How To Have Unforgettable Hoi An Day Trips

How To Have Unforgettable Hoi An Day Trips

Hey, guys. Do you want to travel to Hoi An? Here are our ultimate suggestions for you on how to have the best day trips in Hoi An.

Vietnam has a large number of destinations and choosing to visit the Old Town of Hoi An is the selection of many domestic and international tourists. If you don’t know how to have amazing Hoi An day trips, read this article now.

Walking around the old town at night, enjoying Cao Lau, and drinking coffee, are unforgettable experiences when visiting Hoi An.

This land used to be known as the most prosperous port of Southeast Asia. If one day you visit the "world cultural heritage" Hoi An and don't know what to do, please refer to the suggestions below to have a deeper feeling about the life and people here.

Walking around the Ancient Town at night

All you need is to step out into the street and adore the old houses and colorful lantern streets sparkling at night. You feel like getting lost in the magical gala of light, a combination of the calmness of ancient architecture and the excitement of modern life.

Don’t forget to sit down along the bank of the famous Hoai River to enjoy a precious peaceful time and admire the streaks of colors dancing on the water. There is no exaggeration to say that Hoi An is the most beautiful when there are not many shops and tourists flocked around, giving it nostalgic and old-fashioned breath

Hoi An was honored by Touropia (a famous tourism magazine) as one of the cities with the most beautiful canal in the world.


Enjoying Cao Lau - a symbol dish of Hoi An

Cao Lau is a special dish that anyone coming to Hoi An should try. The origin of the name is very interesting, in the past when merchants came to Hoi An to do business, they had to eat this dish on the "high floor" (lau cao) and from that time, the name “Cao Lau” became popular.

A standard bowl of Cao Lau is a perfect combination of the feeling of noodles; the sour, bitter, acrid, and sweet taste of raw vegetables, the aroma of sauce, fragrant powder, soy sauce, gravy, and a piece of crispy cracklings. It can be said that Cao Lau is not only a dish but also the essence of the cuisine.

You can find Cao Lau at Ba Be restaurant which is located in the market right at the top of Tran Phu street, the food stall at 69 Phan Chau Trinh, or Hat restaurant at the intersection of Tran Phu and Hoang Dieu, etc.

Trying out the most delicious Banh Mi in the world

Not long ago, David Farley - A famous BBC journalist had commented, "The Vietnamese bread is the most wonderful in the world" in the article "Is Vietnamese bread the most delicious sandwich?” after eating a total of 15 loaves of Banh Mi in the various food stalls throughout Vietnam.

One of them is banh mi Hoi An. Indeed, in Hoi An, there are very popular banh mi stalls, namely banh mi Phuong (Phan Chau Trinh), banh mi Madam Khanh (Tran Cao Van), and Mrs. Lanh's Banh Mi (Cua Dai).

Banh mi Hoi An includes slices of pork, pate, cucumber, herbs, and a kind of meat sauce that is extremely delicious and attractive. According to most tourists enjoying banh mi, its taste is like sandwiches but a little better.

Coffee in Hoi An

Hoi An has two very famous coffee shops that attract a lot of people in the morning. One of them is Thao's coffee bar which is located right at the curve from the Nhat bridge to Bach Dang street, the guests here are mostly young people.

Across the bridge is the shop for middle-aged people. Sitting in both shops, we can see the banks of Hoai River, net-drawing scenes, and the row of An Hoi Street. The morning air has become fresher because of the motor vehicle ban. Drinking coffee, eating Banh Mi Phuong, and enjoying the fresh atmosphere is a gentle way to start the day in the Old Town.

In addition, in Hoi An, there is a special tea room; the waiters are deaf people. It is Reaching Out Tea House shop at 131 Tran Phu. Coming to Reaching Out, you will enjoy the gentle and quiet atmosphere which is great for sipping a cup of coffee and reading a book.

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Going to the beach

Hoi An has the world’s most famous beaches with an endless stretch of white sand, clear seawater and. Cua Dai Beach is one of the most unspoiled in Hoi An and it is famous for coconut trees. Unfortunately, Cua Dai was eroded by seawater in the middle of October 2014 and it is in the recovery period.

However, Hoi An also has An Bang which is of the top 50 most beautiful beaches on the planet. An Bang beach is suitable for those who are seeking tranquility and freedom.

You can do everything on a picturesque beach like basking in the warm sunlight, reading books, enjoying a mild wine, or drinking a few bottles of cold. All of them are very unique experiences in Hoi An.

Exploring the ancient houses

hoi-an-ancient-houseThe inside of Tan Ky house

Ancient houses are an invaluable heritage that Hoi An preserved after many wars, urbanization, and devastation from nature.

When the rainy season comes, Hoi An is flooded. Even in a year, the first floor of the house was submerged in water. But through many events, the old houses remain intact as in the beginning, both in architecture and soul.

The most famous is Tan Ky ancient house which was the first house recognized as a national monument in Hoi An. And here is also the place that welcomed many domestic and foreign leaders.

Beside Tan Ky, there are also Phung Hung, Quan Thang old houses, Phuc Kien, Guangdong club-houses having Chinese architecture style. They were built by Chinese merchants to remember their homeland.

Scuba diving to watch corals in Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham Island is about 15 km from Old Town, one of the most splendid places you shouldn't miss when coming to Hoi An. Tourism service in Cu Lao Cham is not yet developed, but because of that, Cu Lao Cham retains its wild character.

Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can experience snorkeling and watching the coral, campfire, stay at home of local people and enjoy fresh, delicious, nutritious, cheap seafood.

Playing folk games

A very exciting experience in Hoi An is participating in folk games. In the evening, when you have a walk and need to rest, you can stop at the top of Nguyen Thai Hoc Street or Kazik Park to enjoy yourself in the fun and bustling atmosphere and play many different folk games.

Buying a lantern as a souvenir

There are a lot of colorful lanterns to choose

The most common and typical souvenirs in Hoi An are lanterns. Choosing lanterns to give to your loved ones or take them home is also an interesting thing to remember the Old Town.

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