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Best Time: February to June. The best time to visit this place is during the months of summer or springs. Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Da Nang Airport Check Flights

"Hoi An-City With Heritage"

Hoi An Tourism

One of the oldest cities in Asia, Hoi An is a town in central Vietnam which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. Located south of Danang, Hoi An translates to 'a peaceful meeting place'. It is culturally and historically one of Vietnam's most important towns and also one of the richest. It is important to note that Hoi An does not have an airport or train station and can only be reached by road.

Being a trading port, the food of Hoi An is delightfully interesting and multi-cultural. The regional cuisine is served traditionally but also can be found to be served under the influence of Eastern Asia and other parts of South-Eastern Asia. A popular tourist activity here is cooking classes where tourists are taught about the local ingredients and can try their hand in preparing some traditional dishes.

Owing to being a former riverside port town, the Japanese and Chinese influence over the town's architecture stands tall till today. The Japanese merchant houses, the temples built by the Chinese and even the warehouses hold the memory of the confluence of traders from various communities across Asia. 


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Nightlife in Hoi An

The nightlife in Hoi An consists of trendy street bars, bistros and chic lounges. Many of these establishments offer excellent live music as well. The Ancient Town and Riverside is where you should go seeking your table for the night. Food is available for decent prices and some the best inexpensive beer is up for grabs till 3 in the morning. Incase, you are hunting for some cheap clothes, knick-knacks and souvenirs, the night market at Nguyen Hoang Street is highly recommended.

Shopping in Hoi An

Hoi An is famous for its tailor shops which cater to a huge demand for custom made clothes for foreign tourists. Shoes particularly are sold in large numbers during the peak season of tourism. There are a number of art galleries as well, selling paintings and woodcarvings. At night, the night market in Nguyen Hoang Street is a great spot if you are looking for affordable souvenirs, jewellery and even some street food.

History of Hoi An

This area was once known as one of the prime ports all through Asia. Due to the influence from numerous religions as well as traditions this place is a mix of Chinese, Cham as well as the Vietnamese culture. Moving around this area you can very well see numerous Chinese styled shops as well as goods.

Currency in Hoi An

The primary currency utilised in Vietnam is Vietnamese Dong. This currency is utilised all over the country and hence in the areas of Halong Bay as well.

Exchanging Money in Hoi An

Try getting you currency converted on the airport and hence remember carryig cash at all times. This area is quite modernised therefore you would not have problem getting money exchanged or withdrawn in the town.

Daily Budget for Hoi An

Per day cost of moving around the country is somewhat VND 892491. This inlcudes meals as well as cost of ferries and some light drinks.

Religion of Hoi An

In vietnam you would find most of the people practicing the native or the folk religion of Vietnam. However, some people also donêt practice any religion. Apart from this some people in the area practice Budhism, while some tend to practice Catholicism.

Hoi An Customs

Vietnam has some very specific etiquettes such as not displaying affection in public places, never touch someone's head. Also while talking donêt point finger rather use your hands. Make sure to dress up intelligently and avoid wearing short clothes in any of the public places.

Language of Hoi An

Vietnamese is regarded as the official language of this country. However some of the other languages spoken in this area include Chinese, Kham etc. Some tourist guides and local people might be able to communicate in English too.

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What are the things to do in Hoi an?

The top things to do in Hoi an are Hoi An Old Town, An Bang Beach, Fujian Assembly Hall, My Son Sanctuary, Museum of Trade Ceramic, Cua Dai Beach. You can see all the places to visit in Hoi an here

What is the local food in Hoi an?

One of the most commonly consumed food item in this area is rice. People tends to make rice in numerous forms and then consume it along with chicken, beef or pork. There are a lot of spices as well as herbs a part of their normal diet.
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What are the top hotels in Hoi an?

There are 930 in Hoi an which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Hoi an are Lila Homestay, Village Moon Villa, Ms Tri Homestay, Flame Flowers Homestay, Flora Hoi An Boutique Villa, The Beach Bungalow. You can see all the hotels in Hoi an here

What are the places near Hoi an?

The top places near to Hoi an are Hue which is 104 km from Hoi an, Da nang which is located 24 km from Hoi an, Bach ma national park which is located 64 km from Hoi an, Hanoi which is located 630 km from Hoi an, Ho chi minh city which is located 592 km from Hoi an

What is the best time to visit Hoi an?

The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to June. February to April is the time of comfortable temperatures, low humidity, favourable sunshine hours and balmy sea temperature. May, June and July are also an excellent time to visit this ancient seaside town. These months don't receive heavy rainfall, but the temperature tends to go up a little during this time, and hence might turn a bit uncomfortable for visitors.
Hoi An?s has two distinct seasons ? the dry, and the wet seasons. The temperature throughout the year almost remains the same, which is, an average of 29°C during the peaks of the day, and around 24°C after sundown. August marks the advent of the wet season. Temperatures, as well as rainfall, varies drastically during this period, which runs through October. With the temperature reaching as high as 38°C (100°F), July and August are the hottest months of the year. October and November are the wettest months of the year, while November, December, and January are the coldest. Temperatures during this time range from 19 to 24° C.
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Antara Mandal 2 years ago
Walking around Hoi An, I felt like I was in ancient Vietnam. People around here are traditional and have properties that date back to 16th century. There are Japanese temples from the time when the Japanese came to the country and settled for a while. I discovered in one of the temples they worshiped dog a lot. In one of the Chinese temples, they have huge circular incandescent lamps under which, if you wish for something, it becomes real. That was the belief the people of Hoi An hold true to their hearts. I also boated around the Hoi An canals. It's simply a divine place to be in.
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