Top unmissable tourist attractions in Hoi An (part 1)


Have no idea on where to go on your Hoi An group tour? There is no better way to both relax and be inspired than jetting off top unmissable tourist attractions in Hoi An.

Tan Ky Ancient House


Tan Ky Old House

A marvel of an ethnically Vietnamese family, Tan Ky Ancient House goes on to have a life of its own, becoming a central and functional part of countless people’s spiritual lives and an unmissable site on any Hoi An day tour for two hundreds of years after it was built.

An almost perfect example of a 18th merchant’s residence in this major commercial port town, the Tan Ky Ancient House is one such wonder, marking a crucial ingenious combination of 3 architectural styles, namely Vietnam, Japan, and China, from a time when the three communities lived together in Hoi An during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Tan Ky Ancient House has been in existence for at least 200 years but much of its original structure has been lovingly preserved through seven generations and still stands the test of time despite the decline in business of the town and the huge devastation of annual floods.

The highlight of the most impressive construction in Hoi An is the first pavilion and its 3 small apartments in accordance with traditional Vietnamese architecture with the yin-yang tile-covered roof, but there is plenty of other stuff to see, including Chinese poems written in inlaid mother-of-pearl hang from some of the columns that hold up the roof, the triple-beam structure (stands for heaven, earth and humans), the carved wooden balcony supporting around the courtyard, two vertical panels next to the Tan Ky House’s central courtyard, etc.

  • Location: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.
  • Opening hours: 8am-noon & 2-4.30pm

Hoi An Central Market


Hoi An Central Market

A vast hectic hive of activity held daily, Hoi An Central Market teems with what is very likely Central Vietnam’s best selection of things: produce stall upon produce stall of everything from fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, and fresh fruits like pomelo, custard apple, etc. to chickens (still alive) being bunched onto the handlebars of motorbikes to the hair accessories and woven baskets.

This is everything Hoi An’s daily life is. Edible-food sellers proudly demonstrate the freshness of their products, tourists polish up their bargaining skills and head out shopping, and locals flock to the market to sample some of Hoi An’s food specialties – it is full of overwhelming sights, sounds, colors, and smells.

Hoi An Central Market now houses a massive food hall, where you can find so many eating spots to choose from without complaints about value for money. Expect to pay VND 15,000-20,000 per dish. Some local delicacies to try include cao lầu, mì Quảng (Quang noodles), bún bò Huế spicy soup, bánh mì, bánh bao bánh vạc (“white rose” dumplings), and bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancake). Get ready to be absolutely spoiled for choice at the decent spot for breakfast! If you don’t fancy having a proper sit down, don’t hesitate to order food at one of the street side stalls to get warmed up for some food shopping. It’s time to brave Hoi An Central Market on your Hoi An group tour!

  • Location: Hoi An Central Market is on Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets stretching from the water’s edge into the town.
  • Opening hours: Early in the morning.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village


Thanh Ha Pottery Village

3 Km to the West of the ancient quarter, Thanh Ha Pottery Village is famous for its traditional pottery production which has been practiced over the past five centuries. The Terracotta Village – a park and center devoted to all things pottery is absolutely a highlight but there is so much more to see on your Central Vietnam group tour here. The traditional and unique method of making pottery bowls, jars, pots, animal shapes, etc. – handmade and wheel thrown has had a profound impact on the UNESCO World Heritage town’s local culture.

  • Location: Cam Ha ward in the Quang Nam Province

For so many people, Hoi An is both a dream place and a once-in-a-lifetime destination to visit in Central Vietnam. If you’re planning your first Hoi An tour, you should not miss the top of the must-see list in the UNESCO World Heritage town.

Ideal destinations for couple In Hoian Tours


Highlight in the central tourist line, Hoian is truly a paradise. Whether it is day or night, Hoi An tourism still has its own charms. CNN has also listed Hoian in top 10 romantic places in the world that couples should explore together ( in 2015). You will experience peaceful and romantic things that only Hoian could offer.

An Hoi Bridge

Decorated with antique parasol and colorful lanterns shimmer shining around the area of Hoai River Square. Tourists, when travel to Hoian, will have a feast of eye-catching beauty and cultural values, especially if you are a history junky. Since these works of art are done by well-known lantern artists in Hoian. With the impressive view overlooking Thu Bon River and lantern suspension running along to the center of Hoai River Square, this is a mood booster for lovers to come and sightseeing, taking a selfie or simply a night walk. It is also a favorite spot for photographers in the style of river house.

An Hoi Bridge At Night

An Hoi Bridge At Night

Hoai River

A tributary of the Thu Bon River flowing through Hoian. It is always crowded, especially at night. There are many romantic activities that you and your partner can do together on this poetic river. Besides taking pictures, you can also float down the canal and save the image of the river as shimmering.

Reaching Out Tea House

Topping the list of the most beautiful, unique and romantic cafes in Hoian is Reaching Out. The shop is designed in the pure Vietnamese style, from the furniture such as tables, chairs, pillows, cupboards, teapot, coffee … to decorative items such as dishes, vases, … are very elegant and simple. As soon as you step into the bar, you will be immersed in the old tea smell and serene vibe. You can sit indoors to feel the warm, neat, nostalgic or in the garden with the romantic beauty of the surrounding.

Reaching Out Tea House

Reaching Out Tea House

An Bang Beach

After visiting the villages and relics, you want to immerse yourself in the white sand and blue coast. Then An Bang Beach is a destination not to be missed in this Hoian tours. With clear sea and long sandy beach under the glistening sunshine, An Bang Beach is selected in the top 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia. Here you will enjoy a relaxing moment on the beach of An Bang brings you a strange monk. The scenery in Cua Dai Beach is beautiful with smooth white sand stretching along the clear blue sea. At Cua Dai beach, visitors can bathe, sunbathe, play sports in the sand, and especially enjoy the delicious fresh seafood.

An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha was a very prosperous village, famous for pottery and earthenware exchanged throughout the central provinces of Vietnam. It is one of the famous traditional villages in Hoian. You can admire the fine pottery art which is extremely sophisticated from the skillful hands and talents of artisans in Thanh Ha. In addition, you can also make your own products to make memories or bring back to relatives and friends as gifts. It is located on the bank of the Thu Bon River, in Thanh Ha Ward, Hoian City, about 2km West of the Old Quarter.

Chinese American Conventions

In the 16th – 17th centuries, many Chinese people settled in Hoian and contributed to the thriving development of the port town. Many buildings of spirituality and belief are built, most famous are the three surviving works to this day include Quang Dong Assembly Hall, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, Trieu Chau Assembly Hall.

  • Quang Dong Assembly Hall: Built-in 1885. The architecture of the Quang Dong Assembly Hall is distinguished by the rational use of wood and stone materials in the bearing structure. Especially, visitors will be impressed by the decorations and the beauty of pedestal inside and outside the building. Moreover, every year on 24th of June ( on the lunar calendar), there is a very popular festival attracting many participants.

Location: 176 Tran Phu

  • Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall: The house was built in 1967. With the interiors of the garden are decorated with many plants and lakes. Legend has it that the forerunner of the Assembly Hall is a small shrine worshiping the statue of Mazu (the goddess of protection for traders surpassing the ocean), which was picked up on the coast of Hoian in 1697. After many restorations, the house became more brilliant and contributing to the beauty of the architecture of Hoian.

Location: 46 Tran Phu Street

Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall

Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall

Trieu Chau Assembly Hall: Built-in 1845 to serve as a place of worshiping Trieu Chau people's own belief in Hoian. The interior of Trieu Chau Assembly Hall is quite unique when it is decorated with elaborately carved wood paintings, along with motifs, wooden candlesticks, and beautiful terracotta reliefs, reproducing many old folk legends.

Location: 92B Nguyen Duy Hieu.

Old House of Tan Ky

Built nearly 200 years ago, Tan Ky House has the typical architecture of Hoi An town with furniture divided into many rooms. The house is built of traditional materials and made by local carpenters. Its own unique appearance and elegance salience have also shown the interaction with the style of building in the area. On February 17, 1990, Tan Ky House was granted a Certificate of National Historical-Cultural Relics.

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

The workshop brings together most traditional handicrafts of Hoi An and Quang Nam, such as weaving mats, weaving fabrics, pottery, lacquerware … Visiting the workshop, guests will find a peaceful scenery of Vietnamese countryside. You will visually witness the skillful hands and excellent skills of artisans, creating fine art and craftsmanship. Tourists can take part in the production process and buy some souvenir items.

Hoi An ancient town is always the place where couple prefers traveling. Not only does it has top destinations must-go in Hoian but also with narrow ancient streets leading to the traditional culture behind the gardens and sparkling beauty, the fanciful and warm light of hundreds of silk lanterns, it is considered as a romantic neighborhood for couples. In Hoian, especially on the night of the full moon, the beautiful small town is lit by colorful lights, a beautiful background during the night for a honeymoon or just a short tour for couple in Hoian.