Hoi An Ancient Town is truly the most charming place to stop in central Vietnam. The preservation of 18th century architecture and way of life in the old town continues to lure wide eyed visitors. Once you arrive in Hoi An, you will wish you had planned to stay longer. It's a place that tugs on your sense of peace. It's safe and easy to explore. December in 1999, Hoi An Ancient Town was officially listed as a World Heritage Site.