Hamlet No 5, Cam Thanh Ward

Hoi an City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam 

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ULTIMATE HOI AN -

TRAVEL GUIDE

About Hoi An

A former port city of Vietnam, Hoi An is well-known globally for housing Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with yellow houses. Hoi An is also Known as lantern village. The best way to explore the villages of Hoi An is by riding a bicycle. Cars are not allowed, so cycling is the way to go. Don't forget to have a taste of local street food such as Pho and Vietnamese spring rolls!

Things to do in Hoi An

The most important feature of Hoi An is undoubtedly Hoi An Ancient Town which is the most important and well-reserved legacy from a glorious era of Hoi An. Used to be an international port during the 15th to 17th centuries, Hoi An witnessed a peaceful cultural fusion between Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cultures. Places to visit -

Built by the Japanese merchants living in Hoi An back in the day, the bridge was made to connect the Japanese quarter with the Chinese quarter. The most important features of Japanese Covered Bridge are the sculptures of two dogs and two monkeys, representing the birth years of prominent Japanese Emperors.

 Location: West end of Tran Phu Street

Japanese Covered Bridge

To learn more about the history and culture of Hoi An, visit this museum for more insights of the time when Hoi An was still a major Asian trading port, attracting merchants from all across the globe – France, Portugal, and the Netherlands mingled with Japan, China, Thailand, India and Vietnam.

Location: 13 Nguyen Hue Street Opening Hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Hoi An Museum of History & Culture

Built by merchants from Fujian, the assembly hall is a gathering place of Chinese community in Hoi An back in the day. Typical mythological figures of Chinese culture in the very impressive courtyard will catch your eyes from the very first moments. Nowadays, local people come to Fujian Assembly Hall to wish for children. There are also 12 ‘midwives’ figures on the ground of the Hall.

Location: 46 Tran Phu Street

Fujian Assembly Hall (Hoi Quan Phuc Kien)

The name “Tan Ky” expresses the wish of the owner for a more prosperous business just like any merchant that used to live on the streets of this town. House’s decoration represents an oriental philosophy with triple-beam structure, five round blocks, many distichs

Location: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Tan Ky Old House

Hoi An at night is just magical and atmospheric as it can be, especially on the 14th night of lunar month when all the electric lights are turned off and the lanterns are lit. The reflections of the river sets the whole town a glow. 

Hoi An Nightlife

When the night falls, you can walk along glimmering streets of the old town. You can buy flower Lantern anywhere near the river, just lit and hold the lanterns and come near to the riverbanks to put them down on the river. Or sit on a small boat paddling along the river. Don’t forget to make a wish after releasing the lanterns.

Night Boat Ride on Thu Bon River and put the flower lanterns in the River