1. Overview

Hoi An Ancient Town in Quang Nam Province was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. The ancient town is also famous as one of the most famous places in Central Vietnam and attracts a large number of tourists every year. Hoi An Ancient Town stands out with the beauty of ancient architectural works highlighted in yellow during the day, but when night falls, Hoi An Ancient Town becomes sparkling and magical with colorful lanterns. The fascinating experiences in the Hoi An evening tour below will make you feel attracted and immediately want to travel to Hoi An because this is truly an ideal place for you to explore tourism.

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2. Top 9 best attractive experiences in Hoi An evening tour

2.1. Walk around Hoi An ancient town at night and watch sparkling lanterns

A nighttime experience when coming to Hoi An that is simple but extremely attractive and interesting is walking around the old town. Walking around Hoi An Walking Street, you will see idyllic old houses or sparkling lights stretching across the Hoai River. In particular, when walking around the old town, you can see images of colorful and bright lanterns in a quiet space. The lanterns are shimmering and strangely magical. There are many different types of lights, from spherical lanterns to pumpkin-shaped lanterns to den keo quan, etc, each design has its own meaning.

In Hoi An Ancient Town, beautiful lanterns hang in front of every house. Because local people believe that lanterns will bring harmony, balance, peace, and happiness. This is also the cultural beauty of Hoi An that cannot be found anywhere else. More specifically, on holidays, lanterns appear in every corner. People make their own decorations and sell them to tourists visiting Hoi An. Therefore, making lanterns has long become a traditional profession for people here.

2.2. Visit the beautiful Bridge Pagoda sparkling

Chua Cau, also known as the Japanese Bridge, is a tourist symbol of Hoi An ancient town and is no longer a strange destination for any tourist coming to Hoi An. Chua Cau is located across a small branch of the Thu Bon River, embracing the heart of the old town. Chua Cau was built in the early 17th century by Japanese merchants, worshiping Bac De Tran Vo, a guardian deity of the country, with the meaning of protecting a peaceful life for the people.

Chua Cau is an architectural work that truly reflects the religious and spiritual lives of the people here, and the image of the Chua Cau is printed on the Vietnamese 20,000 VND bill. When night falls, the Chua Cau becomes more beautiful and sparkling than ever. Chua Cau is illuminated by sparkling lights, constantly changing beautiful colors. Walking to see the brilliantly lit Chua Cau is an attractive experience you will experience on the Hoi An night tour.

2.3. Enjoy coffee along both banks of the Hoai River and admire the Old Town view at night

During a Hoi An night tour, it is impossible not to mention exploring the cafes along both banks of the Hoai River—an ideal stop for all tourists. Sitting in beautiful cafes, sipping a cup of hot bitter coffee, and admiring the entire beauty of the Hoai River and the old town at night will certainly be a memorable experience for every visitor. Some famous cafes in Hoi An Ancient Town include:

  • Faifo coffee: 130 Tran Phu street, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.
  • La Fe Cafeteria: 69/3 Phan Chau Trinh, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
  • Xoong Garden Café: 83 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.
  • Coffee shop: 64 Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.

2.4. Take a boat on the Hoai River and release lanterns

Taking a boat trip on the Hoai River is also an exciting experience for tourists on the Hoi An night tour. By sitting on a boat rowing along the Hoai River, admiring the quiet but magical Hoi An at night, and listening to stories about this land from the boatman in a peaceful space. Moreover, you can manually release small, sparkling flower lanterns carrying hopes, dreams, and prayers for health and luck for yourself and your loved ones.

2.5. Enjoy the real-life show “Hoi An Memories”

Hoi An Memory Show is the world’s largest real-life performance, recreating the historical and cultural beauty of Hoi An ancient town. With spectacular sound and lighting effects and the participation of more than 500 performing artists, the show brings visitors many eye-catching performances and sublime moments. This show helps you fully enjoy the soul of the unique cultural heritage in Hoi An. The Hoi An Memories Show is scheduled every day of the week except Tuesday, from 20:00 p.m. to 21:00 p.m.

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2.6. Check-in at Moonlight Bridge

Moonlight Bridge is an extremely hot check-in point in Hoi An for many tourists coming here, and the bridge has only been in operation since April 2022. The bridge is designed like a strip of moonlight connecting the two banks of the Hoai River, has a total length of 110 meters, and is full of artistic character. The bridge has a prominent highlight in the shape of a crescent moon on one pillar. The night light of the Moonlight Bridge harmoniously creates a romantic destination on the Hoai River. And you can also take panoramic photos of the Moonlight Bridge from Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street.

2.7. Participate in folk games

To have an interesting Hoi An night tour, folk games are indispensable. Various folk games are held at the night market or at the beginning of Nguyen Thai Hoc old town. Games such as beating pots blindfolded, singing bai choi, etc., will help you relax as well as learn more about Vietnamese folk culture.

In terms of format, Bai Choi is quite similar to playing loto. When the singer shouts the cards, the participant will receive a flag from the soldier. The player who draws all three flags will win and receive a reward. Although the reward does not have great economic value, Bai Choi gives visitors valuable experiences when immersing themselves in folk songs, feeling the cool breeze from the Hoai River, and watching the sparkling lights. Besides Bai Choi, when mentioning folk games in Hoi An, many people will immediately think of blindfolded pot smashing, a game that is simple but extremely enjoyable for players and viewers.

2.8. Explore Hoi An Night Market

In addition to the above interesting experiences, exploring the night market is also one of the great suggestions. When you come to this night market, you will buy many meaningful souvenirs as gifts for relatives or friends. This market has nearly 50 different stalls selling all the necessary items. The most special things to mention are the stalls of very unique handicrafts such as colorful lanterns, Thanh Ha ceramics, brocade bags, bracelets , clothes, bags, etc expressing extremely unique Vietnamese culture. 

2.9. Enjoy Hoi An cuisine

Another attractive point of the Hoi An night tour is that visitors will have the opportunity to explore the rich cuisine with attractive local specialties. Visitors can stop at the culinary neighborhood by the Hoai River to enjoy Hoi An’s famous dishes such as Cao Lau, chicken rice, Quang noodles, banh xeo, dumplings, banh dap, banh vac, and banh da xuc hen tron, etc., along with snacks such as tofu, Hoi An sweet soup, Mot water, etc. The delicious taste of Hoi An food makes visitors remember it forever, and the price is extremely reasonable. 

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3. Conclusion

Above are the top 9 best attractive experiences on the Hoi An night tour that Metta Voyage shares. Hopefully, you will have a meaningful and interesting trip. You can contact us immediately to register for a Hoi An night tour or other attractive tours!

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