Why you should visit Hoi An
- Learn how to cook in true Vietnamese style
- Take a sunset cruise on the Thu Bon River
- Explore this beautiful riverside town on foot
- Visit the My Son Cham ruins
- Have a private, traditional fishing lesson
- Spend some time on the beach
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A little more about Hoi An
Hoi An is a picturesque and friendly port town with an old quarter dating back to the 15th century which seeps with charm, history and contentment.
Visit Hoi An and experience its bustling historic centre where merchants once traded precious goods and left traces of their many different cultures. Between the 17th and 19th century it was considered to be the most influential port in the whole of South East Asia. Today, Hoi An charms visitors with ancient buildings, a lively art scene, enchanting local restaurants, handicraft and souvenir shops, all mixed with everyday life in a small but bustling provincial town.
The small city located in the central region of Vietnam has much to offer passing travellers, from the impressive fish market at the Hoang Van Thu Street Dock in the morning to the quiet pedestrian friendly streets of the old town. In 1999 it was declared an UNESCO World heritage site and it has thrived from the sudden tourism interest it has received.
Hoi An is both a sleepy and romantic town and a shopper’s paradise, its recent interest has seen a flourish of small hotels develop and it is a charming stop on any Vietnam holiday itinerary.
When to go to Hoi An
For drier days and cooler evenings visit central Vietnam between December and June, September to November can be very wet, October in particular is the best time to avoid.