Knowledge Sharing in Tourism and Hospitality

CAO LAU HOI AN

CAO LAU HOI AN

Hoi An has been widely known as the land of beauty spots, friendly hosts and of hospitality; moreover, Hoi An engrosses and appealed to visitors with the delicious local dishes, among which, Cao Lau is a typical dish that contributed greatly to the culinary culture of the ancient town in particular and of Vietnam in general.

A GLIMPSE OF HOI AN

A GLIMPSE OF HOI AN

Located in the downstream of Thu Bon River junction and belonging to the coastal plain of Quang Nam province and about 30km away from Da Nang City to the South, Hoi An is known as an ancient city and world heritage in Vietnamese land. What attract visitors to the land are not only harmonious natural landscapes or delicious food fascinated to visitors but also friendly local people who are extremely likeable. When arriving at Hoi An, tourists would have a surprising depth of emotion for the natural scenery as well as the people here. Not noisy or bustling as it is in the prosperous cities in modern life but peaceful and quiet, not gushy or ingenious but honest and rustic.

HOI AN – DOOR EYES AND BELIEF IN DOOR GOD

HOI AN – DOOR EYES AND BELIEF IN DOOR GOD

On the door at the entrance of the architectural heritages in Hoi An ancient town are a couple of hexagonal or octagonal wooden pieces, which are sophisticatedly engraved or even glided sometime, named as door eyes by the local. Door eye is an exceptional form of decoration, actually, it is the lock knob in the shape of a nail with the 10cm-thick and 20cm-wide head and the rectangle 30cm-long latch functions as the linking that keeps the transom and the door frame undetachable.