Hoi An Ancient Town still has its own distinct beauty lying in every street corner, every roof, & even in the small streets. This place has an ancient grace with features that cannot be found anywhere else. Coming here, visitors can feel the affection from the friendly locals.

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With its natural landscapes, beautiful beaches, as a Chinese - Vietnamese - Japanese cultural melting pot of architecture and culinary specialties, Ancient Town Hoi An has become a leading tourist destination, attracting people around the world since the 80s khổng lồ the present. You would not want lớn miss it for the world! cảnh báo down the following tips for an amazing trip!

1. About the Ancient Town in Hoi An Vietnam

1.1. Introduction of Hoi An Ancient Town

Just downstream from Thu Bon River, Hoi An Ancient Town is located in the heart of Quang phái mạnh province, about 30 kilometers to lớn the south of da Nang city. Not only is it a famous tourist attraction, but also an architectural relic complex.

Reflecting a chất lượng cultural fusion, Hoi An old town was listed as a World Cultural Heritage by Unesco in 1999. It is a living museum of world-wide construction designs & urban lifestyle. From the 15th till the 20th century, Hoi An was an exclusive trading port between European và Asian businessmen. This is where Chinese, Japanese, & Portuguese traders have left their own vestiges via diverse architecture patterns. Khổng lồ this day, Ancient Town Hoi An Vietnam remains notably well-preserved, almost in its original state, retaining its pure & oriental medieval style.


1.2. Hoi An Ancient Town - Location, opening hours, and entrance fees

If you just want lớn take a chill walk around the old town, enjoy Hoi An’s specialties or take beautiful pictures, there is no entrance fee. However, there are several cultural monuments that require entry tickets:

Cultural constructions: quan liêu Cong Temple, Cau Bridge, etc...Ancient houses: Phung Hung ancient house, Duc An ancient house, etc...Church: Church of the Tran family, Church of the Nguyen family.Museums

In addition, tickets also include a wide range of activities, namely folk games, street performances (every day from 7pm to lớn 8.30pm), art shows (at 10.15 a.m. Và 3.15 p.m. Daily). The ticket prices for Vietnamese và foreigners differ, which are 80,000 VND/person and 150,000 VND/person respectively.

Don’t hesitate to lớn buy tickets as the experience will provide deep insights of the town’s history. Moreover, the money contributes lớn the repair và preservation of the old town for future generations.


2. How to lớn get to Hoi An Ancient Town from da Nang?

Hoi An is only 30 kilometers from domain authority Nang, so the most convenient route will be to lớn come to da Nang, then move from domain authority Nang to lớn Hoi An by taxi or ride a motorbike by yourself.

How khổng lồ get to da Nang?

By plane

Currently, national airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, & Vietjetair all have direct routes from Ho đưa ra Minh City, Hanoi to da Nang. Keep in mind that if you want cheap tickets, you should book about 3 lớn 6 months in advance.

By train

Train is a slightly cheaper option compared with traveling by airplane. From Hanoi or Saigon, there is a railroad-track to da Nang (North - South route). The fare ranges from 400,000 VND to 1,200,000 VND depending on the train and seat class. It takes roughly 14 to trăng tròn hours to lớn travel from these two cities to domain authority Nang.


How to get lớn Hoi An from da Nang?

By motorbike

You can rent a motorbike in da Nang to lớn ride lớn Hoi An for 120,000 - 150,000 VND/day. Follow Vo Nguyen Giap road alongside the coastline from My Khe beach to lớn Cua dẻo beach. After arriving at Cua Dai, you will see an intersection, turn right lớn Ancient Town Hoi An or turn left to An Bang beach.

By Bus

This is an extremely economical means of transportation, but not necessarily the most convenient. From da Nang, there is a bus route that runs directly to Hoi An. The buses depart continuously every 10 minutes. However, around 5:30 pm, the last bus will leave Hoi An, so if you plan to return to da Nang in the evening, you need lớn pay special attention khổng lồ the time.


3. Where khổng lồ visit: Attractions in Ancient Town Hoi An

3.1. Hoai River

Hoai River is a tributary of Thu Bon river which flows across the Ancient Town & connects to other tourist attractions. A chilling boat trip on Hoai River is a popular activity on tourists’ must-do list. It is highly recommended that you go to Hoi An Ancient Town at night as with the lights from the houses, the whole riverbank becomes a glowing fairy land. Visitors can clearly feel the peaceful, gentle, và romantic vibe of Ancient Town Hoi An.

Lanterns releasing on Hoai River is also a meaningful ritual as it is to lớn express gratitude to ancestors và to wish for a prosperous year. Full moon days (the 1st & 15th of the month according to lớn the lunar calendar) arewhen “the old town trades its electric lights for traditional colorful lanterns”. Hoai River twinkles with the soft light of the lanterns, while thousands of candlelit paper flowers float across the water at night.


3.2. Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau)

Your trip khổng lồ Hoi An will be incomplete if you miss out on the Japanese Covered Bridge, one of the most alluring attractions in Hoi An. Also known as Japanese Temple, the Covered Bridge is located adjacent khổng lồ Nguyen Thi phố minh khai Street và Tran Phu Street. The bridge is an excellent example of traditional Eastern architecture. Despite being built by Japanese merchants around the middle of the 16th century, through restoration, the Japanese Covered Bridge has become a harmonic architectural combination between Vietnamese, Japanese và Chinese cultures.


From the distance, the Covered Bridge stands out with a rainbow-like softly curved roof brightening up a corner of the ancient yet modern, quiet yet vibrant old town. The entire pagoda and bridge are made of vermilion wood, carved with many meticulous Japan-infused details. In the evening, when the lanterns are lit up, the bridge’s shadow is imprinted on the water surface, shimmering in the midst of the hustle và bustle of Hoi An.

3.3. Assembly Halls

Cantonese Assembly Hall

Built in 1885, the Cantonese Assembly Hall is located in the center of Hoi An old town. This assembly hall is a harmonious blend of materials of wood và stone. This place conserves many ceramic artifacts, which simulate and document the cultural life of the Cantonese community in Hoi An.

Fujian Assembly Hall

Among the 5 ancient assembly halls, Fujian, located at 46 Tran Phu, is the largest and most well-known. Visitors tend khổng lồ light large incense rings và often hang wishing paper sheets lớn pray for health and fortune. The Hall was granted a national historical - cultural relic certification (February 17, 1990), adorning Hoi An ancient urban architecture.

Trieu Chau Assembly Hall

Trieu Chau Assembly Hall was built by the Chaozhou community in 1845 khổng lồ worship the god Phuc cha for safe voyage and smooth sailing. Architectural motifs are decorated according to lớn the folk legends, many of which are embossed with porcelain.


3.4. Ancient houses

Tan Ky Old House

This was the first house lớn be honored as a national heritage site và is also frequently visited by various governors. Over centuries, even after the historic flood of 1964, the ancient house remains miraculously intact. The wooden East Asian-inspired decorative patterns in the house are delicately carved, indicating the exchange between different architectural styles.

Phung Hung Old house

The house is completely built of expensive ironwood, bearing a traditional beauty and displaying the owner"s well-off life. Phung Hung Old House is the guardian of the rich knowledge about the merchants’ lifestyle in Hoi An old trading port. This ancient house was granted the certificate of historical - cultural relic in June 1993.

Quang Thang House

Built approximately around 300 years ago, quang quẻ Thang House is definitely one of the oldest houses in Hoi An. Walking in, you can easily notice stunning wood carvings of peacocks và flowers on the walls. Those sculptures are the products of the Kim Bong carpentry village’s craftsmen, who are renowned for their sophisticated craftsmanship of the Hue garden houses.

Tran Family Chapel

The Tran Family Chapel is one of the famous destinations of Hoi An with its well-preserved antiquated garden architecture, exquisite decoration, intricate details và numerous valuable antique artifacts. The Chapel is a harmonious và unique set of 3 different architecture styles: Japanese - Chinese - Vietnamese. For history-enthusiast, a visit to the Tran Family Chapel will be absolutely remarkable as the atmosphere & tradition of history are imbued in the relics of the Tran Family.


3.5. Sacred temples

Quan Cong Temple, also known as Kong Pagoda, is one of the biggest Hoi An tourist destinations with great spiritual & religious significance. Tourists are captivated by the extraordinary classical Chinese-influenced architecture of the temple. The ancient shrine with mossy tiled roof has vividly portrayed the traditional charm of cultural heritage in Hoi An.

Ba Mu Pagoda

Since its renovation, bố Mu Pagoda has become one of the most popular check-in locations. Situated right in the heart of Ancient Town Hoi An, the pagoda is endowed with exquisitely carved golden walls, bunches of flowers blooming with shimmering colors, a clear lake reflecting the aquarium-blue sky. Blessed with antique charm & an xuất hiện space, the pagoda is the perfect background for visitors lớn take impressive photos.

Minh Huong Pagoda

Minh Huong Pagoda is a place of ancestor worship for Chinese people living in Hoi An. It is the only remaining Buddhist temple in the heart of Ancient Town Hoi An. It preserves substantially intact wooden sculptures carved by the artisans of Hoi An Kim Bong carpentry village.


3.6. Hoi An Central Market

Unlike the calmness và tranquility of the old town, Hoi An Central Market is a distinct highlight of the ancient town, attracting a large number of tourists thanks khổng lồ its bustling và lively atmosphere. The Market itself is divided into several areas for fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits, souvenirs... But perhaps the most appealing place must be the food court. Here, visitors will have the chance to lớn try various delicacies of Central Vietnam cuisine such as Cao lau, quang noodles, etc.


3.7. Museum of Culture

Hoi An Museum of Cultural History is the living proof of a once prosperous trading port. Built in 1989, the museum displays over 212 original artifacts và documents made of diverse materials lượt thích ceramics, bronze, iron, wood, paper, etc.

The museum is like a film carefully recording historical events of the heritage land. It continuously keeps track và witnesses the human, cultural and historical developments of Hoi An Ancient Town since its early days, from when it was a busy harbor lớn today - when it is a famous tourist destination.

So, after walking around Hoi An Ancient Town, you should visit the museum and immerse yourself in the flow of history to fully embrace Hoi An.

Quang noodle - A signature dish of Hoi An cuisine

Quang noodles is believed to lớn be the "soul" of da Nang and Quang nam cuisine. The perfect combination of soft rice flour noodles, delicious chicken with rich broth is what makes this dish irresistible. The price for each bowl is about 15,000 - 25,000VND.

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Cao lau - A yummy Hoi An specialty in the Ancient Town

Cao vệ sinh has a Chinese-influenced taste with golden noodles, topped with char siu, deep-fried pork skin, & bean sprouts, drizzled with a bit of gravy. Chilling on the balcony watching Hoi An streets with a bowl of Cao lau in front of you is truly an unforgettable culinary experience that only Hoi An can bring to visitors. Relatively more expensive compared khổng lồ other dishes, a bowl of Cao vệ sinh costs about 30,000 - 60,000 VND.

Chicken rice - A tasty Vietnamese food in Hoi An style

The taste of Hoi An chicken rice is one-of-a kind thanks to its special sauce. The light yellow sticky rice grains, delicious chicken with sweet and sour pickled salads never fail to lớn amaze diners. With only 20,000 VND, you can order a delicious Hoi An shredded chicken rice dish.

Banh Dap (smashed rice pancake)

Treat your taste buds with Banh Dap! The crispy rice pancake covered with mussels are dipped with delicious seasoned fish sauce. The mussels here are particularly juicy as when stir-fried, the fishy taste disappears và is replaced with the sweetness of the seafood. The price usually ranges from 15,000 khổng lồ 50,000 VND.

Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Pancake)

Tourists are captivated by the crispy golden pancake and the savory flavour of fresh shrimp và meat filling. The sauce is a mixture of rich soy sauce và fragrant peanuts, which can please even the most demanding customers. It will usually cost you 10,000 - 20,000 VND/serving.


5. What to cửa hàng for: Traditional souvenirs of Ancient Town Hoi An

Tailor-made Ao Dai

If you are a fashion-enthusiast, Ao dai is a must-buy item. Ao dai Hoi An is an excellent blend of traditional & modern beauty, modest yet sophisticated. The tailoring service will offer you the perfect-fitting garment.

Silk Lantern

Lanterns are also a lovely souvenir option as they have become an iconic symbol of Hoi An Street. From bamboo frames & colorful silk fabrics, the artisans have skillfully created lanterns of all shapes & sizes.

Conical Hat (Nón Lá)

Representing Vietnamese traditional beauty, the conical hat is a small gift with great cultural significance. It portrays the elegance of Vietnamese women as well as the agricultural life of the country.


Tourists normally visit scholars to lớn ask for calligraphy, which is believed to bring goodluck for themselves and their loved ones. Wishes for a happy and peaceful year are embedded in each flexible ink stroke of the writers.

To He

Creating lớn He is a profession with a history of hundreds of years in the ancient town of Hoi An. The small clay “To He” is sculpted into different figures, which are commonly the 12 zodiac animals. Kids will absolutely love this Hoi An Old Town souvenir.


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Hoi An ancient town with its natural landscapes, rivers, beaches, islands, & traditional delicacies are attracting both domestic and international tourists. The cultural interference has made Hoi An a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. A visit to Hoi An will captivate visitors with its extremely rustic and idyllic timeless beauty. So, what are you waiting for? Let"s get this journey started!

Formerly an important trading port in Indochina during the seventeenth và eighteenth centuries, Hoi An now still retains much of its Asian authentic architecture as well as its nostalgia ambiance. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, stand still various constructions of different Asian cultures, among which Japanese Pagoda Bridge và Chinese Phuc Kien Assembly Hall are the most outstanding. Hoi An’s handicrafts and tailor-ship are renowned worldwide. Aside from all of these sightseeing and shopping experience, the rural area surrounding Hoi An is ideal for bicycle, beach & boat-cruise trips.


Hoi An Impression Theme Park

The introduction of newly-opened Hoi An Impression Themed Park has brought a completely splendid experience. Prepare yourself for an eye-popping journey khổng lồ go through the most amusing history session you could only have once in a lifetime.


Hoi An Traditional Art Performance Theatre

Walking around the Old Quarter of Hoi An, tourists are always fascinated by endless reminiscences of a past time when the old town was a major commercial port, a center of cultural interminglement amongst Vietnamese, Chinese & Japanese.


Old House of tan Ky

Located at 101 Nguyen bầu Hoc Street, in the Old Quarter of Hoi An Ancient Town, tung Ky Old house is an almost perfect example of a 18th merchant’s residence in this major commercial port town.


Kim Bong Carpentry Village

If you are interested in learning about local craftsmanship & traditional culture of Hoi An, vì not miss Kim Bong Village.


Tra Que Herb Village

The village is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Hoi An people.

Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Cham Island is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park).

My Son Sanctuary

If Hoi An enchants you by colorful lanterns along downtown streets by night, charming red towers in My Son surely amazes you in the sunset.

Assembly Halls in Hoi An

Hoi An is famous for its historical role as a bustling trading town, hence the construction of many assembly halls for old-day traders to lớn convene & socialize.

Fujian Assembly Hall

One of the five famous Assembly Halls Hoi An, Fukien Assembly Hall was erected around 1690 khổng lồ function as a place for the Chinese ethnic group from Fukien, đài loan trung quốc to socialize & worship.

The Tran Family Chapel

Tran Family Chapel is more than just a family's worshiping house: it is a historical landmark of the world famous Hoi An town.

Japanese Bridge

The Japanese bridge (Chua Cau in Vietnamese) has always been an icon of the tranquil port town of Hoi An. The bridge is known for its graceful curves và the inspiration from Zen spirit.