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Best Places to Visit in Hoi An of 2017

  • 01 Museum of Trade Ceramics

    Museum of Trade Ceramics
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    With the strategic support of Hoi An Government, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which was opened I 1975 has an important role in the artistic and cultural empowerment of this port town. The traditional architectural style gives the building itself an incomparable charm. Here, the visitors can see about 430 ceramic artifacts which are considered to be the testimony for the ceramic trade that happened during the old centuries from 08th to 18th.

    Highlights: Middle East, India, China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam have contributed to the collection of ceramics in this old port. The things which are displayed in the museum take us back to the ancient days of economic and trade prosperity. From 08:00 AM onward till 05:00 PM, visitors are allowed inside the museum.

    Location: 80 Trần Phú, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


  • 02 Museum of Sa Huỳnh Culture

    Museum of Sa Huỳnh Culture
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    The pre-historic Sa Huynh Culture is the replicated here at the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture. It showcases the alluring terracotta works which are prominent in the nearby area. It was established in the year of 1994 and the artifacts shown here help us interpret the way of live Sa Huynh people who were believed to be the first settlers of the port town.

    Highlights: The inhabitants of Sa Huynh race left many important customs such burial customs, conceptions of life and death, the developmental history of the region, and relationships with other cultures and those are preserved here at the museum. Visitors are allowed to enter the building from 07:00 AM to 05:30 PM.

    Location: 149 Ð Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam

    Price: Admission by Old Town Ticket


  • 03 An Bang Beach

    An Bang Beach
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    Vietnam is not exactly known for its beaches. So, most people have very low expectation when they are visiting beaches in Vietnam. But when you are visiting this beach, in the interiors of Vietnam, you can be sure that all your expectations will be exceeded. An Bang Beach is one of the best beaches in Vietnam. You can have a wonderful swim in the clear water and then hang out on the beach. It is good for sun bathing as well. It is not exactly a very quiet spot as a lot of different locals meet here but if you are looking for some quality beach time then you can definitely visit this place. Another very good thing about this beach is that there are many small shops surrounding the perimeter of the beach, where you can shop till quite late in the night. This is one of the throbbing areas of the city.

    Best time: The best time to visit the beach is somewhere in between March and September


  • 04 Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

    Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
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    Hoi an Handicraft workshop is a 200 year old Chinese business house where typical handmade produces and handicrafts such as lantern making, embroidery and other eccentric works are part of the main trade. It again is a colourful museum that depicts various cultural characteristics of the region. The place not only holds eccentric and aesthetic architectural works but also demonstrates very many culinary traits.
    The front part of the campus is taken by the local musicians and singers organising cultural events (Quang Nam) for the tourists through dance and drama show. The Hoi An Handicraft workshop is a blend of modern and sophisticated technical sculpture and more than 12 forms of traditional handicrafts.
    Few of the classic souvenirs you can take along from the place are furniture, pottery, art lanterns, embroidery works, woven fabric, weaving, bamboo products, kitchen wares etc.

    Location: Nyugen Thai Hoc

    Best Hour: 10:15 amd to 3:15 pm

    Price: Local town ticket admission 


    Top Things To Do in Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

  • 05 Tra Que Vegetable Village

    Tra Que Vegetable Village
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    If you are looking for some quite time in Vietnam then this is the best place for you. If you can reach the village early in the morning then you are in for a treat. From the quite peaceful walk to the bustling to village life once the morning sets in, you can enjoy it all. A big attraction to Tra Que Vegetable Village is the cooking classes that are held here. Their corn pancakes bring locals and tourists alike from all over Vietnam. You can do hands on cooking class or just enjoy the tasty delicacies. Another very good thing about this place is that the roads are quite empty and you can enjoy a nice bicycle ride with your loved ones. Though there is a bus service available for the tourists, it is recommended that you take a bicycle and move around at your own pace, to enjoy the most.

     

    Location: Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam

    Best time: 7am or 5pm


  • 06 Central Market

    Central Market
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    Central Market is the go to place in Hoi an if you are looking to get a taste of the different items available in the Vietnamese markets. This particular place is very well known among the locals as the place where you will get anything. Since it covers a large area, you will get access to shops selling different kinds of fruits, vegetable and even live produce. This is one of the best places for fresh stock. One of the best things about this particular place is that you are bound to see things that are authentic to Vietnam, things that you have likely never seen before. So it is a very good option to just walk around these lanes in order to get a glimpse of the market culture in the city. But if you are in the mood to buy anything be sure to haggle with the prices!

    Location: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam


  • 07 Fukian Assembly Hall

    Fukian Assembly Hall
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    Fukian Assembly Hall was constructed for Chinese visitors in Hoi an, who could spend some time in the place. This is situated in the heart of the city. The main hall is beautifully decorated and the public is allowed to visit it. There is a beautiful Golden temple inside the complex that houses the Chinese deity of the sea. Since it is located in the city main you can expect a lot of hustle bustle outside the complex. But as soon as you enter the complex you will be met by an environment of absolute tranquility. It is a beautiful place that you can stroll around in. There are places you can sit for a while and take in the beauty of the place. The dragon sculptures are the biggest attraction in this place. You are allowed to take picture but you have to wait for a while for the crowd to disperse a bit before you take a snap.

     

    Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00-17:00

    Location: 46 Tran Phu Street


  • 08 Japanese Covered Bridge

    Japanese Covered Bridge
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    If you are planning on sight seeing the different historical places in the city then this Japanese covered bridge is one of the must go to places in Vietnam. The best thing about this place is that you will get to travel between two different markets on both sides of a river by crossing this bridge. So when you actually visit the bridge you can plan on some shopping as well. The beauty about the bridge is the lovely architecture. You can be sure that you will not have any problem in getting to the place as it is quite in the heart of the city. You will e required to purchase a ticket in order to enter the bridge. The place is throbbing with people who are visiting this historical place and even taking pictures from all around. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Hoi An.



    Location: Tran Phu St. | At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam


  • 09 Kim Bong Carpentry Village

    You can witness Vietnam’s beautiful and ancient side through its nurtured handiworks, one such being the Kim Bong Carpentry Village in Hoi An. The carpentry village is owned by the Cam Kim Commune, a boat ride on the Thu Bon River away. Carpentry was a major occupation of the town folks and the Kim Bong Carpentry developed its niches in three categories namely – Civil wooden furniture, ship building and Ancient architectural construction. The carpenters still follow age old techniques inherited from their fore fathers. They mostly use their hands to give a new meaning to clay designs and architecture. However their techniques are as skilled as building ships and exporting them.

    Additional Info: You can buy wooden Kim bong souvenirs from the shops and take a tour to various artisans’ workshops to observe their skills.

    Location: Boat ride from old town and across the Thu Bon River

    Best Time: Jan to Sept san the monsoon

    Hours open: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm


  • 10 Cua Dai Beach

    Cua Dai Beach
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    Cua Dai beach is quite a popular beach in the city of Hoi An. Most people choose to ride bikes on the beach as the environment is so nice that it feels soothing to traverse through the sand in speed. Travelers can also explore the beach independently by riding on two wheelers. The beach is quite clean and has white sand so looks gorgeous.



    Location: Hoi An is known as one of the most delightful towns in the country of Vietnam and the location of the beach couldn't be any better. It is situated in the Cam An ward region of Hoi An.

    Highlights: The beach also has some big resorts so you can choose to stay here during your vacation. Nothing beats the luxury of staying at a beach resort.

    Best time to visit: Usually people like to visit here in summer to swim around as the water is cool and soothes you.


  • 11 Alibaba Tailor

    There are more than 600 tailors in Hoi An. But only few can be denoted as an exciting touring spot. You may wonder how we can call a tailoring shop a tourist place. But wait! Have you visited Alibaba tailoring company? Alibaba Tailor is one of the greatest shoppers stops in Hoi An with more than 100 varieties of fabrics and innumerable types of tailoring techniques. Alibaba hosts a group of tailors who design and stitch made to order clothes in a most affordable price. Silk is their major trade and their workmanship can surpass any veteran tailor handiwork. Alibaba can be credited with the best custom made boutique in Vietnam.

    Tourists can also take a guided tour in the premises and observe the techniques and craftsmanship of the tailors.

    Tour Duration: 1 hour

    Location: Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An

    Hours Open: 9 am to 10 pm


  • 12 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


  • 13 The Old House of Phun Hung

    The Old House of Phun Hung
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    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


  • 14 Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

    Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An
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    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.

     


  • 15 Aobaba Cloth Shop

    Aobaba Cloth Shop
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    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


  • 16 Cam An Beach, Hoi An

    Cam An Beach, Hoi An
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    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.




  • 17 Hoi An Night Market

    Hoi An Night Market
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    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


  • 18 Hoi An Ancient Town

    Hoi An Ancient Town
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    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


  • 19 Quan Kong Temple

    Quan Kong Temple
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    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


  • Nearby Getaways from Hoi An
  • 01 Hue City

    Set in Central Vietnam, Hue City is one of the greatest historic spots in SouthEast Asia. It had witnessed the great battle of Hue in 1968, which had caused a lot of damage to this beautiful city and had ruined some very magnificent monuments. Still, the place never cease to offer the best tourist places in Hue City. Till date, the citadel in Hue City, even though almost in ruins is world famous. People fly in from all over the world to witness the leftovers of the battle of Hue. This city is located on the banks of Perfume River that gives this city a magical feel. Even though the city is small, it has loads of activities and sights that tourists can visit while here on their vacation. Since Hue City goes back a long time in history, we can see royalty and rich culture among the common people living here. They live lavishly and are extremely hospitable.

    The food found here is authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. One can smell the flavor and spices while walking through the streets and get lost amongst the Vietnamese people forgetting all about their monotonous life. Perfect for a vacation spot, Hue City has a lot to offer its tourists and never disappoints them. It is one of the most royal cities present in Vietnam and still has not lost its charm. One can go and enjoy the river and do water sports or take a calm and peaceful boat ride. They can go for camping beside the caves if they want to add on an adventure in their trip. One can even go on treks and enjoy the diverse wildlife that it houses. Boasting the best tourist places in Hue City, ranging from monasteries to national parks to historical places, the Hue City has it all. It is one of the top places for all history lovers and is even a great spot for those who want to go out on a refreshing family trip.

  • 02 Danang

    The third largest city in Vietnam, Danang is recognized especially for serving as home to major ports. Geographically speaking, the city is located on the coast of the Eastern sea. The location is surrounded by Han River and is especially recognized for the atmosphere prevailed by the hustle-bustle region of Ho Chi Minh City. It has its share of lovely sights and is thus considered to be one of the most popular destinations for vacations. One can go on an exploring spree through the central Vietnam or get soaked up by the beautiful beaches located on the outskirts of the city.

    Looking back in time, the city sure has grown rapidly. The population recorded 2 years ago was approximately 1,000,000 people and now is much more than that. The city is home to numerous remnants of the great ‘American War’ that took place in Danang. One can easily get an insight into the ruins of the military base that once existed while on their way to the most popular tourist spot – the South Vietnam sea.

    One of the other aspects that remains well-recognized about Danang is the fact that it is one of the most friendly cities in Vietnam. Beaches such as Khe beach or the China beach are among the most beautiful locations in the whole of Vietnam.

    As far as the climate is concerned, it gets quite hot during May and August. The temperature during these months can get as high as 40 degrees. Tropical storms usually take place during the months of October and November.

    The city of Danang is filled with several resorts, restaurants and hotels that make up for a convenient stay at the city. These locations will ensure that tourists gain a smooth, stay while also being able to enjoy the beauties of Danang.


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