The ancient town of Hoi An has plenty to offer its visitors. If you travel to Hoian Vietnam, the following things should not be missed in your to-do list.
Overnight camping at Cham Island
Visitors usually choose one-day tour from Hoi An to visit Cham island. However, if you have more time, spending a night in Cham island will make your Hoian trip more enjoyable. After a delicious BBQ dinner on the beach, it’s time for you to enjoy the tranquility of the island. Enjoy the beautiful starry sky and absorb yourself in the sweet and quiet sea breeze.
Enjoy a traditional art show
Enjoy a night of local traditional arts, including Cham dance, Quang Nam classic drama, boat song exchange etc by visiting Center of Traditional Art Performance (66 Bach Dang st.) or Factory of Souvenirs and Handicrafts (9 Nguyen Thai Hoc st.). This is a great opportunity to understand more about the history and culture of the region. Shows are available daily.
Join a cooking class
Hoi An’s cuisine has always been one of its biggest attraction. If you are into cooking, do not hesitate to register for one of various cooking classes organized by many restaurants in the old town. A class usually lasts for 3 hours, beginning with ingredient selection at the local market. After that, visitors will be instructed to make one to three typical dishes of Hoi An.
Explore Bay Mau coconut forest
Locate about 5km from Hoi An, Bay Mau coconut forest used to be a base for Vietnam guerilla forces in Vietnam war. Today it belongs to the core zone of the biosphere reserve world Hoi An – Cham Island. Visitors can explore this water forest on basket boats; then spend another few hours on fishing or learning to make pretty souvenirs with coconut leaves under the instruction of local guides