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
This was a fantastic experience. We were looking for an interesting way to travel between Hoi An and Hue, having not been very impressed with overnight trains and buses. We also did not want to lose 4 hours of our day just sitting in a standard vehicle. This trip makes a day of adventure out of the journey. The views from the mountain pass were beautiful and the stop for lunch and a swim at the beach broke up the day nicely. We had a brilliant English speaking tour guide. Would highly recommend!
We got picked-up on time and drove to Old-town. Bikes we pretty old, so that could be better. Tourguide was friendly and asked us what we wanted to try and eat. Even though the tour didn't last for 4 hours (instead it was more like 2 hours), we still enjoyed the bike ride and (street)food. The tourguide told us stories about the history of Hoi An which was great.
On arrival the ticket collection is quite straightforward and sign posted. You can enjoy a welcome drink (payable) or a free refreshment as part of the show, peach tea was very nice. Sitting in the nicely chilled air conditioned hall you are left captivated through the performance which is is full of passion. Very helpful and pleasant staff and performers.
Tour was very good itself, our tour guide was very friendly and knew his facts however he was a little hard to understand but that’s not his fault! The boat part was nice with a simple rice & tofu lunch and the option to buy drinks on board. Overall was very good for the price and a nice bit of history added to our travels.
It was a very full on day. Our guide (Snow) was full of energy from the start. When we got to Marble Mountains it was raining and the escalator was not available yet she asked us if we still wanted to proceed and we did with gusto! Amazing guide, full of energy and care. Highly recommend the whole day.