Hoi An is the best holiday destination for international tourists to visit on a Vietnam travel. Hoi An has been listed as best destination for couples, world's most famous canals, 10 food & wine destinations in Asia, the most romantic destinations or world's top 20 interesting places. In 2017, Hoi An ranked 13th on the list of the world's best destination.
If you wonder why Hoi An has received such awards? Just read the reasons:
1. Ancient town
The ancient town of Hoi An is charming with Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese architecture. The tired roof houses with narrow streets and alleys have its own history and culture. Walking leisurely to explore the ancient town of Hoi An is definitely the highlight of your stay in this beautiful town.
2. Temples and Pagodas
If you love culture and history, Hoi An is the best place to visit Temples and Pagodas to learn about religions in Vietnam as well as traditional festivals, spiritual life, etc. Some of them are remnants of the trading pass like Hainanese Assembly Hall, Cantonese Assembly Hall, Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall.
3. Beaches in Hoi An
Hoi An is blessed with some of the world most's stunning beaches like An Bang beach, Cua Dai Beach. Beaches in Hoi An are quiet and charming in its own way. If you travel to Hoi An with a family or on honeymoon, staying at a beach resort will be great idea. The beach resorts are about 5-10km from Hoi An ancinet town and shuttle bus is free.
4. My Son Holy Land
A holy place where tourists can see old temples of the Cham Kingdom, which used to be forgotten in the thick jungles. A half day trip to My Son is worth doing. After 01 hour drive, you will take a short walk to visit several temples, learn about the history and culture before enjoying the Apsara show.
5. Tra Que vegetable village
Around 5 km from Hoi An Ancinet town, Tra Que vegetable village is a popular place for tourists to cycle to, and learn how to plant vegetable, how to water. The village offers homestay and cooking class, too.
6. Bay Mau water coconut forest
A place close to Hoi An offers fantastic basket boat tour which is interesting. The basket boat is used in daily life of the local for fishing, moving around in the water coconut forest and now it is your chance to row the basket boat and try to catch some fishes then.
7. Shopping in Hoi An
Hoi An is shopping paradise where tourists can buy beautiful clothes, suits, shoes or souvenir, which are cheap and good. However, do not forget to bargain, it is a custom in Vietnam.
8. Night market
Night market of Hoi An anciet town is a must - see place during your stay in Hoi An where you can see sparkling lanterns in all colors and sizes. It is special and unique thing to see here. We advise you to buy some.
9. Boat Trip
In the evening, it is a romantic thing to do for couples is to take the boat trip on the Hoai River to see the town and drop lights lantern flowers and pray for best things happening in life.
10. Street food
Hoi An is like a small Vietnam, a place where the north and the south meet. Street food in Hoi An is delicous. Cao Lau is a must-try dish and the cooking class at Red Bridge cooking school or any restaurant is highly recommended.