Hoi An at night is just like a scene in a period movie. It’s a feast of colours shimmering in all directions. The lanterns hanging on many household doors are a sight to behold. The floating candle offerings on the river are mesmerizing. If you are traveling with the love of your life, I would recommend you both to take a romantic boat ride – and make every solo traveler like me jealous. 😀
I was in Danang when COVID-19 was slowly doing its own world tour. The streets were still packed with tourists and businesses were alive. So I woke up really early to roam the streets without a packed crowd.
To appreciate Old Town Hoi An’s ancient colonial houses, you have to see them in the morning. These same houses turn into souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants after 9 in the morning. Also, the morning scene really looks at what bucolic Vietnam you have in mind – simply serene!
The night scene, however, is one you should see and experience, too! These photos will convince you that the evening views are worth experiencing before you go back to your hotel for a rest.
Honestly, I actually like Hoi An in the evening better than daytime. It is still crowded, yeah, but after 8PM, the crowd begins to thin away. Goodbye to the noisy group tours! 😀 😀 😀
I stayed at Hoi An Love.ly Hostel. I like that it’s in the Old Town, but still a walk to the center. The room was spacious and it comes with a bathroom. There are no bunk beds (I’m not sure about the other rooms). The beds are comfortable and the hostel is clean. Breakfast was good, too. The hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops, groceries, and tailors. You can book it via Booking, TripAdvisor, Expedia, and HostelWorld.