The Top 12 Things To Do In Hoi An

Ask any traveller and they will tell you that Hoi An is one of the prettiest towns in Vietnam. Need a lantern in your life? Hoi An is lantern land capital. Craving something healthyΒ after weeks of rice and noodles? Healthy foodie cafes and restaurants are dotted all over the city. Need a top up for your tan? Cycle to Hoi An beach for sunrise and spend the day lounging beneath the palm trees. Here is a list of the top 12 things to do in Hoi An. Let me know if you have any others in the comments below. πŸ™‚

 

  1. DINE ON A RIVER BARGE

Walk down the river one evening and find a river barge to have dinner on. Something different, great view of the sunset and delicious food. What’s not to like?

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  1. GET CLOTHING MADE

The ladies in Hoi An make incredible clothing – get something made! Β Suits, summers dresses, trench coats, winter boots, a pair of shorts – you name it they can make it. And well!

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  1. GET TO THE BEACH FOR SUNRISE

The beach faces east so is the perfect setting for sunrise. It is about 3km away from the main town so either jump in a taxi or rent bicycles if you’re feeling active!

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  1. DRINK COFFEE AT HOI AN ROASTERY

If you are partial to a good coffee head to Hoi An Roastery for your morning caffeine fix. The cafe sources all its beans locallyΒ and also does great healthy brekkies.

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  1. WANDER THROUGH THE LOCAL MARKETS

Take a trip down to the hustle and bustle of the local markets and make friends with some of the women selling fruit and veg.

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  1. GET SHOPPING

The streets are dotted with souvenirs and boutique shops selling pretty silk scarves, painted coconut bowlsΒ and colourful lanterns.

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  1. ADMIRE THE LANTERNS

Don’t forget to look up! There is a reason Hoi An is known as lantern land…

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  1. GET YOUR MOPED ON

Rent mopeds and bike the Hai Van Pass to Hue, or vice versa. Be prepared for a lot of traffic!

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  1. GO FOR DRINKS AT THE CHEF

    Have a few drinks atΒ The ChefΒ Β – a rooftop restaurant / bar thatΒ is hidden above a bookshop in the centre of Hoi An.

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  1. MARVEL AT THE ANCIENT CITY

    Spend some time walking around Hoi An Old Town admiring the gorgeous Vietnamese buildings and structures.

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  1. BE ACTIVE

Rent a couple of bicycles and explore the surrounding areas. Take a camera to snap the rice terraces, water buffalo and crazy traffic.

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  1. TAKE A BOAT TRIP

Don’t ignore the women on the river asking if you want a boat ride. They are asking you for a reason…its beautiful!

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Let me know if there is anything that you would recommend too in the comments below πŸ™‚

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