The Hanoitimes - CNN’s annual list top 16 of the most relaxing places in the world has been announced and Vietnam`s Hoi An is on it.
Hoi An has been named among list top 16 of the most relaxing places in the the world. It's no surprise the UNESCO-protected ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam's central coast is a mecca for tourists, according to CNN, a US Cable News Network.
“When the sun is out on the riverside, it's hard to find anywhere more serene in this wonderful country. The cafés that line the water all serve bia hoi, a fresh, light local beer that's brewed daily. Sitting in the shade, glass in hand, watching the world go by, is every bit as relaxing as an afternoon on the town's long stretch of sand,” CNN wrote.
Hoi An. Photo: CNN
Seven Sisters (East Sussex coast, England) tops the list, followed by the Yoga Barn (Ubud, Bali), Sidi Chamharouch (Morocco), Ise Jingu (Japan), Saruni Samburu Safari Camp (Kenya), etc.
Earlier, Hoi An has been named among the top 13 best destinations for solo travelers, according to Momondo, a UK travel fare aggregator and travel fare metasearch engine.
A well-preserved former trading port on Vietnam’s central coast, Hoi An is a melting pot of cultures and architecture. Hoi An known for its high-quality and affordable clothing, you can buy anything from T-shirts and shorts to suits and dresses, or even have a specially made garment made at a very affordable price.
“Cars are banned from the city center, so stroll through the old town on foot and admire the street-side cafes and picturesque historical homes lining canals and winding alleyways,” Momondo wrote.
In 2017, Hoi An received 3.2 million tourists, a year-on-year increase of 21.66%, according to Quang Nam province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The 3.22 million visitors included 1.78 million foreigners and 1.44 million domestic visitors. As many as 2.38 million tourists visited Hoi An Ancient Town, up 28.16% and 400,000 ones went to Cu Lao Cham Island.