What is special about Hoi An at night?
1. Admiring lanterns at night
2. Sailing on the Hoai River.
Sitting on a boat, moving along the Hoai River and learning about the livelihoods of the people of Hoi An will provide tourists with valuable knowledge. The best time for visitors to visit and admire the beautiful scenery here is early morning or late afternoon. On the boats, tourists can comfortably enjoy life and listen to the sound of paddles amidst the vast water.
3. Enjoy the “Hoi An Memories” live show
If the Japanese Covered Bridge is the symbol of Hoi An, then the “Hoi An Memories” live show is an outdoor artistic performance about the history, culture, and identity of Hoi An, representing the soul of its unique cultural heritage.
The show recreates the city of Faifo 400 years ago with impressive and excellent stage performances.
A scene from the Memory Society Show in Hoian
4. Releasing floating lanterns.
5. Visiting the ancient and revered bridge temple.
6. Explore the Night Market in Hội An.
7. Participate in traditional folk games
In order to provide a more enriching experience for travelers in this region, most night markets or Nguyen Thai Hoc Ancient Town will organize various traditional folk games. In a lively atmosphere, tourists can participate in blindfolded pot-breaking games, barrel-breaking, or singing traditional “Choi” songs. These meaningful activities allow tourists to gain a deeper understanding of the local folk culture.
8. Enjoying Hoi An cuisine
Perhaps the thing that everyone loves the most when visiting Hoi An is to indulge in the incredibly flavorful and enticing cuisine. The diversity and richness of the street food at night in the ancient town make the trip for tourists even more complete and fascinating. Travelers stopping by this land can savor some distinctive dishes such as Mi Quang (Quang-style noodles), Tau Pho (Hoi An-style tofu), Bun Thit Nuong (grilled meat vermicelli), Hoi An Cao Lau, etc.
9. Visit a coffee shop and admire the ancient streets of Hoi An.
For travelers who love tranquility, you can visit the super cute cafes in Hoi An to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or other enticing beverages. From above, tourists can have a panoramic view of the entire ancient town at night. What could be more wonderful than savoring a cup of coffee in a peaceful and romantic atmosphere.
10. Check in and experience the virtual life with Moonlight Bridge
The “Moonlight Bridge” is the hottest bridge on the Hoai River, promising to be a not-to-be-missed check-in spot when visiting Hoi An. The bridge is likened to a pathway of clouds, leading tourists to the beautiful moonlit scenery in the middle of the river. It is also a bustling international trading hub in the Southeast Asia region, where Japanese, Chinese, and Western merchant ships meet. Every night, the bridge is illuminated like a beautiful moon appearing in the mortal world, surely providing you with unforgettable photo opportunities.
The Moon Bridge of the harbor is always illuminated at night.
11. Enjoy a relaxed vibe at the bars in Hoi An.
If you think there’s nothing to do in Hoi An at night, you’re mistaken. Unlike the noisy atmosphere with lively music, strong cocktails, or cold beers, the bars and lounges in the old town will surely surprise you. When traveling to Hoi An, you will easily come across cozy and intimate bars with classic designs that promise to offer you a truly unique experience. However, these bars or lounges in Hoi An usually close quite early, so you should consider the time when planning your visit.
Relax with unique bar styles only found in Hoi An
12. Admiring An Bang Beach at night
Many tourists only know about the ancient streets and traditional local food when visiting Hoi An, but they are missing out on something incredibly attractive: the beautiful white sandy beaches. While not as famous as Cua Dai beach, An Bang beach possesses a unique tranquility and untouched beauty. With its long and picturesque coastline, clear blue seawater, endless stretches of sandy beaches, cool casuarina trees, and dense stands of coconut palms, An Bang beach captivates everyone. Try taking a stroll along An Bang beach at night with your loved one, listening to the gentle sound of the waves, immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of the beach, and you will feel like you are lost in a magnificent natural paradise, leaving all worries behind in life.
The beautiful Cua Dai Beach becomes even more stunning when night falls.
13. Strolling to admire the old town at night
If the Hoi An festival is always bustling and crowded during the day, Hoi An at night possesses a shimmering, magical, and unusually tranquil beauty. Walking on the ancient streets, and admiring the vibrant picture of the lantern-lit town offers a fantastic visual experience. The moss-covered ancient houses become exceptionally impressive when night falls. In the evening, the “Memories of Hoi An” show at Memories Hoi An Resort & Spa on Memory Island provides visitors with an incredible experience, featuring the sounds and nostalgic yellow hues of Hoi An.
Entranced by the shimmering beauty of Hoi An at night.
In the evening, the dim lights flicker nostalgically
14. Drink cheap beer
Located on Bach Dang street, between the river and Hoi An market, is a row of affordable beer bars with a chill river view. If you’re running low on budget and can’t afford to dine at fancy restaurants, this is definitely an ideal choice for you. After a tiring day of sightseeing, enjoying a cold beer, sitting and chatting with friends and family is truly wonderful, isn’t it?
Local beer pubs are always a familiar destination for tourists and local residents
15. Street food in Hoi An at night.
The sweet bowls of chè (a Vietnamese dessert) bring refreshing joy during leisurely days in the ancient urban area.
There are also many other interesting things that provide a wonderful experience for visitors when they stop in Hoi An. No matter the time, this poetic land never ceases to captivate and attract tourists. And when they depart, the memories of this incredible place will still be cherished in the hearts of many.