The Four Best Things To Do In Hoi An

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The Four Best Things to Do, See & Eat in Hoi An

If it’s mystic wander you’re after, you are in for a treat. The ancient streets of Hoi An transport you to a time long before you existed. Making its way on to most peoples Vietnam itinerary due to it’s UNESCO World Heritage Site trophy, It’s no wonder it’s a favourite for most.

An unexpected delight for the four of us, we planted our toes beachside in the little town 20 minutes cycle from Hoi An’s famous ancient Old Town, opting for a quaint homestay run by a delightful local family. With breakfast in our tummies, a swift bike ride across the riverbanks and paddy fields we were on our way. We were told this place would be a marvel but had no idea of the magic to overcome us. Totally charmed!

 

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And if you get sweaty on your bike ride in to town from the beach, don’t worry! Being the tailoring capital of Vietnam, they’ll whip you up a new dress in no time.

Like stepping through Narnia’s magic wardrobe the second you step in to the Old Town you’re transported to another realm. Make time to wander across the Japanese bridge and meander through the little cobbled, laundry lined, lantern filled back streets for a real glimpse in to local life.

Sitting on the Thu Bon River, with a 16th century bridge stealing the show, take a sunset boat ride with a local and set a river lantern off in the water to make a wish for good luck. With no shortage of artists, galleries, tea houses and rooftop restaurants, Hoi An will charm your socks off. It feels as if you’re walking through a painting.

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The Four Highlights

An Bang Beach China Beach - Soul Kitchen 

With Free yoga, hippies, fresh fish dishes and great cocktails and juices. Sunshine reggae tunes and sunset beach barbeque’s this place comes alive with a colourful crowd. 

2  Hoi An Old Town The Japanese Bridge

You might have seen it in the photos but when you see this Ancient port with your own eyes lit up with every colour of the rainbow you feel like your on the set of the Disney movie Mulan. It really is one of the most charming places we've ever witnessed!

3  Tailoring

Don’t miss the chance to get some clobber made! Seriously guys and girls, they can whip up anything within 24 hours (and it’s damn good).

4  Go on an Eco Tour

Ride a water Buffalo, bob up and down in a bamboo basket boat ‘Thung Chai’ through the coconut marshes and eat lunch with a local family. Jack Trans Tour is a good'en.

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The Four Best Restaurants

1  The Banh Mi Queen, Madam Khanh

The Best Banh Mi EVER

115 Trần Cao Vân, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

2  Mango Mango

Epic Vietnamese food with a twist. Make sure you say hi to Duc the owner

45 Nguyễn Phúc Chu, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam | +84 510 3911 863

3  Nu Eatery 

Healthy Asian Fusion food

10A Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Cẩm Phô, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam | +84 129 519 0190

4  An Gia Cottage 

The clay oven fish stew & homemade banana cake. Yes please!

Lạc Long Quân, Cẩm An, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
 
 

 

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The Four Places To Stay

1  For Little Budgets

The An Bang Sunset Village Home Stay  Doubles £20 inc breakfast

Lac Long Quan, An Bang BeachHoi An, Vietnam

2  For Medium Budgets

East West Villa Doubles £70
294, Cửa Đại, Cẩm Châu, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam 564070, Vietnam | +84 510 3929 988

3  For Healthier Budgets

The Anantara Hoi An Resort Doubles from £212
1 Phạm Hồng Thái, Sơn Phong, tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam | +84 510 3914 555

4  Fit For a Queen

The Nam Hai  Suites from £555
Block Ha My Dong B, Điện Dương, Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam, Vietnam | +84 510 3940 000

 

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