Getting to Hoi An
Getting to Hoi An Reviews
Nov 08, 2007
Yes, the best way to get to Hoi An is by plane from Hanoi. The cost of the one-way plane ticket should be around $55. If you are in Hanoi, go to Brothers Cafe or Sinh Cafe, I forget which one, that caters to back packers. They can get the best deal for you. Also ask if you can have someone pick you up at the Da Nang airport and drive you to Hoi An. The airport in Da Nang is very small and there will be lots of taxi toots trying to get your business. They will drive you to Hoi An but then try to get you to book in one of their recommended hotels, which I wouldn't recommend. The drive to Hoi An should be around $25 or less and will take 45 minutes. Good luck!
When you get to Hoi An, just walk around the city, it's very small and you can cover it in one day. Obviously, the places to visit is the Japanese Bridge, pagodas, museums and such, which is within walking distance. By the Japanese Bridge there is concrete bridge, walk over and there are a few places to eat and look around. This is the "newer" part of Hoi An. If you want to see local daily life, I would recommend going to the market and walking around that "neighborhood". The beach is also worth going to. For cafes and restaurants, again just walk around and find one that suits your fancy. Try the "Banh Huong" (Rose Dumpling) that is famous, and only found, in the area. Hoi An is also known as the city of tailors, so if you see something in a magazine that you like, a tailor can reproduce it down to the colored stitching. Just remember to bargain!
Have fun and I hope this helps!
P.S. Skip Da Nang, there is nothing there to see or do! Better to go to Hue or the Marble Mountain for the day or just stay in Hoi An.
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