walk through smaller streets for a look at the local life of the area, which still retains its unique cultural vibes.

Insider Experience: Hoi An through the Eyes of a Conservation Expert

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