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It’s not China. It’s Hoi An Night Market in Vietnam

By looking at the photo, one might think it’s a night market in China. But no, this photo is taken in Hoi An Night Market, Vietnam.

As the hope for walking down the AirAsia/MAS/Emirates aisle this year becomes 50/50, I hope I could spark joy by sharing my wonderful experience with this post. If you’re a foodie, take note! 😉

Located in Nguyen Hoang Street, a trip to Hoi An isn’t complete without visiting the vibrant, exotic night market which opens from 5pm to 10pm. It’s very lively – thanks to the colourful lanterns, vibrant bridge and tourists (with great appetite).

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This is the hotel where I stayed with the tour group

There are many nice hotels near the night market, so you don’t have to worry about walking home at night. The city is very safe but if you’re going back alone, don’t be too late. Just in case 😉

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The room is big with a transparent bathroom. I seduced… no one. I travelled alone, LOL
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Beautiful swimming pool area with iconic lanterns
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The breakfast buffet is very yummy!

The Bird House, a Cute Cafe in Hoi An

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After you walked through the gate, The Bird House is one of the cute cafes you’ll first see. Just like the name, you’ll see many bird cage-style seats with elegant colour combinations like gold, brown and blue.

They don’t have many varieties for the menu, but I really enjoyed my iced chocolate. With such cute decorations and quality drinks, the price is very affordable.

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Where in Malaysia can you sit in a cafe like this and get a glass of iced chocolate for around RM10?
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Enjoy your drink with a beautiful night view of the river

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Foodies, Get Your Tummy and Camera Ready for Hoi An Night Market!

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There’s so much to see and try when you’re in Hoi An Night Market. I did go with a tour group but we were free to roam alone. As the group consisted of married couples and families, I explored the market alone.

I may not able to taste many food but I took so many photos. Hopefully, they are helpful especially when you miss going to the night market!

Meanwhile, this is one of my favourite Jay Chou’s songs that I feel perfect to listen to when viewing the rest of the photos, hehe~

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Wedding photo shoot on a boat is common here
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The golden bridge is very outstanding at night!
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You can explore the night market on foot…
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…with bicycle, or…
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…with a rickshaw!
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Coconut and peanut round crepe
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Banana chocolate crepe
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Grilled rice paper with egg, pork and vegetables
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A woman selling 3D greeting cards and toys
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Beautiful cards!
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I love the setting!
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Traditional Vietnamese paper fan
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Live show game attraction
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I really miss travelling… I’ve prepared myself for the worst outcome aka can only travel next year.

It’s ok not to feel ok. But never stop the gratitude, that you’re still breathing and healthy.

It’s ok to feel bored staying at home for maybe, another year. Hopefully, our patience and perseverance pay off – maybe in other areas of our lives like career, relationship or health.

I hope my happy post about Hoi An Night Market cheers you up. Stay positive, everyone!

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