Listen….You Need To Go To Hoi An. That Is All.

Seriously, just go.

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After booking a last minute hotel in Danang we were kind of upset that we weren’t staying in Hoi An.

Hoi An is a well preserved 15th-18th-century trading port and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Narrow, pedestrian-only streets all lead to a series of canals and bridges that make this place a must-see when in Vietnam.

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On a motorbike, it took only about 20 minutes to reach Hoi An from Danang, if you don’t stop at the beaches or Marble Mountains on the way.

You are immediately hit with the cuteness and history of this town. Park your motorbike and commence strolling for as long as the heat allows.

 

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During the day the town is mainly empty due to the unbearable heat.

Like Da Nang and most other SE Asian towns, this place comes alive at night. Once the sun sets expect most of the restaurants, bars, and stores to open and the streets to be bustling. An abundance of artistic treasures can be found at one of the many shops.

 

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Given all its canals and bridges, we couldn’t help but feel a Venice, Italy vibe going on.

It might have been one of the most romantic places we’ve visited. We noted this during the day when the streets were quiet but when we returned at night we witnessed a handful of young couples, some just married, taking photos or being wed on the many boats occupying the canals.

We noted this during the day when the streets were quiet but when we returned at night we witnessed magic. A handful of young couples, some just married were taking photos or being wed on the many boats occupying the canals.

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To say this place is an underrated honeymoon destination would be an understatement. Sandwiched between endless amounts of beachfront and the neighboring Danang, we would recommend all honeymooning couples to give this place a chance.

Sandwiched between endless amounts of beachfront and the neighboring Danang, we would recommend all honeymooning couples to give this place a chance.

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We were a little upset that we didn’t book a hotel here but enjoyed making a couple day trips. Yes, we had to fight through the crowds on most of the narrow roads or bridges, but this place is worth it. Grab a couple beers and take a seat next to the canal and people-watch the night away. Better yet, hop in a boat and send a paper lantern into the sky. It’s one of those magical places.

Grab a couple beers and take a seat next to the canal and people-watch the night away. Better yet, hop on a boat and send a paper lantern into the sky. It’s one of those enchanting places.

 

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