The perfectly preserved charm of the past is what makes Hoi An a special place. People flock here from all over the world to experience the wonderful blend of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese cultures. It is the reason behind the marvellous architecture and mouthwatering cuisine. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re planning your visit.
The old town of Hoi An was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by Unesco in 1999 for reflecting a distinct cultural blend. It serves as a living exhibit of urban life and architecture from throughout the globe. Hoi An served as an exclusive commercial harbour for European and Asian merchants from the 15th century to the 20th.
Opening hours and entrance
Some of the cultural constructions including temples and ancient houses require you to purchase a ticket at entry. You can also take part in cultural activities and performances with your purchased ticket. The money goes toward preserving and upkeep of the city. Moreover, you can enjoy a fun stay at the accommodation at Anantara Hoi An Resort and other hotels that reflect the city’s beautiful culture.
How to get here
Hoi An is located in central Vietnam and is easily accessible from several major cities in the country. The most convenient way to get to Hoi An is by flying into Da Nang International Airport, which is located about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the city. From the airport, visitors can take a taxi or grab a ride-hailing app to get to Hoi An. Alternatively, it is possible to take a bus or train to Hoi An from other cities in Vietnam, such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. There are also a number of tour operators that offer package tours to Hoi An, which include transportation from other parts of Vietnam, where you can opt to stay in Hoi An at a hotel such as Anantara Hoi An Resort.