Hoi An

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Welcome to Hoi An and to your guide!

Here you can find the answer to all your questions, curiosities and confusions. Before we get down to the details here are our top tips.

Number One

First things first; the roads. Although not a patch on the life and death obstacle course of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An’s drivers live and drive by the same ethos. Traffic goes both ways down both sides of the road, no one looks before they leap, traffic lights are really more of a suggestion than a law and in this battlefield, size matters. For a comprehensive survival guide, click here.

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Number Two

Beware, the 500,000 and 20,000 vnd notes are very similar, as are the 100,000 and 10,000 – double check what you are handing over and what you are getting back!

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Number Three

If you venture into the markets, try to avoid buying convenience items; toilet paper, coffee etc. You will see the glee in the store ladies face as she rips you off. These kinds of items can be purchased at a mini mart for a much more reasonable price. The further form the Ancient town you go, the more agreeable the price will become.

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Number Four

First things first; the roads. Although not a patch on the life and death obstacle course of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An’s drivers live and drive by the same ethos. Traffic goes both ways down both sides of the road, no one looks before they leap, traffic lights are really more of a suggestion than a law and in this battlefield, size matters. For a comprehensive survival guide, click here.

guide-traffic

Number Five

Beware, the 500,000 and 20,000 vnd notes are very similar, as are the 100,000 and 10,000 – double check what you are handing over and what you are getting back!

guide-money-two

Number Six

If you venture into the markets, try to avoid buying convenience items; toilet paper, coffee etc. You will see the glee in the store ladies face as she rips you off. These kinds of items can be purchased at a mini mart for a much more reasonable price. The further form the Ancient town you go, the more agreeable the price will become.

Hoi-An-Central-Market-Egg-Lady

Number Seven

First things first; the roads. Although not a patch on the life and death obstacle course of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An’s drivers live and drive by the same ethos. Traffic goes both ways down both sides of the road, no one looks before they leap, traffic lights are really more of a suggestion than a law and in this battlefield, size matters. For a comprehensive survival guide, click here.

guide-traffic

Number Eight

Beware, the 500,000 and 20,000 vnd notes are very similar, as are the 100,000 and 10,000 – double check what you are handing over and what you are getting back!

guide-money-two

Number Nine

If you venture into the markets, try to avoid buying convenience items; toilet paper, coffee etc. You will see the glee in the store ladies face as she rips you off. These kinds of items can be purchased at a mini mart for a much more reasonable price. The further form the Ancient town you go, the more agreeable the price will become.

Hoi-An-Central-Market-Egg-Lady
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