Hoi An is a picturesque city located in Vietnam, sandwiched between the Thu Bon River and the South China Sea. It is known for its unique UNESCO-protected unique architecture, which combines a blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese elements. The city’s historic quarter is peppered with well-preserved wooden shop-houses, Chinese temples, and colorful lanterns. Hoi An is a great spot for shopping with many local artisans selling handmade goods such as embroidery, woodwork, custom-made tailoring, ceramics and jewelry. The city’s picturesque night markets offer a plethora of street food, while the riverside cafes offer amazing views of the cityscape. Other attractions include Thien Hau Temple, Tra Kieu, and the ancient port of Hoi An. A visit to Hoi An isn't complete without tasting the iconic Cao Lau noodles, a traditional dish made with local ingredients.