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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
All reviews lots of shops colourful lanterns great shopping lovely town full moon japanese bridge beautiful at night walk around night market buy a ticket street food street vendors old quarter da nang boat ride tourists vietnam
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 tourists. For me that was ok, everyone does what they need to make money. In summary old Hoian town is basically free. There are many cafes and restaurants and its all very competitive. That said its a great place to visit once, if you can handle the millions of tourists after 5.00. To be honest the best time to go is 6.30am for a few hours in the quietness of early morning and then 5.00pm onwards to see the craziness. 3 or 4 days and you are pretty much over it.