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Hoi An ancient town and attractions

Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An is one of the most wonderful towns for tourist who would like to travel to Vietnam as it is listed in top 10 best destinations of Asia in 2012. Hoi An ancient town with colorful lantern at nights, pristine old houses, special cultural elements, and friendly local people warmly welcome all the tourists.

The name “Hoi An” (Hội An) means “peaceful meeting place”. In the past, Hoi An was the biggest sea port in central of Vietnam from the 15th to the 19th century. UNESCO declared Hoi An Ancient Town a World Heritage Site in 1999.

Hoi An ancient town is very easy to get around. You can hire a bicycle or walk on foot - the best way to appreciate the vibe, especially at night. The town is famous for its pagodas, ancient houses, architectural buildings, marketplaces, traditional silk lanterns, assembly halls, craft markets, temples, night restaurants and other tourist attractions.


Attractions in Hoi An ancient town

Name Address
 
Tan Ky old house 101 - Nguyen Thai Hoc street
Quan Thang old house 77 - Tran Phu street
Phung Hung old house 04 - Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street
Tran family chapel 21 - Le Loi street
 
Phuc Kien assembly hall 46 - Tran Phu street
Quang Dong assembly hall 176 - Tran Phu street
Trieu Chau assembly hall 157 - Nguyen Duy Hieu street
 
Japanese covered bridge Connect Tran Phu street with Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street
Cam Pho temple 52 - Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street
Quan Cong temple 24 - Tran Phu street
 
Museum of folklore in Hoi An 33 - Nguyen Thai Hoc street
Museum of trade ceramics in Hoi An 80 - Tran Phu street
Museum of Sa Huynh culture in Hoi An 149 - Tran Phu street
 
Hoi An traditional art performance theatre 66 Bach Dang street & 39 Nguyen Thai Hoc street
Handicraft workshop in Hoi An 09 - Nguyen Thai Hoc street
 


Hoi An traditional village

Tra Que vegetable village Tra Que vegetable village

Tra Que vegetable village with the rows of lush vegetable stretched straight, famous for many vegetables are grown in the fertile soil, fertilize by algae taken from the Co Co River, creating a special taste, contributing to the rustic tasty dishes in Hoi An. A day visit to Tra Que vegetable village, tourists will experience the feeling of becoming the true vegetable growers, with farmer clothes, slippers pear, conical hat... and then try hoe, making rows, sowing, grow vegetables, fertilize, watering...
Thanh Ha pottery village Thanh Ha pottery village

Thanh Ha pottery village in Hoi An was established over 500 years, and famous for terracotta pottery products such as lime bottle, wine bottle, kettle, jar, cup, bowl, pot, and close animals... with nice shapes and quality, especially lighter than the same type of pottery products in other localities. This is also the place supply roof tiles, floor tiles for ancient houses in Hoi An and the surrounding area...
Kim Bong carpentry village Kim Bong carpentry village

Kim Bong carpentry village famous for traditional carpentry achieve at high levels. Hoi An Ancient Town is a mirror reflecting the thickness and depth of Kim Bong carpentry, expressed through harmonious architectural beauty in art interior, and virtuosity wood carvings...

Extend attractions in Hoi An

Cua Dai beach Cua Dai beach

Cua Dai beach is well worth the short distance - just 5km from Hoi An, the beach makes for the ideal day trip destination and fancy a little dip in the seawater. The long and wide sandy beach is nice and the calm blue waters of the sea give a good view of the of the Cham Islands and their mountains in the background...
An Bang beach An Bang beach

An Bang beach is not picky with the convenience, only the blue sea water, smooth sand stretches nearly 4 km, and the beach morning glory flowers spread on the tilt sand, blooming purple under brilliant sunshine. Visit An Bang beach, you can comfortably lie on the bamboo couch for reading, sunbathing, or enjoying fresh seafood in a cool leaf hut overlooking the sea...
Cham islands Cham islands

Cham islands are a breathtaking cluster of granite islands, around 15km directly offshore from Cua Dai, Hoi An. The beaches on the island are nice with silky white powder sands, surrounded by coconut trees, crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life. You can visit as a day trip, dive or snorkel the reefs, or stay overnight in tents on the beach...
My Son sanctuary My Son sanctuary

My Son sanctuary is an illustration of the Champa Kingdom, an important phase in the political and cultural history of South-East Asia. The sanctuary is Vietnam’s most significant archeological site and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The sanctuary is in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, the journey out to My Son is an attraction in itself...

Hoi An tourist information

- Free wifi internet in Hoi An ancient town.

- Hoi An Night Market: The market has about 40 stalls selling handicrafts products such as ceramic art, lanterns and traditional specialty of Hoi An. Open from 17h00 - 23h00 daily at Nguyen Hoang Street (opposite the Japanese Covered Bridge).

- The "lift net on the river" are held 2 times / day, from 9h00 - 11h00 and from 15h00 - 21h00 on the Hoai River (area arc Japanese Covered Bridge).

- Piano performances are held from 19:00 to 21:00 daily at 106 Bach Dang Street.

- Folk performances are held from 19:00 to 21:00 daily at 78 Le Loi Street.

- Hoi An's traditional art performances are held from 17h30 - 21h00 daily at 66 Bach Dang Street or 39 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.

- Every night at the Bach Dang Wharf, cultural boat strolls around the Hoai River and performing ethnic music ensembles.


Where to stay in Hoi An

Places to stay in Hoi An concentrated in three main areas :

- Around the center of Hoi An ancient town: including motels, hotels and Homestay. Reference price for the average room type 15 $ / night.

- Along the road connecting the old town with Cua Dai beach: cheap motels with reference price 10 $ / night. This area also has few riverside resorts, or between rice fields.

- Along the Cua Dai Beach: luxury resorts.


Time to visit Hoi An

The climate of Hoi An is warm throughout the year, with two distinct seasons :

- The dry season from January to July. Between January and May are the best time to visit Hoi An when it has comfortable temperatures and low rainfall.

- The rainy season from August to December. Heavy rains from October to November, and may be flooded.

* If visiting Hoi An on the 14th of the lunar month, you will see the old town off electric lights and light up lanterns, it's truly interesting and memorable if you come and stay in Hoi An ancient town.

Menu

Hoi An travel
    1) Hoi An ancient town
          - Tan Ky old house
          - Quan Thang old house
          - Phung Hung old house
          - Tran family chapel
          - Phuc Kien assembly hall
          - Quang Dong assembly hall
          - Trieu Chau assembly hall
          - Japanese covered bridge
          - Cam Pho temple
          - Quan Cong temple
          - Museum of folklore in Hoi An
          - Museum of trade ceramics in Hoi An
          - Museum of Sa Huynh culture in Hoi An
          - Handicraft workshop in Hoi An
          - Hoi An traditional art performance theatre
    2) Hoi An traditional village
          - Thanh Ha pottery village
          - Tra Que vegetable village
          - Kim Bong carpentry village
    3) Extend attractions in Hoi An
          - Cua Dai beach
          - An Bang beach
          - Cham islands
          - My Son sanctuary
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