Vietnam is such a culturally rich destination, it’s difficult to know where to being when planning a trip there. The country has something to offer for everyone from deliciously flavourful food, to its beautiful coastline and captivating culture. It should definitely be on your list of countries to see!
Among all of the interesting places in Vietnam, Hội An is a traveller favourite. The city is a combination of many different cultural influences and breathtaking natural landscapes, making it a perfect destination for both urban and nature explorers. For these reasons, we have compiled a list of places not to miss in Hội An, Vietnam.
An Bang Beach
Not far from the Hội An Hotel, you can find the gorgeous An Bang beach. Enjoy lunch or a snack at one of the many cafés and restaurants studding the coastline, while dipping your toes in the silky white sand. You’ll also get access to an umbrella and sun lounger by being a customer at many of these eateries. Why not cycle there for a perfect relaxing afternoon?
And besides, this picture doesn’t leave much explaining to do when it comes to why this beach is worth the trip.
Hội An Central Market
Ready for a foodie shopping experience like no other? At the Hội An Central Market you’ll find rich smells and colours that you have never experienced before plus you get to practice your bargaining skills. Get immersed in it all and try some new fresh foods and take home some spices, fine silks and souvenirs. For the best experience and best bargains, try to arrive as early as possible.
Hội An Riverside
Go for a change of scenery at the Hội An riverside. Located on the banks of the Thu Bồn River, there is a wide range of riverside attractions for you to spend your day on. The well preserved Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and reaches down to the riverside, where architecture styles merge. And once night time hits, it becomes a gorgeously colourful illuminated sight to behold due to the traditional lanterns that adorn it (as seen in the photo above).
Discover, walk, eat, drink and enjoy the view.
The Japanese Covered Bridge
This iconic bridge in Hội An is a part of the aforementioned Old Town and dates back to the 1590’s. It is thought to have been built by Japanese residents in Hội An in order to connect them to the Chinese quarter of the city. In addition to this bridge and its beautiful architecture, you can also visit the temple located on the north side of the bridge, which is dedicated to the Taoist god of weather. Both monuments are well worth the visit for the architecture, beauty and cultural richness.
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