As a well-preserved harbor city from the 15th century, Hoi An is famous with its architecture which is influenced by Chinese and Japanese style. Take a step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere, taste its best street food along Thu Bon River. Make booking hotels Hoi An with us, and visit this amazing city.
In 2017 Hoi An is in top 13 best destinations in the world chosen by Tripadvisor members. So if you have the chance to visit this Ancient Town, here are the best things you should not miss:
1. Walk around the Ancient Town at night
Travel back in time by walking around Hoi An by night, when the city is lighten up by candles and colorful lanterns. Tourists will be lost into this magnificent town, where all houses, street kitchens, restaurants and hotels are designed in an ancient architecture style. On day 14th every lunar month, a light festival is held by the civilians, and Thu Bon river will become the river of wishes full of flower garlands and colored lanterns.
Make a wish and let Thu Bon River brings it to the sky
2. Taste “Cao Lau”
Cao Lau, literally translated to “high floor”, is a traditional food of Hoi An which is influenced by Chinese and Japanese food, and now a famous dish of this ancient town. Back then, Cao Lau was usually sold to businessman who came to Hoi An for trading. Restaurants were 2-floors building so its customers could have their meals on high floor while enjoying the view. A bow of Cao Lau is a festival of flavors: sour, spicy, sweet and salty, diverse just like this Ancient City.
The taste of Cao Lau – the taste of Hoi An
3. Try the best “Banh Mi” in Vietnam
A few years ago, Banh Mi was considered as the best food sandwich in the world by BBC. And after this author tried 15 loafs of Banh Mi from different street kitchens all over Vietnam, Banh Mi Phuong in Hoi An was one of the best. Banh mi here are just “a pretty magical sandwich”.
Hotelshoian.com Team’s first time trying Banh Mi Phuong was an enchantment
4. Enjoy “Ca Phe Sua Da” (iced coffee with condensed milk)
Good morning with a cup of Ca Phe Sua Da, a loaf of Banh Mi Phuong, take it slow and enjoy your peaceful morning. Siting on the sidewalk watching people will be an interesting and relaxing experience.
Enjoy a glass of Ca Phe Sua Da while waiting for your tailored clothes (Source: Hai Café Hoi An)
5. Order tailored clothes
Hoi An is one of the best cities for fast tailored clothes, the uniqueness and profession of this service was honored by Forbes Magazine. In only 4 hours, you can get what you ordered (which can be delivered to your hotel) with good quality and reasonable price.
A great experience ordering tailored clothes in Hoi An (Source: abackpackabuggyababy)
6. Snorkeling at Cham Islands
Cham Island is 30-minutes riding on speedboat from Hoi An. This is a not-to-miss destination if you visit Hoi An during the summer. Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham) is the place for who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city center. Here you can go swimming, snorkeling, camping or staying in homestay with local people, most of all is enjoying seafood.
Snorkeling at Cham Islands is one of the best experiences in Hoi An of Hotelshoian.com Team!
7. Take pictures
BuzzFeed Travel used to rank Hoian as the best 3 destinations for selfie. The contrast of yellow walls and blue windows makes a great picture for who wants to capture the moment. Don’t forget to take photos at these beautiful places for your Instagram. Besides lots of beautiful sites, hotels and homestays in Hoi An are also attractions themselves. Some are designed with boutique style, French colonel style or Modern Vietnamese Style. Go on to your booking hotels Hoi An wisely and make sure your camera is fully charged! You can also read our article about Top 6 Most Beautiful Hotels & Homestays in Hoi An for more information.
Every corner of Hoi An is just amazing
As a well-preserved harbor city from the 15th century, Hoi An is famous with its architecture which is influenced by Chinese and Japanese architecture. Take a step back in time and enjoy the atmosphere, taste its best street food along Thu Bon River. Book your hotels in Hoi An with us, and visit this amazing city.