Hoi An is an old harbor town located 30 km south of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. Its port thrived since the time of the Champa Kingdom and reached its high point of prosperity as a big trading center in the 17th Century. Along with Chinese settlements and Dutch trading houses, a Japanese settlement that became home to more than 1000 Japanese people were established there. The Japanese Bridge still remains to this day, bustling with tourists, as evidence of times past. The beautiful townscape of Hoi An Ancient Town was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999.