Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric towns and usually a big hit with travellers.
The town in Quang Nam province was one of Southeast Asia’s most prominent pre-colonial trading hubs. Today, the real beauty of the town lies in its well-preserved locales, very laid-back lifestyle, and the perfect mix of relaxation with the nearby beaches and historic buildings.
The town is particularly famous for its tailors – be sure to pack any favourite outfits you want to be copied, or photos from fashion magazines that inspire you. The food lover in you will enjoy eating a bevy of local delicacies so make sure you enrol at a local cooking class. Come evening, and the banks of the Thu Bon River light up with floating candles that cast a vibrant glow onto the waterfront buildings.