Hoi An-A World Heritage City Where we found a Charming Villa Hotel with a Tennis Court

Hoi An Vietnam-Ao Lang Villa Tennis. A villa/hotel with an owner who loves to play tennis. The Hoi An Ao Lang Villa Hotel was a great find that we stumbled on when looking for a place to play tennis during our stay in the historic UNESCO World Heritage city of Hoi An Vietnam.

 

The court is adjacent to a lovely pool and terraced garden and surrounded by trees. A lovely and calming location not far from the activity of the Ancient City.

The view from our room was enough to make any tennis player happy

We looked down on the hotel’s tennis court which was ours to use when ever it was available. The owner and his friends play there on a regular basis but other than that it was ours to use.

A Game of Tennis Before and After Seeing Hoi An

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Great to have tennis just a stroll away from the historic city center. The hotel has a tranquil setting with a pool and terrace that is a welcoming place to come home to after a day of exploring one of Vietnam’s most visited places.

Tranquil Surroundings Make for a Great Place to Relax Before and After Exploring Hoi An

The hotel has lovely gardens, a small pool and a charming terrace. It makes for a very tranquil getaway from the business of Hoi An’s popular Ancient Town.

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Breakfast is served on the terrace. Great surroundings to start the day.

The Historic City of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An is a well preserved example of a small Vietnamese trading port. The town has been left virtually intact.  Museums, restaurants, coffee shops, and stores fill the old buildings and are very popular with visitors.

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Hoi An is a Bustling City full of Beautiful Old Architecture and set on the River’s Edge

The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hoi An’s Ancient Town. The city is know for its unique architecture and canals.

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The city is filled with examples of different styles of architecture including French Colonial, Japanese Chinese dating from the 15th to the 19th century.

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A rooftop coffee shop is a great way to enjoy the sun setting over this beautiful town. Enjoying some time spent with our friend Shi Jang of Oriental Sky Travel who set us up with a bike adventure on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in North Vietnam earlier in our trip.

Cycling is a Great Way to see Hoi An and its Surrounding Areas

Our hotel had bicycles which were free for the taking so it was great to pedal around town and also out to the beaches.

We took a formal cycling tour which showed us some of the area around Hoi An. It’s a great way to cover a lot of ground and get away from the city which can be busy.

A ferry took us and our bikes across the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridge. We visited some of the rural areas and learned about wooden river boat building, sleeping mat weaving.

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Challenge Yourself to Paddling a Vietnamese Basket Boat

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On our bike tour we tried our hand at paddling a traditional basket boat. Not as easy as you might think. We spent a lot of time spinning around before somewhat getting the hang of it.

Riding a Bicycle in the Countryside Gives you a Glimpse into the Traditional Vietnamese Way of Life

The bond between this farmer and their water buffalo speaks of a way of life that is unique to this part of the world and is just one of the amazing things I stumbled upon when riding a bicycle through the countryside.

The contrast between the old Vietnam and the new are evident in just a short bike ride from the city through the farms to the beach

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Hoi An is a must see on most people’s itinerary when visiting Vietnam. If you are hoping to mix in some tennis with your stay this is a great place to do it.

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