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Hoi An

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colourful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 900 kilometres (560 miles) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The centre of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 35 C (95 F) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Where to stay in Hoi An

Hoi An City Centre showing street scenes, cycling and markets

Hoi An City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(74 area reviews)

Hoi An City Centre is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An.

Hoi An City Centre

Top hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
5 out of 5
39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hoi An Night Market. Hoi An Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (460 reviews)

"This hotel was amazing. The room was really clean and well designed with a fantastic lookout to the river. The rooftop pool / bar had a really great view of the city as well and you're within walking distance to the night market, shops / restaurants etc... Highly recommend this hotel for folks who ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar,2020

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
4.5 out of 5
28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An
The price is SG$56 per night

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Phuoc Lam Pagoda and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"Great service, nice and clean environment, spacious room"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan,2020

Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
4 out of 5
10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An, Quang Nam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$107 per night

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Museum of History and Culture and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,021 reviews)

"Was a good hotel, staff, clean, and I would definitely recommend. Only thing I would say bit disappointing for me as I like to use the gym and for the size of the hotel the gym was very minimal... apart from that everything else good, rooms good size and nice feel."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2020

Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International

Popular places to visit in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(136 reviews)

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

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

4/5(39 reviews)

Hoi An’s local beach makes a refreshing change from the city, and the nearby Cham Islands are a great place for a day trip.

Riverside Hoi An
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Riverside Hoi An

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Drink in the enchanting atmosphere of this waterfront district, which is famous for its centuries-old landmarks, markets and lantern festival. 

Top things to do in Hoi An

Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car & Lunch from Da Nang/Hoi An
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Ba Na Hills Tour with Cable Car & Lunch from Da Nang/Hoi An

86% of travellers recommend
SG$118
Per adult
HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

SG$111
Per adult
Half-day Tour: Buffalo Ride & Basket Boat from Hoi An
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Half-day Tour: Buffalo Ride & Basket Boat from Hoi An

96% of travellers recommend
SG$72
Per adult
SON TRA PENINSULA - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
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SON TRA PENINSULA - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

92% of travellers recommend
SG$49
Per adult
Half-Day Guided My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An
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Half-Day Guided My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

86% of travellers recommend
SG$39
Per adult
My Son Sanctuary Half Day Tour from Hoi An
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My Son Sanctuary Half Day Tour from Hoi An

SG$54
Per adult

Reviews of Hoi An

4.7

Top Destination

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 21.637426900584796%
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3 - Okay 2.9239766081871346%
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2 - Disappointing 0.5847953216374269%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Apr 2020

Really lovely place with amazing choice of restauarants, good shops and many historic sights. Great cookery course and sampan boats organised by the Ancient House Hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Beautiful town with great bars and restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

A lovely small town and we cant wait to return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Beautiful city worth a visit for the architecture and laid back atmosphere. Touristy but very traditional Vietnamese at the same time.

5/5 - Excellent

Peter

30 Jan 2020

Verry busy tourist centre. Loads of restaurants and nightspots to lounge around and watch the world go by

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Hoi an is amazing , mainly the old town

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