12 Experiences Should Try Once to Hoi An

1. Walking in the old town at night
A simple experience, you just need to step outside and contemplate the old houses, the multi-colored lantern streets at night. You will feel as drifting at a party of light, a picture combinates of the peace, idyllic of the ancient architecture and the ebullience of the modern life. Perhaps, the most impressive are still on the two sides of the Hoai River, where the sparkling color streaks on the surface of the water. Hoi An becomes more fearless when the guests and no longer consistent, then the new old town really return to old form designs, remains the most.

Magical lanterns in Hoi An at night

Magical lanterns in Hoi An at night

2. Releasing the flower garlands
Not just observing, you can soak up the decorations for the party light on the river sides. A noteworthy experience that many tourists love is releasing flower garland on the Hoai River. Travelers will be small drop lights twinkling down the river by themselves with hope the lights will bring good luck to the family and loved ones. Besides the lanterns, the flower garlands are also an indispensable feature during your Hoi An tours.

Releasing the flower garlands in Hoi An

Releasing the flower garlands in Hoi An

3. Tasting the dish “Cao Lau”
Cao Lau is the special dishes that anyone arriving in Hoi An absolutely has to try. A story about the name of this dish is very interesting, formerly the traders go to business in Hoi An, they often choose places in the “upper story” to taste and look after goods, therefore, “Cao Lau” formed. A palatable bowl “Cao Lau” includes a noodles dish comprising about the signature Cao Lau noodles, slices of barbecue pork, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce, and herbs. This noodles dish can only be made in Hoi An because to attain its unique taste, some ingredients must be taken there only. Therefore, all other renditions in Vietnam or elsewhere are not authentic. You can find food in the “Ba Be” store on the market at the beginning of Tran Phu street, at 69 Phan Chu Trinh, or “ Quan Hat” in Hoang Dieu street or restaurants for foreign visitors along the city Bach Dang street.

Tasting the Cao Lau

Tasting the Cao Lau

4. Savoring the most delicious baguette in the life
David Farley-BBC reporter specializing in travel and cuisine has recently commented “the bread in Vietnam is the most magical in the world” in the article “Is Banh Mi Vietnam the best sandwich in the world?” after eating amount of 15 breads in many different stalls all over Vietnam, one of which from Hoi An. Indeed, in Hoi An there are many popular stalls selling baguette with foreign visitors, that is “Phuong” (Phan Chau Trinh), “Madam Khanh” (Trần Cao Vân) and “ Ba Lane” (Cua Dai).

Savoring the most delicious baguette in the life, Hoi An

Savoring the most delicious baguette in the life, Hoi An

5. Taking a boat in the Hoai river in the evening
Sailing and viewing a corner of the old city on the night and releasing flower garlands are loved by couples, especially those to Hoi An to shooting weddings. However, if you do not have the lover, you can still go with family, friends.

Boating in Hoai river Hoi An

Boating in Hoai river, Hoi An

6. Fashion garments take the right
Hoi An has a lot of fascinating things to enchant tourists, one of them is the tailoring shops pants, shirt, shoes, slippers, handbags get it in the day. Forbes gloried to one of the tailoring shops in Hoi An by unique, professional service. After about 4 hours, you can get stuff that you just ordered. Fashion style in Hoi An is extremely unique, trendy and prices only from 15-100 USD.

Shopping in Hoi An

Shopping in Hoi An

7. Bathing in the flawless beaches
Hoi An has the famous beaches in the world by powdery white sand, pristine blue sea and sunlight. The Cua Dai Beach with white sand beaches stretching, coconut trees and crystal clear water and the An Bang beach is one of the 50 most beautiful beaches on the planet. The An Bang beach is extremely suitable for people searching free space, quiet, you can release your soul at a beach only with the waves, crystal water, basking in the brilliant sunshine, reading a book, enjoy a glass of wine or drink.

Bathing in the flawless Cua Dai beach

Bathing in the flawless Cua Dai beach

8. Finding the old houses
The ancient houses are the priceless heritage that preserved after many wars, urbanization and the destruction of nature. But through many events, the old houses are completely original as the early, both in architecture and the soul. The most well – known house must be Tan Ky ancient house, the first house was recognized as national relics in Hoi An and this also places welcomed many the heads and abroad. Besides Tan Ky ancient house, still Phung Hung, Quan Thang … or the Inns of Fujian, Guangdong … the characterizing architecture of the Chinese people, built the Chinese traders to memorize their homeland.

Guangdong Assembly Hall

Guangdong Assembly Hall

9. Diving to see coral in Cham Island
The Cham Island located about 15 km from the ancient town, is one of the destinations not to be missed when coming to Hoi An. Travel services in Cham are undeveloped but for that reason, Cham Island maintains its wilderness. Setting foot on Cham island, you can experience diving viewing coral, campfire, sleeping homestay and enjoying fresh seafood “delicious – nutrious– cheap”.

Diving to see coral in Cham Island

Diving to see coral in Cham Island

10. Taking a photo in Hoi An
The BuzzFeed website ranked Hoi An at No. 3 in the list of the places to selfie the best in the world. Which reason to hesitate not to go to Hoi An and take the selfie with famous landmarks such as the Japanese bridge, An Hoi Bridge, the legendary walls in Hoang Van Thu, alley lane wells, Hoai river bank …

Taking a photo in Hoi An

Taking a photo in Hoi An

11. Taking the ferry through Cam Kim
Once again you can take the feeling of floating on the water, with only 2,000 VND, you will be sitting on a local boat to go through the Cam Kim town, where carpentry village used to be very popular in Hoi An. Sitting on the ferry and looking away from the Old Town, breathing the cool breeze on the Thu Bon river is a very different experience.

Taking the ferry through Cam Kim

Taking the ferry through Cam Kim

12. Going to Hoi An on the full moon
If travel to Hoi An on the day of the full moon festival (14th of the lunar calendar), you are really a lucky man. On this day, Hoi An ancient town turn out the lights and hanging glowing lanterns, drop flower garlands on the river. It really is a fantastic space for those loving peaceful beauty of Hoi An ancient town. Apart from the full moon day, you can get to Hoi An on special days such as Thien Hau ceremony, Vu Lan ceremony, Mid- Autumn, Lantern Festival … to be immersed in the unique culture in the land. Although Hoi An ancient town is small, we need a lot of time to discover.

Going to Hoi An on the full moon

Going to Hoi An on the full moon

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