What is Hoi An Vietnam 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.
What is special about Hoi An?
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Is Hoi An safe?
Violent crime is rare in Hoi An, but theft is commonplace, so keep your belongings close as you walk around the city. The markets are also very crowded and difficult to navigate.
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 too touristy?
Overall thoughts. We really enjoyed Hoi An, and our moms found it especially approachable, which was a nice contrast to bustling Saigon. The town has a ton of history, and has done an excellent job of marketing the heritage, so it is touristy, but in a way that I found pleasant (even when crowded).
Why does Hoi An Lantern?
Visiting Hoi An on Full Moon Festival, visitors will find themselves lost in the town of centuries ago. The flower lantern – hoa dang, consists of a small flower shape paper shade with a small candle standing in the middle, which is lit to honor the spiritual and cultural values of Vietnamese people.
How do you get from Hue to Hoi An?
The best way to get from Hoi An to Hue is by hiring a private driver for the day. By having a driver, we were able to visit My Son Sanctuary, Da Nang, Marble Mountain, travel over Hai Van Pass, walk on Lang Co Beach, and have pit stops for lunch and photos.