Perhaps the prettiest town in Vietnam, UNESCO listed Hoi An remains beautifully well preserved on the banks of the peaceful Thu Bon River.
Step inside one of the wonderfully preserved ancient Chinese merchant houses for a fascinating glimpse of Hoi An’s rich history. Select from countless restaurants and street vendors serving Hoi An classics such as cao lau and my quang, making Hoi An a top culinary destination. Take a stroll through the lantern-filled streets and find yourself in a photographer’s paradise.
Hoi An’s surrounding area offers craft villages hidden along sleepy lanes among rice fields perfect for two wheeled exploration by bicycle. Small waterways which meander off the main river can be explored by kayak offering visitors the chance to see daily life from a different perspective. Back on dry land cooking classes give an insight into culinary traditions and the chance to eat your own creations.
A little further afield another UNESCO site, the Cham site of My Son is a beguiling collection of temples offering a window onto this ancient civilization.
Hoi An is also a great place to simply unwind - beautiful beaches are right its doorstep, with everything from simple open air eateries offering freshly caught seafood to beach bars serving craft beers and international cuisine.