Hoi An

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Visit 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!(66 area reviews)

Go on a shopping and cultural expedition to Hoi An's ancient old town and dine on local specialties in riverfront restaurants.

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
SG$162
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (428 reviews)

"Very good............. nothing more to comment. All god"…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec,2019

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
5 out of 5
Au Co Road, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam
SG$98
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cửa Đại resort is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Cua Dai Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from An Bang Beach. Ba Le Market and Cam Thanh ...

4.4/5Excellent! (892 reviews)

"Friendly staff, reasonably priced, gorgeous pool, and free shuttle to Old Town Hoi An"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
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
SG$56
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30

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! (996 reviews)

"This is an outstanding hotel in the heart of where you want to be in Hoi An. Beautiful rooms, pool, spa, breakfast. Close to the heart of the city, as opposed to hotels in the "City Centre" or by the beach."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2020

Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International

Popular things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(125 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(36 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(56 reviews)

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

Top activities in Hoi An

BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY
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BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY

SG$111

7:45 am: We will pick you up at the rendezvous from 7.45 to 8.00 PM, and then we go to Ba Na Hills – “Sa Pa of the Central”, at an altitude of 1,487 m above the sea level.

HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang
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HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang

SG$81

3:30 pm: In the afternoon, we will pick you up at the rendezvous. We get the tour started and go to visit Marble Mountains. You will visit the Non Nuoc Village at the foot of Marble Mountains. The village is famous for stone sculptures and handicrafts.

Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An
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Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An

SG$52

Discover the alluring beauty that lies in the countryside around Da Nang as you visit 2 of the area's most popular locations. From the stunning grottoes and shrines that lie in the Marble Mountains to the towering Lady Buddha statue at Lin Ung Pagoda, this tour shows off the unique history and scenery around you.

HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

SG$100

“Discover the mysterious and valuably architectural by visit to the tombs of ancient Kings in Hue city. Learn the beauty of cultures here” ITINERARY 7:30 am: In the morning, you will be picked up at the rendezvous in Danang, then we start Hue city tour.

Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant
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Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant

SG$61

This exceptional cooking tour is most certainly unlike any other cooking class you may have been on, or heard of. The journey will take you through the beautiful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4kms away from the town center).

Private car from Hoi An to Golden Bridge and Marble Mountain and back
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Private car from Hoi An to Golden Bridge and Marble Mountain and back

SG$17

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ba Na Hills, TL 602 Hoa Ninh Hoa Vang, Da Nang Vietnam Driver will pick you up at hotel lobby in Da Nang city and drive you to the Ba Na hills. Get cable car cabin seated and enjoy 20 minutes transfering up to the first hill.

Reviews of Hoi An

4.7

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Should separate dry and wet area in the bathroom

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

It's a bit of a tourist trap and the prices of everything reflect this.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 18, 2019

Visit the precious heritage art gallery museum in the old town

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 16, 2019

A colourful exciting town lit up with lanterns. Quite touristy now but still able to sample authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Definitely worth visiting.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 15, 2019

Superb ancient vietnamese town. If you want souvenirs better buy it from here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 13, 2019

The night market is a must see.

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