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Vietnam Travel Guide: Attractions You Could Visit in the Peaceful City of Hoi An

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Planning to visit the humble yet beautiful city of Hoi An? Here’s a new Vietnam travel guide to start off your year of travels

Although many people think that a Vietnam travel escapade only includes a visit to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, there’s also another place packed with Vietnam attractions that deserves our attention The name? Hoi An! Boasting of unreal beauty thanks to its ancient places and natural attractions. Check out these places to visit in Hoi An, Vietnam before you book that ticket!

 

Attractions in Hoi An:

Ancient Town

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Don’t miss visiting the ancient town of Hoi An. Whether you want to visit during the morning, catch the sunset in the afternoon, or see the lanterns light up the evening, this place will surely brighten your trip to Hoi An. You can also ride a boat and take a tour along the Bon River.

 

Old House of Tan Ky

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The home of Tan Ky has been existing for more than 200 years old, being passed down to seven generations of the same Vietnamese family. The house has unique features like the pulleys that lift home furniture from the flood, wooden balcony, Chinese-designed beams, and more. Find the beauty in ancient architecture as you go to this museum and residence where you can receive a warm welcome from the family members.

 

Japanese Bridge

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The Japanese bridge, known as the Cau Chua Pagoda, was built to link Tran Phu Street and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. It’s known to be one of the most popular places to visit in Hoi An because of its unique feature which is similar to the Japanese pagoda.

 

Cantonese Assembly Hall

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The Cantonese assembly hall, also known as Quang Trieu, is a place where the Chinese visitors and residents gather to worship and give honour to Thien Hau. It is one of the famous attractions in Hoi An because of its structure and decorations. If you want to pay a visit, the hall is just right next to the Cau Pagoda.

 

Old House of Phun Hung

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The Old House of Phun Hung, built in the 18th century, serves as a museum and a home to more than eight generations of the same family. You will be guided by Ms. Anh, the current owner, to her family’s unique home that features a blend of Chinese and Japanese influence on its architectural design.

 

An Bang Beach

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If you want a good place to have fun under the sun while you’re in Vietnam, hit the An Bang Beach in Hoi An. This lovely beach features white sand, palm trees, chairs with shades, and of course the tranquil blue ocean. If you feel hungry, food vendors are all lined up. Truly it is perfect for a summer getaway.

 

Hoi An Night Market

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Like any other night markets in Asia, Hoi An Night Market is also vibrant and lively when it opens at 5 pm. You can shop for souvenirs, clothes, food, or even colourful lanterns. It is perfect especially when buying gifts for your loved ones. Otherwise, you can try out different street foods including grilled squid, barbecues, and more.

 

 

Vietnam Travel Guide’s Hotel Suggestions:

Wondering where to stay in Hoi An? Here are some Vietnam hotels we recommend you to look at:

 

Royal Hoi An by Sofitel

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Want to have a beautiful view of the ancient town and Bon River while sipping your coffee or tea? Royal Hoi An MGallery by Sofitel has the perfect location for that. This charming hotel has a modern style with a touch of Japanese and Vietnamese design that’s refreshing to the guests. They offer 187 luxurious and spacious rooms for your comfort.

Address: 39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Cam Pho Ward, 51000, Hoi An, Vietnam

Book your stay here.

 

Hoi An Historic Hotel

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Photo Courtesy: Hoi An Historic Hotel

Feel more away from the city when you stay at Hoi An Historic Hotel. This hotel is surrounded by lush garden and is very accessible to the Cua Dai Beach. The hotel provides 150 standard rooms and suites. You can also join and take part in cooking classes and learn a lot of Vietnamese cuisines.

Address: 10 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

Book your stay here.

 

Lantana Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Another hotel suitable for comfort and relaxation is the Lantana Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa. Immerse in full relaxation as you pamper yourself with the Lantana spa treatment. Lantana has modern yet comfortable rooms designed with warm and welcoming interiors.

Address: 9 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam

Make a reservation here.

 

Make sure to enjoy your Hoi An adventure when you visit Vietnam. Read up on our Vietnam travel guide for more places to visit and things to do in Vietnam!

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Vietnam Spa Retreat: Ultimate Wellness at Amanoi

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Taking a long vacation in Vietnam to break free from your busy working schedules? Make the most out of your trip to beautiful Vietnam by having a Vietnam spa retreat at the luxurious and exclusive Amanoi.

Surrounded by Nui Chua National Park on the shores of Vinh Hy Bay in Ninh Thuan province, Amanoi invites you to experience the best Vietnam spa retreat and wellness immersions. With this Vietnam travel guide, we’ll let you in the three spa retreats to try at Amanoi during your spa holiday in Vietnam.

Longevity, Rejuvenation, and Detoxification

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Always stressed? This wellness immersion retreat is perfect for you because it’s tailored to reduce Qi imbalances and psychological hurdles. This retreat involves movement sessions powered by energetic harmonisation and spa treatments. Together, they work to refresh your mind, rejuvenate your body, clear stress, promote circulation and enhance immune and lymphatic functioning.

Health Movement and Weight Management

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In the east, weight gain is usually associated with energy and blood deficiency in the body. That’s why Amanoi Spa Resort formulated this immersion to help you manage your weight in a healthy and holistic way and to reduce blockages and psychological inflammation.

Mindfulness, Relaxation, and Stress Control

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This spa and wellness activity is designed with practices and therapies like meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and yoga to reduce external stimuli and help you focus on your inner peace. This immersion also provides inner healing, cleansing through exfoliation, and massages that will surely make you come back for another Vietnam spa retreat.

Sounds promising? Head to Vietnam now for the best Vietnam spa retreat of your life!

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Vietnam Travel Guide: 5 Cafés You Should Try in Ho Chi Minh

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Check any Vietnam travel guide out there and you’ll probably learn that no trip is complete without visiting these trendy cafés in Ho Chi Minh. At these cafés, you won’t just get to enjoy delicious Vietnam food, but a great coffee selection and a cosy atmosphere to boot! So you don’t get overwhelmed by the number of cafés that could welcome you when you visit Ho Chi Minh, here are some top picks you’ll definitely love.

I.D CAFÉ

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Indulge yourself in this peaceful yet chic café and take a break from the busy roads of Vietnam. It’s the perfect place to fill your Instagram with outstanding Vietnam food and coffee flat lays. You don’t have to worry if your palate prefers savoury dishes or sweet treats because there are a lot of food choices you can partner with your coffee.

Address: 61B Tu Xuong, Phuong 7, Quan 3, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Business Hours: From 7:00 to 23:00 daily

 

HIDDEN ELEPHANT BOOK CAFÉ

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Calling all bookworms! If you enjoy sipping your coffee while turning the pages of an exciting book, then you have to visit the Hidden Elephant Café located near Ben Thanh Market. When you enter this café you’ll see a sign that reads “The Elephant is hidden because he’s too noisy. Don’t be like him” which explains why the place is quiet. There are three things you can enjoy here: the books, the heart-warming coffee menu, and the awesome view of the city from the balcony.

Address: 35 Phan Chu Trinh, Phuong Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Business Hours: From 9:00 to 22:30 daily

 

VIETPHIN COFFEE

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The best way to enjoy your Vietnam travel is to have a taste of Vietnam coffee and egg coffee. Vietphin Coffee offers both. Popular among tourists, it’s located at Hong Chi Minh – District 1 and boasts of a cosy atmoshphere.

Address: 89 Cach Mang Thang 8, Phuong Pham Ngu Lao, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Business Hours: From 7:00 to 23:00 daily

 

VIETCETERA CAFÉ

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Vietcetera Café is a good place to take a break from your entire Vietnam travel itinerary. It is owned by young entrepreneurs who left their amazing careers, relocated in Vietnam and started a business by modernizing Vietnamese coffee. No need to scout for a good Vietnam hotel because they also offer great accommodation for travellers.

Address: 290 Nguyen Thị Minh Khai, Phuong 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Business Hours: From Sunday to Thursday : 8:00 to 21:00

From Friday to Saturday  : 8:00  to 22:00

 

THE LOFT CAFÉ

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Many food enthusiasts are impressed by the food and service that this café has been offering. The Loft Café also has a wide range of food on its menu including pizza, salad, sandwiches, and desserts.

Address: 26 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Business Hours: 8:00 to 22:00 daily

Checking out all the Vietnam attractions can be tiring that’s why you should reward yourself with coffee pleasures so add these cafés on your list of where to go in Vietnam.

Here’s another tip to make your travels all the more convenient: get your own private car and driver. No need to rush for tight tour schedules. This way you can explore on your own time and in the comfort of your own car. Eager to learn more about Vietnam? Check out our Vietnam travel guide for more tips on which attractions to visit.

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Vietnam Shopping: 5 Must-buy souvenirs for your Vietnam trip

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Souvenir shopping has always been a part of every holiday trip, making the experience a lot more fun and memorable. In Vietnam, souvenir items range from local handicrafts to eye-catching ornaments, delicious food and unique cultural finds. Get ready for some serious Vietnam shopping spree as we feature must-buy souvenir items in today’s Vietnam travel guide!

Silk

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How about starting your Vietnam shopping with the traditional silk? Silk in Vietnam can be bought in local markets but Van Phuc, a silk village and one of the places to visit in Hanoi is a popular shop especially for this souvenir item. During the earlier days, silk has always been considered luxurious, especially since it was manufactured only for the Vietnamese royalty. Today, it is easily available for everyone and is used to make scarves for both men and women.

Traditional Desserts

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Traditional desserts are one of the popular Vietnamese food one has to try during their trip. Made with home-grown ingredients and provincial specialties such as peanuts, durian, and coconut, these traditional desserts with unique textures are sold as candies, dried fruits and crackers, all delicious and flavourful!

Sand Paintings

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If you want something unique to take home as souvenir from your Vietnam trip, purchase one or two sand paintings! These sand paintings display excellent craftsmanship of the locals from Central Vietnam who use collected sand from different beaches and sand dunes in the country and paint them with natural colours. These wonderful souvenirs are beautiful display you can add to your home!

Conical Hats

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One of the cultural symbols of Vietnam is the colonial hat also known as Non La. Worn by locals regardless of age, status or gender, the non la is used to protect themselves from the sun and also used during special occasions. You can choose from a wide range of non la which includes those that are made specifically as tourist souvenirs.

Vietnam Coffee

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Vietnamese coffee is slowly becoming one of the world’s most famous beverages, thanks to its robust, aromatic flavour. It’s easy to get yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee during your trip because you can find quaint cafés in almost every corner in Vietnam! When it’s time to go back home though, you don’t necessarily have to say goodbye to your daily consumption of authentic Vietnamese coffee especially if you include this to your Vietnam shopping list! Make sure to purchase the local coffee powder, traditional tin filters and condensed milk so you can enjoy Vietnamese coffee in your homeland!

If you haven’t completed planning your Vietnam travel itinerary yet, better check out our Vietnam travel guides for places to see in Da Nang, attractions in Hoi An and other tourist places in Vietnam!

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