I always wonder every time I passed a beautiful old house or abandoned house it makes me feel calm and relax.Even the smell of the aged books in the library with the dates written at the back in faded ink makes me wants to be glued in every single page and wish it would swallow me at any second to take me back in the old times.That is so me. A 28 year-old young woman trapped in an 80 year old’s body.
If you feel the same way, then I would not take “NO” for an answer if Hoi An City is not your dream destination.So, better off devote your day at least simply exploring the town on foot or bicycle by doing these five old feels.
1. House of yesterday
Did you enjoy thinking about what life was like long ago?
If yes, try to knock on wood in Phung Hung Old house, one of the historic houses along Hoi Ann streets that would surely grabbed your attention all the way.The interior decoration of the house from high wooden ceiling to carved pots to the house exhibits armed with a lot of information about the lifestyle of merchants who lived in Hoi An long time ago have been lovingly preserved.
Not to mention the fact that the house was listed as a national historical vestige last June 29, 1993.It can be found at 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street standing still and waiting for you even if you come late.
This is what it looks like when you go inside a Phung Hung Old house
This place is like a time machine, great perspective on how Japanese back then living in Hoi An as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water.The bridge is about 60 feet in length and simply, yet colourfully painted in red with a wooden pagoda roof.
You can’t be missed on a walk around the old town since it runs off the main Tran Phu Street. No wonder, the bridge stands as a symbol of Hoi even until today An but the culture is running forward because you can no longer see the old merchants crossing the bridge other than travelers taking the perfect shot on instagram or blogs.
I am trying to get a decent pose but ended up not liking it though.Lol.
It was so familiar, in that the same sensation when Rapunzel and Flynn were surrounded by thousands of glowing lanterns from the movie “Tangled”. Cheese Whiz! Disney makes you feel old.
If you’re feeling really romantic by the thought of walking the entire place by quaint and old-fashioned lanterns so better off wait until the darkness fell over the whole place in Hoi An Riverside. Because this where the magic begins.
The glowing lanterns behind is just so love.
4.Carrying pole like a pro
At first glance the old town seems small network of streets packed with street vendors carrying fruit basket on shoulder poles are absolutely a common sight in Hoi An.You can definitely see numbers of vendors fill the baskets with goods but normally fruits and vegetables and how they patiently waking up to sunrise and retired to it.I guess if you want to be a native in this place you should feel the burden on the back and shoulders.Sure, it would take you to the time where local vendors would carry the basket on their head and later use the basket as a hat.
Whatcha think? Do you think I can sell all of these fruits in my basket?
5.Authentic soul food just like you
And then, drum roll, da-da-daaaaaaaaa, there’s Banh Mi at Phuongs.This undeniably the most celebrated place, where you can see a long queue of customers waiting to be handed with that crispy and stuffed baguette not to mention that banh mi is the epitome of street food in Vietnam, which something that you wouldn’t want to miss when visiting Hoi An.Because their sandwich will take you to the next level, which is giving you a punch of fresh herbs, mint, basil, coriander, chili and the-secret-sauce mixture is just a no-brainer. It’s bombdiggity!
It’s absolutely a soul food blast from the past which is being handed down from generation to the next generation.So come taste this yummy food-You will never know until you try it!
Got the best banh mi in the world.Woot! Woot!