Hoi An – A Guide to Vietnam’s Most Charming Town

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Ask any first-time traveler in Vietnam what their favorite place was and chances are they’ll say… Hoi An!

It’s easy to see why. Its well-preserved heritage architecture and colorful lanterns giving it an irresistible charm. There’s virtually no high-rise commercial development and much of the town is kept free of motorized traffic. To top it off, the beach is just 5km (3 miles) away.

Backpackers like Hoi An. Couples on a Vietnam holiday like it. Digital nomads like it. And you, probably, will like it too.

But since everyone seems to like Hoi An, it can also get very busy.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

It’s a lovely place, but don’t expect to be alone. Some do complain about Hoi An being “too touristy”. In normal times, the Old Town’s main streets are often overrun with visitors, especially when day-trippers from Da Nang fill the streets. Snarls of cyclos carrying mainly Chinese tourists added to the congestion in recent years.

This doesn’t have to spoil the fun, but it’s good to have the right expectations.

Despite its popularity, Hoi An is often considered an essential stop on the typical Vietnam itinerary. There are so many things to do in Hoi An that there’s something for everyone.

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What makes Hoi An unique?

You’re surely already aware that Hoi An is a cute and tourist-friendly place. But it’s notable, first of all, because of its history.

Hoi An was long a key trading port. It’s here that Vietnam traded with merchants from Portugal, China, Japan, India and the rest of the world. In the 18th century, Hoi An was considered one of the most important trading hubs in all of Southeast Asia.

Those cute low-rise houses you see all over Hoi An? Those are the original Chinese-styled shophouses where all manner of things were made and sold.

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hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

In each shophouse, a family would run a shop on the building’s ground level and live on the upper floors.

These days, the wooden shophouses serve as restaurants, cafes, or souvenir shops. But if you squint your eyes a bit, you can still imagine the activity that took place there and all around the docks.

Most port towns in Asia were redeveloped with modern buildings, but Hoi An’s shophouses and old street grid remained intact. It’s a great example of what many other places in Asia used to look like in centuries past.

Things to do in Hoi An

Apart from its history, Hoi An is simply a wonderful place to be. The following are among the top things to do in Hoi An, besides just chilling by the river, having a nice coffee or pho, or wandering about.

Explore the Old Town

A stroll through the buzzing town is a feast for the senses. The lanterns, plastered French colonial houses and the slowly paddling vendors on the Thu Bon River give the town a peaceful vibe. Meanwhile, the honking motorbikes, yelling market salesmen and gift shops with postcards and fridge magnets catapult you back in modern-day Vietnam with a snap of the fingers.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Although the Old Town will seem to be publically accessible, there are some ticket checkpoints as well, which might lead to some confusion.

Note: officially, you need a ticket for the Old Town, but it’s only likely to be checked at the designated monuments

So here’s the deal: the staff in the yellow checkpoint houses don’t ask every visitor to show their entrance ticket. However, you can apparently be checked at random while walking the old part of Hoi An. The fee is used to keep this UNESCO-listed city in good shape.

In practice, you technically don’t need to pay the entrance fee just to walk around the city. But if you are planning to see some of the designated monuments, there’s no reason not to head for the small yellow ticket booths and get your 120.000 dong admission.

The admission comes with 5 small coupons that you can use at different sights. It also comes with a map helping you navigate through the madness and pick your temples, museums, and historical monuments.

Enjoy Hoi An’s colorful lanterns

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

You’ll quickly notice the many lanterns hanging over the streets of Hoi An, which give it such a lovely atmosphere. You can buy your own at the many lantern shops.

Every month there is also a lantern festival, during which floating candles are released onto the river. You can find the dates and more info here.

Get a tailored suit

Hoi An is also home to hundreds of tailors. It’s become known as the perfect place to buy a tailored suit or tailored dress for far less than you’d ever pay for it at home. The price of a fully custom suit starts at around $120 USD.

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hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

If you’re in Hoi An for at least a few days, consider visiting a tailor and getting your measurements taken. Be sure to read a few guides beforehand on how to bargain and how to judge the quality.

The tailoring industry was once introduced in Hoi An as an additional hook for getting visitors to stay longer. It took off like crazy from there, becoming arguably the easiest place to buy custom tailoring in Vietnam.

Take a riverboat tour

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

The other key thing to do in Hoi An is to take a riverboat tour, possibly in a traditional basket boat or in a sturdier longtai.

You’ll find many boat people near the docks ready to show you around, some paddling their passengers around in almost a Venice gondola-style.

Visit Ba Mu Temple

One of the key landmarks in Hoi An is the Ba Mu Temple, a relic from 1626. In contrast to the French architecture you find in Hoi An, Ba Mu symbolizes the Chinese influences in feudal Vietnam before the time when the baguette and pate made their appearance.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

The peaceful pond, garden, and the richly decorated entrance gates are photo-worthy, and many lovebirds get their romantic shots done here. This temple complex is not part of the paid monuments, so you can enter for free.

See the Japanese Bridge

The most iconic bridge in town is the Japanese Bridge, which dates back to the 18th century. Crossing the Japanese Bridge costs you one of the five entry coupons (the staff here actually checks everyone).

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

There are a small temple and statues of dogs and monkeys that symbolize the Chinese years in which the construction started and finished. Sadly, the bridge is very crowded, and it’s hard to actually use it for its original purpose; to walk to the other side.

To be honest, the bridge is prettier from the outside. Since it’s covered by a roof and dark inside, you don’t even see the wood carvings when you’re walking on it. From the riverside the views are way better and, importantly, there’s also a walking bridge where you can pass to the other side of the Old Town for free.

Stroll the central market

Often markets offer a look into the soul of a city or community, and Hoi An is no exception. The Central Market in the Old Town has so many things for sale, it almost becomes a day trip on itself.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

As you navigate through a maze of motorbikes and vendors carrying around baskets, the smells of durian and coriander fight for attention. It’s a pleasant place to stroll around, get some freshly squeezed juices or a bowl of hearty noodle soup.

This is also an excellent place to sample a banana pancake, a typical Vietnamese street food. Some salesmen and -women add peanut butter or chocolate paste, making this little sweet suckers dangerously addictive. Even if you’re not buying anything from the market, it’s a genuine and exciting experience.

Visit historical trading houses

Among the many sightseeing places you can visit in the center are several old houses. Some are well-maintained, like the Old House of Phùng Hưng right next to the Japanese Bridge. This dark-wooden establishment stands here for almost 250 years, and it used to be a trading house for valuable goods such as silk.

The second floor is a workshop for knitters where you can watch the ladies make their embroideries and buy their creations as a souvenir. The furnishing, vases and other artsy details in the interior are gorgeous.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Duc An House

You might also enjoy a quick peek into the Duc An House, located in the same street as the Old House of Phùng Hưng. The current owner is a descendant of those who built the house, and he’s a living guidebook to the house’s 160-year old history. The wooden beams breathe history, and the carved patterns on the walls almost make this house look like an artist’s workshop.

Communal houses and assembly halls

Not tired of cultural impressions? On the long list of sights in Hoi An these two communal houses make their appearance. In times past, these were used for business meetings and worship.

The Cam Pho Temple is relatively peaceful, probably because it’s on the very edge of the Old Town. Chances are, you can enjoy this temple without pointy camera lenses or elbows in your back. The vibe in this serene place is pure, with amazing decorations, artworks and original altars.

The Minh Huong Communal House lies just outside the packed core of the Old Town as well, but on the opposite side. This complex was mainly used as a place of worship for Chinese who fled the ruling during the Qing Dynasty, to a safer Vietnam that welcomed the political refugees.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Cantonese Assembly Hall altar

Some of the prettiest meeting places are the Chinese Assembly Halls. Usually, they are decorated with a pretty front gate, a central seating hall, lush gardens and an altar to honour the ancestors. Especially the Cantonese Assembly Hall – built in 1786 – with its authentic lanterns and beautifully painted beams is a magnificent piece of Chinese-Vietnamese architecture, although this doesn’t remain unnoticed to the public. Go early in the morning, when the tour groups and buses haven’t arrived yet.

Explore the rural surroundings

The Old Town is beloved and much-photographed, but Hoi An offers some great escapes to the nearby countryside. One of the best things to do in Hoi An is actually to explore around it! Leave the town behind and you’ll soon be navigating over narrow concrete roads surrounded by hardworking buffalo, glimmering rice paddies, and songbirds lyrics.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

For example, steer your motorbike or bicycle a few kilometers east for a visit to Tra Que, or the so-called ‘Vegetable Village’. All the vegetables served in the restaurants in Hoi An are grown and harvested in this maze of green shades.

It’s a pretty sight and it’s interesting to get to know the typical Vietnamese greens as well. You can visit the Tra Que herb village during a guided tour, but it’s worth taking your time and explore the paddies all by yourself. You can even offer a helping hand to one of the farmers with their conical hats and rattling bicycles.

Go to the beach

Hoi An is just a stone’s throw from the coast. The two popular nearby beaches are Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach.

I must admit that there are not exactly the best beaches in Asia. The former is lined by stacks of sandbags in a bid to prevent erosion. An Bang meanwhile is so chuck full of eateries with lounge chairs and bamboo umbrellas that it might almost be difficult to see the ocean.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Tropical paradises these are not, but if you just want to spend an afternoon in the sun, these beaches will definitely do. I had great fun coming here with my mates during my first Asia backpacking trip, just having some cheap stir-fries and beers, and a few refreshing dips in the waters.

For better and less developed beaches, you might want to head elsewhere on the coast. (One of my faves is Qui Nhon.)

Take a trip to Da Nang

Hoi An is only 45 minutes from Da Nang, Vietnam’s booming third-biggest city. It has a vaguely Miami-like skyline along the seafront and — thanks to some modern urban planning — it’s comparatively free of the pollution and chaos seen in Hanoi or Saigon.

Its high liveability makes Da Nang popular with expats and nomads, but it also makes for a nice stop on your way to or from Hoi An.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

One great attraction near Da Nang is the Marble Mountains, a network of five dramatic mountains with caves, elaborate temples and viewing outlooks. It’s not just a tourist sight but also a popular spot for locals to chill. It’s like a mini-park where you can easily spend an hour or two.

There are organized trips from Hoi An to the Marble Mountains. I decided to go with a rented motorbike instead. You can leave your bike parked in front of the many souvenir shops, which will let you park for a small fee.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Temple inside the Marble Mountains

Hoi An travel tips

Getting to Hoi An

Hoi An is a small town that doesn’t itself have so many transit connections. Try first getting to the nearest city, Da Nang, which has numerous air, bus, and rail connections.

From Da Nang, it’s about 45 minutes to Hoi An. Consider taking a local taxi, minivan, or a xe om (motorbike). An easy way to find these is to install the app Grab, which is much like Uber but for Asia. A ride from Da Nang will cost somewhere under $10.

Some tourist buses do arrive straight to Hoi An from various other places in Vietnam. Try searching on 12Go Asia for currently available routes and times.

What to eat in Hoi An

Before you open a million internet tabs with ‘the best restaurants in Hoi An’, it should be said that in Vietnam 90% of the locals eat their meals at visually unassuming stalls while seated on tiny plastic chairs. Hoi An is definitely no exception.

Look for colorful tables and see where the residents gather for Vietnamese staples. Hoi An has a couple of its own, and you might want to look for a sign that says ‘cao lau’. This noodle dish has very thick rice noodles and just a little bit of pork bone broth, unlike the more soupy dishes you often see in this country. Therefore the flavor of the other ingredients themselves, like barbecued pork and green vegetables, take the spotlight.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

Mì Quảng isn’t exclusively available in Hoi An, but it originates from the province Hoi An is part of. This fare also has noodles and fresh vegetables but is more complicated than cao lau. Mì Quảng is available with pork, chicken, beef, fish, and shrimp. The broth is rich with the meat stock, fish sauce, onion, pepper and garlic. Even though the ingredients are served in a small amount of soup, you can still distinguish the yellow-orange color from the turmeric. Chilis and lemon parts on the side can be added for even more explosive flavor components.

Both of the dishes can be found in many roadside stalls across town, but I found the most affordable bowls in the street Thai Phien, just north of the Old Town. For only 15.000 dong per bowl you get to experience the ultimate flavors of Hoi An.

What to expect in Hoi An

I think Hoi An has the perfect combination of what most people want out of a travel destination. It’s pleasant, it’s cute, and it has lots of stuff to do. Most itineraries will recommend at least 3 nights for Hoi An.

As a side-note, you should know that this is 100% a tourist town (albeit a tasteful one). Between my visits in 2012 and in 2019, I also saw a dramatic increase in the number of visitors. I won’t be that annoying ‘you should have been here years ago‘ guy — in fact, I actually thought the crowds were still acceptable. However, the town is clearly at risk of overtourism in the future.

hoi an – a guide to vietnam’s most charming town

In my informal polling among other travelers pretty much 95% of them love Hoi An to bits. But if you’re craving something a bit quieter, you’ve got plenty of options — both around Hoi An and elsewhere in Vietnam.

Digital nomad friends of mine stayed in Hoi An for over a month on the outskirts of town among the rice fields (e.g. at Hub Hoi An). They can’t stop raving about it.

If you want to stay somewhere chilled but still close to town, consider looking all around the riverbend east of town, where you’ll find lots of quiet bungalow resorts and hostels. This is easiest if you rent a bicycle or scooter.

Further away, the city of Hue might tickle your fancy. The history there is older (more like imperial ruins than French colonial houses) and things will feel much less artificial there.

Finally, if you’re an adventure traveler trying to avoid any sort of Instagram-friendly tourism, then Hoi An might not be your top priority. Try caving in Phong Nha, exploring Ha Giang province, or maybe chilling at the beaches of Qui Nhon. Vietnam has many incredible off-the-beaten-track places, where you can find a whole different vibe.

Thanks to Huub Lakerveld for many contributions to this guide.

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