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Ho Chi Minh City vs. Hoi An , which is better?

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Top sights

Ho Chi Minh City

Bến Thành Market

Bến Thành Market

Bui Vien Street

Bui Vien Street

Hoi An

Tan Ky House

Tan Ky House

Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town

Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregatio

Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregatio

Thu Bon River

Thu Bon River

Food

Ho Chi Minh City

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Bún mắm

Bún mắm

Bánh xèo

Bánh xèo

Gỏi cuốn

Gỏi cuốn

Cơm tấm

Cơm tấm

Phở

Phở

Hoi An

Cao Lau

Cao Lau

Banh Bao Vac

Banh Bao Vac

Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice

Mì Quảng

Mì Quảng

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Drink

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Coffee
  • Nước mía
  • Nha đam
  • Sâm lạnh
  • Nước Dừa
  • Rau má
  • Sai Gon beer

Hoi An

  • Sugar Cane Juice
  • Green Tea
  • Bubble or “boba” Tea
  • Passion Fruit Juice
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee
  • Saigon Beer
  • Hanoi Beer

Hostels

Ho Chi Minh City

92 Hostels

Hoi An

55 Hostels

Hotels

Ho Chi Minh City

2,850 hotels

Hoi An

1988 Hotels

Climate

Ho Chi Minh City

Aw

Hoi An

Hội An has a tropical climate.Temperature differences are not so big between summer and winter. The sun shines for most of the year. From mid-October to mid-December you have a possible chance of cyclones on the coast. During this period you can also experience of a lot of rainfall that can lead to local flooding. It is not that you can not visit Hội An during this period, but the weather is unpredictable. Best travel time: February-October.

Area

Ho Chi Minh City

2,096.56 km2

Hoi An

60 km²

Total

Ho Chi Minh City

8,611,100

Hoi An

121,719

Density

Ho Chi Minh City

4,100/km2

Hoi An

2,000/km²

Time zone

Ho Chi Minh City

ICT (UTC+07:00)

Hoi An

UTC +7

National

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Hoi An

Việt Nam

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office.

Hoi An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.