Things To Do In Hoi An

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1. Walk Around Old Town

Walk Around Old Town
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Hoi An old town is a small city located within the much larger town of Hoi An. Lined with ancient houses, designer boutiques, art galleries, museums, and coffee shops, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 22 cultural sights, while the centerpiece is the Japanese Covered Bridge. It is a pedestrian-only zone, and cars and bikes are not allowed after 10:00 AM. There is an entry ticket of VND 120000 to enter Old Town.

2. Walk Across Japanese Covered Bridge

Walk Across Japanese Covered Bridge

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Situated at the western end of Tran Phu Street, the Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the three tile–covered bridges in Vietnam and is the only ancient bridge in Hoi An. Also known as Cau Temple, the iconic bridge is popular for its magnificent Japanese architecture and ornate carvings of two dogs and monkeys. Also one of the top romantic spots in Hoi An, it is generally lined with couples to take photographs.

3. Shop & Eat at Hoi An Night Market

Shop & Eat at Hoi An Night Market

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The Hoi An Night Market is all about pretty Vietnamese souvenirs, finger-licking delicious local food, and hundreds of stunning lanterns illuminating the entire street, bringing it to life. It begins at Cau An Hoi Bridge and extends to Nguyen Hoang Street. There are over 50 vendors selling snacks, clothing, jewelry, lanterns, shoes, lacquer wear, and accessories.

4. Relax at An Bang Beach

Relax at An Bang Beach
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An Bang Beach is one of Vietnam's most happening and enjoyable beaches, with a beautiful stretch of fine sand and an enormous horizon. There is a growing local band of tasty seafood vendors and souvenir stalls on the beach, an array of trendy restaurants and bars, and sunbathing nooks. An Bang Beach is popular among local families and tourists for swimming, parasailing and jet skiing.

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5. Fujian Assembly Hall

Fujian Assembly Hall
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Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fujian Assembly Hall is a historically significant site and one of the most stunning buildings in Hoi An. Constructed in Oriental style, it has served the city's Fujian Chinese community since 1690. There is a majestic shrine dedicated to a sea goddess and a central hall where its erstwhile residents held meetings and socialized. You can explore the different rooms, featuring intricate mosaic fountains and sculptures.

6. Shopping for Lanterns

Shopping for Lanterns
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Hoi An’s Vietnamese lanterns can be found ubiquitously in all shapes, colors, and sizes as an ever-present city symbol. Sampan silk lanterns made in bamboo frames are traditionally handcrafted carefully by the old-town artists in Hoi. You can shop for lanterns at Hoi An Lantern Shop on Hung Vuong Street, markets at Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoang Dieu Street, and Tran Phu Street, as well as malls like Cambio and Hoi An Garden.

7. Explore Hoi An Silk Village

Explore Hoi An Silk Village
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Historically, the Hoi An Silk Village was home to many craftspeople who lived solely via silkworm farming and creating its products. Although it was a principal trading center of the Maritime Silk Route, the production base was closed 100 years ago. However, its doors reopened to public tours seven years ago to immortalize handcrafted textiles and sericulture. Alongside silk production workshops are traditional house structures, two restaurants, a 4-star luxury resort, textile showrooms, and tailors on-premises.

8. Tour the Old House of Tan Ky

Tour the Old House of Tan Ky
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Located in Hoi An's ancient Old Quarter, the Tan Ky House is an unrestored five-generation family home of a wealthy merchant in the late 1890s. Built around open courtyards, it displays exceptionally preserved Japanese and Chinese architecture, homeware from 200 years ago, and remnants of equipment used in erstwhile agricultural trade. Guided tours are available.

9. Enjoy Nightlife in Hoi An

Enjoy Nightlife in Hoi An
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With the setting sun, Hoi An’s buildings light up with glowing lanterns while folk dance and live music performances electrify the atmosphere. The best ways to enjoy the nightlife are shopping at Hoai River Night Market, playing bai Choi at the Hoi An bridge, walking in Ancient Town, releasing paper lanterns in the river or taking a cruise. In addition, Hoi An offers the world’s cheapest beer and nightclubs and bars bustling with entertainment, like Dive Bar, Q Bar and Zero Sea Mile Beach Club.

10. Sunbathe at Cua Dai Beach

Sunbathe at Cua Dai Beach

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Cua Dai Beach is one of the most beautiful places and the closest beach to Hoi An town. It has a wilder feel with no beach bars and restaurants and is ideal for enjoying a picnic, sunbathing and surfing. However, in recent years, the beach has undergone erosion. Visit during weekdays to avoid crowd.

11. Watch a Water Puppet Show

Watch a Water Puppet Show
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Water puppetry is a unique folk-art form associated with Vietnam's long history of wet rice civilization and traditional village tales. The Hoi An Water Puppet Show lasts about 90 minutes and includes twelve scenes representing the life of Vietnamese farmers. A team of puppet masters and musicians stand knee-deep in cold water behind a screen while puppets on the end of long poles are extended under the screen. Tickets at Water Puppet Theatre cost 1,48,058 VND per person.

12. Shopping at Hoi An Central Market

Shopping at Hoi An Central Market
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Occupying a traditional Vietnamese building, Hoi An Market in Tran Phu offers a bustling mix of vendors selling produce, clothing, and souvenirs. There are three sections: an indoor hall, outdoor stalls, and a food court selling delicious Vietnamese street food. You can buy tailored clothing, embroidered garments, footwear, trinkets, fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood.

13. Basket Boat Ride Along Thu Bon River

Basket Boat Ride Along Thu Bon River

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The coconut boat ride is a unique and scenic experience usually takes place in the rural areas surrounding Hoi An, such as the Cam Thanh Coconut Village or the Bay Mau Coconut Forest. These are small round bamboo boat, often referred to as a "thung chai" or "basket boat." You can also engage in various activities, such as fishing with traditional nets, learning about local crab catching techniques, or even trying your hand at paddling the basket boat yourself.

14. Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village
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Formed in the sixteenth century, Thanh Ha Pottery Village is one of Vietnam's oldest pottery villages. Traditional workshops and pottery displays line the ancient lanes of this village, where 23 households of potters still manually shape pottery by hand and foot pedal without using molds and bake them in traditional wood stoves. Thanh Ha is known for its signature noodle dish and scenic boat rides. You can also buy ceramics at the market.

15. Snorkeling Tour to Cham Island

Snorkeling Tour to Cham Island
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Discover Cham Island's vivid coral reefs on full-day snorkelling trips from Hoi An and Da Nang into the Cu Lao Cham archipelago, a UNESCO-listed marine biosphere. This beautiful island is surrounded by a sandy beach, dense tropics, and turquoise, year-round warm waters with colourful fish and corals. The best time for snorkelling is between March and September, and one can purchase full snorkelling equipment and hire a guide for only 10 USD on Cham Island.

16. Hoi An Lune Centre

Hoi An Lune Centre
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Hoi An Lune Centre for the Performing Arts was originally constructed for local art performances and the Vietnamese Bamboo Circus. With its iconic moon-shaped big top and inspiration from oriental cultures that use the lunar calendar, today, Lune Centre's iconic architecture is visible all the way from Ancient Town. This theatre carries Lune Production's vision of upholding Southeast Asian cultures and is famous for the impressive optical illusion and acrobatics show, the AO Show.

17. Quan Cong Temple

Quan Cong Temple
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Constructed in 1653 by Chinese immigrants in Hoi An, Quan Cong Temple or Ong Pagoda is among the city's most sacred Chinese pagodas, demonstrating oriental and Confucian architecture. Decorated with elaborate statues and artwork, the main shrine and meditation hall are home to a three-meter-tall statue of General Quan Cong wearing a dragon-embroidered garb, precious artifacts, and paintings describing legends.

18. Day Trip to Golden Bridge & Ba Na Hills

Day Trip to Golden Bridge & Ba Na Hills
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Among the world’s most photographed places, Golden Bridge is a 150-meter-long pedestrian bridge in the Ba Na Hills near Da Nang. This artificial bridge designed to connect the cable car station with the Thien Thai Garden is supported by two gigantic golden-hued hands symbolizing the hands of God. In addition, pend an entire day at the Sun World Amusement Park, offering thrilling rides, a luxury resort, castles, gardens, golf clubs, pools, and views of Chua Mountain.

19. Lantern Making Class

Lantern Making Class
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In Vietnamese culture, lanterns are symbols of luck, happiness, and wealth. Learn to make your own lantern with designs of your choice at Hoi An’s lantern-making classes, offering step-by-step demonstrations of how to craft a traditional onion-shaped, silk lantern out of bamboo frames and other unique lanterns. Some of the best schools with skilled instructors are The Lantern Lady Class and Duong Tran Cao Van Street Lantern Shop.

20. Explore My Son Sanctuary

Explore My Son Sanctuary
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Constructed between the 4th and the 14th century by the Kings of Champa, My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble and World Cultural Heritage Site. It is a series of over 70 partly ruined Hindu temples, mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can tour the eight groups of 71 standing towers today and the surrounding archaeological ruins.

21. Museum of Trade Ceramic

Museum of Trade Ceramic
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Occupying a traditional Vietnamese timber house built in 1858, the Museum of Trade Ceramics showcases 430 ceramic artefacts in the centre of the Ancient Town. These artefacts are testimony of the ceramic trade from the 8th to the 18th centuries. One can learn about Hoi An’s origins and history related to its historical trade as a port town and relationships with China, India, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand.

22. Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village
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With intense lush green tropics in a rural setting, the 300-year-old Tra Que Vegetable Village in Hoi An is a must-visit for nature lovers and foodies. It is located beside the De Vong River and comprises several farmlands and a culinary village offering cooking classes and restaurants. Walk through neatly planted rows of Vietnamese herbs and vegetables, serving the region's residents fresh, organic greens like water spinach, lettuce, cabbage, and more.

23. Cycling in Hoi An

Cycling in Hoi An
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Cycling is undoubtedly the most relaxed and eco-friendly way to tour Hoi An’s attractions. Also popular among locals, cycling allows one to explore the spectacular Ancient Town and its historical monuments, temples and museums, shop at Hoi An’s vibrant traditional markets, go biking to the beach, or venture to the city’s countryside in Tra Que Organic Village, Da Nang and Ba Na Hills. Popular rentals are available at Heaven And Earth Bicycle Tours, Grasshopper Adventures and Path Biker in Hoi An.

24. Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien

Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien

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Hoi Quan Phuoc Kien is one of the five assembly halls located inside the Ancient Town of Hoi An. It was built as a community center and place of worship by migrating Chinese families who settled in Hoi An after the collapse of the Ming Dynasty. Built in the 1690s, the hall comprises a courtyard, two rows of residential houses, the main hall, a backyard, and a back hall.

25. Take a Vietnamese Cooking Class

Take a Vietnamese Cooking Class
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A cooking class in Hoi An offers great insight into Vietnamese culinary culture. Here, you can learn to cook iconic dishes like pho and bun cha with half and full-day tours of Red Bridge Cooking School, or catch your own fish on boat cruises and attend private seafood cookery courses at Hoi An Eco Cooking Class. At the 300-year-old Tra Que Vegetable Garden and Green Bamboo Cooking School, Vietnamese farmers teach you harvesting and cooking classics like banh xeo pancake.

26. Hoi An Countryside

Hoi An Countryside

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Beyond the main town, Hoi An is home to endless rice terraces, lush hills, and villages of ethnic Vietnamese minorities and farmers. Hoi An countryside tours offer visits to the coastal region of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills, sericulture farms in Hoi An Fishing Village, organic plantations of traditional farmers in Tra Que Village, and trekking up the Marble Mountains. Other must-visit sites include Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Kim Bong Carpentry Village, and Cam Thanh Coconut Village.

27. Get a Tailored Suit in Hoi An

Get a Tailored Suit in Hoi An
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Having a custom suit made by a local tailor is a must in Hoi An, as it costs a fraction of what it would elsewhere for such swift and bespoke work of international quality. Hoi An is the world’s tailoring capital, with iconic suit designers at Cho Hom Market, Minh Quang Tailor, and Anh Village Silk. Customers choose from varieties of Vietnamese silk and other fabrics to have their suits made from scratch. In addition, at Kitonali Tailor, one can get matching handmade shoes and accessories.

28. Cycling Tour Of Cam Kim Island

Cycling Tour Of Cam Kim Island

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Cam Kim Island is a tranquil destination on the southern side of Thu Bon River, just a bridge away from Hoi An. The allure of this island lies in the lush nature and the authentic local experience. It is best explored on rented bicycles to witness a different side of Vietnam here.

29. Climb Marble Mountains

Climb Marble Mountains
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The Marble Mountains are a towering cluster of five marble and limestone hills in Hoi An, named after the five elements Kim, Hoa, Thuy, Tho and Moc. Acclaimed as one of Vietnam's top natural treasures, these porous limestone peaks are punctuated by caves and tunnels, sheltering spectacular Buddhist grottos and Hindu shrines established by the Cham people. Of the five, Mount Thuy is accessible to tourists via trekking and overlooks jaw-dropping views of Da Nang city and the coast.

30. Tra Kieu

Tra Kieu
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The first capital of the Cham Empire from the 4th century to the 8th century, Tra Kieu was discovered in the 19th century. This historical administrative stronghold now shelters relics like iconic roof tiles with face motifs, Hindu statues, and artefacts housed within the Cham Museum. The site is also a reminder of Vietnam's multicultural influence, housing the Marian Shrine of the Lady of Tra Kieu, an important pilgrimage destination for the country's Catholics.

31. Cantonese Assembly Hall

Cantonese Assembly Hall
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Cantonese Assembly Hall is a historically significant feudal relic of Hoi An Ancient Town. Constructed in Confucian style by Cantonese merchants, it has served the city's Cantonese Chinese community since 1786. There is a central courtyard and fountain surrounded by stone-and-wood buildings brightly decorated with statues. Its main altar dedicated to Quan Cong and Confucius is extremely large, sitting behind a carved gate with mascots such as dragons, phoenixes, and unicorns.

32. Phung Hung Old House

Phung Hung Old House

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Located on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Phung Hung Old House is a still-standing specimen of Hoi An’s trading past. This famous architectural building was constructed during Hoi An’s urban and commercial prosperity. The architecture is a joyful blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences.

33. A O Show

A O Show
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Held within the historic Hoi An Lune Centre for the Performing Arts, A O Show is Vietnam's own version of Cirque du Soleil - a breathtaking performance of dance, optical illusions, storytelling and bamboo-themed acrobatics. The hour-long show is accompanied by Southern Vietnamese songs and narrations of Vietnamese lifestyle stories and carries Lune Production's vision of upholding both historical and modern Southeast Asian cultures.

34. Hoi An Memories Show

Hoi An Memories Show
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Hoi An Memories Show is Vietnam’s largest performance, frequently compared to the Olympics opening ceremonies. This world-class outdoor visual art performance with a 3,300-seat theatre and over 500 professional dancers and actors take viewers on a historical journey of Hoi An’s development starting 3,000 years ago. There are five parts representing separate eras. Hoi An Memories Show is held at Hoi An Impression Theme Park daily in the evening.

35. Hoi An Museum

Hoi An Museum
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Showcasing the history and culture of Vietnam's Champa and Da Viet eras, the Hoi An Museum occupies the compact, unrestored Quan Yin pagoda built in 1653. The museum is on the second floor, containing relics spanning 2,000 years, such as fascinating photographs of local architecture, ceramics, pottery, ancient bronze temple bells and gongs, old coffins, paintings and more.

36. Day Trip to Da Nang

Day Trip to Da Nang
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Popular for its blond beaches and heritage as a French colonial port, Da Nang in central Vietnam sits against the backdrop of the majestic Truong Son mountains. Da Nang is complete with centuries-old pagodas, French colonial buildings, condos, theme parks, luxury resorts, incredible street eats and nightlife. The hillside Hai Van Pass overlooks Da Nang Bay, while the city's five iconic limestone outcroppings of the Marble Mountains are topped with pagodas and hidden caves with Buddhist grottos.

37. Precious Heritage By Rehahn

Precious Heritage By Rehahn

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Precious Heritage By Rehahn Art Gallery is a cultural museum comprising five rooms spanning over 500 square meters in a 19th-century French house. The most fascinating section is the Indigo Room showcasing large-scale portraits of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, photographed by the founder Rehahn himself, and sixty traditional costumes.

FAQs on Hoi An

What are the top hotels in Hoi an?

There are 930 Hotels 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 top activities in Hoi an?

The top activities in Hoi an are Private City Transfers between Hoi An and Hue, Ba Na Hills, & Da Nang, Eco Cooking and Basket Boat Tour, My Son Early Morning Tour by Bus, Hoi An Memories Show with Hoi An Impression Theme Park Combo Tickets, Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An Ticket, Private Transfers between Da Nang International Airport (DAD) and Hoi An.

What are the top sightseeing places in Hoi an?

The top sightseeing places in Hoi an are Hoi An Old Town, An Bang Beach, Fujian Assembly Hall, My Son Sanctuary, Museum of Trade Ceramic, Cua Dai Beach.

How can I commute within Hoi an?

Most of this town can be covered on foot, however there are options for Motorbikes and taxis available. However due to government regulations you arenêt allowed to move with vehicles in certain older parts of this town.
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