Hoi An Guide

Hoi An offers you a bit of everything, beach river, Town and to top it all off has been granted a World Heritage Site Status!!

Hoi-An means 'peaceful meeting place", so if you are after a bit of a retreat from Vietnams hectic pace, head to this lovely coastal Town.

Hoi An Old Town

When walking around the Old Town, you can easily see and feel the local and foreign influences on this historic site: The Old Town has beautiful Lanes, full of small shops selling craft,lanterns, clothes and souvenirs for visitors. The Centre is small and pedestrianised for certain parts of the day. Spend a morning mooching around the shops and stop for lunch - and if you time it right you won't be dodging traffic, which is a big bonus when travelling with children !!!

Which Family Pod?  Squidgy baby; Toddling around ; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: If On the 14th and 15th of each Lunar month motorbikes are banned from the Old Town and it is full of activity, including people playing traditional Vietnamese games.

Unesco - World Heritage Site

There are many historical sites to be seen in Hoi An Old Town. : Entry into the sites is by a coupon system. A ticket costing around $6 (USD) and gets you into five attractions:



 Old House


 Assembly Hall


Handicraft Workshop


Traditional Theatre or Swans on the River


Entrance to the Japanese Covered Bridge or Quan Cong Temple

Which Family Pod? Squidgy baby; Toddling around; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: At these attractions there is a dress code, men should wear a shirt and women should wear a top that covers the shoulders and a skirt that covers the kneesalk up Monkey Forest Road and the Ubud market is alive with activity, remember to barter. Pick up great local handicrafts for a dime, toys to keep the kids happy for hours.

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