Hoi An Lantern Festival, Hoi An Full Moon Festival

Referring to Hoi An, we cannot help but mention the shimmering old town nights in the brilliant lantern festival, especially on the night of full moon day. This has become a feature that takes place monthly by the city and makes many tourists stay when having the opportunity to travel to Hoi An.

Hoi An Lantern Festival, Viet Nam
Hoi An Full Moon Festival

Hoi An lantern festival is held in Hoi An ancient town on the 14th day of the lunar month and becomes more and more beautiful and sparkling on the night of Trung Thu full moon. On the day of the festival, Hoi street people will turn off all electric lights and hang colorful colorful lanterns that illuminate the entire old town. In the night of lantern festival welcoming Trung Thu, Hoi An ancient town seems to become more bright and sparkling than usual in the colors of red, soft yellow, … emanating from lanterns from all small streets.

Hoi An Lantern Festival
Hoi An Lantern Festival

Below are Lantern Festival Hoi An dates in 2019, 2020 ( in Solar Calendar)

In 2019: January 19th, February 18th, March 20th, April 18th, May 18th, June 16th, July 16th, August 14th, September 12th, October 10th, November 10th and December 9th.

In 2020: January 8th, February 7th, March 7th, April 6th, May 6th, June 5th, July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st, September 30th, October 30th, November 28th and December 27th.

lantern festival hoi an - Hoi An Private Car
lantern festival hoi an – Hoi An Private Car

The festival starts from around 6pm until 10pm and takes place in the most crowded and bustling are between the Japanese Covered bridge and An Hoi bridge with many interesting and exciting activities attracting people as both domestic and foreign tourists.

Another interesting activity that took place during the festival was the flower lantern drop in Hoai River, which was lucky, peaceful and happy. Lantern paper lights are usually sold along the river for only 5,000VND – 10,000 VND/ piece.

Coming to Hoi An to join the lantern festival, you will have many more memorable experiences in the space of old town filled with brilliant lanterns shimmering. What are you waiting for without coming to Hoi An and enjoy Hoi An full moon festival!

If you are not staying in Hoian, how to visit Hoian?

There are many way to go to Hoian by private car. Travel with Danang Private Car Transfer, your trip will be easier and more comfortable!

 

Hoi An Lantern Festival, Hoi An Full Moon Festival
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Bicycle: The best way to escape the old town is by bicycle, pay around 20,000vnd per day for an old jalopy or 50,000vnd for a pimped ride.

Bicycle Hoi An
Bicycle Hoi An

Boat: yes, it’s as cheesy, but a punt along picturesque ancient architecturec. Pick up a traditional sampan boat from the rivers edge and sail under the stars at dusk.

Boat Hoi An

Cyclo: Local characters and knowledgeable insiders. Hoi An’s army of blue-shirted cyclo drivers offer vistitor (and residents) a unique glimpse of the city street and surrounding countryside. Expect to pay between 200,000 – 250,000vnd for an hour depending on the distance voered.

Cyclo Hoi An
Cyclo Hoi An

Motorbike taxi: once fun, twice shy. If you like having helmet hair, a fitthy face and an empty wallet go right ahead.

Taxi: Avoid scams by hailing metered taxi from reliable companies Mai Linh or Faifo. Have your hotel’s business card on you at all times or prepare to gesture frantically as most cabbies don’t speak English.

For longer trips: Hire a car and driver – easy for communication with broken English speaking driver. But support 24 hours on phone with English speaking staff. Easy to do, you will know price before confirm booking.

Crossing the road: Step out like Moses and behold the motorbike sea will part before thee. Dally not at the kerb, less thou grow old and befuddled.

From Cost Viet Nam.

Getting around Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hoi An is a stunning fishing village located on the Central Coast area of Vietnam in the Quảng Nam Province. The main draw for visitors is the beautifully preserved UNESCO Ancient Town area running alongside the serene Thu Bon River.

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hoi-an-old-town

The narrow streets and abundance of beautiful hanging lanterns will make you feel like you’re visiting the Vietnam of centuries past. With a recent annual increase in visitors, lots of exciting new restaurants, shops and resorts have sprung up meaning there’s plenty to explore for everyone in Hoi An.

When planning to travel in Vietnam, make sure Hoi An features on your itinerary.

How to Get to Hoi An
Just 25 km (15 miles) to the north is the rapidly developing city of Danang. This provides easy connections to bus, out of it have a private service, please you now at the airport at the price: Danang Airport To Hoi An with price 15 Usd/Car.

A much needed extension to Danang International Airport is set to open in 2017 which will open up the area to even more flights from the surrounding countries.

From Danang Train Station you can travel north to Hanoi or south to Ho Chi Minh City on the country’s main coastal rail line. Sleeper trains are a comfortable yet cost effective way to get around Vietnam.

A Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hoi An is not only an outstanding old town but also many new places to visit, Cam Nam Island is one of the places can not miss when coming to Hoi An. Cam Nam is a small island located near the ancient town of Hoi An, surrounded by rivers from rivers in the lower Thu Bon. Is a beautiful island, surrounded by green space of bamboo, row of palm trees, coconut trees, ….

This attraction is just 200m from Hoi An town. It is the main traffic link between Cam Nam and Ho Chi Minh City, facilitating economic and cultural exchanges … Especially here. There are many Hoi An hotels for visitors to relax and there are many eateries selling specialties of Hoi An: Quang Noodle, Cao Lau, Corn, Wheat, … .

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The village was called Cam Pho village. Visitors can visit the village of Cam Nam to explore the cultural characteristics of the local people, the bamboo houses clay wall. This is a place where people settle down, they grow rice, vegetables and fisheries such as mussels, fish, brackish shrimp, cassava, potato, corn mudflats … to cover daily life.

Going to Cam Nam Island, visitors will experience a trip to the peaceful village with the roofs of picturesque flowers, pho hoa phat. In addition, visitors can visit the new cornburgers of the people, and also eat delicious tea, sweet corn, sweet corn milk flavor, a special food of the ancient town of Hoi An , you can buy as gifts for family, friends to enjoy.

Besides, Cam Nam village is known for its specialties which can not be tasted like mussels, fried mussel with rice paper rolls, rice dumplings with dipping sauce, Cam Nam corn …
Traveling to Hoi An, you can not ignore the unique cuisine, famous as cakes rolls in the paintings along the Hoai River, or to one of the most delicious fried noodles on the river to enjoy food. It is elaborately processed, and has a very sweet taste of the mussels produced by the people themselves.
Next, you can rent bicycles to walk around here, visit all wild and wild scenery to a peaceful countryside, beautiful only in Hoi An. If you have a chance to visit Hoi An, then you should try to visit Cam Nam Island to explore the peaceful land, traditional culture and cuisine of the people here.

Enjoy the scenery of Cam Nam Island in Hoi An ancient town
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Lying on the gentle Thu Bon river, to the ancient town of Hoi An, travelers can walk freely on the road with the two houses are ancient roof moss maple or float on floating water .

Hoi An ancient town in Quang Nam province, about 30km from Da Nang city, is one of the attractive destinations for any visitor. Whether for domestic or international guests, a visit to Hoi An is also fascinated by the oriental culture with ancient houses, bridge pagodas, lanterns, incense.

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The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April every year, as the sea is calm, blue and cooler than the rest of the year. Especially, if you come here on the fifteenth day of the month, you will be attending the ancient city hall of shimmering colors.
Visit Hoi An, you will enjoy the exciting experience from the early morning, when things are reaching to wake up. That is when the weather is cool, when little sunshine nurses up the old town, going through the streets, you will see a glimpse of where the white ao dai walk walking, the women team Hats and leaves with peddlers or cyclos pass quietly.
River life of the old town gentle, gentle as the beauty here. In the midst of the misty misty mist, when the sun is still “lazy” not wake up, the dug-out boats to rise toward the sea Cua Dai.

If you are not staying in Hoi An, how to visit Hoi An?

There are many way to go to Hue by private car. Travel with Danang Private Car Transfer, your trip will be easier and more comfortable!

Discover Hoi An
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There is something for everyone in Hoi An. You can walk through ancient ruins or you can dance the night away. You can learn how to make the perfect bowl of phở or you can body surf in the waves at a local beach. If getting a suit custom-made is not your thing, then head to the market for a one of a kind noddle dish. Whatever your feeling, Hoi An has got it.

1: Relax at An Bang beach

Relax at An Bang beach - Danang Private Car
Relax at An Bang beach

Rent a scooter and head north on Hai Bà Trưng street for about 5 km until you reach An Bang beach. Park your bike at any one of the restaurants where you’re required to buy a drink for the owner to “watch” your bike. But it’s a good idea to get a water, because the beach is hot. You can lounge there all day either with a in the sand or in a lounge chair that you can rent. There are plenty of restaurants around so you won’t go hungry.

2: Get something tailor-made

Tailor Custom made Suit - Danang Private Car

One reason people come to Hoi An is because it’s one of the cheapest places in the world to get custom-made suits and dresses. We went with a popular (but cheaper) tailor to get a suit made for Ben. While he was happy with the final product we wouldn’t recommend this shop because the service was not great. Make sure to do your research before you shop and only go to top rated places. We stopped in Kimmy Tailors in Hoi An and from what we experienced (and heard from others) we would recommend them if you’re looking for a place to have a suit made. I also decided (last minute) to have a dress made, because why not?! Since I just wanted something fun and inexpensive, I stopped in a shop where the girl seemed friendly and the fabrics were pretty. I was happy with the dressed I had made. Tip: If you are getting something custom-made, be PICKY. They will tell you what is possible when it comes to alterations, but sometimes the shops want to make your clothing as quickly as possible. Be sure you are happy, especially if you are having something important (like a suit) made. 

3. Have lunch at the local market

My Quang Nodle

Hoi An is famous for cao lầu (noodle dish) because Hoi An is the only place you can order it. The fresh noodles are made using water from a special well in the city that gives them the unique taste. The dish is delicious and the best place to try it is at the local market. Sit down at any of the stalls and order a bowl for yourself, just make sure you know the price before you order.

4. Explore the historic downtown at night

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This town really comes alive at night. The streets fill up with food stalls, plastic chairs and hungry travelers. Sit by the Thu Bồn River and watch as people stroll by. Be stunned by the beauty of the four-century old Japanese covered bridge. Interact with other travelers and locals, and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this historic city.

5. Head across the river to the cheap bars and nightclubs

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There are a plethora of small bars just over the bridge and you’ll be surprised by their names. Pop in a grab a drink at Tiger Tiger Bar or Mr. Bean Bar or even perfectly named Backpackers Bar. They all seem to have the same happy hour deals so it just depends on what’s your fancy.

6. My Son Ruins

hue to myson hoian by private car

Rent a motorbike and get out of town. A trip to My Son ruins is a good way to spend part of a day if you have the time (we wouldn’t recommend going out of your way for it though). If you’ve been to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia you’ll be disappointed, but since we hadn’t yet it was interesting to see and stop in a nearby village for lunch.

If you are not staying in Hoi An, how to visit Hoi An?

Danang Airport To Hoi An, Hoi An To My Son, Hoi An To Hue , Private Car from nha trang to mui ne , Private Car Nha Trang To Da Lat, Nha Trang Transfer Service

Fun Things To Do In Hoi An
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