glimpse of hoi an

Hoi An is a shopper’s paradise and a great location for foodies. Food in Hoi An is tasty. There are three dishes that Hoi An is particularly famous for:

Cao Lau, a dish of rice noodles which are not quite as slippery as pho and a bit closer in texture to pasta. The secret is the water used to make it, and authentic cao lau uses only water from a special well in the city. The noodles are topped with slices of roast pork, dough fritters, and this being Vietnam, lots of fresh herbs and veggies.

White rose (Banh Bao Vac), a type of shrimp dumpling made from translucent white dough bunched up to look like a rose.

Wonton dumplings (Hoanh Thanh), essentially the same as the Chinese kind, served up in soup or deep-fried.


Discover Hoi An:

Hoi An ancient town: Now a Unesco World Heritage site, Hoi An Old Town is governed by preservation laws that are well up to speed. Several buildings of historical and cultural significance are open for public viewing, a number of streets in the centre of town are off-limits to cars, and building alterations and height restrictions are well enforced.

Kim Bong carpentry village (2,5km): Explore the village and weave through small hamlets on bicycles with visits to family temples.

Thanh Ha pottery village (4km): The village is well-known for pottery products like cups, bowls, pots, jars, and flower pots.

Tra Que village (3km): A little green village to discover the rural life in Hoian with cycling, cooking class, preparing soil, planting and watering vegetables, etc. Have fun being a Vietnamese farmer and take some nice photos. A great way to learn about local life

An Bang beach (4km): The beach boasts fine white sand, clear and blue water which make it ideal for swimming and other sea sports.

Hoi An countryside by bike: See another side of Hoi An with a cycling trip that takes you through the beautiful villages and rural scenery.

Marble Mountains (24km): The Marble Mountains include five mountains which were named in accordance with the 5 respective natural elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth in the early 19th century by King Minh Mang.

Museum of Cham Sculpture (40km): built in 1915 the museum displays approximately 300 sculptures collected from Cham temples and towers throughout central Vietnam.

My Son Holy Land (50km): UNESCO World Heritage Site, ruins of the ancient Cham empire.

Cham Islands (by speed boat): UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Cu Lao Cham - a good place for scuba diving and snorkeling activities.