Although Hoi An is a small and ancient city, it is one of the best attractions in Vietnam. You want to visit Hoi An, but it is difficult for you to look for beautiful sites or what you thing to do in Hoi An. These suggestions about top thing to do in Hoi An will help you have a meaningful trip.
Enjoying the local food
Enjoying all the amazing food is one of thing to do in Hoi An. There are many unique cuisines such as regional bread, Cao Lau, chicken rice, Quang Noodle and so on. All foods are cooked by local people. Through local food, you can feel special flavoring of Hoi An such as: Quang Noodle, Hoi An Bread, Cao Lau, Chicken Rice
Biking to the village is the most thing to do in Hoi An
It is so interesting to explore the countryside by bicycle, because you can see the scenery of fields as well as the life of local people. You will know how to make rice and flour which we often use to make special rice cakes. If you want, you can participate in countryside tour to learn how to plant vegetables and practice to grow as a real farmer.
Walking around and exploring Hoi An ancient town
The Ancient Town is a major area in Hoi An, so if you come there, you should spend a day exploring it. You can see many old houses with different outstanding The Ancient Town is a major area in Hoi Anarchitecture. The architecture is a great combination between Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese. In addition to architecture, local people also sells a lot of handmade products which we can buy to give your friends or family as souvenirs. It is amazing that local people here can use basic English sentences to communicate with visitors. The special characteristic is Japanese Bridge which was built in the trading port by Japanese merchants. Although Hoi An Ancient Town is small, it has many features creating unique beauty for Hoi An.
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Taking part in cooking class
Joining a cooking class is the perfect way to learn more about preparing Vietnamese food and it is a unique mixture of ingredients. Especially, you have an opportunity to go to the markets for buying the material for cooking and understanding about market culture in Vietnam. You will spend a half day cooking some special dishes in Hoi An. It is interesting that most cookers are local people and they will give you an instruction thoroughly and help you create some of the region’s most popular dishes. You will have a chance to try your culinary skills with your friends or family when you attend a cooking class. In short, one of the top thing to do in Hoi An is participating in cooking class.
Visiting the night market
Hoi An is noted for the lanterns which are made from silk with colors. The lanterns are lit with lots of activities to be had. Besides, you can munch on some street food or buy a floating lantern for luck. In addition to lanterns and special food, you can buy some hand-made gifts for your friends and family when you come back home.
Visiting My Son temple
My Son was built between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. It is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is “Bhadresvara”.
The temples in My Son were built into groups. Each group includes the main sanctuary surrounded by towers and auxiliary monuments. The small temples are devoted to the spirits of the eight compass points. In the towers, it is topped with tiled, curved roofs. Cham temples do not have windows, so they are very dark inside. Windows are only found on the towers.
If you come here, you can enjoy unique architecture of ancient time as well as the outstanding beauty of Champa.
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Visiting Marble Mountains
Marble Mountains are a major tourist attraction in Da Nang and are alongside the Da Nang to Hoi An roads, 8 km to the southeast of the central area of Da Nang. They consist of 5 mountains with many mysterious caves, Buddha statues and beautiful pagodas. Each mountain is named after the natural elements like water, wood, fire, metal or gold and earth. All in all, Marble Mountains is one of the top thing to do in Hoi An.
You also visit Marble Mountains on the way from Hue to Hoi An by car