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Explore Old Town
The Old Town of Hoi An will be the highlight of any trip. Picture of colorful buildings and glowing lanterns as you make your way to the sixteenth-century covered Japanese bridge. Take a stroll along the river and find the perfect souvenir at one of the local shops.

Get out early! Morning is the best.
The Old Town is the target of a tourist number and it gets crowded during the day and in the evening. At night, though it is worth coming back. You will find the best nightlife along the river.

Helpful Tip:
While they are beautiful, floating lanterns or candles that float in the river cause serious amounts of pollution. Avoid buying these!
go to the beach
Although you may not think of Vietnam as a place to go for white-sand beaches, Hoi An has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia. Be sure to visit a Bang beach. It is only two miles outside the Old Town.

You will find countless small avenues for drinking, on which there is little space. Claim a seat with a nice view, sample some Vietnamese beers, and linger until sunset.

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Get custom clothing
Hoi An is famous for its world-class tailor. Get a custom-made suit, dress, or some other investment piece. Where there are many high-quality locations, there are plenty of options and many of them work on commission.

Avoid creating pressure at any place. Take your time and choose a place you really love!

Day trip over da nang
While Hoi An was my favorite place in the area, both Da Nang or Danang are worth visiting. Get off at the famous Cao Dai Temple and Dragon Bridge and then check out the more modern pick along the beach. There are hip resorts that are well worth spending a night with. Apart from Da Nang, there are various places you can visit which you can get to know from our blog on places to visit in Vietnam.

Hoi An Knight "Lantern" Market
Sample street food and enjoy local sweets while exploring an impressive selection of local handicrafts and treasures. The Hoi An Night "Lantern" Market is a market you don't want to miss.

Day trip to my son ruins
Hindu temples were built in the 4th to 14th centuries by the kings of the Champa people. It is only an hour's drive from central Hoi An and you can go on a motorbike or join the tour. While it is a bit touristy, it is well worth it and the tour there is cheap.

Helpful Tip:
Before you plan your trip, read on the best time to travel to Vietnam! Weather can have a big effect on the place you want to roam.

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afternoon tea
In the old city of Hoi An, you can have a one-of-a-kind experience at Reaching Out Tea House.

More than just a beautiful place to sip a fair trade tea, this serene location offers something special to the community as they employ people with disabilities from the local area.

cooking class
I said it once and I'll say it again: there is no better memento than a recipe! Vietnam is no exception to the rule. In fact, this place has some of the best food in the world.