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Hoi An Travel Tips - Tips to make the best of your trip to Hoi An

What used to be an important trading point in historical times is now a cosmopolitan city that has been preserved beautifully.

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Pack light

Hoi An is one of the most beautiful locations in Vietnam. There are so many tourists that head to Hoi An to witness this stunning beauty in all its glory. There will be a lot of travelling involved in your trip. It is wise to pack light. If you do not carry a lot of luggage you are able to travel with ease and travelling around Hoi An is a must when you visit Vietnam.

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Take comfortable shoes

Hoi An is home to some beautiful creations of nature. There are beautiful white sandy beaches, natural forests on mountains and stunning green paddy fields which bring the whole village alive. If you are a nature lover you would love to go on a hiking trek and walk amongst the paddy fields as these are spiritually rewarding experiences. In order to be able to make the best of these experiences you need to have comfortable shoes as these activities involve a lot of walking. Most hotels in Hoi An are able to arrange nature and outdoor walks on request.

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Prepare for the sun and the rain

Hoi An is known as a tropical destination so the sun is shining throughout most times of the year. It is best to be prepared with sunscreen and lotion if you are planning to be out in the sun. If you are planning to be basking in the sun while treating your eyes to the stunning view of the merging of the white sky and the blue sea, then it is a must to have sunscreen on you even if you intend to tan your skin. Depending on the month, the Monsoon rains will affect the weather and at times of the year the weather can be unpredictable, so it is wise to have an umbrella with you when you are going sightseeing.

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Prepare to keep yourself hydrated

Hotels such as Anantara Hoi An Resort provide bottles of water to their guests on a daily basis and this is convenient if you are going to be travelling. You can also get single-use plastic water bottles from supermarkets and restaurants around the city. Since this will add up to many single-use plastic bottles it is advisable to have a reusable bottle with you, so you can get it filled at the hotel or at the restaurants you go to.

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Shop for local products

There are many different markets you can visit during the day time and night time. If you are looking for souvenirs and gifts to take back with you when you head home you can find a variety of products that are sourced and made in Hoi An or in Vietnam. By purchasing products from these vendors you are able to support local craftsmen and encourage the craft to be passed on for future generations.

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Eat your way through the holiday

Food in Hoi An is an absolutely delightful treat. If you are a foodie travelling in Hoi An you need to try all the street food and restaurants as there is a variation of cuisines that have come together in this cosmopolitan city.