Ancient Old Town Hoi An

Hoi An is the ‘must-see’ on everyone’s holiday to Vietnam especially, as there is just so much to see and do in Hoi An and its surrounding area, including nearby Danang City. Hoi An was originally a busy seaport starting with the Champa Kingdom that ruled this area right through to more recent Chinese and Japanese traders who had a significant impact on the town. Hoi An is respectful of its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs, and sophisticated culinary art. Today, it is a delightful old town filled with a huge array of great dining, wonderful shops, stunning beaches, and an amazing art scene.

It may be small, but there is a lot to see in Hoi An. Every time you walk around the old streets, you’re bound to discover something new. Each time of day brings new sights, smells, and experiences too – early morning is great for photographing the ochre-coloured buildings with no people around, while daytime shows off local trading and laughter. Then the evening is packed with visitors enjoying the lantern-lit town, bars, and restaurants.

You could spend days just tasting all of the Hoi An specialities that add so much to Vietnamese cuisine, many with a significant history behind them. Because of that, many people also choose Hoi An to take a cooking class while on holiday in Vietnam.

With the historical My Son Holy Land nearby and Danang City just 30 minutes away, there is a great range of things to do while in Hoi An. And we haven’t even mentioned the beaches!