3 Days in Hoi An
Hoi An is known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. It’s a gorgeous town and the former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colourful French colonial buildings. Some people absolutely love staying in Hoi An when others find it too touristy. We fell in the second category unfortunately. We thought Hoi An was beautiful, but it was absolutely packed with tourists, and during the coronavirus outbreak so we can’t imagine how it usually is. If you’ve been to Venice, it’s a similar experience so if you weren’t bothered with the crowd, you’ll probably have a good time here. Hoi An old town is a great place for shopping. You can get here cheap Vietnamese goods like coffee or silk kimonos.
We stayed at a massive resort called the Sunrise. It’s located 45-minute walk from Hoi An old town and 15-minute drive. We had here a poor client experience. The resort looked great on pictures, but our room was really dated. Also, it was featuring a king bed, which ended up being two single beds put together. The hotel staff was cold and not caring at all, and we could literally hear everything in the next room. We stayed two nights instead of four and flew earlier to Saigon city.
You might love Hoi An and some people wouldn’t miss it, it’s just a matter of personality. We don’t like touristy areas, so we enjoyed way more our stay in Hanoi and Lang Co. Looking back, we would have done a daytrip from Lang co to Hoi An, as it’s a two-hour drive.