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9 Things to Do in Hoi An

What is it about port cities? They're always the most exciting places to hang out and Hoi An is no exception. Once a trader's town, today Hoi An is a medley of cultural influences in one single stop.

Museum of Trade Ceramics

Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics to explore some of the rich trading history of Hoi An. Pottery from India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan is on display.

Quan Cong Temple

Dive into the rich cultural history of Hoi An. You can pay tribute to General Quan Cong--who is revered for his courage and loyalty--at the temple.

Phung Hung House

The intricate carpentry work on the Phung Hung House is a mixture of Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese styles of workmanship. The 19th century building was once the site of a shop that sold spices and glassware.

Chaozhou Hall

Chaozhou Hall has spectacular carvings on the beams, walls, and alters that illustrate detailed scenes. Before your visit to the congregational hall check out the event calendar; the hall often hosts community events.

Museum of Sa Huynh Culture

The Sa Huynh is said to be the first culture to have settled the area. Explore pre-historic Sa Huynh culture through their habits, artifacts, and more at the museum.

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Quan Thang

The house of Quan Thang has been standing for over three centuries. The style of architecture has traces of Japanese and Chinese influence, as is common in Hoi An.

Cua Dai Beach

Plop yourself down under a palm tree grove and enjoy the sandy beaches of Hoi An. A gentle tide will soothe you as you sip on a drink and admire the distant glittering of city buildings.

Old House of Tan Ky

The Old House of Tan Ky is a great way to learn more about the illustrious history of Hoi An. A living home, the staff welcomes you with tea and goes on to offer terrific guided tours.

Japanese Covered Bridge

The Japanese Covered Bridge is simple in style and was once flattened by the French to accommodate vehicles, but the overall shape and design of the bridge hasn't changed. While you make your way over to the bridge, stop by the temple located on the north side.

Planning Your Hoi An Visit

What to eat in Hoi An?

The cuisine of Hoi An is full of nuanced and exotic flavors. Make sure to try one of the many chicken rice dishes or for full authentic flare--make sure your meal has vegetables from the Tra Que vegetable village and the water came from an ancient Cham well.

How to get around Hoi An?

The small streets of Hoi An are best traversed on foot. Beware of motorbikes whizzing about! You can also rent a motorbike, but know that during some hours they are banned from the city center. You can also take a taxi or go old-school and take a boat around.

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    If you visit from February to July, you'll find warm, sunny weather. Year-round Hoi An has pleasant weather but can be quite rainy. The best time to go is before the rainy season begins.

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What People Are Saying About Hoi An

Very friendly and knowledgable tour guide will use this service again

We were picked up on time by our friendly guide at the spot organised. Our day was full of relevant information and catered to our requirements.

Hoi An Private Full-Day Tour from Chan May Port Reviewed by Stephen, 01/13/2017

Great tour - perfect timing and lovely guide

Really enjoyed the early morning tour - well worth getting up for! Our guide Thinh was wonderful - very knowledgeable and passionate. Go early to beat the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet.

From Hoi An: 4-Hour My Son Valley Sunrise Tour Reviewed by Rachel, 01/07/2017

Great experience and my guide Sam speaks perfect English.

My guide was very helpful and when the others on the bike cannot keep up and got lost she went back and look for them. She was very responsible for her group.

Hoi An: Free Bicycle Tour to Neighboring Villages Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/26/2016

Mr. Tri was fantastic. Great way to see the Hoi An and its flavor.

We were picked up at our hotel on bikes and went to the market. Tri told us about the interworkings of the market and all of the fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry. We then rode into the countryside to see parts of Hoi An we would not have otherwise seen. We arrived at the place where we would cook and toured the gardens where all of the vegetables and herbs were grown. We were then treated to a cooking class and were able to have a nice lunch that we had help make. Totally stuffed with great food, Tri took us back to the hotel and we were bummed to part with him. Great tour great way to see the area and the markets. Highly recommend!

Hoi An: Cooking Class Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Thomas, 12/26/2016

Very interest but should have taken two days not one!

Our guide Jimmy was a lovely guy but we did have to get him to repeat quite a few things as my Vietnamese is no existent. Would have been nice to be asked were we wanted to go for lunch rather than taking us to a very up market place that was very nice but lunch could have been something lighter. Was fantastic to see the Gates, Tomb and the imperial palace. I will have to go back again.

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