If you’re trying to find a fun and unique destination for an upcoming family holiday, you should definitely consider Hội An, as this Vietnamese city is renowned for its safety, as well as its beaches, markets, rich culture and Ancient City.
Hội An has a population of 120,000, and it’s situated within Quảng Nam Province. Families will find that there’s so much to see and do in this vibrant locale, which includes a remarkable historic district.
When should families visit?
To enjoy an optimal climate as you and the kids explore the city, you should plan to visit between December and April. During this time frame, you’ll avoid the very hot and humid weather of the summer months. While summer is the high season for travel in many tourist destinations, it can get a little muggy in Hội An during June, July and August.
If you do decide to brave the heat in summer, and you’re traveling with an infant, be sure to bring the right gear, including a stroller that folds up easily and includes a sturdy sun shade. Then you’ll be able to protect your little one from the sun’s rays while you walk the city streets. Older kids should wear sunhats and drink plenty of pure water to stay hydrated.
Spend plenty of time in Ancient Town
There are so many amazing things for families to see and do in the city. A stroll through Hội An Ancient Town, where you’ll find the Hội An Museum Of History And Culture, is definitely a must. The Ancient Town is known as a stunningly well-preserved example of a 15th to 19th century Southeast Asian trading post. There are no vehicles in Ancient Town, so it’s a good place for families to wander, without traffic safety concerns. At night, the area is illuminated with gorgeous lanterns, so Ancient Town isn’t just for daytime.
While your kids wander through the area, they’ll feel like they’ve traveled back in time. Drop by the museum to help your kids learn about the city’s history, but also take time for shopping and dining out. Ancient Town is so pretty, thanks to its charming architecture, shops and eateries. Ancient town is filled with skilled tailors who make custom clothes for customers, so you may want to treat yourself and the children to some very special garments.
Hang out at An Bang Beach
This local beach is more popular than other beaches in the region. It’s a busy, bustling place where families can kick back and enjoy surf and sand, as well as nearby bars and eateries. The beach is a hit with tourists and city residents, and it’s generally busiest during late afternoon. Hire loungers so your family can lie back and relax. You can rent each lounger for just a couple of bucks.
Hội An is a dazzling place that families will appreciate. It’s got the ideal blend of historical features and modern pleasures, so why not take the family to this safe and singular Vietnamese city?
By Cassie Steele