Hoi An Travel Guide

  • Especialty from here is the Lantern
    Especialty from here is the Lantern
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    Bridge during night
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Hoi An Things to Do

  • Beach in Hoi An

    We rent a bike for a day, and discover Hoi-An especially outside where the local people lives. It's the best thing to do while you are in this town "renting bike" outside the town of Hoi-An you'll see where the fishing area.You also seen how the people do with their daily life, this a very small town, as we already travel from bigger towns and...

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  • Lanterns

    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...

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  • Thu Bon River in Hoi An

    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...

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  • The Hoi An Japanese Bridge

    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...

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  • Danang

    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...

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  • The marble Mountain

    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...

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  • Half day tour to My Son

    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...

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  • Japanese bridge

    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.

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  • Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tours

    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...

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  • Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tours

    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...

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  • Walking Around

    Hoi An is -- as are Ouro Preto, Firenze, Takayama, and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- a wonderful place just to walk around, admire the architecture and the ambience, and pop into buildings that interest you.

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  • Chaozhou Chinese Assembly Hall

    Another of the beautiful Chinese congregation halls, this one was begun in 1776, a year in which Vietnamese independence was ending just as American independence was beginning.

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  • Quan Cong Temple

    Two of the most beautiful temples in Hoi An are dedicated to Quan Cong, a Chinese god and/or a Nguyen Dynasty nobleman. This is the more elaborate of the two.

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  • Phuoc Kien Temple

    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...

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  • Tan Ky House

    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...

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Hoi An Restaurants

  • Best Cau lau

    Hoi An is famous for its unique dish called cau lau. It is considered a MUST taste food in this little town. I've had bowls of cau lau in several restos while in Hoi An but the best bowl i had was the one in the Public market.

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  • Dont Miss this Place

    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 outstanding

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  • The Hot 'In' Spot

    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,...

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Hoi An Off The Beaten Path

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    Girls at Hoi An

    by NedHopkins Updated Apr 3, 2006

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    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.

    I did.

    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.

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Hoi An Favorites

  • Rent a bike to get around Hoi-An

    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...

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  • Hoi An's Post office

    This is Hoi An's post Office info (sent to me via Email) :Hoi An's Post Office: Email: hoianpost@gmail.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...

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