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Written by people who know, Hoi An Now is a snappy, one-stop shop that tells you everything you need to know about Hoi An.

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.

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About Hoi An

Welcome to Hoi An Guide.  Here you can find the answer to all your questions, curiosities and confusions. So let’s tell you about Hoi An.

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Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Updated and revised January 2023 When it comes to finding things to do in Hoi An there’s something for everyone. With a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Old Town – situated in-between the countryside and coast, the region has a huge amount of attractions to enjoy. You’ll find tours on the ground and on … Read more

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Hoi An Shopping

Updated December 2022 Do you love shopping? Are you a shopaholic? Can’t get enough of the shops? Prepare to overdose, because Hoi An is the perfect shopping destination for you. With its incredible Heritage listed, Hoi An Ancient Town, this Vietnamese city is home to an abundance of high-quality retailers and products, making it a … Read more

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Hoi An Restaurants

Hoi An restaurants are myriad and varied. From street food to haute cuisine – something for every occasion and cuisine style. Vegetarians can also rejoice!

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Hoi An Tailors

(Updated March 2023) Hoi An tailors are famous throughout Vietnam. However, if you are rushing to this tailoring capital of cloth, expecting to get a Savile Row experience, think again. Tailors in Hoi An do not have the qualifications and experience of a highly trained London garment maker – but they are still pretty good … Read more

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Transport in Hoi An

While Hoi An is a small and very walkable town, at some stage in your Hoi An trip you will probably need some form of transport.  Luckily, travel options in Hoi An are reliable and very affordable.

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The 20 Best Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Now has compiled The 20 Best Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam in the following way. First, we surveyed the 10 most popular things to do searched for on the internet using our own special formula. Then we threw in 10 of our personal favorite things to do that sometimes get overlooked … Read more

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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.

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Hoi An Lantern Festival

Updated May 2024 If you are planning a trip to Hoi An but want to decide on a good time to go, consider planning around the Hoi An Full Moon Lantern Festival. This is an enchanting time to experience Hoi An and is one of the most popular reasons why visitors are drawn to Hoi … Read more

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Cham Island: An Unspoilt Paradise

Spend the day snorkeling and exploring the lovely and unspoiled marine-protected Cham Islands, the least developed islands in Vietnam. Experience the islands as a day trip from Hoi An or an overnight stay in one of the rustic island homestays. Also the best spot for scuba diving enthusiasts. As well as the aquatic activities over the extraordinary coral reefs, eating and drinking, karaoke and shopping, parasailing/paragliding and motor bike rides all play their part on a visit to the Cham Islands. But it’s also a glorious opportunity to get away from it all if you move across the island away from the central landing point towards Bai Ong village and Bai Chuong Beach.

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An Bang Beach

About An Bang Beach Golden sand, clear blue water, palm trees and palapas, An Bang Beach is a true paradise! Found by following Hai Ba Trung out of town, An Bang has become the number one beach location for tourists in Hoi An after the erosion at Cua Dai limited its appeal. In 2016, An … Read more

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Son Tra: The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Monkey Mountain

Da Nang’s Monkey Mountain (Son Tra) offers amazing views, Vietnam’s tallest Buddhist statue, monkeys and a fascinating history. All you need to know is here.

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Ba Na Hills

Updated May 2023 The mountain-top resort of Ba Na Hills is like Vietnam’s Disneyland. A hill station and resort on top of a mountain, its replica of a medieval French village is a great day out for anyone who fancies a change from the Old Town and the beach. You’ll find the 3-floor Sunworld Amusement … Read more

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Hung Kings’ Festival Vietnam

Revised and Updated April 2023 The Hung Kings’ Festival is one of Vietnam’s largest celebrations. It is a public holiday that commemorates the death anniversary the country’s legendary founders, the Hung Kings. During the festival, Vietnamese people perform traditional rituals, including the solemn national ceremony – ‘Nam Giao’ – where food and wine are offered … Read more

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Reunification Day Vietnam

Updated April 2023 Right across the globe, many countries, including Vietnam, have marked their severing of colonial ties with an Independence Day. However, there is another day of equal historical and political significance in Vietnamese history known as Reunification Day, Liberation Day or Victory Day. Find everything you need to know about this Vietnamese national … Read more

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