Beautiful old city, with great restaurant and pubs. You have to pay for entrance to the old town section of the city, it's around 120 000 VND.
We spend there only 3 days and 2 days was heavy rain :(
Very interesting, historic town with seemingly endless places to eat. The Hoi An specialties are great and are different and tasty in every place we tried.
The Ancient town is great for shopping and soaking in the historic surroundings.
La ciudad antigua es maravillosa,pasear sin rumbo y dejarse atrarer por sus tiendas,puestos de comida,museos etc.
Hay un par de playas estupendas para relajarse al sol y comer un marisco extraordinario!
What a great city, totally third world compared to back in the states, you'll never forget how different the culture there is compared to United States, i'm from Seattle Washington if anyone reading is curious.
Anyway, definitely a place people should stop by for.
My husband and I only stayed for one night, which was much too short. Hoi An had more to offer than I had expected.
The beach was gorgeous and there was much to explore in the ancient town and the surrounding village/paddy fields. We highly recommend renting a motorbike and exploring all around.
The area near the river is interesting with French influence but it is a little bit run down, while at night the area becomes quite vibrant and interesting.
Aside from the beauty of Ancient Town, one of the best things we did while visiting was to rent a scooter to explore the areas off the beaten path.
We drove by the beaches, past the rice paddies, through the rustic neighborhoods, and even onto a small island where we had a leisurely lunch at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the river. At An Bang Beach, we enjoyed the fresh seafood offered at Kathy Chau's restaurant. it was so good we went back twice!
There is a down side to the ancient city....flooded with tourists, in particular groups that clog the narrow streets and ally.
A good getaway is the beach 3k's away for a $3 US cab ride.
We enjoyed the sights and the food (good morning vietnam for italian) not fond of bartering so shopping was limited
Hoi An was great and charming. The foods there were authentic vietnamese, unlike Danang which only served seafood.
We tried Morning Glory which was fantastic. We also tried the cooking class which was an interesting experience (it's more food tasting than cooking though). The shopping was nice with many trinkets to buy. 2 or 3 nights can be recommended in Hoi An.
A charming little city, with a vibrant market, good food, some lovely shops, and excellent tailors, I recommend going to the river at sunset and going out on one of the long wooden boats - you will see plenty of women offering you a ride for a couple of dollars.
Very relaxing and beautiful to see the colorful candles floating on the water.
I find peaceful to walk around the ancient town here. Then I may sit at a café on the bank of Thu Bon river to have sightseeing and enjoy my coffee.
Or I may walk around for food on street here which is cheap and delicious.
One of the best places to sightsee and shop in Vietnam. Very original and well preserved. Everybody is very kind.
..spend some money and leave a tip as people are VERY POOR!
Hoi An is such a beautiful place to visit with a very nice beach and lots of options for dining and drinking in the evening , unfortunately it is spoiled by the large amounts of back packers who want their usual something for nothing .
Quaint old town, well worth seeing, especially the very old buildings. Some of the locals are very interesting to talk to, if you engage them in conversation.
Shopping is good fun, especially the bargaining. Try a cooking class, and certainly taste the local dishes.
for beaches and other sight seeing places one should stay at danang and 2 nights in hoi an aresufficient
I loved Hoi An, I live in Da Nang and it was my first trip outside the city. I love that it's a quick getaway and that I have many options on how I want to spend my time when I get to Hoi An, whether it's walking around, eating in new restaurants or cafes, going to the countryside or the night market!
A great town to visit. This was the first time we stayed at the beach and we loved it and would always do that in future.
Loved Hoi An. We stayed for 6 nights and did not want to leave. We will return again for sure. Not a huge amount to do but more than enough and great place to relax as well.
spend two days, try the street food by the riverside, everything;s good the chicken rice is the best i had, the bbq rolled in rice paper with veggies and herbs at Ba Le well, the Cau Lau, meat in skewers, soft tofu desserts, the vegetarian places by the fields in Tra Que.
..just awesome food
Rent motorbike is best way to explore this city, very cheap and convinient, I did rent in Danang city than come to Hoi An by muself, can avoid many trouble for transportation between.
Beach here also very nice.
The ancient city is a must see, try to go visit at different times of the day and night as there is a very different.
Lot of lovely restaurants with great food and views of the lit up river at night.
Hoi An is good for those who want to experience history of Vietnam and enjoy evening walk or boat along the river.
The people here are so genuinely kind and friendly. They will invite you right into their homes if you need a bathroom or talk to you in their shops even if you don't want to buy anything.
This does not feel like a tourist trap, it feels visitng old friends.
Most people focus on the old town, but there is far more to Hoi An than just the ancient houses (which are beautiful) and the shops and tailors.
Visitors should hire bikes or motorbikes and wander further afield. Prices are rising, and the shopping does not offer cheap bargains anymore, but it's still worth taking an empty suitcase and picking up handmade clothes and art. Also take your camera, the area is full of photogenics.
Hoi has so much on offer great selection of dining plus numerous cookery classes on offer Shopping is incredible with great array off goods not just your usual tourist junk Plenty of options when weather turns bad as it did for us, so that it doesn't hinder your stay
Great place to people watch very popular with tourists from Korea and China, also locals still buy and sell from the market in the old town that made it more interesting to me The river running through it is very much the lifeblood of the city.
People fall in love with Hoi An and if you visit maybe you will as well. A must visit if you are in Vietnam! If you have time consider the motorcycle tour to Hai Van pass and possibly a day trip to Hue to see the Citadel as well.
Hoi An Acidnt Town is just brilliant. During the day you can see the history from its journey as an Acidnt trading port with Japanese features as well as the French influence.
The history goes back many years and is celebrated and cherished in the little town. At night the town is alight with thousands of handmade lanterns which give the town a magical look and feel. The night hawkers come out to play and the many great restaurants come alive with the cool of the night. Anyone who is thinking of visiting Vientnam real should consider a couple of days at least in the Hoi An area
It's great to stay here as well as danang. Enjoy the lanterns each night, and such. A great idea to block off the traffic to allow people to enjoy exploring the city by night.
Beautiful historical city, however, very busy and hectic. If you don't mind crowds you will love it.