Hoi An Impression Theme Park is a 10-hectare park built on an artificial island along the Thu Bon River which is close to the famous Hoi An Ancient Town. The theme park is unique on its own for its focus on showcasing the culture and tradition of Hoi An itself, educating and reminding the visitors the importance of the small town to the trading history in Southeast Asia and even to the world.
About Hoi An Impression Theme Park
The main attraction in Hoi An Impression Theme Park is the breathtaking performance of the Hoi An Memories Show, but there are also other places worth visiting within the theme park.
The Theme Park replicated some of the most fascinating structures and scenes during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The architecture and designs of the theme park are a perfect reflection of Hoi An town people’s dedication to spectacularly preserve their culture, traditions and the Hoi An old town.
Map of Hoi An Impression Theme Park
Map of Hoi An Impression Theme Park, Art shows and time period. View full size at here
What is inside the Hoi An Impression Theme Park?
One of the awe-inspiring structures at the Hoi An Impression Theme Park is its huge gateway. It is a replica of the Thanh Chiem Palace, a national relic found in Quang Nam Province. Nguyen Hoang, the first of the Nguyen Lords built the Thanh Chiem Palace in 1602.
It was later considered as the second capital of the last majestic Vietnamese dynasty, Nguyen Dynasty. Thanh Chiem Palace welcomed western missionaries as they shared their knowledge with the locals and eventually collaborated with them to formulate the Vietnamese language writing system.
A replica of how Hoi An ancient town was during the 17th and 18th centuries where neighboring Southeast Asian countries and even western countries like France and the Netherlands did their business in this small trading port town. Local products like silk, carvings and potteries are everywhere and there are also great tasting home grown fruits.
Dine and be amazed with the impressive bamboo architecture at Hoi An Impression Theme Park. Bamboo is commonly found in the forests of Vietnam, a great material for building houses and other structures. The bamboo Vietnamese restaurant is a true reflection of simplicity is beauty.
The Central Square is practically the commercial area of Hoi An Impression Theme Park. It is somewhat a glimpse of what Hoi An was during the 17th and 18th centuries as the famous trading port in Southeast Asia.
Merchants from all over the world, including France and the Netherlands were doing business in Hoi An back then trading locals like silk, ceramics and tea.
Vietnam is a religious country in almost every town and city; at least one of the tourist’s attractions is a pagoda, temple or shrine. Hoi An Impression Theme Park has dedicated section for Vietnamese devotee to worship and pray for their gods even during vacation.
Since Japan and Vietnam has a strong diplomatic relationship during the 17th and 18th centuries, there were hundreds of Japanese merchants who decided to settle in Hoi An and became part of the community. Japanese Village is one of the replicas on how Japan influenced the architectural designs of some houses and shops in Hoi An.
A common structure found in Japan, China and Korea. This is one of the cultural influences of the Japanese and Chinese merchants in Hoi An. Love Bridge is where lovers pray and ask for blessings from gods for a stronger relationship bond.
Real performance Area of Hoi An Memory Show
Hoi An Memories Show area is over 1 kilometer with 3,300 seating capacity. It requires 500 world-class performers wearing their traditional ao dai costumes on the stage and entertaining the guests with modern staging techniques and excellent-quality performances.
Art shows and time period at Hoi An Impression Theme Park
The Real World Performance
The largest art show in Vietnam and carefully prepared by Vietnam’s honorable historians, directors, music experts, designers, costume experts and technicians to bring out the best in portraying some important events in history and showcasing the culture and tradition of the beautiful town of Hoi An.
Trai Ho Beating Tiger
The show tells a story about a legendary man who defeated and killed a ferocious tiger during the time when the villagers were still living with wild animals devouring their livestock, including buffalos.
The villagers were then powerless over fast and strong tigers roaming around their area. Trai Ho became Quang Nam’s symbol of strong will in protecting the results of their hard work.
Trai Ho Beating Tiger Showtime: 19h20 – 20h00
Love Story of the Silkworm Goddess
This is not just another love story of a royal and a commoner in Vietnam. It also entails the history of silk production and how it reached the international market even in the 17th century.
The Crowned Prince Nguyen Phuc Lan fell in love with a commoner who made her living by sericulture and growing mulberries.
Their marriage enabled the wife to influence and encourage the whole community to get into sericulture and start growing more mulberries as well.
When the process and production became fully developed, they decided to bring these quality Vietnamese silk products to the legendary Silk Road.
The Love Story of the Silkworm Goddess Showtime: 17h30 – 18h00
The Happy Forest
A show that brings you back to the time when people were being entertained in a spacious wine restaurant at Hoi An Impression Theme Park. Witness some of the best stunts that were done during this era that the previous locals and traders enjoyed.
The Happy Forest Showtime: 17h25 – 18h30
Wedding Ceremony of Princess Ngoc Hoa
The story depicts the strong diplomatic relationship between Vietnam and Japan. The historical wedding ceremony of Princess Ngoc Hoa and a prestige Japanese merchant. Introducing and popularising each other’s culture in the home country of their spouses.
Wedding Ceremony of Princess Ngoc Hoa Showtime: 20h00 – 20h15
Hoi An Memories Show
Hoi An Memories Show would bring visitors a unique and satisfying experience in this spectacularly well-preserved port town of Hoi An. The Show is held every night except Tuesdays at Hoi An Impression Theme Park. The show usually starts from 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM and takes an hour.