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Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall, enjoyed our visit to Hoi An, HOWEVER, would not recommend a long time here. (3 days max) The town is very touristy as you would expect, it has lots of nice bars and restaurants, aswell as a market. If you like a late night...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited recently on our honeymoon and had heard such wonderful things about Hoi An. However, to us it felt like a bit of a tourist trap. Hawkers everywhere (and I mean everywhere!), which to me, takes away from the atmospheric facades of the old...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the opportunity to visit Hoi An Ancient Town several times at different times of the day (morning, afternoon and night), weather patterns (sunny, cloudy and rain) and even during a blackout. At all times, the town retains a nice ambiance. You can just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would suggest to go during evening since it's cooler and more shops are around) plus less traffic as scooters are banned) Has lovely restaurants and colourful lanterns Lovely photo opportunities Great buzzing atmosphere All an all a great place to visit

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found early mornings great with a lot of breakfast and coffee places open without the big crowds and right before sunset when the lanterns are turned on and still have the daytime glow.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EEdonnE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m the very early morning (6am) there are no crowds. Just the locals starting their days. Take the back roads and alleys, the back south side of the island with views over the river and mountains. The dogs and chickens wandering the streets. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NixterPerth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking the streets of Hoi An Ancient Town is something that you won’t forget! We were lucky enough to be there for their lights ceremony! Great shops, get dinner at the street stalls right on the river cheap and safe!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank S9446LJjohnh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful, colorful city. Nice shops, amazing lanterns and happy people! It would be a pity visiting Vietnam and skipping this jewel of Vietnam!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Meti2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ancient Town is an UNESCO heritage site. Meaning it’s full of tourist traps and people trying to sell you toys of Spider-Man crawling on the ground shooting his AK-47. But now that you know about that, you can put all that to the back of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dcobco
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking the streets by day there are new sights and smells at every turn but ancient town really comes alive at night. A must visit place when in Vietnam.

Date of experience: September 2019
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happycampersx5
August 12, 2019|
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Response from BreadChan | Reviewed this property |
I guess no, we haven’t seen any foreign exchange shop. Unless restaurant or souvenir shop accept foreign currency otherwise it’s better to hold local currency.
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tinks091011
July 13, 2019|
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Response from Lynn24893 | Reviewed this property |
Just came back from Danang. Weather was Super hot! Average 36-37 degrees
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cheetah213
June 12, 2019|
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Response from zardosa | Reviewed this property |
I see some conflicting replies. Basically it is quite OK to walk into the town any time. See my post. There is no ticket for anything, unless you want to try the odd privately run home place where they are trying to milk the... More
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