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Hoian Ancient Town

Hoi An ancient town is always a hot destination for tourists when coming to Vietnam. Beautiful view, peaceful atmosphere and cheap stuffs. Why not add Hoi An to your destination in this summer?

In the morning

Although the ideal time to visit Hoi An Ancient Town is the evening, if you just have time in the morning, don’t worry. there are still many interesting things to do in Hoi An Old Town.

Enjoy coffee

In the center of Hoi An ancient town, there are many famous coffee shops, which attract both locals and tourists.  Especially, they are divided into two kinds, including roadside and inside shops. In the early morning, sitting in shops to sip a cup of coffee is the most interesting activity to begin a new day. Sometimes, you can catch the images of fishers who put the lift net under Hoai river. What a wonderful day!

Suggested coffee shops:

  • Reach out Coffee: 131 Tran Phu Str
  • Mango Rooms: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str
  • Cargo: 107 Nguyen Thai Hoc Str
  • Cocobox: 94 Le Loi Str

More information about coffee shop in Hoi An

Shopping in the central market

Lying on the bank of Hoai river, the central market in Hoi An ancient town is one of the renowned destinations you shouldn’t skip.

It opens quite early about 5 am with a vast array of commerce activities attracting locals through the city. Divided into many parts, so people can approach each stall easily. In the food area, there are so many distinct shops for your favorite things to enjoy, the price is available without bargaining. Especially, the fruits and vegetable area provides a large number of fresh goods, most of the products are from the local villages.

If you love cooking, you can move toward the space of seafood and meat. These things are supplied every day to meet the demand of customers, don’t worry about stale food.

Market in Hoian

In the afternoon

Eating chicken rice and healthy food

To continue the trip, you need to charge energy with a dish of chicken rice. It is one of the most famous food in Hoi An.

The best shop you must try is Ba Buoi chicken rice: 22 Phan Chu Trinh street or 18 Đào Duy Từ street.

When you go along the street in the ancient town, you catch some hawkers to sell healthy food. This food is not only quite cheap ( about $1 or $2) but fresh, including Tao Pho (sweet tofu), mango shake or sweet soups.

Visiting temples

Hoi An has many several temples and pagoda, each provides something a bit different to others. The construction was built hundreds of years ago, but it is still preserved nearly the whole of architecture. Going inside, you can enjoy the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere with the light smell of incense, it is for you to forget all the troubles in life and pray for happiness.

Recommended temples

For more information, click Top Museum in Hoi An


Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

In the evening

Taste street food

Hoi An is one of the best Vietnam’s paradise of food so that it is amazing time for you to probe the street food here. Công Nữ Ngọc Hoa street is the street of food, there are vast dishes and drink to choose such as Cao Lau, bread (bánh mì), banh xeo, grilled pork, chicken rice, sweet dessert. The dishes combine a mixture of fresh safe ingredients with talent hand of the amateur local chefs. You would not forget the flavor for the first taste.

For more information about street food: Hoi An Street food tour by night

Pray with paper lantern lights

It is so romantic thing to try going by boat and refloat the paper lantern light on Hoai river. Put a lantern and pray the best things for your family and yourselves are the interesting experience you never forget. Sitting on the boat and see sight two sides of the river, you can enjoy Hoi An beautiful landscape in night. On 14th of each month in lunar calendar, people pour into Hoi An ancient town to refloat the lantern on the river because this is a sacred day.

Note: You should ask the price before you buy lanterns or take a boat.

Reference price: 5.000 vnd/per lantern

30.000 – 60.000 vnd/person in a boat

Hoian at night with lantern

Walking through Hoi An night market

If you are a fan of cute souvenirs, you don’t hesitate to experience this activity. There are so many movable stores with a variety of products, it is quite to choose because all of them are nice. Before coming the market, you see a large number of colorful lantern store, you can take photos or buy some of them (price depends on their size). Go further, it is easy to catch food stores and clothes store. Drowning the crowded and busy market scenery, you will feel that locals are friendly and life is more and more interesting.

Drinking beer or liquor in pubs 

If you go along Hoi An Ancient Town at night, pub is a good choice. Having a glass of beer or a cup of liquor while seeing the beautiful night in Hoi An Ancient town is awesome.

You can try these pubs:

  • Q-bar: 94 Nguyen Thai Hoc
  • Mr.Bean Bar: 61 Nguyen Phuc Chu


From 30.000 vnd/per beer bottle

From 800.000 vnd (35,2 USD)/per liquor bottle

Hoi An ancient town


Welcome to Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An attracts not only foreigners but domestic tourists so that let’s take note it for your trip right now. It’s sure to say that you will fall in love and comeback here after your first trip come here. In addition to Hoi An Ancient Town, there are still many interesting things you should try. Take a look at Hoi An villages or What to do outside the Ancient Town.


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