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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
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$167 per night

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this luxury resort is steps away from Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Market and Hoi An Night Market are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (279 reviews)
Location location location

"This is an old and atmospheric hotel just a 6 minute walk to the old town of Hoi An. Very comfortable but you are really paying for the convenience. Rather better to stay here than in one of the new, huge hotels that dominate the coast from Da Nang south to Hoi An with shuttle buses etc etc. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar,2020

Anantara Hoi An Resort
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
The price is SG$58 per night

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Song Hoai Square, Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Ancient Town. Phung Hung Old ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"Excellent staff friendly, extremely courteous highly recommend. The facilities were amazing two huge pools and breakfast was yummy. Easy walking distance to Ancient town markets. Will definitely come back when next in Hoi An."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2020

Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Hoi An River Palm Hotel
Hoi An River Palm Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$20 per night

This family-friendly Hoi An hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cam Thanh Bridge, Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night ...

4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful welcoming staff. We also really like that be could rent bicycles for free. Breakfast was not the best. It seemed like both mornings our food was cold. The room was very nice and a great value for the money."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar,2020

Hoi An River Palm Hotel

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.

Hoi An Market
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Hoi An Market

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Buy fresh local produce, sample traditional street food and hone your haggling skills when you visit this loud, lively and colorful riverside market.

Top things to do in Hoi An

Underwater Walking Tour in Cham Islands
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Underwater Walking Tour in Cham Islands

SG$87
Per adult
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

SG$113
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

SG$107
Per adult
Small-Group Hoi An Food Adventure
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Small-Group Hoi An Food Adventure

SG$43
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
SON TRA PENINSULA - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
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SON TRA PENINSULA - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

SG$47
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Night Shuttle Bus Hoi An to Da Nang
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Night Shuttle Bus Hoi An to Da Nang

SG$7
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Hoi An

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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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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