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Awesome Things To Do In Hoi An (Travel Guide)

When you travel backpacking in Vietnam, you surely shouldn’t miss visiting Hoi An. This small town with a population of 120 000 people is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s located in Quang Nam Province and has many things to do in Hoi An to tourists.

How to get to Hoi An

If you are coming from Hanoi or Nah Trang, you can come to Hoi An by riding a train or a bus. A night bus ride fare costs around $10-$15 and you’ll get to ride and rest in a sleeper bus with wifi and a very comfortable seat where you can lay down and sleep. The trip will last 12-14 hours.

If you are coming from Da Nang, you can go to Hoi An by riding a bus or renting a motorcycle since it’s only a half an hour ride.

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Things to do in Hoi An

Riding a bicycle

things to do in Hoi An

Hoi An is a very small town and you can explore the whole are in 10-15 minutes only. You’ll reach the beach in 15 minutes only through riding a bicycle. Biking actually makes moving around the town easy. Just make sure you know where you’re parking your bicycle since there are thousands of them here. How much does it cost to rent a bicycle? You won’t believe that it only costs $1 for 24 hours!

Stay in the beach things to do in Hoi An

Relax in the beach during the day and watch the sunset. Everybody loves these activities! Enjoy a fresh coconut with the beautiful views, swim, or sunbathe. It’s up to you what activities you’ll do in the beach.

Drink a Beer

thigns to do in Hoi An

There are many restaurants and places here where you can drink beer. Local beer in Hoi An will just cost you less than a dollar. Yeah! It became Ruben´s favorite thing to do in the afternoon.

Drinking Coffee

Rachel loves coffee and it´s always a good way to catch up with our online business while enjoying Vietnamese coffee. It’s also a good thing that internet connection is good in Vietnam.

Where To eat in Hoi An

Eat street food

thigns to do in Hoi An

Food in Hoi An is really affordable. You can get a meal for $1-$3, which can be noodle soup with iced tea, Bahn Mi, coffee, barbecue. There’s just so many choices. Vietnamese gastronomy has a nice variety of dishes. We looked for places where most eaters or goers are locals. With this strategy, you can assure that the food is new and affordable.

Visit the night market

thigns to do in Hoi An

This is the main attraction for the tourists. Visit the night market that is full of lanterns. It´s really colorful and peaceful walking around. There are restaurants, street food, ice cream stands. The weather is really good at night time. It’s not so hot unlike during daytime.

Day trip to Da Nang

If you want to visit one of the largest cities in Vietnam, have a half an hour ride by a car, bus, or a motorcycle going to Da Nang. The lights at night in the Dragon Bridge is so beautiful and worth-visiting.

Where to stay in Hoi An

If you’re going to Vietnam with a tight budget, you’re lucky. You can find rooms there for just $10-$20 and the quality of places if good. Our choice was Mina Le Villa where the staff was friendly and helped us with the directions on how to get to our next destinations.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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