Things to do in Hoi An

Posted by Travelweekli on November 10th, 2019

Hoi An old town

Hoi An is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Discover the top 15 things to do in Hoi An. There are so many wonderful things to do in the town. It's hard to run out of things to see in Hoi An.

You have a whole array of things to do, from shopping to the beach and Old town. No wonder Hoi An is a must-visit the town on your Vietnam trip.


What is Hoi AN

Hoi An is in east Vietnam on the coastline. It is a historic town that was once a major port dating back from the 15th to the 19th century. 

It is well-known for its preserved Ancient Town that is now an UNCO world heritage site. You can see by the architecture has foreign influences, from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings and Japanese bridge.

The Thu Bồn River was used for the spice trade and the river ends in Hoi An also called Hai Pho where all the different countries trading settled.  That is why architecture has foreign influences.

  1.        Explore Hoi An old town

Hoi An old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it dates back to around 2,000 years, so no wonder why you must not miss walking around Hoi An old town.

Hoi An is a special city as it did not get bombed as much as the other cities during the Vietnam war.

This means you get to see the stunning building and architecture from the laboring counties that shaped the old town. At night the old town lights up with Chines/Vietnamese lanterns, so no wonder why you need to explore this place.

  1.        Relax at the Beaches of Hoi An

When I first reasserted Hoi An before I went I did not know there was a beach. It is not just an ancient town but located on the cost. It offers a wide range of beaches to choose from.

The best two beaches to go to while you are there are An Bang Beach that is 3Km from the old town. Another one is Cua Dai Beach that is 4km ride away.  Some people say they are the best beaches in Vietnam.

  1.        Buy a suit

One thing that brings all the tourists to the town is the textile industry and people travel far and wide to get their tailed clothes and suits. There you will get chosen from the excess of silks and other textiles. 

The best thing you get to make your own personalized outfit and they can even post it your home or make it in a day for you if you not staying there for that long. It is very competitive so you will have to bargain but still, they are very cheap.

  1.        Go For a Day-Trip to the My Son Ruins

One of the best things to do is to go to My Son Ruins.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is from between the 4th and 13th centuries.  It was developed for the Indian Hinduism. There were tower-temples.

Sadly a big chunk of it was carpet-bombed during the Vietnam War. It is only 1 hour away from Hoi An and still a spectacular sight to see.

  1.         Learn to cook Vietnamese food

Hoi An has a wide range of cooking schools where you can learn some of the local Vietnamese dishes.

This is a great way to find out the many wonderful dishes Vietnam has to offer and what they are called, so that next time you are at a restaurant you can order them.

The cooking course usually includes a trip to the local market, so you can learn what ingredients are used in Vietnamese cooking.

There are a plethora of things to do in Hoi An and visit travelweeekli to find out more about vitamin.

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