Hoi An

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Hoi An Ancient Town featuring a bay or harbor, boating 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.

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
4 out of 5
9 Lac Long Quan, Cua Dai, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is RM104 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Cửa Đại, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An. An Bang Beach and Ba Le Market are also within 2 miles ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (201 reviews)
Good location but front desk service was lacking
"Good location and restaurant and waiters were good. Also, Kevin at Front Desk was really nice and professional. But other front desk services were pretty lacking given the price of room. Sent several emails and Facebook messenger questions but these were never responded to. Asked for help on several ..."

Reviewed on 29 May 2020

Ally Beach Boutique Hotel Hoian
Hoi An TNT Villa
Hoi An TNT Villa
3 out of 5
100 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is RM119 per night from 23 Oct to 23 Oct
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Old House of Phun Hung, Riverside Hoi An and Cam Pho Temple. Hoi An Ancient Town and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (276 reviews)
"Quaint, quiet, homely. Close walking distance to old quarter."

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hoi An TNT Villa
Hoi An Blue Sky Boutique Hotel & Spa
Hoi An Blue Sky Boutique Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
8 Tran Quoc Toan, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is RM208 per night from 23 Oct to 23 Oct
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An, Ba Le Market, and Cam Thanh Bridge. Hoi An Ancient Town and Tran ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"새로 지은 건물이라 정말 깨끗했고 침구가 좋았어요. 다만 너무 새 건물이라 새 냄새가 많이 났고 올드타운으로부터 거리가 있어서 도보로는 어려운점이 불편했어요."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Hoi An Blue Sky Boutique Hotel & Spa
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.
The Art - An My House
The Art - An My House
3 out of 5
135B Le Thanh Tong, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is RM94 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa villa is within a 15-minute walk of Ba Le Market, Cam Thanh Bridge, and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Tran ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"호이안 구도시에서 자전거로 10분 거리. 오너 부부가 매우 친절. 여자분은 영어가 능숙하고 매일 아침 우리가 신청한 아침밥을 먹었음. 로컬음식이 큰 식당보다 더 훌륭함. 비오는 날에는 남자분과 같이 집 바로옆 수로에서 낚시를 즐김. 손바닥만한 월남붕어와 메기류를 잡았음. 더울때는 수영장에서 수영하고, 비올때는 낚시하고 아주 행복했음. 1킬로미터 거리에 있는 나스파 마사지도 아주 좋았음. 다낭, 호이안에 두번째 여행중인데 아들 둘과 매일 야시장에가서 즐기고, 와이프와 숙소 모터바이크를 렌트해서 안방비치와 섬 투어. 한적하고 여유로운 ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

The Art - An My House
Vinci Villa Hoi An
Vinci Villa Hoi An
3 out of 5
52/12 Thai Phien, Hoi An
The price is RM109 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Located in Hoi An City Centre, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Museum. Tran Family Chapel and Riverside Hoi An are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
young couple
"Great clean hotel as advertised. Central location short pleasant walk to the old town. STAFF are extremely good, small family run business and they really care. Booked everything through them even the motorbike to do the hai van pass and everything was perfect. Breakfast was incredible all home ..."

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Vinci Villa Hoi An
Home Farm Villa Hoi An
Home Farm Villa Hoi An
3 out of 5
Huynh Thi Luu, Cam Thanh, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is RM370 per night from 23 Oct to 23 Oct
Situated in Hoi An, this beach villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Riverside Hoi An, Cam Thanh Bridge and Ba Le Market. Cua Dai Beach and Cua Dai Bridge are also ...
Home Farm Villa 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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