Hoi An is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999
11 Apr 2020
Hoi An is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam, located about 30 km south of Da Nang City. This ancient city is famous for its row of buildings with old mossy tiled roofs. During the night, red lanterns are often seen in the streets. Hoi An was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
Besides being famous for its unique ancient architecture, Hoi An is also rich in ancestral cultural heritage including religious practices, folk arts, local festivals and romantic natural landscapes that attract tourists.
The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April when the weather is at its best. Avoid going in summer due to high temperatures, or during the rainy season from October to November due to heavy rains. Try to visit Hoi An on the 14th of every month for the old town night celebrations. You will have the opportunity to see many red lantern sights on the way.