Hoi An

Travel Guide
Hoi An Ancient Town showing night scenes, boating and a bay or harbour

Discover traditional Vietnam in Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture, colourful markets and vibrant fishing communities.

Hoi An offers an authentic taste of Vietnam as it once was. Situated 900 kilometres (560 miles) south of Hanoi, it’s considerably less westernised than the rest of the country, although still a popular tourist destination.

One of the city’s most popular attractions is Hoi An Ancient Town. This is a well-preserved historical trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Watch fish traders as they work from their boats on the dock or walk along the narrow alleys lined with rickety buildings. Japanese Bridge is one of the Ancient Town highlights. It stands as a symbol of Hoi An’s multicultural background, and a reminder of the skilled craftspeople who have lived here.

There is also considerable Chinese influence in Hoi An, most notably seen in the Quan Cong Temple. This elaborate shrine is dedicated to a great military general. Gilt statues, incandescent tiles and plumes of incense make it a particularly atmospheric place to visit. Wander down to the old docks and Hoi An Central Market for the sights, sounds and smells of a genuine Vietnamese market.

The centre of Hoi An is small and easy to get around. Walking is a good option, although some prefer to use push bikes. These are cheap to rent and are convenient when traveling out to the countryside and coastline.

A popular excursion from Hoi An is to Cua Dai Beach. This picturesque stretch of beach has palms, golden sand and good options for dining. Take the short boat trip from Cua Dai Beach to explore the Cham Islands, a territory of protected forests and marine life.

Hoi An has a tropical climate. The temperature is pleasant enough throughout the year, reaching highs of around 35 C (95 F) in the summer. September through January is monsoon season and October and November are usually extremely wet.

Where to stay in Hoi An

Mulberry Collection Silk Eco
Mulberry Collection Silk Eco
4 out of 5
30 Dao Duy Tu St., Hoi An
The price is AU$57 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (324 reviews)
"Incredible 5 star hospitality and stay in Hoi An. The staff at Atlas are incredible."

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Mulberry Collection Silk Eco
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
47 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Cam Pho ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam, 560000
The price is AU$89 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"Staff."

Reviewed on 10 Apr. 2022

Ann Retreat Resort & Spa
Little Riverside. A Luxury Hotel & Spa
Little Riverside. A Luxury Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
09 Phan Boi Chau, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is AU$137 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (172 reviews)
"Excellent location. Highly recommend this boutique hotel. Riverside view room fabulous. Great breakfast, pool area. Staff went out of their way for is to have lovely romantic dinner poolside! Thank you Jen and staff."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Little Riverside. A Luxury Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Vinci Villa Hoi An
Vinci Villa Hoi An
3 out of 5
52/12 Thai Phien, Hoi An, 560000
The price is AU$35 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly villa in Hoi An. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (50 reviews)
"Highly recommended"

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

Vinci Villa Hoi An
A hidden oasis villa along a narrow path 50 paces from white sand beach.
A hidden oasis villa along a narrow path 50 paces from white sand beach.
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Stay at this villa in Hoi An. Enjoy free breakfast, WiFi and a garden. Popular attractions Hoi An Ancient Town and An Bang Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
A hidden oasis villa along a narrow path 50 paces from white sand beach.
Palm Cove Vietnam Villa-beachfront pool river view and jacuzzi
Palm Cove Vietnam Villa-beachfront pool river view and jacuzzi
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Stay at this holiday home in Hoi An. Enjoy private pools, WiFi and a hot tub. Popular attractions Hoi An Ancient Town and An Bang Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
Palm Cove Vietnam Villa-beachfront pool river view and jacuzzi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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