Our last full day in Hoi An. We went to the beach. They told us it was about 4Km there, and it’s flat. We hired bicycles from the shop across the road for VND30,000 each but you could hire bikes for VND20,000 from other places. They had motorbikes too, but then you lay yourself open to police enforcement.
Primitive vehicle! That’s what we had!
the countryside is beautiful
on the way to the beach
sign – hmm, still 4KM
It took about 45 minutes ride to get there.
best to park in a parking lot – you get a ticket and pay on return – VND5,000
interesting round woven boats
When you walk along the beach the people with the sun loungers call out offering you their use for VND40,000 to 60,000 – but free if you eat their food. I had a coconut 40,000, beer 25,000, crab dish 90,000, so the lounger was free. You can use the toilet and shower. I didn’t bother with a towel because I dried quickly.
menu from beach hut
very nice there
the river you cross on the road to the beach
on the way back we decided to stop off at the vegetable farm
balloons on the move
fresh beer – usually 40,000 or 50,000 a small mug
shop opposite the hotel
A few final words.
There were a few mosquitoes around.
Mrs SA – the shop across the road – does laundry for $1 per kilo – same day service.
Most restaurants have more or less the same (Vietnamese food) menu. I think Mrs Ly’s Vietnamese menu is hard to beat if you want to eat Vietnamese. There are restaurants around serving “foreign” food, but they tend to be expensive. Mango Mango was also definitely a good choice.
The entry ticket for historical buildings was VND120,000.
The final hotel bill came to VND3,456,800 all in for three nights, including a nice dinner at the restaurant, a couple of cocktails, and something from the mini bar.
Anh Vu Travel at 32 Le Loi Street (firstname.lastname@example.org) charged us $14 for a car from our hotel to Da Nang station. The driver was punctual, and the car in good condition. The hotel charges a few dollars more for the same service. If you are visiting Hoi An, try arranging a pickup from the agency at the station (or airport) – if they will do it for a similar price, it’s a lot better than trying to negotiate with taxi drivers – who can’t necessarily be trusted.
Hoi An was great! So sad to leave.