It’s easy to get to Hoi An and let your quest for impeccably tailored garments overtake your sightseeing agenda, but don’t miss out on some of the nature beauty and ancient treasures tucked into this town. In addition to the countless "Old Houses" featuring well-maintained traditional architecture, there is a wealth of colorful markets, grand halls and stunning pagodas.

Discover the past through the remains of Cham rule, most notably at the ancient Ba Le Well, and the extensive Museum of History and Culture, boasting a collection from the major civilizations that have occupied Vietnam. For more recent history, tour one of the many assembly halls in the region, each outfitted with timely and artistic flourishes.

Start your pagoda tour at the Quan Cong temple, adorned with elaborate statues and artwork. The unique carp fountains spit water out of their mouths whenever it rains. Head next to the Phuoc Lam pagoda, a holy site known for the history of one of its monks, An Them. Upon returning from his time in the army, his remorse for the lives he took drove him to clean the central market without pay for twenty years. Before retirement, he considered sending a bill, but the penance was enough reward in itself.

What to See in Hoi An

Cantonese Chinese Assembly Hall

Beautiful granite columns support the entrance of this popular hall built in 1885. Visitors will also see carved Jackfruit tree ...

Japanese-Covered Bridge

Hoi An’s most celebrated icon is the Japanese Covered bridge which lies on the west end of Tran Phu. Its ...

Phung Hung Old House

On the more serene side of the Japanese bridge, this family-run house is over 230 years old. It’s a two-storey ...

Tra Que Vegetable Garden

This organic vegetable commune is an impressive 500 years old, 45 hectares in size and home to 245 families. Visitors ...

Cham Islands

The stunning Cham Islands offer the type of beachside aesthetic one sees in a travel magazine. Crystal clear waters, vibrant ...

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Ba Le Well

This famous well of original Cham design is the only traditional one used by locals to draw water for the ...

Confucius Temple

The Confucius Temple is unfairly neglected by most guidebooks. Confucius philosophy is widely recognized in Vietnam and temples were constructed ...

Cam Kim Island

Renowned for its woodcarving village (Kim Bong) Cam Kim island also boasts beautiful countryside. You can find other crafts here ...

Japanese-Covered Bridge

Hoi An’s most celebrated icon is the Japanese Covered bridge which lies on the west end of Tran Phu. Its ...

Tran Family Chapel

Built by Tran Tu Nhac, a favoured mandarin who lived under the rule of Emperor Gia Long around 200 years ...

Quan Cong Temple

In honour of revered Chinese general Quan Cong, this temple is festooned with elaborate statues and artwork. Its majestic entrance ...

Cham Islands

The stunning Cham Islands offer the type of beachside aesthetic one sees in a travel magazine. Crystal clear waters, vibrant ...

Thanh Nam Fishing Village

Watch the local fisherman bring in their catch after a night out at sea. Learn the traditional way of casting ...

Tra Que Vegetable Garden

This organic vegetable commune is an impressive 500 years old, 45 hectares in size and home to 245 families. Visitors ...

Fujian Chinese Assembly Hall

There are five assembly halls in Hoi An established by different Chinese groups. The Fujian hall is by far the ...

Suoi Tien (Fairy Spring)

The Suoi Tien Spring, or Fairy Spring is a magical forestland alive with 14 waterfall chains. While many Vietnamese are ...

GAM Gemstones Art Museum

This unique museum, housed in a charming, colonial-style building, displays a vast collection of Vietnamese gemstones, crystals and sculptures. Visit ...

Handicrafts Workshop

Living up to its name, the handicrafts workshop is the definitive place to purchase locally crafted souvenirs. Beyond the retail ...

Cua Dai Beach

Brimming with activity, Cua Dai beach is Hoi An’s more renowned stretch of beach compared to An Bang. Besides swimming, ...

Chuc Thanh Pagoda

This is Hoi An’s oldest pagoda. It’s a little off the beaten track, but makes for a worthwhile stop if ...

An Bang Beach

Hoi An regulars know that An Bang is a quieter and more community-oriented stretch than Cua Dai. For international cuisine ...

Phuoc Lam Pagoda

Typical in design, Phuoc Lam is known for the history of one of its monks, An Thiem, who was a ...

Central Market

One of Asia’s foremost trading ports, Hoi An was historically one big market. Today, it continues to thrive as a ...

My Son

While not as magnificent as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the ancient ruins of the Champa Kingdom in My Son is ...

Cantonese Chinese Assembly Hall

Beautiful granite columns support the entrance of this popular hall built in 1885. Visitors will also see carved Jackfruit tree ...

Hoi An Museum of History and Culture

For history buffs, this museum gives a useful insight into the history and culture of Hoi An. With various relics ...

Thuan Tinh Eco Island

Catch a boat over to this ecological island zone for unspoiled greenery and relaxation. Paddle through water coconut groves. Pick ...

Phung Hung Old House

On the more serene side of the Japanese bridge, this family-run house is over 230 years old. It’s a two-storey ...

Tan Ky Old House

Hoi An has a plethora of recognized ‘old houses’, and while Tan Ky is not the oldest, it is one ...

Japanese Tombs

Altogether there are 40 Japanese tombs in Hoi An but the largest and easiest to access is that of Tani ...

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