Just one day in Hoi An, things you should do

Quick introduction in Hoi An

You just one day to stay in Hoi An. Many plans for you to do. Reading this post I will give you some of things that you should do to avoid the sorrow in here. All of you knew before, Hoi An are an Ancient City and the big harbor with crowded business from many countries in the past like Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, France, etc. Come to Hoi An you will see and feel in the past there were many crowded people and noisy trade. Luckily, many old houses and town still available now, the yellow of house, the colorful of lantern light, the combination of various local foods, the cultural drink tea.

The peaceful morning

Hoi An are very famous by many colorful of lanterns on the night but in the morning, what will happen. You can’t imagine the place in Hoi An in the morning are very peaceful and quiet. Waking up early, seeing the sun rise or swimming on the An Bang beach at 5 AM and enjoy many first shining on the day. After swimming, go to the Hoi An Ancient town having Banh mi and drink coffee for breakfast are the best idea that you should enjoy.

After having Banh Mi at “Banh Mi Phuong”, “Banh Mi Madame Khanh”, move to the Hoai river side and have the coffee to wake up all day. Seating here to enjoy the bitter of coffee, seeing many mini boats of Vietnam bringing the goods are the good memorable in the trip.

Place to eat:

Banh Mi Phuong

2B Phan Chau Trinh, Minh An Ward, Hoi An

6 AM to 10 PM

15,000 VND to 20,000 VND

Banh Mi Madame Khanh

135 Tran Cao Van Khanh, Son Phong Ward, Hoi An

6 AM to 10 PM

15,000 VND to 20,000 VND

Another meal you can choose instead Banh Mi

You can have Mi Quang, Cao Lau or Bun Cari. There are special local food here. Almost there are noodle, you can try it on many mini stall around your hotel to get a real authentic local food. There are some of place to eat:

Bun Cari @Pinky Cafe 

Near Tra Que Village in Hai Ba Trung Street

5 AM to 10 AM

20,000 VND to 30,000 VND

Mi Quang and Cao Lau

Local food cart, T-junction of Hai Ba Trung st and Ton Duc Thang st.

5 AM to 10 AM

20,000 VND to 30,000 VND

Sight-seeing in Hoi An Ancient town in the morning

Go around to enjoy the peaceful place here after having breakfast. Some of place you can go like the Sa Huynh Culture Museum, Japanese Pagoda Bridge, The old houses, Ethnic Chinese Assembly Halls. Don’t forget to buy ticket before visit all of place at the ticket stalls around the Old Town. The ticket price for three places are 80,000 VND, five places are 120,000 VND.

Some place have to go:

Phung Hung Old House

Address: 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai st, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An.

Iconic Japanese Bridge

Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An.

Sa Huynh Culture Museum

Address: 149 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Cantonese Assembly Hall

Address: 176 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Hokkien Assembly Hall

Address: 46 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Quan Cong Temple

Address: 24 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Duc An Old House

Address: 129 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Quan Thang Old House

Address: 77 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Tran Family House and Chapel


Address: 21 Le Loi, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Discovering local market

After visiting many old house and building in here, the next place you should visit is some of local markets of people. Going there to see many old activity or selling the souvenirs like jewelry, galleries, handmade gifts, etc. Almost this market take place on the narrow streets

Tan An Market:

This market is near Tra Que Village, visit here to buy many organic food and cook for yourself with reasonable price. However, you can go to the Tra Que Village to see the local activity of people here and finding more about how they grow the vegetables, and raise it

Tran Quy Cap Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An

Hoi An Central Market:

This market is the street food paradise with many local foods here with authentic taste. You can try many local food here like Pho, Banh Xeo, Cao Lau, Sinh To (Smoothies), Mi Quang, etc. Stop there to take the tase of local people for the lunch are the best idea.

Tran Quy Cap Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An

Wonderful restaurants and coffee:


Cocobox coffee and farm shop

94 Le Loi, Hoi An, Vietnam

Local dishes have to try

Com Ga Hoi An (Hoi An Rice Chicken)

Com Ga Hoi An (Hoi An Rice Chicken) is one of the best local food that you should try when visit Hoi An. Some place you should try:

Com Ga Ba Buoi

22 Phan Chau Trinh, Quang Nam province

11 AM to 9 PM

30,000 VND to 55,000 VND

Com Ga Xi

47/2 Tran Hung Dao, Quang Nam Province

9 AM – 9:30 PM

20,000 VND to 50,000 VND

Cao Lau (the special noodle in Hoi An)

Cao Lau Ba Be

Inside the market on Tran Phu street, Hoi An

2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

20,000 VND to 44,000 VND

Cao Lau Thai Phien

26 Thai Phien, Hoi An

7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

15,000 VND to 33,000 VND

Quang Noodle (Mi Quang)

The special noodle in Quang Nam province are very good with many taste and species from vegetable, pork, shrimp, quail egg. There are some places you can try:

Mi Quang 137 Ba Linh

137 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An

6:30 AM to 10:00 PM

25,000 VND to 95,000 VND

Mi Quang Ba Minh

Cam Ha, Hoi An

7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

25,000 VND to 50,000 VND

Vietnamese cuisine restaurant

Morning Glory Restaurant

106 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh An Ward, Hoi An

Vy’s Market Restaurant

3 Nguyen Hoang, Minh An Ward, Hoi An

Cay Me

Cam An Ward, Hoi An

Baby Mustard

Duong Bien, Cam Ha Ward, Hoi An

Minh Hien Vegan 

50 Tran Cao Van, Son Phong Ward, Hoi An

Joi | Tra Que Gardens

Tra Que Vegetable Village, Cam Ha Ward, Hoi An

The marvelous evening

After the sun turn down, thousand colorful lanterns will appear with many mystique combine with the ancient architecture bring Hoi An become an old town and shining on the evening. It looks like a fairy tale. You should go around once more time again with many changed.

Hoi An by night

You should go around and begin at the Bach Dang Street or trying a new experience like seating on a boat at Thu Bon River. Moreover, you can try some of delicious food with reasonable price from 2,000 VND to 10,000 VND at Tran Phu, Tran Cao Van and Nguyen Thai Hoc are the street food paradise.

Go around the town and do not forget to try Grilled rice paper, it’s very delicious with many topping like meats, egg quail or egg, onion, sauce, etc. The smell of it are good, one of the best street food have to try when you walking around on the old town by night.

Bars and Pub by night

Dive Bar
88 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.

Soul Kitchen
An Bang Beach, Hai Ba Trung St., Cam An Ward, Hoi An.

94 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.


There are all of places that you should go when you visit Hoi An within one day. Try to go all of places if you have time because all of it are the soul become to Hoi An Ancient Town. If you can’t go all of it within a day, try to stay here more day and to enjoy the atmosphere here will make you relax after working hard.

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