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Marble Mountain Hoi An: Guide on how to entirely visit from A – Z (Part 2)


Hoi An

Hoi An Da Nang – Source: Internet

The most beautiful season in Hoi An

Based on the experiences of several travelers, Hoi An is stunning throughout the year. Nonetheless, February through April are the finest months to see the old town. of particular, the climate of Hoi An varies throughout the year as follows:

February to August is the dry season.

  • · The best time to visit Hoi An is from February until the end of April. Because the early spring weather is excellent, the sun is mild and less rainy.
  • June through August: Hoi Summertime weather is usually lovely with lots of sunshine and no rain. However, some days are pretty sunny, making you a little uncomfortable.

November to the end of January the following year is the rainy season; prolonged rains are common during this time. You need to notice the weather forecast information and consider it carefully when planning to visit Hoi An.

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Transportation to Hoi An

  • Airplane: the quickest way to Hoi An. You may book a ticket to Da Nang from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and then take a bus or cab to Hoi An.

Besides airplanes, the means of transportation to Hoi An are diverse. Here’s how you can get there:

  • Train: for Hoi An independent journey from Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi to Da Nang or Tra Kieu station (Quang Nam): Travel duration is around 15 to 20 hours, with fares ranging from 230,000 to 2,224,000 VND/turn, depending on the itinerary and seat class.
  • Bus: There are buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An and Hanoi to Hoi An, with ticket costs ranging from 320,000 to 480,000 VND/turn.
  • Personal vehicles (cars, motorcycles): if you are a true traveler or reside in one of Hoi An’s nearby provinces like as Da Nang, Quang Ngai,…

What modes of transportation are available in Hoi An?

  • Bicycles: the ideal way to get around the ancient town, cool down, and experience the tranquil life here. Some hotels in Hoi An provide complimentary bicycles to visitors, or you can hire one for around 40,000 VND per day.
  • • Motorbike: You may simply rent a motorbike to get around Hoi An, with prices ranging from 120,000 to 150,000 VND per day.
  • Cyclo is a common sight in the ancient town, providing tourists with lyrical and unique encounters. According to the predecessors’ Hoi An tourism experience, please pick up the cyclo at Phan Chau Trinh and Tran Phu streets, with a market price of around 150,000 VND/hour/car.
  • Taxi: To go between Hoi An’s tourist attractions, choose a taxi from a familiar and trustworthy vehicle company. However, the best Hoi An vacation experience for you is to learn about taxi fares in advance. In Hoi An, for example, 4-seat taxi charges vary from 11,000 to 15,000 VND/km for 30km and 9,000 to 12,000 VND/km for 31km and beyond.
  • Boats: taking a boat on the Hoai River or Thu Bon River is a journey to visit Hoi An with many experiences you do not miss. The boat price in Hoi An is 50,000 VND/2 people with small boats, traveling the day of the week without guests. The peak of a craft for 4 people costs about 200,000 VND, sitting for 20 minutes.

The most gorgeous tourist spots in Hoi An

Hoi An’s Tourist attractions

Cantonese Assembly Hall (176 Tran Phu, Ward Minh An, Hoi An)

Cantonese Assembly Hall
Cantonese Assembly Hall – Source: Internet

Cantonese Assembly Hall is a one-of-a-kind Hoi A tourist destination with ornate and elegant architecture that was created towards the end of 1885. Many exquisite and sharp ceramic items are preserved at this location. All of the architectural and interior areas here are like a sketch of old Cantonese people’s daily lives.

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Trien Chau Assembly Hall (157 Tran Phu, Hoi An)

Trien Chau Assembly Hall
Trien Chau Assembly Hall – Source: Internet

Trien Chau Assembly Hall was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century during the worship of Ma Vien Phuc Ba General by the overseas Chinese population. This was the famous general of the Han Dynasty who was honored as a god protecting the seafaring people.

Tan Ky Ancient House (101 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ward Minh An, Hoi An)

This is Hoi An’s oldest house, dating back over 200 years, and was formerly home to the noble Le family. Tan Ky ancient home still has its original architectural elements and a room to showcase various items.

The Tran Famliy Chapel (21 Le Loi, Hoi An Ancient Town)

The Tran Famliy Chapel
The Tran Famliy Chapel – Source: Internet

The Tran Famliy Chapel is another popular Hoi An tourist attraction. This location has the traditional architectural elements of ethnic churches in the old town, with a harmonious blend of three Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese styles. The work was built by Tran Tu Nhac – an official under the Gia Long emperor to worship ancestors.

Phung Hung Ancient House (04 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward Minh An, Hoi An)

Phung Hung’s ancient house is beautiful and extremely attractive with its antique and rustic style. The work is made entirely of high-class wood, creating luxury and total harmony with the old beauty of the heritage domain.

Japanese Covered Bridge (Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward Minh An, Hoi An)

According to many travel lovers’ Hoi An travel experiences, this is a location you should not miss. The Japanese Covered Bridge is regarded as a landmark of the historic town and a monument to Hoi An’s cultural influence. Inside the pagoda, people worship Bac De Tran Vo, the god who protects the land and provides good fortune.

Hoi An Market

This is Hoi An’s main market, carrying a wide range of consumer products, food and souvenirs, distinctive handicrafts, and so on. A self-sufficient Hoi An travel experience is to visit Hoi An market to buy souvenirs and learn more about the habits, practices, and culture of the people here. You are welcome to take stunning Hoi An check-in shots here!

Tourist spots near Hoi An ancient town

My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary – Source: Internet

My Son Sanctuary is about 40km from Hoi An Ancient Town. This famous relic features a unique architectural temple tower located in a valley with a diameter of about 2km with surrounding mountains and forests. If you love history and love to learn about the Cham Pa culture, My Son Sanctuary is the place to go.

Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham
Cu Lao Cham – Source: Internet

Cu Lao Cham is about 15km east of the mainland, consisting of 8 small islands stretching in an arc shape with lush green landscapes and rich ecosystems. Indeed, you will be impressed with the white sand, the clear blue sea, and the gentleness of the local people. From the experiences of previous people traveling to Hoi An, in addition to sightseeing and swimming, you can experience many exciting services here such as diving to see coral, walking on the seabed, and renting a boat to go around the island. ,…

An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach, located about 7 kilometers southeast of the ancient town center, is a popular tourist site. This location is ideal for visitors to Hoi An looking for leisure, swimming, entertainment, and dining.

Bay Mau coconut forest

Bay Mau coconut forest
Bay Mau coconut forest – Source: Internet

Ticket price to sit on a basket boat for reference: 150,000 VND/basket/2 people.

When visiting the Bay Mau coconut forest, you may take a basket boat through the lush nipa palm grove, listen to songs rich in local identity, and watch an exciting basket dance performance. This is one of the most magnificent experiences that tourists to Hoi An should not miss.

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