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.

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Where to stay in Hoi An

Hoi An City Centre
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Hoi An City Centre

biking, tour, culture

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

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Top hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
5 out of 5
Au Co Road, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam
SG$141/night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)

"Beautiful property with wonderful landscaping. Hotel staff was out early preparing the property for the guest. The staff was friendly, smiling and consistently accommodating to the wishes of the guest. Will definitely return next year."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep,2019

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
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Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
5 out of 5
39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
SG$136/night
18 Sep-19 Sep
4.6/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

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 Chua Cau. Tan Ky House and Hoi An ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Great location, large rooms with lovely devour, great service."…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep,2019

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
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Hoi An Historic Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An, Quang Nam
SG$70/night
28 Sep-29 Sep
4.4/5Excellent! (936 reviews)

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 Quan Cong Temple ...

4.4/5Excellent! (936 reviews)

"Great hotel in fantastic locstion. The breakfast is outstanding with plenty of choice and fresh food cooked to order. Pool is great and clean and room was spacious with fresh water each day. Staff very accommodating and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep,2019

Hoi An Historic Hotel

Popular things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

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

Chua Cau
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Chua Cau

This distinctive example of 17th-century architecture is a celebrated Hoi An landmark and one of Vietnam’s most famous bridges.

Quan Cong Temple
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Quan Cong Temple

See a beautiful example of Chinese craftsmanship in the elaborate statues and artwork at this colourful temple.

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

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

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

Hoi An Market
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Hoi An Market

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

Top activities in Hoi An

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

SG$127

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$83

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$53

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 from Danang
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour / Daily departure from Danang

SG$104

“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.

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

SG$87

Go swimming, snorkeling and underwater walking and discover Cham Island's amazing sea life. Savor a delicious seafood lunch. After pick-up, begin the short drive to Cua Dai Wharf, where you will board a traditional Vietnamese boat.

Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant
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Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant

SG$62

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).

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