Centrally located on the east coast of Vietnam, Hội An was originally a fishing village that turned into a mecca for those interested in having clothes tailored to their liking. The French-inspired architecture and stone-cobbled streets house hundreds of tailor shops that make everything from traditional Vietnamese dress, suits and business wear, wedding and formal attire, and casual wear for an incredibly low price. If you decide to have anything made here, it will take at least a day or two for them to fit you for your chosen item and to make it for you.
They have a large market down on the river, which has everything from local fruit and vegetable produce and fish if you are interested in cooking your own meals at your Hội An hostel. There are an abundance of restaurants throughout the town that do good quality meals featuring local cuisine for low-cost pricing as well. The market also houses many other local crafts and souvenirs that may be of interest to those who are keen observers or for the avid shoppers. Another Hội An must-see down at the waterfront are the famous Vietnamese lanterns that line the riverbanks at night.
Hội An hostels and amenities are scattered throughout the township, but most places are within walking distance of the riverfront, where most of the action occurs. If not, it is easy to get one of the motorcycle taxis to drive you where you want to go -- just make sure you barter a price first.
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