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Hoai River - The poetic beauty of a small river flowing in the middle of Hoi An city

Content 23/02/2024 52

Hoi An impresses visitors not only with its ancient houses and peaceful street corners but also with the image of the poetic Hoai River. The river with its bridges, passenger boats, and full moon night, shimmering flower lanterns shining into the water... has become a tourist specialty, causing nostalgia for visitors. Let's explore the Hoai River with HoaBinh Tourist through this article.

Where is the Hoai River?

Hoai River is a branch of the Thu Bon River, located in An Hoi ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. Winding in the heart of the old town, the Hoai River plays an important role in the lives of the Hoi An people as well as the development of the city. Hoai River has witnessed ups and downs, historical moments, and the rise and fall of the old town.

The river has a poetic and peaceful beauty. Located on both sides of the river are ancient houses and ancient architectural works leaning over and reflecting, further embellishing the nostalgic and profound beauty of Hoi An. Today, Hoi An Bridge Pagoda and Hoai River are attractive tourist destinations in Hoi An, attracting tourists to visit.

Instructions on how to get to Hoai River in Hoi An

From Da Nang City, visitors can go to Hoi An by taxi, bus, or motorbike. After arriving in Hoi An city center, visitors follow the Cao Hong Lanh route and then turn right at Banh Can Co Be to enter Tran Hung Dao Street. Here, you will meet the beauty care salon, Spa & Beauty. If you go straight, you will see Cua Dai in the Hoai River.

In addition, visitors can also go along Phan Chu Trinh and Nguyen Duy Hieu streets to reach the Hoai River. Only 2km from Hoi An city center, you can choose to walk to Hoai River to explore the beautiful scenery of Hoi An ancient town.

Review the Hoi An Hoai River with the most attractive activities and experiences

1. Visit the famous bridge across the Hoai River in Hoi An

When coming to Hoai River, tourists should not forget to visit the famous bridges spanning this poetic river, such as Im Tuong Bridge and Cam Nam Bridge. Standing on the bridge, watching the water flow peacefully below, on both sides are rows of ancient houses. On the river, occasionally, there are passenger boats gently passing by, giving people a feeling of peace and relaxation.

This is also a tourist destination in Hoi An to watch the beautiful sunset. Standing on the bridge in an old town afternoon, you will fully feel the quiet, nostalgic, peaceful beauty mixed with gentle sadness of Hoi An. All create a unique feature, a tourist specialty of the old town that leaves deep impressions in the hearts of visitors.

2. Cruise by boat on the river

To fully feel the beauty of Hoi An ancient town, visitors should not miss the opportunity to sit on boats to visit the old town. The small boat is skillfully rowed on the river by the rower, gliding slowly to help visitors see the panoramic view of the Hoai River as well as the surrounding scenery.

Rowing boats to transport tourists to visit the Hoai River is a livelihood for many people in the old town. It creates beauty as well as a tourist specialty in Hoi An. So when you come here, you definitely have to try this interesting activity!

3. Experience releasing sparkling, beautiful flower lanterns

If you travel to Hoi An ancient town on the 14th and 15th days of the lunar calendar, you will see beautiful images of lanterns being released on the sparkling Hoai River. Each flower also carries the wishes and dreams of visitors. Visit Hoai River on this occasion and try this exciting activity with your friends!

Visitors can buy flower lanterns at stalls on both sides of the river for about 10,000 VND/flower. You can release lanterns at the wharfs along both banks or rent a boat to take them far away to release them. Don't forget to take beautiful photos as souvenirs!

4. Enjoy Hoi An specialties along the Hoai River

Along both banks of the Hoai River, there are many shops selling food. Here, you can enjoy many delicious Quang specialties, such as Quang noodles, Cao Lau, dumplings, etc., or attractive snacks such as ice cream, tofu, pies, fruits, etc.

The shops here are mostly roadside shops, popular style, with simple tables and chairs placed on the riverbank, very airy. If you go at night, you will also see lanterns using oil lamps, the dim light reminiscent of the old town.

5. Check-in to the cafe overlooking the romantic Hoai Hoi An river

The cafes located along the banks of the Hoai River are great check-in locations. Here, you just need to raise your phone, and there will be countless beautiful, shimmering photos. Most of the cafes are decorated in an antique style, suitable for the old town scene, with yellow walls, wooden signs, unique old-style tables and chairs, etc. After strolling along the Hoai River, don't forget to stop by the cafes. Roadside cafe to enjoy a delicious cup of old town coffee!

Useful tips for you when exploring Hoai River in Hoi An

To have a complete tour of the Hoai River and capture many beautiful pictures to take home, you should pocket some of the following experiences:

  • Tourists remember to wear life jackets when taking a boat to visit Hoai River.
  • If you buy snacks or drinks at roadside shops, when you finish using them, remember to throw the trash in the right place; don't throw it around.
  • Remember to prepare a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your body from the sun.
  • You should wear soft shoes and easy-to-wear sandals for ease of moving around.
  • Don't forget to bring beautiful clothes to live virtually in the poetic space of the Hoai River. It is suggested that you choose elegant dresses or nostalgic vintage outfits to create a sparkling image.

In addition to Hoai River, Hoi An ancient town tourism is also famous for many other attractive destinations, such as: Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Tra Que Vegetable Village, etc., waiting for tourists to explore. Among them, it is impossible not to mention VinWonders Nam Hoi An - one of the attractive entertainment destinations that attracts a large number of visitors.

Hoi An Hoai River, a peaceful river flowing through the old town and adorning the quiet, nostalgic look of Hoi An, is one of the top attractive destinations that tourists cannot miss when checking-in to Hoi An. With the experiences of exploring the Hoai River shared in detail above, we hope to help visitors pocket more necessary tips when traveling to Hoi An. If you have any questions, please contact HoaBinh Tourist via hotline 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for advice and dedicated support.


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