With the small space, Hoi An is still a tourist center for tourists because of its ancient architecture, beautiful buildings, the prosperity of a port town, the peace of human life here.
If one day you visit the “world cultural heritage” Hoi An and struggling to know what to do. Refer to the suggestions below for a deeper feel of life and people here.
Walk the Old Town at night
A simple experience, you just step outside the street and watch the old houses, lantern street lights full color at night. You will imagine yourself lost in the gala of light, a picture that combines the silence of ancient architecture with the image of folk and the simmering of modern life. Perhaps the most beautiful is still along the banks of Hoai River, where the color streaks glittered on the water.
Drop the flower lights
Still in the evening, besides just watching, you can immerse yourself in the decoration of the river party light feast. An interesting experience that many tourists like to do is drop flowers posted on Hoai River. It is your hand that will drop the tiny flower lights that sparkle into the river, hoping the lights will bring good luck to your family and loved ones. Besides the lantern, the flower lights also gradually become a feature of tourism there.
Eat the “best bread”
Not long ago, David Farley, the BBC correspondent for travel and food, commented on “the most wonderful bread in the world” program after eating a total of 15 loaves of bread in various bakeries throughout Vietnam. One of them is Hoi An bread. Indeed, in the town, there are bakeries famous for foreign visitors, such as Phuong (Phan Chau Trinh), Madam Khanh (Tran Cao Van) and Madame Banh (Canh Dai) bread. Hoi An bread with slices of pork, pate, cucumber, herbs and meat sauce is very delicious, attractive.
Take a boat trip on the Hoai River at night
Take a boat to see a corner of the Old Quarter at night and drop flower lights are very popular with couples, especially those who come to Hoi An to take photos for the wedding. You do not have a pair, you can still enjoy with family and friends.
Dress fashion right away
Hoi An has many attractions for domestic and foreign tourists, one of which is the tailor shop, dress, shoes, sandals, bags … for the day. Forbes magazine has honored one of the “hot” shops in Hoi An by unique service, professional service. After about 4 hours, you can get the item you just ordered. Hoi An’s fashion style is very unique, trendy and the price ranges from US $ 15 – US $ 100.
Go to the beach
Hoi An has famous beaches in the world by white sand, clear water and sunshine. Cua Dai beach with stretches of white sand, coconut and clear sea. In addition, An Bang is in the top 50 of the most beautiful beach on the planet. An Bang beach is suitable for those seeking free and quiet space. You can drop your soul at a beach without umbrellas, tables and chairs, just the waves, clear water, sunbathing, reading a book, enjoying a glass of wine or having some cold beer. A very unique experience in Hoi An town.
Find the old houses
The ancient houses are priceless heritage that Hoi An saved from the many wars, urbanization and the destruction of nature. Most notably known as the Tan Ky ancient house, the first house to be recognized as a national monument in Hoi An and also the place that has welcomed many leaders at home and abroad.
Snorkeling and watching coral in Cu Lao Cham
Cu Lao Cham Island is about 15 km away from the Old Quarter, one of the places not to miss when coming to Hoi An. Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can experience snorkeling, coral reefs, camp fire, homestay, homestay and seafood.
Take a photo to memorize in Hoi An
The BuzzFeed Travel website ranked Hoi An in third place in the list of the best selfie photography locations in the world. So when coming there, do not forget to take selfie with famous landmarks such as Nhat bridge, An Hoi bridge, legendary wall in Hoang Van Thu, Hoai river bank …
Buy a lantern as a souvenir
The most common and unique souvenir in Hoi An is probably the lanterns. Choosing one to give to relatives or hanging in the house, is also an interesting thing to remember about the Old Town.