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Hoi An

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 showing markets, cycling and street scenes

Hoi An City Centre

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Hoi An City Centre

Top hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
5 out of 5
39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam

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! (447 reviews)

"This hotel was amazing. The room was really clean and well designed with a fantastic lookout to the river. The rooftop pool / bar had a really great view of the city as well and you're within walking distance to the night market, shops / restaurants etc... Highly recommend this hotel for folks who ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hotel Royal Hoi An - MGallery
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
86 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
P10,950
per night
29 Mar - 30 Mar

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Old House of Phun Hung, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (340 reviews)

"The property is well maintained & clean. The amenities were Very good. The location is right in the heart of old town. Also staff very courteous & well coming."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An
Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An
4 out of 5

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Market and Hoi An ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)

"Wonderful and attentive staff! Beautiful hotel! Large rooms and comfy beds. Amazing breakfast!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Anio Boutique Hotel Hoi An

Popular things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

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

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

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
P4,682
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
P3,033
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
P1,934
Per adult
HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure
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HUE CITY TOUR - Group Tour Daily Departure

P3,969
Per adult
Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant
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Sabirama Cooking Tour & Restaurant

98% of travellers recommend
P2,284
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

P810
Per adult

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