Hoian - The Heritage Old Town 

Hoian Town, Vietnam 
Ho Chi Minh City 
Hanoi Capital 
Halong Bay 
The Mekong Delta 

Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, but the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. Whether you’ve as little as a day or as long as a month in the town, it’ll be time well spent.


Hoi An owes its easygoing provincial demeanour and remarkably harmonious old-town character more to luck than planning. Had the Thu Bon River not silted up in the late 19th century – so ships could no longer access the town’s docks – Hoi An would doubtless be very different today. For a century, the city’s allure and importance dwindled until an abrupt rise in fortunes in the 1990s, when a tourism boom transformed the local economy. Today Hoi An is once again a cosmopolitan melting pot, one of the nation’s most wealthy towns, a culinary mecca and one of Vietnam’s most important tourism centres.

Where to Stay in Hoian 

The Nam Hai
Anantara Hoian
Victoria Hoian Resort & Spa
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What to Do in Hoian 

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Cooking Class in Hoian
Trà Quế Village

What to Eat in Hoian 

Cao Lầu
Mì Quãng
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