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Gentle beauty of Hoi An

VietNamNet Bridge – Sparse rain in Hoi An in the central coast province of Quang Nam in the afternoon in January gives the ancient town a gentle and quaint beauty. 

VietNamNet Bridge – Sparse rain in Hoi An in the central coast province of Quang Nam in the afternoon in January gives the ancient town a gentle and quaint beauty.



A barber’s shop in Hoi An


From neighboring Danang City, it takes tourists around 30 minutes to travel to Hoi An by motorbike or bus.

The town looks stunning thanks to its long road, narrow alleys with yellow walls, ancient houses with moss-covered roofs, and colorful bougainvillea flowers.

Walking along the peaceful roads of the old town, tourists can find small and cozy shops where they can have drinks, read books and admire unique fashion and souvenir products.

Especially, the World Heritage-listed town is well known for its colorful lanterns. Tourists can indulge in a romantic atmosphere at night when lanterns of different shapes and colors are lit up.

Visitors may find their visits to the town incomplete without spending some time savoring local specialties such as hen xuc banh trang (sautéed mussels served with crisp broiled rice pancakes), banh dap (crisp broiled rice pancakes), tofu, douhua and xi ma (a traditional sweet soup).


A narrow and long alley in Hoi An



Lanterns are lit up in Hoi An





A fashion shop in the ancient town of Hoi An





Tourists stroll on the long road in the town – Photos: Vu Yen



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