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5 things to do in Hội An - For an epic tropical holiday!

In this ancient Riverside town, you can taste heavenly authentic Vietnamese food every single day! Apart from that, you can do cycle tours, visit magnificent temples, hit the beach and much more! Here is a list of things you can do when you are in Hoi An.


Exploring Hoi An on a cycle tour

Did you know that motorbikes and even cars are banned from the centre of the city? As a result, the pushbike has become king! Most of the homestays here offer bikes where you can join many other cyclists. This is a sure way of getting to know the locals and their lifestyles. You can explore the old town across the river, the countryside and also the nearby islands! You can choose from a simple 9 km tour to a more demanding adventurous 50 km tour! It is all up to you!


Hitting the beach

When in Vietnam, there is no way you can miss out on the immaculate beaches that it boasts of. You can easily get on your cycle and head over to the beaches. They are dotted with cafés and restaurants where you can purchase tropical drinks. If you are there at noon, make sure to get yourself a delicious lunch too. Find a cosy spot under an umbrella on a sunbed and just relax! Make sure to book hotels near Hoi An Ancient Tower as they are quite close to the tourist attractions. For instance, you can check our properties like Citadines Pearl Hoi An.


Visiting fields

Most meals prepared in Hoi An include an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables. You can witness how they are grown around these areas. There are villages that are well known for the freshest vegetables Hoi An grows. The small farming communities here grow everything from tubers, roots to spring onions! They are also known to offer cooking classes where you can master your Vietnamese cooking skills. You can have a nice time out here chatting with farmers finding more about their lifestyles and appreciating what they offer to their community!


Drinking Bia Hoi

After you have visited ancient houses, bridges, chapels and temples, you must head out towards the south. This will lead you to the An Hoi Islet where the waterfront here is lined with bars that offer ice cold fresh bia hoi at the cheapest prices. It is a delicious drink to have on very hot and humid days. You can also try a wide range of tropical drinks out here and enjoy the wondrous views that it offers!


Street barbecue

Are you looking for cheap dinner options? Then head to the north bank of the famous Thu Bon River after desk. You will find dozens and dozens of charcoal braziers that have been set up all laden with delicious meat skewers. You can find chicken and prawns which are masterfully barbecued with all kinds of greens and herbs. Afterwards, it is dipped into a tomato sauce which is spicy. It then gets toasted with sesame seeds. It is mouth-watering and juicy!