Hoi An at night brings a quiet beauty and makes people strangely intoxicated. During the day, Hoi An is like a lacquer painting painted by the artist with ingenious strokes. When night falls, this place is covered with magical shimmering lights. And that is why in the eyes of tourists, at any time, Hoi An is beautiful and attractive. So what is there at night in the old town that makes us so fascinated? Join us to discover the nightlife attractions of Hoi An.
7 Unique experiences only in Hoi An at night
Walking around Hoi An ancient town at night watching lanterns
Hoi An at night is like a miniature Venice in the heart of the old town. The yellow lights crept through the streets, the flow of people walking on the alleys to feel all the quiet beauty. Many people come to Hoi An simply walking around the small street, being released into the quiet atmosphere and nightlife. It seems that the combination of ancient and modern has made Hoi An more vibrant but still retains the inherent ancient features until now.
At night, colorful caged temples spread out in the old town as if wanting people to be more fluttered. If you have the opportunity to travel to Da Nang or Hoi An at night, you will feel like you are walking into a light festival only in fairy tales. The main character is probably you, who just wanders around in the middle of the street sometimes for nothing, just walking and feeling under the colorful lights.
Visit the ancient Covered Bridge – Hoi An Tourism Icon
Hoi An Covered Bridge crosses a small branch of the Thu Bon River. All year round, Covered Bridge is still standing there embracing the old town as proof of time. Hoi An Covered Bridge is also known as the Japanese Covered Bridge because the bridge was built in the early 17th century by the Japanese with the desire to bring peace to the land at that time. Although it is called a pagoda, it does not worship Buddha, but Bridge Pagoda worships the North King Tran Vo, a god who protects and brings joy to the people here.
Hoi An at night you can visit the Covered Bridge located on the junction between Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street and Tran Phu Street. Although not as noisy and bustling as during the day, at night, Covered Bridge is more prominent by the bright lights, a little bit of reflection on the river branch, making this place more shimmering and fanciful. Walking around the old town to see Hoi An Bridge Pagoda at night is an experience you should not miss when coming here.
Experience sailing on the Hoai River
Hoai River is associated with the livelihood of people in Hoi An. Whether it’s early morning or late afternoon, small boats are always ready to take visitors on the river. The boats here do not use mechanical engines, so the river is always quiet and gentle. Visitors will clearly feel the sound of oars splashing the water when traveling to Hoi An ancient town at night.
A cruise on the Hoai River costs about 30,000 VND to 50,000 VND for 30 minutes. Sitting on a light boat, watching Hoi Street stretching along the Hoai River, and more interestingly listening to stories about the life of the ferryman.
Release lanterns in Hoi An at night
Coming to Hoi An at night, you can not only walk around the street or enjoy the river but also release meaningful lanterns. According to Hoi An’s travel experience, the flower-shaped lights here are sold for about 10,000 VND along the routes.
Dropping beautiful small lanterns and carrying your wishes along the water is an unforgettable experience for many visitors. Mixed with the light picture of Hoi An town, there are small bright spots from the lanterns carrying the thoughts and feelings of the people who drop the lights. That makes the picture of Hoi An more prominent, more brilliant, and romantic at night.
Explore Hoi An Night Market
In addition to the old town and the famous Hoai river, Hoi An at night is also beautiful and attractive by the Hoi An night market. Located at Nguyen Hoang Street, the market is busy and bustling when Hoi An is at night. Many tourists who go to Da Nang Hoi An 3 days 2 nights tour come to the night market not only to buy souvenirs, Da Nang specialties but also to walk into the bustling atmosphere here. Walking along with the market, you will encounter many items for sale such as earthenware, souvenir pottery, colorful lanterns.
Enjoy Hoi An cuisine at night
It can be said that food always goes hand in hand with tourism no matter where the destination is. The delicious dishes of Hoi An at night make your visit more complete. You will come across Hoi An snack shops along the Hoai river such as Hoi An Cao Lau, grilled pork vermicelli, Quang noodles, and so on.
Take part in folk games
Another thing to do in Hoi An at night is to participate in the traditional games, which are extremely popular among tourists. There are traditional games for tourists to immerse themselves in the overall frenetic environment at the night market or at the beginning of Nguyen Thai Hoc street. Many people took part in various activities such as hitting roundabouts, singing hut songs, and blindfolded pot bashing. Part of me wants to study folklore, and part of me wants to unwind after a long day at the office.
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Hoi An at night is gently romantic, different from the bustle of the day. There is nothing better than walking around the street, stopping at a familiar shop to enjoy a cup of strong coffee. If you have the opportunity to visit the attractions in Hoi An, do not miss the above interesting experiences. Vietnam Reviewer hopes that all of you will have a nice trip here. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email through firstname.lastname@example.org!
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