This banh mi op la recipe, which is essentially a banh mi or Vietnamese baguette sandwich with an omelette, is a great breakfast or brunch dish combining the Southeast Asian classic breakfast of grilled pork ...
Hoi An chilli sauce or Hội An tương ớt is an indispensable condiment in Central Vietnam's UNESCO World Heritage listed town, used on Hoi An specialties, from the charming port's legendary cao lau noodles to its famous ...
Planning a holiday in Vietnam with food a high priority? Who better to consult for Vietnam eating trips than a local expert, the kind we go to for recommendations when we head back to Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City resident, ...
In Vietnam's historic riverside town of Hoi An, a noodle dish steeped in legend offers unique flavours and textures that only a rich culinary heritage and hours of preparation can produce. The ubiquitous dish, cao lau, ...
Feb-July The dry season of Hoi An will see maximum temeratures creep up from 25ºC to 33ºC in July with changes coming in September. Sep-Jan The start of the annual monsoon during September can bring heavy rain and if it starts early, the town may flood in October and November. Spectacular, but not so convenient for visitors until around December.
While there is a Hoi An Hospital, any serious injury (such as a broken limb or heart problems) and you’ll be heading for Danang, (45mins, 30km), a good reason to book extensive health insurance. A bout of stomach illness is not uncommon (take Imodium or similar) or sunburn may be your main worry. Do take these recommended vaccinations
Nationals of United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and some others can get a 15 day visa on arrival. Other nationalities need a visa in advance but you can do this online at Vietnam Visa on Arrival through our visa partner, the most respected Vietnam Visa agent.
The Vietnamese currency (VND) is called the ‘dong’ and you’ll find most prices quoted to you in dong. There are several ATMs around towns, be sure to get small notes for street food. Many small restaurants and shops will only accept cash. Bigger hotels and established restaurants will accept credit cards.
VIETNAMESE IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF VIETNAM.
ELECTRICITY IN VIETNAM IS 220 VOLTS. 50 CYCLES/SEC.
Most travellers arrive in Hoi An via a flight from Danang Airport from Saigon or Hanoi. Danang is 30km north of Hoi An and a taxi takes around 45mins. It’s easiest to get your hotel in Hoi An to organise a transfer which should be around US$20 maximum. Getting around Hoi An is mainly on foot, but you can take a bike or taxi to the beach.