If you have come to Da Nang then you cann’t miss travel to Hoi An ancient town.
Hoi An is located in Quang Nam but the nearest airport is in Danang (Hoi An is 30km from Danang). Currently airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjetair all operate routes from Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Da Nang.
If you want to buy cheap tickets, you should book about 3 to 6 months in advance.
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BEST TIME TRAVEL TO HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN ?
The best time to travel to Hoi An is from February to April every year, it rains less and has a pleasant climate. Avoid going in summer because of the high temperature, very hot. The rainy season from October to November also has the disadvantage of wet space due to heavy and heavy rain.
You come to Hoi An on the 14th- lunar calendar , the full moon of the lunar month to attend the old town night. On this occasion, you will have the opportunity to see the red lanterns spread across the street, a typical setting of Hoi An on the occasion of the festival.
HOW FAR FROM DA NANG CITY ?
You can travel from Da Nang to Hoi An in about 40 minutes by car.
Many type care for you : Bus, Taxi or Grap car ….
- Taxi Hoi An: 0510 3919919
WHERE TO GO IN HOI AN ? ‘
CHUA CAU – BRIDGE
Chua Cau is the jewel in the heart of Hoi An. The bridge was built in the late 16th century and is called the Japan Bridge. In the middle of the bridge is a small temple to worship Huyen Thien King.
The bridge has a quite unique roof, with textures and decorative motifs showing a harmonious combination between Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Western architectural styles.
PHUC KIEN HALL
Hoi An ancient town has it that the forerunner of the Hall is a small temple worshiping the statue of Thien Hau Thanh Mau (the god blessing merchants overcome the ocean waves) picked up on the coast of Hoi An in 1697.
Through repeated restoration , with the major contribution of Overseas Chinese in Fujian State, the Hall became more brilliant and spacious, contributing to the appearance of the ancient architecture of Hoi An.
HALL OF GUANGDONG
The Hall was built by the Cantonese Chinese Overseas in 1885, initially to worship Thien Hau Thanh Mau and Duc Confucius, after 1911 and transferred to Quan Cong and Tien Hien of the state.
The rational use of wood and stone materials in the load-bearing structure, decorative details has brought the Hall a unique beauty. Every year on Nguyen Tieu, Quan Cong (June 24 of the lunar calendar) here is a very grand festival that attracts many participants.
MUSEUM OF HISTORY – CULTURE
Established in 1989, the museum displays 212 original artifacts and valuable documents made of ceramics, porcelain, iron, paper, wood … reflecting the development stages of the urban – commercial port of Hoi An from the time Sa Huynh culture period (from 2nd century AD) to Cham cultural period (from 2nd century to 15th century) and Dai Viet and Dai Nam culture (from 15th century to 19th century).
HOI AN HANDICRAFT WORKSHOP
The workshop gathers most of the traditional crafts of Hoi An and Quang Nam such as mat weaving, weaving, pottery, lacquer …
Visit the workshop, you will find the peaceful and peaceful scenery of a village image. Vietnam countryside; witnessing the skillful hands and excellent skills of artisans, creating exquisite and unique fine art products. Visitors can participate in several stages in the production process of the craft and buy some souvenir products.
Location: No 9 Nguyen Thai Hoc
WHERE SEA TO SWIM ?
CUA DAI BEACH
Cua Dai is a beautiful beach, with fine white sand, blue water, small waves and available fresh seafood shops with cheap prices.
Coming to Cua Dai Beach in the evening is also great because at that time the beach was immense, sparkling under the romantic oil lamps.
Location: Far from Hoi An ancient town 5 km to the East.
AN BANG BEACH
Coming to An Bang beach, you will feel the wonderful freshness when walking along the sand, catching the sun, watching the pristine beauty at dawn on the sea.
Location: Located in Cam An ward, about 3 km east of the ancient town of Hoi An.
CU LAO CHAM ISLAND – MUST GO TO HERE WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO HOI AN.
Cu Lao Cham have 7 small islands: Hon Lao, Hon Khoi, Hon Kho Con, Hon Tai, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon La and Hon Ong. Cu Lao Cham stands out for its biodiversity with natural forests, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and many valuable aquatic species.
If you go bushwalk, visitors can experience the feeling of the night in Cu Lao Cham, just rent a tent (50,000 VND) + pay an overnight stay is 20,000 VND. Swimming in Cu Lao Cham should be careful when the jellyfish is clear, touching people will itch for a while.
Location: Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city, 18 km east of Cua Dai beach, about 30 minutes by speedboat from Cua Dai port or wooden boat starting at Bach Dang wharf with itinerary about 2 hours.
WHAT’S HOI AN FOOD ?
PHO HOI CHICKEN RICE
With all the meticulous pulling skill in the way of processing, Hoi An people have created a chicken rice dish that is enough to impress people to give it a unique name: Hoi An chicken rice. Chicken Hoi Town rice served with onions, sour papaya, herbs, Tra Que, also has a cup of soup mixed heart, liver, kidney served to increase the appeal.
Address: Ba Buoi chicken rice (26 Phan Chau Trinh), Ba Huong chicken rice – Kiet (alley) Sica, Ba Minh chicken rice, Russian chicken rice …
Many people who have lived for a long time in the old town said that the Cao Lau has appeared in Hoi An since the 17th century. Perhaps that is why this dish is heavily influenced by Chinese cuisine as well as Japanese cold udon noodles. However, the Cao Lau of Hoi An still has its own bold and only Hoi An has the true Cao Lau dish.
Address: It is very easy to find Hoi An Cao Lau, from the curb to the restaurants on Tran Phu street, the most famous is Ba Be restaurant.
BANH BEO HOI AN
To make water hyacinth, people choose a good type of rice, filled with shrimp cake, meat. At the restaurant, the owner arranged many cups of cake on the tray, poured fillings, added grease, chutneys, scallions and then presented on the table.
Eating banh beo has to use “bamboo knife”, which is a sharp bamboo stick shape. Such cuisine also evokes curiosity for guests and is the difference in cuisine between dirt cake and other Hoi An delicacies made with rice.
Address: Go to Cam Chau, Cam Nam street …
From the outside, Quang noodles are almost like Cao Lau, but if you just taste it once, you will see these are two completely different dishes. Quang noodles are often eaten with shrimp, meat, quail eggs … All infused with spices.
When eating, indispensable crispy rice paper and vegetables.
Address: Mrs. Minh’s shop, Cẩm Hà district, or in Hội An ancient town market, at the beginning of Trần Phú street; Quang noodles on the street.
BANH XEO CAKE HOI AN
Banh xeo is a genuine specialty of Hoi An ancient town. The main raw material for making banh xeo besides rice is also shrimp and meat. To make a banh xeo, a person must sit by the fire constantly hot, so the rainy season of the year from October to December is the most suitable season for making banh xeo in Hoi An.
Address: cake shop Ba Le (Phan Chu Trinh alley); Bale Well (Ba Le shop) – 45/51 Tran Hung Dao.
WHERE HOTEL OR HOME STAY IN HOI AN ?
FOUR SEASONS RESORT NAM HAI HOI AN
VINPEARL RESORT & GOLF NAM HOI AN
VICTORIA HOI AN BEACH RESORT & SPA
AN BANG GARDEN HOMESTAY
About 3 minutes walk from AnBang beach, An Bang Garden Homestay is like a small house in the middle of a lovely, fresh and airy garden. Here, visitors have only one option for the room type, which is the garden view bedroom. But because the front of the house is very airy, the bedroom is always full of sunshine, cool breeze and the faint aroma of plants.
HERON HOUSE HOME STAY
Many visitors travel to Hoi An want to find a quiet place to rest and Heron House is the ideal choice. However, the peaceful space with surrounding rice fields is not the only attraction of this resort to visitors.
The house was redesigned on an ancient French building. Only 3 rooms but each room is spacious with 65 m², balconies overlooking the outside and many windows to catch the wind and sunlight. Sun loungers, coffee tables and hammocks are also fitted on the balcony for those who prefer a lazy day.
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