Do You Know Any Interesting Spots in Hoi An Except Beaches? (Updated!)


Four hundred years ago, Hoian was a busy trading port welcoming traders all over the world, creating a distinctive feature of culture and integrating both Eastern and Western cultures. Today, Hoian is one of the rare ancient cities remaining almost intact. If you are fascinated with the nostalgic and peaceful atmosphere of this small old town on the Hoai River, let’s take a look at some beautiful destinations in Hoian.

The ancient town of Hoian is always on the top list of must-visit sites in Vietnam due to numerous reasons. The small village is the integration of Eastern and Western cultures, an elite combination of Vietnam, China, Japan, and Europe in terms of cuisine, architecture, as well as customs. Possessing romantic natural landscapes, favorable location, Hoi An regularly is one of the accessible stops during travelers’ journey across Central Vietnam.

 

Ancient Town of Hoi An


Cau Temple

Considered as the symbol of the town, Cau temple is the most definitive evidence of the abundant combination in the culture of the land. Inside the temple, there is a statue of God Zhenwu, who protects the property and brings good things to local people.

Address: between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Tran Phu Street

Opening time: 24/7

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Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

Worshipping Mazu, the hall used to be a place for Chinese traders to pray for a prosperous voyage. After times of restoration, until now, the building still keeps its specific design, including the three-arched-entrances gate, shrine, and big incense coils, bringing the sacred atmosphere to the temple.

Address: No. 35, Tran Phu Street, Minh An Ward.

Opening time: 07:00 – 17:00

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Trieu Chau Assembly Hall

Built in the middle of the 19th century by the Chinese community living in Vietnam, the assembly hall worships Mayuan – a famous general under the Han dynasty, also known as General, who calms the waves, a person to protect fishers.

Address: No. 157, Nguyen Duy Hieu Street.

Opening time: 07:00 – 17:00

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The System of Old Houses

The chain of old houses in Hoi An was constructed of wood and double tiles. A home is divided into several rooms and used as the living environment of some generations in a parentage.

A handful of famous old houses:

Tan Ky old house: No. 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Quan Thang old house: No. 77 Tran Phu Street

Phung Hung old house: No. 04 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

Toc Tran old house: No. 21 Le Loi Street

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Hoi An Night Market

Don’t forget to stroll along Nguyen Hoang street at night to enjoy the real Hoi An. You will be overwhelmed by dozens of stalls selling handicrafts, food, souvenirs in the sparkling and nostalgic space.

Address: Nguyen Hoang Street

Opening time: 17:00 – 23:00

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Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum (by Réhahn)

Besides museums displaying historical remnants, the city also contains museums of culture and art, which attract young travelers. Precious Heritage is a private museum of the French photographer Réhahn capturing portraits during his journey to discover Vietnam. Each photo hides a story about people that are presented truthfully under the artistic lens.

Address: No. 56 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street

Opening time: 07:00 – 23:00

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Outside the Ancient Town of Hoi An

If you have time to go away a little bit from the city center, you will set foot on spectacular attractions of the land.


Thanh Ha Pottery Village

The 600-year-old pottery village is getting more and more well-known due to the establishment of Thanh Ha Terracotta Park, which contains a miniature version of world wonders made from pottery. It is also the largest pottery park all around Vietnam.

Address: No. 26 Phan Boi Chau Street

Opening time: 08:00 – 20:00

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Cotic Art Space – Café

If you are interested in Vietnamese theater, especially tuong, don’t miss Cotic. Intending to spread the national feature of culture and art, Cotic pays attention to every small corner of the café, bringing guests a cozy space.

Address: Block 5, Thanh Ha Ward

Opening time: 07:00 – 17:00

Entrance ticket: 15.000 vnd – 50.000 vnd

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Kim Bong Carpentry Village

You may surprise to know that the products of Kim Bong village partly contribute to the gorgeous Hue Citadel. The Kings used to reward the village many times. These days, coming to the area, you can still witness the process of making artistic wooden products.

Address: Nong Thon Road, Trung Ha Village, Cam Kim Ward

Opening time: 07:00 - 17:00

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Tra Que Vegetable Village

Those who are keen on ecotourism should visit Tra Que vegetable village. It attracts both domestic and foreign tourists and become one of the must-visit destinations on their bucket lists. Just several kilometers from the old town, the village is an excellent experience for a day being a farmer planting organic veggies.

Don’t miss the chance to hoe, manure, and water the green vegetables. It will be more joyful when you cycle on the road and breathe the fresh air of the countryside.

Address: Cam Ha Commune

Opening time: 07:00 – 21:00

 


Cua Dai Beach

Frequently, Cua Dai is the first name to come into people’s mind when mentioning to beautiful beaches in Hoi An. After improving the cavitation, the local authorities have continued to welcome tourists to go to the beach to enjoy the turquoise water and soft sand beach.

Address: 608 Road, Cam An Ward, Hoi An City

Opening time: 24/7

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Cham Island

Consisting of 8 islets, Cham Island is an ideal place for visitors looking for a pristine beach to dive for coral reefs. Besides, the island possesses historical relics such as Cham old well and Hai Tang ancient temple. To reach the island, travelers can take a speed boat from the Cua Dai pier for 25 minutes or a wooden ship from the Bach Dang pier for 2 hours.
 








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