Hoi An Travel Guide

Hoi An Travel Guide

Once an important trading port in Southeast Asia from the 15th to the 19th century, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An remains a quaint place that has changed little over the course of time.

This beautiful ancient town attracts visitors from all over the world for a good reason: there's so much to see and do. Wander through the warren-like lanes of the town; explore the Japanese Bridge, Chinese temples, and colonial houses left by the Dutch and the French to get an insight into the town's mixed heritage; sign up for a fun cooking class to uncover the secret to making delicious local dishes; order a quality custom-made suit at one of the tailor shops; witness the Cham ruins at My Son, which is within easy reach out of town – the list of amazing experiences in Hoi An is simply endless.

For a tailor-made trip to Hoi An or a well-planned Vietnam tour with this ancient city, feel free to send your inquiry to one of our Indochina travel consultants who will work with you to craft a trip plan that fully matches your interests and budget.

Top Attractions in Hoi An

Hoi An Attractions Overview

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An Ancient Town is a must-go place in Vietnam. This one-time Southeast Asian trading port is a well-preserved example of traditional Asian buildings that display the fusion of cultures over time. In addition to these, local activities such as an Eco Tour of sightseeing, pottery making, and a cooking class of signature dishes, will be a wonderful discovery of cultural influences from East and Southeast Asia.

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  • Japanese Bridge

    With elegant curves and elaborate decorations, the Japanese Bridge was built by Japanese craftsmen in the early 17th century. The bridge connecting two major streets of old Hoi An acted as a symbolic gesture of peace between the Japanese community and the Chinese quarter in the past. And now it's surrounded by art galleries and cafes.

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  • Thanh Ha Pottery Village

    The 15th-century village is renowned for pottery. Potters of Thanh Ha will friendly invite you to watch them make the potteries or even make one by yourself. The techniques they use are unique and the durability of their products is ranked top in Vietnam.

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  • My Son

    Once the spiritual heart of the Champa Kingdom in the 4th century, My Son was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The My Son temples survived centuries of time and territorial wars by a miracle, which were built of bricks without the aid of mortar. Visiting the Champa Museum nearby can help you understand the stories behind the site and artifacts better.

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  • Cooking Class

    During this fun cooking class with a professional local foodie, you can learn more about Vietnamese culture. Before the class, the food master will drive you to a Hoi An's fresh produce market for selecting ingredients that you'll cook with and teach you traditional farming methods.

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