Hoi An’s is a charming little town with beautiful old buildings, quiet streets, busy markets and lively riversides. As a UNESCO World Heritage site it is one of the most popular stops in Vietnam. The Old Town, with its winding streets, Chinese-styled shop-houses and Buddhist temples, is particularly atmospheric at night when lit up with lanterns.
Hoi An is also famed for being a poor man’s Hong Kong for tailor-made clothes. The tailors can produced just about any garment to order. Bring a copy of that designer dress or suit and you can get it from 30 USD. It’s value for money, but do shop around, especially those shops that are slightly away from the centre.
Most people spend a day or 2 here, but you could easily spend a few days more strolling the streets, having a drink or 2 at the river facing cafes or restaurants, or sipping a thick and extremely sweet Vietnamese coffee by the river watching the coming and going of the boats and ferries, or just taking pleasure in slowing down the pace of life.si