Things to do in Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An is a famed old port town in the Central Region of Vietnam, 30km southeast of Da Nang City. For long Hoi An has been an extremely popular tourist attraction and the visitors would stay in the Old Town for several days. The list below helps you with what to see and things to do in Hoi An.

 - Visiting Hoi An Old Town: walking on narrow streets once crowded with merchants and goods from around the World, visiting old merchant houses, the Japanese Pagoda,...to name a few. You can complete your visit of the Old Town in half a day but most will find themselves exploring it several days… It is so relaxing a quaint atmosphere.The Old Town of Hoi An, Vietnam

- Cycling to villages outside of the Old Town: There are the herbal village of Tra Quy, Ceramic Village of Thanh Ha and Carpentry Village of Tra Bong,… which should take you a couple of days to complete. Just do it slowly and you’ll enjoy more.

- Find your way to the beach of Hoi An, 5km from the Old Town: the strip of sandy beaches offers complete relaxation for several days! There are several beach hotels and resorts from mid range to luxury along the beach and the coastline.

- Have a day trip to the Cu Lao Cham Island: It is a secluded paradise with pristine beaches, clear water sea and amazing local life.

- Have a boat trip on the Thu Bon River at sunset: This offers romantic moments at the end of a day that you can behold the local life and the scenery just so peaceful. Do not forget chilled drinks on board.

- Shopping in the Old Town of Hoi An: It’s tempting to have your clothes made in the Old Town with so good designs and prices! You’ll shop till drop for sure!

- Learning to cook local cuisine: There are cooking schools that you learn to cook for half a day or a full day. Many cooking classes include a boat trip to the market to get cooking materials. You’ll dine your own cooked food at the end.

- Taking a day trip out to explore nearby tourist attractions: My Son Cham Ruins, Da Nang, Hai Van Pass, Hue Imperial Citadel, Bach Ma National Park… All can be day-tripped from Hoi An. Paradissa, a Vietnam tour operator, offers plenty of day trips from Hoi An and other base cities throughout the country.