Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside

Vietnam is a country with many diverse and rich traditional craft villages spread across many provinces and cities in all of the country, including Hoi An, Quang Nam. Quang Nam is currently a province with many famous traditional craft villages. If you would like to discover new things in Hoi An, do not forget to visit the following traditional villages in Hoi An countryside!

1. Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village existed before the Nguyen dynasty with nearly 500 years of history. Although sometimes this ancient village fell into recession, but thanks to some dedicated craft groups, it has revived the entire traditional village to avoid being forgotten. This is a quite favorite destination for a lot of tourists when coming to Quang Nam. It  is located just 3km away from the center of Hoian so tourists can visit this village quite easily.

Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside

(Thanh Ha Pottery Village – Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside)

Coming to Thanh Ha Village, visitors will have a chance to explore traditional potteries making by local people and also mold their own ceramic works. You can buy pottery as souvenirs with very cheap prices. Thanh Ha Pottery Land Park, with an area of ​​more than 6000m2, opened in 2015 and has become the most large-scale pottery exhibition in the country today.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

2. Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Kim Bong carpentry village was originated in the 15th century and went into a peak in the early 17th century thanks to the opening of a large commodity trading port in Hoi An town.

If you want to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, you have to travel by boat with a very cheap price. The first impression of visitors when coming to this village is the tranquility and very softness. Most of the households here are carpentry and have a carpentry workshop in the house. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to admire the process of creating exquisite works of art made from wood. Visitors can buy some wooden items as gifts as bracelets, jewelry boxes, combs, statues … with quite affordable prices.

Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Country Side

(Kim Bong Carpentry Village – Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside)

3. Tra Que Village

Located about 3km from the center of Hoi An city, Tra Que Vegetable Village is one of the very interesting craft villages that you should not miss when visiting Hoi An.

This village uses special fertilizers from the fertile river nearby. Vegetables in Tra Que village are famous for their freshness, an indispensable vegetable that makes up the special flavor of famous dishes in Hoi An.

Hoi An Country Side

(Tra Que Village – Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside)

This is also a clean vegetable selling place, which is guaranteed by many locals. Tourists are attracted to Tra Que vegetable village not only by the peaceful green scenery of the long vegetable beds but also by the interesting tourist activities here such as trying to be farmers, learning how to take care of crops, watering, catching worms, fertilizing … Many domestic and foreign tourists have chosen Tra Que vegetable village as a destination because of its very close and natural attraction. This is a pretty great suggestion if you choose to travel and want to explore the land of Quang Nam.

Hoi An Country Side

(Hoi An Countryside)

4. Hoi An Lantern Village

Hoi An is a small town located on the pristine and beautiful Thu Bon River. Hoi An is famous for friends all over the world not only because of its ancient features, deep beauty and beautiful vibes but also because of the “specialty” of this ancient city – the lanterns.

The craft of making lanterns here has existed for over 400 years, starting from the early 16th century. Visitors here can freely buy a brilliant or elegant lantern to make souvenirs or decorate houses with affordable price.

Hoi An Country Side - lantern maker

The artisans in the lantern village are quite crowded and the skills in the profession are still preserved and handed down to a large number of career lovers. Walking along the river in the center of the old town, the colorful shimmer radiating from the lanterns will surely make you flutter. The lanterns not only bring a fanciful appearance to the festival night but also spread the ancient beauty and Vietnamese cultural identity to friends from all over the world. If you have the opportunity to visit Quang Nam, do not miss this famous traditional village.

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Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An City – a famous tourist destination in Quang Nam was honored as one of the 20 most wonderful places to live in the planet. When night falls, the whole Hoi An becomes shimmering, fanciful like a beautiful picture. What make Hoi An so attractive at night ? Let VN Cars walk around the ancient town of Hoi An by night to find the answer!

Hoi An by Night

Visit Japanse Covered Pagoda at night

Japanse Covered Bridge is a tourist symbol of Hoi An ancient town, which is no stranger to any visitor coming to Hoi An. The covered bridge, as the name implies, lies on a small tributary of the Thu Bon River embracing the old town. Over 400 years of history, Cau Pagoda is still there, ancient and contemplative, witnessing the changes, marking the intersection of unique cultures.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

(Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night)

When the night falls, Japanese Covered Pagoda becomes more beautiful and sparkling than ever. The temple isilluminated by glittering lights, constantly changing colors, opening up a beautiful multi-color picture. Walking around this colorful pagoda is an interesting experience you should not miss when traveling to Hoi An by night.

Walking around Hoi An ancient town at night

Another experience at night when coming to Hoi An is walking around the old town. It is simple but extremely attractive and interesting. The old town is quiet with the old houses with moss-tiled roofs, embellished with the shimmering and magical colors of lanterns at night. Hoi An ancient town seemed to be wearing a brilliant new shirt that charming, captivating any tourist. Walking on the ancient streets that seem to be lost in the city of light – where there is a combination of the silence of ancient architecture and the excitement of modern life.

Hoi An at Night

The highlight of Hoi An ancient town at night is the area near the Hoai river. Bach Dang street with yellow lights from the ancient houses reflecting on the river constantly creates a romantic and poetic view. Perhaps that is why this place is like Venice of Vietnam.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night 2020

On the bank of the river is Nguyen Phuc Chu street, which is full of popular shops and souvenir shops. Here you can easily enjoy the fascinating specialties of Hoi An and find souvenirs to buy as gifts for your loved ones. This street is also display many beautiful pictures of Hoi An as well as other famous tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Take the boat trip on the Hoai River and drop the colored lanterns

Traveling to Hoi An by night not only attracts visitors by the Japanese Covered Bridge or the old town, but also the experience of sitting on a boat and dropping the colored lanterns on the Hoai River. You can rent a small boat down the Hoai River, watch the quiet and fanciful city at night, and listen to stories about this land from the boatman in peaceful space. Moreover, you can manually drop the small, sparkling light lanterns bringing hopes, dreams, prayers for health, good luck for yourself and your loved ones. The beautiful small lanterns are priced at 3,000 – 10,000 VND along the streets of Hoi An.

Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An night

What to eat in Hoi An by night

Another attraction when traveling to Hoi An by night is that visitors will have the opportunity to explore the cuisine with attractive local specialties. After walking around the landscape of Cau Pagoda, sitting on a boat down the Hoai River, dropping a lantern, visitors can stop by the culinary street by the Hoai River to enjoy the famous dishes of Hoi An such as Cao lau, chicken rice, Quang noodles, pancakes, dumplings … along with snacks such as noodles, tea, etc. Or take a cup of coffee along the way and enjoy the peaceful night view in the old town.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An city always has its own ancient, contemplative and charming features, especially at nigh. VN Cars wishes you a trip with lots of meaningful experiences.

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Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

Hoi An used to be one of the key trading port in Vietnam, it is now becoming a rustic and tranquil town where you can explore the traditional architecture. It is not only famous for beautiful sceneries and natural atmosphere, it is also well-known for its most lovely souvenir – lanterns. Coming to Hoi An, you will have a chance to see the sparkling old town nights in the brilliant lantern festival, especially on the full moon night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. This has become a feature that takes place monthly of Hoi An and attracts many tourists whenever they have the opportunity to visit Hoi An.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

Full Moon Hoi An Festival is held in the ancient town on the 14th of each lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. On this day, Hoi An residents will turn off the lights and hang colorful lanterns lighting the entire of old town. In Mid-Autumn Festival, Hoi An ancient town seems to be more brighter and more sparkling than usual in red, soft yellow, … radiating from lanterns from all over the small and beautiful alleys.

Where is the Full Moon Hoi An Festival celebrated?

The festival usually starts from around 6pm (when it gets dark) until 9-10pm and takes place in the busiest, most crowded part of the riverside section between Japanese and An Hoi bridges with many interesting activities, attracting a lot of domestic and foreign visitors.

Hoi An lantern festival

How is the Full Moon Hoi An Festival celebrated?

One of the interesting activites that takes place during the festival is the activity of dropping the Flower garlands and coloured lanterns on the Hoai River to bring good luck, peace and happiness. The lanterns are often sold along the banks of the river for only VND 5,000 – VND 10,000 per item.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

You can also rent a sampan boat and travel on the Hoai River floating in the space of the sparkling light of the flower like a fanciful picture. Hundreds of sparkling handmade lights illuminate an entire river and contain wishes from all over.

Full Moon Hoi An Festival Vietnam

(Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020)

There are often performances held along the river with music and poetry readings. The local people will play board games outside their homes while others gather for Bai Choi – a musical version of bingo, where there are many local games.

The street food stalls pop up all along the river selling delicious vegetarian food and classic pork dishes. It’s a great time to try tasty moon cakes (pastries filled with sweet red bean paste) and shop at the busy night markets.

The full moon is also a time to honour deceased relatives and ancestors. The local families will also visit shrines and present offerings of flowers, food and candles as well as fake money bills in exchange for prosperity.

Full Moon Hoi An

When is the Full Moon Festival celebrated?

Full Moon Hoi An Festival dates in 2020 and 2021

In 2020:  January 8th, February 7th, March 7th, April 6th, May 6th, June 5th, July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st, September 30th, October 30th, November 28th , December 27th

In 2021:  January 26th, February 25th, March 26th, April 25th, May 25th, June 23rd, July 23rd, August 21st, September 20th, October 19th, November 18th,  December 17th

Full Moon Hoi An Festival 2020

Useful Tips

To have an amazing trip to Full Moon Hoi An Festival,you should follow these tips:

– Prepare a wrist strap to use for your camera and attach your phone to a lanyard – if you don’t want these items accidentally lose or drop in the water as you’re taking photographs close to the river

– Buy handmade lanterns at a local shop for a cost of around 50 cents – Use your negotiation skill!

– You should arrive to Full Moon Hoi An Festival early to get a good spot – it’s a popular event with locals and tourists so it’s quite crowded

– If you would like to avoid the crowds, take a sampan ride on the river –  this is an opportunity to take stunning pictures of lanterns on the water’s surface.

– Wear sturdy shoes – All vehicles will be banned in old town area during the festival, so make sure that you wear a high-quality pair of walking shoes because you will have to walk a lot.

Year Month Hoi An Lantern Festival Dates
2019 September September 12th, 2019
2019 October October 12th, 2019
2019 November November 10th, 2019
2019 December December 9th, 2019
2020 January January 8th, 2020
2020 February February 7th, 2020
2020 March March 7th, 2020
2020 April April 6th, 2020
2020 May May 6th, 2020
2020 June June 5th, 2020
2020 July July 4th, 2020
2020 August August 3rd, 2020
2020 September September 1st, 2020
2020 October October 30th, 2020
2020 November November 28th, 2020
2020 December December 28th, 2020
2021 January January 26th, 2021
2021 February February 25th, 2021
2021 March March 26th, 2021
2021 April April 25th, 2021
2021 May May 25th, 2021
2021 June June 23rd, 2021
2021 July July 23rd, 2021
2021 August August 21st, 2021
2021 September September 20th, 2021
2021 October October 19th, 2021
2021 November November 18th, 2021
2021 December December 17th, 2021
2022 January January 16th, 2022
2022 February February 14th, 2022
2022 March March 16th, 2022
2022 April April 14th, 2022
2022 May May 14th, 2022

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How To Go To Marble Mountain From Hoi An or Da Nang

Marble Mountain is known as a complex of 5 limestone mountains growing close to each other but with different height and shape, it also also known as Non Nuoc mountain.

Marble Mountain is located in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang. It attracts many tourists each year to visit the landscape. Each mountain has a name like the five elements of mutual love that are Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son. Each mountain has its own beauty in shape, position, stone material, cave, pagoda inside. Among these mountains, Thuy Son is the largest and most beautiful mountain. It is 106m high with 3 tops on 3 floors like 3 stars (Tam Thai). This is the place where many caves and temples are concentrated.

how to go to marble mountain

(How to go to marble mountain from Danang/ Hoi An)

Getting Around Marble Mountain

Starting the journey to Marble Mountain, you can visit the stone shops at the foot of the mountains, there are quite a lot of fine stone sculptures for you to choose. But you should only take a look, not hurry because you have a long journey to visit, but if you bring these items will be quite heavy, so you should choose for yourself something you like before and after the end of the trip. Visiting Marble Mountains and coming back later.

how to go to marble mountain from danang

(How to go to marble mountain)

Thuy Son Mountain is the next destination that you will come. This is the largest mountain and the most beautiful scenes in Marble Mountains. If you go there in the late afternoon, you will probably have to walk down because the dark lift here stops working (the ticket staff will tell you if it closed, if you go too late, they only sell for the ticket for the first leg). Another option for you is to walk to the temple, this is for those who are in good health and like climbing. To reach Linh Ung Pagoda on Thuy Son Mountain, you need to pass 108 steps at the East Gate and the West Gate will be 156 steps and lead to Tam Thai Pagoda.

how to go to marble mountain from Hoi An

Tam Thai Pagoda is located on a fairly flat surface, the pagoda has 3 gates and the most important main gate for the monks, the left gate for men and for women to the right. The temple has an ancient architecture and has undergone many repairs due to natural disasters, wars.

how to go to marble mountain

Linh Ung Pagoda in Marble Mountains is also a large temple on Thuy Son mountain which is visited by many tourists. There is a 10m high Sakyamuni statue placed in the middle of the center. According to the Ngu Hanh Son travel guide, you should come here to burn incense and pray because this temple is very sacred.

how to go to marble mountain - linh ung pagoda

Next, you will come to the mysterious cave complex in Ngu Hanh Son with different names such as Huyen Khong cave, Am Phu cave, Linh Nham cave, Van Nguyet cave, Lang Hu cave … Huyen Khong cave is the biggest cave with the most beautiful scenery. Am Phu cave has a mysterious dark tone that makes visitors feel a little trembling as if they are increasingly away from the earth to descend into hell. The rest of the cave each has a different beauty and shape that you need to come to explore by yourself.

How To Get To Marble Mountains From Hoi An or Da Nang

Taxi

You can book a taxi for a one-way trip or round trip “wait and return.” The price is around 300,000 VND (13 USD) for a one-way ride from Hoi An. You can prebook or negotiate taxi fares for a round trip from Hoi An at a cost of around 570,000 VND (25 USD). You can ask your hotel to arrange this for you.

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Motorbike or Own Transport

Marble Mountains is located between Hoi An and Da Nang, finding this place with your own transport is very easy. Travel 8 kilometres south from Da Nang or 20 kilometres north from Hoi An. Along either the Le Van Hien highway or the (more pleasant) Truong Sa coast road. You will find yourself in the shadow of the limestone outcrop. The ticket entrance can be found on Huyen Tran Cong Chua street surrounded by sculpture shops.

Organised Tours to Marble Mountain

Most hotels/ travel agencies in Hoi An will offer a tour of Marble Mountains. They are usually operating as resellers for a tour company, so you need to ask the details of the tour before making the booking.

Parking

For those who decide to go on your own and drive,  you can park cars and motorbikes inside the designated parking lot at gate two for 10,000 VND.

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Top 5 Day Trips From Hoi An

Top 5 Day Trips From Hoi An ?. Hoi An is one of the must-visit destination in the world. It is surrounded beautiful countryside, historical monuments, amazing passes, stunning views, unique islands, and fantasy parks. Exploring Hoi An’s nearby regions is the perfect chance to come know more about the real Vietnam.

To help you choose the best trip and make the most of your vacation time, we would like to give you a list of the best day trips around Hoi An. Let explore the 5 day trips that you can take from Hoi An with VN Cars!

1. Visit My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary is located in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, about 55 km from Hoi An Ancient Town, which is an architectural complex and Champa temple. It was once the capital of the Champa kingdom, and now still preserves many temples, tombs and ancient artifacts.

In 1999, My Son Sanctuary was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Along with the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary becomes the most prominent destination of Quang Nam and attracts a large number of tourists to visit and explore.

=> It takes more than 1 hour to transfer from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary. If you don’t have your own vehicle, you can hire a private car with driver or join the group tour/ private tour.

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Day Trips From Hoi An - My Son Tour from Hoi An

(Day Trips From Hoi An – My Son Tour From Hoi An)

2. Visit Golden Bridge (Ba Na Hills)

In early June 2018, Sun World Ba Na Hills, Da Nang has officially opened the Golden Bridge – a new architectural masterpiece of Vietnam’s tourism. The Golden Bridge is located in Thien Thai garden of Sun World Ba Na Hills and is located at an elevation of 1,414m above sea level. Connected to Marseille and Bordeaux stations to take visitors from the foot hills or the French village to visit the flower garden.

This bridge has a unique design in the world with the image of two giant hands, according to the TA design unit that is the hand of the God. The sphere has a height of 23.8m above the ground, 12.8m wide, fingers diameter of about 2m. From the Golden Bridge, visitors can see the youthful and dynamic beauty of the city.

=> Ba Na Hills (Golden Bridge) is around 60km from Hoi An, and the drive takes about 1,5 hours. Group tours are available, but are likely to be more expensive than hiring your own driver.

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge Da Nang

(Day Trips From Hoi An – Bana Hills)

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3. Visit Marble Mountains

Marble Mountain (Ngu Hanh Son) is one of the attractions in Danang with many caves and beautiful natural scenery. It is a complex of 5 limestone mountains rising on the coastal sandy beaches: Kim Son (Metal or Gold), Moc Son (Wood), Thuy Son (Water), Hoa Son (Fire) and Tho Son (Earth).  Marble Mountains has majestic landscapes with ancient mossy rocks and many unique cultural and historical architectural works.

With fresh, cool weather and beautiful scenery, Marble Mountains is one of the attractive Da Nang tourist destinations that you can visit anytime of the year. If traveling in the summer, besides Marble Mountains, you can also visit the beaches in this area.

=> It’s about 30 minutes drive from Hoi An, so you can come here by private car (driver), motorbike, or tour.

Day Trips From Hoi An

(Day Trips From Hoi An – Marble Mountain)

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4. Visit Hue city

Hue is a famous city with beautiful and dreamlike beauty, along with many ancient architectural works from feudal times. Hue city was the capital of the Nguyen emperors from 1802 to 1945. Many of its fine buildings were destroyed during the American War, but the 19th-century, The Citadel and a lot of temples and Royal tombs are still there to explore. Coming to Hue, you can visit Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, and tombs or take a boat trip on Perfume River.

=> Hue city is nearly around three hour to drive from Hoi An (for one way). You can hire a driver for a full day tour, or book on a group tour to Hue from Hoi An.

Day Trips From Hoi An - Hue city tour from Hoi An

(Day Trips From Hoi An – Hue City Tour From Hoi An)

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5. Visit Cham Islands

Cu Lao Cham today is like the precious jewel of Hoi An – Quang Nam where has a diverse ecosystem.

Come to this island, you can not only swim, dive and see coral, or have fun in the clear blue water at Cu Lao Cham. You will also meet the hospitable people of the island, you will feel everyone in Cu Lao Cham friendly and harmonious.

The most suitable weather to visit Cu Lao Cham is from March to August every year. At this time, the weather is warm, sunny, clear blue sky, quite suitable for fun activities and sightseeing.

=> The Cham Islands is around 15km offshore from Hoi An. You can get to this islands by local ferry or high-speed boat.

Day Trips From Hoi An - Cham Island from hoi an

(Day Trips From Hoi An – Cham Island From Hoi An)

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5 Best Ways To Travel From Hue to Hoi An

How to travel from Hue to Hoi An? Hoi an, Danang and Hue are these tourist destinations located along the coast of Central Vietnam. Since these 3 cities are close to each other, then you can easily move from Hue to Hoi An. When traveling from Hue to Hoi An, you will have the opportunity to see famous sightseeing along the way such as the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach, Ling Ung Pagoda, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and Lap An Lagoon – making it one of the most popular short voyages in Vietnam.

The distance from Hue to Hoi An is about 126 km and there are many kinds of transportation for this route. But if you are still not sure about your choice, in this post, we will discuss the best ways to travel from Hue to Hoi An so that you can choose the best option for you!

Hai Van Pass- Travel From Hue to Hoi An

(Hai Van Pass – Travel From Hue to Hoi An)

Mode
Time
Price (VND)
Price (USD)
Stop
Train & Transfer 21/2 – 4 hours +45 – 90min transfer 40,000 – 90,000
& 20,000 – 500,000 Transfer
1.70 – 3.90 Da Nang
Bus 4 – 5 hours 100,000 4.30 Direct
Shuttle Bus 4 – 5 hours 240,000 10 Direct
Private Car 5 – 6 hours 1,180,000 – 1,680,000 50 – 72 Direct
Motorbike Self Drive 7- 8 hours 300,000 – 1,000,000 13 – 43 Direct
Motorbike Tour 8 hours 1,100,000 – 1,160,000 47 – 50 Direct

1. By Bus:

Traveling by bus is one of the most popular options for the trip Hue to Hoi An because of its convenience and reasonable price. It will take approximately 3 hours to get to Hue. The bus is a great option for those who aren’t too concerned with comfort and sightseeing along the way, however I would recommend against for those wanting more. It always go through the Hai Van tunel to save time, but no stunning view from Hai Van Pass for you.

You can book the bus ticket online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices. The cheapest bus service from Hue to Hoi An is around 120,000VND (around US$5), depending on where and how you book.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by bus

(Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Bus)

2. By Train:

The train is the preferred option for travelers wanting to experience the beautiful scenery  of Central Vietnam because the train will go through Hai Van pass, while most vehicles go through Hai Van tunnel, so you can have an opportunity to take photos to capture the best pictures. Moreover, for those who bring a lot of luggage, it is the best choice.

If you take the train to Hoi An, you have to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An via bus, taxi or private car. It normally takes around 40 minutes. For those with luggage, we recommend a taxi or private car as they offer more space and also privacy. Then, you use the train to Hue.

You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways, or buy at Danang Railway Station.The price range is varied from 60.000 VND to 180.000 VND (up to your type of ticket).

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Train

(Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Train)

Train from Hue To Danang:

Hue Train Station: 1 Le Loi St
Da Nang Train Station: 791 Hai Phong St – Duration: 2.5-4 Hours (depending on departure time)

3. By Motorbike:

Motorbike is a popular option for that backpacking throughout Vietnam, and it will be an interesting experience if you use the motorbike for the trip from Hue to Hoi An. This trip will take longer than the other options. You can stop at any place along the way to take photos or to see beautiful scenes as long as you want.

You can hire a motorbike through your hotels/ homestays or travel agent offices. The price is around US $15 to US $20 per motorbike.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by motorbike

( Travel From Hue to Hoi An by Motorbike)

4. By Scooter Tour:

If you want to ride a motorbike by yourself but still not sure about the route or you want to sit behind a rider, the scooter tour is the best choice for you. The scooter tour for the trip Hue to Hoi An will give you the adventurous feeling when exploring the hidden landscapes through rural, coastal and mountainous road. Going on a motorbike tour from Hue to Hoi An can be an amazing experience. You can feel both adventurous, but still safe as you have your tour-guide.

This trip will take around 6 to 7 hours, and the price is from US $45 per person. You can also book the tour online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices.

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by motorbike

 

5. By Private Car:

Travelling by private car has become the most popular option when travelling from Hue to Hoi An. Most companies offer 4 seat, 7 seat and 16 seat vehicles to cater for all group sizes. The private car service offers complete flexibility of your itinerary whilst also providing the comfort and privacy that other methods of transport do not offer.

You can choose the departure time from Hue, customize your own journey, so you can stop at any destinations on the way if you request in advance. Besides, it is considered the safest option due to drivers being experienced and talking their time to navigate the Hai Van pass. Especially, the price for the private car is also reasonable in comparison with other tours. Moreover, an English guide on the way is also available upon request. So, if you want to make a memorable experience on your holiday, a private car is the most suitable choice.

It is especially ideal for couples and families, as the price is then very fair because a private car is rented per vehicle, not per person!

Travel From Hue to Hoi An by car
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What to do in Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An is one of the most beautiful destinations in Vietnam and the Old Town here has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. When you walk around Hoi An ancient town, you will have a chance to visit museums, ancient homes and pretty temples, and enjoy delicious local dishes. From the beach to the lanterns, from the shopping to the boat trips, here are top 5 things that you should do in Hoi An.

1. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge was built in the late 16th century, also known as Japanese Bridge. In the middle of the bridge is a small temple to worship Huyen Thien Dai De. The highlight of this bridge is the dome with unique designs, decorative motifs showing the harmony between many unique architectural styles of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and even Western ones. Japanese Covered Bridge is the most famous and attractive destination in Hoi An, every visitor come to Hoi An to visit this unique building, taking a few photos to mark the journey. In the fall, the lantern festival are held, shimmering from lanterns and light lanterns throughout the temple, Japanses Covered Bridge becomes an ideal destination for those who want to explore the old town. This place is also a symbol of ancient and beautiful Hoi An.

What to do in Hoi An Vietnam

(What to do in Hoi An Vietnam)

2. Bay Mau Coconut Forest

The next famous tourist destination in Hoi An that you can visit and have fun is the seven-acre coconut forest in Cam Thanh (Bay Mau Village), about 5km from the ancient town of Hoi An. Coming to this 7-acre coconut forest, you will be floating on the water with a very unique basket boat. In addition to visiting the cool coconut forest on the basket boat, you can also enjoy the rustic dishes from coconut or river fish.

Bay Mau Coconut Village - What to do in Hoi An Vietnam

(What to do in Hoi An Vietnam)

3. Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai Beach is considered a beautiful landscape in Hoi An, only about 5km from the old town so you can move to Cua Dai Beach in just 15 minutes. Cua Dai Beach has smooth sandy beach, clear blue sea which is similar to Da Nang. There are many activities at this beach such as taking pictures, swimming and eating fresh seafood. Coming to Cua Dai Beach in the evening is also great, because at that time the beach was immense, sparkling under the romantic oil lamps.

What to do in Hoi An Vietnam - cua dai

4. Hoi An handicraft workshop

If you not only want to explore the beauty of Hoi An through unique architectural works, but you also want to discover the culture of making lanterns, paper fans as well as other crafts, then you should come to Hoi An handicraft workshop. Handicraft workshops are located in traditional craft villages, where many quality and sophisticated products are produced. Visitors can also participate in making crafts with basic crafts. People remember the old town by the famous tourist attractions of Hoi An, to the beautiful handicraft products … that are the outstanding and unique points in the culture here. Do not forget to choose some souvenirs when traveling to Hoi An as a gift for relatives and friends.

things to do in Hoi An

5. Explore the Paddy Fields & the Countryside

If you would like to find a place which has the rice paddy fields, a great blue sky and water buffalos, you can find all things in Hoi An. This is one of the top things that you shoudn’t miss when coming to Hoi An: just grab a bike and ride outside town towards the beach: you’ll find out that the real Vietnam is just around the corner.

You can also join the tours such as a cycling or trekking and you will get to explore  pretty secluded beaches, mountain passes and much more.

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Top 5 Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An

When talking about Hoi An, most people will think of Hoi An ancient town, Japanses Covered Pagoda, Hoai River with ancient beauty, simplicity, attracting many tourists. However, do not forget that Hoi An still has beautiful beaches. Let’s discover the top 5 beautiful beaches in Hoi An with us!

1. An Bang Beach

Located in Cam An ward, about 7 km from Hoi An ancient town, An Bang beach is like a paradise of sea lovers. An Bang Beach has a peaceful and quiet beauty, in contrast to the vibrant and bustling of Cua Dai Beach.

Coming to An Bang Beach, visitors will walk on the smooth white sand with the cool blue water. Moreover, An Bang waves are quite large and strong which is suitable for those who are passionate about fancy adventure activities such as windsurfing, jumping, … You can also rent canoes or water motorbikes for cruises on the beach to conquer the waves of An Bang. That will bring you many memorable experiences.

Walking around An Bang Beach, you can come to seafood restaurants or bars to enjoy seafood dishes and drinks.

Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An

(Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An – An Bang Beach)

2. Cua Dai Beach

Located just 5km from Hoi An city, Cua Dai Beach is one of the famous tourist destinations of Hoi An. This is the convergence of Thu Bon, Truong Giang and De Vong rivers before flowing into the East Sea. This beach attracts many visitors from the first moment by the endless stretch of white sand, surrounded by green coconut trees.

Coming to Cua Dai Beach, visitors can immerse yourself in the clear blue sea or lie on the sunbathing sand, enjoy the cool breeze from the beach. This will surely bring you incredible moments of peaceful relaxation. In addition, visitors can take part in many activities at here such as canoeing, water sports, ….

Not only enjoy bathing in the sea or participating in attractive activities, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the famous fresh seafood dishes here such as grilled stingray with lemongrass, turmeric and fried squid fish sauce, lemongrass chips, etc.

Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An - cua dai beach

(Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An – Cua Dai Beach)

3. Ha My Beach

Located on the coastal route linking Da Nang city and Hoi An Ancient Town, Ha My Beach is a new name on the tourist map of Hoi An, like a “sleeping fairy”, it still retains the wild, clean and peaceful features. Ha My enchanted visitors by the white sand, blue sea, clear sea with the rows of poplar, coconut groves. Ha My Beach also was selected as one of the 16 most beautiful beaches in Asia.

Although this place is quite new, not much developed in tourism, you do not need to worry too much about where and what to eat because everything here gives you a complete trip. Coming to Ha My Beach, you will enjoy a variety of fresh seafood with extremely cheap prices.

top 5 Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An

(Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An – Ha My Beach)

4. Cham Island

It would be bad if we don’t mention the Cham Island in Hoi An. You can explore this island during the day from Hoi An or stay overnight on the island. The island has beautiful beaches, with soft white sand, clear water and palm trees. In fact, Cu Lao Cham Island has many more beautiful beaches in the center of Hoi An. This is also one of the most ideal diving destinations in Vietnam

Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An - Cham Island

5. Tam Thanh Beach

Located about 7km to the east of Quang Nam city, Tam Thanh beach is nestled quietly behind the breakwater forest with a tranquil and wild scene due to the untouched nature of tourism. From the rows of green coconut trees on the beach, to the clear blue water, the gentle waves on the sand stretching for kilometers, all make a simple scenery.

Currently, within the tourism development framework of the local government, many activities have been developed here such as beach games, boat racing, art exhibitions for the purpose of introduction, promotion promote the traditional cultural values ​​of Quang Nam city. In particular, the most outstanding is the Tam Thanh sea tourism week that attracts visitors to play, explore the idyllic beauty of the scenery here, explore cuisine as well as learn about cultural values.

Beautiful Beaches in Hoi An - Tam Thanh Beach

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Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An is an outstandingly preserved old town of Vietnam and there are a lot of new places to explore in this area. Cam Nam Island is one of the places that you shouldn’t miss when coming to Hoi An. Cam Nam is a small island located next to Hoi An ancient town. It is a beautiful island which surrounded by green spaces of rows of bamboo, areca, coconut, ….

Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam

(Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam)

Cam Nam Island is about 200m from Hoi An old town with a 200m-long bridge connecting the main traffic between Cam Nam village and the old town, creating the conditions for economic and cultural exchanges … Especially, there are many hotels and homestays at Cam Nam Island for tourists to rest. There are also many restaurants selling the local rustic food specialties such as Quang Noodle, Cao Lau, corn tea, dam cake, dirt cake …

Cam Nam Island in Hoi An

(Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam)

Coming to Cam Nam village, visitors will have a chance to explore the typical cultural features of the local people, about the bohemian houses. This is a place where local people make a living, they grow rice, crops and catch aquatic products such as mussels, fish, brackish water shrimp, cassava, potatoes, corn alluvial fields, etc.

Cam Nam Island

Visitors will also have a trip to a peaceful village with thatched roofs, aromatic scent of flowers. In addition, visitors can visit the new corn cooking areas of the local people, and also eat the delicious, sweet corn tea with its own sweet taste of young corn milk. A specialty dish of the ancient town of Hoi An , you can buy as gifts for family and friends to enjoy.

Cam Nam Island Hoi An Vietnam

In addition, Cam Nam village is known for its specialties that you can not be tasted in other places like mussel mixed, fried oysters scooped with rice paper, rice paper with dipping sauce, wedges, Cam Nam corn tea …
Coming to Hoi An, you can not miss the unique cuisine, famous as the rice paper at the picture shops along the Hoai River, or to one of the best sauteed shops on the banks of the river to enjoy the food, elaborately processed, and with the characteristic sweetness of mussels prepared by people themselves.

Cam Nam Island

(Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam)

You can rent bicycles to go around this island, visit all the wild, idyllic landscapes of a peaceful and beautiful countryside only in Hoi An. If you have the opportunity to come to Hoi An, you should try to visit Cam Nam Island to explore the peaceful land, the cultural traditions and the very unique cuisine of the people here.

Cam Nam

(Cam Nam Island in Hoi An Vietnam)

There are many hidden attractions in Hoi An that travelers might never know about. Although the local people know about these sites, they might never estimate how much these would attract to the traveler. From the town, across the Cam Nam Village bridge, there are great views of the river on both sides of the bridge, the market and the old town. Moreover, it is also interesting to see the colorful and huge fishing nets being raised up and down.

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5 Best Ways To Travel From Hoi An to Hue

How to travel from Hoi An to Hue? Hoi an, Danang and Hue are these tourist destinations located along the coast of Central Vietnam. Since these 3 cities are close to each other, then you can easily move from Hoi An to Hue. When traveling from Hoi An to Hue, you will have the opportunity to see famous sightseeing along the way such as the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach, Ling Ung Pagoda, Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and Lap An Lagoon – making it one of the most popular short voyages in Vietnam.

The distance from Hoi An to Hue is about 126 km and there are many kinds of transportation for this route. But if you are still not sure about your choice, in this post, we will discuss the best ways to travel from Hoi An to Hue so that you can choose the best option for you!

Hai Van Pass- Travel From Hoi An to Hue

(Hai Van Pass – Travel From Hoi An to Hue)

Mode
Time
Price (VND)
Price (USD)
Stop
Train & Transfer 21/2 – 4 hours +45 – 90min transfer 40,000 – 90,000
& 20,000 – 500,000 Transfer
1.70 – 3.90 Da Nang
Bus 4 – 5 hours 100,000 4.30 Direct
Shuttle Bus 4 – 5 hours 240,000 10 Direct
Private Car 5 – 6 hours 1,180,000 – 1,680,000 50 – 72 Direct
Motorbike Self Drive 7- 8 hours 300,000 – 1,000,000 13 – 43 Direct
Motorbike Tour 8 hours 1,100,000 – 1,160,000 47 – 50 Direct

1. By Bus:

Traveling by bus is one of the most popular options for the trip Hoi An to Hue because of its convenience and reasonable price. It will take approximately 3 hours to get to Hue. The bus is a great option for those who aren’t too concerned with comfort and sightseeing along the way, however I would recommend against for those wanting more. It always go through the Hai Van tunel to save time, but no stunning view from Hai Van Pass for you.

You can book the bus ticket online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices. The cheapest bus service from Hoi An to Hue is around 120,000VND (around US$5), depending on where and how you book.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by bus

(Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Bus)

2. By Train:

The train is the preferred option for travelers wanting to experience the beautiful scenery  of Central Vietnam because the train will go through Hai Van pass, while most vehicles go through Hai Van tunnel, so you can have an opportunity to take photos to capture the best pictures. Moreover, for those who bring a lot of luggage, it is the best choice.

If you take the train to Hue, you have to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang via bus, taxi or private car. It normally takes around 40 minutes. For those with luggage, we recommend a taxi or private car as they offer more space and also privacy. Then, you use the train to Hue.

You can buy train tickets online from the official website of Vietnam Railways, or buy at Danang Railway Station.The price range is varied from 60.000 VND to 180.000 VND (up to your type of ticket).

Train from Danang To Hue:

Hue Train Station: 1 Le Loi St
Da Nang Train Station: 791 Hai Phong St – Duration: 2.5-4 Hours (depending on departure time)

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Train

(Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Train)

3. By Motorbike:

Motorbike is a popular option for that backpacking throughout Vietnam, and it will be an interesting experience if you use the motorbike for the trip from Hoi An to Hue. This trip will take longer than the other options. You can stop at any place along the way to take photos or to see beautiful scenes as long as you want.

You can hire a motorbike through your hotels/ homestays or travel agent offices. The price is around US $15 to US $20 per motorbike.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by motorbike

( Travel From Hoi An to Hue by Motorbike)

4. By Scooter Tour:

If you want to ride a motorbike by yourself but still not sure about the route or you want to sit behind a rider, the scooter tour is the best choice for you. The scooter tour for the trip Hoi An to Hue will give you the adventurous feeling when exploring the hidden landscapes through rural, coastal and mountainous road. Going on a motorbike tour from Hoi An to Hue can be an amazing experience. You can feel both adventurous, but still safe as you have your tour-guide.

This trip will take around 6 to 7 hours, and the price is from US $45 per person. You can also book the tour online, through your hotel  or travel agent offices.

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by motorbike

 

5. By Private Car:

Travelling by private car has become the most popular option when travelling from Hoi An to Hue. Most companies offer 4 seat, 7 seat and 16 seat vehicles to cater for all group sizes. The private car service offers complete flexibility of your itinerary whilst also providing the comfort and privacy that other methods of transport do not offer.

You can choose the departure time from Hoi An, customize your own journey, so you can stop at any destinations on the way if you request in advance. Besides, it is considered the safest option due to drivers being experienced and talking their time to navigate the Hai Van pass. Especially, the price for the private car is also reasonable in comparison with other tours. Moreover, an English guide on the way is also available upon request. So, if you want to make a memorable experience on your holiday, a private car is the most suitable choice.

It is especially ideal for couples and families, as the price is then very fair because a private car is rented per vehicle, not per person!

Travel From Hoi An to Hue by car

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