Top attractions in Hoi An
What is it about port cities? They're always the most exciting places to hang out and Hoi An is no exception. Once a trader's town, today Hoi An is a medley of cultural influences in one single stop.
Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics to explore some of the rich trading history of Hoi An. Pottery from India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan is on display.
Dive into the rich cultural history of Hoi An. You can pay tribute to General Quan Cong--who is revered for his courage and loyalty--at the temple.
The intricate carpentry work on the Phung Hung House is a mixture of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese styles of workmanship. The 19th century building was once the site of a shop that sold spices and glassware.
Chaozhou Hall has spectacular carvings on the beams, walls, and alters that illustrate detailed scenes. Before your visit to the congregational hall check out the event calendar; the hall often hosts community events.
The Sa Huynh is said to be the first culture to have settled the area. Explore pre-historic Sa Huynh culture through their habits, artifacts, and more at the museum.
The house of Quan Thang has been standing for over three centuries. The style of architecture has traces of Japanese and Chinese influence, as is common in Hoi An.
Plop yourself down under a palm tree grove and enjoy the sandy beaches of Hoi An. A gentle tide will soothe you as you sip on a drink and admire the distant glittering of city buildings.
The Old House of Tan Ky is a great way to learn more about the illustrious history of Hoi An. A living home, the staff welcomes you with tea and goes on to offer terrific guided tours.
The Japanese Covered Bridge is simple in style and was once flattened by the French to accommodate vehicles, but the overall shape and design of the bridge hasn't changed. While you make your way over to the bridge, stop by the temple located on the north side.
The cuisine of Hoi An is full of nuanced and exotic flavors. Make sure to try one of the many chicken rice dishes or for full authentic flare--make sure your meal has vegetables from the Tra Que vegetable village and the water came from an ancient Cham well.
The small streets of Hoi An are best traversed on foot. Beware of motorbikes whizzing about! You can also rent a motorbike, but know that during some hours they are banned from the city center. You can also take a taxi or go old-school and take a boat around.
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- If you visit from February to July, you'll find warm, sunny weather. Year-round Hoi An has pleasant weather but can be quite rainy. The best time to go is before the rainy season begins.
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What people are saying about Hoi An
Wonderful and professional cooking class provided by Vietnamese chef in a pleasing and relaxed cooking rural environment surrounded by water into the sunset. English speaking Tour guide Thang picked us up at hotel in an airconditioned bus along with another 6 couples and travelled to the river where we were transported to the kitchen by canoe. Once there we were introduced to their herb garden explaining why and what ingredients she is using in class. Once in kitchen she asked for dietary needs and she explained the 4 dishes we were going to prepare. She involved everyone for the menus preparation and explained short cuts and techniques Eg when is oil ready to fry: place chop stick standing in oil once you see oil stat to fry oil is ready. Then everyone prepared dishes and Thang came around to check and assist if required. She remembered all names. Once completed we ate food at sunset. After dessert she gave everyone a gift. She transported each couple back to hotel. Highly recommended
We went with an open mind. We enjoyed the old boat ride over which was nice and relaxing. We went up top. The water was a little murky but once the sun can out it was beautiful to swim in the ocean. We only did the snorkeling as a family of 4. (10yr, 12yr) After an hour and half of snorkelling we jet boated to another part of the island. It was beautiful. The lunch was very average but again we didn’t mind and I took snacks for the kids so we weren’t too fussed. The speed boat ride back was fast and furious. We made it back fine and it was a very enjoyable day all round. Thanks.
It was really hot when we were transferring from Hoi An to Hue so we chose to go by private car. It was the right choice because we were able to do the trip at our own pace. Our driver Choung was excellent. He had very good English and brought us to The Marble Mountain, China Beach, The Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach for lunch. There are other stops available but these were the ones we wanted to see. Good experience and good value.
Superbly organised tour with hotel pick up and numerous stops along the way by the driver. He gave us insight into every place we stopped and ensured we had loads of time to wander through all the amazing sites. when travelling with luggage this is the best way to see the Hai Van Pass in all its beauty. Would highly recommend.
Enjoyed the tour and your guide was excellent. Particularly appreciated (bearing in mind the early start) the specific pick-up time being sent through the evening before. However, the van used is not big enough for western length legs: a slightly roomier van would make the journey to and from the temples much more comfortable.