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Awesome Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam – A must-see city in Vietnam

Named as a UNESCO Heritage Town and with lots to see and places to eat, Hoi An is a city that you must check out while you're in Vietnam. Here are some of the things that makes Hoi a must-visit destination!

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The old city

The old city of Hoi An, which has been declared as a UNESCO heritage town is a charming little city that turns in to a lovers' paradise at night when light from lanterns and street light illuminate the city, giving it a magical feeling. Scattered around the city are craft shops that showcase colourful lanterns and handicrafts of all shapes and sizes which make excellent souvenirs or mementoes. The Hoi An market is full of stores that offer food for cheap prices, souvenirs and spices.

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Tailormade clothes

Hoi An is one of the most popular cities in Vietnam to purchase tailormade clothes at very low prices. Vietnam is a popular choice among engaged couples because they can get their suits and dresses tailored for a reasonable price while also exploring the country. You may find the prices in Hoi An are comparatively more expensive than other cities in Vietnam because they are well known for it. If you're visiting here for a short stay, and if you don't have the time to wait till your clothes are made you can always get it delivered via Vietnamese post; the cost will vary depending on the delivery methods you choose.

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Fujian assembly hall

Located near some of the best resorts and hotels in Hoi An the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort, the Fujian assembly hall is one of most magnificent constructions in Hoi An. Built during the 17th century the Fujian assembly hall was constructed as a place of worship and a gathering point for the Chinese community who live in Hoi An. Locals frequent this sacred building as according to local folklore, the Fujian hall brings good luck to people who are trying to conceive babies.

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An Bang beach

An Bang beach is a great place to enjoy the beautiful beaches that Hoi An has to offer minus the loud and pesky hoards of tourists. The sandy white beach has a few restaurants and beach villas scattered across its shore, making it the ideal place for couples who are looking for a private romantic getaway.

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The Countryside

If you're an adventurer who loves sightseeing then you're in luck! Hoi An is surrounded by beautiful paddy fields, hills, lush greenery and charming villages. The paddy fields outside Hoi An which offer spectacular views is great for cycling and sightseeing at the same time.

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Japanese bridge

Built during the 16th century, the Japanese bridge was built as a symbol of respect between the Japanese and Chinese merchant communities who resided in the area. It is the only covered bridge in the world and unlike most of the buildings in Hoi Ann that are decorated according to Chinese or Vietnamese architectural design styles, the Japanese bridge showcases the Japanese architectural design styles lined with ornaments that pay homage to Japanese culture.

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Cooking classes

Many restaurants in Hoi An offer cooking classes that will teach you how to cook some of the most popular delicacies served only in Vietnam. You'll start by visiting the market to pick out the raw ingredients needed to prepare your meal and the class ends with you enjoying the meal you cooked, yummy!