Hoi An Tourist AttractionsHoi An is a small coastal city in the center of Vietnam, 800km away from Hanoi and 30km away from Da Nang city to the south. Hoi An is absolute a “must see” for any one travel to Vietnam, whether you start your trip from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.

The charming old town of Hoi An with its lovely wooden shop-homes has had its ups and downs from its rise during the 16th century to a thriving commercial center during the 17th century and the 18th century to its decline in the 19th century.

Hoi An’s architecture features a perfect blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese styles. Even westerners will find something familiar while wandering around its historical streets that western traders passed since the 15th century.

In 1999, Hoi An was officially recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage. Since then, more and more domestic and foreign tourists visit Hoi An, Hoi An has gradually become one of the most attractive destinations not only in Vietnam and Asia, but also in the world. Contact us for Tour in Hoi An.

 Best time to visit Hoi An – Hoi An Tourist Attractions

Weather in Hoi An is quite pleasant, so you can go to Hoi An at any time of the year. However, we recommend to visit Hoi An from February to July, which offers best weather for travel Hoi An.

From October to December: If you want to experience a boat ride in Ho An ancient town, come here at this time. Because this is the beginning of the rainy season in Hoi An and the old town is submerged in water, so people have to travel by boat.

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Hoi An at a full moon night

Especially, if you want to observe the real atmosphere of the old town, you choose the day on the 12th or 13th lunar month to be able to visit Hoi An on the full moon. This day, the households will turn off all electricity and light lanterns, extremely beautiful and magical atmosphere.

Temporarily divide Hoi An into two sightseeing areas: Hoi An ancient town and adjacent areas of Hoi An ancient town.

Hoi An Tourist Attractions inside the Ancient town area: 

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Pagoda Bridge

Pagoda Bridge – a pearl in the heart of Hoi An. Pagoda Bridge is a place that no tourists can ignore when visit to Hoi An, or must say that if not to visit the Bridge is not to visit Hoi An. The bridge is covered with a unique roof with decorative details reflecting the harmonious combination between Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Western architectural styles.

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall – according to legend, the precursors of the Assembly Hall is a small shrine worshiping Thien Hau Thanh Mau (god bless the merchant overcome the ocean wind) was picked up at the coast of the Hoi An in 1697. After many restorations, the house became more brilliant, spacious contributing to adorn the appearance of architecture Hoi An ancient town attracts large number of visitors to Hoi An.

Trieu Chau Assembly Hall

Trieu Chau Assembly Hall –  was built in 1845 as a place for Trieu Chau people (original from China) to live and work in Hoi An. The Hall worship the gods who helps them to overcome the ocean storms, to be success in trading, and to be safe in travelling. The Trieu Chau Hall has very sophisticated architecture and high artistic value.

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Quang Dong Assembly Hall

Quang Dong Assembly Hall – was built by the Chinese oversea from Quang Dong province, China in 1885. An architectural work made mainly of wood and stone. Every year on 24th of June lunar calendar there is a very popular festival attracting many participants.

Tan Ky Ancient House

Tan Ky House  – was built nearly 200 years ago, where the Le family lived for 7 generations. The house is mainly made of wood and is crafted by the most skillful craftsmen in Kim Bong carpentry village of Hoi An. Tan Ky House has the typical architectural style of Hoi An town house with furniture divided into many rooms, each with its own function. The front of the house is the place to open the shop, the back side of the river to serve as a place to import goods.


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Hoi An Market

Hoi An Market – This is a place to attract a lot of visitors to visit and shop, almost all items of Hoi An from local foods to handicraft products are easily found in the market. In addition to sightseeing, visitors will experience the daily life of indigenous people that may be to learn more about the culture of Hoi An.

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Handicraft Villages

Hoi An does not offer famous tourist attractions only but also handicraft villages with many types of handicrafts such as weaving mats, weaving fabrics, pottery, lacquer … Visit the workshop visitors can witness the skillful hands of artisans create fine art products. There is possibility to take part a few stages in the production process.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village (from 17th – 20th Century), Bay Mau coconut forest (3.5km – a good place for bird watching, acting like fisherman), Tra Que Vegetable Village (1,2km), Kim Bong Carpentry Village, Phuoc Kieu Bronze Casting Village, My Son Holy Land (55km, tour), Cu Lao Cham – scuba diving, island hopping. An Bang beach, one of the 50 most beautiful beaches on the planet. Cua Dai beach, one of the most beautiful and romantic beach in Vietnam.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

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Kim Bong carpentry village

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Phuoc Kieu Bronze Casting Village

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Tra Que Vegetable Village

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My Son Holy Land, 55km away from Hoi An

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Scuba diving in Cu Lao Cham

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An Bang Beach

Above is the list of Hoi An Tourist Attractions recommended by Hanoi Tours Expert. Hoi An is definitely a destination in travelling Vietnam. Once you travel to Vietnam you must list Hoi An is one of the attractions in Center of Vietnam that you can not miss.

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