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Top unmissable tourist attractions in Hoi An (part 2)

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Hoi An in Central Vietnam is a pure delight to Vietnamese history and culture lovers. There are a lot of picturesque, popular sites nestled in and around the UNESCO World Heritage charm of the Old Town that make for unforgettable holiday destinations. And they are all so spellbinding that it gets hard to compile a list of unmissable places to visit on your Hoi An tour.

An Bang Beach

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An Bang Beach

Wild, untouched, and utterly captivating, this spectacular beach located just 4 kilometers from Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage center and 30 kilometers from Da Nang International Airport has a 4-km wonderful stretch of fine sand so white you will even need sunglasses for the glare.

This once-underrated beach now holds the crown as Hoi An’s go-to beach and has since become a top destination for swimmer, paddle-boarders, and surfers thanks to its great shore breaks. Even though it has grown in popularity in the last few years and new resorts have cropped up, it still retains its relatively unspoiled charm and laid-back vibes at a slew of hippy Western-managed bars.

Given this stunning backdrop of an enormous horizon with less of the serious erosion evident at Cua Dai, it is not surprising that An Bang was included in CNN’s list of the Top 100 Best Beaches in the world in 2016. Whether you are endlessly searching for a spot not occupied by tourists or want to hide under a sun umbrella, hang out at one the casual bars, or experience a few watersports like parasailing and jet-skiing, make sure to reserve at least a day on your Hoi An day tour’s itinerary for some beautiful time at An Bang Beach.

Tra Que Village

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Tra Que Village

There are few better ways to enjoy your Central Vietnam group tour in Hoi An than from the busy tourist sites, and that is the perspective you get after reaching the Tra Que Vegetable Farm where a wide variety of veggies and herbs is grown in the rich soil at the top of the rice field.

Hoi An is home to numerous traditional craft villages, but this hidden spot located 3km north of Hoi An’s Old Town takes the crown for its outrageous beauty, nice weather, incredible atmosphere, and lovely farmers. Accessible only by road, by motorbike, bicycle or simply a light walk, the small village in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An City is flanked by a few dozen hectares of cultivated land and the beautifully laid out gardens with mixed beds of vegetables and tiny flowers.

“The loveliest village on earth” – the only freshest and cleanest vegetable supporter for Hoi An local foods meets pretty much every requirement for Hoi An group tour perfection. Away from the buzz of other crowded spots, families and couples alike can spend the day seeing local farmers in their daily life to discover the art of cultivating and water plants, having lunch at a local friendly host with mouthwatering taste of Hoi An such as cao lau, Quang noodles, banh xeo, etc., bicycling around the village, and taking some cooking lessons provided by tourism companies.

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

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Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

In spite of the various popular assembly halls in Hoi An, for show-off gorgeousness, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall has no rival. Taking part in the embellishment of Hoi An’s architecture, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall (also known as Fujian Assembly Hall) —makes itself outstanding for its sacredness as well as its jaw-dropping beauty and majesty in a large space with unique architecture of Chinese architectural style and the Chinese philosophy of happiness.

Phuc Kien Hall was built in the 1690s to worship Mazu and Thien Hau – the goddess of the sea and protector of the sailors, the goddess Thuan Phong Nhi, and the goddess Thien Ly Nhan and is now a place to visit on any Hoi An group tour. Inside the heritage of historical significance – once the meeting place of the Fujian living in Hoi An, you can find a plethora of statues, copper drum, copper bells, mosaic fountain bearing a fish sculpture, horizontal lacquered board engraved with Chinese characters, big incense burners, 14 paintings, and many other valuable artifacts.

  • Location: No 46 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An.

Here is an elaborate compilation of unmissable tourist attractions to visit on your Hoi An day tour.

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