Phenomenal rail journeys of Asia
By Sukie Chapman
18 January 2018
You love rail travel but also want to explore further afield than Europe; this is a conundrum many of our customers call us about.Read more
The city of Hoi An, located on the coast of the South China Sea, was owner of South-East Asia's largest harbour during the 1st century. From the 7th - 10th centuries it was a strategic port for the Spice Trade - the people of Champa City (as it was known at the time) became incredibly wealthy as they were able to control the region's spice trade through the port. At the heart of the city is the Old Town, which is a maze of winding lanes and Chinese-style shop buildings. Although now a thriving tourist destination, Hoi An has been spared from the tower-block style constructions and remains largely unspoilt.
Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.… see more
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The symbol of Hoi An is the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in the 1600s by the Japanese community, who were then forced to return to Japan only 40 years later.
One of several home-cum-museum attractions in Hoi An, Tan Ky House is a terrific example of how local architecture blends design influences from Japan and China. A visit to Tan Ky house is limited to just a small part of the house - so as not to intrude on members of the family using the rest of the house as their home.