Hoi An is an ancient town famous for its well-preserved architecture and rich cultural heritage located in central Vietnam. The town was a bustling center of international trade between the 15th and 19th centuries and is now a favorite destination for both domestic and international travelers alike. Here are the top things to do and see in Hoi An, updated in 2023. 
1. Explore Hoi An's Ancient Town
The Hoi An Ancient Town is a UNESCO-listed heritage site famous for its well-preserved architecture, charming yellow houses, and bustling narrow streets. Take an afternoon to walk around the town, and you'll get a glimpse of the buildings that reflect centuries of history, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge which built in the late 16th centuryat the time of Japanese immigration , Quan Cong temples (Typical for Chinese Temples), and historic houses of the merchants who once lived here.
2. Enjoy Local Food
Hoi An is famous for its unique and delicious cuisine. Exploring the city's street food scene and trying out new dishes is a delightful adventure. Some local specialties to try include ‘Cao Lau’ noodles, ‘Banh Mi’ sandwiches, and ‘Banh Xeo’ pancakes, which are available from the street vendors located all over the city.
3. Take a River Tour
The Thu Bon River runs through Hoi An, so taking a boat ride is a must-do activity. A river tour will take you past local fishing villages, lush greenery, and provide an opportunity to witness the stunning sunset over Hoi An.
4. Visit the Night Market
Every night, the streets of Hoi An are lit up with hundreds of colorful lanterns and come to life with a vibrant night market. The market is full of local vendors selling everything from delicious street food, handmade souvenirs, and traditional clothes.
5. Take a Day Trip by Motorbike to Hai Van Pass or My Son
The journey to Hai Van Pass, a winding road passing through the mountains with some of the most breathtaking views will leave you speechless. Alternatively, you can take a motorbike day trip to My Son, a group of abandoned Hindu temples dating back to the 4th century.
6. Visit the Tra Que Vegetable Village
The tranquil Tra Que Vegetable Village is located just outside of Hoi An and is known for its organic farm vegetables. Visitors can take a guided tour through the fields and learn about traditional farming techniques, and then enjoy a delicious meal with fresh vegetables straight from the garden.
7. Visit a Local Market
Visiting local markets is an excellent way to see the daily life of locals in Hoi An. These markets are full of produce, traditional snacks, souvenirs, and are a great place for any visitor who wants to learn more about Vietnamese life and culture.
8. Get Clothes Tailor-Made
Hoi An is famous for custom-made clothing, and getting clothes tailor-made can be a great experience. Visitors can choose from a variety of fabrics and styles to create the perfect dress, suit, or shirt that they desire. It's an excellent way to bring back a unique souvenir of your visit to Hoi An.
9. Explore the Countryside on Bicycle
The countryside around Hoi An is picturesque, with rice paddies, quaint villages, and is ideal for cycling. Visitors can ride bicycles and explore the area at their own pace, witnessing local farmers and artisans go about their daily life. Riding a bicycle is also a great way to escape the tourist crowds and experience the serene nature around Hoi An.
Hoian is one of the starting points that Vietnam Easy Rider Group regularly takes advantage of. From countryside tours to famous destinations in Da Nang such as Marble Mountains, Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge, Lady Buddha, to multi-day tours exploring Hue, DMZ, or tours along the HCM trail and Central Highlands, Vietnam Easy Rider Group has got you covered. Make the most out of your trip to Hoi An and Da Nang by letting Vietnam Easy Rider Group show you around the best spots in the area.

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