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14 Best Hoi An Attractions

 
  • 01Hoi 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.

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    Best time to visit: In between February and April
  • 02Thuan Tinh Island


    Knowing about the cuisine and the food in a particular city is the best way to learn more about the city. If you are in Hoi an in Vietnam then the best option to learn about the cuisine will be to take up a cooking class in Thuan Tinh Island. You will first be met with a guide cum chef who will be taking you to the local market. They will help you to understand the different types of produces available there. You will also be introduced to some of the produces that are indigenous to Vietnam. The best thing about this place is that you can take a small cruise to the actual island where you will be made a part of the cooking class. This is definitely a wonderful experience for foodies and cooks alike. If you want to have a nice tour as well as learn something new, then is the place for you.

    Location: Thon 1, Cam Thanh Village, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • 03Hoi 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. 

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    Timing: The market is open from evening 7pm till 12 midnight
  • 04Yaly 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
  • 05Tra 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.

     

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    Location: Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam

    Best time: 7am or 5pm
  • 06An Bang Beach Village Restaurant

    This is one of the speciality restaurants located in An Bang. It has one of the most enticing menus one can come across. An Bang Beach Village Restaurant serve Asian and Vietnamese Cuisine with the specialty of Seafood. The main USP of the restaurant is their varied menu on the Seafood. The red sappers served are the best. They do have the service of buffet too. Take away is another of their services. They serve brunches, lunches, breakfast and dinner. The restaurant can be found open every day from 9 AM to 10 PM. They accept all kind of payment options and thus no one need to worry about it. They have the service of alcohol available and also they have wheelchair facilities for the disabled. If you are there then don't forget to try their specially made scallops. They have great seafood barbeques done perfect which can be hardly visible anywhere else.



    Location: Group 6, An Bang, Hoi An 563800, Vietnam.
  • 07Japanese 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.

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    Location: Tran Phu St. | At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
  • 08Fukian 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.

     

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

    Location: 46 Tran Phu Street
  • 09Central 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
  • 10Aobaba 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
  • 11Cua Dai Beach

    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.

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    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.
  • 12The 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.

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    Location: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

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

    Admission: Free
  • 13Hoi 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 
  • 14Quan 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