The best attractions in Hoi An are mostly set within the popular areas of Riverside and Ancient Town, where you can easily explore on foot or cyclo. Between the 15th and 19th century, Hoi An was a prominent Vietnamese trading port for silk, porcelain, pepper, cinnamon, and medicinal plants as it’s set nearby the Thu Bon River. As a result, the city offers a mix of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and French architectural feats.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, Hoi An is teeming with beautifully-restored houses, shops, and temples, offering sightseeing opportunities you won’t find in other cities in Vietnam. Ranging from centuries-old Buddhist pagodas and temples to pristine beaches and quaint museums, read on to discover our list of Hoi An’s most popular attractions.