Hoi An

Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port, is an outstanding material manifestation of the fusion of cultures over time in an international maritime commercial centre.

Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An Vietnam

The town is a special example of a traditional trading port in South-East Asia which has been completely and assiduously preserved: it is the only town in Vietnam that has survived intact in this way. Most of the buildings are in the typical architectural style of the 19th and 20th centuries. They are aligned along narrow lanes and include many religious buildings, such as pagodas, temples, meeting houses, etc., which relate to the development of a port community. The traditional lifestyle, religion, customs and cooking have been preserved and many festivals still take place annually.

Of course the main interest to us is FOOD. The town has a plethora of restaurants and we would be here for twelve months to try even half of them but we will do our best.


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Hoi An at night …. Click here

Hoi An by day around the pedestrian street area …. Click here

Hoi An foods we enjoyed …. Click here

The “Caruso”of Hoi An …. Click here

The vegetable village …. Click here


Wombats comments on Hoi An.

1 = bad 10 =good

Based on a stay at Hoa Binh Hotel


  • Accommodation where we stayed: 5 out of 10

  • Ease of using local transport: There is none

  • Atmosphere of Hoi An: 9.5 out of 10

  • General cleanliness: 8 out of 10

  • Locals friendliness: 8.5 out of 10

  • Ability to be understood by locals: 7 out of 10 (Moderate)

  • Foods varieties: 9.5 out of 10

  • Restaurants and eateries: 10 out of 10

Comments: A pretty tourist town. No local transport so the only way to tour the township is by Hiring a Cyclo by the hour or renting a motor bike (dangerous) or pushbike, less dangerous but hard on the body in 30-40c heat. Walking is easy and most is done on the actual roads but tend to need a cold shower every few hours as it is usually hot. Food is easy to find from the multitude of restaurants all over town and especially down on the river front.  Overall: We would return.

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Hoi An Vietnam

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Walking Street Restaurant area: 15.876644, 108.327191