Visit Hoi An Ancient Town
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
Explore Tra Que Vegetable Village in Hoi An
If you are looking for some quiet 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 quiet 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 a 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: 7 am or 5 pm
Location: Cham Island
Top Reviewed Diving Centres: Blue Coral, Cham Island Diving Center, Rainbow Divers
Best Time: January to September (however the June to Aug segment is ideal for diving).
Additional Info: Courses offered in English, French, Vietnamese, German, Spanish and Italian
Difficulty level: Open water Diving Course for Beginners to Master Divers.
Avg. price: VND 12, 26,309to 15, 60,758 per person
Top Reviewed Snorkelling Centers: Blue Coral, Cham Island Tours and Cham Island Diving Center.
Location: Cu Lao Cham Marine Park
Best Time: June to September
Difficulty level: Easy
Price: AvgVND8, 91,861– 12, 26,309per person
Additional Info: Gears etc will be provided by the centres
Cooking class in Thuan Tinh Island
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
Shop at Hoi An Night Market
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
Explore Yaly Couture-Tran Phu Branch in Hoi An
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
Hang out at An Bang Beach in Hoi An
A 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 sunbathing 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
Japanese Covered Bridge
Location: Tran Phu St. | At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
Fukian Assembly Hall
Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00-17:00
Location: 46 Tran Phu Street
Location: Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets, Hoi An, Vietnam
Aobaba Cloth Shop, Hoi An
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
Kim Bong Carpentry Village
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
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
The Old House of Phun Hung, Hoi An
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.
Handicraft Workshop, Hoi An
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
Quan Kong Temple, Hoi An
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
Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa
Being set in the centre of the city, the Garden Palace and Spa poses as an easy access point. The hotel has 49 guest rooms accompanied by world class services such as private beach, outdoor pool, fishing, recreational spas, Wi Fi, fax system and fitness centre.
Location: Cua Dai Street, Cam Chau
Price: starts at VND14, 26, 978/ person per night (Junior Delux room)
Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese and Continental
Danang Golf Club – has a spectacular sea side view with clear landscape. The house has a bistro, shopping complex, clubhouse and a practice area. The Golf course contains 18 holes.
Montgomerie Links – yet another brand new course designed and built by Colin Montgomerie. Surrounded by marble mountains and a short walk to the beach make this club even more enthralling. It also proffers a link –style 18 holes course.
Location: Quang Nam Province
Best time: Jan to Sept, and during the weekdays