Hoi An is a tourist hub retaining authentic Asian traditional architecture. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, its nostalgia vibe makes it an incredible place to see, with several attractions, from the ancient square with unique architectures to the great nature and countryside nearby. It is also close to many other touristy areas in the middle of Vietnam that only require a day trip from the old town. Below are the most attractive places tourists can visit in a day from Hoi An- Top Day Trips From Hoi An.
1. Ly Son Island
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2.Tam Thanh Mural Village
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3. Triem Tay – Eco Tourism Village
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4. Da Nang
In a distance of just around 30km, tourists can easily. And we can conveniently travel between Danang and Hoi An by taxi, private car or bus with reasonable price.
Danang is a picturesque city by the Han river and the coast of the East Sea in central Vietnam. Its proximity to other tourist attractions. In addition, the developing service of a city dubbed as the most worth living in Vietnam makes Danang a tourist hub and a not-to- miss destination in the country.
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Besides the beautiful modern downtown city with excellent food. Tourists can find countless attractions in Danang. There are Marble Mountains, Son Tra Peninsula, Hai Van Pass… We can not miss out beautiful beaches like Non Nuoc and My Khe.
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Hue, the former and the last imperial capital of Vietnam, is always an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign visitors. The city is about 125km away from Hoi An. And it can be easily reached by bus or taxi.
Beside it the whole city seems to be a living museum, whose every part is a tourist attraction. Since spending as much as possible time in this city. But if your time is limited, there are particular items that you should not miss. It includes the ancient architectures like Emperors’ tombs and the Forbidden City, poetic Huong River, Dong Ba Market, and Thien Mu Pagoda.
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6. My Son
Located 50km away from Hoi An, My Son Holy Site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a collection of Champa ruins located amongst the mountainous area of central Vietnam Quang Nam Province. It had been the dominant city of Cham people between the 4th and the 13th centuries due to its defensible location.
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The complex houses 8 groups of temples and 71 standing monuments in a combination of architecture originating from Indian Hinduism and Buddhism. The brick constructions were interestingly built without mortar.
There is also a museum at the entrance of the site with artefacts, old images. And they are detailed information in Vietnamese and English.
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7 . Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills is nearly 60km away from Hoi An. The cool weather at a high altitude, the majestic mountain scenery .And several tourist attractions there make Ba Na hills one of the most attractive destinations in the central region that tourists should not miss. In Ba Na, visitors can experience four seasons in just one day.
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The 5km cable car system at Ba Na Hills, which is recorded as the longest single-wire cable car system (5,771.61 metres) in 2009, not only transports passengers up and down Ba Na but is also an attractive tourist product. It provides tourists with incredible experience when hanging halfway clouds, looking down to admire the vast mountains, beautiful waterfalls and the spectacular views of nature.
From the top summit, tourists can view the whole area, with Danang city and surrounding countryside. The area is also enjoyable with theme parks, beautiful gardens and villas as well as poetic Mo Stream.
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7. Cu lao Cham (Cham Islands)
From Cua Dai Harbour in Hoi An, tourists can take a boat ride of about 20km to reach Cham Islands. The Cham Islands constitute a group of 8 small islands, which form a part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a world Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO.
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It is regarded as one of the most unspoilt islands in Vietnam where visitors can enjoy the nature at its best.
Cham Islands offer several sand beaches, hills with forests and clean sea. Besides camping, swimming and scuba diving, which are popular activities to enjoy in Cham Islands, visitors can snorkel to admire the coral and diverse marine life there with up to 20-metre visibility as well as watch life fishermen.
In rainy season from October to February, it is nearly impossible to visit the islands due to bad weather but in dry season, especially from June to August the islands offer tourists the best sea experience.
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8. My Lai
150km to the south of Hoi An, My Lai Massacre Village is famous for the historic event when its people were cruelly massacred by American troops in 1968. The My Lai memorial site was built in memorization of the locals killed. It is a destination that will take tourists back to the time of Vietnam War.
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Touring the village, one can see houses abandoned and war’s remnants left from the massacre, statues and recreations of the victims as well as the changes in life of local people since then.
There is a simple memorial built in the 90s to convey the horror of the incident and My Lai Museum displaying images of the massacre and other events during the war. And the exhibits are quite similar to those in other war history museums, but the slaughter is emphasized clearly. The House of Evidence provides several documents, photos, objects, etc of this massacre also.
Within one day, visitors to the village can have a wonderful experience in learning more about Vietnam history and seeing the post-war life in this land.
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