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10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Hoi An – Be enthralled in discovering the wonders of Hoi An!

A fascinating city on Vietnam's central coast, this well preserved 'peaceful meeting place' as denoted by its name Hoi An, reflects testimony to the long history and associations with China, Japan and some countries in the west. Read on to find places of interest to make your visit a memorable one.


The ancient town of Hoi An

Explore this huge expanse of area which is one of the foremost things to do in Hoi An. This is an ideal way to go back in time to recapture the vibes of one of the busiest trading ports in Southeast Asia. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, watch the wooden-framed buildings of the city centre, rows of wooden and brick houses with Chinese characters on rooftops, and architecture with Dutch and Portuguese influence.


The ornate Fukian Assembly Hall

This is a stunning hall for religious assemblies and cultural events used by the Fujian ethnic group. Each of the many animal statues adorning this hall is symbolic of different virtues such as wisdom, longevity, nobility etc.


The picturesque An Bang beach

Deep blue waters, sugar-white sands and a marvellous view over the ocean beckon visitors such as those from Anantara Hoi An Resort to experience this quiet and uniquely unspoilt beach for relaxation and tranquillity.


Food Scene at Hoi An

Called the food capital of Vietnam, Hoi An boasts of an amazing variety of food that cannot be found elsewhere in Vietnam, such as rice noodles, bread, dumplings, rice and many other flavours oozing delights to awaken your taste buds.


Quan Cong Temple

Being built in the 17th century as a place of worship in dedication to an honourable, brave and steadfast General, Quan Van Truong, this is an unusual temple. The main sanctuary is impressive with the giant statue of the General with a dignified face and bright eyes looking ahead, in a costume embellished by dragons.


Phung Hung ancient house

Built during the 18th century when Hoi An was flourishing, this building is a fusion of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture. The first owner of this house was a Vietnamese merchant who named his home Phung Hung meaning 'prosper'. The present owner is the eighth descendant who continues to live there and preserve the old house.


Night Market in Hoi An

Of the many markets in Hoi An, there is a certain allure in visiting the night market with the colourful lanterns providing additional illumination, and throngs of people shopping or enjoying food. With plenty of stalls selling different ware, this market is ideal for picking gifts to take away such as souvenirs, and silk products plus the opportunity to savour amazing street food.


The iconic Japanese Bridge

A silent witness to all the changes in Hoi An, this bridge was built in the 17th century and is a profound reminder of the long history of this ancient town.


The quaint Pottery Village

This slow-paced village out of the city of Hoi An can be easily accessed on bicycle or motorbike, seeing it is a revelation. This industry has contributed much to the great sites in Vietnam over the years including the ancient city, thus the visit will leave you in awe.


Hoi An Museum of History and Culture

This museum embodies the significant contribution of Hoi An as a major trading hub in the region of Southeast Asia. Objects, photographs and drawings depicting the flourishing period are amply visible at this museum to interest the historian in you.