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Hidden attractions to explore in Hoi An – For the best experience in the city

There are several renowned landmarks in Hoi An. The Ancient Town and the Japanese Covered Bridge, nonetheless, the unobtrusive places too that shouldn't be left out of your agenda. Below are a few you ought to explore when in Hua Hin.


Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village commenced in the 15th century, work has been going well especially with the port that came up the following year. The items produced here are fashioned out of clay by skilled locals. Vases, jars, bowls and cups and many other homewares are available here in several sizes, shapes and vibrant colours. The clay products from this village are unique as they are strong and lighter than products from other villages. The village is a museum brought to life and a haven for those who level culture and history.


An Bang Beach

Another beautiful beach situated near the Ancient Town. This beach seems to call out to foreigners, the locals themselves admit that more than half of the people seen here are foreigners. An Bang Beach is an easy 13-minute drive away from hotels like Anantara Hoi An Resort.


Cu Lao Cham

This is an archipelago of islands towards located about 18 km away from Cua Dai Beach. The cluster consists of 8 islands: Hòn Khô Mẹ, Hòn Lao, Hòn Tai, Hòn Dài, Hòn Mồ, Hòn Khô Con, Hòn Lá, Hòn Ông. This is definitely the place for all the water sports lovers out there.


Tra Que Vegetable Village

Located in the middle of the De Vong River and Tra Que Swamp the village is 2 km towards the northeast of the city centre. Love greens? Then this is the ideal place to visit during your vacation. Learn how the fields are fertilised, seeded and the process of growing crops here. The best part? Taste a few amazing dishes that can be prepared using these ingredients. Quang Nam and salads are the popular dishes here, dig in and see for yourself!


Handicraft Workshop

The workshop is inside a structure that has been around for 200 years. Indoors you will come across locals working on their handmakes; lacquering, weaving and pottery to produce exclusive items. On the lookout for souvenirs? This is definitely the place to be. The building was once owned by a wholesale firm called Feiyan which sold local products. The owner at the time was said to have been Chinese. You can always ask the locals about the stories of the past and help with some handmakes yourself.


Cua Dai Beach

There is enough beach here for everyone with pristine shores of about 3 km. Head over as early as possible if you'd like to catch a glance of fishing boats at work. The golden sands, the tall palm trees and cobalt blue waters at this beach are definitely alluring! Relaxing at the beach with the breeze in your hair and sun on your skin is one of the best Hoi An things to do, so why not pick this beach for the satisfaction?