5 Fun Things to Do In Hoi An

31, August, 2017

5 Fun Things to Do In Hoi An

Hoi An has something to entertain everybody on the Vietnam tour. Whether it is exploring ancient ruins, body surfing on the waves at the local beach, or taking a cooking lesson to make a delicious bowl of pho, there is plenty to see and do in this ancient town.

Here are five of the fun things to do in Hoi An:

Relax for the day at An Bang beach
A stay on An Bang beach is a perfect day trip from Hoi Ai and a useful way to get a break from the day-to-day sightseeing activities. Beyond relaxing on the beach to soak up the sun, there are plenty of hippy bars, seafood restaurants and seafront resorts, so there is no reason to go thirsty or hungry. Also, sun bed rentals are available at $1-$2.  Great beach activities include surfing, paddle boarding and swimming. Spectacular waves are seen from September to March with the temperature in the region of 25° C.

Visit a local market
Hoi An has a great night market that is a must-visit on the Vietnam holiday. Similar to most other night markets in the country, this one is full of local items and is busy. Many of the stalls are rich in the vibrant colours of Vietnamese silk and smell of fragrant spices and herbs. In addition to local goods, Hoi An is also appreciated for its local street food with cao lau (noodle dish) a particular favourite in the region. This dish is delicious and the market is one of the best places to place your order. Also, the prices can be higher on the stalls located close to the entrance, so it is worth venturing right into the market for the best buys.

hoi an market

Get a tailor-made suit or dress
A great reason to visit Hoi An on the tours of Vietnam is the fact it is one of the best places to get something tailor-made at relatively cheap prices. Make sure to do a little research on the tailor shops before arriving in Hoi An. The quality of the workmanship can vary significantly, so only go to one of the top rated places. Also, it may be worth taking along a few pictures of the items you would like replicated to make it easier to explain the more unique orders.

Tour Hai Van Highway
A motorbike tour of the Hai Van pass is certain to appeal to the travellers in search of a little fun and adventure. This coastal highway is one of the most scenic in the world. The spectacular Hai Van Pass is a relatively short, safe and easy motorbike trip for riders of all experiences, and gives a perfect opportunity to travel between popular tourist destinations like Hue to the north and Danang to the south.

Take a cooking class
Taking a cooking class is one of the many popular things to do while travelling in Vietnam. Hoi An is a great place to experience the cooking classes, and includes a complete market tour to buy the fresh ingredients and later prepare several of the most famous local dishes. Most of the popular classes fill up fast, so it is useful to book early if this type of activity interests you.

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