Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town
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Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one seaside border (East), it used to be one of the major trading centers in Southeast Asia during the 16th century due to the early western trader occupying period.
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  • Litzenberg
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The traditional atmosphere of a centuries-old Vietnamese town
    The narrow streets are lined with colorful buildings and quaint shops, while the nearby river provides a beautiful setting. The town is most famous for its Ancient Japanese Bridge, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge is a symbol of the town and provides a stunning backdrop for photographs. Visitors can also explore the many temples and pagodas in the area, as well as the local markets and restaurants. The people of Hoi An are known for their friendliness and hospitality, making it a great place to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Robert H
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hoi An - a must see Old Town.
    The Old City of Hoi An is a well preserved precinct that encapsulates a lot of the history. The temples are varied and interesting, and the shops and houses have a distinct 'historic' feel. The river is busy and attractive, especially at night when the river boats alight with lanterns and the permanent illuminated displays are on show. The crowds give the riverside a festive feel, even if there is no festival.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 June 2023
  • Joseph
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Calming atmosphere and beautiful architecture
    The town's narrow streets are lined with traditional buildings and lanterns that create a peaceful and authentic atmosphere. You can explore the town's markets and shops to find charming souvenirs and local crafts. The locals are friendly and welcoming and will make you feel right at home. Relaxed vibe and charming atmosphere.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • WALI
    London, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and special place to explore
    This quaint old-world town is a delight to explore, with its relaxed atmosphere and vibrant culture. The buildings are centuries old, and the streets are lined with traditional shops and restaurants. There's a lovely old-fashioned feel to the place, with its narrow alleyways, colorful lanterns, and traditional architecture. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and you can find some great local food and souvenirs. It's an ideal spot to relax and soak up the atmosphere, and the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Esther
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must-see!
    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a picturesque old-world town, with its vibrant and intimate atmosphere. The streets are lined with colorful lanterns and the buildings are preserved in their original style, giving it a charm like no other. The people of Hoi An are friendly and welcoming, and the city is full of life. From the bustling markets to the peaceful riverfront, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or a cultural experience, Hoi An is the perfect destination. With its unique blend of old and new, it's easy to see why this town is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. So come and experience the captivating old-world charm of Hoi An Ancient Town!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Rejee Aaron
    Bexley, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcoming atmosphere and peaceful beauty of this stunning town
    Nestled along the banks of the Thu Bon River in Vietnam lies a vibrant and welcoming town that will take your breath away. Hoi An Ancient Town is a picturesque haven of peace that will make you feel right at home. The streets are lined with colorful lanterns and traditional buildings, creating an atmosphere of serenity and warmth. The locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and you can find a variety of delicious local cuisine to enjoy. The river is a great place to take a peaceful stroll, and there are plenty of shops and markets to explore. The ancient town is also home to a number of historical sites that are worth seeing, and the beaches nearby provide a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • rose lindsay
    Duluth, Minnesota5 contributions
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    If you love the wooden old houses, boat lanterns
    If you are a fan of beautiful wooden old houses, then you must visit here. Food, souvenirs, boat rides, sending lanterns down the river (I believe the latter is usually included as part of the boat ride). Photocopied shops at every corner. I recommended to lowball and haggle as much as you can.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Sadeque
    Arlington, Texas2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see for any adventurer!
    Hoi An Ancient Town is a must-see for any adventurer looking for a unique experience. The local markets are bustling with activity, the rich culture is evident in every corner, and the lush greenery provides a tranquil atmosphere. It's an amazing place to explore and I highly recommend it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Sophiebelle04
    Bali, Indonesia183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slowly meandering the streets of Hoi An OldTown.
    My hotel was located on the river and about a 5 min walk to Hoi An Old Town. I thoroughly enjoy meandering slowly through the old quarter admiring the ancient architecture… the colors … the vibrancy .. the people. Found a wonderful shop selling the Hill Tribe embroideries and even lanterns. The cloth market was terrific and had some gorgeous silk outfits made at very competitive prices. Enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the night market and hope to return one day soon for more shopping.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Bhai B
    Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Colorful Journey Through History: Exploring Hoi An Ancient Town, Viet Nam
    Hoi An Ancient Town is a sight to behold. With its narrow streets, ancient buildings, and colorful lanterns, it's a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Stroll through the old town and take in the history, or explore the many shops and restaurants. No matter what you do, you'll be sure to have a memorable time in this truly one-of-a-kind destination.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
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THE LIGHTHOUSE AN BANG RESTAURANT & BAR
Hoi An, Vietnam7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
this is nice city with peaceful and colorful of lanterns . high recommend. the food was very good with traditional cultural and fresh seafood at the beach
Written 24 May 2024
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Anatole A
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May 2024 • Family
We have taken this tour "World Biosphere Reserve: Snorkel & Island Hop from Hoi An/Da Nang and Hoi An & Marble mountain" with bcfamilytour.com. This islands are a World Biosphere Reserve, and the tour activities are truly wonderful. If you visit Hoi An and Da Nang without coming here, it's as if you haven't seen the most beautiful coastal city in the world. The tour guide is very enthusiastic, and the food is delicious. This tour is very affordable for what we received. This time, we contacted the tour's travel expert to design a private tour for our family and friends. They supported us a lot through WhatsApp at +84886559609. We booked three months in advance before arriving. Thank you so much!
Written 20 May 2024
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modelfriend
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Min was very lively and engaging with our group. He was very entertaining and also had a lot of historical knowledge of the places we visited.
We ended the tour with a cool drink and conversation. I would definitely recommend a tour with Min ( Minh?)
Written 15 May 2024
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miracle
Hoi An, Vietnam5 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
If you're looking for high-quality sunglasses that won't break the bank, you may want to check out Mr. Pineapple's shop near the Hoi An market. Mr. Pineapple is known for offering stylish and affordable sunglasses that are perfect for any occasion. So, if you're in the area and in need of a new pair of shades, be sure to stop by and see what Mr. Pineapple has to offer.
Written 13 May 2024
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LFLI
Hong Kong, China548 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
It is claimed to be an old town. But it is completely occupied by shops for visitors and souvenir that lost the sight of an old town. There is no place for sight seeing at daytime. On the other hand, at night time, it is worth to visit the night market and have boat ride, from the view point of a modern visitor not looking for historical remains.
Written 12 May 2024
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Bibo
Vietnam13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Hoi An - Vietnam, is a place where time seems to stand still, offering a seamless blend of ancient charm and modern allure.
The ancient town of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its well-preserved architecture. The architecture, with its iconic yellow buildings and traditional wooden storefronts, exudes a sense of nostalgia and authenticity.
The ancient town is closed to motorized traffic in the evenings, allowing visitors to explore its cobblestone streets on foot or by bicycle.
This place has many boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes that line the streets. If you love to have custome-made clothing crafted, tailoring traditions will never disappoint you.

"Hoi An Memories" is a fantastic show that tells the story of Vietnam's history in a fun and exciting way. It happens in the beautiful town of Hoi An and features colorful costumes, cool dances, and great music. They use fancy lights and effects that make it even more amazing. You'll learn about Vietnam's past and feel really connected to it. Whether you love history or just want a fun night out, "Hoi An Memories" is a must-see!
Written 8 May 2024
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Aminua
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We fell in love with Hoi An Ancient Town! Wandering the narrow streets with their glowing lanterns felt like stepping back in time. Shops brimming with handcrafted treasures and the authentic atmosphere made it unforgettable.
Written 8 May 2024
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Haverhals J
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I rented a bike for an hour from Da Nang to see this. Although it was under renovation, I was able to see the bridge through the gap. You can leave your bike for 10kVND and go along the canal? I went around.
Written 6 May 2024
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Jeniffer
Hanoi, Vietnam9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
No words can describe its beauty. Peaceful. The weather is a little hot. “Mot” was delicious, I will definitely try it again 😍😍😍
Written 5 May 2024
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JCFlash
Calgary50 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very pretty to look at, but definitely a tourist trap. There is very little variety of shops with constant repetition of vendors selling the same tourist trinkets at really high prices. The area lacks authenticity and you'd be hardpressed to know that this is a UNESCO site with the way that it's setup...everything "ancient" or historical (besides the building facades) has been replaced with tourist crap. The food is also terrible...there are no good restaurants or good stalls in the immediate area.

Visiting Hoi An ancient town is a complete waste of time.
Written 5 May 2024
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