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Hoi An
Travel Guide

Hoi An Ancient Town featuring a bay or harbour, night scenes and boating

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colorful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 560 miles (900 kilometers) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The center of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 95 F (35 C) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Where to stay in Hoi An

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,813 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Dien Ban hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ha My Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from An Bang Beach. Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (294 reviews)
"Staff were so kind and pool areas amazing. We really enjoyed the serene atmosphere"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An
Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An
5 out of 5
The price is HK$461 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Cửa Đại, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Riverside Hoi An and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Cua Dai Beach. An Bang Beach and Hoi An Ancient Town ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (212 reviews)
Fantastic stay for our honeymoon!
"We spent 5 days at the Vinpearl hotel on honeymoon. We can’t rate this hotel high enough. Service was fantastic. Great facilities, fantastic pool area and great shuttle service into nearby Hoi An. Highly recommend the Vinpearl."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An
Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
5 out of 5
The price is HK$628 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
This family-friendly Thang Binh hotel is located on the riverwalk, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cua Dai Beach and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (246 reviews)
Great family stay
"My family and I had another nice atay at Vinpearl. Our plan was to spend the day at Vinwonders, howver it rained all day. Thankfully, there was enough at the resort to make the stay enjoyable: friendly staff, great food, and awesome kids club. The only issue we had which is a dilemma for any hotel ..."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2020

Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Five Rose Villas
Five Rose Villas
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$137 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Hoi An villa is within a 15-minute walk of An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Riverside Hoi An and Ha My Beach are also within 3 miles ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
"There is no curtains for the shower bath so when you take a shower there is water everywhere otherwise very cute hotel with amazing location"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Five Rose Villas
Biet thu du lich Hien Duyen
Biet thu du lich Hien Duyen
Situated near the beach, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Riverside Hoi An and Ha My Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...
Biet thu du lich Hien Duyen
The Night Market Villa
The Night Market Villa
Located in Minh An, this villa is steps away from Hoi An Night Market and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are also within 10 ...
The Night Market Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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