Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders between the 16th and 18th centuries. These early traders came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as in ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint and peaceful riverside town which is popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and many cafes. Some of the buildings in the heart of Hoi An have remained unchanged for over 100 years. You will embark on a half-day walking tour through the narrow streets of the Ancient Quarter. You will visit such popular sites as the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Upon completion of your tour, there will be ample time for you to shop or relax.