Hoi An

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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

Hoi An City Centre which includes cycling, markets and street scenes

Hoi An City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(70 area reviews)

Hoi An City Centre

Top hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
4 out of 5
10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An, Quang Nam
RM215
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Museum of History and Culture and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,001 reviews)

"Beautiful spacious grounds and pool area. Nice breakfast with nice outdoor patio dining."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb,2020

Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
5 out of 5
39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
RM382
per night
Mar 23 - Mar 24

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hoi An Night Market. Hoi An Market ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (437 reviews)

"Gorgeous property in the perfect location. Close to markets but far enough away that it's still feels quiet. This hotel is the tallest building in Hoi An with a beautiful rooftop pool! Truly exceptional!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb,2020

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An
5 out of 5
Au Co Road, Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam
RM414
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cửa Đại resort is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Cua Dai Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from An Bang Beach. Ba Le Market and Cam Thanh ...

4.4/5Excellent! (897 reviews)

"I liked everything about this property. I spent most of my time relaxing by the pool, sipping on drinks from the bar. Breakfast was plentiful and dinner was delicious."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan,2020

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An

Popular things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(131 reviews)

See anything from wooden pagodas to busy tailors in this beautifully preserved part of Hoi An, where different cultures and eras mix.

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

4/5(37 reviews)

Hoi An’s local beach makes a refreshing change from the city, and the nearby Cham Islands are a great place for a day trip.

Riverside Hoi An
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Riverside Hoi An

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Drink in the enchanting atmosphere of this waterfront district, which is famous for its centuries-old landmarks, markets and lantern festival. 

Top activities in Hoi An

BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY
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BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY

80% of travellers recommend
RM333
Per adult
HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

RM300
Per adult
HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang
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HOI AN Group Tour / Daily departure from Da Nang

80% of travellers recommend
RM244
Per adult
Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An
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Marble Mountains & Linh Ung Pagoda from Hoi An

98% of travellers recommend
RM154
Per adult
Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant
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Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant

98% of travellers recommend
RM186
Per adult
Day trip from Hoi An or Da Nang to My Son and Marble Mountain by private car
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Day trip from Hoi An or Da Nang to My Son and Marble Mountain by private car

RM61
Per adult

Reviews of Hoi An

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 22.023809523809526%
3 - Okay
5
3 - Okay 2.9761904761904763%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

A lovely small town and we cant wait to return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 14, 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

Peter

Jan 30, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 28, 2020

Hoi an is amazing , mainly the old town

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

Should separate dry and wet area in the bathroom

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 30, 2019

It's a bit of a tourist trap and the prices of everything reflect this.

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