8 Best Things to Do in Hoi An for South African Travelers
Hoi An’s attractiveness lies in every corner and every aspect, from the landscape, the food to the people and the culture. Follow this our article to explore top 8 things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam in 2024.
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1. Take an Eco Tour

Taking an eco tour to Hoi An local villages will possibly the most enchanting tour that you could never imagine. To create the most realistic experience, tourists will have a chance to live the way the locals have been living for thousands of years from first flush in the morning to late night. 

Many activities have been offered such as vegetables farming, rice planting, basket boat rowing and even buffalo riding to represent the cultural country life of Vietnamese people. 

Farming with the locals in Eco Tour in Hoi An

Basket Boat Rowing in Hoi An

Buffalo Riding in Eco Tour, Hoi An

2. Taste Local Food

Food in Hoi An has its own distinctive flavor, once tried, never forget! Hoi An’s food not only is delicious but also cheap and clean at every street stalls to small eateries. 

If tourists would like to take a food trip in Hoi An, it is highly recommended that you should start your trip at around 3 p.m, when motorbikes are prohibited on the street and vendors start to settle. 

Fried wontons with tomatoes and pineapple, Hoi An

Chicken Rice, Hoi An

3. Have a tea time

Tourists might want to spend 1 to 2 hours of relaxation at Reaching Out Tea House. Tea House’s menu includes a tea set which served in a handmade pot and accompanied by cookies that help in enriching the flavor of the traditional tea. Here you will find yourself at peace as the view and the decoration of the Tea House bring about the feeling of tranquility. 

A quiet corner of Reaching Out Tea House, Hoi An

Handmade Teapots, Hoi An

Tea set with cookies, Reaching Out Tea House, Hoi An

4. Get your clothes tailored

Tailor shop in Hoi An

Traditional sewing machine in Hoi An

What can be greater than having your clothes or your shoes or even your leather bags specially made and fit your own size? Hoi An is the land where many handy tailors gathered. Your clothes or shoes will be carefully measured and you can freely choose the design of the material. One thing special about the tailor shops in Hoi An is that you will receive your tailored clothes in about just 24 hours, quick but still ensure its quality.

5. Try a jeep tour

Jeep tour in Hoi An will send you to an unforgettable adventure of the coastal line of Vietnam.

Riding on an open-air 4 wheel jeep, you will be immerse with the story of Vietnam and America war and the landscape along two sides of the road which gives you the first glance of the life of minor ethnic people.

Jeep tour from Hoi An

6. Visit An Bang Beach 

After a severe erosion of Cua Dai beach in 2014, Hoi An began to shift its attention to An Bang beach during the intensive rehabilitation. In 2017, An Bang beach gains it popularity to become the perfect unspoilt spot for soaking, sun bathing and drinking coconut. Not very far from the shore, there is a wide range of restaurants that serve everything from delicious local fresh seafood to western style dishes.

Untouched An Bang Beach in Hoi An

7. Hoi An bar night

Although Hoi An is famous for its peacefulness of the old town, until recently, Hoi An starts to gain more of its tourists in the night bars.

Tourists will be amazed while enjoying an evening of bar-hopping in this historic town with probably the cheapest beer in the world in the atmosphere of locals artists and international DJs playing a variety of music genres.

Hoi An's nightlife

A night bar in Hoi An, Vietnam

8. Visit Thanh Ha Terracotta Park

Establish in an area of nearly 6000 square meters, Thanh Ha Terracotta Park display a serious of miniature of famous architectural work not only of Vietnam but also wonders of the world built from terracotta. A walk around the park will give tourists a vibe of walking around the world in just one day.

Thanh Ha Terracotta Park overview

Miniature of Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam

Other wonders of the world have also been recreated

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