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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear ), Dai ( long ), La ( leaf), Kho ( dry ),Tai ( ear ),Mo ( tomb ) and Nom ( East Wind ). They have good climate, cool the year round, trees and animals as well as marine life are plentiful here. On the island, there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous. There are also scenic spots around the island, such as Suoi Tinh ( Love stream), Suoi Ong ( Sir’s stream ), Hon Chong ( Piled up rocks ),Hang Ba ( The lady’s cave ). the island is also surrounded by very nice beaches with clean white sand and transparent, cool water.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Nice place to chill out. Live music on some days in the evenings. Relaxing place”
  • 27 locals recommend
Nature
“Tranquil, tree-lined beach featuring white sand, palapas, lounge chairs & eateries.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Landmark
“This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. A bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link it with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design.”
  • 14 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Entertainment
“I can not recommend better to visit the city and not feel oppressed by the tourists, than exploring Hội An in the early morning...before 8am...smell the city...early birds will be much happier ”
  • 17 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“An outstanding restaurant in historic premises that concentrates on street food and traditionally prepared dishes (primarily from central Vietnam). Highlights include the pork-stuffed squid, and shrimp mousse on sugarcane skewers. There’s an excellent vegetarian selection (try the smoked eggplant), including many wonderful salads. Prices are reasonable given the surrounds, ambience and flavours.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Considered “the most delicious bread in the world” – Hoi An bread has been the choice of most visitors because of its uniqueness and taste.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The best place for tailoring clothes in Hoi An. Say you're from Sand Dune to get 5% discount.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a small family run restaurant and the lovely owners serve fresh, delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine for small prices. It's good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can't be wrong coming here. Food-Tip: Pumpkin with Peanuts and Eggplant in Coconut Sauce. Yummy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to shop
“In Hoi An Center Market, you can buy some thing such as fruit, seafood, vegetable for cooking. Beside you can make clothes for suit, jacket, Shirt, T-shirt. Tailor very famous in Hoi An. Moreover, you can make leather at Hoi An Market.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“To be honestly, you can eat Banh Mi anywhere in Hoi An because this is very popular street food in our city However, if you're looking for the tourist places. try to find two Banh My shops as follows Bánh Mì Phượng 2b Phan Chu Trinh, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000 Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen 115 Trần Cao Vân, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This museum has over 400 exhibits revealing the pivotal role the town played in the pottery and ceramics industry.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“A place for those who like to lie down on the beach with a true coffee taste.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Right in the middle of the old town of Hoi An, a relaxed ambience, more sophisticated drinks, rather no backpacker audience, quite the opposite. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Tiger Tiger aka King Tiger Tiger, is the backpacker bar of choice. It’s invariably packed while other bars nearby sit abandoned and forlorn. Why? Once you get past the al fresco setting by the street you’re in a full-on dance club that plays music the under-30s really want to hear and move to. It’s that simple.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best food experiences in Hoi An is some hearty Vietnamese dishes out of the fresh ingredients picked from a nearby gardens. Baby mustard is located down a dusty path, surrounded by picturesque herb gardens.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“An outstanding restaurant in historic premises that concentrates on street food and traditionally prepared dishes (primarily from central Vietnam). Highlights include the pork-stuffed squid, and shrimp mousse on sugarcane skewers. There’s an excellent vegetarian selection (try the smoked eggplant), including many wonderful salads. Prices are reasonable given the surrounds, ambience and flavours.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Considered “the most delicious bread in the world” – Hoi An bread has been the choice of most visitors because of its uniqueness and taste.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a small family run restaurant and the lovely owners serve fresh, delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine for small prices. It's good for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can't be wrong coming here. Food-Tip: Pumpkin with Peanuts and Eggplant in Coconut Sauce. Yummy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“To be honestly, you can eat Banh Mi anywhere in Hoi An because this is very popular street food in our city However, if you're looking for the tourist places. try to find two Banh My shops as follows Bánh Mì Phượng 2b Phan Chu Trinh, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000 Madam Khanh - The Banh Mi Queen 115 Trần Cao Vân, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best food experiences in Hoi An is some hearty Vietnamese dishes out of the fresh ingredients picked from a nearby gardens. Baby mustard is located down a dusty path, surrounded by picturesque herb gardens.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, relaxing restaurant and bar. Nice during all days. Very friendly staffs. There is live music some days in the evenings. Should check their live music program on facebook.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just in case you are craving for western food, this is the place to go to. Gordon the owner really built a hotspot for the expat community in Hoi An, making his own bread, meat and cheese. It's pricy, yes, but the food is damn good. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mr. Dong, the owner, is a fantastic chef and his taste in music is excellent. We like the atmosphere, simple but comfortable and we could die for his Chicken Curry. Superior quality, worth a visit!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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