May 11, 2018
Travel Tips

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam: The ancient Hoi An

Highlighted in the central tourism industry, Hoi An old town as a rustic, simple and poetic painting. Whether it’s a day or a night, Hoi An tourism still has its own charms.


In addition to cultural values through diverse architecture, Hoi An still preserves a rather large intangible cultural background. The daily life of the residents with the customs, belief activities, folk art, cultural festivals together with the romantic natural scenery, special dishes … everything makes Hoi An increasingly attractive.


Best time to visit the World Heritage – Hoi An


The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, with little rain and pleasant climate. Avoid going in summer because this is the time of rising temperatures, it is very sultry. The rainy season from October to November also has the disadvantage because it will be wet due to heavy rain and high humidity.



You should come to visit Hoi An in the middle of Lunar calendar monthly to attend the holy night of the old town. On this occasion, you will see the glorious lanterns all over the streets, it creates the most spectacular scenery in Hoi An that you have never ever seen before.


Transfer to Hoi An



Hoi An is a city in the Central of Vietnam. Airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjetair are operating flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Da Nang. If you want to buy a cheap ticket, you have to book about 3 to 6 months earlier.

Other transportations: Cars, trains

  • From Ha Noi or Saigon, there are train routes to Da Nang (North-South route), fares range from VND400,000 to VND1,200,000 depending on the type of boat and type of seats.

Since the transfer point to Hoi An is mainly the pier and bus station in Da Nang, you can take the bus/taxi to Hoi An very conveniently.

Note: From Danang to Hoi An there are two ways:

+ You can follow Highway 1 to the South about 27km to Vinh Dien street and turn left 10km to Hoi An.

+ The second route is closer and absent, from Da Nang center cross Han river bridge, Da Nang provincial road – Hoi An, to Hoi An about 30km.


Transportation in Hoi An


  • Hoi An is full of traffic services such as bus, taxi, xe om, pedicab
  • Motorcycle rents range from 120,000 – 150,000 VND / day.
  • You can also rent a bicycle to wandering Hoi An with a price of 30,000 VND / day.

Phone numbers you need to know in case of emergency:

Hoi An City Police: (+84) 0510 3861204

Hoi An Post Office: (+84) 0510 3861635

Hoi An Hospital: (+84) 0510 3864750

Hoi An Taxi: (+84) 0510 3919919

Travel consultant: (+84) 0510 3910919


The tourism destination that cannot be missed in Hoi An


Cau Pagoda (Japanese Bridge)

Location: The bridge across the creek flows into the Thu Bon river bordering between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Tran Phu street.



This place is a shining point in the middle of Hoi An. There is a shrine in the middle of the bridge, that worships the Great Emperor. This is a unique structure place, it is a perfect mix among Chinese, Vietnamese, Western, and Japanese architectural styles.


Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

Location: No. 46 Tran Phu Street



It is said that the forerunner of this place is a small shrine, which worships the statue the goddess of protection for traders surpassing the ocean wind, which was picked up on the coast of Hoi An in 1697. Through many restorations, with the main contribution from the people of the old Phuc Kien State, contributing to the beauty of the ancient architecture of Hoi An.


Museum of History – Culture

Location: No. 13 Nguyen Hue Street.


Founded in 1989, the museum displays 212 original artifacts and valuable materials in pottery, porcelain, bronze, paper, wood… reflecting the stages of urban development – the commercial port of Hoi An from the time of Sa Huynh culture (from the second century AD) to the Cham culture (from the 2nd to 15th centuries) and the Dai Viet culture, Dai Nam (from the 15th to the 19th centuries).


Hoi An handicraft workshop

Location: No. 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc.



The workshop owns the most traditional handicrafts of this city, such as weaving fabrics, mats, lacquerware, pottery… Visit the workshop, visitors visually see the skillful hands and excellent skills of artisans, creating fine art and craftsmanship from their hands. Visitors can take part in the production process of the craft and buy some souvenir items.


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