Hoi An listed among world’s 19 cheapest holiday destinations
16:10 | 14/01/2019

VGP – Hoi An City, in the central province of Quang Nam, has been listed among 19 cheapest holiday destinations in the world by the thisisinsider.com. 

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An has been ranked 11th in the list of the most wallet-friendly destinations in the world. 

Based on data from national and regional tourist boards and specialist tour operators, the report's annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer compares the costs of eight tourist staple items — a meal for two, a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer, a Coca-Cola, a glass of wine, a bottle of water, suncream, and insect repellant — across 42 resorts and cities worldwide.

Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

The town comprises a well-preserved complex of 1,107 timber frame buildings, with brick or wooden walls, which include architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, notably an open market and a ferry quay, and religious buildings such as pagodas and family cult houses. 

The houses are tiled and the wooden components are carved with traditional motifs.  They are arranged side-by-side in tight, unbroken rows along narrow pedestrian streets. 

The surviving wooden structures and street plan are original and intact and together present a traditional townscape of the 17th and 18th centuries, the survival of which is unique in the region.

Hoi An city has been named among the world's 50 best places to travel in 2019, according to a list released by the Travel and Leisure./.

By Thuy Dung


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