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Hoi An is a city on Vietnam's central coast, and it is well-known for UNESCO well-preserved Ancient Town. Visiting Hoi An you will get lost in a land of fairy tales.

Hoi An was an important harbor town with Thu Bon river was the trading center in 16th and 17th centuries. In the 18th century, Chinese and Japanese merchants considered Hoi A as the best destination for trading. The collapse of Nguyen lords led to the importance of Hoi An waned sharply. After Da Nang became the new trading center in central Vietnam then Hoi An was a forgotten backwater.

Today, the town is a tourist attraction because of rich history, fascinating tradition, unique architecture and crafts such as textiles and ceramics.

Good to Know

Visa Requirements
Visa in not required for those included in Vietnam visa exemption list
Languages spoken
Currency used
Vietnam Dong (VND)

Weather and best time to visit Hoi An

Hoi An has a tropical climate, the temperature is not too different between summer and winter. Calm mild weather starts from May to end of August, the rest of the year the weather is between rain & cold and hot & mild. From October to mid-December could be a lot of rainfall and the weather is unpredictable, flooding may occur during this period. Therefore, the best time to travel is from February to October.

Where to visit in Hoi An

  • Hoi An Old Town
  • An Bang Beach
  • Cua Dai Beach
  • Hoi An Riverside
  • Cham Islands
  • Hoi An Central Market
  • My Son Sanctuary
  • Japanese Covered Bridge