Our cruise ship docked in Da Nang and Thuy met us promptly for our trip to Hoi An. It was a wonderful day. First we toured the market, then took a boat to a village famous for wood carving. Be careful on the “monkey bridge”, a balance beam exit from the boat! We also watched a craftsman creating mother of pearl inlay wood items, visited a house to see someone weave reed mats (and try it ourselves), and enjoyed a rice paper snack after watching how both rice paper and rice noodles were made. We had an interesting discussion about American politics as we munched. I spotted a clothing store and spent quite a lot of time there. Thuy and the shop girl held a curtain to create a dressing room and we laughed a lot as I tried on clothes. We had told them we were vegetarian and had a choice of two veg restaurants next door to each other. We saw the more standard tourist sites in Hoi An as well. Thuy took our picture in the old house and it’s on their Facebook page. Don’t take the cruise ship’s excursions, book Xuan Tu Tours instead.
Traveller: Hope K from Tripadvisor