In case you are staying in Vietnam and visa is about to run out of validity, you are advised to have your visa extended or make new issued visa so that you would not get any trouble staying and
|Current Visa Type||Extension / NEW ISSUED VISA FOR||Maximum Processing Time||Fee (VND/USD)|
02 working days
|520.000 vnd ~ 25 $|
|C1||1 month single||730.000 vnd ~ 35 $|
|C1||3 months multiple||7 working days||3.150.000 vnd ~ 150 $|
|B3||01 month||2.730.000 vnd ~ 130 $|
|B3||3 months single||3.990.000 vnd ~ 190 $|
|B3||3 months multiple||5.250.000 vnd ~ 250 $|
Hoi An sits on a peninsula among a cluster of islands on a wide riverdelta - the main branch passing through town is called the Thu Bon, butin general seems to also go by the name Cua Dai Estuary
Hoi An Travel - As you're facing south from the Japansese Bridge, you're looking at anotherparallel peninsula. Beyond that, visible to the east, is Cam Nam Island,and beyond that, to the west, is Cam Kim Island. Cam Nam is accessibleby bridge or boat, and Cam Kim is accessible only by boat.
The Heritage Town is roughly within the area south of Phan Chu Trinh,west of Hoang Dieu (which connects to Cam Nam Bridge), and it extendseast past the Japanese Bridge along Nguyen Thai Minh Khai St until itreaches the roundabout. The southern border is, of course, the river.The Heritage Town is closed off to motorised vehicles on various daysthroughout the week, though there seems to be no fixed schedule. Even ifyou rent a motorbike you may find yourself needing a bicycle to getaround the area on such days -- these are widely available for 10,000VND a day. You can also just get off your motorbike and push it throughthe closed off area.
ATMs are widely available (they really want you to cash up andspend here!). Most of your banking needs can be met by heading to theintersection of Tran Hung Dao and Hai Ba Trung Streets. To the north ofthe intersection on the left is the Vietcom Bank -- no ATM but they cashtravellers cheques for dong at no commission and offer credit cardadvances at 3.3%. They also receive, but do not send, Moneygrams. TheTechCom Bank is north of the intersection, kitty-corner to the Vinh Hung2 Hotel. They have a 24-hour ATM, do not cash travellers cheques atall, and offer credit card advances at 3%. Western Union is availablehere. Sacombank is on Tran Hung Dao, to the east of the intersection,next to Treat's Same-Same But Different Cafe. They cash TCs for 2%commission or US$2 per transaction, whichever is more, and credit cardadvances are available at 3% commission. They also have a 24-hour ATM.
Internet is available everywhere, though rates vary widely and itmay save you a couple of dong to find a place that doesn't cater totourists. Many hotels make free internet terminals available in thelobby to their guests only. Power outages are frequent and connectionscan be spotty.
The main post office is on Tran Hung Dao St at the corner ofHoang Dieu. It's got a nice interior -- take a look up at the woodcarvings in the ceilings -- and provides chilly air-con and nice desksto sit at and write postcards. The internet here is a good value at 3,000 VND per hour and there's usually a free terminal.
There are several ticket stalls run by the Hoi An Office of Tourist Services where you can buy tickets for the Culture Touron the corner of Le Loi and Tran Phu, on the corner of Hai Ba Trung andThan Phu, and on Tran Phu between Hoang Van Thu and Tran Quy Cap.
The main hospital is across the street from the post office on Tran Hung Dao.
The pier most boats for Cham Island depart from is called the Coast Guard Pier,because there's a Coast Guard office there. Once you take Cua Dai Rd tothe beach, it's about 5km south. But, in all likelihood, you'll bedriven there.