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Top Choice Historic Building in Hoi An

Tan Ky House

Built two centuries ago by an ethnically Vietnamese family, this gem of a house has been lovingly preserved through seven generations. Look out for signs of Japanese and Chinese influences on the architecture. Japan…
Top Choice Bridge in Hoi An

Japanese Covered Bridge

This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. A bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remai…
Top Choice International in Hoi An

Cargo Club

Remarkable cafe-restaurant, serving Vietnamese and Western food, with a terrific riverside location (the upper terrace has stunning views). A relaxing day here munching your way around the menu would be a day well s…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hoi An

Streets

Do the meals taste exceptional here because Streets is for a good cause? Perhaps it helps to know that the staff are disadvantaged youths trained up in hospitality, but the textbook-good cao lau and white-rose dumpl…
Top Choice Temple in Hoi An

Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation

Originally a traditional assembly hall, this structure was later transformed into a temple for the worship of Thien Hau, a deity from Fujian province. The green-tiled triple gateway dates from 1975. The mural on the…
Top Choice Fusion in Hoi An

Nu Eatery

Don't be deceived by the humble decor at this compact eatery tucked away near the Japanese Bridge. There's a real wow factor to the seasonal small plates at this newish Hoi An favourite. Combine the pork belly steam…
Top Choice Cultural in Hoi An

Full Moon Festival

Hoi An is a delightful place to be on the 14th day of each lunar month, when the town celebrates a Full Moon Festival. Motorised vehicles are banned from the Old Town, street markets selling handicrafts, souvenirs a…
Top Choice Souvenirs in Hoi An

Reaching Out

Excellent fair-trade gift shop that stocks good-quality silk scarves, clothes, jewellery, hand-painted Vietnamese hats, handmade toys and teddy bears. The shop employs and supports artisans with disabilities, and st…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Hoi An

Villagecraft Planet

Shop here for interesting homewares and fashion, often using natural hemp and indigo, and crafted incorporating fair trade practices by the Hmong, Black Thai and Lolo ethnic minority people in the north of Vietnam.
Area in Hoi An

Hoi An Old Town

By Unesco decree, more than 800 historic buildings in Hoi An have been preserved, so much of the Old Town looks as it did several centuries ago. Eighteen of these buildings are open to visitors and require an Old To…