The best time for traveling in Hoian is from February to April every year. At this time, it has little rain and the weather is quite mild. Tourists are advised to come here during the summer because of high temperature. The rainy season lasts from October to November when the weather gets humid due to heavy rainfalls. In order to gain more information about the weather in Hoian, you can refer to Vietnam travel guide Hoian.
With the Hoian trip, you should not miss the following 5 steps to discover Hoian ancient town, Vietnam.
Stroll through Hoian ancient town, Vietnam
The most interesting activity in the trip to Hoian is walking along uncrowded streets and alleys and watching old houses. Currently, all types of motorcycles and cars are not allowed to enter Hoian ancient town. These main tourist sites include Tran Phu street, Japanese bridge, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Bach Dang street, Phung Hung old house, Cantonese Assembly Hall and Chinese All-Community Meeting Hall. If not interested in walking, you can rent a bike at a cost of 40,000 Vietnam dong per day.
Swim at Cua Dai beach, Hoian
Cua Dai is a stunning beach in Hoian with a lot of fresh seafood restaurants with cheap prices. It is great to go to Cua Dai beach in the evening when the vast beach becomes shimmering in romantic lights. This beach is just five kilometers from Hoian. Tourists can rent a bicycle or take a taxi to go to the beach.
Bathe at An Bang beach, Hoian
Going through Tra Que vegetable village, tourist will reach An Bang beach. Here, you will feel the wonderful fresh atmosphere when going for a walk along the sand slope, watching the sun and admiring the pristine beauty on the sea at dawn. On the smooth white sand, a range of shops and stalls sprout to serve tourists.
Visit traditional villages
Kim Bong Carpentry Village
The village is located in Cam Kim commune and opposite Hoian ancient town. From the wharf, it only takes you 10 minutes to get there by boat. The artisans of Kim Bong carpentry village were proud of their ancestors made a great contribution to the construction and restoration of palaces and mausoleums in the Nguyen King period.
Tra Que Vegetable Village
Locate three kilometers from Hoian ancient town to the north, Tra Que Vegetable Village, Cam Ha commune is well-known for a long time. Growing vegetables in Tra Que has existed for more than 300 years ago and has been handed down from generation to generation until now partly because of the favorable natural conditions and soil.
Cam Ha flower village
Cam Ha flower village is where tourists have an occasion to color perception traditional land for flower growing in Hoian. This is a small, lovely and hospitable village.
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
Located three kilometers from Hoian to the west. It takes nearly 30 minutes to move from the wharf of the ancient town to the village by boat. In the 16th and 17th century, Thanh Ha was a thriving village that was famous for various ceramic and terracotta products which were exchanged throughout the central provinces of Vietnam. The pottery here originates from Thanh Hoa. After having acquired some techniques, this pottery village has established.
Thanh Nam fishing village
This is an age-old traditional village. Coming here, you can go sightseeing at the village and Cua Dai beach by boat and a guffa and experiencing the feeling of a fisherman.
Visit Cham islands
Cu Lao Cham is a group of islands in Tan Hiep commune, Hoian and 18 kilometers from Cua Dai beach to the east. It takes about 30 minutes by speedboat. Cham islands are considered an outstanding gem of biodiversity with natural forests, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and a variety of species of precious fisheries.
As a backpacker, it is suggested that you should stay overnight on Cham islands, just rent a tent of 50,000 Vietnam Dong and pay 20,000 Vietnam Dong for the overnight stay. When bathing on Cham islands, you need to be careful of transparent jellyfish that may cause the rash if you touch it.