Outside danang, right 1 hour drive to the south, you can enjoy one the most famous city in central virtnam that famous with its ancient town, lantern, custom tailor made and bike riding around the city.
WHAT TO DO AND EAT
TRYING SLEEP BUS FROM DANANG TO HOIAN
There are so many ways reaching this city, VND 600000 expensive taxi, VND 40000 super cheap train or comfortable affortable choice (ours) VND100000/person sleep bus by the sihn tourist (again) HAHA so me and my boyfie booked it just a day before. It has 3 rows with more than 30 sleep seats inside the bus, i felt comfortable at first but lil bit dizzy and anxious after arrived since the sleep seat is quite narrow.
BUY TICKETS FOR HELPING HOIAN PRESERVED BUILDINGS
Actually no entrance free for hoian ancient city but yoi can buy the tickets VND 120000 with 5 free entrances to more than 40 preserved building inside the ancients city like temples, old houses, and bridge.
EATING LIKE LOCAL AT HOIAN MARKET
Cool down your body from heat and take a sip of vietnamese coffee or fresh juice
TAKING PICTURE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!
colorfull lanterns with mostly yellow painted houses make hoian ancient super photogenic so make sure to bring more extra batteries!
USING YOUR TICKETS!
for lazy heat haters try to take rickshaw for going around the city for around VND 150000/1 hour. But actually it not really necessary since the city super small
You can rent bike from your hotel or guesthouse for US$1 per day ( my guesthouse: Loc Pat ) but becareful not leave it without lock it!
NIGHT BOAT AND WISH CANDLE
Compared to take a bost at day time, night time is much more romantic and intense. Surrounded my beautiful lighting, some local couples also did some prewedding picture and just SO OLDSTYLE HAHA sorry guys. Btw me and my boyfie took a boat ride for 20 minutes + 2 free candle stuffs for VND 200000 after long negotiation but i though it much worth the money than rickshaw.
NIGHT LANTERN ATTRACTIONS
maybe it super small city after 2-3 hours you already get boring and go back to your hotel for rest but! Dont forget to come back around 7PM for seeing the main attraction of hoian city, city of lanterns.
boring with ancient city? Go out to the east part of ancient city around 30 minutes by taxi to beach and enjoying fresh seafood
THANH CAO LAU
Minh An tp. Hội An, 6 Thái Phiên, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
(Open 7am- 7pm)
Recommended menu: Cao Lau (VND30000)
actually they only sell cao lau HAHA big thick noodle served with pork slices and fried wonton wrap. i tasted it similar with indonesian noodle.
BANH MI PHUONG
2B Phan Châu Trinh, Minh An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
(Open 6.15 am- 9.30pm)
Recommended menu: no.12 beef and egg & no.13 grilled pork (VND20000)
Well could say it the best banhmi i've ever eaten in Vietnam because we can add fried egg inside HAHA kidding but it super legit. No wonders always has long queue anytime i passed this place. I didnt know it because of anthony bourdain or what. But its super delicious as you can see the topping display!!
Lo 3 An Bang, Điện Biên Phủ, Cẩm An, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
(Open 10am- 10pm)
Recommended menu: SET MENU (VND 400000)
Whats better than seafood with direct beach view ♡ set menu contains grilled fish, squid, sauteed prawns, tuyet special spring rolls and morning glory. But among all, #1 SPRING ROLLS SUPER SUPER HIK inside has sauteed vegetable, squid and prawn inside super delissssss #2 TAMARINH SAUCE PRAWNS sour sweet ugh ♡ one of the best seafood ever
CAFE QUAN AN BINH CUONG
01 nguyen hoang, anhoi, danang
Recommended menu: SET FOR 2 (VND 200000)
looking for hoian local food all in one place? Here it is! So we chose this place randomly and orders set for 2. Hoian famous white rose dumplings, friend dumplings, spring roll and cao lao or pork noodle and suprisingly, everything was good but the portion is quite small so not enough for my stomach HAHA
OVERALL! hoian is super good. Me and my boyfie recommended just 2days 1 night in hoian since everything is near. We stayed there for 3days 2 nights so it was quite boring. And for daily transport there we used grabcar ( much cheaper than taxi) but if you love exercising you can rent bicycle.
And be careful since so many scams in Hoian ( i read alot in google about it) and WE ALSO HIKKK so one time around 10 pm we felt so hungry and decided to go out. Really DONT GO OUT LATE NIGHT IN HOIAN ITS LIKE GHOST CITY nothing okey... and we ate in a small stall here our hotel, we forget to ask the price and WE CHARGED VND 60000 FOR A BOWL OF PORK NOODLE shit because our lunch was the same menu only for VND30000 and that was not the worst part. We waited local people to pay but when the local wanted to pay and we also wanted to pay, the owner asled us to pay first and told the local to pay later bye shit. So be careful HAHA