Hoi An

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • 4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Quan Thang

    6. 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

    7. 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.

  • 8. 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

    9. 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.

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Planning Your 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
    Vietnamese
  • Currency
    Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+07:00)
  • Country Code
    +84
  • 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,596 reviews

You need yo take these tours! I can't stress enough how great this service was. My husband and I were in Da Nang for a couple of days during Tet, and they were so kind to take us on a tour to Marble Mountains, The Lady Buda and An Phu Cave. Communication was great from the very start, we could arrange everything online and by a phone call. Our guides were so nice and experienced people, they picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and took us on their bikes, it was so fun. We stopped on the road to take some pictures while they were explaining us about the places we would visit, then they took us to many hidden little paths so we could reach points with gorgeous views, and God they are fit people, the tour demands some energy from your body since you'll be walking and doing some climbing as well, but it's all worth it, you get to see incredible sculptures in dramatic caves, impressive landscapes... while learning a lot about a fascinating culture. Highly recommend this tour!

Our guide was exceptionally friendly and sweet! It was just us who booked the tour on this day so it was private. The car was very comfortable and spacious, there was also complimentary water provided. There was a nice small walking tour through some of the murals in the village. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with is that we did not have an opportunity to see all the murals in the village. This is because we were led back into the car which quickly drove past the second section of murals and some painted basket boats. And by the time we realized, it was too late to feel comfortable asking to turn back. It would have been nice to have more time to walk around, explore and take a closer look.

I booked this transfer for a relaxing, seamless, and cheap way to get from Hoi An all the way to Da Nang airport. It exceeded my expectations! The staff was very professional and confirmed my hotel's name and address by iMessage the day before. They arrived on time, and got me to the airport within the window they quoted. I'd absolutely book again in the future. Highly recommend!

Gum is doing great on taking us to the food tour! Shared a lot stories to us and food were all good!!

On time, excellent low price. Comfy and air conditioned buses. I used them 3 times.