Everything You Need to Know About Hoi An
“How do I pick tailors, the best place to eat, which tours in Hoi An? How much do I tip, should I tip; am I being ripped off? What can I do with the kids? Is it safe? What should I watch out for? C’mon, I’m on holidays, not here to work; give me quick information! Give it to me – give it to me: NOW!”
Hoi An Now has everything tourists need to know about Hoi An, Vietnam. It takes the grind out of combing through websites and literature so you can lie on a beach, relax and just get on with it..
Written by people who know, Hoi An Now is a snappy, one-stop shop that tells you about the best tailors, tours, touts and street hawkers; cooking classes; restaurants; beaches; and those off the beaten track places where the ex-pats hang out. You name it we’ve got it and, if somehow we don’t have it, we’ll get it for you.
Hoi An Ancient Town
The Hoi An Old Town or Hoi An Ancient Town, as it is often called, is Hoi An’s most prominent attraction. Historically it was a trading port dating back to the fifteenth century: an important stop on the Silk Road and the most popular place to trade in Asia. Today, it has morphed into a retailing center that draws heavily from the traditional artisanship of the past, especially with clothes and leather goods.
Hoi An to Da Nang Airport & City
The trip from Hoi An to Da Nang airport is a popular route for travellers. Da Nang is the closest airport to Hoi An, and being the biggest city in Central Vietnam, it also has a train station linking north and south. With Hoi An and Da Nang being so close together, there’s a great … Read more
Top 10 Fruits of Vietnam
One of the most exciting things about visiting Vietnam is that you can taste a large amount of exotic fruits you didn’t even know existed. Sure, enjoying a Banh Mi while sipping on a coconut coffee is great and so is having Pho for breakfast. However, getting yourself lost in a local food market is … Read more
Hoi An’s October Floods 2020: Interviews with Tran Thanh Duc and Travis Fennell
Just after Hoi An experienced the first big storms of 2020, we spoke with two local business owners about their experiences – the preparation, clean-up and comparisons with previous floods. Tran Thanh Duc has three restaurants in the Old Town – Mango Mango, Mango Rooms and Mai Fish – whereas Travis Fennell’s Salt Pub and … Read more
Interview: Jackie Wrafter, The Kianh Foundation
Everyone has their own lockdown story. In Hoi An it’s clear many businesses are struggling because of the Covid-19 situation and lack of international tourists. We spoke to Jackie Wrafter of the Kianh Foundation – a special education facility for local children, close to Hoi An – about how the events of 2020 are impacting … Read more
What’s On in Hoi An This Week
What’s On in Hoi An This Week provides a snapshot of the week’s key events in Hoi An. Refreshed every 7 days. Live music, markets, happy hours and more.
Whilst some countries are visa exempt, most tourists to Vietnam will probably need a 1 – 3 month single or multiple-entry tourist visa. There are three ways to get a Tourist Visa: