The city of Hoi An in Vietnam is always an intriguing place to visit. In order to experience the attractions of the city an excellent choice would be to base yourself at a Hoi An spa resort such as the Anantara Hoi An Resort. This quality accommodation meets the expectations if its guests providing appealing rooms and gracious hospitality.

The area of Hoi An is well-known for its outstanding skilled artisans who are reputed for creating intricate handicrafts that have secured a reputation amongst visitors from around the world. By visiting the villages where these exquisite handicrafts are made visitors will have the opportunity to witness at first hand the manner in which they are created. It is also possible to purchase the masterpieces created by these skilled artistes.

As there are many islands surrounding Hoi An it is possible to take a river cruise combined with a bicycle tour to the rural villages where the renowned handicrafts are made; it is possible to take bicycles aboard the cruise vessel. Than Ha village is renowned for its exceptional pottery and visitors will have the opportunity to observe the process of creating a pottery product such as a pot, vase or kettle.

A short river cruise will take you to the village known as Kim Bong which is reputed for its amazing woodcarving. This village has an interesting history which will be narrated by an experienced guide. Visitors are free to wander around this village and may view the carpentry workshops where elaborate creations such as handmade furniture, sculptures and souvenirs are made. Another attraction at the village is the boatbuilding yard in which wooden crafts for fishing are assembled in the traditional manner.

In Hoi An city visitors will find handicraft boutiques where they may view and purchase genuine Vietnamese handicrafts crafted meticulously by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. One of these splendid creations will be a splendid memento of your visit to Hoi An.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.