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7 Things to Do on Your First Trip to Hoi An - For a Delightful Holiday Experience!

Hoi An is a city that has so much to offer you. When planning a trip to Hoi An, make sure not to miss out on these seven things for the ultimate vacation.


Exploring the Old Town

It's unlikely you will come across such a picturesque town like the Old Town in any part of the country. The streets and alleyways here are marked with cafes and stalls that are painted in vivid shades of yellow. There are many coloured lanterns that sway to and for in the gentle breeze on every street and storefront. Bicycles are the most popular mode of transport. Make sure to hire one and explore this interesting place!


Visiting the Central Market

The central market is quite close to the Old Town, just head towards the east from here and you will arrive at this lively market. Make sure to head out early as possible as this will ensure that there will be fewer tourist crowds and you can witness first hand all the activities that go around here. You have all kinds of items for sale! Take plenty of cash with you. Besides, if you're looking for hotels in Hoi An that are centrally located, you can check out properties like Anantara Hoi An Resort, for instance.


Touring the rice fields

Hoi An is home to beautiful sceneries comprising of rice fields. If you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, the rice fields in the countryside will offer you a good break, away from it all. Make sure to head out early, just after sunrise, when the local farmers get out to work in their fields. You can interact with them and have a jolly good time!


The Bang Beach

Vietnam is a tropical beach destination and Hoi An being a major part of it, also has pristine beaches to offer you. Bang Beach is a spectacular stretch of soft sand with a backdrop of mountains. It is less crowded and offers one a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind.


Night market

If you're looking for a good night out, then why not head to the night markets here? It will surely not disappoint. The street is decorated with a beautiful display of lanterns, and many people come here to watch them in awe. Besides that, there are many local handicrafts, pieces of jewellery, clothes and stalls selling authentic food, you can explore.


Hiring bicycles

Like aforementioned, renting out bicycles and exploring the city is one of the popular activities you cannot miss out on. Rise early in the morning, and take your bicycles through rice fields, old town, riverside and watch the city slowly wake up after a long slumber.


Vietnamese cuisine

Vietnamese cuisines have captured the hearts of many and Hoi An is one of the best cities here where you can try authentic food. Seafood is a speciality and so are the noodle dishes. Try out as many dishes as you can this holiday season!