Hoi An Attractions

What to See in Hoi An

Let's face it – Hoi An, with its beautifully restored houses, shops and public buildings, is one huge attraction in itself but there are certain sights that should be highlighted and underscored for the visitor.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hoi An was once the major Vietnamese trading centre for silk, porcelain, pepper, cinnamon and medicinal plants.

When the Thu Bon river eventually filled with silt, trading moved further north to Danang.

Most Popular Attractions in Hoi An

Hoi An Hoi An Old Town

Once a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, the seaside town Hoi An is basically a living museum featuring a unique mixture of East and West in the form of its old-town architecture. Among the heritage architecture stand Chinese temples, a Japanese-designed bridge, French- colonial houses and old canals. Read More...

My Son Sanctuary My Son Sanctuary

My Son Hindu Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great sample of the ancient Champa civilization located in the southern part of Vietnam. The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature many beautiful stone sculptures, temples and towers in tropical jungle surroundings. Read More...

Hoi An Riverside Hoi An Riverside

From the16th to the 18th centuries, Hoi An attracted international traders because of its location on the banks of Thu Bon River, conveniently flowing into the East China Sea. The merchants chose to stop here to wait for the right wind directions for their next destinations. Read More...


Hoi An Central Market Hoi An Central Market

Sharpen your bargaining skills and head south east to Hoi An Central Market, one of Vietnam’s best, offering an unmissable shopping experience. Rich in smells and the vibrant colours. Read More...

Cua Dai Beach Cua Dai Beach Cua Dai is one of just five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering an unrivalled seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An.
Fujian Assembly Hall Fujian Assembly Hall

The photogenic Fujian (Phuc Kien) assembly hall was created as a place in which residents from Fujian in China could meet up and socialise whilst living or visiting Hoi An. Read More...

Museum of History and Culture Museum of History and Culture

Hoi An was once one of the major Asian trade hubs. From the 16th to 18th century merchants visited from across the globe, stopping by as they awaited a change in weather before moving on. Read More...

Japanese Covered Bridge Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic attractions, Hoi An's Japanese covered bridge dates back to the 18th century and is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. Read More...

Marble Mountains Marble Mountains

A cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Read More...

Museum of Trade Ceramics Museum of Trade Ceramics

Museum of Trade Ceramics is a beautifully restored timber house. Stepping inside you'll discover a vast selection of Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese ceramics found during archaeological digs in the area.


Other Attractions in Hoi An

The House of Hoi Traditional Handicrafts

The House of Hoi is a silk shop with a first-floor 17th-century silk loom and a working, machine-powered cotton one. Upstairs, there are trays of silkworms feeding, then a rack of worms incubating, and then a tub of hot water where the pupae's downy covering is rinsed off and then pulled, strand by strand, onto a large skein.

They have a great selection of silks, both fine and raw, in many colours and quantities good for clothing and for home interiors.

Address: 41 Le Loi Street

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Hoi An's vivid historic past fairly jumps out at visitors. While exploring Hoi An is in itself a ready-made tour, there are some outside attractions worth visiting, too. Read More...

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