Hoian - The Heritage Old Town 

Hoian Town, Vietnam 
Ho Chi Minh City 
Hanoi Capital 
Halong Bay 
Hoian 
Hue 
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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