(QNO) - Hoi An ancient town has been listed among the UNESCO world heritage wonders throughout Southeast Asia by UK-based travel magazine Wanderlust.
Hoi An has been known as a UNESCO world cultural heritage since 1999.
Then, the UNESCO’s recognition of Bai Choi performance art in 2017, which is frequently performed in Hoi An, contributes to the fame of the city and makes it more attractive to visitors.
Hoi An is located on the banks of the Thu Bon river, about 30 kilometres from Da Nang city.
It used to be a thriving port town and home to merchants from everywhere around the world.
Reminders of Hoi An’s multi-cultural past can be found in its French-style buildings, Chinese quarter, and dainty Japanese-style covered bridge.
It is reported that there are more than one thousand architectural monuments preserved, including streets, houses, assembly halls, communal houses, pagodas, shrines, clans’ house of worship, ancient wells, and traditional foods.
Going to Hoi An, visitors can perceive the warmth and friendliness in the dishes and the locals’ smiles.
Besides Hoi An, two other heritages in Vietnam are on the list are Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh province) and Phong Nha - Ke Bang (Quang Binh province).