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Hoi AnVietnam

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colorful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 560 miles (900 kilometers) 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 center 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 95 F (35 C) 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 which includes markets, cycling and street scenes

Hoi An City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(74 area reviews)

Hoi An City Centre is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An.

Hoi An City Centre
Cửa Đại, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam

Cửa Đại

4/5Very Good!(18 area reviews)

Cửa Đại is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An.

Cửa Đại
Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation which includes a square or plaza, a fountain and a temple or place of worship

Minh An

5/5Exceptional!(15 area reviews)

Minh An is known for its beautiful river views, and you can make a stop by Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Ancient Town while in the area.

Minh An
Song Hoai Square featuring a small town or village, cycling and a square or plaza

Cam Pho

4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

The stunning river views and relaxing spas are top of the list for many visitors to Cam Pho. A stop by Hoi An Ancient Town or Chua Cau might round out your trip.

Cam Pho
Cam Kim, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam

Cam Kim

Travellers like the historical sites in Cam Kim, and Riverside Hoi An is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Cam Kim

Top hotels in Hoi An

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort
5 out of 5
1 Pham Hong Thai Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £108 per night

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this luxury resort is steps away from Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Market and Hoi An Night Market are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (279 reviews)
Location location location

"This is an old and atmospheric hotel just a 6 minute walk to the old town of Hoi An. Very comfortable but you are really paying for the convenience. Rather better to stay here than in one of the new, huge hotels that dominate the coast from Da Nang south to Hoi An with shuttle buses etc etc. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Anantara Hoi An Resort
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
47 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Cam Pho ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £37 per night

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Song Hoai Square, Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Ancient Town. Phung Hung Old ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (999 reviews)

"Excellent staff friendly, extremely courteous highly recommend. The facilities were amazing two huge pools and breakfast was yummy. Easy walking distance to Ancient town markets. Will definitely come back when next in Hoi An."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Hoi An River Palm Hotel
Hoi An River Palm Hotel
3.5 out of 5
251 Tran Nhan Tong Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is £13 per night

This family-friendly Hoi An hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cam Thanh Bridge, Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night ...

4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful welcoming staff. We also really like that be could rent bicycles for free. Breakfast was not the best. It seemed like both mornings our food was cold. The room was very nice and a great value for the money."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Hoi An River Palm Hotel

Popular places to visit in Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(136 reviews)

See anything from wooden pagodas to busy tailors in this beautifully preserved part of Hoi An, where different cultures and eras mix.

An Bang Beach
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An Bang Beach

4.5/5(105 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at An Bang Beach, a popular beach in Cam An. Wander through the riverfront and picturesque gardens in this relaxing area.

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

4/5(39 reviews)

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.

Hoi An Night Market
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Hoi An Night Market

4.5/5(52 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Hoi An Night Market, a favourite shopping spot in Hoi An. While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Hoi An Market
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Hoi An Market

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Buy fresh local produce, sample traditional street food and hone your haggling skills when you visit this loud, lively and colorful riverside market.

Riverside Hoi An
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Riverside Hoi An

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Drink in the enchanting atmosphere of this waterfront district, which is famous for its centuries-old landmarks, markets and lantern festival. 

Top things to do in Hoi An

BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY
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BANA HILLS – THE ROAD TO HEAVEN SCENERY

£73
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Underwater Walking Tour in Cham Islands
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Underwater Walking Tour in Cham Islands

£49
Per adult
Marble Mountain From Hoi An
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Marble Mountain From Hoi An

£18
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Ba Na Hills
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Ba Na Hills

£105
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Half-day Tour: Buffalo Ride & Basket Boat from Hoi An
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Half-day Tour: Buffalo Ride & Basket Boat from Hoi An

£40
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Hoian Water Puppet Show Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Hoian Water Puppet Show Entrance Ticket

£6
Per adult

Reviews of Hoi An

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 21.637426900584796%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.9239766081871346%
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2 - Disappointing 0.5847953216374269%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Apr 2020

Really lovely place with amazing choice of restauarants, good shops and many historic sights. Great cookery course and sampan boats organised by the Ancient House Hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Beautiful town with great bars and restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

A lovely small town and we cant wait to return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Beautiful city worth a visit for the architecture and laid back atmosphere. Touristy but very traditional Vietnamese at the same time.

5/5 - Excellent

Peter

30 Jan 2020

Verry busy tourist centre. Loads of restaurants and nightspots to lounge around and watch the world go by

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Hoi an is amazing , mainly the old town

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