6 Top Tourist Attractions in Hoi An

  •   2020-04-05
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6 Top Tourist Attractions in Hoi An

Hoi An is famous for the beauty of traditional architecture, the harmony of houses, walls and roads. Hoi An Ancient Town is always on the list of must-visit places in Vietnam. Here are 6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An.

1. Hoi An Ancient Town

The architecture of Hoi An Ancient Town is characterised by a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. After many centuries, Hoi An is still respectful of its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs and of its sophisticated culinary art.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Hoai river in Hoi An
Hoai river in Hoi An (image: svietnamtravel.com)

Two great things about Hoi An Ancient Town are that it is small enough to get around in on foot and the traffic is nowhere near as heavy as in bigger cities. Some of the streets only allow bike and motorbike traffic and some are pedestrian only. These factors make Hoi An even more inviting for most travelers to Vietnam, especially those who have passed through frenetic Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) or Hanoi.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Roadside shop in Hoi An
Roadside shop in Hoi An (image: svietnamtravel.com)

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Address: Quang Nam city
Opening hours: All hours
Entrance fee: Free

2. Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai Beach is another great reason to visit Hoi An where you can soak up all the celebrated cultural and historical sites then head up to the beach and experience what is often claimed to be Vietnam's most stunning coastal shore. Crystal blue seas and deserted white sands like this are hard to find anywhere else in Vietnam.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Cua Dai beach
Cua Dai beach (image: internet)

There are also plenty of great seafood restaurants located around the coast so its worth staying for dinner and enjoying fresh dishes served up from the vendors lining the beachfront.

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Address: Nearest to Hoi An
Opening hours: All hours
Entrance fee: Free

3. My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - My Son sanctuary
My Son sanctuary (image: internet)

After the My Son ancient tower complex was discovered, many of its artifacts, especially statues of female dancers and genies worshipped by the Cham people, worship animals and artifacts of the daily communal activities, were collected and displayed at the Cham Architecture Museum in Danang city. Although there are not many remnants left, those that remain display the typical sculptural works of cultural value of the Cham nationality. Furthermore, they are vivid proof, confirming the history of a nationality living within the Vietnamese community boasting of a rich cultural tradition.

4. An Bang Beach

Around 6kms from downtown and 30 kilometres from Da Nang International Airport, An Bang is making its new stream of visitors welcome with deck chairs, palm frond umbrellas and there’s a great range of restaurants serving everything from delicious local seafood to western dishes. Being a newly-formed beach, An Bang retains a wild and peaceful looks. Soft and smooth sand, gentle quiet waves are special points of this beach that attract a lot of tourists.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - An Bang beach
An Bang beach (image: internet)

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Address: Hai Ba Trung, Cam An, Hoi An, Quang Nam
More information: 30 kilometres from Da Nang International Airport
Opening hours: All hours
Entrance fee: Free

5. Tra Que Village

Tra Que is a charming little village located just a few kilometres from Northeast of Hoi An. This village is famous for over 20 different kinds of vegetables and herbs such as basil, lettuce, spring onion, perilla, Vietnamese mint, cilantro,…In Hoi An as well as many other areas of Vietnam, people prefer to have meals with fresh vegetables. There are several dishes that need to combine with fresh vegetables when eating like banh xeo (pancake), spring roll, Quang noodle, cao lau, noodle soup…When several vegetables are mixed together, they will give you five flavors: spicy, sour, sweet, bitter, acrid which can make your mouth dances with satisfaction.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Tourists experience vegetable watering
Tourists experience vegetable watering (image: internet)

If you love cooking, Tra Que Vegetable Village is also a good place to satisfy your hobby. Start the tour by visiting local market to choose ingredients for your dishes then cycle directly to this village. To make your meal more delicious, you will go to the veggies garden to pick some veggies for your cooking. Please have a look at Hoi An Cooking Class.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Tourists visit the vegetable garden
Tourists visit the vegetable garden (image: internet)

6. Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge is also known as Cau Pagoda - the common name for the architectural complex consisting of a small temple mounting in the northern slopes of the ancient bridge in the urban area of Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province. Along with Phat Diem Tile covered Bridge (Ninh Binh), Thanh Toan Tile covered Bridge (Hue), Cau Pagoda is one of three tile covered bridges in Vietnam, which are more popular with tourists. It is the only ancient bridge in Hoi An Ancient Town. Japanese Covered Bridge is located on a bridge crossing a small creek in the old town.

6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An - Japanese Covered Bridge
Japanese Covered Bridge (image: vntrip)

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Opening hours: All hours
Entrance fee: Free

We have just introduced 6 top tourist attractions in Hoi An, there are many great things in Hoi An that you can only feel when coming here. If you need a tour to discover Hoi An, don't hesitate to contact us.

Comments:


  • Posted by: Brats
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  • posted on: 2020-04-07

We were in Hoi An last year for 6 days and absolutely loved it wanting to return, but we only have time for either Hoi An or Nha Trang we have 7 nights 6 days.


  • Posted by: Michael
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  • posted on: 2020-04-07

Fresh air, suitable for walking, cycling sightseeing. I have been here and I am very impressed with Hoi An.


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