10 unforgettable experiences when visiting Hoi An

10 unforgettable experiences when visiting Hoi An

With the Vietnam tour group in Hoi An, cycling around the old town, dropping flower lights, enjoying specialties, etc. are things you should try to feel the world heritage site in Quang Nam.

Cycle to explore the old town or village

The quarter is not too broad; stunning ancient architecture is the reason why many travelers choose the bicycle as the main means to explore Hoi An.

There is a wide range of choices for tourists. The 9-kilometer journey will bring visitors to peaceful paths with the scenery of the countryside. For the longer excursion, you can go through traditional handicraft villages.

Enjoy the world's most delicious bread in Hoi An

Not only attracts tourists by the ancient beauty of old streets, but Hoi An also leaves a deep impression on tourists by its amazing cuisine. One of the must-try dishes when traveling there is the bread.

The bread here has distinctive flavors that make it different from bread in other places. 

Hoi An Bread

Hoi An Bread

Cloth in the old town

Many tourists traveling to Hoi An affirmed that clothes sewed here are beautiful. 

Just a few hours after you ask, tailors will finish sewing the clothes you like. Even if you cannot wait, just leave your measure and address, the shop will send the product to your hands.

Swim on Cua Dai beach and enjoy fresh seafood

Located about five kilometers from Hoi An center, Cua Dai beach is the intersection of the three rivers: Thu Bon, Truong Giang, and De Vong. Staying in Hoi An, you will immediately be impressed by the long white sand strips. 

Walking on the beach in the early morning, watching the sunrise while enjoying cool breezes are indeed extraordinary experiences here. 

Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai Beach

Take a boat on the Thu Bon River

Taking a boat on the Thu Bon River is a must when traveling to Hoi An. With this activity, you have the chance to see the gorgeous dunes, smell the scent of rice, or watch magnificent mountains.

Also in the evening, you can have dinner with friends, sing and play the guitar on a boat floating on the river. It is also an interesting experience.

Visit Tra Que vegetable village

Situated two kilometers from Hoi An center to the Northeast, Tra Que Village is famous for its vegetable cultivation, especially the typical herbs of Vietnamese cuisine. It is an ideal place to stay away from the bustling life and experience a “farmer day.” Visitors can learn how to plan vegetables, fertilize, or sow seeds. 

Visit Kim Bong carpentry village in Cam Kim

Here, you will hear the story of the artisan telling that his father was invited by Nguyen kings to the capital to build and renovate the building.

Kim Bong Carpentry village

Kim Bong Carpentry village

At the end of the 16th century, Kim Bong Village began to focus on carpentry and became famous for making furniture, boars, and temples. Over many generations, the imprint of the village remains in ancient houses in Hoi An and some structures of Hue Imperial Citadel. 

Formerly, tourists who want to visit the village have to travel by boat. But now, it is more convenient because there is a bridge across the river so that you can get there by motorbike or bicycle. 

Travel to Thanh Ha pottery village

The village is far away 3 km from Hoi An. In the 16th-17th century, Thanh Ha was famous for pottery, and terracotta. At that time, Thanh Ha's products are exchanged throughout almost of provinces in the central.

Thanh Nam fishing village

It is also one of the traditional villages in Hoi An. Here, you can sightsee both the fishing village and Cua Dai beach by a boat or a basket boat.

Visitors can stay and work with the accommodating local people and learn how to catch fish in the traditional way of this area. They will experience the daily life of a typical fisherman, learn how to lift the big fishing net out of the water and how to use the little round boat “THÚNG CHAI” to get fish out to the net.

Drop flower lights

On the 1st and 15th of the month, Hoi An organizes the flower light festival. However, the flower lights are sold on most of the days of the month. You can buy, and drop across the river to the wish.

We hope that with our suggestions above, you will know more about this ancient town and make it unforgettable for your group tours in Vietnam. If you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to contact us. Share this article with others if you find it helpful. Thank you!