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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

Very interest but should have taken two days not one!

Our guide Jimmy was a lovely guy but we did have to get him to repeat quite a few things as my Vietnamese is no existent. Would have been nice to be asked were we wanted to go for lunch rather than taking us to a very up market place that was very nice but lunch could have been something lighter. Was fantastic to see the Gates, Tomb and the imperial palace. I will have to go back again.

Fun & Engaging! Great Into to Vietnamese Culture

There are MANY cooking classes to choose from in Hoian but we decided to go with this one because they throw in a trip to the river and lets you catch these tiny crabs on the coconut boat. Even though it was pouring rain on the day we went, it was so much fun! I felt like a kid again. Also, they provide a number of dishes. We were very surprised they were able to fit in all of those dishes in only a half day class. The cooking class itself was very informative. The instructor/chef gives you lots of tips and detailed instructions on how to make the food. They also show you (and let you try) how the villagers used to make rice paper from scratch in a traditional brick oven! - great photo op! As for the food itself, everything tasted delish and we had plenty of food to enjoy afterwards. Some of the families couldn't even finish what they've made and were given to-go bags which just goes to show how much food we made. The day was definitely one of the best and most memorable we've had .

Hoi An: Cooking Class Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Carterray, 11/16/2016

Lovely Cham Island and swim on the pristine beach

Luckily, we was in Hoi An with nice weather, we booked day tour to Cham Island. It was our good experience as a local people. Picking up from hotel and took us there by a speedboat, We were interesting in walking around the village, explored the live of local people, went to market and bought some gifts made from shellfish.Having lunch on boat with local food, swimming, diving coral, ... Should visit this place if you come to Hoi An and have to choose a sunny day for this tour.

Half-Day Trip: Cham Island from Hoi An Reviewed by Carterray, 11/15/2016

Very informative and great insight into traditional Vietnam.

Perfect way to spend a morning in Hoi An. Address in app is incorrect so it took a little time to find the meeting point. You need to update with new address.

Amazing transfer from the airport to Hoi An

I have to say that I will trust again in your service, and not only, I really want to say that the driver was so really nice, and Ms Quyinh from the Hoi An's travel agency was really supportive all the time, although when my boyfriend forgot his mobile at the car, so everything I can say is only that I have really appreciated all the attention and kindness we have received from you, for sure, I will recommend you for future travels. Thanks a lot!!!


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