The ancient town of central Vietnam has been chosen in Elle’s list of best holiday destinations of 2019.
Elle, the worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin named Hoi An among 10 stunning holidays ideas for 2019 that will “inspire you to live the way you’d like to”.
Elle described Hoi An as arguably Vietnam’s most underrated and marvelous town, a melting pot of architecture, history and culture. Dating back to the 15th and 19th century, the port town has a statuesque-ancient-town vibe.
“From ornate Buddhist monasteries to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and from the bustling Riverside market to the tranquil old town, Hoi An has it all!” Elle wrote.
View of the Japanese Bridge in Hoi An. Photo by Shutterstock/Nitith Chansure
Other destinations on the list included the Grand Canyon in the U.S. who was ranked at number one, followed by Tunisia, Greenland, French Polynesia, Berlin in Germany, Cairo in Egypt, Dakar in Senegal, Matera in Italy.
Hoi An is a well-known travel destination in Vietnam. The ancient town is located in Quang Nam Province and only 30 kilometers away from beach city Da Nang.
In 1999, Hoi An ancient town was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Hoi An by the river. Photo by Shutterstock/iamtripper
Earlier, Hoi An has been named among the world’s 50 best places to travel in 2019, according to a list released by U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure.
In nine months of 2018, Hoi An welcomed 4.5 million visitors, up 78.8 percent compared to the same period last year. In which, 3.4 million were foreign visitors, up 42.8 percent in comparison to the same period last year.
Hoang Nguyen – VnExpress.net