Top 15 Things To Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Ancient Town is located in the lower Thu Bon River, in the coastal plain of Quang Nam and 30 km south of Da Nang City. There is many kind of transfer from Da Nang to Hoi An. Not only by bus, but also you can choose Taxi, Private Car and even motorbike  (source : )

The area of ​​Hoi An ancient town is about 2km2. It features short and narrow roads, running bends, horizontal lines, making people turn and then easily meet each other.


According to the statistics of Hoi An there are 1360 vestiges including 1068 ancient houses, 11 ancient wells, 38 churches, 19 temples, 43 shrines, 23 families, 44 special graves and a bridge. Despite the space and time to move, Hoi An ancient town still retains the most ancient beauty. This is where one can find a preserved vestiges almost intact, making Hoi An a unique place in the modern annals.

The experience can not miss when coming to Hoi An:

1.Wander along the streets in Hoi An:

When it comes to the old town, the best thing is to stroll around the streets, look at old houses with old tile roof, enjoy a glass of lotus .

Many places associated with Hoi An ancient town are located on the main street of Tran Phu, Nhat bridge, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Bach Dang street along Hoai river, Cantonese restaurant, …

  1. Bicycling to explore the old town:

Cycling to explore the old quarter is an interesting thing to come here. In the early morning and late afternoon, the weather is very pleasant, it is a good time to rent a bike for 40,000 dong a day, then walk around the streets, alleys, drive along the Hoai River or the green paddy fields …

hoi an Town

  1. Sitting on coffee drinking coffee, watching the old roof in Hoi An:

Many people must have known Hoi An through the old one-storey house, roof tile color time. So, the feeling of sitting enjoying cups of coffee on the high and watching the sunset fall on the roof tiles ancient, watching the flow of people walking back and forth will make many people find the new Hoi An.

hoi an town


  1. Enjoy the sidewalk dishes:

Wander around the streets of Hoi An, you will encounter delicious and cheap pavement dishes. Sit back and enjoy the special taste and deliciousness of it.

Top 8 Restaurant in Hoi an 

  1. Take a cyclo to see the old town:

If you are afraid to walk or bike, you should choose cyclo as a means of transportation to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Cyclo has become a well-known “brand”, known by many visitors. This will be a pretty enjoyable experience for you.

  1. Recording of memories:

Hoi An is home to many beautiful and ancient angles for you to record the photo memories. You can choose the ancient roof tiles or famous landmarks such as walls in Hoang Van Thu, Japanese bridge, An Hoi bridge … to make a photo.

  1. Enjoy the best bread in the world in Hoi An

Hoi An’s bread, the BBC’s travel and food commentator David Farley, is “the world’s best sandwich.” Grilled pork loin, pate, cucumber and vegetables and meat sauce are typical characteristics of Hoi An bread extremely delicious, attractive. In the old town there are two famous noodle shops: Phuong bread (on Phan Chau Trinh street) and Madam Khanh bread (Tran Cao Van street)

  1. Lantern street:

Speaking of Hoi An, many people will remember the vibrant lanterns at night. Under the hands of talented local craftsmen, many lanterns are created in full color, size. The lanterns appear throughout the street and in the shops, which are quite eye-catching and compact, so they are a good buy for souvenirs.

  1. Take a boat and drop lanterns on Hoai River

If you come to Hoi An, you do not have a boat trip along the Hoai River and dropping the flower lights is a pity. Rent a small boat along the river, and drop yourself on the small sparkling lights, hoping to bring good luck to family and relatives.

Hoi An, Quang Nam

  1. Watching the City shining with lights:

Pho Hoi by night lights and lanterns around the old house. Choose a corner of the Hoai River to feel the tranquility of a tranquil Hoi An mixed with the excitement of the stream.

  1. Walking the night market in the old town:

With more than 40 stalls, stretching on the street about 300 m long, Hoi An Night Market is a place where tourists can enjoy shopping, with all kinds of goods, from traditional lanterns with colorful colors. Designers, Thanh Ha pottery, cloth, silk … and also the dishes of Hoi Hoi such as high floor, instant noodles, black sesame tea …

  1. Visit Sa Huynh Cultural Museum:

You will understand more about the culture and history of Hoi An ancient town when visiting the Sa Huynh Cultural Museum Hoi An located at 149 Tran Phu. This is the most unique and rich collection of exhibits in Vietnam, with over 1,000 artifacts related to the ancient inhabitants of Sa Huynh culture dating back 2,000 years.

  1. Bai Boi:

Another interesting experience when coming to Hoi An is joining the hut. This is the familiar playground of the people and tourists. In the evening, when you have a walk around, you should go to the courtyard of Hoai River bridge to enjoy the ancient tone of the bowl hut.

  1. Scuba diving in Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham Island is about 15 km away from the Old Quarter, which is one of the places not to miss when coming to Hoi An. Tourism services in Cu Lao Cham have not developed yet, but for that reason Cu Lao Cham retains its wildness. Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can experience snorkeling, coral reefs, fire camps, homestay sleeps and enjoy fresh seafood – delicious and cheap.

Hoi An so beautiful, the beauty is adorned by the flow of creativity. May the city remain so ancient, keep on the but the mark of time, so that people today and tomorrow also still have the opportunity to admire the quintessence of cultural integrity. In the old days, after the chaos of daily life, people have a place to go, in harmony in the memory, where the lifeblood of life has not existed.

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