Hoi An Entrance Fee: Old Town, Golden Bridge, My Son, More

Are you planning to visit Hoi An? And you don’t know how much cash you need to prepare for visiting places? This article lists tourist attractions in Hoi An and provides the entrance fee of each one. Where to buy tickets, how to reserve tickets in advance, validity and extra fees will be informed also. Generally, visitors will pay less at government-owned places than private and company-owned ones. The highest entrance fee is for Ba Na hills (the Golden bridge) because the hill station is a complex of various sights and entertainments. At the end of the article, travelers can see free places to sightsee. Free things to do in Hoi An is helpful for those who stay and explore the city with a budget.

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Hoi An Ancient Town Entrance Fee & Tickets

Entrance fee of Hoi An ancient town (or old town) is 120,000 VND (approx 5,2 USD) for international tourists. In 2022, it’s 60,000 VND (50% off) according to the tourism promotion plan of Hoi An’s local authorities. Childrens under 15 years old are not charged also.

Where to buy: To pay and get a paper ticket, visitors need to come to official booths by major roads leading into the Unesco world heritage site area. See our map to know the nearest booth from you. Only cash (dong) is accepted there. After buying, visitors also have a map showing streets and highlights of the town.

Which places can I visit: A Hoi An old town ticket allows the holders to enter the entire world heritage site generally and 5 sightseeing places. If liking to see the Japanese bridge (interior), Chinese assembly halls and temples, old houses, museums or watch traditional art performances at the house of 66 Bach Dang, you need to show the ticket. To ensure that people have already visited, owners or managers of the site will cut a piece of “sightseeing place” on the ticket. If losing the ticket or used all 5 pieces, to walk in another, visitors must buy another ticket. Browse here to know the list of over 20 sites where the holders can go in.

Validity: The validity of Hoi An ancient town entry fee is one day as mentioned on the ticket. It doesn’t mean 24 hours. However, many visitors stay in the city more than a day, so tiket checkers allow the holders to use it in the next few days.

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My Son Sanctuary Entrance Fee and Tickets

40 kilometers away from Hoi An, in the forests, My Son sanctuary is a complex of Hindu temples constructed from 4th to 13rd centuries by Cham emperors. The kings ruled the central coast of Vietnam until 19th century. In 1999, it’s inscribed by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site thanks to its importance in the history of Southeast Asia. Read more information in My Son sanctuary travel guide.

My Son sanctuary entrance fee is 150,000 VND. It includes the entry to all temples and museums, buggy transfers and a show of 3 performances carried out by Cham people. Parents will pay 30,000 VND for kids (for buggy transfers).

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Ba Na Hills Entrance Fee & Tickets

At an elevation of 1,500 meters, the Ba Na hills was established by the French to beat the heat in the city and leisure. Thanks to this location, the weather here is cool all year round and people can enjoy a breath-taking scenery. To get it from Hoi An, visitors will have a 1,5hrs drive by car and then cable cars. Ba Na hills cable cars are the longest in the world, in case of the length (5 kilometers). See more details in Ba Na hills travel guide.

Ba Na hills entrance fee and cable cars is 850,000 VND for adults and 700,000 VND for childrens from 1 to 1,4 meters in height. It’s free for kids. To skip the long queues, you can reserve tickets in advance. Text us in whatsapp number +84968009827 to help. If liking to have buffet lunch also, should buy a combo to have a better price. Combo prices are 1,140,000 VND and 860,000 VND respectively.

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The Golden Bridge Entrance Fee

The Golden bridge (or the Golden hand bridge) is the best known sight in Ba Na hills today. It’s built in 2018 and then quickly became a social media hit worldwide. This masterpiece is praised to be Vietnam’s new wonder, and is a dream place to visit for many travelers. Entrance fee of the Golden bridge is covered by a Ba Na hills ticket. So, it means that it’s free to see it if visitors paid already to enter the hill station.

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The Marble Mountains Entrance Fee

Not far away from Hoi An, the Marble mountains is a famous, striking group of marble hills rising suddenly from its surroundings. It’s known as the Five-elements mountain by locals. The largest and highest mountain (called the Water mountain) owns the oldest Buddhist temples, amazing caves and peaks providing scenic panorama views. It’s necessary to climb many stairs to see them. People living around it have carved stone sculptures for 400 years already, and now their products are for exportation. Read more information in Marble mountains travel guide.

The Marble mountains entrance fee is 40,000 VND, excluding the elevator, and it’s cheaper for childrens. Tickets are sold from 7 am to 5 pm daily at the booths by the beginning of stairs leading up the mountain and by the elevator. To skip the steps to visit Linh Ung temple, sightseers can pay 15,000 VND each way. Childrens have no discount for this service.

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Am Phu Cave Entrance Fee

Am Phu cave is the longest cave in Da Nang, 300 meters long. Its entrance is at the foot of the Water mountain, facing the bus parking and by the elevator. Although being a part of the Marble mountains, visitors still need to pay another admission to enter it. Am Phu cave entry fee is 20,000 VND for adults and cheaper for childrens. The cashiers are to the left of the staircase leading inside the cave.

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Hoi An Memories Land Entrance Fee

On Thu Bon river, the Hoi An memories land (formerly the Hoi An impression theme park) is an island, a complex of buildings used for entertainment. It’s best known for the Hoi An memories show, the largest outdoor art performance in Vietnam. During an hour, the audience will be amazed by incredible productions from about 500 artists, great music, staging art and lights. All just to provide the viewers a memorable time. To watch this show, visitors will pay from 600,000 to 1,200,000 VND, depending on seat standards. If buying tickets, the entrance fee of the Hoi An memories land is free of charge.

If you don’t see the Hoi An memories show, you need to pay an entrance fee to visit the Hoi An memories land park. The fee now is 50,000 VND for adults and 25,000 VND for childrens. In the park, visitors can photograph buildings from Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cultures, bamboo restaurants and go shopping.

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Cham Islands Entrance Fee & Tickets

Cham islands is a group of 7 islands off the coast of Hoi An. In sunny months, this archipelago is popular for day trippers who get there by canoes. Besides sightseeing some landmarks and going swimming in sandy beaches on the main island, visitors also go snorkeling or scuba diving. Seafood here is famous. In 2009, it’s designated by Unesco as a world biosphere reserve thanks to its high level of marine biodiversity. Read everything in Cham islands travel guide.

Each visitor will pay 70,000 VND for Cham islands entrance fee and 20,000 VND extra to fund for environment protection. Daily tours are a lot to select in the dry season (March to August), including entrance fee, canoes, lunch, snorkeling, guided sightseeing and hotel pickup dropoff.

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Vinwonders Nam Hoi An Theme Park Entrance Fee

15 kilometers southeast of Hoi An centre, the Vinwonders Nam Hoi An (formerly the Vinpearland Nam Hoi An theme park) opens in April 2018. It’s the only amusement park in the city that provides outdoor games, safari, performances, themed architecture, and meals. This package of entertainment is just to make sure that all members of the family or friends have so many fun and memories. Some games require childrens to go with their parents. Read details in the Vinwonders Nam Hoi An theme park.

Vinwonders Nam Hoi An theme park entrance fee is 600,000 VND for adults and after 4 pm, it’s 420,000 VND. Childrens of 1-1,4 meters height will be charged 450,000 VND and 320,000 VND respectively. These prices exclude meals and personal expenses. Opening hours are from 9 am to 8 pm daily.

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Thanh Ha Pottery Village Entrance Fee

3 kilometers west of Hoi An ancient town, Thanh Ha pottery village is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Locals here have made pottery since 16th century, thanks to a rich source of clay in the village. Today, travelers can meet artisans in their houses/workshops, learn how to make pottery at your hands with their instructions, and buy unique souvenirs. Read details in Thanh Ha pottery village visitor guide.

Thanh Ha pottery village entrance fee is 35,000 VND. This includes entry to the village and its historical buildings, a pottery making class guided by artisans and a gift (animal-shaped clay whistle). To join the class, visitors can walk in the households with potter’s wheels, and to get the gift, have to go to one family only (asking the locals for the quickest direction!). The ticket booth is by the crossroad of Duy Tan and Pham Phan roads (to the right, from Hoi An). After buying tickets, visitors who ride a scooter or bicycle, then can ride further inside the village.

Located by the Thu Bon river, tourists can get to Thanh Ha village by boat.

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Thanh Ha Terracotta Park Entrance Fee

In Thanh Ha pottery village, visitors can visit the Thanh Ha terracotta park where clay miniatures of world wonders are on display. It’s possible to see Sydney’s opera house, Italian Colosseum amphitheatre, or Indian Taj Mahal. Inside houses designed like kilns, can learn history and traditional craft through pictures and tools.

Thanh Ha terracotta park entrance fee is 30,000 VND and it’s 15,000 VND for childrens above 1,2 meters in height.

Cam Thanh Water Coconut Forest Entrance Fee

Cam Thanh water coconut (nipa palm) forest is in Hoi An’s coconut village, 8 kilometers from the Old town. This nearly-pristine mangrove is only of its kind in central Vietnam, a part of an Unesco world biosphere reserve. Here, Vietcong communists hide during the Vietnam war. That’s why it’s known as the Bay Mau revolutionary base. However, the most famous thing is the basket boat ride. Visitors can expect to tour on the rivers by a round bamboo boat, unique to Vietnam and join local entertainments, such as the “spinning boat” performance.

The entrance fee of Cam Thanh water coconut forest or Cam Thanh coconut village is 30,000 VND. This excludes the basket boat experience on rivers. If liking to do it, visitors can pay from 100,000 VND per person. Text us in whatsapp number +84968009827 to know more details and reserve.

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Tra Que Vegetable Village Entrance Fee

10 mins drive from Hoi An ancient town, Tra Que vegetable village is famous for always-green vegetable and herb gardens. Here, farmers have used traditional organic methods to grow veggies for some centuries, such as seaweed for fertilizing. Green ingredients for many Hoi An’s local foods must be picked from this village. Hai Ba Trung road today cuts it into two sections: the east and the west. Read everything in Tra Que vegetable village visitor guide.

The entrance fee of Tra Que vegetable village is 35,000 VND. The ticket booth is by car and bus parking (to the right, from Hoi An). However, there are many roads and laneways leading into the village. If entering the village by these ways, visitors may not see any counters and cashiers. And yes, don’t pay for any entry fee!

In Tra Que vegetable village, besides seeing gardens and farmers, visitors can learn how to grow vegetables or make some classic Vietnamese dishes, have a foot herbal massage.

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Kim Bong Carpentry Village Entrance Fee

By the Thu Bon river, Kim Bong carpentry village is one of the most famous traditional handicraft villages in Hoi An. People here manufacture boats and sampans for sale, furniture and make souvenirs. That’s why visitors have the chance to see the carpenters building a fishing boat, carving statues or a plenty of things to buy. Today, local artisans join their hands to preserve the Hoi An ancient town world heritage where most buildings were built by wood. Read further details in Kim Bong carpentry village visitor guide.

Kim Bong carpentry village entrance fee is 35,000 VND, but actually nobody requests to pay for it when visiting. From Hoi An ancient town, visitors can get a boat to go to this village and return.

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Free Places to Visit in Hoi An

The Hoi An Central Market

In the heart of Hoi An, this is the largest and central market of the city. To enter it and walk around, visitors don’t need to pay an entrance fee, although it’s within the Hoi An ancient town world heritage. Cooked food stalls, fresh meats, fish sellers, veggies, spices, cooking utensils, sweets, outdoor vendors and the well (still in use) are here. Read more information in Hoi An central market.  

The Precious Heritage by Rehann

Near the Hoi An central market, this art gallery (museum) is the best of its kind in Hoi An. Photos here are taken by the founder – Rehann, a French photographer living in Vietnam. Besides amazing pictures, he also brings traditional costumes of all tribes around the country to showcase. Opening hours are from 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Nguyen Hoang Night Market (aka Hoi An Night Market)

This Hoi An’s largest night market opens from the sunset until the last visitors leave. It includes more than 150 stalls stretching along a walking street. Its surroundings are also happening. Read everything in the Hoi An night market.

Hoi An’s Beaches: An Bang and Cua Dai

Coastline of Hoi An is lined by white fine sand, coconut palms, all-inclusive hotels and seafood restaurants. The most famous beaches on it are An Bang and Cua Dai. Today, tourists go swimming in the first beach because the other was damaged by sea erosion. More information in An Bang beach and Cua Dai beach.

Hoi An’s Buddhist Temples

Hoi An has many Buddhist temples and sure, visitors don’t pay to enter there. Near the Ancient town, Phap Bao pagoda is the headquarter of the local Buddhist association. 2 kilometers up the north, Chuc Thanh pagoda is home of its own Buddhism line. See details in Pagodas and temples in Hoi An.

Ba Le Well

Ba Le well was built in 10th century by Cham people and then renovated from donations of Ms Ba Le (Vietnamese). Today, it’s still in use and the fresh water from this well is a must to prepare Hoi An’s food specialty – Cao lau noodle.

Cam Kim Island

On the Thu Bon river, Cam Kim island is home of peaceful villages, rice paddies, handicraft villages and gardens. It’s popular for bicycle tours from Hoi An in which tourists can interact with locals.

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