Charming waterside walkways, landmark-lined footpaths, and central temples make Hoi An the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll through a former trading port, pass by buildings steeped in history, and admire the city's breathtaking sights as you cruise down the Thu Bon River.
A convenient pickup from your hotel has you meeting your guide in downtown Hoi An in no time. Your expert guide describes the beautiful buildings and the city's turbulent history as you stroll along the avenues that make up the well-preserved ancient town. Get up-close views of famous landmarks including the Chua Ong Pagoda, built to honor the 3rd-century Chinese general Quan Cong.
As you continue through the city, founded as a 16th-century trading port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Arab merchants, you can stop at Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and see the Jinshang Temple, where residents can worship the goddess of the sea. Admire a multitude of restored buildings as you stroll to Tan Ky House, including an often-photographed 17th century bridge.
Before the ride back to your hotel, you can experience the best of the city from the water with an afternoon boat trip along the Thu Bon river, where you can learn more of the city's history as you float by.