Hoi An is a city full of historic architecture and cultural charm. The city was built on the Thu Bon river between the 15th and 19th centuries and used to be a successful trading port, which adds to its history as a dynamic and vibrant city.
The culture and identity of Hoi An was heavily influenced by Chinese and Japanese merchants traveling along the trade routes. As a result of this unique history, local museums explore the city's unique cultural upbringing and the city features sites like the Japanese Bridge
and the opulent Tran Family Home. For a change of pace, enjoy some time at the Hoi An Beach
, where upscale beachfront resorts are growing in number and popularity. Hotels in Hoi An are more affordable along Cua Dai and Hai Ba Trung streets.
On nights with a full moon, motorbikes are banned from the city center, electric lights are turned off, and the historic quarter is bathed in the glow of silk lanterns. Because the city’s status as a UNESCO heritage site limits what developers can do, the accommodation in Hoi An historic center takes the form of boutique hotels and cozy inns.
There’s much more to see and learn about Hoi An, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.