HOI AN of VIETNAM
Hoi An’s tailors are renowned for their high workmanship, so be sure to shop for tailor-made clothes. Do also shop for interesting souvenirs such as silk lanterns and custom made jewelry. Head to the Old Town where historical sights await. There, you can cross the Japanese covered bridge, stroll through the cultural halls, enjoy a traditional music performance, and explore the layout of an ancient house.
Just a few kilometers out of town, Cua Dai Beach’s golden sands provide a nice place to unwind over fresh seafood. Explore the small villages on a bicycle with us and discover artisans crafting pottery in the narrow streets. For day trips out of Hue, opt for the historical Cham statues at My Son or the Marble Mountain summit where magnificent views of caves, temples, and rolling hills await.
Situated close to the old town, the Ha An Hotel offers a pleasant stay amid its shophouse-style property and manicured gardens. For a luxurious resort stay, the Nam Hai is our accommodation of choice; rooms overlook a tranquil stretch of palm-lined beach facing China Sea. Towering over the scenic Do River and lush paddy fields, the gorgeous Life Resort is highly favored for its proximity to Cua Dai beach and the old quarter.
In Hoi An, don’t miss the local specialty Cao Lau, which is a dry noodle dish with a tantalizing touch. Other delicacies include Hoa Hong (white dumplings) and Mi Quang (noodle soup with a foray of ingredients). With only 6 tables, the seafood specialty restaurant Hoi An Hai San features a cozy and intimate atmosphere but pre-booking is required if you want guaranteed seats. Dine in the landscaped courtyard of the riverside Brothers Café and watch the fishing boats drift by. The funky Mango Rooms serves fusion food at its best – delectable dishes with great visual appeal. If you’re eager to learn local culinary recipes, be sure to join in the cooking classes at Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village, which produces the country’s finest organic food. For an original culinary experience in Hoi An, indulge in a private picnic on a deserted beach on the Cham Island (accessible by speedboat).