Hoi An Vietnam ToursExplore Vietnam's ancient city

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About Hoi An

Hoi An is a city on Vietnam's central coast, famed for its well-preserved ancient town and many canals. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been since 1999. The city’s history as a trading town can be seen in its architecture and the prevalence of canal boats. Due to its location the town has very clear Japanese, Chinese and even some later European influences melding together to create this beautiful little city. The city is full of attractions, from its stunning wooden Japanese bridge to its beautiful pagodas and so much more. Perfect for those looking to experience traditional Vietnam, Hoi An takes you back in time with its quaint streets and calming canals.

Hoi An Vietnam Tours

Hoi An is a must see when traveling to Vietnam, below are some of our tours that take you around this beautiful ancient city. Whether you’re looking to explore the winding canal systems or to see the famous Hoi An lanterns, the city offers a unique experience for all travellers. Discover the beauty of Hoi An for yourself on one of our Vietnam tours.

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Is Hoi An worth visiting?

Stepping into this ancient town feels like entering a living museum, with its well-preserved architecture, lantern-lit streets, and bustling markets. Expect to be captivated by the fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences evident in the historic buildings and temples. The city’s riverside setting makes for picturesque views that’s beauty will stay with you forever. A must visit on any tour of Vietnam.

Things to do in Hoi An Vietnam

the Japanese bridge in Hoi An at night
Hoi An at night

Visit the Hoi An Night Market

One of the most popular markets in Vietnam, the Hoi An night market is beloved for its picturesque décor and wide selection of local products. With over 50 local vendors selling everything from delicious street food staples to vibrant Vietnamese garments the night market is a must see on your trip to Hoi An. The perfect place to pick up some souvenirs or try some local delicacies all to the backdrop of the lantern lit streets, the Hoi An night market is a bucket list destination for any avid adventurer.

A building from the old town in hoi an Vietnam
The Old Town

Explore the Old Town

Feel transported in time as you wander around the ancient streets of Hoi An. Admire the traditional Vietnamese architecture with its Chinese and Japanese influences. Look out for the awe-inspiring temples and homes dating as far back as the 18th century. The building are an explosion of colour with buildings paginated blue, yellow, green and more. The city is a beautiful blend of architectural styles and the buildings themselves are filled with quaint coffee shops, expert tailor shops, delicious restaurants and more.

Lanterns
Lanterns

The Lantern Festival

The Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event that celebrates the full moon. The full moon is one of the most sacred times in the Buddhist calendar. It is said that Buddha was not only born on a full moon but attained enlightenment on a full moon. And so for centuries Buddhists have viewed the full moon as an auspicious time of transformation. multi-coloured lanterns are lit with candles and placed on the Thu Bon river with a wish for happiness, luck and love. At 8pm all fluorescent lights are turned off so that the floating lanterns are all that illuminate Hoi An, creating a magical glow.

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When is the Hoi An lantern festival?

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The Hoi An lantern festival happens once a month on the eve of the full moon. This means the exact date changes each month and year so be sure to check the yearly lunar calendar to make sure you get the right dates.

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When is the best time to visit Hoi An Vietnam

The most ideal time to visit Hoi An is from February to April, this is during the dry season but outside of the peak seasons. This way you get the best of both worlds, dry warm weather and fewer crowds. Of course, the best time to go each month is during the lantern festival so that you can experience it in person.

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