Hoi An has been a well-known destination in the world because of its historic beauty, which includes mossy stone walls, colorful lantern streets, and the multicultural melting pot of architecture and culinary specialties. If you’re visiting Hoi An for the first time, then this detailed Hoi An travel guide will tell you everything you need to know to plan your trip.
I. When is the ideal time to visit Hoi An?
Hoi An ancient town has a typical tropical climate of Vietnam, which can be described as hot with a lot of sunshine and humid with much rainfall during the year. This place also has two seasons: the dry season and the wet season.
1. The dry season (February – August)
The beginning months of the year will be the ideal time for tourists to visit Hoi An because at this time the spring weather is cool with little rain and light sunshine. The cool weather gives visitors more opportunities to join in some outdoor activities.
From May to August, there is no rainfall during summer days in Hoi An. The temperature occasionally goes up to 40 degrees Celsius, making it inconvenient for visitors to walk around Hoi An ancient town. Some people could be prone to heat stroke if they are too active during hot weather.
2. The wet season (September – January)
The wet season starts from September to January. In this period, there are many prolonged rainfalls together with storms and sometimes floods. This is also not the peak tourism season, thus Hoi An is less crowded. However, rainy days are the best time for you to immerse yourselves in the peaceful beauty of Hoi An ancient town. It is also necessary for visitors to check the Hoi An weather forecast constantly and pick the appropriate means of transportation before the trip.
II. Hoi An travel guide to find the best ways of transportation.
1. Going to Hoi An
Traveling to Hoi An ancient town, there are a wide variety of modes of transportation for tourists to choose from. Hoi An travel guide is going to list out some of the most popular ways of transportation.
- By plane: This is the fastest way to go to Hoi An. You should buy airline tickets to Danang international airport since this is the closest destination to Hoi An city (about 30 km). Keep in mind that if you want cheap tickets, you should book about 3 to 6 months in advance, especially during the peak tourism season.
- By train: From other cities like Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, you can choose to take the train to Da Nang station. To be more specific, you can experience the train from Hue city to Da Nang city to admire the majestic mountain beauty of Hai Van pass.
- By coach: Coach is a slightly cheaper option compared with traveling by airplane or train. However, it may take up to 18-20 hours for this journey if you are traveling from Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi.
2. Traveling around Hoi An
There are a few popular means of transportation that you should consider to explore Hoi An ancient town tourist area.
- Motorbike: It is the top-rated personal vehicle in Hoi An. Many tourists prefer to travel by motorbike because it only costs between 120,000 and 150,000 a day.
- Taxi: If you come to Hoi An for the first time, a taxi will be the best choice, you do not have to worry too much about looking up the map and finding the right address of the place because of the enthusiastic support of skillful local taxis drivers.
- Bicycles: It is highly recommended for you take a chill trip around the ancient town, enjoy Hoi An’s specialties or take beautiful pictures. Some accommodations even lend you bikes at no extra cost.
- Cyclo: Walking around Hoi An town by cyclo is an interesting and memorable travel experience that you should try. If you want, take a cyclo at Tran Phu or Phan Chau Trinh street, the price is about 150,000 VND / car/hour.
III. Impressive attractions to visit in Hoi An ancient town.
1. Hoai River
Hoai River is located downstream of Thu Bon River – the symbolic image of the rustic, simple land of Quang Nam and the hard-working indigenous people. There is no reason why you should not take a chilling boat trip on the Hoai River, relax your soul in the flow of water and immerse yourself in the shimmering beauty of colorful lanterns. You will be captivated by traditional folk songs and listen to the sounds of the residents’ bustling life living on both sides of the Thu Bon River.
It would be a waste if you go here, but you miss the unique activity – dropping lanterns. It is a cultural feature most impressed by tourists in Hoi An. The people here see it as an artistic feature with special meaning to them. Furthermore, full moon days (the 1st and 15th of the month according to the lunar calendar) are when “the old town trades its electric lights for traditional colorful lanterns”.
2. Cantonese Assembly Hall
Located in the heart of Hoi An ancient town, the Assembly Hall of the Cantonese Congregation stands out with its unique Chinese architecture and combination of wood and stone materials, and exquisite carving details, which easily attract the attention of tourists’ attention.
3. Tan Ky ancient house
This most beautiful old house is considered a well-known check-in spot in Hoi An. With an age of more than 200 years, Tan Ky ancient house is honored as a National Heritage. In addition, it is a place to store antiques and typical architecture of Hoi An ancient houses.
4. Tra Que vegetable village
The Tra Que vegetable village is a quiet, tranquil, and lush green farming area. Lined with neat rows of planted herbs and vegetables. A far escape from the busy streets and incessant horn-honking just around the corner.
5. Ba Mu pagodas
Located right in the center of the old town, Ba Mu Pagoda possesses elaborately carved golden walls and appealing unique ancient architecture that make visitors fall in love when they have the opportunity to visit. This pagoda has preserved the beauty of the long-standing traditional culture and beliefs of the Vietnamese people for a long time.
6. Japanese bridge Hoi An
Located in Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is regarded as a beautiful reminder of the town’s long history. Although this place makes a strong impression on travelers because of its “Japanese bridge” name, the architecture is an ingenious combination of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese culture, from the material, and design to patterns and decorations.
IV. Wyndham Garden Hoi An Cua Dai Beach – Resort paradise in the heart of ancient town.
Wyndham Garden Hotel Hoi An Cua Dai Beach is located in the center of Hoi An ancient town, inspired by the classical architecture of the East. The combination of the primary colors white, beige and brown wood helps customers relax and recharge their energy.
Unlike other hotels in the local area, Wyndham Garden Hoi An Cua Dai Beach stands out with a simple, cozy atmosphere while maintaining a luxurious and eye-catching space layout. This is an ideal destination for tourists who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or burned out because of the heavy workload.
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Wyndham Garden Hotel Hoi An Cua Dai Beach is honored to be a companion in the nostalgic journey of the ancient town. We hope you have a memorable time with your friends and loved ones on your upcoming trip to Hoi An!
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