What to do in Hoi An Vietnam

Here are “What to do in Hoi An Viet Nam” that you must do when visiting Hoi An.

1. Stroll around Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town’s very small – only a few streets – so can be explored really quickly. You will need a ticket (for 24 hours) to enter the Old Town (120,000 VND / 5 USD), with tear-off coupons allowing entrance to five places. All Hoi An’s major attractions are located within walking distance of each other such as the Japanese Covered bridge, the Chinese assembly halls, Guan Yin Temple, the museum of history, the old house and the Tran family home. It makes sure to be an amazing experience.

2. Take a cooking class

Hoi An is a good place to do a cookery course in Vietnam. A short cooking class in Hoi An can give you the opportunity to absorb the local culture, with many dishes being unique to this region of Vietnam. You should take a cooking class tour, where you can take a bicycle or boat tour through the canals to further explore the dynamic city where the cuisine you will be cooking was created. With expect to pay around $30-35 USD for the classic half-day cooking class, you are sure to have good food and great experience.

3. Get a tailor

Hoi An is the best places for being the city where you can buy tailored suits made with high-quality materials. Especially, it is crazy cheap. You can even send it home by boat or plane. Tourists visit in Hoi An, not only to explore this place but also to get their tailor-made dress and suit.

4. Try the local dishes

Hoi An`s culinary art is a huge variety of dishes that are hard to find anywhere else. “Cao Lau, Chicken Rice and White Rose” are some of the most popular local dishes you have to try, while in Hoi An. You  can go to Hai Ba Trung street to enjoy White Rose. You can go to Phan Chau Trinh Street to taste of Chicken Rice. Or, you can go to Thai Phien Street to try Cao Lau. Just outside here, on the beach or the river, you can visit restaurants to enjoy fresh sea food with a reasonable prices. Hoi An`s culinary has stolen hearts of locals and foreigners alike, and for good reason.

5. Relax By the River

There are plenty of pretty cafes, restaurants, bars and old colonial-period buildings sit alongside one side of the river to stop off at and rest your legs. For instance, you could stop by Q Bar or White Marble Wine Bar to sip on your drink while gazing out at stunning views of the river. You can even take a boat cruise up the river to enjoy the relaxed nightlife vibe in Hoi An Old Town.

6. Go for a stroll to the Lantern Market

The Lantern Market is not to be missed when you go to Hoi An Old Town. Because this place is home to one of the most beautiful night markets in Vietnam.  There’s a pretty big market near the river in Hoi An and you can find lanterns of all shapes, sizes, and colors, made of the famous Hoi An silk, are on display here almost every night. Even if you have not the idea of taking home a lantern as a souvenir, the sight of thousands of lit-up lanterns in the dark is well worth the river crossing.


7. Soak Up The Sun at the Beaches of Hoi An

Hoi An is not only its ancient town, but it also has plenty of beaches to choose from. So there’s nothing stopping you head down to the sand and soak up the Sun at the Beaches of Hoi An. Hoi An’s most famous beach is Cua Dai, but you should head to An Bang. An Bang beach is 3km from the old town, this place is home to stretches of pristine white sand, and beachside restaurants.  Sunbathe on the sands, take a dip in the ocean, and relax for a few hours on the beach.

8. Take a day trip to the My Son Ruins

My Son Ruins is a complex of abandoned Hindu temples dates baczk to the fourth century. It is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.The temple of choice for the kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, as well as the final resting place for many of them. If you’re staying in Hoi An, you won’t miss one of the most spectacular sites in the country:  The My Son ruins.

9. Take a free bike tour in Hoi An

Just grab a bike and ride outside town towards the beach: you’ll find out that the real Hoi An is just around the corner. Most hotels or homestays have free bikes you can take, otherwise hire one with price 30,000 dong. To explore further afield, you should head to the beach at An Bang or just pedal through the rice paddies, watching water buffalos, cows, and farmers at work. If you only have one day in Hoi An, make this the priority.

10. Do A Homestay

Homestay is staying in a spare room of a real home while the homeowner (local people) is there. So, you see how the locals live their lives. I truly believe that there is no better way to experience a new culture, country or language than living like a local while traveling abroad. Let`s trying it in Hoi An.

Have a good trip in Hoi An.

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