It’s nice to visit Hoi An in Central Vietnam to enjoy monthly Full Moon Nights, traditional Lunar New Year, amazing New Years Eve or any occasions of your own. Belows are top attractions and tours in the ancient town that you should visit or try once.
Both An Bang Beach (4kms) and Cua Dai Beach (15kms) are within easy reach from Hoi An and are an easy bicycle ride or a short hop by taxi away. Those in the know in Hoi An a stunning locals beach with some of the head for An Bang beach side bars & restaurants Palm fringed Cua Dai is busier with water sports and local seafood restaurants.
Cam Thanh Commune
Only a few kilometers from down town Hoi An, a trip to Cam Thanh is like back in time Best explored by bicycle to enjoy this peaceful part of Hoi An riding through rice paddies and along small tracks. Head out to the water coconut groves and jump in a coracle boat to explore the waterways.
Just off the coast from Ho An and surrounded by a marine park, the Cham Islands offer unspoilt beaches great scuba diving and snorkelling. organised boat trips pick you up om your hotel and transport you to these tropical isles. Stroll around the unspoilt local fishing village and see the small temple dedicated to whale worshiping.
The old town is compact and ideal for walking. The countryside around Hoi An is pancake flat and can be easily explored by bicycle. Ride through the emerald green rice paddies that stretch as far as the eye can see, criss-crossed by the many waterways. See the Hoi An tourist map for suggested cycle routes and distances.
Kim Bong Carpentry Village
Take the local ferry from Bach Dang Street, next to the Central Market in Hoi An (see map for directions) over to beautifully rural Cam Kim lsland, the home of Kim Bong Carpentry Village. Famed as traditional wood carvers, the village came to prominence many centuries ago for their skills in making the merchants houses and public buildings in Hoi An & Hue city. Nowadays, you can add boat building to their many talents! Best visited by bicycle.
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Just a short 3 km bicycle ride away from Hoi An Thanh Ha Village started life in the 16th century and was famous for earthenware products These days, the villagers continue with their craft, making plates, bowls, ornaments and the infamous day whistles! You can even have a try on the pottery wheel in one of the many local houses
Tra Que Herb & Vegetable Village
Fresh local herbs play an very important part in Vietnamese cuisine. Tra Que supplies these in abundance. Play farmer for the day with a visit to these incredible organic herb & vegetable gardens. Go after 2pm to see the real local farmers in action.