Hoi An

Travel Guide
Hoi An Ancient Town featuring a bay or harbour, boating and a small town or village
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 travelling 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

Silkotel Hoi An
Silkotel Hoi An
4 out of 5
14 Hung Vuong Str., Hoi An
The price is S$72 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
S$72
per night
13 Dec - 14 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free beach shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (398 reviews)
"Property had a great location to old town in Hoi An and all the restaurants and shopping. My room was quite and I enjoyed the patio."

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2022

Silkotel Hoi An
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
47 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Cam Pho ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam, 560000
The price is S$103 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
S$103
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"Loved the location of the Ann retreat and the beautiful grounds. The breakfast selection was superb and the staff very friendly and helpful. They had a transfer service from the airport which was great. They also had a free shuttle to the nearby beach and bikes you could borrow. The pool was beautiful. ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec,2022

Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
134 Hung Vuong, Thanh Ha, Hoi An
The price is S$148 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
S$148
per night
15 Dec - 16 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (621 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay here: the staffs were friendly and helpful and it’s close to the old town."

Reviewed on 17 Nov,2022

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
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.
The Art - An My House
The Art - An My House
3 out of 5
135B Le Thanh Tong, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam, 56000
Stay at this 3-star spa villa in Hoi An. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Ba Le Market and Cam Thanh Bridge are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"호이안 구도시에서 자전거로 10분 거리. 오너 부부가 매우 친절. 여자분은 영어가 능숙하고 매일 아침 우리가 신청한 아침밥을 먹었음. 로컬음식이 큰 식당보다 더 훌륭함. 비오는 날에는 남자분과 같이 집 바로옆 수로에서 낚시를 즐김. 손바닥만한 월남붕어와 메기류를 잡았음. 더울때는 수영장에서 수영하고, 비올때는 낚시하고 아주 행복했음. 1킬로미터 거리에 있는 나스파 마사지도 아주 좋았음. 다낭, 호이안에 두번째 여행중인데 아들 둘과 매일 야시장에가서 즐기고, 와이프와 숙소 모터바이크를 렌트해서 안방비치와 섬 투어. 한적하고 여유로운 ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov,2019

The Art - An My House
Vinci Villa Hoi An
Vinci Villa Hoi An
3 out of 5
52/12 Thai Phien, Hoi An, 560000
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly villa in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Take it easy in Hoi An
"Proximity to the old town and Central Market made it very easy to walk there in about 10 minutes. Bicycles are available for free, if walking is an issue. Hotel is really very pleasant, clean and the family members do their best to accommodate our requests like arranging tours to My Son Sanctuary ..."

Reviewed on 15 Nov,2022

Vinci Villa Hoi An
Riverside Hamlet Homestay & Villas
Riverside Hamlet Homestay & Villas
3.5 out of 5
Nguyen Trung Truc St, Cam Nam, Hoi An, 560000
Stay at this 3.5-star spa villa in Hoi An. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"Hosts were very friendly and helpful, and contributed to a lovely time in Hoi An. Thank you."

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2020

Riverside Hamlet Homestay & Villas
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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