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. Plan to see Hoi An Ancient Town and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hoi An vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It was stinking hot when we visited. The ancient town is full of character but I best liked it at night when it is a bit cooler and all the lanterns light up, everything looks so pretty.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have ever been to - historically, culturally and physically. Full of shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. A trip down the river also re...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Very beautiful city! All very cozy. Many tailors, restaurants and craft shops. There are some vendors of fruit that touring the streets offering fruits of the region. Tasted some and loved it. Another mark of the ancient city are the lanterns that adorn various points.
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  • May 27, 2017
    It's really nice. The first time you go, it's magical. The second, third, and fourth times, it's less magical and you begin to notice how crowded it is. You DO have to pay for an entrance ticket (120,000 d/ person/ 2 weeks). They don't stop everyone to make sure they've bought a ticket, so for new tourists it seems like a scam when out of no where someone demands payment. But, it is not a scam, just a badly executed fund raising method. (The money pays for the restoration of the area.) Pros:
  • July 10, 2017
    I am in love with this beautiful little city. Eventhough it has turned to be commercial place but the rich of culture still can be found here. Try to observe the small lanes, you will see more how local people live and spend their daily activity. Food is amazing there.
  • June 15, 2017
    A UNESCO World Heritage ancient town, well preserved and beautiful. Sit along the riverfront and imagine the traders for centuries have been transporting their wares on these waters and the shore. You do get transported to another world. On a full moon night the place gets even more mystical as all the shops put out their paper lanterns.
  • July 2, 2017
    Very Interesting Place. Lots to see and eat. Not many shops open in the day, more open during the evening. Besides shopping and viewing the pretty and colorful shops, you can take a river boat ride. The river runs right through the middle of ancient town.
  • July 14, 2017
    I don't have words to explain how beautiful this little town is! 2 nights is a must here and if you are visiting with wife or gf then it would surely be a memorable one! Must visit if going to Vietnam! Danang is the nearest airport being around 10 km from this town! However it's recommended that you book your flight from/to hue for a breathtaking road journey which is very famous!

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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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