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Ranked #1 of 142 things to do in Hoi An
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one seaside border (East), it used to be one of the major trading centers in Southeast Asia during the 16th century due to the early western trader occupying period.
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Tourists are required to purchase a ticket 120,000 VND (approx 5 USD) to visit the world-heritage listed sites. Best to travel with a local guide and we would recommend using one from Hoi An Express. Our guide, Dong, navigated us through the city thereby avoiding the masses. Plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and mini supermarkets. Note to those of Oriental descent, you may be mistaken as a Vietnamese which is a bonus when it comes to bartering however unpleasant when it comes to being serviced and waited at restaurants and bars.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We have loved our visit to Hoi An. It is quirky, hot, loud, bustling & completely unforgettable. We've been treated with genuine kindness & would recommend this place to anyone. Wonderful, amazing, funny & great fun.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

My wife and I spent 4 days in Hoi An and enjoyed every minute of it. If you like to shop here's just as good as anywhere in Vietnam and its a lot easier to walk around without the risk of being hit by a moped rider (well less risk than Saigon or Hanoi). The night life is great with all the coloured lanterns and street food and we walked around most nights and felt safe, even very late when things got quiet. During the day it does get very busy but it has quiet parts across the river to sit and have a beer (or two) and watch the passing crowds. Make sure you visit the silk art shop in the centre of town (forget its actual name) the work they do there is astonishing and a walk around upstairs on how they get the silk is free and very educational. We both had things made (clothes and shoes) but it was more for the experience rather than price or design. Its just nice to tall people you had a leather jacket handmade in 24 hours in Hoi An. Great memories and must visit location.

Thank Glyn J
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Lots of shops or street vendors to find souvenirs or tailor-made garments. Look for restaurants with upper balconies so the breezes find you while you eat or drink. Incredible views at night with lanterns lighting the sky.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 days 1 night in Hoi An and got to see the ancient town at night with the lanterns as well as during the day. Very enjoyable and highly recommend.

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