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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Take a day trip to the beautiful Cham Islands, which are part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Get a chance to see spectacular rare marine life and animal sightings Go snorkeling and swimming and get to see abundant and thriving coral reefs up close Visit a local fishing village, where you can buy souvenirs, meet the locals, and more Indulge in a delicious set lunch and get a chance to have it on the islands while enjoying your surroundings”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature
“A very nice beach and very clean. The space here is fresh and airy, suitable for catching the sunrise and sunset ... you will be fascinated by the lingering beauty of the sea. We have shuttle service if you want we will book a car for you”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Nice place to chill out. Live music on some days in the evenings. Relaxing place”
  • 27 locals recommend
Landmark
“The bridge was opened by Nguyen Phuc Chu Lord in 1719 who carved three Chinese symbols above the door in commemoration. The bridge also features the sculptures of two dogs and two monkeys representing the Chinese years in which many Japanese Emperors were born along with the fact that the building of the bridge began in the year of the dog and was completed in the year of the monkey. The Japanese Covered Bridge underwent renovation work in 1986 which saw the restoration of the arch that was once flattened to make way for cars. Today, the bridge stands as a symbol of Hoi An and remains as aesthetically pleasing as it was when it first opened.”
  • 15 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Entertainment
“With outstanding values, at the 23rd meeting in late 1998 (December 4), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized the ancient town of Hoi An as a relic. world cultural production, based on two criteria: - Hoi An is an outstanding physical expression of the combination of cultures across periods in an international trading port. - Hoi An is a typical example of a perfectly preserved traditional Asian port town.”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“An outstanding restaurant in historic premises that concentrates on street food and traditionally prepared dishes (primarily from central Vietnam). Highlights include the pork-stuffed squid, and shrimp mousse on sugarcane skewers. There’s an excellent vegetarian selection (try the smoked eggplant), including many wonderful salads. Prices are reasonable given the surrounds, ambience and flavours.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Anthony Bourdain - a famous American chef - during President Obama's visit to Hanoi in Hanoi to eat bun cha, called Phuong bread in Hoi An as the best bread in the world.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a small family run restaurant and the lovely owners serve fresh, delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine for small prices. It's good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can't be wrong coming here. Food-Tip: Pumpkin with Peanuts and Eggplant in Coconut Sauce. Yummy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Located near the ancient town of Hoi An is the Hoi An Market, which focuses on trading all kinds of goods and daily necessities of the people of Hoi An. If you want to cook your own food or buy fruits to eat and party at the Villa that you spend the night with, you can come to this market. We have shuttle service if you want we will book a car for you”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The best place for tailoring clothes in Hoi An. Say you're from Sand Dune to get 5% discount.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This museum has over 400 exhibits revealing the pivotal role the town played in the pottery and ceramics industry.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“To be honestly, you can eat Banh Mi anywhere in Hoi An because this is very popular street food in our city However, if you're looking for the tourist places. try to find two Banh My shops as follows Bánh Mì Phượng 2b Phan Chu Trinh, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000 Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen 115 Trần Cao Vân, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Right in the middle of the old town of Hoi An, a relaxed ambience, more sophisticated drinks, rather no backpacker audience, quite the opposite. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“A place for those who like to lie down on the beach with a true coffee taste.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This famous tourist destination is always the perfect choice for you when coming to Hoi An. This is one of the oldest houses in Hoi An waiting for you to explore. We have shuttle service if you want we will book a car for you”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The exhibits include jewelry, weapons and tools, and relics from funerary rituals, including dozens of huge burial jars.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“An outstanding restaurant in historic premises that concentrates on street food and traditionally prepared dishes (primarily from central Vietnam). Highlights include the pork-stuffed squid, and shrimp mousse on sugarcane skewers. There’s an excellent vegetarian selection (try the smoked eggplant), including many wonderful salads. Prices are reasonable given the surrounds, ambience and flavours.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Anthony Bourdain - a famous American chef - during President Obama's visit to Hanoi in Hanoi to eat bun cha, called Phuong bread in Hoi An as the best bread in the world.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a small family run restaurant and the lovely owners serve fresh, delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine for small prices. It's good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can't be wrong coming here. Food-Tip: Pumpkin with Peanuts and Eggplant in Coconut Sauce. Yummy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“To be honestly, you can eat Banh Mi anywhere in Hoi An because this is very popular street food in our city However, if you're looking for the tourist places. try to find two Banh My shops as follows Bánh Mì Phượng 2b Phan Chu Trinh, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000 Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen 115 Trần Cao Vân, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best food experiences in Hoi An is some hearty Vietnamese dishes out of the fresh ingredients picked from a nearby gardens. Baby mustard is located down a dusty path, surrounded by picturesque herb gardens.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mr. Dong, the owner, is a fantastic chef and his taste in music is excellent. We like the atmosphere, simple but comfortable and we could die for his Chicken Curry. Superior quality, worth a visit!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in town. Authentic delicious North & South Indian food. Also available for delivery! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just in case you are craving for western food, this is the place to go to. Gordon the owner really built a hotspot for the expat community in Hoi An, making his own bread, meat and cheese. It's pricy, yes, but the food is damn good. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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