One-day trip in Hoi An | SonDoong Cave in Vietnam

One-day trip in Hoi An

Sunrise at Cua Dai Beach

Hoi An, which is one of the most ancient cites in Southeast Asia, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam. With just a one-day trip in Hoi An, you can get back to this charming ancient town of the 17th century to know more about the local lifestyle, admire historical sights and enjoy Hoi An’s delicacies. Travel to Hoian with: tours on Indochina

Admire the picturesque sunrise

Sunrise at Cua Dai Beach

Sunrise at Cua Dai Beach- source: internet

If you do not want to miss the fantastic sunrise here, make sure to wake up early. At 5.00 AM, you can see Hoi An locals going to the beach for swimming or for exercise and other travelers heading over to catch the impressive sunrise. The popular Cua Dai Beach and An Bang Beach, which are the world’s top beautiful beaches, are these places to go. People come here to sit on the sandy beach with the waves behind and contemplate the spectacle of the sunrise behind the mountains.

However, if you cannot get up early but still want to chill at the beach, you should rent a motorbike or a bike to go to An Bang and Cua Dai beaches for swimming as well as sunbathing. Literally, all you need to do is to buy a coconut and find a shady spot. And for the most relaxed evening, let’s bring your most favorite book!

Visit Central Market

Hoi An Central Market

Hoi An Central Market- source: internet

A visit to Hoi An Central Market, where you can buy everything from fresh vegetables and fruit, to meat and fish, or stock up on souvenirs for family and friends or even make a suit or a dress at a tailor, is a real treat for those who love shopping. It is a special spot where tourist industry is in harmony with traditional local lifestyle. centre Vietnam tours

Wander around the ancient houses

Hoi An Ancient House

Hoi An Ancient House- source: internet

The ancient houses in town such as: Phuc Kien, Phung Hung, Tan Ky, Hoi Quan Quang Dong, Bao Tang Sa Huynh, Quan Thang and Chua Cau are the best places to learn about the life and culture of the locals. However, you need to buy tickets to visit these places. There are two ticket types: the VND 120,000 one allows you to visit 5 places while the VND 80,000 allows you to visit 3 places.

Visit Tra Que Village

Visit Tra Que to become a real Vietnamese farmer

Visit Tra Que to become a real Vietnam farmer- source: internet

Thanks to its perfect location between the Hoi An Ancient Town and An Bang beach, Tra Que Village which is famous as the cleanest and freshest vegetable supporter for Hoi An local foods can be easily accessible by bicycle, motorbike or simply a light walk.

In order to guarantee the best quality of vegetables, no chemical or toxic used in the plant growing process, which also makes Tra Que village outstanding. With a short tour to Tra Que Village, you can observe firsthand how the local farmers plant and harvest herbs and vegetables on vast green fields in their own ways.

A fun activity to do in Hoi An is to sign up a cooking course, where you can even get a chance to pick your own vegetables from the garden, which will be used to cook various Vietnamese dishes (such as spring rolls, banh xeo, grilled fish, etc.,). After all the preparation, it’s time to try your own cooking. An opportunity to show off your newly learned skills to your friends and family back home is another reason to invest in this experience.

Complete your trip in Hoi An with a boat cruise

Hoi An with a boat cruise

Hoi An with a boat cruise- source: internet

Without a cruise along the river, be it on a motorized boat in a group or in one of the small Vietnamese fishing boats, your trip to Hoi An is not complete. Depending on the style of boat you are after, they should cost no more than USD $10 though these vary in cost. As exiting the main parts of Hoi An, you will not only see a slice of Vietnamese life but also get to admire some jaw dropping views of the provincial parts of Vietnam that are often underestimated by travelers. Just before the sun sets, when you can catch a lovely cool breeze when wandering down the river as well as get one final look at the charm bursting with mysteries of a well-preserved ancient town is the best time to get in a boat.

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