A visit to Hoi An night market is a lively experience for many families, couples and even photographers when coming to this ancient town. If you intend to travel to this wonderful land, read the article to know more about the market as well as how to have a perfect Hoi An trip to this vibrant place.
1. About the Hoi An night market
Located in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town - a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, Hoi An night market is one of the most impressive tourist destinations that attract many domestic and foreign tourists. This place has great nighttime with colorful lanterns and interesting activities, which definitely brings you a pleasant vibe.
When visiting Hoi An night market, you can find a unique atmosphere of blissful tranquility although it is always busy with a lot of vendors and their customers. There are a huge number of products here like clothing, shoes, handicrafts, trinkes, accessories,... Especially, it has two rows which are lined with food stalls. Here, you can enjoy plenty of tasty food which contributes to the feature of Hoi An cuisine.
Hoi An night market hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m every day, thus the best time to visit this place is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aside from the above things, it can provide you an excellent opportunity to explore the daily life of the locals here in order to learn more about the culture in the Central area of Vietnam.
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2. The best night markets to visit in Hoi An
Below are some well-known night markets that you should visit once during your travel to Hoi An:
2.1. Nguyen Hoang night market for souvenirs and handicraft
- Address: Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
Located in front of the Japanese Bridge, Nguyen Hoang Night Market is considered the most famous market in Hoi An despite its 300-to-500-meter long area. This market has about 50 different large and small stalls that sell lanterns, handicrafts, ao dai, specialities,...
In particular, you can find a lot of beautiful pottery products here. These products originate from Thanh Ha Pottery Village, which is one of the oldest pottery villages in Vietnam, with more than 500 years old. Therefore, the products are incredibly delicate while the price is extremely reasonable.
2.2. Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Food Night Market
- Address: Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
For those who are curious about Hoi An night market food, going to the market on Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa street is an ideal recommendation. This place is known as the culinary paradise of Hoi An Ancient Town thanks to its diverse dishes.
The food here is very rustic, delicious and cheap. People can easily gather around tiny tables that the vendors put out to enjoy many delicious specialties, watch the streets and chat with each other.
In addition to the above markets, you can also visit many prominent markets on some streets like Bach Dang, Tran Quy Cap, Tieu La and Hoang Van Thu. These markets are open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. so you can set a suitable schedule to explore a lot of exciting things there.
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3. The things to do in Hoi An night market
When visiting Hoi An night market, don’t forget to try these exciting activities as follow:
3.1. Experience Vietnamese cuisine at Hoi An food markets
It’s easy for tourists to be allured by a variety of savories at the night market food stalls. Some of the most different foods you can find here include cao lau, banh mi, Quang noodle, water fern cake, Vietnamese spring rolls,... Most of them are worth trying at least once and will make you unable to hold back when passing.
3.2. Go shopping at traditional stores
Hoi An night market is full of things to buy such as clothing, shoes, conical hats, handicraft products, straw bags,... In particular, at some tailor shops, if you want to get clothes that are suitable for your weight and height, you can order in the morning and then come pick them up in the evening.
3.3. Take a boat trip on Hoai River
Hoai River is a romantic river near Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa Night Market. Sitting on a boat and visiting the river is an unforgettable experience for every tourist when coming to Hoi An. The best time to join this activity is in the evening. If you take a trip later at night, it will be harder to contemplate the scenery and not safe due to the wind.
3.4. Make a wish with flower garlands
On the 1st and 15th every month in the lunar calendar, Hoai River is much more sparkling with hundreds of lanterns floating away. Hoi An people believe that if you light up a lantern, make a wish and set them afloat on the water, you will get luck and happiness. Therefore, try this activity once when visiting Hoi An night market and wait for your wish to come true.
3.5. Play Bai Choi
Bai Choi is a Vietnamese folk game that first appeared in Hoi An 400 years ago. Every Saturday evening, this game is held on the bank of Hoai River. When participating in the game, you will be taught how to play by some senior actors and actresses. With all the unique features, this will certainly be one of the best experiences that you will have in Hoi An.
4. The hotels and resorts near Hoi An night market
Hoi An is listed in the top not-to-be-missed destinations in Vietnam. To have a complete Hoi An trip as well as explore the night market here, you need to know clearly about hotels nearby.
Vinpearl's resort system in Hoi An is a place where many tourists are interested in. Not only having a convenient location, it also offers many luxurious services that will promisingly bring you the best resort experience. You can refer to information about 2 resorts near Hoi An night market below:
- Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An: This resort is located next to Cua Dai Beach with a unique Mediterranean architecture design. At this place, there are numerous modern villas with a sea view. Other utilities such as restaurants, swimming pools, bars, gyms, spas,... are also fully met.
- Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An: If you want to see the peaceful beauty of the 1,300m-long coastline in Quang Nam, this is the most suitable resort to choose. The sea-view villas will be good places to relax while the restaurant system here will serve you many delicious Hoi An dishes.
Also, staying at Vinpearl's resort system in Hoi An offers you a chance to experience a variety of entertainment services in VinWonders Nam Hoi An. The activities here are suitable for both daytime and nighttime. Therefore, you can combine visiting Hoi An night market with this place and other Hoi An attractions to make your trip more enjoyable.
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5. The hot tips for tourists to Hoi An night market
To have a perfect trip, don’t forget to take note of some tips below:
- Watch Hoi An hip-hop and breakdance performances on Thursdays and Saturdays near the riverbank
- See a shimmering Hoi An with the image of lanterns at the 1st and the 15th of the Lunar months
- Always bargain for a better price by searching products' prices on the Internet in advance
- Carefully cover souvenirs like pottery products to prevent damage
- Wear a pair of comfortable shoes for the long trip to many Hoi An destinations
Exploring the ancient town through the stalls at Hoi An night market is a fantastic experience that you should not miss. The peace and vibrancy of the market at night will give you a meaningful trip with your family and friends. At these markets, you can not only explore the local living culture but also buy a lot of unique gifts for your beloved.
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