Hoi An Attractions

What To See In Hoi An

Let’s face it – Hoi An, with its beautifully restored houses, shops and public buildings, is one huge attraction in itself but there are certain sights that should be highlighted and underscored for the visitor.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hoi An was once the major Vietnamese trading centre for silk, porcelain, pepper, cinnamon and medicinal plants.

When the Thu Bon river eventually filled with silt, trading moved further north to Danang.

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Hoi An Central Market

Sharpen your bargaining skills and head south east to Hoi An Central Market, one of Vietnam’s best, offering an unmissable shopping experience. Rich in smells and the vibrant colours.
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Hoi An Riverside

From the16th to the 18th centuries, Hoi An attracted international traders because of its location on the banks of Thu Bon River, conveniently flowing into the East China Sea. The merchants chose to stop
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Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam’s most iconic attractions, Hoi An’s Japanese covered bridge dates back to the 18th century and is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture
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Museum of Trade Ceramics

Museum of Trade Ceramics is a beautifully restored timber house. Stepping inside you’ll discover a vast selection of Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese ceramics found during archaeological digs in the
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Fujian Assembly Hall

The photogenic Fujian (Phuc Kien) assembly hall was created as a place in which residents from Fujian in China could meet up and socialise whilst living or visiting Hoi An.
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Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai is one of just five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering an unrivalled seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An
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Hoi An UNESCO SITE

My Son Sanctuary

My Son Hindu Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great sample of the ancient Champa civilization located in the southern part of Vietnam. The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature many beautiful
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Hoi An Old Town

Once a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, the seaside town Hoi An is basically a living museum featuring a unique mixture of East and West in the form of its old-town
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Most Popular Activities

Biking & Cycling

Biking is a must in Hoi An regardless of your level of fitness. Leave the city behind to explore 12th century pagodas, remote country villages, war memorials and rice fields.
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Hoi An Cooking Schools

Hoi An is a great place to learn how to cook real Vietnamese cuisine. Plenty of restaurants offer their own cooking classes where you get the chance to learn directly from the professionals.
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Hoi An Golf Courses

Vietnam is a great place to play golf with championship courses located in most major locations. Hoi An is no exception and offers two outstanding courses with equipment rental available.
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Hoi An Spas

Many of the hotels and resorts in Hoi An offer spa treatments, but you might discover better pampering at a significantly lower price at one of the local day spas.
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Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

Scuba diving and snorkelling are superb off the cost of Hoi An with hundreds of different varieties of coral and tropical fish thriving in the warm tropical waters.
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Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Classes

Thuan Tinh is well-known as offering one of Vietnam’s most distinctive cooking class experiences. Thuan Tinh is an eco-friendly island rich in tropical foliage making it a beautiful place to cook, relax and then
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