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THE 30 BEST THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN 2024. All thing you need to know Hoian 2024. Read more.


If you are too tired with this hustle and bustle life, reward yourself with a gentle but equally exciting trip to the palm-fringed

beaches of Hoi An or to have a wander through the narrow, peaceful roads without any vehicles. Let’s come to Hoi An Ancient

Town where you can be satisfied with unforgettable experiences, all at once! In this article, Budget Your Rentals will help you to “point out” top 25 things worth doing in this Heritage Site of Viet Nam.

1. Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau)


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Located in the heart of Hoi An Quarter, the bridge seems to be an iconic symbol of Hoi An citizens, more than that, it also appears on Vietnam currency - 20.000 VND (if you want to take some check-in photos, don’t forget to bring with you this currency).

The initial bridge was built in the 1590s by Japanese to link with the Chinese quarter on the other side and then was restored in 1986 under French colonialism.

Even though its Vietnamese name is Chua Cau - Chua is a pagoda and Cau is a bridge, there is the temple of a Northern God Tran Vo Bac De instead, not Buddha at all. 

Entrance fee : free of charge 

Time open : 24hrs ( under construction till June 2024)

Includes holiday periods 

2. Wandering through car-free streets



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Don’t just be a couch potato, tie your shoes and start walking around the peaceful, car-free streets in Hoi An Quarter far from theSouth of Da Nang around 30 kilometers. 

Besides, you could be thrown back to several centuries when it was renowned as one of the biggest ports in XVII because there are a bunch of souvenir hawkers and shops around you. 

Remember to “sneak” into the narrow alleys covered by mustard yellow walls and selfie with a cluster of paper flowers in front of the houses.

>>>Entrance fee:

  • 80.000 VND/person for Vietnamese
  • 150.000 VND/person for International
  • Time open : 24hrs

Includes holiday periods. 

Notice: You should check the price of the package tour at the ticket counter!

3. Discover ancient buildings Tan Ky House



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Tan Ky House, Tran Family Chapel, Phung Hung Old House and so on would give you a closer look at lifestyles, architecture, and people of Hoi An in the past.

Each house will bring itself with some meaningful and historical stories from the glory time of this renowned trading port. 

4. Tan Ky House Hoian



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The Tan Ky House is a historic building located in Hoi An, Vietnam. 
It is a well-preserved example of a traditional merchant's house from the 18th century and is considered a significant cultural and historical site in the town.

The house showcases the architectural influences of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese styles, reflecting the diverse cultural  heritage of Hoi An as a major trading port.

>>>Entrance fee:

  • 35.000 VND/person
  • Location: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
  • Time open : 9am - 5.45pm 

Includes holiday periods 

5. Tran Family Chapel



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The Tran Family Chapel, also known as the Tran Family Ancestral Worship Hall, is another historic and cultural site in Hoi An, Vietnam.  

It is a traditional Chinese-style family chapel that was built to honor and worship the ancestors of the Tran family, who were  influential and respected members of the local community.


>>>Entrance fee:

  • 80.000 VND/person for Vietnamese
  • 150.000 VND/ person for International
  • Location: 21 Le Loi Street, Hoian, Vietnam
  • Time open : 7am - 9pm 

Includes holiday periods 

6. Phung Hung Old House



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The Phung Hung Old House is another historical and cultural site in Hoi An, Vietnam. Like the Tan Ky House and the Tran Family

Chapel, it contributes to the rich heritage of the town and showcases the architectural and cultural diversity of Hoi An.

The Phung Hung Old House is an example of a traditional Vietnamese merchant's house that dates back to the 18th century.

It is located on Phan Boi Chau Street in the ancient town of Hoi An.

>>>Entrance fee:

  • 90.000 VND/person
  • Location: 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
  • Time open : 9am - 5.45pm 

Includes holiday periods 

Notice: You should check the price of the package tour at the ticket counter!

7. Assembly Halls



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Flashing back to the past by discovering these assembly halls of Chinese is also an ideal option. Every community had its own assembly hall congregation called hoi quan in Vietnamese so as for celebrations or gatherings.

>>>Entrance fee:

  • Free of charge
  • Time open : 8am - 5.45pm 

8. The Fujian Assembly Hall



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The Fujian Assembly Hall, also known as the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, is a significant historical and cultural site located in Hoi An, Vietnam.

It is one of the most well-known and visited assembly halls in the town and serves as a testament to the strong Chinese influence on Hoi An's history and architecture.

The assembly hall was built by the Fujian Chinese community, specifically the Phuc Kien people, who were immigrants from the Fujian province of China. 

The hall was constructed as a place for the community to gather, socialize, and worship their deities. It also served as a place to provide support for fellow Fujian immigrants.

>>>Entrance fee:

  • 80.000VND/ person for Vietnamese
  • 150.000VND/ person for International
  • Time open : 7am - 6pm

Includes holiday periods 

Notice: You should check the price of the package tour at the ticket counter!

9. Ride a bike



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The summer weather here is very pleasant, not too sunny in the early morning and afternoon. With a rental bicycle from 40.000 vnd/ day.

You can cycle around the small streets of this old town or wander along Thu Bon river or follow the farmers to ride through vast paddy fields and enjoy the sweet scent of ripe rice. Price: from 40.000 VND/ day .


 10.Coffee shops



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No matter what time of day, it is a piece of cake to find yourself in any coffee shop in Hoi An. Each cafe has its own design style and diverse types of guests.

If you want to mingle with the crowd of locals, go into small alleys to find the shop. If you like to see the busy flow of foreign tourists walking on the street, sit under a certain flower canopy on Tran Phu or Bach Dang street. 

Faifo Coffee shop location

Location:  130 Tran Phu Street 

Time: 7am to 9.30pm everyday

Price: from 40.000 VND

Nourish eatery 

Location:  220A Nguyen Duy Hieu Street 

Time: 9am to 4pm everyday

Price: from 35.000 VND

11. Local markets



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You should not ignore Hoi An market which can fill your stomach and quench your thirst as well. Different from the peace and quiet in the heart of the old quarter.

Hoi An market is a culinary paradise that attracts many tourists. Besides, you will suddenly find yourself laughing when weaving in the crowded and busy streets selling meat, fish or vegetables of local people on weekdays.

Hoi An Market

Location:  19 Tran Phu Street ,Hoian, Vietnam.

Time: 6am to 8pm everyday 

12. Craft Villages



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The traditional craft villages are known as the “soul” of Hoi An. 

13. Thanh Ha pottery village 



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It is one of the best answers for you, if you wonder about what to unwind in this old town. 

Located on the banks of Thu Bon river more than 3 kilometers from the center of Hoi An to the west.

Thanh Ha pottery village, more than 500 years old, is still preserving its traditional craft. In addition to understanding more about

the process of making cotta ceramics, you can unleash your creativity by doing it by yourself or making animal whistles.

>>>Entrance fee : 

  • 35.000 VND/ adult
  • 15.000 VND/ kid
  • Time open : 8am - 5.30pm 

Includes holiday periods 


14.  Tra Que Vegetable village



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Tra Que vegetable village currently has more than 130 households specializing in rotating and intercropping vegetables on an area of about 40 hectares. 

This place is really famous for more than 20 kinds of leafy vegetables and spices. Visit Tra Que to open your eyes about the life of Hoi An farmers. 

>>>Entrance fee :

  • 35.000 VND/ person
  • Time open : 8am - 5.30pm

Includes holiday periods 

15. Museums of Hoian.



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Are you interested in figuring out the local history? You should not ignore Hoi An museum of history and culture. 

The museum is a place to keep and witness the development of culture, history and people in Hoi An from the beginning to the present day. There are hundreds of artifacts of pottery, bronze, iron and so on related to Hoi An.

>>> Entrance fee

  • Free of charge
  • Location: 7 Nguyen Hue Street, Hoian Vietnam.
  • Time open : 9am - 5pm 

Includes holiday periods 

16. Bay Mau Coconut Forest



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Visiting the Bay Mau coconut forest ecological area, visitors will experience rowing basket boats, watching basket dance, boat racing, or making souvenirs with coconut leaves by hand. Is it an ideal answer to your question where to go in Hoi An?

Location: Cam Thanh Ward, Hoi An Old Quarter

17. Golden sandy beaches



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Spend your whole day unwinding on white sand beaches, crystal blue water like Cua Dai, or An Bang beach ( both far from the center of Hoi An around 5 kilometers) and one recommendation is riding by bike.

After you have deepened your feet slowly under the coconut canopy, you can freely swim in the cool waves.

18. The Cham islands



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Hoi An is also famous for its Cu Lao Cham islands which possess beautiful beaches such as Bai Ong, Bai Xep,... and sightseeing monuments bearing the imprints of Sa Huynh Culture, Champa Culture or offers underwater sports activities and delicious seafood restaurants. 

Transportation fee: 500.000 VND/ person

19. Cooking Classes

With many diverse local specialties, Hoi An is not only a place for you to fill up your hunger but also can teach you how to cook as well. 

From ‘no-muss, no-fuss’ to more in-depth recipes, every restaurant will offer various types of cooking courses for you.

Specially, one of the best parts is after all you can enjoy what you cook.

Learning Quang Dialect 

If you think that your Vietnamese is on the beginner or even intermediate level, you are able to communicate using basic phrases and understand part of what locals say. But when it comes to the Quang Nam accent, 

I bet it will definitely confuse you because the Quang Nam dialect is quite different. So why not visit Hoi An and find out what the local accent sounds like? 

20. Hoi An by night



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When the town lights up at night, it is time for you to dress up and ‘hunt’ with your fellows some virtual living photos.

Besides the hawkers with a variety of products: lanterns, food, souvenirs and local eateries at the night market are busier and more vibrant than ever when the night comes. 

21. Floating lanterns



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Imagine yourself floating on the Thu Bon River and surrounded by thousands of candle-lit lanterns, it must be so dazzling and gorgeous.

Floating lanterns is a unique and beautiful culture in Hoi An, why not come here and drop a lovely lantern afloat on the water then make a wish!

Price: 20.000 VND/ 5 lanterns  

22. Shopping experience 



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It’s really uncommon for visitors to leave Hoi An without any extra bags. Merchandise here is very diverse from sandals, clothes to handicrafts or certain local specialities. 

All to meet your shopping demand. Don’t be afraid to hunt for bargains when you do the


23. Culinary in Hoi An



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Hoi An is a perfect destination for foodie souls. This stop will awaken your senses when enjoying specialty dishes that do not look too fussy but will leave you an unforgettable impression with an affordable price. 

Cao lau, Quang noodle, Banh my and so on are becoming very popular icons with only domestic but also international tourists when it comes to Hoi An.

Cao Lau Thanh restaurants

Location:  26 Thai Phien Street, Hoian, Vietnam.

Time: 7am to 7pm everyday 

My quang Mr.Hai

Location: 6A Truong Minh Luong Street, Hoian, Vietnam

Time: 7.30am to 9.30pm everyday

Phuong Bread

Location: 26 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoian, Vietnam

Time: 6.30am to 9.30pm everyday

24. Why not a bar in Hoian?

One of the nicest things that every visitor in Hoi An may enjoy is sitting at a pleasant spot or quiet corner in a local bar and letting themselves soak in the melody of the night, watching people pass by and relish the drink.

It must be one of the wonderful moments in the visitor's memory of this ancient town.

 1.Mercal Cocteleria Bar in, Hoian, Vietnam

Location:  38 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoian, Vietnam

Time: 6pm to 11.45pm everyday 

2.Whoop Whoop Bar, Hoian, Vietnam

Location:  114 Thai Phien Street 

Time: 5pm to 1am everyday (except Mondays) 

3.Majika bar, Hoian, Vietnam

Location:  Nguyen Phan Vinh Street ( in the alley), An Bang Beach

Time: 5pm to 1am everyday (except Mondays) 

25. Hoi An Memories Land 



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Hoi An Memories show is a real-life art performance program with elaborately choreographed performances with the joint of hundreds of artists.

The audience will enjoy their ‘visual feast’ with the stage up to nearly 1km, a world-class sound and light system.

Ticket : from 100.000 vnd to 1.200.00 vnd 

Time open : 3pm - 10pm  ( except Tuesdays)

Includes holiday periods

26. Folk games

Have you ever wondered about Vietnamese folk games? Or to be more precise, folk games in Hoi An?

This experience will lead you to Vietnamese childhood memories then you can learn more about history and culture. Don’t forget to try Hoi An oral class where you could hear folk songs and sing along with the locals. 

Time open: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every day

27. My Son Sanctuary



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My Son Sanctuary is one of the most famous historical heritage sites of Quang Nam Province with many ancient Kingdom of Champa relics and temples. In 1995 these Ruins were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Why not visit this breathtaking historical site and learn more about the Kingdom of Champa in the past?

>>>Entrance fee

100.000 VND/ adult for Vietnamese

30.000 VND/ 5-15 year-old kid

150.000 VND/ adult for International

50.000 VND/ 5-15 year-old kid

Location: Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen, Quang Nam, Vietnam.

Time open: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm every day

28. Local countryside nearby

To the southern side of Hoi An, Cam Kim island is also well-known for its local dishes and Kim Bong carpentry village, one of the oldest craft villages in Vietnam, has designed wooden ornaments for ancient houses on the opposite bank of Thu Bon river.

Moving to the south western, Cam Nam island is a good stop for having plenty of authentic local snacks such as Banh dap, Hen xao or Che bap.

29.  Boat Hoian tour service 



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In order to enjoy a complete special boating experience on Thu Bon river, you should leave early around 4pm if you want to see the brilliant sunset. 

You can start from Bach Dang Wharf to board the cruise from here, and then you will have a chance to float among the river and can’t help admiring the charm of two banks covered by ancient buildings. 

Price: 50.000 VND/person

Location: 52-40 Bach Dang street, Hoi An Old Town

Time open: 4pm - 10pm everyday

30. Art Stamps



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If you’re visiting Hoi An, why not come get a personalized stamp in Hoi An? You can send a stampmaker any picture or even your portrait and have a custom stamp made, he is so nice and welcoming. You can buy a postcard and stamp it as a memory of Hoi An. 

Entrance fee: 100.000 VND/per person

Location: 91 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam.

Time open: 9am - 5pm.

How to get to Hoian from Danang airport?

Taxi are readily available at Danang Airport. You can find official taxi stands outside the terminal. 

Make sure to use reputable taxi companies like Mai Linh or Vinasun. The ride to Hoi An takes about 30-45 minutes, depending on

traffic conditions.

Private Transfer: Many hotels and travel agencies offer private transfer services from Danang Airport to Hoi An.

This can be a convenient option if you prefer a more personalized experience and want to avoid the hassle of finding

transportation on your own.

Shuttle Bus: Some hotels and travel agencies provide shuttle bus services between Danang Airport and Hoi An. 

These buses may be shared with other passengers and could take a bit longer due to multiple drop-off points.

Grab (Ride-Hailing Service): If you have access to a mobile app like Grab, you can use it to book a ride from the airport to Hoi An.

Just be aware that some airports have designated pickup areas for ride-hailing services.

Public Bus: You can take a local public bus from Danang Airport to Hoi An. 

However, this option might not be as convenient if you have a lot of luggage, and schedules may vary. 

You'll need to take a taxi or another mode of transportation to the nearest bus stop.

Motorbike Rental: If you're comfortable riding a motorbike, you can rent one from Danang and ride to Hoi An. 

This option offers more flexibility, but make sure you're familiar with local traffic rules and road conditions.


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