Hoi An is one of the most charmings cities of Vietnam. This city is well known because its full of colorful lanterns which are making a special atmosphere, and because:
- Main port for historical trade routes.
- Not suffered damage from the Vietnam Wars.
- Preserves the essence from the French Colony.
The historic center and the port have remained practically intact, not suffering damage during the wars in Vietnam, preserving a special architecture in its houses, streets and temples, with its marked colonial essence of the 17th and 18th centuries, and of course its characteristic colored lanterns that adorn the city. In 1999 Unesco recognized its historic center as a World Heritage Site💫
TOP PLACES IN HOI AN – FOOD AND HOSTELS
I have been more than a week in this city, see below my best advices on food and accommodation🤩
* Cao Lầu Hồng – Typical food of Hoi An.
* Co Thu BBQ – Delicious Pork Skewers.
* Bánh Mì Phượng – The country’s most famous BanhMi or also the Banh Mi Queen is very good called «Madam Khanh».
* Street Food – The best street is Thái Phiên.
* Cococha – pool, free bike tours, free roll class and neon party on Tuesdays and Saturdays!
* Tribee Ede – good location and associated with all Cococha activities.
* Backhome – quiet, comfortable and great location!
Some of the Local Food with Info and Prices
Juices of many flavors
WALKING OR BIKE ROUTE IN HOI AN
This walking or bike route is for making a route with sense to check the best places of the city. There is an special pass called «Hoi An Old Town Ticket», you don´t need this ticket for this route, but if you want to get inside some of the relevant places you will need to get it.
- Chùa Cầu Japanese Bridge
- Cantonese Assembly Hall
- Old House of Tan Ky
- Hoi An Traditional Art Performance House
- Food Market
- Hoi An Ancient Town
- Aha house
- Confucius Temple
- Cam Pho Communal House
- Tiger Tiger Bar
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Chùa Cầu Japanese Bridge
Cantonese Assembly Hall
Around the Old House of Tan Ky
Around the Tiger Tiger Bar
HOI AN BY BIKE
Do you like to rent a bike when you travel? You can rent a bike to explore the downtown and river areas, the traffic is less than other cities in Vietnam, and also to discover the picturesque surroundings, with cultivated fields and idyllic landscapes. Pedaling, just 15 minutes away, you can get to the coast and bathe in its different beaches🚲
- Đ.Hai Bà Trưng
- Van Duc Pagoda
- Jeep Club Café
- Giant Banyan Tree
- Tra Que Vegetable Village
- An Bang Beach
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Đ.Hai Bà Trưng
Van Duc Pagoda
Jeep Club Cafe
Giant Banyan Tree
An Bang Beach
THE HAI VAN PASS
If you are coming from Hue to Hoi An, you can make it by the Hai Van Pass route. A route of about 140km, which can be done both ways🗺
The best way is to rent a motorcycle, to be able to appreciate the landscapes, enjoy its dizzying curves between the sea and the mountains, stop where you want and discover some key places 💫
The Hai Van Pass Moto Route:
- The spectacular Lang Co Beach
- The Hai Van Pass mountain road, which gives its name to this route
- The temples in Marble Mountain
This route is possible in a single journey, the rental of the motorcycle is around 300,000D (€ 11.7) and gasoline around 100,000D (€ 3.9). The rental price includes taking your luggage to your other accommodation, so you do not have to carry it on the motorcycle🧳
I recommend leaving early in the morning to be able to enjoy the authenticity of the landscapes, to be able to take a bath on the beach, have time to eat, stop where you please and visit somewhere on the way. It really is, a great experience! 👌🏼