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Hoi An Ancient Town

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Address: Hoi An, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam...

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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Hoi An Old Town Food Tour by Night
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Half-Day Tour of Hoi An Ancient Town from Da Nang

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Great time in Ancient City, great place to shop, eat and meet local and other tourists. Highly recommended a day or two to explore this cool place. We loved the night market and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great time in Ancient City, great place to shop, eat and meet local and other tourists. Highly recommended a day or two to explore this cool place. We loved the night market and the street food!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hoi An is a pearl. With its lanterns it really looks magic. The sellers in the shops in the old town, despite being for tourists, are pleasant and nice. No pressure for buying and prices always remain very reasonable. All restaurants have good food. And most of them really good. This part of Vietnam has actually the best food you... More 

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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hoi An Ancient Town. Lovely shops, restaurants, art galleries, local crafts. You can just sit and spend some time here and while away the hours.

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Stayed in Hoi an for Five nights, in the Hoi An Trails resort. The town itself was well worth the visit with great eateries and bars

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Full day may not be enough to cover Ho An Ancient Town. Its best to use Hat and Sunscreen lotion, light cloths and rent Bicycle/MotorBike to roam around the city. You can buy pass (Single page, 8 ticket, for any 8 places) on the entrance of old city near river. You can see Japanese and Chinese influence on all Architecture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A "must" for every tourist in Vietnam ! One full day is enough... Do not waste time visiting the agriculture nearby farms, this is totally a kitsch for tourists, nothing authentique...

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There is a lot to do in Hoi An other than get clothing and shoes made...but go and have some fun and get clothes and shoes made. Why not!? We visited at end of March; still very warm but not as hot as it gets. I did not realise that we needed to buy tickets to enter the historic town,... More 

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Spend a few hours during day light in the Ancient Town which is meant to be traffic free just looking at the old buildings made of timer frames with brick or wooden walls some decorated,Then walked along the River Thu Bin where the locals hassle you with good humour to take a trip on their boats,then on to the Japanese... More 

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People had told me that Hoi An was a cute town but I was blown away - fantastic mix of architecture, very clean, lots of old buildings to visit from different influences and a river running through it. Lots of lovely shops for silk clothing or souvenirs, tons of restaurants to select from a night market - what more could... More 

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Great area to walk around and get haggled to death (oops...I mean to shop). The streets are lined with hundreds of shops selling the same stuff. Good for tailoring and getting things made. We went to a shop named "Vans" and she was great - fast and reasonably priced. The tourist tax of 120000 Dong to enter Old Town is... More 

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