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Frequently asked questions when traveling to Hoi An

Highlighted in the tourist line of the Central Vietnam, Hoi An old town looks like a rustic, simple and poetic painting. Whether in daytime or nighttime, Hoi An tourism still has its own charms which leave in tourist’s heart unforgettable memories.

1. Which is the ideal time to travel to Hoi An?

Hoi An’s climate has two distinct seasons, the rainy season lasts from August to December and the dry season is from January to July, sometimes, it also has cold periods but not too cold, so don’t be afraid and just bring along some thin coats.

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The lantern festival of Hoi An

The ideal time to visit Hoi An is from February to April, at this time the rain is less, the weather is pleasant. If possible, visit Hoi An on the 14th, 15th lunar month to attend the Old Quarter festival. On this occasion, you will have the opportunity to drop the lanterns on the river, enjoy the traditional songs and play folk games,…

2. How to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An?

From Da Nang to Hoi An, there are two directions. One is to go along the National Highway 1 about 27km to Vinh Dien street and then turn left 10km. When entering in Hoi An, continue to Huynh Thuc Khang Street, here you can visit Bang Anh Cham Tower in Vinh Dien.

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Bang Anh Cham tower on Huynh Thuc Khang street

The second direction is closer, less than, from Da Nang center, Han River bridge, Da Nang-Hoi An, Ngu Hanh Son, Hoi An about 30km.

3. Which transportations to travel in Hoi An?

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A bicycle tour around Hoi An

Transportation in Hoi An is quite diversified. To discover the old town of Hoi An and the surrounding area you can go by foot, bike, motorbike, pedicab, motorcycle, boat,… but the most interesting means of transport to visit the old town is still by bicycle.

4. The place to stay in Hoi An

Being a tourist city, especially attracting foreign tourists, Hoi An does not lack of comfortable hotels, in the center of the city the price of the room is quite high, but there’s hardly room available.

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A hotel in Hoi An

Guests should book at least 2 months in advance for a good price. In the peak season, if you book late, you can find a room away from the central area like hotels or homestays on Huynh Thuc Khang Street, near the bus station, on Thai Phien road for the best price.

5. Which are places to visit in the center of the old town?

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Hoi An handicraft workshop

In the old town, you can walk, ride a bicycle to the sites such as Cau Pagoda, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (46 Tran Phu Street), Trieu Chau Assembly Hall (92B Nguyen Duy Hieu Street) Tran Phu), Hoi An handicraft workshop (9 Nguyen Thai Hoc), Tan Ky ancient house,…

6. Which are places to visit in the area out of the Old Quarter?

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Cua Dai beach in Hoi An

The area around Hoi An has many beautiful places that visitors can easily visit by many means such as Cua Dai Beach, An Bang Beach, Moc Kim Bong Village, Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Tra Que village, Cu Lao Cham island, coconut forest,…

7. Which delicious dishes can’t be missed in Hoi An?

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Pho Hoi chicken rice

Hoi An Ancient Town is small, but the culinary culture is extremely rich. The dishes below are some delicious dishes and addresses to enjoy when you come to this ancient quarter: Pho Hoi chicken rice, Cao Lau, dumplings, cauldrons, Hoi An pancakes, fried noodles, corn sweet soup,…

8. What to buy a home as a souvenir or gift when coming to Hoi An?

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Hoi An lantern

Hoi An lanterns are very beautiful, light and can be brought along with your luggage, so it is suitable for tourists to buy as souvenirs. You can buy on Tran Phu Street in Tuoi Ngoc lantern shop, Ngoc Thu lantern shop or shops on Le Loi street,… Price is not expensive as well. In addition, silk, wood carving, embroidery, stone,… are also meaningful souvenirs.

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