A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is a small but well-preserved former international trading port from the 15th to 18th century that welcomed Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants. Start your journey at the Chua Ong Pagoda - built in honor of the Chinese general Quan Cong, a symbol of courage and loyalty. Make an offering and the caretaker will strike a bronze bowl that makes a bell-like sound. Continue on to the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall where the Jinshang Temple is located. With Hoi An's history as a trading port, it is no surprise that the temple is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and protector of sailors. Finish the tour with the 200-year old ancestral house, Tam Ky, and a 17th century bridge built by Japanese craftsmen. The idyllic and relaxed vibe of the town makes it a great place to walk around on foot to take in its history.