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Hoi An
Travel Guide

Hoi An Ancient Town showing a bay or harbour, night scenes and a small town or village

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colourful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 900 kilometres (560 miles) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The centre of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 35 C (95 F) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Where to stay in Hoi An

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
5 out of 5
Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Duong Ward, Dien Ban, Quang Nam
The price is Rs26,648 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Nestled on the beach, this Dien Ban hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ha My Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from An Bang Beach. Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are also ...
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
La Residencia. A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa
La Residencia. A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
35 Dao Duy Tu Street, Song Hoai Square, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Free cancellation
The price is Rs3,946 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Cam Pho, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Night Market and Chua Cau are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (360 reviews)
"Great hotel with excellent service in a great location"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

La Residencia. A Little Boutique Hotel & Spa
Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
5 out of 5
Binh Minh, Thang Binh, Quang Nam
The price is Rs5,960 per night from 9 May to 9 May
This family-friendly Thang Binh hotel is located on the riverwalk, 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Cua Dai Beach and ...
Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Hoi An


Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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18 Apr 2020

Really lovely place with amazing choice of restauarants, good shops and many historic sights. Great cookery course and sampan boats organised by the Ancient House Hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

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17 Mar 2020

Beautiful town with great bars and restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

A lovely small town and we cant wait to return

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Feb 2020

Beautiful city worth a visit for the architecture and laid back atmosphere. Touristy but very traditional Vietnamese at the same time.

5/5 - Excellent


30 Jan 2020

Verry busy tourist centre. Loads of restaurants and nightspots to lounge around and watch the world go by

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Hoi an is amazing , mainly the old town

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