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Hoi An, previously called Faifoo, used to be a trading center in the Central Vietnam. Due to its active trading, Hoi An became a very prosperous town. Compared to other parts of Vietnam, Hoi An is well preserved with many hundred-year-old houses. 

Tourists love Hoi An for its unique, ancient, and romantic atmosphere. Hoi An is continuing to grow as a favorite choice for honeymooners. The real old town of Hoi An is small and pedestrianized reserved for walking and bicycle riding only. The town is now full of activities like music performances and traditional games, beautiful boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. In the evening, you will be amazed at the beauty of shining lanterns and you could take a boat ride on Thu Bon River shone in floating candles.

To get to Hoi An, you could take a flight to Hue or Danang, and from there you could get to Hoi An by road. Hoi An is only 30 minutes from Danang and 3.5 hours away from Hue by car. In Hoi An, you could take a day trip to Cham Island or My Son Ruins, a Hoi An walking food tour, or a trip to Tra Que village or Cam Thanh Coconut Lands to experience the authentic lifestyle of the locals.

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

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Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Central Vietnam Essential – 6 Days

The places you visit will range from cultural, historical, and local sites to pure entertaining hotspot like a museum park with a cable car ride.

From:
389 USD/ pax

Top 8 Things To Do & See for Hoi An Tours

Hoi An – The poetic riverside city has been an inspiration for many generations of Vietnamese poets, novelists, artists and has left a deep impression for every foreigner who has visited the country. Different from the other bustling cities of Vietnam, Hoi An enchants tourists by its charming beauty of landscape and people. This ancient city is packed with wonderful sights to see, special cuisine, unique colorful architecture and surrounded by gorgeous countryside. Here are top 5 things to do and see in Hoi An we recommended to you.

Wander around Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town gets the top position on the list of must-see destinations in Hoi An tours. As a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 15th to the 19th century, this ancient town is a special museum consisting of a series of historic buildings influenced by Chinese architecture. Zigzag on the narrow and winding roads of the town to explore many unique highlights such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the three so-called Old Houses, and the Quan Cong Temple. Drop at a tailor’s shop to get a beautiful dress or suit. Remember to watch the incredible folk music performances held several times each day at the Hoi An Handicraft Workshop.

Visit Tan Ky House

Tan Ky house was built by an ethnically Vietnamese family two centuries ago. This house is the most invaluable property which has been preserved through seven generations. This ancients house is a perfect combination of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. You can easily recognize the ceiling is affected by Japanese architectural styles with three progressively shorter beams or the Chinese characters are presented by columns decorated with special mother-of-pearl Chinese poems. Tourists will be impressed by the carving of crossed sabers wrapped in silk ribbon where force and flexibility converged.

Admire Japanese Covered Bridge

Like the iconic image of Hoi An, Japanese covered bridge impresses tourists by their pure beauty of being graceful curves and the inspiration for Zen spirit. This ancient bridge distinguishes itself by Japanese character unlike most other buildings in the old town, which are decorated according to flamboyant Chinese and Vietnamese architectural styles. This is such an ideal place for those who love taking photos, with a magnificent historical background and amazing red faded color. See it at night…awesome!

Hit the Cua Dai beach

As one of the top beaches of Vietnam, Cua Dai is well-known for its pristinely soft white sand, crystal-clear yet deep blue water, crispy sunshine, cool salty breeze, slightly sloped sea floor and the gentle waves. This unspoiled and clean beach guarantees you an amazing experience. Relax on the deckchair and sip a cool cocktail or take part in a lot of fun activities, it depends on you. Do not skip this destination in your Hoi An tour if you are not a big fan of beaches!

Taste Cao Lau

Cao Lau is one of the most mouthwatering dishes you must try during your Hoi An tour. With the attractive brown color, unusual flavor, this unique dish satisfies everyone even fastidious people. It’s the combination of hand-cut noodles, sliced pork, crunchy rice crackers, spices, big handfuls of fresh herbs and super-tasty broth. Drop at a restaurant or stall in the riverside food market to taste this special dish.

Visit Tra Que vegetable village

You can easily realize that most meals in Hoi An also served with vegetables and herbs, so where your lunch is grown? Let’s find the answer! Located between town and An Bang beach, Tra Que fresh-veg village grows many types of vegetable from spring onions, tomatoes to hefty taro. Visitors can wander the plots, try to identify plants and chat with farmers there. Come to Baby Mustard restaurant for your delicious lunch and do not forget trying “three friends” – bundles of pork, prawn, and mint, tied with spring onion!

Soak Into Hoi An Night Market

Located on Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoi An night market is a paradise for shopaholics and foodies. The market opens around 5 pm every day when more than 500 vendors open up their stalls. The visitors will be mesmerized by a ton of local products from unique souvenirs to fresh fruits and mouthwatering streetfoods. Perhaps the most-spotted item for sale is the colorful paper lantern, which glows vividly after nightfall like a beautiful flower. Pick up a colorful lantern to cast a glow as you shop or take it home as a way to remember the colors, vibrant, and excitement of the Hoi An Night Market. A lantern is also a lovely gift for your friends.

Attending a Cooking Class

During your Hoi An tour, you will have a chance to discover how tasty the local cuisine truly is and bring home its flavor by taking a cooking class. It often starts with a tour around markets in Hoi An to buy fresh ingredients for the cooking lesson. Then you will learn how to mix all the flavors in the tasty treats. Nothing is more wonderful than cooking yourself delicious dishes and taste them. Names of recommendation are Red Bridge Cooking School and Gioan Cooking School.

Weather in Hoi An

Hoi An is divided into two distinct seasons: the dry (from January to July) and wet season (from August to December). Hoi An is sometimes also cold in January, which creates the unique feelings for the ancient town. The best time to visit Hoi An is the difficult question as each season has its featured beauty. It looks like this ancient town, regardless of sun or rain, still attracts a lot of visitors whenever they arrive here.

Best Time to Visit Hoi An

The 14th Day of Every Month (Lunar calendar)

Hoi An Lantern Festival is organized on this day. From 7 pm to 9 pm, electric lights are turned off and colorful lanterns are light up instead with the space of folk music and cultural activities like dragon and lion dances. Visitors to Hoi An on this occasion will see the town full of nostalgic but extremely bustling, splendid experience.

From February to April

This is the time when the weather in Hoi An becomes especially pleasant and cool. The light sunshine at daytime and slight winds at night make Hoi An really suitable for relaxation. The time from February to April is the best occasion for outdoor activities in Hoi An such as sightseeing, taking photos, and visiting old heritages. In addition, Tet holiday often happens in February so you can explore how different this biggest festival of Vietnam is celebrated in Hoi An.

From May to July

Last months of the dry season in Hoi An is the exciting summertime with activities on beach. If the hot weather gets you tired after visiting around the ancient town, swimming and surfing on Cua Dai beach will completely refresh you for the next days of your visit.

From October to December

The rains at this time may interrupt your travel in Hoi An. Moreover, Thu Bon River is rising and the ancient town will be submerged in the water. If you want to discover a Venice in Vietnam by traveling by boats, consider visiting Hoi An on this occasion.

Hoi An General Information
Location: Central Vietnam, Quang Nam province
Population: Approximately 150,000 (2018)
Language: Vietnamese
Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)
National Condition: Mostly delta, Thu Bon River in the North
Ocean in the East

Hoi An Travel Guides

How to Get to Hoi An

To reach Hoi An, you have to get to Danang first. From Danang, there are some choices of transportations.

Bus
Distance: about 30km from Danang bus station to Hoi An bus station
Daily operating hours: From 5.30 am to 17.30 pm
Ticket price: around 25,000 VND

Motorbike
This is an opportunity for visitors to freely explore Hoi An and see nature along the roads.
Ask the staff of your hotel you stay for the stores which you can hire motorbikes.
About the route, you can follow the road signs on the national route 1A or ask for help from the hotel’s staff.

Taxi
This is the most convenient way to travel from Danang to Hoi An. It takes about 45 – 55 minutes depending on transportation conditions. However, the price of the taxi service is quite high from 350,000 VND to 450,000 VND one way.

Transportation in Hoi An

Hoi An citizens always have awareness of protecting the environment. Motorbikes and cars are hardly found in the town. They have developed the habit of walking and cycling. Hoi An was the first city in Vietnam to host the event “A Day Without Smoke – Car Free Day” in 2012. Since April 1st 2014, every citizen in Hoi An has gone to work by bikes to contribute to environmental protection, aiming to build Hoi An – the city of ecology, culture, and tourism. Cyclos are also the recommended transportation in Hoi An. A slow travel by cyclo around the ancient town will leave tourists astonishing memories.

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