30km from Da Nang city, Hoi An is an evidence of flourishing trade period in 17th-18th century in trading with Japanese, Chinese and trader from western countries. In 19th century, Hoi An port was in the recession. Nowadays, Hoi An still remains the culture and architecture like it was in thousands years ago and becomes one of the most attractive place in Southeast Asia. Therefore, Hoi An tourism attracts a big number of tourists on over the world.

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HOW TO GET THERE?

There is no airport nor train station in Hoi An, therefore, the best way to start for Hoi An tourism is from Da Nang city. You can go by bus (Da Nang – Hoi An line) or drive a motorbike follow the highway no.1 to the north, it takes around 30-40 minutes.

HOW TO TRAVEL IN HOI AN?

The most popular transportation used in Hoi An tourism is bike or walk. It is easy for you to rent a bike in old town. You also can take a walk to see the art of architecture as well as the life culture of local, and it will be more convenient for you in the walking street area.

On the other side, if you want to go to the traditional villages or the beaches in Hoi An, you can rent a motorbike or bike.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR HOI AN TOURISM?

The best time for Hoi An tourism is from Jan to Aug because rainy and typhoon season is in Sep to Dec, and from May to Jul it is too hot to travel.

In additional, the most beautiful Hoi An is on full moon days or at the end of the lunar month. You will have a chance to see Hoi An is lightened by lanterns all the streets.

WHERE TO GO IN HOI AN?

The architecture of Hoi An has been an interfere culture between Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cultures since 17th-18th century. Therefore, walking in the old town, watching the old houses with yellow walls and wooden doors is the best way to enjoy in Hoi An tourism. You can also go to the most famous places in the old town to know more about local culture and history.

Pagoda Bridge

On Thu Bon River, the bridge was built by Japanese in 17th century. It has been restored many times, thus the Japanese architectural features are not clearly, replaced by Chinese and Vietnamese architectural features. The name Pagoda Bridge was from the pagoda on the bridge, leans on the north banister of the bridge. Hence, the Pagoda Bridge is unique and attracts tourists over the world in Hoi An tourism.

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Pagoda Bridge in Hoi An 

The assembly halls

Phuc Kien assembly hall is on Tran Phu street, is the biggest assembly hall of Chinese in Hoi An. It was built in 1697 by Phuc Kien community (Chinese) in Hoi An. Phuc Kien assembly hall has been restored many times but it still remains the delicate architecture of Chinese. Thus it is known as one of the most worthy destination in Hoi An tourism.

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Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

Quang Dong assembly hall (Quang Trieu pagoda) is the meeting hall of Chinese in Hoi An. It was built in the end of 18th century by Quang Dong and Quang Chau community (Chinese). With the Chinese architecture, Quang Dong assembly hall is a place that Hoi An tourism can show you Chinese culture in the trading period with local.

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Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Tan Ky old house

Tan Ky old house is in top recommended destinations list of Hoi An tourism. It was built more than 200 years ago. It was a place that Le family generations lived and traded in the flourishing trade period. The house was made mainly from wood in the style of Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese architectural interfere. Todays, Le antiquities are still kept and showed in the house.

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Tan Ky old house 

Hoi An museum of History and Culture

Hoi An museum of History and Culture keeps the objects that reflect the development periods time by time of Hoi An port from II century A.C to 19th century.

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Hoi An museum of History and Culture 

Night market

Night market is the most crowded place in Hoi An at night. This is also a favourite place of Hoi An tourism. Most of the hand-made and traditional products of Hoi An as well as the most famous street foods are sold here.

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Hoi An night market 

WHAT TO EAT IN HOI AN?

Cao lau

The first thing appears in mind of local people when mentioned Hoi An tourism for food is Cao lau. Differently from Quang noodle, Cao lau is only made in Hoi An and Quang Nam province due to its special ingredients. The noodle of Cao lau is made from rice and ash that is get from Cham Island to have the special dark color. Water used to make Cao lau is only can get from Ba Le well – the old well in Hoi An.

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Cau Lau in Hoi An

Chicken rice

Chicken rice is usually mentioned with Hoi An tourism. Thus, it is familiar to both domestic and international tourists. Chicken rice is made from rice, shredded boiled chicken and vegetable. Rice is soaked in water with saffron flour then cooked with broth from chicken bones to make it more delicious.

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Hoi An chicken rice

Banh my Phuong

Banh my Phuong is known as the most famous banh my over the world. This is one factor attracts tourists on over the world come to Hoi An tourism for food. They always have a big volume of customers everyday. Diversified menu with different filling, crispy bread and Phuong special sauce is the reason for their fame. They get many praises from tourists and appears on many news over the world.

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Banh my Phuong 

White rose cake

Or “banh bao – banh vac” is one of the most famous specialty of Hoi An. It is made from rice flour, filling with shrimp, pork, mushrooms, bamboo shoot and other extra ingredients.

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White rose cake 

Moreover, Hoi An tourism has many other famous street foods such as corn sweet soup, lotus seed sweet soup, grilled meats,… that you can see on the streets.