Hoi An & Hue Sightseeing Guide

Hoi An and Hue both has some unique sights to see whilst you are in Vietnam, and this can be your Hue & Hoi An sightseeing guide. As well as the food which is also different in these 2 cities to the rest of Vietnam and you can see some recommendations on the link at the bottom of these page for these foods.

Hoi An Sightseeing Guide

Cham Island

cham island hoi an vietnam

Cham Island is home to beautiful beaches and it is where most of the diving from Hoi An is done as well as the good fishing. There is a fast boat from Hoi An.

Add – Located off the coast from Hoi An and can be reached by speedboat

Price – Speedboat is about 450k – ways

My Son

my son temple hoi an vietnam

The remains from the My Son temple complex can be seen with a day trip from Hoi An. Built between the 4th and 14th Century the ruins are not in the best condition but are still a good day trip.

You can see more details about the My Son temple complex on the link below.

UNESCO Site My Son

Add – 40km outside of Hoi An, about 1 hours ride

Price – 150k

Hoi An Kayak Tours

hoi an kayak tour

Take a relaxing kayak trip down the many waterways of Hoi An or enjoy a sunrise or sunset tour. Prices starting at 250K for 2 hours.

You can find the website for Hoi An Kayak Tous below.

Hoi An Kayak Tours

Add – Trần Nhân Tông, Cẩm Thanh, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – from 250k

Hoi An Photo Tour

hoi an photography tour and workshop

Hoi An has become very well known for how photogenic it is so why not try a photo tour or workshop to get the best photo opportunities you can.

You can find the website for Hoi An Photo Tour below.

Hoi An Photo Tour

Add – Will meet somewhere in Hoi An depending on the tour

Price – various prices

The Basket Boat

basket boat cafe hoi an

Hoi An’s icon basket boats are as fun as they are unusual. You can take a trip in 1 of these for 2 people for 45 mins from just 200k, or 250k with a pick up.

You can find the website for The Basket Boat below.

The Basket Boat

Add – Tổ 2 Thôn Vạn Lăng, Cẩm Thanh, Hội An, Quảng

Price – from 200k

Pottery Village

pottery village hoi an

A small pottery village where you can watch locals making pottery as well as trying your hand at it, it is not as easy as they make it look.

Add – Phạm Phán, Thanh Hà, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – Free to visit but they sell drinks and souvenirs

Tam Ky

tam ky painted murals hoi an

Tam Ky has become famous for its painted murals on the side of many of houses here.

Add – Bãi biển Hạ Thanh, DT 614, Tp. Tam Kỳ, Quảng Nam

Price – Free

Boat Temple

boat temple hoi an

A small landmark outside of the Palm Forest. In any coastal town, you will find a temple in the shape of a boat. They are dedicated to beached whales that are more well-known as the guardian of the ocean.

Add – Tra Nhieu, Duy Xuyên District, Quảng Nam

Price – Free

Japanese Bridge Temple

japanese temple bridge hoi an

This old temple bridge was build by Japanese merchants in 1593 when Hoi An was a thriving trading town. The bridge can be seen on the back of the 20,000 VND bank note.

Add – 186 Trần Phú, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – Free

Hoi An Old Town

hoi an old town lanterns

The iconic Hoi An old town is both beautiful in the day and the night. In the day you can enjoy the many coffee shops, restaurants and shops whilst at night the lanterns will be on, street food is sold and the old town comes to life.

Add – This covers a large area of the centre of Hoi An

Price – Free

Old Town Boat Trips

hoi an old town river boat ride lantern

From here you can get boat trips up and down the rivers either in larger boats as a big group or small boats for just 1 or 2 people. All of the tickets have a set price to make the process easily. You will be able to buy small lanterns to set in the river during the ride.

Add – 52-40 Bạch Đằng, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

Price – 200k for 20 mins

Hue Sightseeing Guide

Hue Citadel

hue imperial city citadel

The citadel is the must see in Hue. Home to the royal family in the past it is a stunning building and complex and well worth a visit.

Add – Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – 200k

Hue Night Walking Street

hue walking street

Add – Chu Văn An, Phú Hội, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – Free

The night walking street in Hue is a great place for a party. Plenty of people, plenty of bars offering beers and food. It is on every night of the week.

Abandoned Water Park

hue abandoned waterpark

The abandoned water park as become a popular tourist attraction in Hue. The complex is closed but you can usually sneak in with the help of a small tip to the security guards.

Add – hồ Tiên, Thủy, CH5H+5CG, Thủy Bằng, Hương Thủy, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – Free but with a tip for the secutiry guards

Thien Mu Pagoda

thien mu pagoda hue

A pagoda not far from the old town and easy to visit after visiting the citadel. There is no entrance fee.

Add – Hương Hòa, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – Free

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

huyen khong son thuong pagoda hue

A lesser-known pagoda in the middle of literally nowhere. It is on the way to the Khe Ngang Reservoir. There’s is small sign that says the temple name and you just follow it. Road is not perfect some potholes here and there, but is a nice ride to a mountain top where the temple will be.

Add – Chầm, Hương Hồ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế

Price – Free

Below is our map showing the location of the above sightseeing places as well as some of our favourite food and drink places to visit whilst in Hue and Hoi An, you can see more about them on the link below.

Hoi An & Hue Food and Drink

To open this map into Google maps just click the square in top right.