Exploring new destinations comes with its own challenges and can be difficult to find your way around. That’s why Hidden has collected everything you need to know in one place with our top 10 Hoi An maps.
It’s easy to imagine the bustling commerce of the old town from the 16th to the 18th centuries. A place that was once full of merchants from Japan, China, India, and Europe, all walking the waterfront. Here the remains of these itinerant merchants are still felt through the food, the architecture and the variety of well-preserved temples and buildings. As you wander through the endless shops and relics, be sure to refuel with some local Hoi An specialties like com ga and cao lau in the restaurants of the riverside of the city. For quick bites, try the delicious street food found in almost every corner of the city. Taste coffee throughout the day like the Vietnamese do in a variety of cafes hidden in the alleys of the old town.
Just a ten minute drive west of the old town, enjoy the world-class beach of An explosion as well as his neighbor Beaches. Enjoy a day spa or relax with a drink in hand. When you are done cycling through the nearby farming communities layered in the rice paddies and Vietnamese countryside. Watch the sun set over grazing water buffalo as farmers work the last remaining hours of daylight.
Hoi An: a mix and match itinerary
Without a doubt, Hoi An is a one-stop-shop for a peaceful yet enriching vacation. Mix and match your itinerary by enjoying the beach in the morning and then transport yourself back in time exploring the old town in the afternoon. Finish off a long day of cycling by sampling some of the many culinary delights on offer, followed by a cocktail at the best bars in town. This small town offers a little piece of heaven for everyone and with Hidden’s top ten maps we make it that much easier to discover.
Map 1: Hoi An Ancient City
Hoi An earned a spot on the map as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. Preserving the 30-hectare area that makes up Hoi An’s Old Town. Our map shows the Old Town area that marks the main sites of interest. including Hoi An’s museums, temples, and old family homes. These sites are accessible with a Hoi An Ancient Town ticket and are available on our map below. Read our full articles to learn more about Old City and How to buy a ticket to the old town
The old town is easily accessible for cyclists and pedestrians due to restrictions on motorized vehicles between 8: 30-11 am and 3 pm-9pm. Use these times as a guide to enjoy the beautiful riverfront setting.
Map 2: Hoi An Coffee Shops
Waking up in Hoi An and craving a great cup of coffee leads to an overwhelming array of options. Each coffee shop in Hoi An uses its own mix and has a unique style. Hidden has found the best coffee shops in town, allowing you to make the most of your vacation. And for starters, they are all on the map below!
So whether you’re looking for the right environment or looking for something one-of-a-kind, we’ve got you covered. For all things coffee in Hoi An along with our detailed guide to the best coffee shops in the city, read our full article here.
Map 3: Vegetarian food in Hoi An
Hoi An comes from the lineage of the Champa people with a long tradition of Hindu and Buddhist roots. Given its heritage, vegetarian cuisine is abundant. Our maps point out some of the best places to enjoy this cruelty-free tradition.
If you are a vegetarian, you are probably exhausted from the basic varieties of salads that are offered in any restaurant. Hoi An is home to some of the best meals designed for clients seeking more creative approaches to vegetarian cooking. With such good options you could even attract your carnivore friends. Take a look at our complete article about eating vegetarian in Hoi An.
Map 4: Where to stay in Hoi An
Finding your ideal accommodation in a new place can be overwhelming. On the one hand, it’s finding the accommodation that suits your needs and making sure the location is ideal too. We have selected some of the best hotels for every traveler and conveniently locate them on the map below.
Whether you’re looking for budget, mid-range, or luxury, we’ve got you covered. And to top it all, we’ve researched all those options in the old town, along the beach and in rural Hoi An. To find the right hotel for you, read our full article. here.
Map 5: The best restaurants in Hoi An
Hoi An is home to a host of quality restaurants and global cuisine to please any palate. A pleasant dining experience is a must for any holiday. This is why we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Hoi An to appease all cravings. Not only have we done the research for you, but they’re all on the map below as well.
So whether you’re itching to try the infamous Vietnamese street food or experience culinary art at one of the fine dining restaurants, we’ve got you covered. For all your culinary curiosities, check out our full article on the best restaurants in Hoi An here.
Map 6: Vietnamese Food
There is no shortage of local cuisine within Hoi An city limits. From the delicious com ga (chicken rice) to the no-imitation cao lau noodle dish. The noodles in this city are legendary; find out why by reading our complete article about Hoi An specialties. A An Bang Beach you will find seafood restaurants selling flying fish, scallops, tuna, along with other variants from the ocean. Hoi An is home to an abundant selection of seafood with many fresh fish sold daily. Even in the city center it is difficult to find a menu that does not include shrimp.
We’ve provided a map below to help you find some of Hoi An’s best Vietnamese food options.
Map 7: Hoi An Beaches
Enjoy parasailing, jet skiing or a simple swim. Hoi An is not famous for being the best surfing, but you can rent boards and lucky breaks have been known to happen. There is no shortage of refreshments that line the beach with bars and restaurants awaiting your arrival. An Bang is the most popular beach with tourists and residents alike. For tips on how to beat the crowds, check out our complete article on the best beaches in Hoi An.
For those who feel the call of the ocean, Hoi An offers the necessary beaches to escape the heat. The map below details the only sandy coastline divided into sectors.
Map 8: Spas
What’s a vacation without a massage or two? With spas on every corner inviting you to pamper yourself, it’s hard to know for sure their quality. Don’t be overwhelmed as Hidden provides you with a cheat sheet so you can begin your relaxation before entering the spa. Whether it’s a complete luxury spa treatment, a quality massage on a budget, or even a one-of-a-kind spa treatment. We have compiled it all for you. For all things spa, read our full article here. We even conveniently plotted our suggestions on the map below.
Map 9: Bars
Hoi An is popular with expats and travelers for being a quiet and relaxed part of Vietnam. This small town has a growing population of bars and clubs that add a bit of flair to the otherwise mellow tone. Have a drink in the most popular bars in the old town after a stroll along the promenade or An Bang Beach while relaxing in the sun. Note that many places are quiet around 11pm, but for ideas on how to prolong the night, read our complete article in the best bars in Hoi An.
With an ever-changing variety of pubs and bars, we provide the following map needed to explore Hoi An’s best drinking establishments.
Map 10: Hoi An Cycling Map
Cycling is undoubtedly one of the best ways to get around Hoi An. The city is so picturesque and mostly flat that it makes cycling easily accessible for almost anyone. Whether you want to visit the historic sites of the old town or venture off the beaten track and explore the countryside, we have a route for you. For some tips on bike rental and the best areas to explore, take a look at our full article. here.
Below we’ve put together a map of some of the best self-guided bike tours to make the most of your day.
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