With its cobbled back streets full of small tailor shops, cafes, old merchant houses and temples Hoi An is quite simply a must see on any itinerary to Vietnam! So many towns in Vietnam were destroyed in various wars but the ancient town of Hoi An, in the past also referred to as Faifoo, Faicfo or Hai Pho, managed to remain largely in tact.

First founded by the Champas in the 7th century, Hoi An became an important trading port on the silk route in the 16th and 17th centuries. Traders from China, Japan, India and Europe all have settled here and the architecture bears witness to this cosmopolitan past and allows today’s visitors a glimpse of a Vietnam that no longer exists elsewhere.

Originally Hoi An was a divided town with the river separating the Japanese merchants from the rest of the populous. The Japanese built the curious bridge (Chùa cầu) but no one is quite sure of exactly when. It is a unique covered structure and is the only known covered bridge with a Buddhist pagoda attached to one side. In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Today, Hoi An is still a small town with the ancient centre now fully pedestrianised. Several internet cafés, bars and restaurants have opened along the riverfront.

Hoi An – Luxury Collection

Four Seasons Resort – The Nam Hai$$$$$

The Nam Hai is a must for those ‘luxe lovers’ looking for spectacular beachfront living, reflecting the true spirit of Indochina. The resort is truly chic, the ultimate in modern luxury with an exotic blend of Vietnamese understated charm. We love this resort for its simple but striking architecture and modern appeal. Dark woods and crisp-white linen, mixed with luscious citrus silks give The Nam Hai an ambience and look that the luxury hotel group Four Seasons do so well in providing a...

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Hoi An Hotels

La Siesta Hoi An$$$

There is a wide selection of guestrooms, suites and duplexes housed across three wings – classical hotel style and two wings of townhouse villas with verandas, terraces, and balconies. The two restaurants are both excellent and the swimming pools are first class. The all rooms benefits include turndown service, free use of bicycles, free shuttle bus to the beach with stopover at the old town, free access to fresh water Swimming Pool and the additional Club Wing include complimentary minibar...

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Anantara Hoi An$$$$

Hotel Royal Hoi An – M Gallery Collection$$$

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa$$$

Litte Riverside Hoi An$$$

Allegro Hoi An$$

Boutique Hoi An Resort$$$

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