ADD TO LISThire a bike for the day or 2 and shop till you drop, explore the town as you will get sore feet if you walk.
Hoi An isn't a popular stop for travelers making their way through Vietnam. The few that do usually go to see the Hoi An. Otherwise travelers visiting the area tend to stick to more popular destinations such as Hoi An and Hue. Know something about Hoi An? Help us out by sharing your favorite places in this Hoi An travel guide.
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be sure to catch one of the cooking classes. there are several restaurants that offer them and the price might seem a bit high compared to getting your own grub, but it's totally worth it. i learned how to grill fish in banana leaves and make a killer lime, cucumber and squid salad. the best part is you get to eat it all in a cool restaurant when you're done and meet other fun travellers!
If you always wanted to see „old“ Vietnam this is the right place to see. Hoi An is an open air museus where every corner speaks of history. Make sure that you have confortable walking shoes because that is the only possible way to see this place - wlaking through it – with exception of locals riding bicikles. Must see: open air market (those with sensitive noses – cover up), stone bridge, oldest house in town, temple and old crafts workshops (specialy marble cutters - real artists). Biggest dissapointent: unfortunately modern tehnology did not miss this place so you can find internet on several locations.
Hoi An is a little town you really have to see when travelling in Vietnam! Every month they also have festivities when it's full moon; no cars or motorbikes are allowed in the old centre of town and everything is lit with lampoons. Very nice! If you need new clothes, YALY is very good. Complete suit, perfect fit from USD 65.
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