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Hoi An see and do guide

Introduction

| 30 Oct 2018
Last updated 30 Oct 2018

Hoi An’s World Heritage listed old streets make it one of the most attractive places in all of Vietnam. The word is out and at certain times of the year, crowds pack the former merchant town.In summer, visitors descend on Hoi An for the beaches. Nearby An Bang beach has become a destination in its own right. And the rural countryside around the town is as perfect as ever - great for cycling and photography. Stay a while and check out a cooking class and visit the Cham ruins at My Son. For the best experience, spend at least 3 days in and around Hoi An - check the seasons for weather and crowd risks!

This independent guide to the best things to see and do in Hoi An was updated in October 2018. Everything has been tried and we curate with you the traveller in mind.

Cua Dai Bridge sunset, Hoi An

Hoi An’s Cua Dai bridge is an excellent spot for sunset. The views in all directions are dramatic. You’ll appreciate the sheer... Read more

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Cua Dai Bridge sunset, Hoi An
Cua Dai Bridge, Hoi An

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Cam Kim Island, Hoi An

Cam Kim Island is a beautiful slice of rural life a short ride from the centre of Hoi An. It’s a great place for an early... Read more

Cycling in Hoi An

One of the delights of a visit to Hoi An is that it’s possible to do most things on foot or by bicycle. The old town is closed... Read more

Cham Island, Hoi An

Cham Island is one of Vietnam's most picturesque coastal spots. Lush forest, stunning beaches and a cute village make a day trip... Read more

Cua Dai and An Bang - Hoi An's beaches

Hoi An's sea and sand action has shifted north from Cua Dai to An Bang beach, after a large swathe of Cua Dai beach suffered... Read more

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Cua Dai and An Bang - Hoi An's beaches
Beach strip, Hoi An - Around 6kms or 10 mins by cab from Hoi An

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GAM - Gem Art Museum, Hoi An

GAM stands for Gem Art Museum - this is a private museum, jewellery store, bar and lounge in a beautiful villa close by Hoi An’s... Read more

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GAM - Gem Art Museum, Hoi An
130 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An
+84 510 393 8468

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Hoi An Cooking classes

Hoi An's cooking classes are some of the most popular in Vietnam. The old trading town has a proud culinary tradition and the... Read more

Hoi An Museums

Hoi An’s old town has three museums covering history, culture, ceramics and the ethnology of the Sa Huynh people. They’re all... Read more

Hoi An old town ticket - need to know

Hoi An’s tourist sights - old houses, temples and museums - are all accessed via a single entrance ticket. The 120,000VND allows... Read more

Japanese Bridge, Hoi An

The Japanese Bridge is Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in... Read more

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Japanese Bridge, Hoi An
Tran Phu St, Hoi An

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Marble Mountains, Danang

Marble Mountains are a cluster of five mountains around 20kms north of Hoi An steeped in legend with great views across the... Read more

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Marble Mountains, Danang
Coast road between Danang and Hoi An

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Motorbike tours in Hoi An

Travellers to Hoi An who want to get out into the countryside on a motorbike can take a tour, jump on an Easy Rider motorcycle... Read more

Museum of Cham Sculpture, Danang

The Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang houses Vietnam's most extensive collection of artefacts from the Cham civilisation that... Read more

My Lai Massacre Memorial, Quang Ngai

The My Lai Massacre in March 1968, in which US soldiers slaughtered 500 unarmed villagers, was another watershed event in the... Read more

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My Lai Massacre Memorial, Quang Ngai
Son My - 8kms north east of Quang Ngai City

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My Son Cham ruins,

The Cham ruins at My Son are another of central Vietnam’s World Heritage listed sites and make for an enjoyable half day... Read more

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My Son Cham ruins,
50kms - 60 mins drive from Hoi An
100,000VND

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Old Houses Hoi An

A handful of Hoi An's historic houses have had their interiors preserved to capture the original style of the town's merchant... Read more

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Old Houses Hoi An
90,000VND provides access to a set number of city sights

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Photography Tours, Hoi An

Hoi An based Frenchman, Etienne Bossot runs popular sunrise and sunset tours of the beautiful countryside around the old town.... Read more
Photography Tours, Hoi An
+84 (0) 905671898
$35USD

Temples and Pagodas, Hoi An

Hoi An's temples and pagodas are all remnants of the town's trading past and most reflect strong Chinese influence. Many served... Read more

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Temples and Pagodas, Hoi An
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