- 1 Where is the best location to stay in Hoi An?
- 2 Is it better to stay in Hoi An or Da Nang?
- 3 How do you get around Hoi An?
- 4 How safe is Hoi An?
- 5 How do I get to Cham Islands?
- 6 How many days do you need in Hoi An?
- 7 Is Hoi An expensive?
- 8 How much is a taxi from Danang to Hoi An?
- 9 What to see in Hoi An?
- 10 What is Hoi An known for?
- 11 Why does Hoi An Lantern?
- 12 Does Hoi An have a train station?
- 13 How do I get from Danang to Hoi An?
Where is the best location to stay in Hoi An?
The best areas to be are between Hoi An town and the beach – either off Cua Dai Rd (connects to Cua Dai Beach) or Hai Ba Trung St (connects to An Bang Beach). The weather should be a big part of any decision about where to stay in Hoi An.
Is it better to stay in Hoi An or Da Nang?
When visitors choose picturesque Hoi An over vibrant Da Nang, they say it is because they find Hoi An to be a little more relaxing. Hoi An is very walkable whereas in Da Nang the areas of interest are more widespread, there’s a distinct lack of a town centre and you are required to go longer distances.
How do you get around Hoi An?
- Cycling. Cycling is the easiest and cheapest way of getting around, especially in Hoi An Ancient Town.
- Taxis. Taxis are readily available outside Hoi An Ancient Town, though we recommend looking out for reliable taxi companies such as Faifoo and Mai Linh.
How safe is Hoi An?
Pickpockets thrive in the area, and travelers have told stories of criminals on motorbikes who steal bags and purses off of unexpecting women. Violent crime is rare in Hoi An, but theft is commonplace, so keep your belongings close as you walk around the city.
How do I get to Cham Islands?
From Hoi An city, there are three ways to get to Cham island:
- Hire a private canoe: this is the fastest but most expensive way to go and it takes around 15 to 20 minutes to reach Cham island.
- Buy a canoe ticket: You can also travel by canoe, but you have to go with others.
How many days do you need in Hoi An?
I recommend a minimum of three full days to explore all that Hoi An has to offer. This gives you enough time to see Hoi An and its beaches, spend an afternoon in Da Nang, and maybe take a day trip to My Son (see below).
Is Hoi An expensive?
You should plan to spend around d979,670 ($42) per day on your vacation in Hoi An, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, d171,049 ($7.41) on meals for one day and d337,841 ($15) on local transportation.
How much is a taxi from Danang to Hoi An?
Danang to Hoi An transport overview
|Private car & driver||From $25 (3 pax)||45 minutes|
|Hoi An Express airport shuttle||$8.40/person||75 minutes|
|Private taxi||From $18 (3 pax)||45 minutes|
|Shared taxi||From $4.90/person||45 minutes|
What to see in Hoi An?
Things to buy in Hoi An and gift ideas
- Leather bags. I totally fell in love with the leather bags in Hoi An.
- Shoes. Shoes are a girl’s best friend, right?
- Lanterns. Hoi An is also called the City of Lanterns for a good reason.
- Non La.
- Round straw bags.
What is Hoi An known for?
Hoi An is famous across Vietnam for its textile industry and one of the reasons many people come here is to get clothes tailor made for them. To that end, you will find amazing tailors all over town and you can choose from a plethora of silks, others textiles and patterns to make your own personalized creations.
Why does Hoi An Lantern?
Lanterns were first Introduced to Hoi An in the 16th century by the Japanese, who settled in the far end of the Old City. The lanterns became popular with the locals for their aesthetic and perceived ability to bring good fortune. The Japanese, in fact, inherited their lanterns from the Chinese 500 years earlier.
Does Hoi An have a train station?
There is no railway station in Hoi An. The nearest is in Da Nang, which receives several trains a day from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang etc. Most travel agents and hotels can book a train ticket for you.
How do I get from Danang to Hoi An?
Taxis are the most convenient and also considered the easiest way to get to Hoi An from Da Nang since from the city center (or the airport) you can just catch a taxi and get in without making any prior arrangement. It will take you around 30 – 45 minutes and will cost you from 15 USD to 23 USD.