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Hoi An City CentreHoi An

Go on a shopping and culturalexpedition to Hoi An's ancient old town and dine on local specialties inriverfront restaurants.

Embark on a tour of the city center,the ancient heart of Hoi An. Wander through the narrow streets to visitassembly halls and ancient houses, sample a variety of traditional foods and browseshops and museums.

The city center’s biggest drawis the ancient old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that covers approximately74 acres (30 hectares). Cross the Japanese Covered Bridge, a wooden structurewith a pagoda roof that was originally built in the 16th century. Inside thebridge is a small temple to Tran Vo Bac De, a god who is said to control theweather. Stop by Quan Thang Ancient House, a property that's more than 150years old and features beautifully carved wooden furniture and décor.

Admire the architecture of theold town's five assembly halls that were built for Chinese immigrants. Go tothe Hoi An Folklore Museum to study objects that depict local customs andepisodes of daily life. Examine ceramic artifacts from the 8th to the 18thcentury in the Museum of Trade Ceramics.

The city center is also a greatplace for shopping. Look through the shops for leather goods, clothing,traditional lanterns and other handcrafted souvenirs. Note that prices tend tobe inflated for tourists in this area, so it is best to haggle. Take advantageof the many tailors in Hoi An and have a bespoke outfit made for you.

Stop by the riverfront area forits bars, restaurants and cafés.Try traditional breads, soups and noodle dishes. After dark, make the most ofHoi An’s nightlife, with its mixture of casual and upscale restaurants andnightclubs.

The city’s old town is close toCham Island. Take a speedboat or ferry trip to explore its beaches, forest andfishing village.

The best way to see Hoi An’s city center is onfoot. To make the area more pedestrian friendly,cars and motorbikes have been banned during certain hours of the day.


Popular places to visit in Hoi An City Centre

My Khe Beach
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My Khe Beach

4.5/5(250 reviews)

Enjoy many hours of relaxation on a beautiful white sandy beach where you can swim, sunbathe and stroll through a forest.

Hoi An Ancient Town
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Hoi An Ancient Town

4.5/5(533 reviews)

See anything from wooden pagodas to busy tailors in this beautifully preserved part of Hoi An, where different cultures and eras mix.

An Bang Beach
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An Bang Beach

4.5/5(190 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at An Bang Beach, a popular beach in Cam An. Wander the riverfront and picturesque gardens in this relaxing area.

Cua Dai Beach
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Cua Dai Beach

4.5/5(112 reviews)

Hoi An’s local beach makes a refreshing change from the city, and the nearby Cham Islands are a great place for a day trip.

Hoi An Night Market
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Hoi An Night Market

4.5/5(158 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Hoi An Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Hoi An. While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Dragon Bridge
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Dragon Bridge

4.5/5(278 reviews)

Watch the mythological beast breathe fire and spit water. Enjoy the dazzling light displays on one of the longest bridges in Vietnam.

Top things to do in Hoi An City Centre

Small-Group Hoi An Food Adventure
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Small-Group Hoi An Food Adventure

$31
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Hoi An Boat & Bike Tour with Dinner
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Small-Group Hoi An Boat & Bike Tour with Dinner

$54
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Cham Cultural Heritage Tour to My Son
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Cham Cultural Heritage Tour to My Son

$33
Per adult
Evening Bike & Food Tour
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Evening Bike & Food Tour

$47
Per adult
My Son Sanctuary Small Group Tour from Hoi An – Full Day
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My Son Sanctuary Small Group Tour from Hoi An – Full Day

$115
Per adult
Skip the Line: Hoian Water Puppet Show Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Hoian Water Puppet Show Entrance Ticket

$8
Per adult

Top Hotels in Hoi An City Centre

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoian
Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoian
4 out of 5
57 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoi An

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Market and Chua Cau are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (543 reviews)

"We had a fantastic week at LaSenta Boutique. The hotel is beautiful, immaculately clean and everyone that works there is professional, friendly and helpful. The location, slightly out of town, was great - away from the noise and tourism, with a peaceful rice field-view but close enough to nip in ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoian
Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
4.5 out of 5
28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoi An
The price is $53 per night

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Phuoc Lam Pagoda and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Chua Cau are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (362 reviews)

"Great Hotel , room are a little out dated and could use some work . ground and pools very nice . Staff are very good and will help with anything you need . Breakfast was good , everything you can think of on the menu. we would definitely stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Silk Village Resort & Spa by Embrace
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
4 out of 5
10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An, Quang Nam

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Museum of History and Culture and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town and Hoi An Market are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)
Historic Hoi An.

"Location great, breakfast selection great, rooms starting to definately show age and some obvious repairs required. Check in staff a bit ordinary, but all other wait staff, pool staff and cleaners were lovely."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hoi An Historic Hotel Managed By Melia Hotels International
ÊMM Hotel Hoi An
ÊMM Hotel Hoi An
4 out of 5
187 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
The price is $34 per night

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Market are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (84 reviews)

"Hotel was in a good location, friendly staff, clean rooms and overall a good hotel for one to stay at in Hoi An"…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

ÊMM Hotel Hoi An
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
4.5 out of 5
326 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tan An Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night

This family-friendly Hoi An hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside Hoi An. Hoi An Night Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (396 reviews)

"Great pool area and the spa is magnificent. Free massage was great so booked another for the following day. Late checkout no problem."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
86 Tran Hung Dao, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An
The price is $74 per night

Located in Hoi An City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Old House of Phun Hung, Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hoi An Night Market. Riverside ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (353 reviews)

"Transportation service to the beach was nice and affordable price between Da Nang airport and hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2020

Allegro Hoi An. A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa

Other neighborhoods in Hoi An

Song Hoai Square showing a square or plaza, a small town or village and cycling

Cam Pho

4.5/5Wonderful!(51 area reviews)

The stunning river views and relaxing spas are top of the list for many visitors to Cam Pho. A stop by Hoi An Ancient Town or Chua Cau might round out your trip.

Cam Pho
Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation which includes a square or plaza, a temple or place of worship and a fountain

Minh An

4.5/5Wonderful!(41 area reviews)

Minh An is known for its stunning river views, and you can plan a trip to Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Ancient Town while you're in town.

Minh An
Cam Kim Island was a very interesting outing. We were invited off the street into a ladies home to show us how to make rice noodles. We each had a go at it. Good fun
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Cam Kim

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Travelers like the historic sites in Cam Kim, and Riverside Hoi An is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Cam Kim
Coach the sunset with the locals , after cruise back  by bike and stop off for a cheap massage! #waterlust #vietnam
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Cửa Đại

4/5Very Good!(39 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Cửa Đại is its stunning beaches. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Cua Dai Beach and Riverside Hoi An.

Cửa Đại