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Top 5 Things To Do In Hoi An

From the most beautiful architecture to some of Vietnam’s best beaches, make sure you take a look at these 5 things to do before beginning your exploration of Hoi An!
By John Hamilton, Director of Marketing

Hoi An is one of the most captivating destinations in all of Vietnam, with a photogenic ‚ÄúAncient Town‚ÄĚ, neighbourhoods surrounded by rice paddies and one of Vietnam‚Äôs most beautiful beaches. It‚Äôs an easy trip from InterContinental Danang Resort (40 minutes) and I visit regularly.

Here are my suggestions for your visit to Hoi An ‚Äď highly subjective for sure!

The Hoi Building of the old time lining the river with a boat lady rowing passed

Stroll the streets of the old town. Lined with cafes, shops and shop house architecture with shuttered windows and rich ochre walls, it’s small enough that you can cover the whole town in an hour.

Aside from the Japanese bridge, historic attractions worth visiting are the Assembly Halls ‚Äď community centres where traders and merchants of the past met and socialized. I particularly like the Fujian and the Hainan assembly halls. The Ba Mu temple is also a deserving (photo) stop.

A lady wearing a blue dress and Vietnamese non-la hat, rides a bicycle and overlooks the vast green rice beautiful paddy fields

Rent a bike and cycle through the ride paddies. Stop at Roving Chill House for a drink (surrounded by rice paddies) or make your way to An Bang beach; my favourite beach club is the Deck House.

A plate of Banh Mi in a hoi an table restaurant

Eat and drink. Best banh mi: Madam Khanh, the Banh Mi Queen. Best Vietnamese restaurant: Morning Glory near the night market. Best bar: Market Terrace Bar on the rooftop of the farmers market.

A man stoped and looks at a lantern stall at night, the whole street side is lit with hundreds of different style lanterns with many colours that set the street and surrounding aglow.

Stay until after dark. The pretty town of Hoi An becomes magical ‚Äď hundreds of lanterns in the streets, and on the river, lantern-lit rowboats. Start your evening at the Lune Theatre, with an on-going performance called Teh Dar that combines culture with acrobatics – very cool!

 

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  • Packing & unpacking service¬†
  • Complimentary mini-bar with beer, soft drinks, juice and water (refreshed daily)¬†
  • Round-trip airport transfer by private vehicle¬†
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Enjoy THESE EXCLUSIVE CLUB BENEFITS:

  • Dedicated Villa Host, available to assist and facilitate your stay¬†
  • Daily breakfast at Club InterContinental Lounge or at Citron Restaurant
  • Access to our luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge to enjoy Afternoon Tea with a wide range of selected premium tea and coffee (14:30-16:30)
  • Complimentary Evening Cocktails & canap√©s at Club InterContiental Lounge, including complimentary signature wines and cocktails (17:30-19:30)
  • Complimentary fresh juice and soft drinks are served on a private beach area reserved for Club and Villa guests
  • Complimentary access to Club Lounge for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Villa privileges:

  • A dedicated Villa Host during your entire stay
  • Welcomed by our airport representatives and supported for check-in/check-out at airline counters¬†
  • Personalized itinerary designed according to your interests¬†
  • Welcome Champagne & signature Canap√©s in Villa¬†
  • Private buggy service¬†
  • Floating Breakfast in your private pool (upon request)¬†
  • Packing & unpacking service¬†
  • Complimentary mini-bar with beer, soft drinks, juice and water (refreshed daily)¬†
  • Packing and unpacking service upon request
  • Round-trip airport transfer by private vehicle¬†
  • Kid‚Äôs Tent for in-room ‚Äúglamping‚ÄĚ (upon request)¬†
  • Private Nature Tour (24 hours advance notice is requested)¬†

Enjoy THESE EXCLUSIVE CLUB BENEFITS:

  • Dedicated Villa Host, available to assist and facilitate your stay¬†
  • Daily breakfast at Club InterContinental Lounge or at Citron Restaurant
  • Access to our luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge to enjoy Afternoon Tea with a wide range of selected premium tea and coffee (14:30-16:30)
  • Complimentary Evening Cocktails & canap√©s at Club InterContiental Lounge, including complimentary signature wines and cocktails (17:30-19:30)
  • Complimentary fresh juice and soft drinks are served on a private beach area reserved for Club and Villa guests
  • Complimentary access to Club Lounge for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Villa privileges:

  • A dedicated Villa Host during your entire stay
  • Welcomed by our airport representatives and supported for check-in/check-out at airline counters¬†
  • Personalized itinerary designed according to your interests¬†
  • Packing & unpacking service¬†
  • Complimentary mini-bar with beer, soft drinks, juice and water (refreshed daily)¬†
  • Round-trip airport transfer by private vehicle¬†

Enjoy THESE EXCLUSIVE CLUB BENEFITS:

  • Dedicated Villa Host, available to assist and facilitate your stay¬†
  • Daily breakfast at Club InterContinental Lounge or at Citron Restaurant
  • Access to our luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge to enjoy Afternoon Tea with a wide range of selected premium tea and coffee (14:30-16:30)
  • Complimentary Evening Cocktails & canap√©s at Club InterContiental Lounge, including complimentary signature wines and cocktails (17:30-19:30)
  • Complimentary fresh juice and soft drinks are served on a private beach area reserved for Club and Villa guests
  • Complimentary access to Club Lounge for one additional accompanying guest

Enjoy these exclusive Club benefits:

  • Assistance from a VIP Host throughout your stay
  • Daily breakfast at Club InterContinental Lounge or at Citron Restaurant
  • Access to our luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge to enjoy Afternoon Tea with a wide range of selected premium tea and coffee (14:30-16:30)
  • Complimentary Evening Cocktails & canap√©s at Club InterContiental Lounge, including complimentary signature wines and cocktails (17:30-19:30)
  • Complimentary fresh juice and soft drinks are served on a private beach area reserved for Club and Villa guests
  • Complimentary access to Club Lounge for one additional accompanying guest