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Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent.
The face of the Old Town has preserved its incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses – though, of course, residents and rice fields have been gradually replaced by tourist businesses. Lounge bars, boutique hotels, travel agents and a glut of tailor shops are very much part of the scene here. And yet, down by the market and over on Cam Nam Island, you’ll find life has changed little. Travel a few kilometres further – you’ll find some superb bicycle, motorbike and boat trips – and some of central Vietnam’s most enticingly laid-back scenery and beaches are within easy reach.
Diving & Snorkelling
A trip to the Cham Islands is a superb excursion, and Hoi An’s two dive schools offer packages including overnight camping and diving trips. The diving is not world class, but can be intriguing.
A PADI Discover Scuba dive costs US$55 and two fun dives are US$80, while Open Water courses start at around US$375. Snorkelling costs around US$40, including gear, with an overnight beach camping option adding another US$40.
It’s usually only possible to dive or snorkel between February and September; the best conditions and visibility are from June to August.
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Massage & Spa
There are many massage and treatment centres in Hoi An. Most are average, run by locals with minimal experience or training. A basic massage costs around US$12 an hour – there’s a strip along Ð Ba Trieu. At the other end of the scale are indulgent places that offer a wonderful spa experience (with prices to match); these are mostly based in the luxury hotels.
Where to Stay
Many budget and midrange places are spread out to the northwest around Ð Hai Ba Trung and Ð Ba Trieu. Pretty An Hoi Peninsula and Can Nam island are also very close to the Old Town. Many luxury hotels are a few kilometres from town, on the beach, but all offer shuttle-bus transfers. Another option is staying at An Bang beach.
Boat trips on the Thu Bon River can be fascinating. A simple rowing boat (with rower) should cost about 100,000d per hour, and one hour is probably long enough. Some My Son tours include a return journey by boat back to central Hoi An.
Motorboats can be hired to visit handicraft and fishing villages for around 200,000d per hour. Boaters wait at the boat landing between the Cam Nam and An Hoi Bridges in central Hoi An.
The bus station, 1km west of the town centre, mainly covers local routes.
Metered taxis are usually cheaper than xe om.
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