Rowing a coracle in Bay Mau nipa palm forest and watching art shows at the My Son Sanctuary are among nine experiences on offer in and around Hoi An. Here are travel experiences worth a try in Hoi An that we recommend for you
Explore Tam Tien fish market
A fish market along the Tam Tien coast in Nui Thanh District, around 15 kilometers form Tam Ky Town, has been the main seafood distribution point for Quang Nam and neighboring localities for the last 15 years.
If tourists visit the market at 4-5 a.m., they can see hundreds of fishing boats gather along the coast with fish, shrimp, squid, and crab.
The market, one hour drive to south of Hoi An, is at its busiest at 4-7 a.m.
But it is only open during the monsoon season between April and September.
Row coracles in Bay Mau nipa palm forest
Located 3 km from downtown Hoi An in Cam Thanh Commune is the Bay Mau nipa palm forest spread over an area of 10 hectares.
In recent years sitting on a round bamboo boat and rowing through the forest has become a popular activity for foreign tourists.
A boat tour costs around VND200,000 (US$8.75) and visitors can watch crab fishing and fishermen performing a unique dance in their coracles.
A tour around the forest takes 45 minutes.
Watch Cham dance show at My Son Sanctuary
Quang Nam authorities recently launched an art and light show performed by the Cham people inside the My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO heritage site. The sanctuary is a complex of abandoned and partly ruined Hindu temple towers constructed between the fourth and 14th centuries when the Champa Kingdom reigned.
The one-hour show highlights the unique beauty of the temple complex that has witnessed the ups and downs of history.
Phan Ho, director of its management board, said he expects the performance to charm foreign tourists.
The show is performed on the 16th of every lunar month.
Visit Tra Que vegetable village
Tra Que village is more than 400 years old and has been recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage. Situated in Cam Ha Commune, 3 km from Hoi An, the village is famous for the organic vegetables, especially herbs, grown by 200 families.
Visitors can breathe the fresh air, try their hand at farming and enjoy local dishes.
Watch Hoi An from above
Walking around the town and taking pictures in ancient houses with yellow walls are not new.
But now visitors can also find coffee shops atop high-rise buildings to watch the town from above. They include Faifo, The Chef and 92 Station, which have large open terraces for visitors to admire the breathtaking views of the town.
Take a bike tour
A five-hour bike tour, which costs from $19.50 per person, enables visitors to see traditional crafts like weaving straw and making boats while pedaling around Duy Vinh Island, five kilometers from downtown.
They can book a tour at Heaven and Earth Bicycle Tours on Ngo Quyen Street.
The town has pioneered pedestrian-friendly streets since 2004, with most hotels, restaurants and homestay facilities offering bike rental services.
Motorbikes and cars are banned from the town center for large parts of the day
You can rent a car, a minibus, a coach, a limo with a driver in the hoi An with Hoi An Car Rental With Driver, and visit the marvelous cities in the country! We guarantee safety and comfort on the roads!
Link More: Hoi An Car Rental With Driver