24 hours exploring Hoi An

    Hoi An is a best preserved ancient town in Vietnam, Hoi An has a lot of ancient house which remains intact for hundreds of years. This beautiful ancient town is one of the top ten most attractive destinations in Asia.

    Hoi An

    To make a quick trip throughout the town, the first condition is to wake up early.

    6am: walking on early morning street

    This is a great time to discover Hoi An in quite atmosphere. From the main street Tran Phu and Cau Pagoda at the end of the road to Nguyen Thai Hoc and Bach Dang Street has many small lovely pass.

    Hoi An Street

    8:30 am: enjoy Cao Lau, Quang noodles

    The most famous Hoi An cuisine is Cao Lau, Quang noodles, soy milk, Banh Cuon (roll cake), White rose cake (Banh Bong Hong Trang). This dishes are sold in Hoi An markets with comfortable price, about $1.

    9 am: sewing a new dress, making a new pair of shoes

    Close to Hoi An market, clothing stores begin to open, there are many kind of fabric and skirt styles for you to choose. You can order a new dress for under $10 or buy a stylish trouser for price of under $5. After placing the sewing, visit shoes shop, you can order sandals with a price of about $12. You can get this all in afternoon.

    While wandering, you can visit some old houses on the street, Hoi An weather is very sunny, you should remember to bring a hat and sunscreen.

    Hoi An Shop

    12 am: having lunch

    You could choose to eat chicken rice on Phan Chu Trinh Street, or “bun cuon”. Dessert with corn soup, lotus tea or soy milk. The chicken rice shop is usually crowded and you will have to wait. Hoi An cuisine is very variety, you can easily choose suitable dishes for your taste.

    1:30 pm: coffee time

    Noon time, you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee, a plate of cake, watching the flow of people back and forth, feeling the quiet peace of this place.

    If you want to mingle with the locals, find a way to a small alley on the street, there will be a small coffee shop for you somehow.