Discover 4 traditional Hoi An villages that you won’t want to miss

As experiential tourism becomes more and more popular, Hoi An is still an attractive destination with long-standing traditional craft villages. Join Lemon Basil to visit the 4 most popular traditional craft villages when checking in in Hoi An!

Referring to check-in in Hoi An, tourists often mention the old town with small shops, restaurants, houses with yin-and-yang tile roofs, and characteristic yellow walls. But besides that, the beauty and time of Hoi Street are also marked in the traditional craft villages, which have been born and developed with this land over the past few hundred years.

1. Tra Que Vegetable Village

Among craft villages, Tra Que vegetable village is the earliest known check-in point in Hoi An, especially for foreign guests. Tra Que vegetable village is about 2km from Hoi An center – close enough for a day trip, far enough to temporarily forget the bustling town.

Located between the De Vong River and the Tra Que seaweed lagoon, the land in the vegetable village is very fertile. The seaweed is picked up by people to make fertilizer, so the vegetables here are also more special and more delicious than in other places, creating the famous Tra Que vegetable brand near and far.

In Tra Que, there are about 40 kinds of vegetables, most of which are herbs such as basil, perilla, laksa leaves, coriander… The vegetables here have small leaves, so they are also called Tra Que vegetables. With their unique taste, Tra Que vegetables have contributed to the flavor of Hoi An dishes such as Cao Lau, mixed mussels…

Tra Que Vegetable Village

Coming to Tra Que, you can sign up for vegetable growing tours with local people. When participating, you will experience the steps of growing and caring for vegetables like a real farmer. Then there will certainly be no shortage of food so you can directly enjoy the delicious fresh vegetables right in the garden. Do not forget to take a photo to check in Hoi An of the peaceful village with the cool green background of Tra Que vegetable village.

  • Address: Tra Que Village, Cam Ha Commune, City. Hoi An
  • How to get there: There are 2 ways to move to Tra Que vegetable village depending on your starting point:
  • From Da Nang: You take Son Tra – Dien Ngoc road towards Hoi An, go about 20km to the fork, turn into Hoi An ancient town, go about 500m more and you will see the welcome gate to the village.
  • From Hoi An: You follow Hai Ba Trung Street to Da Nang, and continue straight on the asphalt road on both sides is rice fields about 3km, you will see Tra Que vegetable village on the right.
  • Note: Hoi An has hot weather, so you should remember to bring sunscreen, sunscreen, or long-sleeved clothes and a hat to experience Tra Que vegetable village more fully.


2. Thanh Ha Pottery Village

About 3km from the center of Hoi An, Thanh Ha pottery village is located on the banks of the peaceful Thu Bon River. This is the check-in point in Hoi An that you should visit if you are looking for the rustic charm of the countryside, or admire the talent of the ceramic village artisans.

Thanh Ha pottery village is a large pottery village and has existed since the end of the 15th century – the beginning of the 16th century. The inhabitants here are originally from Thanh Hoa, Nam Dinh, and Hai Duong regions who migrated in 1516, continuing the tradition of making pottery. pottery and tiles of his father.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha pottery is made from brown clay, which is dense, flexible, and has high adhesion. That is why, when walking along Hoi An ancient town, you will see that the main colors of the architecture are brown, yellow, crimson… It is the color of the earth, the color of wood, and also the color of the roof tiles made from ceramic.

Coming to Thanh Ha pottery village, you will be able to observe the process of creating a ceramic product, or you can also create beautiful small pottery by yourself under the guidance of artisans.

In particular, do not forget to visit Thanh Ha Terracotta Park to be able to take photos of thousands of likes and learn about the history of pottery at the museum space here. And of course, souvenirs made from ceramic such as cups, cups, to him, mini models recreating Hoi An specialties with modern soul are always chosen by tourists to buy as gifts.

  • Address: Pham Phan, block 5, Thanh Ha ward, City. Hoi An
  • How to get there: From Hoi An ancient town, go to Vinh Dien along Duy Tan street, you will see a road sign to the pottery village.
  • Opening hours: 8:30 am – 05:30 pm
  • Ticket price: 20,000-35,000 VND/pax, including activities to see artisans sharpening ceramic shapes, discover the relics of the pottery ancestor of Nam Dieu Temple, Dinh Xuan My relic, sharpen pottery and blow molding.
  • Note: If you go from 8 guests or more, you can contact the free guide at the box office

3. Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Located on the other side of the Hoai River, opposite the ancient town of Hoi An is Kim Bong carpentry village – a place with a peaceful atmosphere that is different from the hustle and bustle in the center. From the old town, you just need to cross the Cam Kim bridge and follow the signboard for about 3km to reach the carpentry village. Due to its close location and convenient transportation, this is also a popular check-in point in Hoi An.

Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Carpentry in Kim Bong dates back to the 15th century, following people in Thanh – Nghe – Tinh areas to reclaim the land of Cam Kim, Hoi An. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Kim Bong village carpenter entered a period of strong development thanks to the prosperity of Hoi An port. The process of urbanization in Hoi An led to the development of Kim Bong carpentry village, thereby bringing architectural works, temples, and wooden boats according to the needs of merchants at that time. Currently, according to the trend of tourism development, the artisans also do more woodwork, as well as participate in the restoration of architecture and historical sites in the old town.

Coming to Kim Bong carpentry village, you will observe the stages of creating a carpentry item, to have a more realistic and vivid view of this industry. This 500-year-old carpentry village still has the peaceful and rustic features of the village, is a beautiful place to check in Hoi An full of history and local culture that should not be missed.

  • Address: Nong Thon Road, Trung Ha Village, Cam Kim Commune, City. Hoi An
  • Visiting hours: 07:00 am – 05:00 pm
  • Directions: From Hoi An ancient town, there are 2 ways to get to Kim Bong carpentry village:
  • By boat: From the old town wharf go to the south, the section of Bach Dang street along the river, and then take the boat route Hoi An – Cam Kim. When the boat has reached the wharf, you walk a short distance
  • By motorbike or bicycle: From the direction of the old town, cross the Cam Kim bridge about 600m long, then follow the directions for another 3km to reach the destination.

4. Lantern-making village

Referring to Hoi An at night, people will immediately think of the image of the old town shimmering with colorful lanterns, creating a memorable poetic scene. In order to contribute to promoting and creating a brand for Hoi An ancient town, many lantern factories have workshops located right in the old town area, very easy for tourists to visit and shop.

Lantern-making village

The lantern in Hoi An is the crystallization of Vietnamese – Chinese – Japanese culture in a busy trading port more than 400 years ago. Many people believe that the lanterns present in Hoi An are brought by the Trieu Chau, Fujian, and Cantonese people when they came here to live. They bring lanterns hanging in front of the house to satisfy their nostalgia for their homeland, then gradually spread to create a typical custom. Now, visitors can easily see colorful and textured bamboo framed lanterns hanging in front of shops, restaurants, or even historical sites.

Some famous lantern factories, belonging to popular Hoi An check-in points such as Ha Linh or Huynh Van Ba, have facilities located right in the old town area. You can come here to register for a lantern-making experience or buy some lanterns as souvenirs.


  • Ha Linh Lantern Factory: 72 Tran Nhan Tong, Cam Chau Ward, City. Hoi An
  • Huynh Van Ba Lantern Factory: 15A Phan Dinh Phung, Cam Son Ward, City. Hoi An
  • Ticket price: 100,000 VND / person including 1 participation in making lanterns, visitors can bring their finished lanterns as a souvenir.

As an ancient trading port, once the busiest in Southeast Asia, Hoi An still brings nostalgic beauty, reflected in its architecture, cuisine as well as in traditional craft villages. Therefore, checking in in Hoi An without the traditional craft villages like MoMo just suggested, the experience in the old town is also difficult to complete.