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Best Things To Do in Hoi An

A Vietnamese city with an old-world charm, Hoi An is a tourist’s paradise. There are many wonderful things to do in Hoi An, and the combination of old-fashioned and modern makes all activities one undertakes in Hoi An unique. Its ambience adds a subtle charm to the traveller’s adventures and makes it memorable. The grand architecture of the buildings beautifies the city and the salty sea winds that blow around at all times fill the city with positivity and freshness. Spending some days in Hoi An is a great way to let yourself be rejuvenated and refreshed in Vietnam.

The culture of Hoi An is an apt reflection of the culture of Vietnam, and roaming around here is a great way to imbibe the cultural aspects of the country. This cultural depth is reflected in all the things to do in Hoi An- in its architecture, in its streets and markets, and inside its museums. The past still holds sway in Hoi An, and so, historical and cultural tours of the city will prove invaluable during your vacation, especially if you really want to understand the pulse of the city. Shopping in the local markets and participating in activities like cooking and fishing with the local population is also a fantastic way of understand Hoi An, and this also gives you the means of enjoying yourself in a new fashion.  

Hoi An is bordered by the blue seas while the Cua Dai river cuts through its centre. Water related activities are consequently of great importance in the city, and make for a large share of its activities. Tourists can enjoy many water adventures both in the sea and on the river, from watersports to gentler activities like fishing and boating. Opportunities for romantic sunset cruises abound. Enjoying the water is an important part of enjoying Hoi An, so come prepared with all essentials since many of your hours will be spent in happy reflections on the beaches.

With so many great things to do in Hoi An, a holiday here will never be marred by a dull moment.

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    Hoi An
    d1 Day

    About the Activity:The trip starts from your hotel at 8 am and reach Silver Rock Lagoon.Stop for a swim at elephant waterfall. Then we visit fishing village and have delicious sea food in Lang Co lagoon.Start your ride up Hai Van Pass where you can relax by basking in the amazing views and landscapes. Descend ahead along the Danang’s beach before you stop at Marble Mountain to discover how skilled workers carved them.Visit Linh Ung Pagoda and drive about 30 minute to reach the ancient city of Hoi An.

    Very Good 4.0
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    Hoi An
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience the history and its ancient ruins of Vietnam like never before on a day trip.Visit My Son by going through the rural areas and through the countryside route with plenty of stops to experience the local life style at pottery village.End your journey by making your way back along the banks of the Thu Bon river. Pick up is provided from any hotel in Hoi An.

    Good 3.0
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    5920


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    Hoi An
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Activity:Take journey from Hoi An to Danang on this 5 day tour by a 125 cc automatic scooter. Indulge in this one of kind tour like never before.Keep your camera handy as you stop at the historic Cham towers and monuments from the French Indochina war along the way.Ride through pristine rainforests along the Lao border and over the spectacular mountain passes and travel through the A Shau Valley, a famous American war battleground. Visits the citadel, royal tombs and stop to witness the traditional handicrafts being made and learn the learn the cultural ways of the locals.The trips ends in Danang at the Hotel or airport. The tour covers approximately 120 km of Vietnamese culture and tradition.

    Good 3.0
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    4423


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    Hoi An
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:If you have plans to visit Vietnam, never miss the opportunity to take part in a bicycle tour of Hoi An.Depart from your hotel around 09:30 AM, hop on your bicycles, embark on to the home of a craftsman in the old streets of Hoi An town.Observe the interesting local life of Hoi An and learn the methods to make lanterns, post to it have lunch at a local restaurant.Head to Tra Que vegetable village in the afternoon, see the hardships of farmers in the village, engage in some farming activities as well.Return to the house from where you started biking and you will get a herbal foot massage, aftermath engage in a cooking session too, try making local dishes such as Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo.Bike back to your hotel to wind up your tour around 06:00 PM.

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    Hoi An
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: After getting picked up from the hotel in Hoi An by a minivan, you will then be transferred to a boat, enthrall in an amazing sailing experience before reaching Cham Island.Enthrall in this one of a kind day tour at Hoi An in Vietnam like never before. Engage your self on a scuba diving experience on the islands of Vietnam. The dive will be guided by a professional instructor with all required equipment. Experience the two fun dives provided by the operator and also enjoy the delicious lunch.Hop on to return journey before getting dropped off to your hotel in Hoi An.

    Good 3.0
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    Hoi An
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Immerse yourself in the cultural splendor of Hoi An on an enriching half day motorbiking tour of the picturesque region.You have the option to start the tour as per your convenience, either in Morning at 8 AM or in the afternoon at around 1 PM.During the tour, weave your way through the atmospheric back streets of Hoi An then discover the verdant beauty of the countryside as you get past paddies and quaint towns. Cross the floating bridge and witness the how friendly local families make sleeping mats by hand and enjoy beatiful landscape before catching the local ferry back to Hoi An.Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to just 20 people.End your trip at around 12 PM for the morning slot and at around 6 PM for the evening slot.

    Very Good 4.0
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    Hoi An
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Explore the Hoi An town and spend a few hours helping the local farmers with their daily tasks at the Tra Que vegetable village.After being picked up from your hotel around 08:00 AM, embark on for the full day tour to visit the ancient town, markets and farmer's village.See the the beautiful UNESCO heritage town on a three hour walking tour, discover the local life, their daily trading and business.Enjoy a delicious locally prepared meal in Tra Que, walk through the green paddy fields, vegetable gardens, markets, temples, historic houses and the countryside.Alongside the guide, this heritage tour is a slice of Vietnam itself, wind up your tour at your hotel around 05:00 PM.

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    Hoi An
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Helicopter picks you up from Nuoc Man heliport.Fly to Cham Island Cham Island – a hot destination with its cool climate, clean white sand beaches, transparent water and plentiful protected marine habitats.Receive warm greetings by our guide with a short introduction about Cham Island and its history. Pay a visit to the Marine Protected Area, the boat shelter, Hai Tang Pagoda, a traditional fishing village and the local market.Embrace your taste buds with a delicious sea food Lunch.Swim or snorkel at the lovely and tranquil waters during your free time. Tour concludes by flying back to Da Nang.

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    Hoi An
    h9 Hours

    Abut the Activity:Engage in this one day cultural like never before in the terrestrial areas o f Ho Chí Minh in Vietnam.Get picked from Hoi An city and Hue city by a motorbike around 8 AM and start you trip by riding your automatic scooter.Ride through the  Ho Chí Minh trail which ran from the of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam to the region of the Republic of Vietnam. Along the Ho Chi Minh trail you can enjoy the giant Truong Son mountain range, feel the sunlight, rain and wind of Centeral Vietnam.Visit the Co tu and To Oi traditional villages and learn the cultural ways of the ethnic groups who live on the Truong Son Mountain range.The tour ends around at 05:00 PM  and this is a transfer tour which departs from one city and arrive at another.

    Very Good 4.0
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    2042


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    Hue City
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:Explore the lives of people in Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system on a ride through the rural seclusion of Thua Thien Hue province.Start your trip from Hoi An at 07:00 AM by collecting your automatic scooter and start a ride to check on the world renowned attractions.Visit Thanh Duyen pagoda which is located on the top of Tuy Van mountain followed by a late lunch in Lap An lagoon with sea food.Then ride around the beautiful landscape of Lap An Lagoon through the rural country side and conquer the Hai Van pass to Danang or Hoi An.End your trip in Danang or Hoi An at 05:00 PM after touring many ancient destinations in different locality.

    Good 3.0
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    3471


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    Hue City
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Engage in this cultural two day tour like never before in the terrestrial areas o f Ho Chí Minh in Vietnam.The Ho Chí Minh trail which ran from the of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam to the region of the Republic of Vietnam. Along the Ho Chi Minh trail you can enjoy the giant Truong Son mountain range, feel the sunlight, rain and wind of Central Vietnam.Learn the cultural ways of the ethnic groups who live on the Truong Son Mountain range, with a wild life and primitive agriculture.Visit the village of Ta Oi and spend a night in the village of Co Tu.Note: Transfer tours departs from one city and arrive at another.

    Good 3.0
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    9322


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    Hoi An
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:You will be picked up at the Helicopter Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Hoi Anand and enjoy the bird-eye stunning view of the whole Da Nang city and its exquisite beach along with the magnificent Marble Mountain.Tourists can enjoy the spectacular bird’s-eye view, comfort and safety thanks to outstanding features like Air-conditioning, intercommunication between pilots and passengers, active vibration control system, floating system for offshore operations and exceptional visibility from the roomy cabin and large windows. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.Walk through the Japanese bridge and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall in Hoi An and explore the confluence of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cultures.Explore The world Heritage Site of My Son, which was once an imperial city during the Cham dynasty.

    Very Good 4.0
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    55113


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    Hoi An
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity: Join us to enjoy the blissful experience of snorkeling and collect a bunch of unforgettable memories. We offer an opportunity to explore fringing reefs, deep drop-offs, wrecks, walls, caverns, tunnels, pinnacles and open ocean sea mounts. The dive will be guided by a professional instructor with all required equipment. Experience the two fun dives provided by the operator and also enjoy the delicious lunch.  Note: pick up and drop of from the hotel by a minivan

    Good 3.0
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    3130


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    Danang
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Enjoy this amazing Da Nang-Cham Island tour and get a chance to know the lives of Vietnamese People. Start your day by getting on board the cruise to the Cham Island. During the cruise ride, enjoy the breathtaking views and capture the spectacular monument views in your camera. Acquaint yourself with surroundings and culture of Cham island as you reach the Lang Village. Visit the Marine protected Area, boat shelter, Hai Tang Pagoda, traditional fishing village and the local market as your trip proceeds. Enjoy the adventurous trek for 20 minutes to Chong village along the nice sloping and winding road and behold the amazing view of sea. Indulge in various water sports like swimming, snorkeling etc. and enjoy a lip-smacking lunch with the seafood. Head back from the island at 2 PM through the cruise to Cua Dai beach harbor with lots of memories

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    Hoi An
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:Enjoy the beautiful morning while on the highway 01 as you keep riding along the beautiful coastlines .Explore the Vinh Moc tunnels which still is a living memory of the war. Make your best time in the famous Darkong bridge and then ride on Ho Chi Minh trail, the war legendary road and sooth your eyes with the pristine view of the forest.Explore the most enchanting views while you are on Prao tribe village. Visit My Son holy land before you reach Hoi An and enjoy the view of many beautiful farms on the rural ways. Visit pottery village before ending your journey.This trip is for 3 days and 2 nights

    Good 3.0
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Attractions

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Quan Kong Temple

Built in 1653 and gone through many renovations since then, the Quan Cong Temple stands out as one of the beautiful and charismatic Chinese architecture. The temple is named after a Chinese rebellion from the Han Dynasty who had been deemed as victorious hero because of his loyalty, devotion and sincerity towards his mother land. At the entrance of the temple, two dragons entwined in clouds greet you. The temple is built with red bricks and is adorned by green, gold and red at work. The statue of Quan Cong is perched on top of a centre pedestalinside the main hall. The statue is made from papier-Mache`. There are two more statues set on either side of the war hero- General Chau Xuong, one of his guardians and a beautiful horse called QuanBinh, ridden by Quan Cong.

Location: 24 Nguyen Hue, Hoi An

Hours Open: All day

Admission: Free, Donations accepted
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Hoi An Ancient Town

If you are visiting Vietnam then this is a must visit for anyone who is looking forward to learning more about its culture. Hoi An Ancient Town is placed very conveniently on the sides of a river and if you want to take in the picturesque scenery then walking would be the best option for you. Both sides of the streets are filled with beautiful ancient building. Just walking around the place will fill you with an old world charm. The place is full of hawkers. If you are looking to buy things that are significant to the Vietnamese culture than this is the place for you. But be sure to bargain well or you will be made a fool quite easily. The place also has many different food halts and restaurants that you can stop for some authentic Vietnamese. Hoi an ancient town is definitely one of the best places for a walking tour.



Best time to visit: In between February and April
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Hoi An Night Market

When in doubt go shopping! This is actually a statement that definitely goes well with destination. This Hoi An Night Market is a must stop spot for all the shopaholics. If you want to pick up some souvenirs that are traditional to the Vietnamese culture then you are definitely at the right place. You can be sure that you will find something of interest in this huge space that is filled with shops on different sides of the streets. The hawkers and the shop owners are extremely friendly. The shops are all number for your convince. You will be required to haggle a bit in most of the shops but if you are lucky you will get a steal deal in some of them. There are thousands of different varieties of products available in the markets. The jade figures sold in some of the shops are a must have from this market. 



Timing: The market is open from evening 7pm till 12 midnight
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Cam An Beach, Hoi An

Cam An Beach, Hoi An: Cam An Beach, just north of its more popular counterpart, Cua Dai Beach is a pleasantly scruffy alternative to the tourist focused Cua Dai. Ramshackle bars dot the far less visited beach, seen as the local expats beach of choice. Cam An Beach is one of the few remaining stretches of beach that remains mostly unspoiled by development, offering clean blue sea, castaway restaurants, and bohemian beach bars. It flaunts not only the most fabulous island and mountain views that you don’t even need to climb off your lounger to enjoy but also some of the best seafood in Hoi An. And unlike many beach destinations, there is something to do whatever the season, whether you prefer some self-indulgent R&R or an action packed surfing safari. This beach now reigns as Hoi An’s main beach. This little slice of paradise is popular all year round with both locals and tourists alike. During the popular summer months, the local Vietnamese crowd comes here mostly for sunrise swims and sunset family beach barbecues, meaning that during the day it stays quiet.


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Aobaba Cloth Shop

Aobaba Cloth Shop is a moment of ecstasy but a lifelong reminiscence of beautiful Vietnam. Hoi An is a shopper’s paradise, the streets thronged with tailoring shops of all shapes and sizes showcasing a lively and colourful side of Vietnamese culture.Aobaba is a generation old family business that focuses mainly on tailoring clothes. The 400 odd tailors can copy and replicate any kind of garment whether be it a picture or some celebrity designer wear; anything and everything within an affordable price. And also, be rest assured of the quality of the fabric; they are good enough to pass as any good brand.As you walk down the street you will encounter with many energetic shop owners trying to lure you in their shop. But the trip is worth everything.

Location: Tran phu St, Hoi An

Hours Open: 8 am to 10 pm

Best Time: Festivals of Vietnam

Avg. Price: Can be as cheap as VND 7, 80,379for a dress and VND $44, 59, 308for a Suit
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Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An: Car day is one of just five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering an unrivaled seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An. This 3km stretch of fine white powdery sands positioned just northeast of Hoi An makes Cua Dai Beach the perfect place to easily find your own patch of paradise. The water is very clear with tropic blue waves that are gentle enough for swimming and floating around. There are even changing huts on the beach along with a few bungalows here and there. There are also plenty of great seafood restaurants located on the coast so it's worth staying for dinner and enjoying fresh dishes served up from the vendors lining the beachfront. Car day is another great reason to visit Hoi An where you can soak up all the celebrated cultural and historical sites, then head up to the beach and experience what is often claimed to be Vietnam's most stunning coastal shore. Crystal blue seas and deserted white sands like this are hard to find anywhere else in Vietnam. It’s worth heading to Cua Dai Beach during the week when the sands will be virtually deserted. Weekends, however, tend to get busy. It’s also best to visit from April to August when swimming is the safest.

 
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The Old House of Phun Hung

Get to know the older and quainter version of Vietnam and Hoi An by visiting the old house of Phung Hung, which is nothing lesser than a historic book, yellowed with so many memories and facts of the town’s cultural significance. A tour in the house will take you through the town’s ancient business, trade and local flavours and values. It is one of the architectural buildings of Hoi An and is recently been noted as World Heritage Site. The house is built with 80 columns and is two storied. Each column stands on a lotus base so as to stay clear from fungal or termite growth.
Built in the 18th century few notable features the ancient house homes are Yin Yang Style architecture, especially the convex roofs and the Chinese interiors and furniture which run throughout the house.


  
Location: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

Hours Open: 8: 30 am to 6 pm on all days.

Admission: Free
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Yaly Couture-Tran Phu branch

When you are visiting a place you would definitely want to purchase something that is very parallel to their culture. This Yaly Couture-Tran Phu branch shop will not only help you pick up an apparel that is in their traditional form but you can actually get it tailor made for you. The shop also offers the option of choosing your own fabric and getting a dress or shirts made from it at very short notice. The different fabrics on offer are beautiful and most of them have the famous Vietnamese designs on them. The staff in the shop is very patient and warm. They will make sure that you can pick up the exact fabric of choice by showing you many different options. They will also help you to choose the cut that will be best for you. The best thing about this shop is that they are very fast and will deliver your apparel within the stipulated time.

Location: 47 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Hoi An

  • What are the best things to do in Hoi An?

    Hoi An is a small and quaint city bursting with activity. There are many fantastic sights to be admired around the city and many interesting activities to be partaken of. Touring Hoi An is a fantastic way to gain an understanding of the cultural side of Vietnam, since the city is rich in history and tradition, and its art and architecture is influenced strongly by these factors. If you wish to enjoy every aspect of Hoi An, you should:

    •        Visit beaches like An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach
    •        Visit the Hoi An Riverside
    •        Visit the Central Market
    •        Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics
    •        Visit the Fujian Assembly Hall
    •        Visit My Son Sanctuary
    •        Visit the Japanese Covered bridge
    •        Visit Hoi-an Old town
    •        Enjoy water activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, boating

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Hoi an?

    Hoi An is a city full of adventure. There are many exotic activities that you can enjoy in the region, from watersports to aerial and land based sports. The variety of adventure offerings in Hoi An allows tourists to choose according to their tastes and enjoy many types of things in a single place.    Some of the best adventure activities that one can do in Hoi An include:

    •        Snorkelling
    •        Scuba diving
    •        Sailing
    •        Cruising
    •        Motor Biking
    •        Cycling
    •        Trekking
    •        Rock climbing
    •        Rappelling

  • Which are the best routes for cycling in Hoi an?

    Cycling through Hoi An is an experience you will never forget. To pedal through the dainty historic city with its old-fashioned architecture feels like an adventure out of a fairytale, such is its charm. Cycling in Hoi An allows tourists to experience it in an intimate manner, and so should definitely be a part of every tourist’s itinerary in Hoi An. The best routes for cycling in the city are as follows:

    •        Around Hoi An Beach And Rice Terrace
    •        Hoi An to My Lai to- Quang Ngai
    •        E024D to Thanh Binh to Hoi An
    •        Hoi An to Chau O
    •        Hoi An City Centre To Thanh Ha Pottery Village
    •        Cycling on Tran Nhan Tong road

  • Where can I enjoy helicopter ride in Hoi an? How much will it cost?

    Helicopter rides are a fun-filled way to enjoy Hoi An and its environs. One can take a helicopter ride from Danang to take a tour of Hoian Old town and My Son, the Holy Land of the Cham people from the 4th to the 13th century.

    It will cost around 870 USD.

  • Which are the best destinations to do snorkelling in Hoi an?

    Snorkelling in Hoi An is a very popular activity and to make the most of it, it is imperative to know just the sites to visit. Few of the best destinations for the activity are:

    •        Nha Trang
    •        Bai Dai Beach
    •        Con Dao
    •        Phu Quoc
    •        Ly Son Island
    •        Nam Du
    •        Whale Island
    •        Hon Mun Marine Park
    •        Hoi An’s Cham Islands

  • Which are some famous locations for rock climbing in Hoi an?

    Rock Climbing is an exciting activity that is popular amongst tourists in Hoi An. Climbing steep rocks has a thrill of its own. The combination of the adrenaline rush with the beauty all around makes for a memorable experience in Hoi An. If you are confident of your abilities, heading over to the Marble Mountains for rock climbing is a great idea. This location caters to intermediate and advanced learners primarily, though beginners can also try their hands at it.

    But if you wish to start in a basic and sheltered environment, the HoiAn Rock Climbing Centre is a great place to head over to. This indoor rock climbing centre allows you to test your body with different levels of rock climbing before you head over to the Marble Mountains for more hardcore rock climbing fun.

  • Which are the best destinations to do rappelling in Hoi an?

    Rappelling is a popular adventure sport in the environs of Hoi An. Much of the rappelling in Hoi An takes place around the majestic Marble Mountains. Rappelling in the Marble Mountains gives tourists a chance to zip through the dense jungles and caves of the region, and enjoy an adventure activity unlike any other.

  • Where can I enjoy fishing in Hoi an?

    Hoi An is blessed with waterways all around. Not only does the Cua Dai river pass through the quaint city, the vast seas also kiss its shores. This means that fishing activities abound around the city, and making it a popular activity with tourists. There are many types of fishing that can be enjoyed in Hoi An including river fishing on the Cua Dai river, and deep-sea fishing and night fishing in the ocean. There are many tour operators that provide fishing tours here, and resorts also have fishing options for their guests. One can also ask a local fisherman for a fishing tour in Hoi An.

  • Which are some famous markets to shop in Hoi an?

    Shopping in the quaint city of Hoi An is a unique kind of pleasure because the other-worldly charm of the city spreads its vibes over every nook and corner, and elevates shopping from an activity to an experience. There are many markets where good shopping and local interaction can be enjoyed, and these include:

    •        Central Market
    •        Ba Le market
    •        Thai market
    •        Cua Dai local market
    •        Chon Tan Hiep
    •        Cho Go
    •        Cho Thanh Ha
    •        Cho An Bang

  • Which are the best destinations for motorcycling in Hoi an?

    Motorcycling in Hoi An is a wonderful way to explore the city. The nearly empty streets of Hoi An with their old-time charm are a biker’s paradise, so full of history and serenity are they. To zoom through these locations is a wonderful thing indeed. While one can hop on a bike and head practically anywhere in Hoi An, some of the places where you will get the best biking experiences in the city include:

    •        Tran Cao Van
    •        An Bang Beach
    •        Cua Dai
    •        Cau Cam Nam
    •        Dao Duy Tu

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