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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

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

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

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

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.

Quan Thang
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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

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

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

Hot but well worth doin, informative and fun

We saw parts of Vietnam we wouldn’t have normally see. The cooking class was fun and we made things we have not even eaten before The basket boat trip was great

Professional tour with an excellent driver.

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.

Excellent way to see the Hai Van Pass and all of the sites on the way.

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.

Private Transfer from Hoi An to Hue via Hai Van Pass Reviewed by Anonymous, 05/04/2019

they where on time and got me to may hotel with out any problems

As I walled out of the arrivals terminal at the airport there was a sign with name. They got me to may hotel with out any problems

Good airport transfer (after initial confusion)

Apart from the driver confusion where he believed only one person to pick up (in truth, two tickets/two people), the transfer to airport was flawless. That's why we said (able to use ticket) "Yes, but a few problems".

Hoi An and Da Nang Airport Shuttle Transfer Service Reviewed by Nicholas, 03/17/2019