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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Transport Guide

Get in By plane: The nearest airport is in Da Nang, which has frequent connections to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and some flights to Bangkok, Singapore and Siem Reap, Cambodia (for Angkor Wat). A taxi from the airport to Hoi An costs about US$15 thanks to the cartel, but only about half that in […]

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Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Discovering Central Vietnam’s hidden charms

Frans Surdiasis, The Jakarta Post, Da Nang, Vietnam Now you have a world-class itinerary for tourists to make Da Nang and Central Vietnam a major tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The region has everything to attract tourists: the beauty of nature, charm, culture, tradition and history. These important ingredients combine to create great holidays for […]

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Hoi Ann Ancient City :: Dining and Food Guide

Hoi Ann Ancient City :: Dining and Food Guide

Food in Hoi An is, even by high Vietnamese standards, cheap and tasty. In addition to the usual suspects, there are three dishes that Hoi An is particularly famous for: Cao lầu, a dish of rice noodles which are not quite as slippery as pho and a bit closer in texture to pasta. The secret […]

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Hoi An Ancient City :: Shopping Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Shopping Guide

Made-to-measure shirts, blouses, dresses, suits etc. are on offer from the renowned tailors of Hoi An. When last counted in 2002, there were 140 shops in the city, and the number is now well over 400. It’s one of the few places in Vietnam where the motorbike taxi drivers look positively sedate by comparison. Be […]

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Hoi An Ancient City :: Sightseeing Guide

Hoi An Ancient City :: Sightseeing Guide

Old Town Entry to all historical sites in Hoi An is via a coupon system, where 90,000 dong (US$5) gets you a ticket that can be used to enter five attractions: one museum, one old house, one assembly hall, the handicraft workshop (and traditional music show) or the traditional theater, and either the Japanese Covered […]

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In Vietnam's picturesque Hoi An, speedy tailors and delicious food

In Vietnam’s picturesque Hoi An, speedy tailors and delicious food

Sunday, September 04, 2011 By China Millman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HOI AN, Vietnam — This charming city, located near the coast in Central Vietnam, has many attractions: an old town full of well-preserved historical buildings, a bustling market offering delicious local specialties and the nearby Cua Dai beach with white sand and calm, warm waters. But […]

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A few experiments with the truth in Hoi An, Vietnam

A few experiments with the truth in Hoi An, Vietnam

Effie-Michelle Metallidis There is punishment in store for an unnamed travel guide who told me lies about Vietnam. The first is that Hoi An is the tailoring centre of South-east Asia. This rumour, embellished by a friend who had bought a full wardrobe for a pittance there in 2006, drove Patty, my friend, and me […]

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This charming Vietnam

This charming Vietnam

NGA HOANG, The West Australian Under the scorching afternoon sun we hunched over our last bowls of bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup) before departing north to Hanoi. The man who served us delivered each bowl with a speech about the resilience of central Vietnamese men and how much they admire women from the […]

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Hoi An: A perfect fit

Hoi An: A perfect fit

ANDY PHILLIPS, The West Australian ‘Pants off!” the young Vietnamese assistant barks at me in the back room of Mr Xe’s tailor shop. “T-shirt off!” she yells after my trousers have dropped to the floor. Soon I’m standing in my underwear, skin looking pasty in the heat of the afternoon. The fact my sunglasses are […]

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Acquiring a taste for all-things Hoi An

Acquiring a taste for all-things Hoi An

by Vo Le Hong One early morning, I woke up to birds singing, and to my surprise, realised that I was a guest at the Palm Garden Resort in Hoi An. I had almost forgotten where I was as this peaceful oasis can lull you into a nostalgic reverie. From my room’s balcony, I could […]

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