Hoi An’s comprehensive travel experience handbook

Hoi An’s comprehensive travel experience handbook

Hoi An is a very old town and very special in comparison with other cities in Vietnam. A peaceful, ancient, simple, rustic neighborhood. There are no factories, no roar of vehicles. Only space and time seem to settle down on the old mossy tile roofs, old wooden houses that quietly exist to remember the past. Come to Hoi An you will have the opportunity to see the roof of green moss, the shimmering lanterns in the night or the hundred years old wooden houses with sophisticated carvings, … In addition, we can also enjoy the traditional food and visit the traditional village, walk the night to see the old town is more romantic and deep under the sparkling lantern, fanciful. This place is suitable for the newly married or to find the moment to really relax in life. On the night of the festival, people usually play the game of tumbling, dragging, … and many other folk games. Tourists as well as residents of the old town participate very enthusiastic, creating a bustling scene and full of vitality for the city. Rice crackers, drunks, … ring on the boat in the late night … There are many interesting things that only when we go to feel the beauty of the ancient town of Hoi An.

The best time to travel to An

The climate here is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season lasts from August to December and the dry season is from January to July. Sometimes there are cold winters but not very cold and not in long time.

Experience the most appropriate time to travel to Hoi An:

From February to April, at this time less rain, pleasant weather. It is suitable for those who want to come here to relax, relax.

May to July: This is near the end of the dry season in Hoi An, the weather is great for you to go to the beach and Cu Lao Cham.

October to December: If you want to experience a boat ride in An Hoi ancient town, come here at this time. Because this is the beginning of the rainy season in Hoi An and the old town is submerged in water, so that people have to travel by boat.

Special to visit, Hoi An tourism on the 14th lunar month monthly to attend the night of the old town. On this occasion you will have the opportunity to listen to traditional songs, play folk games and enjoy the delicious food, to see firsthand the red lanterns flashing across the street, is a chance. You should not miss it. You will be able to admire a spectacular spectacle, festivals, special performances will not make you regret that you came to Hoi An around this time.

How to get Hoi An from Ho Chi Minh city or Ha Noi

There are 2 means you can travel Hoi An that are airplanes and cars/Bus.

If you travel by plane you will have to go from Da Nang airport to Hoi An city about 30km, you can go in two directions to reach Hoi An. One is to go along the National Highway 1 about 27km to Vinh Dien street and then turn left 10km. Hoi An by Huynh Thuc Khang Street can visit Bang Anh Cham Tower in Vinh Dien. The second road is closer, less than, passing Han river bridge, Da Nang city road – Hoi An, Ngu Hanh Son, to Hoi An about 30km.

Da Nang – Hoi an

If you travel by car from Hanoi or Saigon you can choose high quality car to Hoi An. In Da Nang, you can rent a motorbike to Hoi An or rent a private taxi to go. If you rent a taxi you pay attention to the price with the driver from the beginning, not necessarily use the method of charging press the clock.

Da Nang is a city developing roads are very convenient, clean. Visitors to Hoi An are very likely to travel and travel by bicycle. This is both environmentally friendly and good for health. If you would like to try, please see our list of bike rental shops in Hoi An.

Transportation in Hoi An

You can visit Hoi An by taxi, motorbike, bicycle, Cyclo or walk. If you use a motorbike, remember that an important Hoi An tourism experience is to have a thorough knowledge of the streets that have a restricted time to prevent motorbikes.

In the evening you can take a walk or cyclo along the Thu Bon river to see the beauty of Hoi An at night. But according to travel experience Hoi An savings, it is best to walk, just enjoy the scene, save just enjoy street food here.

Hoi An tourist rating

Hoi An was voted one of the ten most attractive tourist cities in Asia (voted by Smart Travel Asia Magazine). In the Old Town, you will be able to walk freely on the roadway without having to worry about traffic safety. Hoi An tourism at night more charming with light by the light emitted from the lanterns. You will enjoy this space by stepping into old space hundreds of years ago.

Hoi An Ancient Town is located in the lower Thu Bon River, in the coastal plain of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, about 30 km south of Da Nang. Thanks to favorable geographic and climatic factors, Hoi An was a busy international port, where the Japanese, Chinese and Western merchant ships met during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hoi An ancient town today is a typical example of traditional ports in Southeast Asia preserved intact and thoughtful. Most of the houses here are traditional structures dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries, along the small streets. Situated between the houses of the city, the religious architecture, beliefs demonstrate the process of formation, development and even decay of the city. Hoi An is also a landmark mark of mixed culture. The shrine bearing traces of the Chinese are located next to the traditional houses of Vietnamese and French-style houses. Besides the cultural values through the architecture, Hoi An also preserves a rich and diverse intangible culture. The daily life of the old people with their customs, beliefs, folk arts and cultural festivals are still preserved and developed. Hoi An is considered a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.

Hoi An is the transit point between the two world cultural heritages: Hue Citadel, My Son Sanctuary.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the ancient city of Hoi An as a world cultural heritage, based on two criteria:

Hoi An is a prominent manifestation of the combination of cultures over time in an international trading port.

Hoi An is typical of a traditional Asian harbor that is perfectly preserved.

If you want to have the whole tour in Hoi An. The tickets would be bought at the counter of the Office of tourist guide Hoi An, ticket prices for domestic visitors is 80k, foreign visitors are 120k. With a group of 8 people or more, the office will offer a free tour guide for 2 hours.

Hoi An Tourist Office

Address: 12 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An City

Tel: 0510 3862715

When the last sunsets of the evening were descending on the vast sea, the sky changed from yellow to red and then purple was the twilight moment that enthralled people. Enjoy the beautiful sunset of the old town.

Great things to do when traveling to Hoi An

Take a walk around the old town at night, enjoy the Cao Lau, buying food on the street, boat on the river Hoai evening, going to the beach … this is the unforgettable experience when visiting the land was “the most prosperous commercial port Southeast Asia “this.

Based on our travel experience. If one day you visit the “world cultural heritage” Hoi An and do not know what to do. Please refer to the suggestions below for a deeper feel of life and people here.

  1. Night walk to see the old town

When the sun goes down, people rush to the streets and watch the old houses, the colorful lanterns. You will imagine that you are lost in heaven, the rustic, ancient of ancient houses blend with the image of wildlife and the simmering of modern life to create a colorful picture. Boats along the Hoai River, where the glittering colors on the water adorn the beauty of the place. In the old town of Hoi An is nowhere more quiet, now the old town is very peaceful, rustic with the old, the most refined.

  1. Drop lanterns light on river

Perhaps the anniversary of tourism you can not forget it is with friends, relatives drop the lights posted, together wish the good luck will come. Being in the same light for a party on the river light will give us the feeling of relaxation, dispel fatigue anxiety in life. It was an enjoyable experience enjoyed by so many tourists. Besides the lantern, the flower also became a feature of Hoi An tourism.

  1. Enjoying the Cao Lau food

Cao Lau is a specialty dish that anyone traveling to Hoi An want to try. The origin of the name of this dish is very interesting, in the past, when traders came to Hoi An to trade, they had to eat “ Cao Lau “ and look after goods. . A bowl of high-quality tasty enough feeling of noodles, full of sour, spicy, chattel, sweet of vegetables, aroma of fish sauce, aromatic, soy sauce, gravy … and crunchy crust of fat. You can find the food at Ba Be in the market at the beginning of Tran Phu Street, the head of 69 Phan Chau Trinh Street, or the Sing at Tran Phu intersection with Hoang Dieu or restaurants for foreigners along the street. Bach Dang.

  1. Cruise on Hoai River at night

Take a boat to see a corner of the Old Town at night and drop flowers are very popular couples, especially those who come to Hoi An to capture the wedding. However, if you do not have a pair, you can still go with family and friends.

  1. Hoi An eating and drinking

Hoi An has two crowded toads in the morning, which is Thao’s restaurant, which is just around the corner from Nhat bridge to Bach Dang street where the guests are mainly young people. Across the bridge is a bar for middle-aged people. Sitting in both bars can see the banks of the Hoai River, dragging a grid and a block of An Hoi. In the morning before the engine stop time, drinking a cup of coffee after eating Phuong bread is a gentle way to start a new day in the Old Quarter. In addition, there is a special tea room in Hoi An, the service is deaf. Reaching Out at 131 Tran Phu Street. At Reaching Out you will enjoy a quiet, quiet environment – great to sip a cup of coffee and read a pocket book.

 The best place in Hoi An.

Hoi An was recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage in 1999.

Stepping into the old town, visitors will be surprised by a world of isolation. The ancient houses, museums are quietly existed. Here, tourists can enjoy the traditional food and visit the traditional village. Not only that, visitors can also make themselves a vase, cup, … with pottery as a gift to relatives.

Coming to Hoi An is immersed in traditional cultural space with ancient villages such as Kim Bong carpentry village, Thanh Ha pottery village, Phuoc Kieu copper casting village … Hoi An old town flaunts traditional architectural style and The relics such as Fujian Association, Bridge Pagoda, Quan Cong Temple or Ong Pagoda and Tran church. Famous cuisine such as high floor, Quang noodles, pancakes, … and boat racing festival are also factors attract many people to Hoi An tourism …

Experience the delicious food in Hoi An

Made from very simple ingredients in daily life such as: sticky rice, glutinous rice, coriander, green beans …. But the folk dishes of the Hoi An people are always attractive to visitors when visiting this ancient city.

Hoi An chicken rice

Selective Rice to cook chicken rice is delicious, aromatic and flexible rice and cooked with chicken broth and pineapple leaves in a wood stove. Chicken used is the type of chicken is still silk, meat is soft not thin, skin fragile meat. After boiling, the chicken is torn and squeezed with onion, salt and pepper. Finally, put the rice on the plate, chicken to tear up rice, eat with onion, papaya, Tra Que aromatic vegetables, soy sauce and chili sauce. In addition, there is a cup of heart, liver and chicken soup. With all the meticulous dexterity in their processing, the Hoi An created a very special chicken rice, bearing the mark of Hoi An

Cao Lau Hoi An

Cao Lau is a unique food associated with the ancient town of Hoi An. New look Cao Lau looks like noodles, but not noodles. People do not know the Cao Lau not because it is not extremily good but because this delicious dish is humble. Many people think that this dish is Chinese origin, but overseas Chinese do not recognize it. The Japanese say it is like their udon noodles but different in taste and processing.

People usually eat upstairs with boiling water but not too soft. Add some raw vegetables, is taken in the traditional Tra Que vegetable village famous in Hoi An. Place the noodles on the top, add a few slices of pork and then pour the fat (crispy pork skin) and a spoon of fat frying to be ready in the oven. With fleshy meat, only use grass pork, meat firm, fragrant, thin skin just lean and its fresh water is sweet. When eating, high floor for the feeling of noodles, full of sour, spicy, bitter, sweet taste of raw vegetables, flavor of sauce, aromatic, soy sauce … and broken shreds in the mouth.

Banh bao – Banh vạc

Bánh bao – Banh Vac are two types of cake that have similar ingredients and are often eaten on a plate. Main ingredients for processing these two types of soft rice , white rice which planted on clean land…

Banh dap – Hen xao

Banh dap cake that all Quang Nam people know. It is a harmonious combination between two kinds of glazed cake and wet rice paper with a number of other ingredients to create a new flavor. Piece of cake crushed in the mouth rinse with mussel mouth is a very attractive dish in Hoi An.

Hoi An hotels

Being a friendly city, homestay is quite popular in Hoi An. In addition, with a network of high-end hotels to dense guest houses, you do not need to worry about accommodation when coming to Hoi An. If you go to the peak season, the holiday holidays you should still be active reservation in advance to not be too passive. We only recommend some of the best hotels in Hoi An, the information about other hotels you please see at the article Hotel, guest house in Hoi An.

The best hotel in Hoi An

Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort

The price around 150 USD – 250 USD/Day.

Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa

The price around 135 USD – 200 USD/Day.

Golden Sand Resort & Spa

The price around 175 USD – 370 USD/Day.

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

The price around 150 USD – 200 USD/Day.

Anantara Hoi An Resort

The price around 150 USD – 250 USD/Day.

Most popular hotel in Hoi An

Hoi An Beach Resort

The price around 100 USD – 150 USD/Day.

Little Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa

The price around 100 USD – 150 USD/Day.

Hoi An Hotel

The price around 100 USD – 150 USD/Day.

Hoi An Glory Hotel & Spa

The price around 100 USD – 150 USD/Day.

River Beach Resort

The price around 100 USD – 150 USD/Day.

Cheapest hotel in Hoi An

Huy Hoang Garden Hotel

The price around 35 USD – 50 USD/Day.

Khách sạn Ánh Dương

The price around 35 USD – 50 USD/Day.

Thanh Van II Hotel

The price around 25 USD – 50 USD/Day.

Khách sạn Thư Viện Vĩnh Hưng

The price around 35 USD – 50 USD/Day.

Huy Hoang River Hotel

The price around 27 USD – 50 USD/Day.

Hoi An travel schedule

We would like to share the experience to help you with some simple travel plans as below so you can easily arrange your time and make your trip, with more detailed trips than you have. Please email or comment directly under the article, we will advise you.

Schedule 1: Only Hoi An travel (2 days) by coach

Day 1: Arrive Hoi An to Ha Noi or Saigon. You will reach Hoi An early morning

Day 2: Check in hotel, rent a bicycle (should calculate the time so that this date coincides with the 14th lunar month)

  • Cycling to relics in Hoi An: ancient houses, bridge Pagoda, …
  • Take a walk and discover the day without electricity in Hoi An, drop flowers and enjoy the delicious dishes of the Hoi An

Day 3: Wake up early to bike to Cua Dai welcome dawn

  • Cua Dai Beach
  • Continue your journey on the old town
  • Get back to your starting point

Schedule 2: Da Nang – Hoi An (3 days)

Day 1: Fly to Da Nang, check in hotel

  • Visiting some of Danang’s attractions such as My Khe Beach, Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son. Enjoy the cuisine of Danang.
  • Evening to sit on Han River

Day 2: Getting bus or car rental from Da Nang – Hoi An (30 ‘move)

  • Swimming on Cua Dai Beach, renting bikes around Hoi An’s tourist spots, visiting relics
  • Evening market in Hoi An, enjoy the delicious food of the people of Quang
  • Sleeping Hoi An

Day 3: In the early morning to go to the beach or take a walk to the point not gone

  • 10am back to Da Nang
  • Visit Ba Na (where famous cable car leads up to the mountain)
  • Afternoon return to the city, enjoy the cafe
  • Go to the airport or board a bus, finish the journey

Schedule 3: Da Nang – Hoi An – Cu Lao Cham (4 days)

Day 1: Fly to Da Nang, check in hotel

  • Visit some tourist spots in Da Nang such as My Khe Beach, Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son. Enjoy the cuisine of Danang.
  • Evening to sit on Han River

Day 2: Getting bus or car rental from Da Nang – Hoi An (30 ‘move)

Cua Dai Beach, renting bicycles go around Hoi An tourist sites, visit the relics

  •  Evening market in Hoi An, enjoy the delicious food of the people of Quang
  • Sleeping Hoi An

Day 3: Wake up early to Bach Dang wharf, catch the boat to Cu Lao Cham

Whole day 3 in Cu Lao Cham

Day 4: From Cu Lao Cham back to Hoi An, transfer to Da Nang

  • Visit Ba Na (where famous cable car leads up to the mountain)
  • Afternoon return to the city, enjoy the cafe
  • Go to the airport or board a bus, finish the journey

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