Things to do in Hoi An

The Culturetrip, a well-known travel website shows 10 things visitors should do in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province, Vietnam).

Hoi An city (Photo: Zing)

According the Culturetrip, Hoi An has become a favourite destination for visitors to Vietnam in recent years. There are several beautiful sites, good food, colourful architectural structures to enjoy here.

It is also surrounded by charming rural areas. Coming to Hoi An, visitors should do 10 things as follows:

Call at the Tan Ky ancient house

Tan Ky ancient house (Photo: Vntrip)

Built in the 18th century for a Vietnamese merchant family, the Tan Ky house is one of the most historically important buildings in Hoi An’s picturesque ancient town. The house was inspired by Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese building styles.

A tour of the fully furnished and ornately decorated rooms will give you a glimpse into what life was like for over seven generations of Hoi An merchants.

Get a tailor-made suit

Visitors get a tailor-made suit in Hoi An (Photo: Chudu24h)

Hoi An has been important to Southeast Asia’s textile trade for centuries, so it is no surprise that the city’s streets are filled with skilled tailors and leather goods workshops where you can have any item of clothing or accessory you like made to order.

Visit Japanese Bridge

Japanese bridge (Photo: Travel)

The Japanese Bridge is the only covered bridge in the world to house a Buddhist temple. It was built in the 16th century as a symbol of goodwill between Chinese and Japanese merchant communities.

Unlike most other buildings in the old town, which are decorated according to flamboyant Chinese and Vietnamese architectural styles, the bridge has retained a distinctively Japanese character with subdued ornamentation and references to Japanese history.

Besides, according to this website, coming to Hoi An, visitors should try taking a break at a café, exploring the countryside, visiting the lantern market, sunbathing on An Bang beach, admiring the Fujian Assembly Hall and visiting My Son Sanctuary.