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Incredible Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Priya Johnson May 18, 2019
Hoi An is a vibrant, colorful town situated on the central coast of Vietnam. It offers a plethora of fun, unique experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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Lantern Market

Walking through this market covered in all kinds of colorful, brightly lit lanterns is an experience like none other. Take home beautiful paper lanterns with you.

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Street Food Tour

Guided or self-guided tours are the best way to get a feel of what Vietnamese cuisine is all about. Cao Lau, white rose dumplings, Banh Xeo, etc. are just some of the delicacies you will find here.

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Old Town, Hoi An

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this town is loved for its unique architectural buildings. Spend the evening along the beautifully lit riverside, chatting with the locals.

Bike or Rickshaw Tour

Renting a bike and cycling around the city is the best way to explore the city. Paid rickshaw rides are also another way to get around Hoi An.

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Vietnamese Cooking Classes

Sign up for a cooking class and learn the basics of Vietnamese cooking. A great way to interact with the locals and take home the flavors of the land.

Japanese Covered Bridge

A symbol of Japanese-Chinese alliance, this ancient covered bridge is one of Hoi An's iconic attractions.

Rice Paddy Tour

Cycle your way to the rice paddy fields of Hoi An. Watching the Sun setting beyond the fresh green paddy field horizon is an experience you will treasure all your life.

Crazy Water Buffalo Rides

The locals not only allow you to ride their water buffaloes, but also teach you how to control them. Don't worry, amicable, obedient water buffaloes are chosen for tourists!

Vietnamese Style Coffee

Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world. Traditional Vietnamese coffee is passed through a filter and poured over sweet condensed milk.

Souvenirs at Central Market

Central Market offers a wide variety of handicrafts and traditional items to take home. Choose from a wide array of lanterns, bags, clothes, etc. all sold in colorful stalls in this market.

Basket Boat Tour

Treat yourself to a ride in the traditional basket boat, and enjoy a tour on the river. The locals also provide some entertainment on the river - local music, basket boat spinner, etc.

Silk Weaving

Learn all about the art of silk weaving - right from its history to hands-on experience at the silk village in Hoi An. Also, take home beautiful silk-based items.