On your trip to Hoi An, don’t forget to try local dishes from street vendors.
Main dishes such as Ba Buoi chicken rice, Ms. Nga chicken rice, Banh Mi Phuong, or Banh Mi Madame Khanh with full of meat, sausages, pâté, raw vegetables, and aromatic sauces will make you fall in love with Hoi An cuisine.
Also, you should not miss Quang Noodles and Cao Lau dishes. Besides, White Rose is also considered a worth-trying dish when traveling to Hoi An.
Hoi An food tour is an interesting idea to explore Hoi An by bike and taste the city. You’ll cycle around the lovely neighborhoods and try nine different local dishes from 5 food spots.
On the first days in Hoi An, you should spend time exploring Hoi An Ancient Town. There are many popular attractions and fine art workshops that you should stop by.
Some famous attractions in Hoi An old town, are
Phuc Kien Assembly Hall
Trieu Chau Assembly Hall
Japanese Covered Bridge
Tan Ky Old House
Tran Family Chapel
6. Cycle Hoi An in the morning
I love mornings in Hoi An.
The old town is peaceful and quiet before 8 am. There’re not many tourists yet, and also the restaurants and shops still close.
I recommend cycling in the morning in Hoi An. You can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere while experiencing Hoi An like a local.
7. Wander around Hoi An at night
Hoi An is beautiful when the sun shines on the ancient golden walls and fascinating when the night falls.
When the old town lights up and the traffic stops on the main roads, Hoi An puts on a different picture.
The town is busy with rows of tourists while the shops are full of people coming in and out.
Boat on the river
Still, in the evening, besides just observing, you can mingle with the decoration for the light party on the river.
Sitting in the middle of a small boat, paddling out in the middle of the river, gently dropping each of the lighted lanterns, then watching the shimmering rows of lights and praying for peace and luck is an experience you should try.
Hoi An night market
If you’re hungry, stop by Hoi An night market for some delicious street food.
Besides the specialties of the neighborhood, the night market also has many souvenir stalls from clothes, shoes to lacquerware, jewelry.
There are some restaurants and bars with good live music that you can spend the night with your friends.
8. Watch the sunrise at My Son sanctuary
Watching the sunrise on the towers and ruins of Champa culture is a must-do when visiting Vietnam’s Central.
The sanctuary was a place to perform rituals and worship, confirming the spirits of the reign of the Cham Kings and commemorating the victory and great conquests.
My Son sanctuary is about a 1-hour drive from Hoi An, and Klook offers excellent tours at an affordable price.
Visiting this trade village, you can admire the stages of manufacturing many fine wood handicraft products.
In the evening, you can get a boat to ride along the Thu Bon River or enjoy the beautiful sunset on the bank of the river from the village.
12. Have a fun day at Vinpearl Land Nam
Have a great day out at Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An, a thrilling amusement park that combines both cultural experiences and wildlife discovery.
Getting a fresh dip at Water World and visiting Folk Island’s Handicraft Village will be a highlight of your trip to this park. The park also offers 95 exciting indoor games for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
Don’t miss River Safari – the first and only wildlife sanctuary in the country that lets you explore via riverway.