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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

Great cheap transport from Da Nang to Hoi An

This is one of the cheapest ways to get to/from the airport to/from Hoi An if you are travelling alone or as a couple. They great you with a sign with your name after baggage reclaim. This is also where the little waiting area is so it's really convenient. You have free WiFi and brochures to entertain yourself with while waiting. Transport starts from the airport on the hour. The air-conditioned minivan then takes you and the other customers to their destinations one by one.

We will use Get Your Guide again for all airport transfers

Met by friendly staff just after baggage pickup, sign board with our name clearly printed in large letters. We arrived Da Nang 1.00pm, and previously advised by email the next transfer would be 2.00pm. Staff provided small but comfortable lounge area for the 20 minute wait. This area had really good printed brochures on our destination Hoi An with great pocket sized maps. Bus arrived early. Spent some time picking others up in Da Nang city. The young driver was very professional and polite. His good driving skills put our minds at rest for the 30 minute journey to Hoi An. He dropped us right outside our hotel. Overall 10/10 would recommend, and will book all our airport-hotel transfers thru Get Your Guide for the remainder of this trip. This is a very convenient service for travellers in a foreign land. I hope Get Your Guide is available in other countries...we would certainly like to think this service is available for our future foreign travel

Great, but no 'guide' and driver hardly spoke English

We booked a driver in Vietnam to take us from Hoi An to the My Son sanctuary about 50km away. The booking for two people was $50 for a four hour morning trip starting at 8am. A mistake on the booking was quickly rectified by the local supplier (Hoi An Free Tours) and a revised confirming email/voucher sent by getyourguide.com. Although the voucher clearly said "English (live guide)" the young driver (he said he was 23) spoke very poor English, and did not give us any information about My Son on the trip there. He was a good driver, however, and did the trip to/from My Son in just over any hour each way with pick-up and drop-off at our hotel, leaving good time (nearly two hours) to explore the My Son site. The car was old (although the approximate vehicle age was explicit when booking), so had some rattles, and was not very clean with some stains on the rear seat.

Private Transfer from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/03/2017

Very friendly and knowledgable tour guide will use this service again

We were picked up on time by our friendly guide at the spot organised. Our day was full of relevant information and catered to our requirements.

Hoi An Private Full-Day Tour from Chan May Port Reviewed by Stephen, 01/13/2017

Great tour - perfect timing and lovely guide

Really enjoyed the early morning tour - well worth getting up for! Our guide Thinh was wonderful - very knowledgeable and passionate. Go early to beat the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet.

From Hoi An: 4-Hour My Son Valley Sunrise Tour Reviewed by Rachel, 01/07/2017

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