It is no accident that the ancient town of Hoi An was honored as one of 20 best “night” place in the planet, because when the night falls, this place put on the look very different with full of passion.
The first place you should visit in Hoi An at night is the Bridge Pagoda. This bridge was built in the 17th century by Japanese, which is a very dear and unique symbol of Hoi An and is illuminated by colorful lights, continuous color change at night. You will encounter many couples wedding photography and the children selling floating lanterns here.
Walking around the old town at night
Walking around the old town at night is a time when you can feel the ancient beauty of Hoi An. Walking on small streets, watching the passersby, ancient houses with sparkling gold lanterns will make your heart feel light, relaxed than ever. In particular, Hoai River is the most beautiful place of Hoi An by night. This is also the place where Hoi An can be seen anciently and refreshing.
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Drop the floating lanterns and take a boat ride on Hoai River
For the people of Hoi An, the Hoai River is a symbol that goes hand in hand with the old town. Sitting on the small boat, glide on the romantic Hoai River, watching the old town for a peaceful night, listening to the stories of the life of the boatman you will feel the peace of this street. Besides, you should not miss a pleasant experience at night is to drop the lights floating on the Hoai River.
After 6 p.m, the old town starts to light up, the same time as the flower candles glitter. Take a walk near the Hoai River in the evening, right in the Bridge Pagoda, An Hoi Bridge you will see pictures of the cute baby in a long dress, hat hug in the hands of the matrimony lined with flower lights posted for guests. Small colorful flower lights with your wishes contribute to make Hoi An more beautiful and attractive.
Join “Bai choi” game
Right near the An Hoi Bridge, there is a large courtyard, and at night it is bustling with the “bai choi” – an interesting folk game. You can join the game by buying a card and the rest is to listen to the folks who sing folk songs. The song will end with the name of a card, if you have that card in hand, you will win and receive a gift.
Enjoy nightly cuisine
The night cuisine street is always crowded with tourists. Here serve a lot of typical dishes in Hoi An such as: high floor, noodle soup, shrimp paste, cauldron cake, grilled meat, corn, etc. You can enjoy delicious food but also enjoy Hoi An ancient town with romantic Hoai river.
On the other side of the Hoai River is Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, An Hoi District. This neighborhood mainly focuses on restaurants, pubs. You can come here to enjoy the food, drink some beer or find a souvenir for yourself.
Night market in Hoi An
Hoi An night market is open from 17h00 to 23h00 to serve the shopping needs of tourists. There are more than 40 booths selling items such as pottery, handicrafts, lanterns, … If you do not know what to buy as gifts for relatives and friends, the night market in Hoi An is a great choice.
Watch the old town
Hoi An ancient town at night is very beautiful, perhaps most beautiful when there are no tourists or restaurants. At that time, the old town really returned to its ancient, seductive appearance. However, to watch the scene you have to be awkward to 1 to 2 am.