Hội An (會安) translates as "peaceful meeting place". In English and other European languages, the town was known historically as Faifo. This word is derived from Vietnamese Hội An phố (the town of Hội An), which was shortened to "Hoi-pho", and then to "Faifo".
It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1999.
Music and Dance
Architecture - Landscape
(Issued 16-01-2012 )