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9 Things to Do 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.

Museum of Trade Ceramics

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.

Quan Cong Temple

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.

Phung Hung House

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

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.

Museum of Sa Huynh Culture

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.

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Quan Thang

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.

Cua Dai Beach

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.

Old House of Tan Ky

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.

Japanese Covered Bridge

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.

Planning Your Hoi An Visit

What to eat in Hoi An?

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.

How to get around Hoi An?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    Vietnamese
  • Currency
    Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +84
  • Best time to visit
    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

Really enjoyed the tour it was a lot of fun

Guide was very informative English was good lunch was very very good fisherman we’re happy & made the it a happy & enjoyable tour would highly recommend

Experiencing the everyday lives of the vietnamese people

Educational learning a little about the lives of the rural communities and how they live. Participating in traditional vietnamese cooking 'rice paper' and learning about the 'stilling' of King cobra snake wine at 65% and sampling..." fully understanding why the pigs were so called 'Happy Pigs'.... The tour and the programme were very informative, entertaining and educational. Lola & Lucky...awesome tour guides as well as being our hosts and friends for the day Thankyou

It was an excellent, complete and versatile tour

It was nor es su to find a Tour frontera Hoi An to Hue which could offer us what we wanted. We find it here. Our tourguide Ha Thanh showed grear enthusiasm and sympathy. He provided us a lot of information answering widely all of our questions. He adapted the tour to our wishes avoiding crowded hours. Definitely a wonderful tour

Private Excursion of Hue from Hoian or Danang City Reviewed by GUILLERMO, 07/26/2018

Very professional. Waiting as we arrived at airport . Very safe drive

Would definitely recommend this company. Very happy with service, vehicle, driver and welcome person.

Really sweet guide and a nice chef, who cooked amazing food with us.

Get a taste of Vietnam while enjoying the market and later on the countryside of Hoi An. We had a lot of fun while learning to cook amazing Vietnamese food in a nice setting: an open restaurant that offered shade from the sun, but still allowed a breeze to cool us down. There seemed to be taken well care of the hygienic aspect and the food was simply delicious! Handling the chopsticks was a little difficult though! :D