First Timer’s Travel Guide to Hoi An – A Simple Yet Magical City

Vietnam is one country full of surprises when it comes to places to visit! For the traveller at heart, Hoi An is a place you are sure to appreciate for the wonderful Vietnamese culture that is seen here.

A peaceful meeting place

Hoi An was a famous trading port back in the day, where many merchants from China, Japan and later Europeans lived. These foreign cultures melded together creating a unique set of values in this part of Vietnam.

Weather patterns

Contradictory to the northern part of Vietnam that goes by the 4 seasons, Hoi An has only 2 seasons throughout the year which is the dry season (February – August) and the wet season (September – January). The best month to visit would be April when the weather is perfect!

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Getting there

Once you land at Da Nang International Airport, you can take a taxi straight to Hoi An. There are also buses, shuttle service and even airport transfers provided by a few hotels in Hoi An as well.

How long to stay

The very best of Hoi An can be experienced in as short as a period of three days. Do keep in mind that most places are closed during the Tet holiday and hotel rates in places like Anantara Hoi An Resort are at its highest. Therefore, it is advisable not to visit between the end of January and early February.

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Tra Que Herb Village – A Must-Visit Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Vietnam, especially Hoi An, has plenty of tropical splendour and is rich in heritage. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there is plenty to experience if you find yourself here.

Tra Que Village

Many have described Tra Que as the ‘loveliest village on Earth’, and despite the grand nature of the statement, it is very agreeable. It is situated at the edge of Hoi An and attracts a bounty of eager visitors.

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The village is simply 3km away from the heart of Hoi An, and is reachable even on foot. If you’re residing at a hotel in Hoi An Vietnam the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort, then reaching the village is a simple task.


The village has existed for over 300 years now, and its initial settlers relied mostly on fishing to survive. After developing an agricultural system relying on the river’s seaweed as manure, the village rapidly developed a reputation for producing the finest vegetables in Vietnam.

Unparalleled Freshness

The village uses no chemicals or artificial repellents on their produce and crop, and their villagers have a strong sense of pride in their livelihood. Many believe that this village single-handedly revolutionised the standard of food in Hoi An.

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Things to Do in Mui Ne – Explore with Ease

Be mesmerized by the lifestyle of the locals and the unusual natural landmarks and features of Mui Ne, from geographical phenomena to cultural wonders.

Visit the Local Fish Market

Mui Ne continues to rely greatly on fishing to sustain its economy, unlike other parts of the country. Therefore, one of the best things to do in Mui Ne is to visit a fish market. Such a visit will provide you with an insight into how the locals fish and sell their produce.

Walk Along the Fairy Spring

The Fairy Spring is located quite close to Mui Ne and a walk along the river makes for an excellent evening activity. The river runs alongside the mountain landscape and, as a result, hosts some unusual rock and sand formations.

Have Fun at the Beach

Any tourist staying at the Mui Ne Luxury resorts the likes of Anantara Mui Ne Resort will have the good fortune of having the ocean just outside their door. Take maximum advantage of this and opt to engage in the numerous water sports that are available in Mui Ne.

Enjoy the Sunset by the Ocean

In addition to swimming in the ocean, tourists can also settle down comfortably towards evening in order to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Watching the sunset in Mui Ne is a wonderful way to wind down and bid adieu to a long day.

Now showing Photo, Picturesque Mui Ne Beach at dawn

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