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Top 7 things to do in Hoi An with kids – Things that will give you the best holiday they've ever had

Located off the coast in central Vietnam, Hoi An is a beautiful little village that's been UNESCO listed. A visit to this town with your kids will merit you many things including the famous full lantern festivals.


Hit the beach

There are two beaches you need to reserve time for; Cua Dai and Ang Bang. Cua Bai wasn't even there in 2017, but now it has become a family-friendly attraction loved by kids. The sand slopes at Cua Bai are gentler than those at Ang Bang, so it's the ideal place to have some family time with your kids. Ang Bang, on the other hand, is very well developed and dotted with restaurants. Most of these restaurants offer you plenty of seafood options though the prices are a little bit over the line.


Sampling the cuisine

What better way to spend some quality time than over a delicious meal with your kids. At a Hoi An hotel, you have varied options that range over vegetarian and western dishes. At a resort like Anantara Hoi An Resort, you can treat your kids to a lovely dinner infused with delicious seafood – watch out for MSG though as it is widely used in the regional cuisine, you may develop an allergy if you are not used to it.


Visit the museums, temples and old buildings

You can wander around, go shopping and have a meal, no one will bother whether you have a ticket or not. But if you want to visit the historical sites, you need one. For example, if you like to cross the Japanese Covered Bridge, you need to have a ticket on you – which can be bought from many booths that are scattered around the village. With a ticket at hand – which is only $8 by the way – you can explore the ancient buildings and the museums – a good choice would be the Cultural Museum as you can learn a thing or two about their culture.


There's a whole lot of other things to do

Namely, cooking and gardening – this may not sound like a lot, but if you really want to get a feel of the village life, this comes highly recommended. There are about a hundred and more cooking classes in Hoi An, and you can take your pick. What's even more fun is the stretch of green you find nestled between Ang Bang and the Old Town. The best way to get there is the bike – you can walk the crisscross paths and let your kids watch farmers busy at work and buffalos, geese and ducks prancing around.


Make rice paper and noodles

You can do this in your cooking class and surprise your friends back home with your newly learned cooking skills! At one of these classes, you will be taught how to grind the rice and how to make pancakes out of them.


Visit the Lune Theatre

The theatre is housed in a building that's dome-shaped. It facilitates Lune productions which has four shows. You can enjoy these shows not only in Hoi An but also in Hanoi and Ho Chi. But while you are in Hoi An, take your kids to watch "The Mist" which is a mesmerising combination of dance and music.


Learn how to make lanterns

Just like cooking classes, there are numerous lanterns making classes in the town too. Your young ones will find it a bit difficult to fiddle with the tactics but you should definitely go – and if you have teens, drag them along too.