Hoi An ancient town travel guide with everything from A – Z

After some experience of traveling to Hoi An 4 days 3 nights, I extracted some useful information that I believe will help you answer questions for your Hoi An trip. Come with me and Bliss Hoi An to discover and fully grasp in the Hoi An ancient town travel guide below!

I, Overview of Hoi An
1.1 Where is Hoi An located?
Is a city in Quang Nam province, in the central region of Vietnam. Hoi An is located 860 km north of Hanoi and far from the city. Ho Chi Minh City is about 865 km to the south. Because it is located in the middle along the North-South axis, Hoi An is the intersection of many cultures, thus contributing to the enrichment of unique and unique cultural traditions for Hoi An. Since the 1980s, Hoi An's long-standing architectural and cultural values ​​have gradually attracted more attention from scholars and tourists, so Hoi An quickly became the most potential tourist destination in Vietnam. .

A corner of Hoai life - the most poetic river in Hoi An (source: Bliss Hoi An)

1.2 Climate and weather of Hoi An
Located in a tropical climate, Hoi An has only 2 seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season lasts from September to January, while the dry season fluctuates from February to August. The year-round average temperature ranges from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius. Due to its proximity to the sea, it is in the rainy season months. Hoi An will inevitably be affected by storms and floods. Therefore, if you are afraid of rain, you can choose to travel to Hoi An from February to April every year.
II, How to move to Hoi An?
Because Hoi An does not have a direct flight here, you take a plane to Da Nang airport and then move from there to Hoi An. It will take you about 30 minutes by car to get from the airport to Hoi An ancient town. You can refer to the schedule of some airlines with routes to Da Nang: Bamboo Airlines, Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines… Round-trip fares for a flight segment range from 1,300,000 VND -1,600,000 VND. If you arrange a trip to Hoi An, you can actively hunt for flight tickets in advance to get a more favorable price.
From Da Nang airport, you can choose a shuttle bus from the airport, or take a bus, taxi, or private car to the center of Hoi An. In addition, if you like freedom without too much furniture, you can rent a motorbike, with a price of about 150,000 VND - 200,000 VND/day.
Moving around in Hoi An, you can use a bicycle or rent a motorbike to move around there. If you are further away, you can rent a tram or travel by taxi for convenience.

III, Suggest a reference schedule for a 4-day 3-night tour in Hoi An
- Day 1: Move to Hoi An after about 1:30 on the plane. Then explore the cuisine around Hoi Street such as chicken rice, Cao Lau, wonton noodles... Visit the Fujian Assembly Hall, Tan Chieu, Tan Ky ancient house, Cau Pagoda...

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall - One of Hoi An's most popular ancient assembly halls

- Day 2: Visit traditional craft villages such as Tra Que vegetable village, Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village... Then watch the sunset and eat seafood on Binh Minh beach.

Sunrise Beach at sunrise (source: Bliss Hoi An)

- Day 3: Get up early to hunt for dawn and continue to explore life on Cham Island. And don't forget to visit some interesting places around here.
- Day 4: Visit Bay Mau coconut forest, have lunch and rest a bit. Then check-out and move to Da Nang airport to return to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. HCM.

Seven-acre coconut forest (Bliss Hoi An)

Some notes about walking time in Hoi An ancient town:
- The time to visit Hoi An ancient town starts from 7.am - 9.pm daily.
- The period from 9.am -11.am and 3.pm - 22.pm Hoi An prohibits vehicles from moving into the old quarter. So if you choose to visit Hoi An ancient town at this time, you can only choose to walk to move.
- At 17:30 to 21:00 every day, there will be art performances about Hoi An traditional culture at 39 Nguyen Thai Hoc or 66 Bach Dang.
- From 19h00 to 11h00 and 15h00 to 21h00 perform the program "cutting on the river" at Hoai River in front of Cau Pagoda.
- Hoi An night market will be open from 17h00 to 23h00 daily on Nguyen Hoang street.
IV, What to buy as a gift?
- Lanterns: If you walk around the ancient town of Hoi An, you will see colorful lanterns everywhere. So if you buy lanterns as souvenirs, you should choose big stores, they produce lanterns directly so they can choose from a variety of designs, colors, materials, and sizes.

Lanterns - decorative gifts with bold Hoi An colors (source: Bliss Hoi An)

- To he: is a product of Thanh Ha pottery village. To he price is quite cheap, only about 5,000 VND, so this item is very popular.
- Silk: The characteristics of this fabric are extremely cool, soft and super light. In addition to pre-designed items and items such as clothes, bags, towels, you can also order super-fast sewing an item of your own design.
- Wooden furniture of Kim Bong village: Each item here is priced from 120,000 VND to 300,000 VND. All products are created and created by skilled artisans. Therefore, handicraft products look very eye-catching and attractive.

Besides, you can also buy other typical food and cuisine in Hoi An as gifts for friends and relatives such as shield cake, wife cake, green bean cake...
V, What to note when traveling in Hoi An?
Although I have traveled to Hoi An many times, each time is a new and strange experience for me. After the trips, I have drawn some small notes that you will find useful:
- Always check the weather forecast for the days you plan to go, so as not to be interrupted by storms and floods. Therefore, I often go to Hoi An in the first 6 months of the year, which is the dry season.
- Always make a specific schedule of where to go, what to eat, how to rest, how to transport for the days.
- Actively book airline tickets, hotel rooms, resorts... to get a cheaper price and have more room options to your liking.
- Because of the schedule, I also arrange the clothes accordingly. For example, when going to sacred places such as pagodas and temples, I will choose modest and elegant costumes for example.
- When taking a taxi, you should choose reputable taxi companies with careful metering. And I often ask the resort that has booked in advance to call for a car to avoid risks.

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