The Venice of Vietnam

Hoian (Best thing to do..)

The UNESCO-listed Hoi An Ancient Town is known as one of the most charming and atmospheric towns in Vietnam. Located on the bank of the Thu Bon River, this well-preserved town reflects a harmonizing fusion of both indigenous and foreign cultures that have combined to create this unique heritage site. From 15th to 19th century, Hoi An used to be an important trading port which attracted number of merchants from different countries to settle here.
Nowadays, Hoi An still retains its reputation. A peaceful town with sacred temples, a delightful spot with coloured lanterns and yellow walls and an ancient locality with lots of historic architecture. The original historic and cultural features illustrate the outstanding universal value of the town. From Hoi An, tourists can visit many other spectacular places in the central Vietnam like Cu Lao Cham Islands or Cua Dai Beach.

Best Places to Visit Hoian
Best Places to Visit Hoian

Hoian Travel Highlights

1. Cycle Around to Explore the Ancient Town
2. Have a Boat Trip
3. Order a Tailor-Made Suit
4. Buy Local Handicrafts
5. Visit Japanese Covered Bridge
6. Check out Ancient Weaving Techniques in Hoi An Silk Village
7. Visit Tan Ky Family House
8. Take a Coffee Break
9. Sunbathe and Swim at An Bang Beach
10. Taste Cao Lau
11. Trip to My Son Sanctuary 
12. Go Shopping in Hoi An night Market and Central Market
13. Contemplate the Fujian Assembly Hall
14. Visit Quan Cong Temple
15. Visit Phung Hung Old House
16. Visit Hoi An Lantern Market
17. Eat Banh Mi Hoi An
18. Discover Marble Mountain
19. Relax at Beaches
20. Scuba Diving
21. Join a Cooking Class

Best time to visit

Hoi An is located in Central Vietnam, the city has a tropical climate with 4 main seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However, the actual weather is divided into 2 particular seasons: the dry season (from January to July) and the rainy season (from August to December). The temperature in Hoi An is quite pleasant all year round with the lowest at 18°C (January) and the highest at 35°C (June).

The dry season of Hoi An normally starts from January to July every year with an average temperature from 18°C to 33°C. So it is the most suitable time for travelers to travel to Hoi An and enjoy tourism activities.

February, March, and April are the most enjoyable months because of their pleasant temperature and less rain. January and February are the lowest temperature months from 18°C to 25°C and it is suitable for foreign travelers to discover the unique heritage of Hoi An. June & July are the highest temperature months from 25°C to 35°C and it is best for Asian travelers for beach relaxation.

Food & drinking

The cuisine of Hoi An typically utilizes fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the surrounding farmlands. Local people, international travelers and foodies across Vietnam appreciate the raw flavors, tasty herbs and fresh spices typically used in Hoi An dishes.

From signature specialties like pork noodle soup and spiced rice, to modern fusion cuisine, Hoi An has all the ingredients needed to satisfy any traveler’s palate.

Best Dishes

1. Cao Lau Noodles
2. Banh Mi Sandwich
3. White Rose Dumplings

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