Besides diving to see coral or night squid fishing, fishing on Cu Lao Cham is also a favorite activity of many tourists. If you have the opportunity to come here, you should experience with the fishermen. Surely you will feel many interesting things about this service. So how much does a fishing ticket cost, what’s fun? Let’s find out with

About Cu Lao Cham fishing service

Cu Lao Cham Island, Hoi An city is not only a world biosphere reserve. It also preserves very well the vegetation, coral reefs as well as marine ecosystems. In which, it is impossible not to mention the richness of fish, shrimp and seafood species such as mackerel, tuna, pompano, squid…

Thanks to the abundant seafood resources, the fishermen here have lived here for generations by fishing.

Since the development of tourism in Cu Lao Cham, people on the island have boldly invested in many services: accommodation, restaurants, snorkeling, night squid fishing… and even fishing services to serve tourists. .

Coming to this beautiful island, in addition to admiring the harmonious forest landscape, enjoying swimming, exploring famous landmarks. You can also participate in extremely attractive fishing activities. If you want to transform into fishermen, fish on the sea, relax with the immense sea and sky? then don’t miss it!

What experience does Cu Lao Cham fishing give you?

Having said that, fishing is just as interesting as squid fishing or diving to see corals. Participating in this activity, in addition to entertainment, also has a very positive impact on the spirit. Helps you relieve fatigue, increase excitement and excitement in life.

With many years of professional fishing service in this sea. Friendly, enthusiastic fishermen will share the most basic skills of fishing. Guaranteed you will have a successful harvest.

Joining Cu Lao Cham fishing is to experience the thrill of waiting while floating on the sea. Initially, the feeling of joy when throwing the rod into the water and then slowly pulling the fresh fishes gradually emerged from the water. Gives you feelings that no one else has.

In the end, the spoils are the fish you catch, which you can bring home or cook directly into the delicacies you like and then enjoy on the spot. Probably the best meal of your trip this time.

Not only that, coming here you can also immerse yourself in nature, the sea, and breathe the fresh air. Explore famous landmarks such as: Hai Tang pagoda, Cham Pa ancient well, marine protected area, Tan Hiep market and participate in many other interesting sea activities.

>> Reference: Da Nang To Cua Dai Hoi An

Islands suitable for fishing Cu Lao Cham

Everything is ready, the boat will take you to one of the following islands for fishing:

  • Hon Dai: One of the largest islands, with a large forest area covering and shielding the entire island of Cham Island.
  • Hon Ong: This island has a long and beautiful beach. Usually in the Cu Lao Cham island tour, Ong island is the main attraction, dining and entertainment.
  • Hon Kho: Hon Kho Island has Hon Kho Me and Hon Kho Con, which are the two farthest islands located in the north of the island, but they are the place with the most abundant seafood resources.
  • Hon La: This island is located in the south of Hon Lao, also owns clear blue water and has many types of fish residing and living.
  • Hon Tai: Located close to Hon Dai, is the main gateway to the island.

In addition, Hon Mo, Hon Kho, Hon Nhon, … are also places where visitors can choose to fish, fish for squid or snorkel to see the coral.

Some experiences when participating in fishing Cu Lao Cham

The right time to go fishing

Unlike squid fishing in Cu Lao Cham, which is only available in batches (the squid season is from February to May of the lunar calendar), fishing is available all year round. Each season with each type of fish, the fishermen here never rest. So you can join anytime you want.

However, according to, it is not always possible to travel to Cu Lao Cham. The last and first months of the year, especially October – December are the rainy season, rough seas and sometimes storms. Cua Dai Port will ban ships from going to the island.

The months from March to September are more ideal. This is the dry season, sunny, no rain, so moving to the island is convenient. Also suitable for swimming, snorkeling and fishing in Cu Lao Cham. Fishing tours are usually held in the morning every day.

What to bring to go fishing in Cu Lao Cham?

Make your fishing experience fun and safe. Before participating, please prepare the following:

  • Camera, camcorder to take pictures and preserve this special memory.
  • Power bank for mobile devices.
  • Jackets, hats/caps, sunscreen, towels, swimsuits…
  • Use sports shoes or low-heeled shoes, slippers for ease of movement.
  • Bring seasickness medicine so you are afraid of seasickness.
  • SPECIAL is to prepare a ready spirit, not afraid of water, not afraid of wind and waves.

Cu Lao Cham fishing experience by tour or self-sufficient?

Visitors who want to experience this activity can do their own research and check in with the locals. Many well-spoken friends can go for free, but if you don’t know how or go in a small group, renting a boat will be very expensive.

You should go on a tour that will be more interesting.

Danang Private Car recommends signing up for a tour. This is the choice of many tourists today because of many advantages.

Advantages when experiencing by tour

Compared to self-sufficiency, registering for a fishing tour on Cu Lao Cham has the following advantages:

  • Be taken care of package: transportation, canoe tickets, island tour, dining, tour guide and interesting activities on the island.
  • Experience many activities other than fishing such as: visiting historical sites, visiting countryside markets, diving to see corals, swimming at no extra cost.
  • Be enthusiastically guide and share the necessary information and skills by the tour guide during the tour.
  • Eat and drink at the largest and most luxurious 4-star restaurant on Cham Island.

How much does a fishing tour cost Cu Lao Cham?

Fishing service at Cu Lao Cham island is not simply a pastime and entertainment but also an opportunity for you to experience the life and activities of fishermen on the island. And help young people live slower, feel more. Above all, enjoy the delicious fresh fish – the spoils that I have collected myself.

Fishing tour is an attractive service. The current prices are as follows:

  • For guests picking up at Da Nang: 1,350,000 VND
  • For guests picking up at Hoi An: 1,300,000 VND
  • For guests picking up at Cua Dai port: VND 1,250,000


  • For children from 1 to 5 years old will be surcharged 100,000 VND
  • This tour price only applies to groups of 2 or more guests, guests from 4 people will have a cheaper price.

How to register for Cu Lao Cham fishing service?

Currently, Cu Lao Cham fishing service is extremely popular and loved by many tourists, especially young people. If there is a need, you go to the island, ask people, or any driver, motel or restaurant owner, they all know and can direct you to the tour booking place.

You can ask the people on the island to sign up for this tour experience.
Although it is an attractive program, it does not require much, quite rudimentary, simple. Mainly go with the boat with the people, so the price is not high, you can rest assured. Depending on the number of guests you rent a large boat or a small boat, the price ranges from 500k/boat.

Or you can also contact travel companies that organize tours to Cu Lao Cham with fishing to register.

>> Maybe you are interested: How many kilometers is Cu Lao Cham from Da Nang and how to move?

Notes when fishing Cu Lao Cham

  • First: Fishing tour is not responsible for visitors’ personal belongings when lost or dropped. Personal belongings, valuables such as phones, jewelry, wallets, self-management.
  • Second: According to the new regulations of the management board of Cu Lao Cham Island, children who go to the island even though they are held in their arms are still counted as 1 person. This is to ensure a sufficient number of people on the canoe, ensuring your safety.
  • Third: Tourists suffering from cardiovascular diseases, bone and joint diseases, wave columns, seasickness… should not join the fishing tour on Cu Lao Cham island.
  • Fourth: Surely this is a strange activity for tourists. So when participating, there will be local fishermen accompanied by a guide, you do not need to worry about anything. However, remember to always follow them closely and follow the general rules.

Joining Cu Lao Cham fishing is an opportunity for you to feel more about the beauty of labor and life of fishermen in the sea and islands. Not only that, you can also enjoy the feeling of floating on the sea and fishing with your own hands. It will be an unforgettable memory.

Hoi An Lantern Street is one of the highlights, attracting visitors every time they come to the old town. The lanterns with all shapes and colors every night become brilliant and shimmering, creating an extremely romantic scene. Makes anyone who “lost” in here feel like they are in some colorful wonderland. Today, Danang Private Car will explore this feature of Hoi An with you!

A brief introduction about Hoi An lantern town

Referring to Hoi An tourism, people often immediately mention the colorful lanterns. Lanterns not only appear in front of the gate of each house, but restaurants, eateries and bridges also use it to decorate, making the space more shimmering and impressive.

In particular, in the old town, there is a street with hundreds of lanterns hanging. They are arranged close together, arranged in an orderly manner to create a beautiful space that people still call the lantern street. Every night, Hoi An lantern street shines as a testament to its timeless beauty.

Experiencing many ups and downs, Hoi An still retains its own beauty of a relic complex. Not only has cultural value, but also has intangible cultural value. In particular, the lantern street has become a distinctive feature in the lifestyle of local people. And now, it has become an attractive attraction for tourists every time they visit this city.

History of Hoi An lanterns

Lanterns – a long-standing culture

Lanterns appeared in our country very early, well over 400 years. In the past, people used it mainly for decoration and lighting. But in Hoi An, people are very interested in the art of beautifying with lanterns, so it has been considered as a typical cultural feature of this place.

Everywhere in Hoi An you also see lanterns.

Hoi An lanterns probably date from the 15th century. The period when Hoi An was the busiest international trading port. At the same time, the architectural works of ancient houses, assembly halls, temples, etc. were erected. Lanterns were born as an indispensable part of the architectural pants of the Japanese and Chinese.

Origin of Hoi An lanterns

Many people here believe that the origin of Hoi An lanterns comes from the La, Thai, Chau, … from Guangdong, China.

They migrated here to live and brought lanterns and hung them in front of their house in a faraway place to help them relieve some of their nostalgia. Gradually, this habit was adopted by many people, became a cultural feature and is still maintained until now.

It is known that the ancestor of the lantern making profession in Hoi An is Mr. Xa Duong – who specializes in making handmade products such as unicorn heads, military lanterns, etc. And the one who revives a shimmering, mysterious Hoi An lantern town virtual at night is artist Huynh Van Ba. He recreated the shapes of the lamps with bamboo frames and cloth covers.

Over time, the lanterns are gradually perfected, becoming more sophisticated and beautiful with all shapes, sizes, and colors. And the craft of making lanterns has also become a distinctive feature of the old town.

>> Experience the 1-day Hoi An Tour from Da Nang

What area is Hoi An Lantern Street located in, how to get there?

Location of lantern street

Lantern Street is located on Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward. Right in the center of the old town, at night, traffic will be banned, only allowed to visit and explore on foot.

How to move to lantern street

From Da Nang, you can move to Hoi An ancient town by motorbike, car or taxi, even by bus. Travel time takes about 45 minutes for a distance of nearly 30km.

After reaching the old town, from the northern old quarter, you go along Bach Dang street along the banks of Hoai river. Crossing Hoi An bridge, you turn into Nguyen Phuc Chu street located in the south. Here you will see a brilliant corner of lanterns. After parking the car, we started to visit and walk around.

See More: Danang To Hoi An Private Car

What is the best time to check-in Hoi An lantern town?

Lantern Street is always crowded and bustling, especially at night. This place has no regulations on opening and closing times, so you can come and play at any time you want. However, in the evening it will be much more beautiful than during the day.

Especially on the 14th day of the lunar calendar every month and the annual Mid-Autumn Festival (August 15th of the lunar calendar). This place will hold an extremely bustling lantern festival. The whole street is filled with shimmering light from lanterns.

Going to the lantern street on the full moon night is the most beautiful.

On these days, restaurants, eateries and even nearby houses turn off their lights. People will hang lanterns of all shapes and sizes in front of the porch, making the whole neighborhood more shimmering and fanciful. Coming here, you will surely be overwhelmed by the color, yellow, green, … stretching the street. This is also the ideal time to take pictures and live virtual.

Experience interesting things at Hoi An lantern street

Check-in virtual living with lantern street

This is definitely something not to be missed when coming to the lantern street. With such a shimmering, brilliant background, it is impossible not to stop to take a few photos.

With shimmering, brilliant background of lanterns for you to live virtual freely.

You can wear an ao dai or vintage, bohemian, and banh beo styles. Along with conical hats, sedge hats, fans, … and pose by the lanterns or walk in the middle of the road. That’s it, but the picture is super cool and magical.

Find out the meaning of the lanterns

For those who come to Hoi An for the first time, they will wonder why they like lanterns so much here The reason why lanterns are chosen to decorate and represent the old town is not only meant to shine, and Quang people consider it as an important symbol for people.

Lanterns are not only lit but also have great meaning for the people here.
Lanterns are also meant to bring good luck, warmth and prosperity. It is also a symbol of the interference between our country, Japan and China.

Join the brilliant lantern festival

The Lantern Festival is usually held on the 14th day of the lunar calendar and on holidays and Tet with many interesting activities that you can participate in such as admiring the shimmering beauty, enjoying the unique art performances, participate in special folk games or drop lanterns on Hoai River, …

Discover the craft of making lanterns of Hoi An people

An equally interesting experience that you may enjoy is discovering the traditional craft of making lanterns of Hoi An people. You can come directly to the craft village to find out!

Normally, to make a beautiful and eye-catching lantern requires the artisan to have experience, skillful hands and meticulousness.

Discover the craft of making lanterns of Hoi An people

The first is to use an umbrella to connect the bamboo slats to create a frame, then cut the fabric according to the size of the frame and stick it around and then use scissors to cut away the excess fabric. Finally, the decoration to create a highlight for the lantern.

>> MORE: Learn about the ticket price to visit Hoi An ancient town

Go to Hoi An lantern town to discover food at night

In the journey to discover the old town at night, visitors are not only immersed in the poetic and romantic space of the lantern street. Or admire the nostalgic features of old houses, mossy tiled roofs, but also enjoy Hoi An cuisine.

It seems that at night there will be more dining options for you. According to’s experience, you should not eat at restaurants because the restaurant is usually for Western customers, the price is quite expensive.

You can visit the shops along Hoai River right next to the lantern street or the night market along the street or the food street. There are many dishes for you to choose from. Some of the dishes include:

  • Potato cakes
  • High floor
  • Pancakes
  • Noodles
  • phoenix bread
  • Mussels with rice paper
  • Hoi An Tea

Hotels near Hoi An lantern street

Should I stay near the lantern street?

Whether to stay in the center of the old town is something tourists want to know. Near the lantern street, there are many hotels and homestays from affordable to high-end. Depending on your budget to choose the right accommodation for you.

Staying near the center of Hoi An lantern town has the advantage of being convenient to travel, being able to walk without having to rent a car. Easy to visit places and also more choices of dining.

However, if you need a quiet space with the main purpose of relaxation, you should consider looking for hotels near the sea or near the city, for example.

The hotels, homestay should stay suggests you a few hotels and homestays near Hoi An lantern street for your reference:

  • Vinh Hung Hotel: 143 Tran Phu
  • SunSet Hoi An Hotel: 69 Nguyen Phuc Chu, An Hoi, Minh An
  • Lantern Hotel: 288 Nguyen Duy Hieu, Son Phong
  • Son Trang Hotel Hoi An: 26 VND Minh An, Cam Pho
  • Maili homestay: 172 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Cam Nam
  • Maison De tau Hoi An: 47/23 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Son Phong

See more: Top 22 Hoi An Coffee Shops with Beautiful View, Extremely Delicious

Locations near Hoi An lantern street can be combined with check-in

Besides the lantern street, Hoi An ancient town also has many other famous tourist attractions that also attract many tourists to visit and explore. You should come early to have more time to experience. The points that think you should not miss are:

  • Hoi An Bridge Pagoda
  • Hoi An Hoai River
  • Hoi An Market
  • Assembly halls: Assembly halls of Fujian, Cantonese, Trieu Chau
  • Ancient houses: Tan Ky ancient house, Phung Hung ancient house, Duc An, Quan Thang

Important notes when visiting Hoi An lantern town

  • First: To walk around the lantern street, you should go around 3pm onwards. At this time it is less sunny, sightseeing and taking photos are also comfortable. Or if you can stay until the evening, the better, because at night is the most beautiful moment of this street.
  • Second: Don’t forget to prepare beautiful clothes to live virtual. And remember to bring a hat, a hat, a good camera and a selfie stick to take pictures freely.
  • Tuesday: If you are not busy, you should come here in the summer or the first months of spring. Because the last months of the year have entered the rainy season, it is not very suitable for walking around, watching the lanterns.

It can be said that Hoi An lantern town is the convergence of the quintessence of culture and people here. Its presence as a highlight adds to the ancient and poetic beauty of this urban area. If you have the opportunity to visit the old town, remember to spend time walking this street to have more memorable experiences!


Talking about the vestiges of the Cham Pa people in Quang land, there is not only My Son Sanctuary but also Bang An tower . Although this place is less known, it is also a work of great historical and cultural value. This ancient octagonal tower has gone through thousands of years with many great efforts, but still retains the ancient architecture, bold Cham imprint. Let’s explore this monument with today.

Brief introduction about Bang An tower

The Cham are a separate people and once had an independent country in history with a developed culture. Therefore, the imprint of the Cham people always attracts the curiosity of many domestic and foreign tourists.

One of the remains of the Cham people in Vietnam preserved to this day is Bang An tower in Quang Nam province.

Where is Bang An Tower?

Bang An Tower, also known as Bang An, is an ancient relic of the Cham people located in Dien An commune, Dien Ban district, Quang Nam province. This is considered one of the attractive places for tourists who love history, want to learn about the culture and architecture of the ancient Cham people.

This site is located in Dien An commune, Dien Ban district, Quang Nam
This site is located in Dien An commune, Dien Ban district, Quang Nam

Distance between Bang An tower and Da Nang and Hoi An

As a point in Quang Nam province, it is known that this tower is located not too far from Hoi An and Da Nang. Specifically, it is about 14km from the center of the old town and about 30km from the coastal city.

With this distance, you can completely incorporate it into your Hoi An or Da Nang travel schedule. Coming here, you can not only admire the unique architecture but also listen to stories about the heroic history of the Champa kingdom.

Learn the history of Bang An tower in Quang Nam

Angle source of Bang An tower

Talking about the angle source of this tower, there are many different opinions. Most of them are told through oral anecdotes in folklore.

Legend has it that this tower was built by the Cham people on a competitive occasion
Legend has it that this tower was built by the Cham people on a competitive occasion
There is a legend that Bang An tower was built from the competition of the Cham and the Vietnamese about the ability to build tall towers. At that time, the Cham built with bricks and the Vietnamese built with cars. Although the results of the work of the Vietnamese people were higher, bamboo could not withstand the wind and storm, so it was parked, only the Cham tower has survived until now.

The meaning of the octagonal ancient tower

According to the content inscribed on the stele, the tower dates from the 9th – 10th centuries, during the reign of King Bhadravarman II. At that time, the king built a temple to worship Shiva, named Linga Paramesvara. The temple is also the place where ancient rituals and worshiping activities of the Cham Pa people took place.

Inside the stone linga tower – the symbol of the god Shiva. This is the god who protects the people and kingdom of Cham, representing folk beliefs in Cham culture.

Opening time and ticket price of Bang An tower

Although it has undergone many renovations, in general, Bang An tower is still quite intact. Although the spire has fallen, the lines along the roof still have traces of sandstone decorations.

Visitors to visit will understand more about Cham Pa culture as well as the richness and variety of materials and types from sculptures, etc. discovery mind.

  • Opening hours: all day
  • Entrance ticket price: Free.

Instructions on how to move to Bang An tower in Quang Nam

Whether starting from Da Nang or Hoi An, you can still easily move to this place. Below, Son Tra Travel will guide you how to go from the center of the old town!


From the center of the old town, you drive along Nguyen Tat Thanh Street extending Tran Thu Do Street. Then turn left through Ho Nghinh Street. Here, turn left through Cao Thang, go for a while and then turn right through Pham Phu Thu street and cross Vinh Dien bridge.

After finishing Vinh Dien bridge, you continue to turn left onto Tran Quy Cap street and then go about 2km more to reach the place you want.

Choose a means of transportation

To get to Bang An tower, you can choose a motorbike, hire a taxi or hire a car to travel in groups. The road to here is relatively easy, mostly flat asphalt roads. In addition, in the sightseeing area, there is a spacious car park and it is located just over 1km from National Highway 1A, so it is very convenient.

>> Reference: Hoi An Car Rental With Driver

When should I visit Bang An waterfall?

You should consider the weather issue if you intend to explore this place. Because this is an outdoor place, if it rains, it will be impossible to go. Because the tower is open to the public and free of charge, you can come anytime you want.

However, according to Hoi An – Da Nang travel experience , you should choose a sunny day in March to August or September. The weather is dry, easy to move, easy to enjoy the scenery, and you can combine the examination. fully explore this place and many other famous places, especially the ancient town of Hoi An.

From October to December, Son Tra Travel advises you not to experience it because the road is slippery and the wet feeling is very uncomfortable. Shouldn’t you have to bring a raincoat and an umbrella to check-in?

Discover the unique beauty with 1-0-2 of Bang An tower

The campus of Bang An tower has an area of ​​​​about 4,000m2. Overall, this tower consists of 2 main parts: the lobby and the shrine. Each area is carefully designed by the Cham people with unique features and bold Cham architecture.

Sophisticated and unique architecture of the lobby

The lobby is quite long, including the main door in the east. The two sides have two side doors, but in 1940 they were restored into 2 windows. The base of the lobby is about 3m high, the size is wider than the jerk lines of the masonry. Surrounded by ledges.

The bar part is the vertical wall corners, the top is designed to look like a calyx. The roof is a pyramidal block that gets smaller as it goes up. Although today the top part has been broken by the wind, most of the lobby is still quite intact.

The top part is decorated with beautiful patterns.

If you look from afar, you will see that the tower looks like a tall bamboo shoot or a lotus bud about to bloom, very skillful.

Temple of Bang An tower elaborately sculpted, imprinted with Cham Pa

As for the shrine, this part is built in an octagonal shape, with few patterns and almost no elaborate and symbolic decoration. Observed from afar, this shrine has 3 distinct parts, the octagonal bar and the pyramidal roof.

The shape of the shrine makes many people think of a giant Linga block. The shrine is estimated to have a height of about 200m. The other sides of the electricity are the same as the Yoni.

Approaching, you will see that inside is placed a stone linga. This is the typical symbol of Lord Shiva. Outside are two statues of Gajasimha made of sandstone with rattles on their necks. Cham people believe that these are all guardian deities for Bang An tower .

It can be said that, although the structure of Bang An tower is simple, it is considered the largest brick sculpture in the history of the Cham Pa people and has a very deep meaning.

What to eat when visiting Bang An waterfall in Quang Nam?

Coming to the land of Quang, you definitely have to try the specialties here and then come back. After visiting and checking-in to drop off the station at the tower, you can move to a densely populated area or main road to enjoy dishes such as:

  • Phu Chiem Quang Noodles.
  • Quang Nam pancakes.
  • Cau Mong calf.
  • Dai Loc pork rice paper.
  • Peach wine…

Or else you can move to the center of Hoi An ancient town to eat and drink. There will be more choices, and can combine exploration.

Suggest tourist attractions near Bang An tower

Near the tower area, there are quite a few attractive attractions that you can include in your schedule this time. Each place will bring its own charm that when visiting will bring back many good memories for you.

Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village (5.3km away)

Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village is one of the more than 400 years old traditional craft villages, a cultural destination that is loved by many tourists. This is known as the birthplace of the gong shape and many other products of traditional value.

Visiting Phuoc Kieu bronze casting village, you will have the opportunity to understand more about the history of this craft village. At the same time, you can admire the finely made bronze and bronze wares. Especially having the opportunity to exchange and meet with talented artists.

  • Address: Dien Phuong commune, Dien Ban district, Quang Nam province

Thanh Ha Pottery Village (9km away)

Located about 9km from Bang An tower in Quang Nam is Thanh Ha pottery village in Hoi An . A craft village located next to the peaceful Thu Bon River, is considered an attractive destination that tourists, especially foreign tourists, like very much.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Coming to Thanh Ha pottery village, you can see firsthand the process of creating a complete ceramic product; Talk to people and create your own favorite things. Or buy souvenirs as gifts such as bowls, cups, flowerpots, to he, teapots, etc.

  • Address: Pham Phan Street, Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An City.

Hoi An Ancient Town (11km away)

Having come to Thanh Ha pottery village, you should take the trouble to go about 3km more to discover the ancient Hoi An ancient town recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage. Perhaps Hoi An is no longer a strange name for travel enthusiasts.

Coming here, you will feel the peaceful, ancient, mossy beauty of small houses lying close together or tile roofs, yellow walls, bougainvillea, etc. Pictures of Hoi An Hoai River or Cau Pagoda also very familiar. Please take the time to visit, check-in as much as you like and remember to enjoy the delicious specialties here too!

Some notes to know when exploring Bang An tower

Compared to other tourist destinations of Quang Nam, Bang An tower is not really famous. But this is also considered a very worthwhile place to visit, if you visit the waterfall you need to note a few points for Son Tra Travel:

+ The road to the tower is not far, but it is mainly the national highway, if traveling by motorbike or personal vehicles you have to be really careful, observe before and after to ensure safety.

+ Bang An Tower does not charge an entrance fee and has no regulations on opening hours because this place does not have a management board. But you should also go early and return before dark because the space is quite dark. At the same time, remember to maintain hygiene, do not litter indiscriminately!

+ You have the right to take pictures freely and comfortably. So don’t forget to bring a good phone or camera to take good pictures.

+ According to advice, you should leave early. Just 30 minutes – 1 hour at this place, then spend a lot of time to explore more other landmarks.

It can be said that Bang An tower is one of the typical examples of the culture, history and beliefs of the Cham Pa people. Experiencing many events, the tower is old and has many dropped parts, but it is still enough for you to feel. So, if you have the opportunity to come to Hoi An or Da Nang, take the time to visit!

Many people when traveling to Hoi An are looking to buy Hoi An Bread – The dish is known as having an irresistible delicious taste, only available in Hoi An TownHoi An Bread is “falling in love” with both domestic and international guests thanks to its delicious flavor typical of Vietnamese cuisine. What is the special thing that helps bread in the old town make a name? Let’s go with Danang Private Car to find the answer!

General introduction about Hoi An bread

Vietnamese cuisine is extremely delicate and unique with countless delicious dishes that have made world famous brands such as pho, bread, Hue beef noodle soup, fried spring rolls, Hanoi bun cha…

Most especially, banh mi is a very popular and convenient street food that is loved by diners of all ages and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Close, rustic is that, but bread has become famous everywhere. In which , Hoi An bread is also known as “the best bread in the world”.

Banh mi in Hoi An really created a “craze” for visitors when they arrived in the old town, captivating even the most fastidious diners. Banh mi has many kinds of toppings such as grilled meat, grilled pork, roasted pork, chicken, beef, fish, pate…

Having the opportunity to explore Hoi An, it will be remiss if you do not enjoy the old town bread. Each bread only costs about 15,000 – 30,000 VND (1 – 1.5 USD) but it is surprisingly easy to eat with an irresistible delicious taste.

You can buy bread anywhere on the S-shaped strip of land. However, banh mi in Hoi An is different from bread in other places. Hoi An bread also has a crispy crust, a thick, soft, flour-flavoured crust. But the unique thing, the difference is the multiplication. The accompanying cake filling is a mixture of delicious meat/pork/fish, with greasy sauce, pate, cheese, the pungent taste of chili, and the attractive aroma of green vegetables.

See More: Danang To Hoi An 13 usd/car

Top 12 most famous and delicious Hoi An bread shops

If you love street food in Hoi An, surely you will not miss the opportunity to enjoy bread. Explore with in detail about 10 delicious banh mi shops, most sought after by tourists in Hoi An.

Old town noodles

  • Address: No. 2 Le Loi Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 20,000 VND

Old town bread is open for sale from early morning to late evening, so visitors can choose to enjoy bread at the shop for a main meal or a snack.

In addition to the familiar char siu, grilled meat, sausages, etc., what makes the old town bread special is the fat, sweet, aromatic egg oil sauce that blends perfectly with the toppings.

In addition to bread, the shop also serves accompanying drinks such as corn milk, soy milk, green bean milk … with extremely affordable prices.

Madam Khanh bread – Bread “ Queen 

  • Address: No. 115 Tran Cao Van Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam
  • Reference price: 25,000 – 30,000 VND.

Madam Khanh bread has a higher price than the average bread shop in Hoi An. Bread here has appeared many times in foreign newspapers, known by many tourists with its own unmistakable name: “The banh mi Queen”.

It is no coincidence that this is called the “Queen” bakery. Madam Khanh bread is made exclusively in the bakery’s oven. The filling of meat, sausage, pate is also processed and marinated carefully according to the traditional recipe, creating a flavor that captivates diners.

Phuong bread – The best Hoi An bread in the world

If you have ever studied or had the opportunity to visit Hoi An, you will surely hear about Hoi An Phuong bread. Banh mi Phuong is known as the best bread in the world.

What makes it unique is that Phuong bread has about 20 different types of fillings. Popular toppings can be mentioned such as: Bread with beef and cheese, pate bread, banh mi, banh mi, meat or bread with chicken, fish… for you to choose from.

Phuong bread is known as the best bread in the world
Phuong bread is known as the best bread in the world

And yet, Phuong bread is warmed by charcoal stove before being delivered to diners, absolutely not microwaved… making the loaf of bread have a characteristic delicious taste, always keeping its crispiness and golden color. interesting

Miss Ngoc’s bread

  • Address: Nguyen Truong To Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • Reference price: 10,000 – 15,000 VND.

As a familiar bread shop of local diners, Ms. Ngoc’s bread has an extremely affordable price, but the taste is equally delicious compared to other big shops.

If you have the opportunity to travel to Hoi An and want to enjoy the familiar taste of banh mi, typical of Hoi An, don’t forget to go to this “gut shop” of the locals!

Body Bread

  • Address: 227 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 20,000 VND.

Banh Mi Than is also a bread shop that local people often visit to enjoy a quick, convenient and attractive breakfast. There is traditional Hoi An bread here , in addition, it also serves healthy vegetarian bread for diners in need.

Miss Lanh’s popular bread

  • Address: No. 430 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 25,000 VND.

Banh Mi Lanh is one of the oldest bread shops in Hoi An. Therefore, Ms. Lanh’s bread has a “brand name”, which is known by many people.

The bread here is baked on a charcoal stove, ensuring it is always hot and crispy. The prices here are extremely affordable, suitable for all visitors.

Ba Bui’s bread

  • Address: No. 117 Nguyen Truong To Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 20,000 VND.

In addition to the familiar banh mi, pate, and grilled meat sandwiches, Ba Bua’s shop is also famous for a dish that not many visitors have ever had the opportunity to enjoy: Banh mi sticky rice.

Surely the name of this dish is making you extremely curious, right? Banh mi sticky rice is a dish consisting of a buttery, hot, crispy bread, served with a bowl of sticky sticky rice. Just heard it and found it attractive and strange, right! Come to Hoi An, find Ba Bua bread shop to enjoy this unique “exclusive” dish.

Bich bread

  • Address: No. 51 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Minh Khai Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 25,000 VND.

Banh mi Bich makes visitors entangled by the special greasy taste of the sauce, the pate is spread evenly inside the cake. The shop’s pate is hand-processed by the owner, extremely delicious, quality, ensuring food hygiene and safety. It is the greasy sauce and pate that make up the quality ten point for Bich Hoi An bread.

Minh Thu Roasted  Pork Bread

  • Address: No. 248 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam
  • Reference price: 20,000 – 25,000 VND.

A Hoi An bread address that is different from the shops mentioned above is Minh Thu bread. Because, this bakery only sells roasted pork bread.

The shop’s roast pork is seasoned deliciously and mouth-wateringly. After turning up, the outside skin is crispy, mixed with the firm, sweet meat… all make up a delicious roast pork sandwich in the right way. For the perfect flavor, people often eat roasted pork bread with cilantro, herbs, cucumber and a little sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Tam Hoa Bread

  • Address: Thai Phien – Tran Cao Van crossroads, Hoi An
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 20,000 VND.

Tam Hoa is also a rustic bakery, familiar to locals. The owner is friendly, enthusiastic and attentive, plus the delicious bread makes Tam Hoa bread a favorite place for many people, once you try it, you will want to come back again and again. .

Sum Bread

  • Address: No. 149 Tran Hung Dao Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • Reference price: 20,000 – 25,000 VND.

Sum bread has a quality filling and sauce prepared according to the style of Hoi An people. Thanks to that, although the bakery is very modest, diners always come in and out.

Ba Nga bread in Hoi An town

  • Address: Opposite No. 76 Le Loi Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
  • Reference price: 15,000 – 25,000 VND.

Ms. Nga’s bread is famous for its two “best seller” dishes, which are dry pate bread cut into squares and wet pate bread with a very full filling inside the bread’s intestines.

The homemade pate with a rich, fatty flavor mixed with bread makes a strong impression in the hearts of diners.

Telling you the secret to making delicious Hoi An bread “heartwarming fans” right at home

If you have been “addicted” to bread but can’t always go to the old town to buy it, you can try your hand at making Hoi An-style bread at home. Son Tra Travel will guide you how to make delicious old town bread in the right way.

How to choose a loaf of bread

Whether you’re making your own at home or buying loaves from the store, remember that a delicious, authentic bread will have the right crust, not too thin and not too thick.

When baked, the bread will be crispy, golden on the outside, soft inside, and fragrant with the characteristic aroma of flour and butter.

Instructions for making Hoi An’s special sauce

What makes the unique and distinctive feature of Hoi An bread is its delicious, creamy, and delicious golden sauce. This sauce is both salty and sweet, greasy, extremely rich, helping to link the fillings together to create an irresistible delicious taste. will guide you to make sauce for bread right here.

The ingredients to be prepared include: 3 tomatoes, red chillies, minced purple onions, fish sauce, granulated sugar, onions.

  • Preliminary processing of ingredients: Wash tomatoes, mince pomegranate seeds. Continue to wash and mince the red peppers and red onions. As for the onion, cut it into thin strips.
  • Stir-fry tomatoes: Add diced tomatoes and sauté them with oil, fried onions until fragrant. In the process of sautéing tomatoes, season with spices such as fish sauce, salt, granulated sugar, etc., so that when the tomatoes are sautéed, they will become a viscous mixture with a beautiful red color.
  • Next, add the chili, minced onion, and chopped onion to the cooked mixture, place in a large bowl and stir well.

The finished sauce mixture will be golden brown, smooth, seasoned to taste.

Topping served with bread

The filling is also the “soul” contributing to the delicious taste of Hoi An bread . You can prepare grilled meat, sausages, sausages or cold meats… to sandwich on bread. In addition, it is indispensable for the liver pate to be smooth, greasy, melt in the mouth when eaten to spread on the inside of the cake.

Assorted vegetables

In a bread, there are usually green onions, cilantro, basil, laksa leaves, cucumbers, sweet and sour papaya carrots… In addition, chili sauce and fresh chili are indispensable. These spices will contribute to the delicious, spicy flavor of the bread. Remember to pick and wash vegetables to ensure hygiene.

Complete Hoi An bread 

Having prepared all kinds of sauces, pates, toppings, vegetables, etc. to serve, surely many of you still have questions about how to arrange these ingredients so that you can make a delicious finished cake. tune isn’t it?

First, spread a scoop of homemade maiyonaise in the crust, followed by a spreadable pate, depending on how much or less you want to eat.

Then, scoop a spoon or two of the sauce along the sides of the cake. Meatballs, rolls, sausages… all from top to bottom. Finally, add two small spoons of homemade special sauce, sprinkle along the sides of the cake, add a little sweet and sour, herbs, cilantro. If you like spicy food, you can cover with chili sauce or cut into slices of fresh chili to add to the cake.

Seems a bit fussy, lots of ingredients, right? But that’s also the way to create a bread with many flavors that blends and is so delicious that you can’t stop enjoying it.

Besides Hoi An bread, what other specialties does Hoi An town have?

Hoi An is not only rich in culture, history and landscape, but also famous for other delicious and attractive dishes. Besides bread, coming to the old town, what other specialties do you have the opportunity to enjoy?

 Cao Lau Hoi An

Hoi An Cao Lau is a dish originating from China, introduced to Hoi An town when Hoi An was still a busy trading port. Gradually, the taste of Cao Lau was reduced to suit the taste of Vietnamese people.

Today, Cao Lau has become a famous dish of Quang. Noodles are yellow or light brown, when eaten, they are served with broth, adding pork, shrimp and raw vegetables topping.

Hoi An grilled meat rolls with rice paper

Coming to the old town, in addition to Cao Lau, Hoi An bread … can’t miss grilled meat rolls with rice paper! The meat selected to be grilled is pork loin, marinated according to a special recipe of the people of Quang.

When grilled meat skewers on the charcoal stove will give off a nose-splitting aroma, extremely attractive. Grilled skewers when eaten are rolled with rice paper.

Coming to the old town, you can’t miss grilled meat rolls with rice paper

First, you need to absorb water for the rice paper to soften so that it does not tear when rolling. Then, spread a layer of wet cake, a skewer of meat, add some herbs, cucumber, green mango… in the middle and then roll it up. This dish has a special sauce made from a typical fish sauce of the Central region.

Pork rolls

The name of this dish may make you think that it is similar to Hoi An grilled meat and rice paper rolls. But it’s actually completely different. Rice paper rolls with pork will include the filling of bacon, rolled with wet cake, herbs, wrapped with rice paper outside.

What makes the special flavor, which cannot be mixed with other dishes, is the dipping sauce from the delicious seasoning fish sauce.

Quang Noodles

Referring to Hoi An – Quang Nam, people often think of Quang noodles. A standard bowl of Quang Hoi An noodles will include noodles, served with shrimp, meat, eggs, chicken, snakehead fish, frogs… What enhances the delicious taste of Quang noodles is the herbs, raw vegetables, soy sauce. Hoi An chili… served with.

Hoi An Chicken Rice

The last specialty that Son Tra Travel will surely regret if you come to Hoi town without having time to enjoy after Hoi An bread is chicken rice. Hoi An chicken rice with chicken is a type of chicken selected, raised naturally, fed vegetables, rice, natural food, so the meat is very firm, sweet and fragrant.

A portion of chicken rice is both beautiful and stimulating to the taste buds

Hoi An bread is sold on every corner, street corner, and street in Hoi An. In the treasure of Vietnamese cuisine, there are not many popular dishes with affordable and rustic prices but have a special attraction, famous around the world like old town bread. has told you a thousand and one reasons not to miss this special dish when you have the opportunity to visit Hoi An. What are you waiting for without planning a trip to the old town to enjoy!

My Son Sanctuary of Vietnam ranks 9th in the top 10 most beautiful and famous temple complexes in Southeast Asia. So to help you have more experience of traveling to My Son Sanctuary, here Danang Private Car will share all the information about this attractive tourist destination through the article How to get from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary from A-Z for you!

The way from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary

Option 1: From National Highway 1, go south to Nam Phuoc town (about 39km), then go west on route 537 for about 9km to Tra Kieu. From Tra Kieu, you move another 12km, when you reach the fork, turn left according to the signs, go another 9km to My Son. From My Son, you move a short mountain road for only about 5 minutes and then walk along the stone path leading to the My Son holy site.

Option 2: From Hoa Cam overpass – National Highway 14B – Nguyen Trai school – turn left go straight to Kiem Lam wharf – take the ferry along route 537 and go back to Nam Phuoc about 1 km, there will be a signboard to My Son Then you continue to move according to instruction 1 is to My Son holy place.

Note : This method 2 saves about 30 minutes compared to method 1, but the road is quite roundabout and worse than method 1.

How to get to My Son From Danang

Private Car Rental With Driver

Danang Private Car offers Danang To My Son by Private Car transfer. This is the best way to discover My Son Sanctuary and Hoian from Danang. No need to follow big group; no sharing the car with anyone else. You will get the most comfortable service with Danang To My Son by private car.

Inclusion Private Car with driver can speak basic English, Petrol, Road tolls, Parking fee.
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Bus from Da Nang to My Son

You can take bus number 06 to go from Da Nang to My Son according to the specific route information as follows:

  • Route length: Da Nang – My Son is about 60km
  • Operating time: From 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with a schedule of 30 minutes/trip.
  • Route: Da Nang City Center Bus Station – Dien Bien Phu – Le Duan – Hoang Hoa Tham – Ham Nghi – Le Dinh Ly – Nguyen Tri Phuong – Trung Nu Vuong – Duy Tan – Nui Thanh – Canh Mang August – Hoa Cam – National Highway 1A – Provincial Road 610 – My Son.
  • Total number of pick-up stations: 50 points.
  • Ticket price: Depending on the route of tourists, it ranges from 8,000 – 30,000 VND/way
  • Information about bus route operators:
    * Da Nang Passenger Car and Commercial Service Joint Stock Company – Tel: 0511,3680670
    * Hai Van Transport and Tourism Service Cooperative – Tel: 0511,3649917
    * Transport and Service Cooperative General business Duy Xuyen – Tel: 0510.3877225
    * Quang Nam Transport Joint Stock Company – Tel: 0510.3820011


With a distance of about 60km, many tourists choose to take a taxi to move from Da Nang to My Son. This is a convenient and safe means of transportation, but with a bit expensive, the driver does not stop on the way.

Here are some taxi companies in Danang:

  • Taxi Mai Linh 15,100 – 18,500 VND/Km 0235.
  • Taxi Vinasun 15,500 – 18,500 VND/Km 0236.
  • Taxi Tien Sa 15,000 – 18,000 VND/Km 0236.
  • Taxi Han River 15,000 – 18,000 VND/km 0236.
  • Air Taxi: 16,000 – 20,000 VND/km 0236.

Please note that the above information about Da Nang Taxi prices mentioned above is for reference only at the time of writing. Actual prices may vary depending on vehicle types, traveling on holidays, etc.

With the above sharing about My Son travel experience and detailed information about the How to get from Da Nang to My Son Sanctuary hope to be of great help for your upcoming trip


Cu Lao Cham has emerged as an attractive eco-tourism destination in recent years. It has a cool climate all year round, rich flora and fauna, and especially many beautiful beaches and diverse coral systems. However, this island is still quite wild, the facilities are still lacking. So before you go, you must definitely refer to the Cu Lao Cham travel experiences of below to have a complete itinerary.

Cu Lao Cham island tourism and some information you need to know

Where is Cu Lao Cham located, in which province?

Many people mistakenly believe that Cu Lao Cham belongs to Da Nang, because this place often appears in Da Nang tours. However, this is actually a cluster of 8 small islands, located in Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. Located 15 km from the mainland and about 23 km from Hoi An ancient town.

Cu Lao Cham is a cluster of islands located 15 km from the mainland.
Cu Lao Cham is a cluster of islands located 15 km from the mainland.

Although not in Da Nang like Cu Lao Cham, it is only about 45 km from Da Nang (both by land and by sea), not too far away, so you can completely make a day trip back.

What’s attractive about Cu Lao Cham tourism?

In 2009, Cu Lao Cham was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. Thanks to its unspoiled beauty, this place has become a trend, the first choice of most tourists in recent years. So what’s interesting about  Cu Lao Cham ?

This place is attracted by the fresh nature and beautiful beaches.
This place is attracted by the fresh nature and beautiful beaches.
  • Firstly: Natural environment, very fresh air that is not found anywhere in the country, an island that “says no” to plastic bags.
  • Second: On the island, there are beautiful beaches with crystal clear blue water such as Bai Ong, Bai Xep, Bai Huong, etc., ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Third: There are many attractions bearing the imprint of Sa Huynh culture, Champa culture such as marine protected areas, ancient wells, ancient pagodas, etc.
  • Fourth: This place has gentle, simple, hospitable people and even simple but attractive and irresistible local specialties.

Traveling to Cu Lao Cham, you will experience the feeling of ice on the waves, immersing in the immense sea and sky. Participating in many interesting activities at extremely low cost, ensuring that you will have a trip with many unforgettable memories.

In which season, what month is the ideal time to travel to Cu Lao Cham?

Timing is an important factor that you need to pay attention to. If it is said that the best time to explore the “raw pearl” of Hoi An is probably from March to the end of August every year. The weather at this time is extremely beautiful, warm sunshine, calm waves, calm sea, is an opportunity for you to freely explore. Boat travel is also more convenient and safer.

The remaining months from September to February next year, most tourists rarely travel to Cu Lao Cham . Because it often rains, rough seas, big waves, ships are often not allowed to leave, the island is now isolated. You should consider carefully, it’s better not to go because if you get to the island, it is very likely that you will be stuck on the island for many days.


Note: For tourists who want to combine visiting Hoi An, they should choose the full moon days of the 14th and 15th of the lunar month. At this time, the whole old town will become shimmering and brilliant by the colors of the lanterns, looking very romantic.

What to prepare when traveling to Cu Lao Cham?

If this is your first time experiencing the island, you need to be fully prepared in terms of both costumes and some of the following items:

What clothes to wear to Cu Lao Cham?

Depending on the preferences of each person to prepare the appropriate suits. However, this is a beach tourism destination, you need to prioritize neat and comfortable clothes such as: shock pants, t-shirts (for men), shock pants, t-shirts, style shirts, skirts, dresses (for men). for women) and a long-sleeve sunshade shirt if you’re afraid of the sun.

In addition, swimwear (swimsuit, bikini) is an indispensable accessory when going to the beach. Remember to prepare sunglasses, hat, hat, sunshade, sunscreen, a pair of sturdy shoes to walk comfortably… more!


What to prepare when exploring Cu Lao Cham island?

According to Cu Lao Cham travel experience , whether it is a short or long trip, you also need to prepare medicine for seasickness, headache medicine, allergies; Bring necessary personal documents such as ID card, driver’s license. In particular, it is indispensable for a genuine phone or camera, charging cord, spare battery, waterproof bag for electronic devices. If camping overnight, bring tents, sleeping bags and other essentials.

Instructions on how to move when traveling to Cu Lao Cham Hoi An

From Da Nang and Hoi An to Cua Dai port

Starting from Da Nang or from Hoi An, you can also choose one of these popular means of transport:

  •  Take a taxi

This vehicle is suitable for those who do not know the way, are traveling with families with elderly and young children or in groups of 4-7 people. Taking a taxi is quite comfortable and comfortable, but the price is quite expensive, so if you want to save money, you should go in a group. It is not difficult to catch a taxi in Da Nang or Hoi An, you just need to search online and there are many options.

  • Rent a car

Similar to taxis, traveling by car helps you avoid the sun, rain, dust and is very comfortable. You can rent a self-drive car or have a driver. The rental price ranges from 350-400k / way from Da Nang, and from Hoi An will be more than 200 / way.

See More: Danang Car Rental With Driver

  • Rent Motorcycles

For young people who want to experience the feeling of “dusty” travel, who like to be flexible, free and proactive in terms of time and schedule, motorbikes are the best choice. Especially, it also saves costs, the price of motorbike rental is only about 100 – 150k / car / day. Go to the place where you park your car at the parking lot for 10k/car then feel free to explore.

  • Ride a tour bus

There is another way visitors can refer to, which is to book a tour bus. That means when you sign up for a Cu Lao Cham tour , you don’t need to worry about travel problems. Because there will be a company car to pick you up. There is not only a shuttle bus, but also many other convenient services such as canoeing to the island, dining on the island, tour guide, etc.

From Cua Dai port to Cu Lao Cham island

Since being put into tourism, transportation services to the island have also been invested more. In addition to traditional wooden ships, there are now more canoes. So according to the self-sufficient Cu Lao Cham travel experience, which means of transport should you choose?

High speed Canoe

Usually, tourists who want to be safe and save time, most choose to go by canoe. This way only takes about 20 minutes to set foot on the island, but the price is high, from 150-200k / way, suitable for adventurers who want to experience thrills.

With this vehicle will save a lot of travel time.

Every day, there are 2 departures from Cua Dai port: one at 8:00 am and one at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased directly at the pier or from agents. If traveling in a large group, visitors can rent a private canoe for their group but must ensure the number and book in advance.

Wooden ship (market ship)

Choosing to go to the island by wooden boat is a more cost-effective option, but the travel time will be much longer (about 1 hour, sometimes more), in return, you will experience the feeling of floating on the sea quite a bit. adventure. However, this method is not really suitable for people with seasickness.

Another disadvantage you need to note is that if you want to take a wooden boat, you have to move to Bach Dang pier in Hoi An, but Cua Dai port does not have it. The train will depart from the wharf at 8am and return at 13pm. Ticket price is 150k/Vietnamese, 200k/foreigner, if you bring a motorbike, add another 50k.

Means of transportation on the island when traveling to Cu Lao Cham

Unlike other islands, visitors can bring motorbikes from the mainland to the island to move on their own. Otherwise, you can use other forms to visit around the island and discover interesting things here. Some of the most popular means of transportation on the island:

Rent a motorbike to explore

Not much, but on Cu Lao Cham island, there is also a motorbike rental service for about 100 – 150k / car / depending on type. You can rent at households or homestays where you stay. With a rented motorbike, you will be able to explore the island according to your preferences. This is a new experience that helps you feel more real about this place, explore every nook and cranny and soak up the fresh air.

Service reference: Rent a motorbike in Da Nang

People’s motorbike taxis

If you do not want to drive yourself or simply do not know the way on the island, then the travel experience of Cu Lao Cham thinks you can use a motorbike taxi service run by the locals themselves. They will also act as both a driver and a guide for you free of charge. Of course, the price will also be slightly higher than if you rent a motorbike yourself.

Wooden boat or speedboat

To tour around the island and surrounding islets, visitors can contact to rent wooden boats or canoes to move and experience services such as snorkeling, fishing, etc. Depending on the type and schedule where the price will be different. The price of renting a wooden boat is about 400-500k / 5 people, the more you go, the cheaper it is. As for canoes, the rental price is around 800k or more. Note that if you want to rent a canoe, you must have enough people or it will not work.

Where to self-sufficient travel to Cu Lao Cham? Is there a hotel on the island?

Are there hotels on Cu Lao Cham island?

Besides some tourists choose to go back during the day, some also choose to stay here for 1 night to learn and experience the idyllic life of local fishermen; to exchange, learn about culture and participate in night activities on the island… However, it is worth mentioning here that due to the lack of material conditions and the lack of strong investment in tourism, the travel service should Island residence is limited.

The concept of the hotel seems to be very strange, if you want to find a comfortable and luxurious hotel when traveling to Cu Lao Cham , it is impossible. But if not too high requirements for quality, this place still meets. On the island, there are quite a few guesthouses, especially stylish homestays, which are also quite comfortable for you to choose from.

Hostels, homestays should stay in Cu Lao Cham

Homestay Cu Lao Cham is mainly concentrated in the areas of Bai Lang, Bai Ong and Bai Huong. Prices range from 200-300k/room/night. Most of these homestays not only provide sleeping services but also food services, car rentals, boat rentals, snorkeling, etc. Here are a few suggestions you can refer to:

There are many lovely homestays with enough facilities to meet the needs of visitors.
There are many lovely homestays with enough facilities to meet the needs of visitors.

At Bai Lang area:

  • Sunbay Homnestay – Tel: 0898 982 509
  • Truong Kep Homestay – Tel: 0935 403 669
  • Monkey Homestay – Tel: 0985 673 864
  • Hammock Homestay – Tel: 0976 605 750

At Bai Huong area:

  • Ms. Hiep Homestay – Tel: 0986 651 448
  • Ms Lan Homestay – Tel: 0510 3863 822
  • Nhi Lo Homestay – Tel: 0354 199 944

At Bai Ong area:

  • Ms Tam Hien Homestay – Tel: 01206 183 516
  • Ms Bich Van Homestay – Tel: 0395 007 779
  • Trang Vu Homestay – Tel: 05103 864 783

NOTE: If you travel to Da Nang or Hoi An, you can buy tickets to Cu Lao Cham in the morning, return in the afternoon and rest in the evening in one of these two cities. Thus, there will be more options because there are many forms from hotels, high-class resorts and even affordable guesthouses and homestays.

Where to go when traveling to Cu Lao Cham? Revealing the hottest attractions 

An unspoiled island seems to have nothing to explore, but it’s quite the opposite. This place attracts domestic and foreign tourists with many hot places, which can be mentioned below:

Cu Lao Cham marine protected area

Right after setting foot on Bai Lang, visitors will visit the marine reserve. This is a place to help you better understand the history, customs and culture of fishermen on the island. Recreate the entire island of Cu Lao Cham in miniature to have the most comprehensive view of the 8 surrounding small islands. In addition, there are samples of marine species such as sea turtles, rock crabs, fishes, coral reefs… and pictures of the fishermen’s wild life are also displayed here.

Ancient wells of Champa people

This ancient well is located in the area of ​​Cam hamlet, dating from 200 years ago, classified as a national monument (in 2006). This is an ancient well typical for Cham Pa culture with a round tubular body, square bottom, and a turban built in concrete and brick. Wells are the main source of fresh water for people on the island and have the characteristics of never running out, even in the driest season. In particular, there are many traditional beliefs that drinking well water cures seasickness, cures infertility, and prays for happiness.

Hai Tang Temple

Coming to Cua Lao Cham , tourists can also visit Hai Tang Pagoda, built in the 19th Canh Hung period. The temple is located at the foot of the mountain, in front of you is a large majestic field. This is a religious architecture that combines worshiping Buddha and gods, becoming a place of activities and beliefs of fishermen on the island as well as traders from other places. Tourists also often come here to pray for health and peace.

Most visitors come here to pray for health and peace.
Most visitors come here to pray for health and peace.

Tan Hiep Country Market

If you want to find a place to better understand the life of the people on the island, then visit Tan Hiep market located right next to the Cang bridge area. The market consists of two separate areas: an indoor area selling dry specialties and local specialties; The outside area sells all kinds of fresh seafood. There are also souvenir stalls, unique shell and shell jewelry. After a tour, you can enjoy some food and buy things as gifts for relatives and friends.

Beaches in Cu Lao Cham

One thing that according to Cu Lao Cham travel experience, anyone who comes here will quickly be overwhelmed is the beauty of the beaches. The immense sea, clear and blue water, blending with the color of the sky, along with the long white sand and golden sunshine… make it so enchanting. One of them is Xep beach, Ong beach, Chong beach, Huong beach, etc., which are ideal for a summer vacation.

The right places to take “virtual life” photos when traveling to Cu Lao Cham

For those who like to take pictures, they can also unleash their passion when coming here. On the island, in addition to the beaches, there are many ideal “coordinates” to check-in:

Harbor Bridge at Bai Lang Beach

The first stop of the Cham Island tour is Bai Lang Harbor Bridge. It is the most densely populated place and the main center of the island. This beach is a place to anchor boats, not for bathing, but the water is also extremely blue and clear, to the point that you can see the bottom. This is an ideal place for young people to take pictures of “virtual life”.

Eo Gio Cu Lao Cham

Eo Gio is located to the east of Lang beach, belonging to Hon Lao – one of 8 small islands of the island with a large area. This is considered the ideal place to watch the sunrise, standing on the cliff hundreds of meters high, you will feel how vast and beautiful the East Sea is. It is likened to a solid wall on the sea to protect the people on the island. Here you can also easily find “rewards” of beautiful pictures.

Ngo Dong flower road

Ngo Dong flower is a typical red flower only found in Cu Lao Cham. Usually at the end of summer and early autumn, from the end of May to August, flowers begin to bloom on the streets around with vibrant red colors, creating a very romantic space. Visitors here can freely pose and take sparkling pictures.

What to do in Cu Lao Cham tourism experience and the most interesting experiences?

Bathing in the sea, immersing in cool water

This is definitely something not to be missed in the journey to discover this beautiful island of Hoi An. Standing in front of the beauty of the pristine and poetic beaches is like a puzzle who can resist. In particular, the sea water here is not only clean and extremely clear, you can find yourself in the blue water. Come here freely to dive, relax to dispel the sweltering heat of summer.

Diving to see the corals of Cu Lao Cham

One of the experiences that you can never ignore in the cheap Cu Lao Cham travel experience is diving to see the coral. Thanks to the advantage of clear blue sea and favorable marine environment, this place possesses a diverse and beautiful coral reef system. When participating, you will be fully equipped with equipment: snorkel, diving goggles, life jacket and detailed instructions so please rest assured.

Experience walking under the sea

Do you believe you can walk in the sea like on the shore? Actually, this is also a form of diving to see corals, but it does not need mischievous tools such as an air tank, an oxygen mask, etc., but will be equipped with specialized equipment, a hat that provides oxygen. That is enough for you to enjoy walking in the sea to see the colorful coral reefs, feed the fish yourself or touch the sea creatures. Of course, the price will be quite high about 950k/person for 20 minutes.

Fishing, squid fishing with fishermen

This is also an interesting activity that many tourists love. If you want to experience life like a real fisherman, don’t miss it. Experiencing the feeling of floating on the sea and fishing with your own hands for fresh fish and squid from the sea. The spoils obtained you can organize your own cooking. But note that if you want to fish for squid, you have to go in the evening and remember to contact the boat owner in advance or book a tour early.

Camping overnight on the island

This experience is for those of you who stay overnight on the island but do not want to rent a homestay. If so, when traveling to Cu Lao Cham , you can bring your own tent/camp or rent it from people on the island to camp on the beach. Because this place is still wild, the air is very open, the sky is high, the view is far away, so you are free to have fun, make a campfire and watch the stars at night. It will be a memorable one.

What to eat and where to eat delicious when traveling to Cu Lao Cham?

The famous delicacies on the island

One of the things that will make you remember the most when visiting this island is the unique cuisine. Although not painted with a high-class taste, it always leaves an indelible impression in the hearts of visitors.

  • Her breast snail

The name sounds funny, doesn’t it? This type of snail can only be caught on the day of the full moon, it has a conical shape, like the rolling mounds of pubescent girls, the body is yellow and green but when touched, it will turn pink. Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can eat her breast snail with many different ways of processing such as stir-fried or steamed with salt and pepper or mixed. The meat is tender and very sweet.

  • Stone crab

Rock crab is a very rare seafood on the island that many tourists have to admire. This species often lives in caves in the mountains, eats plants and drinks early morning dew, so the meat is very sweet, soft, fatty and not difficult to taste fishy. The way to prepare it is very simple, usually just wash it and then boil, steam or stir-fry tamarind.

  • Neem (sea urchin)

Grilled sea urchin is a dish that tourists love when traveling to Cu Lao Cham. Nhum, also known as sea urchin, is likened to the ginseng of the sea because it is not only delicious but also very nutritious. People usually process it by cleaning, put 2, 3 in the same shell, mix with eggs and then water on coal. When it starts to cook, add the onion fat and you can enjoy it.

  • Jungle vegetable

It is considered a very rustic specialty of the island of Cu Lao Cham. Although simple, it is never absent from the meals of the people here. If you go on a tour or are self-sufficient, there are dishes on the menu from coriander, lucidum, fern, bitter vegetables, etc. Depending on the type, people bring boiled fish sauce or mix. It’s so simple, but it brings a unique flavor that everyone loves.

Suggestions for places to eat in Cu Lao Cham

Where to eat is a matter of concern for many tourists. Rest assured, although not as good as other tourist destinations, there are still a few options for you.

+ Organize your own cooking: You can absolutely go to the market to buy seafood and ingredients for cooking or BBQ on the beach. This method is both fun and economical, but of course it will be quite difficult if you have no cooking experience.

+ Eat at homestay: As mentioned, most homestays here have food service support, if you want you can contact the host to order cooking for about 50 – 80k / person / meal or buy it yourself. materials for them to process, then send wages.

+ Eat at restaurants: On the island, there are a few restaurants with quite spacious space that often serve tourists with a wide variety of menus. If you go on a tour, you will be arranged to have lunch here. If you are self-sufficient, you can order a meal for 150k/person or order food. Some restaurants for your reference:

  • Dan Tri Restaurant: Tan Hiep, Cu Lao Cham
  • Truong Kep Restaurant: Bai Ong, Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An
  • Tran Khue restaurant: Bai Lang, Cu Lao Cham

What to buy as a gift when traveling to Cu Lao Cham?

One-day squid in Cu Lao Cham

Almost every sea has this specialty, but the one-day squid in Cu Lao Cham is very famous. The squids that have just been fished from the sea are fresh, cleaned and then dried only once in the crispy sun from 38-40 degrees, so they both retain their softness and sweetness. This is the most meaningful and practical gift chosen by many tourists to travel to Cu Lao Cham .

Cu Lao Cham thorn-leaf cake

This is a unique cake, typical of Cu Lao Cham island. Previously, it was only used in parties or Tet holidays, but now it is sold every day to serve tourists. The way to make this cake is extremely simple, including black sugar, green beans, ai leaves, glutinous rice flour, then wrapped in banana leaves, steamed in water. Although the appearance does not look good, but the toughness and sweet flavor are guaranteed to be liked by everyone. Selling price is only about 20k / 10 pieces.

Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you definitely have to buy some cakes with hemp leaves to bring back.
Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you definitely have to buy some cakes with hemp leaves to bring back.

Water of leaves of Cu Lao Cham forest

Forest leaves are one of the folk remedies passed down from generation to generation. With their knowledge, people have picked fresh leaves to dry. There will be about 18-30 types, each of which is a tonic, good for health that every time you taste it you will never forget. They are sold a lot along the way to Gieng Co or Tan Hiep market for about 10k/pack.

Dried seafood of all kinds in Cu Lao Cham

With the advantage of abundant seafood, if you are not convenient to buy fresh seafood, you can buy different types of dried seafood as gifts such as: dried shrimp, dried fish, dried anchovies, dried squid … all are caught by people to clean and then dry in the sun, without shipping costs, so the price is quite cheap.

Souvenirs at Cu Lao Cham

What to buy in Cu Lao Cham as a gift? Souvenir products are also ideal suggestions. In addition to the tree hammocks made of solidly hand-woven Ngo Dong trees, you can also buy items made from shells and shells with local characteristics such as boats, bracelets, necklaces, and key chains. lock, wind chime…

Cu Lao Cham travel experience should you be able to go on your own?

Although it is an island located separately from the mainland, you can completely go on your own. This form is suitable for those who want to be free and comfortable in their own time to explore Cu Lao Cham in their own way. However, if you decide to go on your own, you have to plan, take care of transportation to Cua Dai port, buy canoe tickets and pre-book services such as snorkeling, eating, etc.

It should also be noted that you should only go self-sufficient if you intend to stay overnight here or after going to Cu Lao Cham, you will return to Hoi An to stay. If not, it is better to consider the tour option. When booking a tour to Cu Lao Cham  , visitors will be taken care of the package from transportation, means of transportation to the island, eating, diving and watching coral, including a guide.

For convenience and savings, visitors should experience in the form of a tour.
For convenience and savings, visitors should experience in the form of a tour.

So, if you really are not very familiar with this place or do not have much time to plan and arrange everything, this is the right option. Moreover, going on a tour will save a lot more.

Other notes when traveling to Cu Lao Cham island

  1. First: Outside the island, although the air is fresh and cool, it is quite sunny, so remember to prepare enough sun protection equipment if you do not want your skin to be dark after the trip.
  2. Second: For those of you who go on your own, you need to pay attention to the weather before going because if you go to the island and encounter rough seas, it will be difficult to return to the mainland. If you go on a tour if the weather is bad, the staff will call you to postpone.
  3. Third: If you want to save money, visitors can bring food to the island, but according to Cu Lao Cham travel experience , it is not recommended because the food on the island is not only fresh but also very cheap. afraid to experience.
  4. Fourth: For tourists with a history of diseases such as bones and joints, blood pressure, heart disease or pregnant women over 5 months should consider traveling to Cham Island. Because in addition to having to take a high-speed canoe, there are some activities that are not suitable.

Important note: Cu Lao Cham is an island cluster that says NO to plastic bags. Therefore, tourists should pay attention not to bring plastic bags to the island, if detected, they may be fined. Instead, you can buy biodegradable bags at the harbor to use.

Thus, this article has shared all the self-sufficient Cu Lao Cham travel experiences in the most detail. believes that this will be a useful guide for your upcoming trip. Wishing you and your family a happy and meaningful holiday!

Hoi An ancient town is a place that is no longer strange to domestic and foreign tourists. Coming here, in addition to walking along the city, watching the colorful lanterns, there are many other interesting things that you must definitely explore.

Interesting experiences in Hoi An you should try

Release the lanterns

If daytime is a great time for you to walk along the streets admiring the hundreds of years old houses, night is the time for visitors to immerse themselves in the lives of the people here. And dropping lanterns on Hoai River is one of the most impressive activities. Besides observing, you can mingle to decorate the light party on the river. Buy a beautiful little lamp and float it yourself along the water, then look at them and silently wish for good luck to come to you and your family. Surely you will want to stop the time to “sleep” in this peaceful, idyllic moment forever.

Enjoy Cao Lau

If Saigon has meatloaf, Hanoi has bun cha, Hoi An is famous for Cao Lau. This is a must-try dish when traveling to the old town. A bowl of high quality with full flavor of sour, spicy, salty and sweet essence of raw vegetables, fish sauce, meat, soy sauce mixed with crispy taste, the suddenness of noodles and fat has made many visitors drunk. wreck.


Floating on Hoai River at night

In the evening, go on a cruise with your family or friends on Hoai River to feel the idyllic, quiet night in the old town. The calm water surface will take you to the nooks and crannies of Hoi An that you have not yet set foot in in the morning. Looking up from under the boat, you will surely have a completely different feeling, the beautiful scenery is no different from the cities in Europe in foreign tours.

Eat the “best in the world” bread

In addition to Cao Lau, Hoi An is also famous for its famous sandwich. Once voted by many overseas magazines as one of the best breads in the world, the bread in Hoi An is truly impeccable. Like many other types of bread in Vietnam, Hoi An bread is made according to a very unique recipe, unmistakable. The fatty taste of pate, the flesh of pork, the crispiness of cucumber slices, the aroma of raw vegetables, the sweet and salty taste of the sauce, all blend together to create a wonderful loaf of bread.


Try toad coffee in Hoi An

One of the features that attracts visitors is sipping a cup of coffee by the roadside. Any time of the day is suitable for enjoying coffee in Hoi An. Visitors just need to stop at a roadside toad shop, order a cup of iced or hot milk coffee and then slowly enjoy it. While sipping a delicious cup of coffee, watching the flow of people pass by, once in a while, looking at the houses that have been tinged with time, visitors will feel strangely peaceful.


Backpacking” Cu Lao Cham

About 15 km from the old town to the east, Cu Lao Cham is one of the places that should not be missed when traveling to Hoi An . With wild features and inherent beauty, Cu Lao Cham has made many tourists flutter. The interesting things when coming here you must definitely experience are snorkeling, watching the coral, making campfires, sleeping in homestays and especially enjoying delicious seafood.