With the fact that, cruise only docks at Chan may port for 8 hours, from 08:00 to 17:30, the need to travel to Hoi An in style and comfort is urgent for many visitors.
How to plan your trip smoothly and conveniently while grabbing the best of Hoi an ancient city? Will booking your Chan May Shore Excursion via a local company be cheaper than cruise tour option?
This post will help you to plan your travel from Chan May port to Hoi An, including what to see, eat and shop during your 8-hour shore excursion.
The Distance from Chan May port to Hoi An
Located in the downstream of Thu Bon River, Hoi An (or also called Pho Co Hoi An) is a famous tourist city in Vietnam. Each year, this city draws thousands of travelers coming and enjoying the beauty of it.
From Chan May port which is located in Lang Co, Thua Thien – Hue Province, tourists are about 73 kilometers far from Hoi An when traveling by land.
Along the way, visitors will also have a chance to pass by a lot of beautiful sceneries and visit many famous destinations.
What to see in Hoi An and between Hoi An – Chan May?
Before reaching Hoi An town, many visitors will have a chance to sightsee Danang city. A rapidly growing beach town with modern vibe, Danang offers these hidden spots that you can visit en route Hoi An.
Hai Van Pass
A signature landscape lies between Hue and Danang city, Hai Van offers an amazing view over the East Sea and the bay of Lang Co. Here, you will also see some old American bunkers left behind which creates such a contrast of heritage and modernity on top of this mountain.
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Danang Fishing Village
Continue cruising down Danang modern city, if noticing carefully, you will have chance to visit a local fishing market where people do the traditional fishing with the round basket boats.
This is a special spot in Danang if you want to experience something off the beaten track.
Once entering Danang city center, you will notice the stunning yellow Dragon bridge. Surprisingly, Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is the longest bridge in Vietnam, offering a dazzling display of lights, fire, and water that no first-time visitor to Da Nang should miss out on.
During your Chan May shore excursion to Hoi An, you will have a chance to stop for a photo opportunity at the symbol of power and longevity of Danang city.
Many visitors who do Chan May Shore Excursion to Hoi An usually would like to request a short visit at Marble Mountain, a group of five clusters with mysterious cave systems named after the five universe elements.
The most notable cave to visit is Huyen Khong Son Thuong which lies on the Water Mountain. With such short time you have during your Chan May Shore Excursion to Hoi An, you can spend 45 minutes to an hour in Marble Mountain.
Upon arriving at Hoi An ancient town, you will embark on a walking tour through the old town. Dated back in 16th century as an old Champa trade port, Hoi An was hot pot for Portugese, Chinese, Japanese merchants. Now, it’s a highlight for your Vietnam experience for its colorful shopping street and souvenirs.
Do not miss these heritages on your shore excursion to Hoi An!
Known as the gem of Hoi An, Cau Pagoda is situated right in the heart of this beautiful city. Built in the 16th century, this pagoda has a unique roof structure. With decorating patterns which combine the Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Western-style harmoniously, this destination has created a strong impression towards anyone who visits it.
In the middle of the pagoda is a small shrine where locals worship Huyen Thien The Great.
- Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.
- Entrance Fee: 24.000 VND/person.
Kim Bong Carpentry Village (or also called Kim Bong Chau Village)
It is one of the most famous traditional villages in Quang Nam province. From the 16th century, this destination has been famous for wood products, appliances, ship-building, and so on. It could be said that Kim Bong Carpentry Village inherits the essence of Chams ship-building techniques, the appliances-making skills of Chinese and Japanese.
Thanks to that, their products are always high-quality and sophisticated. When visiting Pho Co Hoi An, visitors can quickly find a lot of Kim Dong’s artisans’ imprints.
To get here, you can enjoy a boat trip down the Thu Bon river and get back to town once visiting the village.
- Address: Cam Kim Ward, Hoi An.
- Entrance Fee: Free
Tan Ky Old House
Built with traditional materials by skillful carpenters 200 years ago, Tan Ky Old House has the ancient authentic Hoi An structure. The furniture inside it is divided into several compartments; each of them has a distinct function. The front of the house is where people used to trade, the back of Tan Ky Old House is where the goods were imported and exported.
On February 1990, this destination was officially recognized as a National Historic-Cultural Vestige.
- Address: No 101, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.
- Entrance Fee: 24.000 VND/person
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
Coming here, visitors will have a chance to witness the artistic hands and deftness of the artisans, who create dexterous handicrafts. Not only do travelers get to see the whole process, but they can also participate in some stages, too.
Moreover, this workshop has nearly all of the traditional handicraft professions in Hoi An and Quang Nam such as making cloth, making mats, making pottery, lacquering, and many more.
- Address: No 9, Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.
- Entrance Fee: 24.000 VND/person.
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What to eat in Hoi An
After placing your feet on Hoi An, you’ll have about 3 hours to explore this gorgeous city before moving to another destination. Therefore, these are the best Hoi An local food we recommend.
Banh Mi Hoi An
Known as the most famous street food of Hoi An, you couldn’t miss this delicacy. Under the warm morning light, it would be the best to enjoy a Banh Mi while observing the peaceful and antique vibe of misty ancient houses in Hoi An.
Below are the most famous destinations when it comes to the topic of Banh Mi Hoi An:
- The Banh Mi Queen or Madam Khanh (No 115, Tran Cao Van Street, Hội An): Coming here, visitors can have the best Banh Mi in Hoi An in the world with more than 10 types of tasty fillings such as roast porks, barbecues, eggs, vegetable pickles, pate, cheese, and so on. Madam Khanh carefully cooks all the fillings with her unique recipes. The overall price varies from 15,000 VND to 20,000 VND.
- The Banh Mi Phuong (No 2B, Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An): The menu here is also diverse with many types of delicious fillings such as jambon, Chinese sausages, Western sausages, cheese, and so forth. Banh Mi Phuong also offers many sauces and mayonnaise, which are handmade with special recipes. The price for a Banh Mi here is about 30.000 VND.
Hoi An Chicken Rice
Not only is Hoi An famous for Banh Mi, but this destination also leaves travelers with a strong impression on another delicacy – Hoi An Chicken Rice. Visitors will fall in love with the savory hand-shredded chicken, the sticky and delicious rice, and the acetous vegetable pickles which balance the whole dish. There is also a small bowl of soup, too.
Here are some recommendations for you if you want to try this delicious dish:
- Grandma Buoi Rice Chicken (No 22, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An): This is the most popular destinations when mentioning Hoi An Chicken Rice. Usually, a dish costs 30.000 VND to 55.000 VND.
- Huong Rice Chicken (No 56, Sica Lane, Le Loi Street, Hoi An): The price for a dish here is 35.000 VND to 50.000 VND.
- Ty Rice Chicken (No 23, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An): A dish here varies from 25.000 VND to 90.000 VND.
At first glance, a lot of people may mistake Cao Lau for noodles, but it isn’t. Not many people know about this dish, but not because it doesn’t taste good, it’s because Cao Lau is modest. It brings us the crispy feeling of the noodles, the pork rinds that melts in our mouth, the sour taste of vegetable pickles, a little saltiness of the sauce, and the flavors of other food additives. All of them combine into a dish that looks simple yet mouth-watering.
If you’re long to try this delicacy, you can visit some of the addresses below:
- Grandma Be’s Cao Lau: Inside the market, Tran Phu Street, Hoi An. Usually, a dish would cost 20.000 VND to 44.000 VND. A note is that Grandma Be’s Cao Lau only opens from 2h00 p.m
- Trung Bac Restaurant – Cao Lau and Banh Vac: No 87, Tran Phu Street, Hoi An. It would cost 50.000 VND to 110.000 VNĐ for a dish.
- Thanh Cao Lau: No 26, Thai Phien, Hoi An. Typically, a dish varies from 15.000 VND to 33.000 VND.
What to shop in Hoi An
When visiting Hoi An, make sure not to forget to buy these following things. They would be the perfect and unique gifts for your friends and family back home.
Hoi An Lantern
This is surely what you couldn’t miss when visiting Hoi An as it has become the symbol of this lovely city. Coming to Hoi An, definitely, you cannot forget about the roads lamping with colorful paper lanterns or many stalls selling lanterns on the street. No other places in Vietnam can create as sophisticated lanterns as Hoi An. After buying, you can easily fold them and bring them home.
Here are a few places where you can buy beautiful lanterns at a reasonable price:
- Huynh Van Ba Store: No 54, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Hoi An.
- Ha Linh Store: No 72, Tran Nhan Tong Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An
The price range for a lantern here is about 10,000 VND to 140,000 VND.
Hoi An Silk
Ever since Hoi An Silk has become a specialty of Hoi An. Many tourists gaped at the beauty of the soft silk ferrets in Hoi An. Hoi An Silk has various colors, patterns, and sizes; which can fit all of the customer’s taste.
If you want to buy this product, check out a few addresses below:
- Bao Khanh Silk: No 110, Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An.
- A Dong Silk: No 40, Le Loi Street, Hoi An.
- Thu Thuy Silk: No 60, Le Loi Street, Hoi An.
Typically, most shops have fixed price; therefore, you can refer to their price tags before purchasing. You can also just buy the silk and go to the tailor’s shops to sew your desired costumes.
There you go, a perfect shore excursion from Chan May to Hoi An. One of the most important tip we would like to note before ending this article is to booking with a local company. It can help you to have the best local experience while reducing the costs.
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