New night market opens in Hoi An Ancient City

The ancient city of Hoi An has allocated some sections of four streets - Tran Quy Cap, Bach Dang, Tieu La and Hoang Van Thu - near Hoi An market as a space for the third night market to serve tourists looking for shopping opportunities in the city.   

 Hoi An Lanterns

Lanterns displayed at a night market in Hoi An

Vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son said the night market with 56 pavilions will open daily from 6pm to 11pm.

He said the newly-launched night market will offer more shopping options for tourists at night, easing the crowding of tourists in the old quarters of the west side.

The city has previously launched two night markets - souvenir pavilions in Nguyen Hoang Street and cuisine corner along Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa street on the Hoai River bank.

Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, also allocated new pedestrian areas on streets of Tran Phu, Nguyen Hue (in front of Hoi An market), Phan Chau Trinh, Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa and the Hoai River Square last year.

The vice chairman of the city said the pedestrian area in the old quarter is currently overloaded with tourists, which creates a burden on traffic, trading, shopping and tourism service, while streets in the city’s western region, near Hoi An market and outside of the old quarter, are still quiet.

Hoi An began its pedestrian project in 2002 to help create more space for tourists and ease busy traffic in the old quarters.

As scheduled, the expanded walking streets open from 9am to 11am in the morning and from 3pm till 9.30pm in the rainy season or 10pm in summer. Motorbikes or engine vehicles are allowed access for four hours per day and at night time only.

In 2015, Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site, designated Nguyen Phuc Chu Street a walking street where only pedestrians and non-engine vehicles are allowed.

The ancient city has made efforts to build a green and clean city based on sustainable development.

Hoi An was the first city in Viet Nam to host a Car Free Day and the first location in the central province to launch the 3-Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) programme while promoting the use of reusable bags and the operation of a solar-powered lighting in the city’s square.

According to the city, it plans to promote bicycle use among public agencies, as well as boost bicycle use among local residents, with a goal of 100,000 local bicycles in use.

Most foreign tourists use bicycles while touring the city, beaches and villages during their visits to Hoi An.

Hoi An was chosen for the 2013 Townscape Award by the UN-Habitat Regional Office in Asia. It was also listed among the top 10 Asian cities in US magazine Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards in 2012.

Located in the central province of Quang Nam province, the ancient town has many temples, pagodas and old houses. Hoi An was a leading trading port in Southeast Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries.

 Hoi An Tourism

Souvinirs are on sale at Nguyen Hoang night market on the Hoai River bank of Hoi An city

 Hoi An Tours

Tourists walk peacefully in an old street in Hoi An city.

More pedestrian streets were opened for tourists exploring the city at night.

Travel News

Know better. Book better. Go better.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 86 traveler reviews
Most Recent Traveler Reviews
  • Jun 15, 2017: “Great day out with motorbike tour”
  • Jun 8, 2017: “Great Cyclo Food Tour!”
  • Jun 1, 2017: “Exciting cycling tour around Hue”
  • May 31, 2017: “A real experience of Vietnam!”
  • May 20, 2017: “Hue private city tour”
© 2017 TripAdvisor LLC
Why us

Excellent Value

We are International Tour Operator licensed by Vietnam Tourism Department to organize Tours and Holidays for international travelers in Vietnam. With many years leading and guiding tours through out Vietnam. We have been working with the best local vendors along the way to make sure that all of our customers get the best experiences at the best price without compromising of service quality. We do not offer the cheapest tours, but we offer the best value holidays.

Passionate Local Team

All of our staffs were born and grew up from local regions and have been enriched, accumulated vast of knowledge and experience in travel industry, moreover knowing what and how travellers want to experience. With much excitement, passion and experience, we are offering you different style of travel that surely enhance your travel experience when you come to visit our country.

Unique Itinerary

Adventure Journey aims to take you off the beaten tracks to see the real deal of the country by bicycles, motorcycles or smaller four wheel vehicles according to your choices. We will create you more chance to blend in the local life, participating many ordinary daily life and handicraft activities. All of simple activities, meeting and sharing stories with local people create great fond memories to bring home as the remainder of your travel experience.