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Hoi An
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Hoi An

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
5 out of 5
Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Duong Ward, Dien Ban, Quang Nam
The price is AU$543 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Nestled on the beach, this Dien Ban hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ha My Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from An Bang Beach. Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (294 reviews)

"Staff were so kind and pool areas amazing. We really enjoyed the serene atmosphere"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
134 Hung Vuong, Thanh Ha, Hoi An
The price is AU$102 per night from 20 Mar. to 21 Mar.

Situated in Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Night Market and Chua Cau are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (607 reviews)
more like 5 star really

"Amazing service from the moment we arrived. Beautiful room, pool and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
4.5 out of 5
326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is AU$202 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.

This family-friendly Hoi An hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (396 reviews)

"Great pool area and the spa is magnificent. Free massage was great so booked another for the following day. Late checkout no problem."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2019

Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
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.

Holiday Rentals in Hoi An

Azumi 01 Bedroom Balcony 2nd Floor Apartment Hoian
Azumi 01 Bedroom Balcony 2nd Floor Apartment Hoian
2.5 out of 5
104 - Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoi An, Quang Nam (province)

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Market ...

Azumi 01 Bedroom Balcony 2nd Floor Apartment Hoian
Riverside White House Villa
Riverside White House Villa
3 out of 5
99 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An
The price is AU$28 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Located in the heart of Hoi An, this villa is steps away from Tran Duong House, Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Market ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (382 reviews)

"As a former tour director, I was impressed upon this hotel/villa after check-in. The pool was super clean. The view of the lake and the air is refreshing. The location is perfect; 3-5 minutes walking distance to old town and night market. Near enough to walk around Hoi An and yet far away from noisy ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

Riverside White House Villa
Five Rose Villas
Five Rose Villas
3.5 out of 5
48 Nguyen Phan Vinh, Cam An, Hoi An
The price is AU$31 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Nestled on the beach, this Hoi An villa is within a 15-minute walk of An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach. Riverside Hoi An and Ha My Beach are also within 3 miles ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)

"There is no curtains for the shower bath so when you take a shower there is water everywhere otherwise very cute hotel with amazing location"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Five Rose Villas
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.

Popular places to visit in Hoi An

Top activities in Hoi An

Reviews of Hoi An

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Paul&Anne

12 Mar. 2020

Loved it, it is a must see and visit destination, the old Quarter is stunning and has many great inexpensive restaurants and shopping areas. We rated Hoi An as the best thing alongside Halong Bay in Vietnam.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb. 2020

Beautiful place to go

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Feb. 2020

Hoi An was a very lovely place with friendly people. We would highly recommend to go as there is a lot of things to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Amariah

12 Feb. 2020

Lovely relaxing place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Jan. 2020

Busy but not crazy . Great markets and handmade clothes, crafts and arts. Cheap food and transport. Friendly welcoming people. Get plenty of change to give tips and its a great time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Jan. 2020

Hoi An is a beautiful location but does get busy with tourists - especially the night market.

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