Hoi An

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Reviews

aero3 aero3
5 reviews
Hoi An and Surrounds Mar 10, 2012
We flew SGN to Danang DAD; I have admiration for Vietnam Airlines, we only paid $51 by booking early through their home web and the flight was on time and efficient. From DAD we had secured the Nhi Nhi hotel pick-up at $18; my Buddy had insisted on bringing his Navy style kit bag and was now loaded down with the extras he had bought off the street vendors in SGN, my trolley bag had been used to barrow his but it was no longer a joke; the car was a Ford Escape and the driver abided by the speed limit, so it was a comfy drive to Hoi An. The Nhi Nhi was all the good things said about it and within walking distance of the Old Town for which you purchase a coupon on entry 9000dong $4.50 and despite dated gives access for your stay and to several private houses etc within. The Old Town was larger than I had imagined and well worth the visit; we took $1 bicycles, as the Nhi Nhi is about the furthest of the hotels from a beach, An Bang is nicer with views to Cham Islands which were not open until mid Feb for scuba trips, due to the water state. We took the tour to My Son, a good days outing if returning on a boat with veggie lunch but do not expect the Angkor Wat or Ayutthaya quality of ruins, the USA bombing destroyed most standing but this is some of the attraction seeing 1st hand the bomb craters. Lastly we hired scooters and found our way to the back side of the Marble Mountain and explored it, away from the popular tourist sea view side, also the Tra Que vegetable planting village.Evenings we usually ended up in the Before and Now Bar, not many others stay open after 10:30pm.
Marble Mountain backside
Tra Que veg garden temple
An Bang beach
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donegalcatch83 donegalc…
3 reviews
Amazing Hoi An May 30, 2011
My favourite part of Vietnam! Hoi An is a beautiful little town away from the hussle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi. It's the perfect place to buy a cheap rucksack and fill it with enough tailored clothes to keep you happy for the next 5 years!! I'd recommend renting a bicycle during your stay and visiting one of the bars by the river in the evening. Love it!
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ml6588 says:
Hey - Im actually planning an Asia trip this March. Any recommendations as to other countries/cities things to do? Vietnam is on the list and the more I read about Hoi An, Im thinking this will be one of the places I'd visit.
Posted on: Jan 19, 2012
ammeise ammeise
1 reviews
hoi an Jun 25, 2011
Hoi An is nice old town in Vietnam, nice & cheap food also beautiful old building. Try they specialty food cao lao and white rose, and they have a local beer which is only 30cent us per 300ml :) nice.

You can rent a motorbike or bicycle over there. motorbike is about 5$ for 24hours (remember for bargain, because at first they will charge you like 6-8$ per 10 hours).

Try duck salad in front of hoi an market, they open at night, really tasty.
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digitalis digitalis
6 reviews
Mar 07, 2007
Hoi An gets hip:

Hoi An is the old Town of Faifo, which was one the most important port of Vietnam in the 16th century during Japanese invasion. Hoi An stays a heaven for pedestrians, car-free “city”, with heritage tradition everywhere. No need to wear a “I’m not a tourist tee-shirt” like in Bali, you’ll be not hassled by street vendors or postcard sellers. Just enjoy a bicycle ride, get some cuisine lessons or go for a new silk wardrobe delivered to your hotel by tailors everywhere around the spot.
Sept922 Sept922
12 reviews
And they have a Beach TOO! Aug 12, 2004
One of these sentences may be true...Hoi An is a tourist trap!: Or, Hoi An is a treasure not to be missed!

Well it depends on who you ask! Hoi An is one thing though....its beautiful! There will be many westerners from every corner of the globe, (we are like ants) but Hoi An has not ruined the look and style of their UNESCO world heritage site old town. The area around is helped out by rules on cars and motos. Hoi An is touristy but there is not the hustle and bustle of larger towns or even Da Nang up the road.

There are cute little museums and old houses to enter but just to give you at least some history if that is your thing. There is a local orphanage for those wanting to inquire about opportunities. There is a local Full Moon festival around mid month every month. Local events make this town come alive even more and it already has good energy.

Everyone comes for the clothes! Too many tailors to mention...do your research. Even Wiki has recommendations! The area across the cute Japanese bridge is great to walk down and sometimes it is less touristy! Especially early am and around early dinner time! (late afternoon). Great pics to be had!

Food? So much. So many options but don't forget to cross the river to An Hoi for more.

Rooms? Many but it is worth extra to stay central here!

Prices? More than other areas because of....wait for it......TOURISTS! But that is OK! This is one tourist-ed place that is cool..maybe not a must see to everyone but a SHOULD see. It may be a lil' higher priced by Vietnam standards but that still means cheap to me.

And by the way there are tons of places to drink and the atmosphere though foreign is usually laid back but groovy!

And by the way......they have a decent Beach too! Cua Dai is farther and nice but An Bang is quieter and a little closer. Rent a bike (non moto) and cruise on over. This town is worth a couple of days to a week depending on your time and desires!
The famous Japanese Friendship bri…
Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. Hoi A…
Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street.
Sitting at the entrance to the Jap…
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reikunboy says:
hoi an is on the list of places i want to go when ieventually get to vietnam
great pics again.
Posted on: Jun 30, 2012

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