A four km from the town a remaining stretches of beach that remains, also the best sea foods area in Hoi An, if tanning and beach lounging are your thing, for the price of a bottle of water you can hire a sun lounger for the dayLike all good beach bars and restaurants should, they stay open as long as there are customer,more
After an evening stroll through the old town its fairly likely that you’ll see everywhere with the iconic lights the Hoi An silk lanterns And it's available in shapes and sizes, fabrics and colours, and then of course there are dozens of artisans lining up to hand paint also in different price, haggling is also available hereHow bigger your Lantern...more
Getting out of the touristy old quarter and into Hoi An's picturesque countryside is a must one of the best ways to do this is by hiring a boat to take you on a cruise of the Thu Bon riverYou could do this the posh way by jumping aboard one of many tourist boats, but we recommend hopping in one of the small sampans rowed by elderly locals don't...more
This bridge is 18 meters long, 3 meters wide, and has 7 compartments sheltering an altar in the middle, the bridge is also used as a place of worship the pagoda is said to protect the bridge and the inhabitants against monsters and to grant peace for the town The bridge boasts a distinctive architecture, typical of tropical Asian countries built on...more
We flown from Ho Chi Minh to Danang, but we escape Danang and goes straight to Hoi An it only 30 minute with a taxi we know there's no much around here exceptional for chic resorts is in the areaThere's more to Da Nang than just the beach, though, Da Nang boasts the excellent Cham Museum, which is a great primer for a visit to My Son further to the...more
The Marble consist of five isolated lie the mountains these rising up rock masses is made accessible one, upon arrival at the foot of the mountain we have to climb up the stair in a very hot dayThe tour starts from a moment we steep it is necessary to take a breakAt the end of the stairs we come to a real gateway behind it are some...more
One of the most popular half-day trips from Hoi An is a visit to the Cham ruins of My Son, approximately 35 kilometres from the old townNow, the hype surrounding the UNESCO-protected Champa temple complex built in the years between the fourth to 14th century, generally makes for a rather disappointing trip if you do it the standard way This means a...more
Chua Cau (translated as Japanese Bridge) is a covered pedestrian bridge in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An which is part of the historical center, a World Heritage Site. This bridge is painted pink and made of wood. Especially in winter, this bridge is under water. He is part of the Tran Phu street and runs over the Thu Bon River.more
This tour was recommended to us by fellow travellers when we were in Ha Long Bay. I booked the two hour "Herb Village" but there is a variety of tours available - half day, overnight homestay. The company is run by Pascal, ex pat French, and his Vietnamese wife, Thu. I set off down to their office on one of our hotel bikes, crossed the bridge to...more
I recently went on a bike tour with heaven and earth tours. It was not a touristy set up and was a wonderful way to see the authentic countryside. I did the morning tour and was travelling with a nice group of six. we started with a short ride through the streets of Hoi An (a cyclist's paradise) before taking a short ferry ride to nearby traffic...more
Also known as the Fujian Chinese Congregation Assembly Hall, this temple complex was begun in the 18th century to commemorate six families that fled China during the chaos accompanying the Manchu (Ching Dynasty) overthrow of the Ming. Its original purpose was a meeting place for the Fujian Chinese; additions were made and the complex was converted...more
The Tan Ky house was built four centuries ago, according to a local I met, by a Japanese merchant who was stranded when the Tokugawa shogun closed Japan, forbidding Japanese to leave their country and Japanese abroad to return.It's an interesting story and accounts for the unusual construction: a Japanse-style ground floor, a Chinese-like first...more
Streets was set up to give street kids a leg up...a bit more expensive (if thats the right word) than other local eateries but every dong well worth it, not only for what they are achieving but the standard and quality of food service was fantastic, a must on any visit to Hoi An Pork Spareribs, these were outstandingmore
The Cargo Club was very crowded during Tet and is, apparently, throughout the tourist season and beyond. It serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, snacks all day, and dinner to a (for Hoi An) late supper.Exquisite pastries are available, on the ground floor, for eating in or take out. The small sidewalk cafe is an especially popular spot for tea,...more
The day after Tet I was walking around Hoi An. I decided to sit down for a moment on the steps of YALY, an upscale shop that was closed for the holiday.
Four young girls were already sitting a couple of meters away.
Shortly one of them approached me, handed me her camera, and asked me to take a picture of the group.
Soon one of the four came over and asked me to pose for a picture with her. Then the other three did the same.
I could not resist asking for reciprocation. These are the four youngsters.
My guess is that the girls are not locals. Hoi An residents are accustomed to seeing Westerners. The girls must have been visiting Hoi An from some place where European types are not often seen.
The girls' faces display an interesting range of reactions to having their picture taken by a westerner.
Hoi -An is the nicest town in Vietnam we've been, less populated and small enough to get around with a bikeRenting a bike and go around is the easiest way to explore this little town while the city center is car free its easy for the bikers For 30.00 Dong you have a bike for the whole day My fondest memory of the town when we drove the bike...more
This is Hoi An's post Office info (sent to me via Email) :Hoi An's Post Office: Email: email@example.comPHONE: 3862888/3861635It takes 3-4 months, and by Air 3-4 weeksThe prices for Air Mail:The prices do Not include: 10% Vat + insurence:10$ + custom fee:3$AUSTRALIA First 500gr 12.36 Add. 500gr 4.06AUSTRIA First 500gr 16.10 Add. 500gr...more