Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An

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A World Heritage Site dating back to the late 16th century, Hoi An Ancient Town remains an inhabited and historically preserved port village, with about 12,000 current inhabitants. The town displays remnants of the various nations who held stake in the spice trade run at its ports, including buildings of traditionally Chinese, Japanese, French, and Dutch architectural styles. Navigate the town on foot or by bicycle, and stop at one of its many restaurants for local specialties like "white rose" prawn dumplings. Using our world travel planner, Hoi An attractions like Hoi An Ancient Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Explore all parts of the market by launching anti-Alpes en, walking down the road with a spectacular lantern at night ... See also World Heritage cities. If you disable a unified ticket and tag and Museum, the University designated places 5 places to explore. Partied a bit late in a beach home in a lot of places you close the door and went back the next month. Integrated tickets are issued the next day because if you don't throw away your used were available. To wish this river is a short segment with a cyclamen apostasy ride, ride ... Creates a lot of pleasant memories with the kids, we were able to come.
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  • This is the place to visit and buy presents in the shops and market. It has very interesting buildings and should be on people's places to visit list. Pay to enter the Town  more »
  • You rent a bicycle to ride around the old quarter, it's good to rest here. Friendly people, good food.
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  • This wonderful town is very quiet at the moment compared to other times we have been here. Don't be concerned about the recent floods. We have walked around the Ancient City and seen almost no sign. This would be the ideal time to come here as many tourists cancelled their stay when they heard about the floods. In fact the level of water under the Japanese bridge appeared much lower than when we were last here 3 years ago. At night the town is lit by many coloured lanterns... it is pure magic.
  • Absolutely stunning scenery especially when they put the lanterns out at night time, it brings the whole town alive. Plenty of restaurants who all want your business with very cheap and tasty food. Also heaps of street food but to be quite honest the food in the restaurants is pretty much as cheap as the street food but eat at the street food stalls is just a good experience. Plenty of stalls in the markets as well but as you look at more stalls you tend to notice they are pretty much selling all the same stuff, but still its great just to walk around and experience the atmosphere. Just be careful of the scooters riding around the side streets where the markets are because they will NOT stop, also the shop keepers can be abit sly so be careful not to get sucked in because at the end of the day they are just after your money
  • The old part of town, mostly car-free and really charming. The town itself is very touristy, and this area most of all, but it's still very unique and enjoyable. Plenty of very good restaurants and coffee bars, along with some artisans and art galleries. Lots of souvenir shops too, but you can still find something authentic in there. Remember to always negotiate any price - a lot.
  • The old town is undoubtedly beautiful and well maintained. By not allowing motorized vehicles, it is probably the most peaceful in Vietnam. My issue is the "fakeness". All the original residents have been kicked out and clothing shops have taken their place, which makes it inauthentic. The pumped-in instrumental Beatles music makes it almost like a Disneyland feel. While it no longer belongs to the locals, Hoi An is a beautiful town that should be visited by anyone in Vietnam.
  • Love this town! Very safe, quaint and with much history. The shops, cafes and restaurants are all wonderful. You must visit at night to see the streets lit up with colorful lanterns!

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Where to stay in Hoi An

While Hoi An offers a good selection of sleeping options in all price categories, only a few of them lie in the old town, probably the city's most popular tourist area. To stay near this historic neighborhood, look for hotels in the surrounding streets, especially Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung. If you can, look for rooms in the evening, when many budget hotels try to fill up by offering deep discounts. For the best choices and bargains, reserve as early as possible.
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