Hoi An Among 10 Best Pedestrian Destinations In The World
Hoi An Ancient Town in Central Vietnam has recently been ranked as one of the 10 best car-free destinations in the world for American travelers to visit by the US magazine National Geographic (NatGeo).
Known as a UNESCO heritage site chocked-full of ancient buildings and historical sites dating back thousand years ago, Hoi An is specifically attracted to culture vultures and history lovers.
Hoi An Ancient Town has become a car-free, pedestrian-friendly zone since 2014. Vehicles are banned from 9 am to 11 am and from 3 pm to 9:30 pm every day.
Taking a boat tour serenely along the iconic Hoai River, getting on a basket boat, joining traditional cooking classes, and visiting one of the legendary tailors in Hoi An for a custom dress or suit within 48 hours are some of the typical activities this American Magazine suggested visitors do. Additionally, grab a quick bite of "banh mi" (Vietnamese sandwich), especially "banh mi Phuong" is a not-to-miss thing in Hoi An.
Danang City and Hoi An Ancient Town are going to hold a fascinating hot-air balloon festival on Saturday, March 27th alongside the welcoming of the first international flights to the city post-Covid-19 pandemic after two years of closure.
Hoi An is shortlisted among 21 world's most romantic places for couples to travel on Valentine's Day by Time Out, a famous magazine based in the UK.
At World Travel Awards 2021 (WTA), Hoi An has surpassed many competitors including Beijing, Seoul, Kyoto, and Hue to be the winner of Asia's leading cultural city destination.