Hoi An travel guide

There are too much Hoi An Travel Guide available now on internet, google, or local website even from Rough Guide, Lonely Planet. But we are certainly that they just give you a basic direction of information then you have to do details by your own.

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As a tourist first time traveling to Hoi An Vietnam from Danang International Airport will have a lot of questions and Also wonder how to travel to Hoi An? Where to stay in Hoi An? What to see in Hoi An? And some travelers also ask where to see in Hoi An without tourist?

If you are planning to travel to Central Vietnam for a week we suggest travel schedule as below:

Day 1 Danang international airport  transfer to Hue Imperial city
Day 2 Hue Imperial city highlights with Royal Tombs and Foridden Citadel
Day 3 Hue to Phong Nha Cave (Better than Paradise Cave)
Day 4 Hue to Danang private day tour with Son Tra Penninsular
Day 5 Hoi An Cooking Class and walking tour
Day 6 Hoi An beach relax
Day 7 Danang departure

Hoi An has a coast of 7 km with many nice beaches that are favorable for tourism development. Hoi An also has a large fishery plentiful with sea products. About 15km from the Cua Dai beach lies the Cham (archipelago of 1,591 ha) where there are many famous sea swallow nests (bird nests) and good conditions to promote ecological tourism.


Hoi An travel guide
Hoi An Old Town

HoiAn Ancient town
Location: about 2 km away from Botanic Garden Homestay On the 16th and 17th century, Hoi An was an international bustle commercial port of Viet Nam with many changes of history, Hoi An still features complete complex structural inheritance, a lively museum, a harmonious cultures combination of Viet Nam, Japan and China. Traditional festivals are organized every year which highlight the attraction of the ancient area. Coming to Hoi An, you can enjoy the cultural structural inheritance such as: Japanese bridge, assembly hall, ancient houses, temples, museums…

Hoi An travel guide
Japanese Bridge in Hoi An

Chua Cau – The Japanese Covered Bridge
Built at different time by Hoi An talented workmen, Chua Cau retains a harmony of architectural styles, combining Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese cultural characteristics. More than 400 years  have passed and the covered bridge has always been a good shelter for passersby escaping from the rain and heat. Generation after generation have paced its floor and the god of Bac De together with the sacred Monkeys and the Heavenly Dogs have always warmly welcomed everybody, even those visiting Chua Cau for the first time.

Hoi An Museum of History and Culture
Hoi An museum also the pagoda of Quan Yin, a religious construction built in 1653, contains photographs and many precious artifacts such as maps, statues, porcelain, ceramic, scales, anchor, jar burials, steal, family records, … It is the place one should visit first in Old Hoi An.

Museum of Sa Huynh culture
Opened in 1995, the museum is a display of 216 artifacts found from archaeological excavations in Hoi An area. All of them are approximately 2000 years old and were excavated in the village of Hau xa, Thanh Chiem, An Bang, Xuan Lam… in the 1990s. This is the nicest and unique collection of the artifacts of Sa Huynh culture in Hoi An area. The must have been first owners of Hoi An embryonic port town that communicated with China, India and other countries in Southern and Eastern Asia.

Hoi An Museum of Trade Ceramic
The museum of Trade ceramics is a very nice building of more than a hundred years old. In this museum, 430 ceramics artifacts from 8th to 18th centuries are displayed, testifying the important role of Hoi An commercial port town in the maritime ceramic trade network in the region and in the world.

Hoi An travel guide
Hoi An travel guide

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall
Set up in 1757 by Chinese Phuc Kien merchants at Hoi An, the building has been repaired and renovated many times. Phuc Kien Assembly Hall is used for genies and ancestors worship and a meeting place of the Chinese Phuc Kien people as well.

Phung Hung Old House
Being a city house of special value built in the middle of the 19th century, the old house of Phung Hung used to be a shop-house of the former merchants. The house was divided into functional parts for selling, storing and sporting goods, book-keeping, and sleeping, entertaining and worshiping ancestors..

Tan Ky Old House
Tan Ky house, which is at No 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, is a typical example of the shop house form of Old Hoi An. Nearly 200 years old, the house is still in a good state of preservation. Having many sections together by a nice courtyard, the house with an elongated plan connecting the two streets, has many functions: living, worshipping ancestor, welcoming guests, renting and trading.

Cham Island – Cu Lao Cham
The Cham Islands are 18 km from Cua Dai quay. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear), Dai ( long ), La (leaf), Kho ( dry ), Tai ( ear), Mo ( tomb), and Nom ( east wind). They have a good climate, always cool the year round, and trees and animals are plentiful here. As well as marine life. On the island there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous.

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Diving at Cham Island in Hoi An

There are also scenic spots al around the islands, such as: Suoi Tinh ( love stream), Suoi Ong (Sir’r stream). Hon Chong (Piled up rocks), Hang Ba (the lady’s cave). And surrounding the islands, there are very nice beaches with clean while sand and transparent, cool water.

Hoi An Legendary Night
Every lunar month, on the 14th day, there is a legendary night in Hoi An, when the old town is lit by the moon and houses are lit by graceful and colorful lanterns. In this evening, all kinds of vehicles are lifted off town and all the people; both Romanians and visitors comfortably walk and enjoy themselves in a new world, the world of Tranquility, Peace, Poetry and Beauty. Here, in an old house, local poets are enjoying their own poems recited by some ladies in the melodious accompany of a 16-string long zither player. There, in the porch of a family chapel, the traditional orchestra is giving passersby beautiful tunes of the old days while young ladies are singing out sweet, lyrical folk songs.

Hoi An travel guide
Hoi An Legendary Night

More transfer tips in Vietnam:
1. Distance between Hoi An and Hue
2. Best way travel Hoi An to Hue and versa
3. What to see on the way Hue to Hoi An

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