Hoi An was the reason I went to Vietnam. Originally I was just going to go there, but then my friend wanted to see more, so it became an epic trip, with Hoi An as one of the stops. Nevertheless, we spent three nights here, which was more than anywhere else in Vietnam or Cambodia on this trip. I am not overly keen on any of the Vietnamese towns or cities I visited, although I certainly found it interesting and enjoyable to visit once. The train journeys were what I really wanted to experience. However, Hoi An is the one place I would like to return to.
This hotel was very good. Per night it cost VND993,000 with service and tax charges for the cheapest twin room. It’s called Vinh Hung Riverside Resort. It’s a few minutes walk to the town – or very quick by bicycle, but as a result very peaceful.
The tasting menu was VND150,000 each, so with two beers, and a G&T the total came to VND410,000.
And that’s mostly what we did on Day 1 in Hoi An. Arrived from the train station early afternoon, swam a little, went for an early dinner, and had a wander around.