Hoi An

Hoi An

Things to do - general

HOI AN

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Hoi An, once known as Faifo, was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries, and the foreign influences are discernible to this day. While the serious shipping business has long since moved to Da Nang, the heart of the city is still the Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shophouses, which is particularly atmospheric in the evening as the sun goes down. While almost all shops now cater to the tourist trade, the area has been largelypreserved as is, which is unusual in Vietnam, and renovation has proceeded slowly and carefully – it's mercifully absent of towering concrete blocks and karaoke parlors.

The main thoroughfare in the Old Town is Tran Phu. Just south of the Old Town, across the Thu Bon River, are the islands of An Hoi to the west, reachable via Hai Ba Trung, and Cam Nam to the east, reachable via Hoang Dieu.

Hoi An – UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient port town of Hoi An, known to early Western traders as Faifo, lies on the Thu Bon River 30 km south of Danang. Originally a seaport from the ancient kingdom of Champa, it became one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, attracting trading vessels from both European and Asian countries, including Holland, Portugal, China and Japan.

Today, parts of Hoi An look much the same as they did 150 years ago with hundreds of old houses, some over two centuries old, made of precious wood in the traditional style. The town was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 and many of the original houses and other features of Hoi An have been preserved.

Hoi An is one of the few places you will still find genuine Vietnamese architecture, but is also a harmonious integration of other architectural styles influenced by the Japanese and Chinese traders who settled there in the past. The famous Japanese Covered Bridge was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community in Hoi An and reflects a preference for understatement. It links to the Chinese quarter with its fascinating temples and assembly halls.

Many of the historic buildings are now museums featuring exhibitions on the pottery trade, silkworm raising, silk weaving and other historical aspects of the town. Shoppers will also enjoy the bustling central market and the many shops selling local pottery, as well as the numerous expert tailors who will sew custom-made clothes for you overnight.

When to go

The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April, when rainfall is low and temperatures are comfortable.

Must do

Stroll around Hoi An's rambling market streets- lined with centuries old houses, quite boutique and famous tailors.

Have clothes made. This is the place for silk, ao dai and whatever you want of clothing. Ready within 24 hours.

Visit art galleries and lunch in one food outlets, watching the timeless scenery unfold before your eyes.

Get a couple of lanterns as souvenirs for relatives at home

Highlights

Japanese Covered Bridge (Cau Nhat Ban or Lai Vien Kieu)

Museum of Trade Ceramics, 80 Tran Phu St.

Cantonese Meeting Hall, 176 Tran Phu St.

Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall

My Son Sanctuary – The holy Champa city, was recently recognized as a World Heritage site


Festivals

Famous Full Moon Festival: The Full Moon Festival is held on every 14th day of the lunar month.

Tips:

Aggressive vendors are increasingly becoming an issue in Hoi An, do not give them your business.

Take a cooking course in Hoi an then try the Hoi an recipes at home

Ancient House Resort

Ancient House Resort

Charge rate for holidays can be changed. Check carefully! Late check-out and after 18:00PM will be charged at the rate ... More info
Boutique Hoi An Resort

Boutique Hoi An Resort

Boutique Hoi An Resort offers modern rooms with private balconies facing the sea. The air-conditione More info
Hoi An Ancient House Village

Hoi An Ancient House Village

The Hoi An Ancient House Village Resort & Spa features an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness ce More info
Ancient House Resort

Ancient House Resort

Charge rate for holidays can be changed. Check carefully! Late check-out and after 18:00PM will be charged at the rate ... More info
Boutique Hoi An Resort

Boutique Hoi An Resort

Boutique Hoi An Resort offers modern rooms with private balconies facing the sea. The air-conditione More info
Hoi An Ancient House Village

Hoi An Ancient House Village

The Hoi An Ancient House Village Resort & Spa features an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness ce More info
Be A Local Farmer in Tra Que Vegetable Village

Be A Local Farmer in Tra Que Vegetable Village

Real Hoi An tours are perfect combination of bicycle tour and discovery of the Vietnamese culture and way of life. ... More info
Be A Local Farmer in Tra Que Vegetable Village

Be A Local Farmer in Tra Que Vegetable Village

Real Hoi An tours are perfect combination of bicycle tour and discovery of the Vietnamese culture and way of life. ... More info
Be A Local Fisherman - Half Day

Be A Local Fisherman - Half Day

13:30 PM : Picking up the guest from the hotel to the boat area. Taking the boat trip to visiting the seven - hecta ... More info
Biking Tour to Tra Que Village

Biking Tour to Tra Que Village

No experience is more interesting than biking and discovering Hoian countryside as well as trying becoming a farmer ... More info
Biking Tour to Tra Que Village

Biking Tour to Tra Que Village

No experience is more interesting than biking and discovering Hoian countryside as well as trying becoming a farmer ... More info
Buffalo Pulling Cart Riding Tour in Hoi An

Buffalo Pulling Cart Riding Tour in Hoi An

Would you like to travel in a new way? Would you like to tour with a soft feeling? Taking a water-buffalo pulling cart ... More info
Cham Island One Day Tour

Cham Island One Day Tour

Cu Lao Cham is a large island consists of several small islands distance 25 nautical miles off the coast from Hoi An. ... More info
Discover Myson Sanctuary By Boat And Cooking Class

Discover Myson Sanctuary By Boat And Cooking Class

07h00: Pick up guest from the hotel in Hoi an for visiting My Son Sanctuary. With us as your tour guide, enjoy a half ... More info
Enjoy The Eco - Life In Hoian

Enjoy The Eco - Life In Hoian

7:30 AM : Pick up guest from the hotel in Hoi an for visiting Tra Que Vegetable Village by Bicycle ... More info
Hoi An Countryside Bicycle Tour

Hoi An Countryside Bicycle Tour

If you are looking for satisfied feeling, impression or memorable moments, this tour promises to meet your demands. ... More info
Hoi An Handicraft Villages

Hoi An Handicraft Villages

HoianBiking tour in one day to Hoian countryside will be a memorable trip to you and give you real experiences in ... More info
Hoi An Street Food Tour

Hoi An Street Food Tour

What a fantastic experience for visitors to take a biking tour to the countryside in Hoian! With bicycles prepared for ... More info
Hoi An Village Tour

Hoi An Village Tour

Taking the tour to Tra Nhieu fishing village and Kim Bong Carpentry village is a perfect idea for visitors who love ... More info
Hoi An Walking Tour & Boat Riding

Hoi An Walking Tour & Boat Riding

Have you ever visited somewhere including the Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese features? Join the tour to Hoian and you ... More info
Hoian - Myson Hollyland

Hoian - Myson Hollyland

Depart at 08:00AM by bus. We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a ... More info
Hoian City And Myson Sanctuary 1 Day

Hoian City And Myson Sanctuary 1 Day

Being a World Heritage in Vietnam of magnificent beauty, Hoi An and My Son are ideal destinations for visitors. ... More info
Hoian Cooking Class

Hoian Cooking Class

Taking the tour, visitors will take a chance to try cooking some special dishes in Hoi An and enjoying their ... More info
Hoian Countryside Bicycle Tour

Hoian Countryside Bicycle Tour

If you are looking for satisfied feeling, impression or memorable moments, this tour promises to meet your demands. ... More info
Hoian Eco Tour

Hoian Eco Tour

The day tour in Hoian promises you a real cultural experience when you witness the daily activities of local fisherman ... More info
Hoian Sightseeing Half Day

Hoian Sightseeing Half Day

In the past Hoi An was a busy commercial port where the traders around the world came and traded varying types of ... More info
Hoian Street Food Tour

Hoian Street Food Tour

HOIAN STREET FOOD TOUR What a fantastic experience for visitors to take a biking tour to the country More info
Home Cooking Class - Vegetarian Food

Home Cooking Class - Vegetarian Food

08: 00 AM : Pick up guest at hotel in Hoi An by bicycle. Go to the local market in Hoi An for shopping material which ... More info
Marble Mountains - Cham Museum - My Khe Beach

Marble Mountains - Cham Museum - My Khe Beach

8:30 - 9:30Am: Pick up at hotel. Departure for Marble Moutains in Da Nang city. Here visitors will see the amazing ... More info
Myson Holy Land Half Day

Myson Holy Land Half Day

After breakfast, our private guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hoian, start the half day tour to My Son Holy ... More info
The Road to Heavenly Ba Na hills

The Road to Heavenly Ba Na hills

Morning: Pick up at hotel in Hoian. Transfer to Ba Na hills and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na ... More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Hoian to Hoian to Mylai Massacre by private car

Hoian to Hoian to Mylai Massacre by private car