Other areas to stay in Hoi An
Hoi An in Vietnam is famous for its well-preserved ancient town that sits on the banks of the Thu Bon river and is a fascinating place to stay. The ancient town was once a bustling port that traded with south-eastern Asia and worldwide between the 15th and 19th centuries. The ancient city, which is now UNESCO listed, is fascinating as it is traversed by canals and has architectural styles that reflect many outside influences including Chinese, Japanese and European. The modern town is designed in an easy to navigate grid system and there are hotels and other accommodations to suit everyone making it a great place to spend some time.
It is a great place for simply wandering and soaking up the atmosphere and admiring the architecture which include an 18th century covered Japanese bridge with pagoda! Other places of interest include Phung Hung, the Tan Ky Old House, Fujian Assembly Hall, Tran Family Chapel. And Museum of Folk Culture.
There are plenty of opportunities to relax by the riverside, visit the market and watch the fishermen bringing in their catch. If you fancy hiring a boat either for fishing or relaxation, there are plenty of opportunities.
Hotels in Ancient Town
This lovely and quiet neighbourhood is a few kms east of the centre and particularly appealing due to its authentic Vietnamese feeling. The neighbourhood is safe and it is easy to get to the old town from here with good transport links, which makes it a decent place to stay in.
There are a good amount of shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars found along Nguyen Duy Hieu, which give some great views of the river and the city itself.
Hotels in Cam Chau
This is another quiet and peaceful area of the city, which has a certain 1940s style about it with many old and traditional buildings lined up along the streets. Most of the hotels here are cheap and basic with the area being very safe to stay in.
It is only a ten minute walk to the old town and river and the majority of the restaurants and bars can be found along Thanh Hoa street, though don’t expect many menus to be written in English. There are also some cute little parks and gardens in the district and some authentic shops on La Hong Phong street.
Hotels in Tan An
The village of Cam Thanh is located to the east of Hoi An, which is a great place to stay in due to the safeness of the place and has good transport links to the city. The village provides insights into Vietnamese culture with some brilliant workshops and cookery courses on offer as well as having a go at fishing and general boat trips along the river and after you can relax at the beach to enjoy the sunset. T
he best bars, restaurants, shops and hotels can all be found along the Tran Nhan Tong Road, which is where you can get marvellous views of the coastline.
Hotels in Cam Thanh