Vibrant atmosphere returns to Hoi An’s Old Quarter following re-opening

Plenty of tourists have begun to visit the UNESCO-recognised ancient city of Hoi An with the area reopening after suspending all activities for over two months as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

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Tourism services operating at popular destinations throughout Hoi An, including its Old Quarter, began to re-open from June 1 after being closed for over two months to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

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The ancient city has recorded huge numbers of visitors during the first 20 days of re-opening, according to the local People’s Committee. In particular, weekends see thousands of arrivals each day purchase entrance tickets to some of the nearby historical relic sites.

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Large crowds in the afternoon pause to snap check-in photos around the 400-year-old Chua Cau, also known as Bridge Pagoda, a symbol of Hoi An.

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Only a few of the tourists are foreigners.

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The scenes of packed streets are in contrast to the empty atmosphere that hit the city’s Old Quarter several months ago during their COVID-19 closure.

 
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Every weekend this month has seen plenty of tourists gather at the crossroads between Le Loi and Tran Phu streets.

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Tourists wait in a long queue to purchase famous herbal tea on Tran Phu street.

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Small stores are busy with customers as they operate on the pavements of Nguyen Thai Hoc street.

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The local boat services have become bustling again, allowing plenty of tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the Hoai river.

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