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  • Writer's pictureDorothee Perrault

Hội An: More than a historic town!

Some people could think Hội An is well-known because it's near the coastal city of Đà Nẵng. This historic town has been popular for a long time before Đà Nẵng. So, you want to visit Hội An but aren't sure if it's worth visiting as a family? Or are there any activities you can experience with your kids? We hope this blog will provide additional information about this beautiful ancient gem of Vietnam.

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Kids learning to make craft mats

Hội An - the story to know

Hội An is situated 60 km northeast of Tam Kỳ (Quảng Nam) and 30 km south of Đà Nẵng City. The city was an international trade centre by the sea in the east in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port in the Đàng Trong region of Vietnam during the reign of the Nguyễn Dynasty. Traders from China, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Japan, and many other nations frequently visited to exchange and buy goods.

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The Japanese Bridge (Chùa Cầu) in Hội An. Photo taken around 1910 - 1930, by Dominique Foulon.

In contrast, nowadays, Hội An is known as a peaceful and cosy destination for travellers. It is famous mainly for its outstanding yellow houses because of the mix of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese architecture. Most of all, Hội An seems not to be affected by modern construction; therefore, the town can still retain the whole vibe of a historic town.


However, Chôm Chôm Travel will show you a Hội An that is more than an ancient town, yellow houses, or floating lanterns on the river! There are many family-friendly activities for you and your kids to experience and have beautiful memories of this lovely town.


Hội An is more than a historic town for families and kids

To get off the beaten paths and practise sustainable tourism, you can go a little further out of the centre of Hội An to explore a new perspective of this ancient town. You will see endless yellow or green rice fields under the cover of a blue sky, where the authentic experience in Hội An starts.

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A morning on rice paddle in Hội An

With Chôm Chôm Travel, your kids will explore engaging experiences in Hội An. Surrounding the ancient town are rice fields and villages where the locals live and work. Imagine that you wake up early in the morning, have a cup of coffee while viewing endless fields with a thin fog or morning dew… Isn’t it a great start to the day in Hội An?


You may also go cycling around Hội An, meet friendly locals, learn traditional crafts, cook and eat local foods, and participate in a mask painting workshop with Chôm Chôm Travel's lovely partner. This is also part of sustainable tourism, where you can support local businesses and experience the local area. After those meaningful experiences, your family and kids can relax on An Bàng beach. You might not know, but An Bàng is believed to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam!

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Family-friendly activity in Hội An

If you want to remember Hội An, spend an afternoon at sunset sitting on An Bàng beach, tasting tofu pudding, flying a kite, and listening to the waves come in and out till night falls.


To have a wonderful experience in Hội An with your kids and family, contact Chôm Chôm Travel to design the only-for-you journeys!

  • Email: dorothee@chomchomtravel.com

  • Address: 33/2 Quoc Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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