Hoi An Ancient Town

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Hoi An Ancient Town which includes cycling, a small town or village and street scenes

See anything from wooden pagodas to busy tailors in this beautifully preserved part of Hoi An, where different cultures and eras mix.

Hoi An ceased to be a major port at the end of the 18th century and hasn’t been modernised in the same way as nearby areas such as Da Nang. It also managed to avoid too much major damage during the country’s many wars and so offers a unique snapshot of the past. The port itself still functions on a traditional level and fishing, along with tourism, is a major source of income for the area. In 1999 Hoi An’s Ancient Town was declared a World Heritage Site.

There are a number of striking aspects of Ancient Town. One is that a large portion is constructed from wood. Landmarks like the Japanese Bridge, with its wooden pagoda, are as much art as they are architecture.

As with many port towns, Hoi An has long had a culturally diverse community and its buildings reflect this. Wander through the Ancient Town and see colonial villas right beside Chinese temples.

Head to the banks of the Thu Bon River early in the morning to watch traders in conical hats haggling over fish. The adjacent Hoi An Central Market is another great place to explore. Hoi An is also known for its tailors and silk stalls; you can get measured for a suit and pick up the finished garment before you leave. Traders at the market can be forceful though, so be prepared to bargain.

The ceramics industry has also played a vital role in Hoi An’s past and several museums in the Ancient Town celebrate this. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics to learn why it was so important. The Museum of Sa Huynh Culture showcases more than 400 ceramic objects.

Try to visit Ancient Town when the Hoi An Legendary Night takes place. During this full-moon festival, motor vehicles are banned from the streets and there is traditional music, dancing, food stalls and lanterns.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
No1 Le Dinh Tham, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
The price is S$101 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chuc Thanh Pagoda and Hoi An Ancient Town. Cua Dai Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
Excellent stay here
"My wife and I booked for 28 days here in March, but were forced to leave early due to flight changes (COVID 19). We did stay for 17 days, and wish we were still there! The staff are amazing at Sincerity and Anio. Breakfast was great, with lots of variety. They have a shuttle to town and the beach, ..."

Reviewed on 31 Mar,2020

Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
86 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
Fully refundable
The price is S$146 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Old House of Phun Hung and Hoi An Ancient Town. Riverside Hoi An and Cam Pho ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (356 reviews)
"Transportation service to the beach was nice and affordable price between Da Nang airport and hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Jun,2020

Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
2 out of 5
143 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Located in Minh An, this hotel is steps away from Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Ong Pagoda and Sa Huynh Culture Museum are also within 5 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (97 reviews)
"I was bitten by a bed bug prior to my first night in the room on the ground floor. Found a bed bug on my pillow. Brought it to the receptionist, he was kind enough to upgrade my room and changed my room, also did apologised for the inconvenience caused. However, it’d definitely be better if there ..."

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2020

Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Hoi An Ancient Town Hotel Deals

White Cloud Homestay
White Cloud Homestay
2 out of 5
38-40 Luu Quy Ky st, Minh An ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is S$27 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
White Cloud Homestay
Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
No1 Le Dinh Tham, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
The price is S$101 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Hoian Sincerity Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
86 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
The price is S$146 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
2 out of 5
143 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Vinh Hung Heritage Hotel
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort
5 out of 5
1 Pham Hong Thai Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is S$229 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Anantara Hoi An Resort
A Tran Boutique Hotel
A Tran Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
10 Luu Quy Ky, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam
A Tran Boutique Hotel
Pho Hoi 1 Hotel
Pho Hoi 1 Hotel
2 out of 5
7/2 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An
The price is S$31 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Pho Hoi 1 Hotel
Bill Ben Homestay Hoi An
Bill Ben Homestay Hoi An
3 out of 5
20 Luu Quy Ky Street, Minh An, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is S$29 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Bill Ben Homestay Hoi An
The Corner Homestay
The Corner Homestay
2 out of 5
20 Nguyen Phuc Tan, Hoi An
The price is S$35 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
The Corner Homestay
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.