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About Hoi An Ancient Town

Taking another sleeper bus (this one at 5 am) from Phong Nha, we arrived at the UNESCO world heritage town of Hoi An. This was NYE and we had booked our stay at the Sunflower Hostel, famous for its parties. Quick nap later, we rented a motorbike and set off to the old town, and boy were we in for a treat! During the all-encompassing US-Vietnam war, Hoi An was left untouched via mutual cooperation and walking into it, one immediately sees why. Old French buildings with the most charming shops and cafes lining the riverfront filled with wooden boats. We had dinner and bought our passes which permitted us entry into any of 5 of its 80+ historical landmarks. Getting lost in the busy streets, we stumbled from one pretty ancient building to another till we settled into a cafe for the evening to have some dirt-cheap Bia Hoi by the riverfront while a singer played acoustic versions of popular songs. Dusk had another surprise in store as all the store-fronts and streets filled up with multi-colored lanterns. There were lanterns in the boats on the river and the whole place seemed prettier than any Indian town on Diwali. It was all we could do to not visibly keep gushing at the sheer aesthetic experience we were having. One more walk through the streets later, we found our motorbike and went back to our hostel for a evening of drinking and partying to ring in the new year.

Best Time To Visit Hoi An Ancient Town

Best time to visit Hoi An Ancient Town is from November to March
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