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Hoi An is a little paradise for every traveler. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, delicious food, history, unique shopping, and much, much more. This three-day guide will try to cover all the best things to do in Hoi An, but be prepared - many tourists fall in love with the place, and either want to extend their trip here, or immediately start making plans to come back again soon!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

16 Places

5 City Tips

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16 Places

Day 1

Hoi An Ancient Town

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Japanese Covered Bridge

Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Old House of Phun Hung

Historic Sites

Aobaba Tailor

Gift & Speciality Shops

Central Market

Flea & Street Markets

Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

Historic Sites

Nu Eatery

Restaurants

Museum of Folklore

History Museums

Gourmet Corner Hoi An

Restaurants

Guitar Hawaii Hoi An Live Music Bar

Bars & Clubs

Day 2

An Bang Beach

Beaches

An Bang Beach Village Restaurant

Restaurants

Thuan Tinh Island

Islands

Day 3

Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen

Restaurants

Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Islands

Tra Que Vegetable Village

Scenic Walking Areas, Farms, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Thuy P's City Tips

  • You have to pay a small fee to get into Hoi An Old Town. However if you plan on staying for longer (more than three days) you can reuse the ticket.
  • Must-dos in Hoi An: getting fitted for tailor-made clothes, taking a cooking course, and enjoying a beach visit.
  • Try to visit Hoi An on th 14th of the lunar month when the whole town is lit up by lanterns.
  • The best time to visit Hoi An is from January to July. The rainy season is from August to December.
  • It is easy to and around Hoi An by taxi, motorbike and even bicycle.
    Day 1
  • Hoi An Ancient Town
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Thuy P Says:

    This cute little town is heaven for photographers, and a relaxing spot for everyone to explore. There is also a food market that will excite any foodie. You will be surprised to see how well the ancient town blends in with the modern Vietnamese lifestyle.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take at least a day to just wander around the Old Town, visiting its different places of interest including tourist sites, shops, bars, and pubs.
    • Hoi An people are very friendly. Most people at shops, bars and pubs speak English.
    • It is very easy to get here by taxi, bicycle or motorbike.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to visit as you would expect 26/04/2019
    • Pretty BUT very busy 26/04/2019
    • Hoi An Ancient Town
    Other:
  • Japanese Covered Bridge
    Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Thuy P Says:

    This is one of the most popular parts of the Old Town which you shouldn't miss. You don't have to spend a long time here, however, it is nice to stop and take a picture and read about the bridge's history.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try to visit the bridge either early morning or late evening to avoid the crowds.
    • My favorite photo is the bridge in the evening lit up by lanterns.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    • Beautiful Bridge 26/04/2019
    • Ok Japanese bridge 23/04/2019
    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    Address:
    Tran Phu Street
    At the West end of Tran Phu St.
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
  • The Old House of Phun Hung
    Historic Sites
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    Thuy P Says:

    The Old House of Phung Hung is a typical commercial, 18th-century Vietnamese house. Yet the architecture of this 300 year-old house is unique, complete with a beautiful little indoor courtyard, and dark wooden interior with intricate carvings. A great place to learn about local culture and values.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The souvenirs sold in the house are rather expensive.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    • A glimpse of the past 07/03/2019
    • Small, unimpressive house with an equally dull 5 minute tour 07/03/2019
    • The Old House of Phun Hung
    Address:
    4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Other:
  • Aobaba Tailor
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Thuy P Says:

    Treat yourself to new, beautiful, tailor-made clothes using Aobaba's fast service. I love the feeling of being served like a queen, choosing the fabric I like, having it designed just for me, and being able to wear it in a matter of 24 hours. The service is the best, and you can not get clothes like this for a similar price anywhere else in Hoi An.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are a lot of tailor shops like this in Hoi An, and in general they offer a good service.
    • You do not have to give a tip as the price covers everything.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #96 of 468 Shopping in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Super 15/04/2019
    • Great dressmaker if you want something high quality for a special occasion! 29/03/2019
    • Aobaba Tailor
    Address:
    148 Tran phu St
    Hoi An 563800
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 510 3920 666
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Central Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Thuy P Says:

    If you want to experience real local life and real local food, then it is worth visiting the central market. Buy delicious fruits and seafood from here or just stop by one of many food stalls to sample the local produce.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The market can smell distinctly of seafood and be quite crowded but it is still an interesting experience.
    • The market sells lovely local souvenirs; do not hesitate to bargain, you will get a good deal.
    • The Central Market is an ideal stop for a quick snack during the day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    • Bustling part of town 11/04/2019
    • Another market 10/04/2019
    • Central Market
    Address:
    Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 90 556 00 41
    Other:
  • Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
    Historic Sites
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    Thuy P Says:

    A beautiful pagoda with an interesting history, Phuc Kien is a great work of architecture. Apparently, the temple is dedicated to the goddess of the sea and the protector of the sailors. I love walking around the temple, alone with my thoughts, it's a very relaxing and peaceful experience.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • I love visiting the temple in the early morning when it is quiet and not too busy.
    • Get a local tour guide to tell you about the history and architecture of the temple, it will make you appreciate your visit even more.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dedicated to Goddess of the Sea; Offerings and Plants are the Real Draw 24/04/2019
    • Beautiful China Pagoda in Hoian 09/04/2019
    • Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)
    Address:
    46 Tran Phu St
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    09089256816
    Other:
  • Nu Eatery
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese, Contemporary, Fusion)
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    Thuy P Says:

    A little cozy place that serves the best Vietnamese food in town. The service at Nu is excellent, the food tastes delicious, and it is very cheap too. Although the menu is quite short, you will be surprised at how great all of the dishes are.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It is better to book a table in advance as it is a rather small restaurant and very popular.
    • The restaurant is on a small lane, it is quite hard to find but worth it.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 951 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best food in Hoi An 26/04/2019
    • So much flavor in a small plate 26/04/2019
    • Nu Eatery
    Address:
    10A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 92 519 01 90
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$6
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Museum of Folklore
    History Museums
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    Thuy P Says:

    It is not surprising that this museum is known as the museum of folklore. Every display, from a small tool to a dress, has a lovely story behind it. I love to see how the silk is produced because it reminds me of my grandmother who used to be a silk farmer. The museum successfully reflects the traditional life of local people.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you love art, you will love this museum.
    • You can buy artworks from here as souvenirs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    • Insight into fishing, silkweaving and other local crafts 17/04/2019
    • OK to visit as one of 5 free sights included in city ticket. 12/03/2019
    • Museum of Folklore
    Address:
    33, Nguyen Thai Hoc
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 510 3910 948
    Other:
  • Gourmet Corner Hoi An
    Restaurants (International, Fusion)
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    Thuy P Says:

    If you are looking for fine dining, Gourmet Corner has a great atmosphere and good food. I love sitting in the tropical garden where the tables are lit with candles. Here you can relax and have a bit of a break from the bustle of Hoi An.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The menu ranges from western to Vietnamese dishes.
    • This is one of my favorite places for dinner, but the breakfast is delicious too.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Food & Service was great! 15/09/2016
    • Best meal in Vietnam 29/03/2016
    • Gourmet Corner Hoi An
    Address:
    132 Hung Vuong street
    Minh An hoi an
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 510 3915 915
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$28
    Hours:
    Thu
    11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Fri
    6:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Sat - Wed
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Other:
  • Guitar Hawaii Hoi An Live Music Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    Thuy P Says:

    I love the atmosphere of this bar where you can experience talented musicians who play a variety of different musical styles. It is an ideal place to relax after a day of strolling around Hoi An.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The drink prices are a bit more expensive than at other places, but as entry is free, it's still a good deal.
    • If you feel a song coming on, grab the microphone and sing to your heart's content. The friendly staff will encourage you to participate.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 18 Nightlife in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Bar to drink in Hoian 06/04/2019
    • Lovely evening with lovely Jazz music 13/01/2019
    • Guitar Hawaii Hoi An Live Music Bar
    Address:
    80 Luong Nhu Bich Street
    Cam Nam Ward
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 93 572 07 99
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • An Bang Beach
    Beaches
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    Thuy P Says:

    A nice sandy beach, calm clear sea, and not too crowded - I love to be lazy and just sit here in one of the private huts looking over the beautiful sea with a delicious drink in hand.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I love to go to the beach either early morning or late afternoon.
    • Vendors (most of them local people) are very friendly. If you just refuse politely they will leave you in peace.
    • You can hire a bike to get to this beach.
    • The calm water is perfect for swimming.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful sea and beach but a shame about all the tourists 26/04/2019
    • Beautiful beach time 25/04/2019
    • An Bang Beach
  • An Bang Beach Village Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese)
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    Thuy P Says:

    Stop for lunch at one of the best restaurants on An Bang beach, which not only offers the tastiest Vietnamese food, but also hosts interesting cooking courses.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • My must-try food suggestion is the BBQ seafood and fish in banana leaves.
    • Cocktails here are great too, definitely worth trying.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #85 of 951 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow 14/04/2019
    • AMAZING! 10/04/2019
    • An Bang Beach Village Restaurant
    Address:
    Group 6, An Bang, Cam An
    Taxi to An Bang pharmacy, turn right into lane way towards beach. Look for sign on left for An Bang BEACH VILLAGE. Follow sign.
    Hoi An 563800
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 90 354 26 13
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Thuan Tinh Island
    Islands
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    Thuy P Says:

    Take a cooking tour that will give you a great experience of real Vietnamese food. From going to the market and buying ingredients, to the boat trip up the river, to learning how to cook Vietnamese food, everything is organized perfectly by the helpful and friendly staff.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The tour is a half-day activity.
    • If you like photography, be prepared; you will love all the scenery around you.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Variety 22/04/2019
    • Excellent experience 12/04/2019
    • Thuan Tinh Island
    Address:
    Cam Thanh Village
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 97 499 89 68
  • Day 3
  • Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen
    Restaurants (Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese)
    See more photos
    Thuy P Says:

    This is one of the best places for 'banh mi' (small baguettes with different fillings) in Hoi An. I could eat Madam Khanh's banh mi for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never get tired of it! Buy some and prepare a picnic out of town.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • It is difficult to find this place but you can ask the locals who will be more than happy to help you.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 951 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Recommending this place for a Banh my!! 26/04/2019
    • My new favorite thing. 26/04/2019
    • Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen
    Address:
    115 Tran Cao Van Street
    Hoi An 065
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 90 540 48 16
    Other:
  • Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
    Islands
    See more photos
    Thuy P Says:

    Fancy getting out of the bustle of Hoi An and going to a beach paradise? Cham Island is my favorite beach spot in Hoi An. Here you can relax in peace on a long, white sandy beach, swim or dive in clear, clean water, and see beautiful corals.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Snorkeling is highly popular here as the water is clear and there are plenty of fish and beautiful corals to explore.
    • The best way to get to the island is by speedboat.
    • There are not many restaurant choices on Cham Island, so if you are bored with seafood, bring some snacks.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    • Beautiful Island - would be worth actually staying there 05/04/2019
    • Half day trip. 26/03/2019
    • Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
    Address:
    Cham Island Harbour
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Tra Que Vegetable Village
    Scenic Walking Areas, Farms, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Thuy P Says:

    Tra Que Vegetable Village is a great place for a family day out. There are activities here to keep everyone entertained, from exploring how to grow vegetables like a farmer, to learning how to cook Vietnamese food. The village also offers picturesque scenery with rice fields, a river, and herb gardens.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You should stop at the rice fields and talk to the farmers. They are very friendly and helpful, and happy to stop and show you what they are doing.
    • The best way to travel to the village is by bicycle as it is not far from Hoi An town.
    • It's great fun to take a cooking class here, where you will learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese food and then eat it!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 85 things to do in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Book ahead 25/04/2019
    • Kumquat Restaurant! 17/04/2019
    • Tra Que Vegetable Village
    Address:
    Cam Ha Commune
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
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