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Located on the banks of the poetic Thu Bon River, in central Quang Nam province, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, Hoi An ancient town is an Eastern oriental classic captivation. With the strategic location on the banks of the great river, with one...more
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Hoi An 560000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today

Absolutely beautiful little town. Perhaps a little touristy but still absolutely beautiful. The food was good around the town particularly Mango Mango and Morning Glory. I also recommend trying the Mot drink. There were several lovely ancient houses to visit which were beautiful and the...More

Thank katieirelanddesigns
Reviewed yesterday

Really interesting with loads of little hidden gems! Check out the local food court in the middle of town and definitely treat yourself to a bowl of Pho Bo or Bhan mi!

Thank noelsavory
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderfully picturesque place, with ancient buildings, skinny streets and laneways and old bridges. During the day the old architecture is great to see but it's at night when the whole place comes alive with lanterns everywhere. It's busy at night, crazy busy, but absolutely...More

Thank 458matt
Reviewed yesterday

This is our second time back in 2 years. We love the old town's vibrant and charming feel. It's full of photo opportunities at every moment. The shopping is fantastic, as are the tailors. There are plenty of places to eat, from the street vendors...More

Thank EleanorNZ123
Reviewed yesterday

Hoi An is a beautiful town, with some of the tastiest restaurants in Vietnam, remarkable ancient site nearby (My Son), that undergoes a total transformation in the evening - when the lanterns are lit. A must visit place especially if you are also interested in...More

Thank FrequentTraveller786
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to buy a ticket to walk around this large shopping area. They say it's a donation. A great place to watch people and eat and shop.

Thank b63
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully colourful and culturally exciting! WE loved venturing into the town everyday and trying the different coffee shops and restuarants.

Thank Greer E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to spend a few days. Great place to order clothing or shoes. Lovely at night. A must see!

Thank patricia v
Reviewed yesterday

Very enjoyable roaming through the many shops with all the different arts and craft available. Make sure you barter for better price...it's expected

Thank mariewood57
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Hoi An when the temperatures were getting up to 40. Sightseeing/tour in the morning, relax in the afternoon and then venture out again when the heat is starting to dissipate. Loved the atmosphere, the people, the shopping, the lanterns at night. A must on...More

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Leon L
23 June 2018|
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Response from NZfoodie2014 | Reviewed this property |
We only rented 125cc mopeds, modern and up to date models and we weren't asked for a drivers license for them. I think licenses are needed for larger bikes
Leon L
17 June 2018|
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Response from Sunit G | Reviewed this property |
The lanterns are only for decorative purpose. Yes, most are Switched on during evenings. Enjoy the ones along the canal bridge.
Ivy A
18 December 2017|
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Response from curiousgeorgegal71 | Reviewed this property |
If your not shopping and if your on a bicycle or motorbike, I would say a few hours. But I highly suggest to go around evening time so you can get the full experience of the beautiful lights along the river where the markets... More