Hoi An is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam. Tourists come here not just to enjoy relaxing time, but also to explore a time-honored architectures and unique cuisine. Knowing information and having good preparation for Hoi An will be useful for your trips to this ancient town.
How to get there
Hoi An is an ancient and small town of Quang Nam Province, but the ancient town is quite near Da Nang City. Therefore, it is definitely convenient to travel Hoi An after enjoying wonderful time in Da Nang – the worthiest city to live in Vietnam. Traveling by bus, train, or by air to Da Nang and then take a taxi or get on Bus No.01 from Da Nang bus station, or hire a motorbike to approach Hoi An are the best options. Otherwise, from Hue city, there is a tourist bus departing from Hue to Hoi An. By the way of transportation, Vietnam tour packages of Da Nang to Hoi An will be much easier and more convenient.
Where to stay
Hotels in Hoi An are abundant. However, Hoi An homestay is more favored by tourists. These homestay service is available near Hoi An Ancient Town. Just from about 300.000 VND (equivalent to about US $14), lovely, large enough and clean houses always welcome tourists from everywhere, along with hospitable local people. Accommodation near Cua Dai Beach is dominated by luxury resorts with fantastic view and atmosphere. Here is suitable for tourists who enjoy traveling for pleasure.
What to see
Hoi An Ancient Town is portrayed by unique traditional architectural works with many second-to-none stopovers which are looking forward to tourists’ exploration. Japanese Covered Bridge, Quang Dong Assembly Hall (Guangdong Assembly Hall), Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (Fujain Assembly Hall), ancient houses, Hoi An Museum of Trading Ceramics, and Hoi An Museum of Folklore… After a long time of getting around the ancient town, coming over a cafe to allure into the slow pace of life in Hoi An, or exploring small alleys to reach Hoai River are among should-not-miss things to do in Hoi An.
In the evening, walking along Hoai River to contemplate ancient houses with shimmering and vivid lanterns, or getting on boat and dropping candle flower on Hoai River, or visiting Nguyen Hoang Night Market must be noted in list of where to go in Hoi An. That will be unforgettable memory of any Vietnam holidays to the ancient town in the Central part of Vietnam. Hiring a bike and experiencing community travel in Tra Que Vegetables Village, Kim Bong Carpentry Village, Thanh Ha Pottery Village… to immerse in local life and explore interesting cultural and traditional customs.
Do not miss Cua Dai Beach in the list. Cua Dai Beach – the convergence of three rivers (Thu Bon River, Truong Giang River, and De Vong River) is a fantastic place with turquoise water, white sand and azure sky. Another famous beach in Hoi An is An Bang Beach. An Bang Beach used to be voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a pristine beach with primitive charm and serenity. The beach is often favored by most tourists who love serenity of the sea and fishing life.
Meanwhile, Cu Lao Cham Island is an ideal stopover for tourists who adore exploring. The island is about 15km from Cua Dai Beach. It takes about 20 minutes to travel by high-speed boat (about 120,000 VND or nearly US $6) to the island, or about 1 hour to reach the island by boat (about 30,000 VND/pax) departing at 8:00 am from Cua Dai Beach. In the island, there is service of homestay and guest house with convenient facilities. Scenery on the island is beautiful, pristine and charming as Bai Bac, Bai Ong and Bai Xep with white sand strand-shaped rocks. In addition, there are some famous stopovers such as Hai Tang Pagoda and Cham ancient well…
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