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What is so interesting about Hoi An anyway?

The classified Cultural Heritage of Hoi An Ancient Town is a marvel of centuries of preservation and propagation. Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River, it was a place where several cultures merged to bring about the unique heritage that it has today. To Hoi An, tourists have the opportunity to admire the centuries-old houses, unique cultural features, traditional villages, or interesting food...




Best time to visit Hoi An

The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, with little rain, pleasant climate. You should not come here in summer because of high temperatures, very hot. October and november are the rainy season so you are limited to come here at this time

If you come to Hoi An on the 14th, lunar month monthly, you will have the opportunity to see firsthand the red lanterns flashing across the street. A unique scene of Hoi An is on the occasion.


See also: Surf Through Ly Son Island & Hoi An Ancient Town


How to go to Hoi An old town?


The Plane

Hoi An old town in Quang Nam but the nearest airport is Da Nang (30km from Da Nang). You can buy ticket plane of Vietnamairline, Vietjetair…You should book early 3 to 6 months before flying to get a cheap ticket.  From Da Nang airport, you go to Hoi An old town by taxi, bus… or you can book pick up with you hotel, travel agency.


The Train

You can take the train to Da Nang from Hanoi or Saigon, fares range from VND400,000 to VND1,200,000 depending on type of boat and type of seats. It takes from 14 to 20 hours to travel from these two cities to Da Nang by train.


The Bus

There are many transport companies or travel agents selling bus tickets (sleeping bus) departing to Hoi An from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. The bus will pick you up from Hanoi's Old Quarter or Ho Chi Minh City. Price is range from $ 20- $ 30/ person.


Transportation to Hoi An

  • Hoi An is full of traffic services such as bus, taxi, xe om, pedicab
  • Motorcycle rents range from 120,000 - 150,000 VND / day.
  • But the most interesting thing to see in Hoi An is still walking or renting bicycles around the neighborhood to feel the special of this place. The rent for a bike is 30.000VND / day (from 6:00 – 18:00)


Thing to see in Hoi An


Cau pagoda

Cau Pagoda is a pearl in the heart of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the late 16th century and is called the Japanese Bridge. In the middle of the bridge there is a small temple tofireworship the Great Emperor Huyen Thien. Covered bridge is quite unique, decorated with skillful combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Euro style architecture.



Source: duy anh Pham (flickr)


Location: The bridge (Cau pagoda) crosses a small river, bordering Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu street.

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: all hours


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Phuc Kien assembly hall


Phuc Kien assembly hall is located at 46 Tran Phu, was built in 1690, by the people of Fujian (China) to Hoi An live and create. At this point, tourists will admire a great architectural work with carvings are very sophisticated and this is also a relic of great significance in history.



Location: 46 Tran Phu street.

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: 7:00 – 17:00


Trien Chau assembly hall


Trien Chau assembly hall, also known is the Am Bon Pagoda. The Trieu Chau assembly was built in 1845 and is the place where community activities and beliefs of Chinese came to live and work in Hoi An.

The temples worship the gods to overcome the wind, hoping the trade on the sea is favorable. The hamlet is an architectural masterpiece with exquisite wood carvings, carvings, wooden decorations, folk legends and beautiful terracotta reliefs.



Photo: Franzfoto


Location: 92B NguyenDuyHieu.

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: 9:00 – 16:00



Quang Dong assembly hall


The Quang Dong Assembly Hall was built in 1855 by members of the local Cantonese origin community. It was later restored in 1915 and 1990. The Quang Dong assembly hall is quite beautiful architectural with a combination of wood, stone and decoration is very delicate. It has three doors according to temple architecture of Asia, in the yard there are many bonsai with unique images. The Quang Dong assembly hall has antiques such as lacquered, lacquered, porcelain ... are still kept until now.



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Location: 176 Tran Phu Street

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: from 6.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 5.30pm daily


Hoi An's Riverside Museum of History and Culture


Hoi An's Riverside Museum of History and Culture established in 1989 at 7 Nguyen Hue Street. New location is at 10B Tran Hung Dao Street. Hoi An's Riverside Museum of History and Culture showcases a range of artefacts such as photographs of local architecture, ceramics and pottery depicting the changing faces of Hoi An including the Champa era dating. The museum resides in the picturesque Quan Am pagoda, one of Vietnam's oldest, containing relics spanning 2,000 years of Hoi An history



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Location: 10B Tran Hung Dao

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00


Tan Ky ancient house


Over 200 years, Tan Ky ancient house located on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street retains the intact structure and architecture as the first day of construction. This is an interesting stop on the journey to discover the ancient features of Hoi An. Wood is the main material used by the owner to build the house, besides the wood also rocks and tiles. Tan Ky ancient house is made by famous artists of Quang Nam. The motifs, patterns, structure of the house bear the meaning, message, philosophy of the East.



Photo: Mark Turner on flickr (source:


Location: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An old town.

Entrance: included in Hoi An pass

Openning hours: 8:00 - 17:00


Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop


This is the place to display and introduce 12 traditional handicrafts of Hoi An such as pottery arts, carpentry, art lanterns, hat cone, bamboo rattan, lacquer, weaving, embroidery ... Visiting Hoi An Art Craft Manufacturing Workshop, tourists will have the best view on the process of creating beautiful handmade products with skillful hands of the workers, and join in Some simple production steps, save the poetic experience during the visit to the ancient town of Hoi An.In addition, you can also buy some items for souvenirs at very good prices here.



Location: 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hoi An         

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: 8:00 - 17:00



Cua Dai beach


Cua Dai is a beautiful beach, with fine white sand, clear blue water, small waves. Cua Dai beach in the evening is also great because the beach immense, sparkling under the romantic oil lamps.



Local: Cua Dai, Hoi An

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: all hours


An Bang beach


Unlike the excitement of the Cua Dai Beach, tranquility of An Bang will make you love it from the first time. An Bang beach is closer to Cua Dai, a 10-minute taxi ride away from Hoi An old town. But the best thing is that the beach is always empty because this is a new beach. Around the beach are several small bars. You can buy a cocktail just enjoy sunbathing.



Source: Facebook Hoài Anh Rau Sạch, Ngô Ngọt, Bánh Mỳ Thịt Xiên.


Location: Hai Ba Trung street, Cam an, Hoi An

Entrance: Free

Openning hours: all hours



Kim Bong carpentry village


Kim Bong carpentry village was established in the 16th century. The village is famous for the craftsmanship, craftsmanship and technical skill. You can see the buildings of the wooden architecture of the ancient town are from the workers of this village. Tourists want to visit the village, then take a boat from the ancient town(which can be found at Bach Dang Street). it takes 10 minutes.When you arrive at the village gate, you hear the carving, from the village.In the village you will see the craftsmen chiseled on wooden boards to make beautiful wooden paintings and items.



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Location:  Cam Kim village, Hoi An

Openning hours: 7:30 - 17:00

Entrance: Free


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Thanh Ha pottery village


Thanh Ha Pottery Village is located on the Thu Bon River, in Thanh Ha Ward, about 3km west of Hoi An Ancient Town. You need to buy tickets to visit the village. With a tour ticket in hand, you will be going around the village, learn about potter in Thanh Ha village. You can try it under the guidance of the good potter. In addition, you can visit the Thanh Ha Terra-cotta Park. This is the largest Terra-cotta Park in Vietnam.  Here, there are a series of miniature of famous architectural works of Vietnam and wonders of the world which are made of terra cotta.



Location: Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam

Openning hours: 8:00 - 17:00

Entrance: 15.000 Dong / person / ticket


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