The best experience should try in Hoi An

Hoi An

One day you and your family visit Hoi An- The UNESCO‘s world heritage and confusing about what should I do besides visiting historical attractions? Following is some suggestion for all of you to get the great experience in ancient city.

Enjoy Cao Lau

Cao Lau

Cao Lau is the local specialty in Hoi An- had been named in the “Asian Cuisine Value” list by AGO and voted as one of 100 most wonderful dishes of Asia by Travel CNN website. Cao Lau’ ingredient consist of noodles, accompanied with pork slices, soy sauce and herbs, all in a steaming broth

Tourist can try the best Cao Lao at restaurant near the Japanese Bridge (cost around $1/ bowl)

Enjoy the world’s best sandwiches

Banh Mi

Banh Mi Hoi An is one of famous dish that you should try in Hoian. It's  the harmony combination of pâté, pork char siu, sausage, fried egg, homemade pickles, papaya, carrots, parsley, chili sauce, soy sauce, and a secret sauce. The result is a well-balanced sandwich that’s sweet and salty, spicy but basic, crunchy yet creamy

Tourist can try delicious Banh Mi at Tiệm Bánh Mi Phương with the price: VND 30,000 ~ (US$1.44)

Take boat in Hoai River

Hoai River

Besides walking around and visiting ancient attractions, tourists can discover the  ancient town of Hoi An on a boat trip- Ghe Bau,  listening to Quang Nam folk songs and release flower garlands on the river. The price for each tourist is about VND 30,000- 50,000.

Drink Coffee in Hoi An

Coffee shop

Don’t forget to drink coffee in Hoi An in order to feel the difference.Hoi An’s coffee shop is really nice, comfortable and the price is quite the same as the others.


  • Café Des Amis: 52 Bach Dang Street, Hoi An
  • Bep Truong (Chef) coffee shop: 166 Tran Phu street
  • May Concept: 8C Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
  • Reaching Out Tea Rooms: Tran Phu street

Custom tailored clothes

Shopping in hoi an

Hoi An is quite famous for custom clothing tailors. Don’t forget to create any dress, jacket, suit, shirt, handbag, or pair of shoes that you set before them.

If you show them a picture of a coat, suit or dress, you can expect a nearly exact replica to be produced within 24-48 hours. You would then pay a deposit while the clothes are being made, and pick them up a few days later

Even if you don’t want to buy custom clothing, there are plenty of ready-to-wear items sold throughout the city

Some shops that you can go:

  • Yaly – 358 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu
  • A Dong Silk – 40 Lê Lợi, Hội An
  • Lana – 130 Trần Phú

Snorkeling & diving in Cham Island

Cham Island

Snorkeling and scuba diving is one of the interesting things that you should try in Hoi An. And an ideal place to enjoy it is Cu Lao Cham Island which is far away from Hoi An shore 18kms, famous for its eco-biology system. Coming here travelers will see marvelous coral, explore the ecological sites with rich biodiversity, relax on the beach, visit the local fishing village and enjoy wonderfully fresh seafood.

The best season for snorkeling is during the calm summer months of June through the end of August when ocean sediment is settled and sunlight is strongest. Price: Cost about USD $25/ per person

Enjoy full moon lantern festival

Full moon lantern festival

It's a great opportunity join Lantern festival in Hoi An which only occur on the 14th day of every lunar month and to honor their ancestors, setting up alters laden with fruit, flowers, candles and incense outside homes and businesses, and burning colorful paper and fake $100 bills as offerings in exchange for good luck and prosperity.

During this day, tourist can take a cruise on the Thu Bon River to enjoy the best beauty of full moon lantern festival.

Further information:  Hoi An Travel Guide ,  the best dishes should try in Hoi An and important things about your  Vietnam visa  and Vietnam visa requirement


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