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Is Hoi An Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Hoi An?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Hoi An.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Vietnam, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


If you are not sure about the water you are drinking, then perhaps you should consider Vietnam. A recent study in Vietnam found Tap Water to be up to two hundred times worse than bottled water. It was found to contain high levels of lead, heavy metals and other toxins from bacteria and viruses. The tap water that comes from rural areas is most likely to be contaminated with such dangerous elements. What''s even worse, the government is not always forthcoming about the state of tap water quality in Vietnam.

Water purification is big business. There are many companies out there selling what appear to be excellent products at very reasonable prices. How can you tell which one is good for you? Well, you really don''t have to know the secrets of The bottled water industry. Rather than looking at price, think about quality and how you will feel once you have replaced your tap water with one of these products.

In the US we take our water for granted. We live

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.47 in USD (1.5-liter)


Hoi An tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 70% High
  • Water Pollution 85% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 30% Low
  • Water Quality 15% Very Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Hoi An, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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