Hoi An belongs to Central Vietnam. This old city is also called the ‘City of Lights’ and there is a reason behind this name. It’s due to none other than the world-famous Hoi An lanterns!
Hoi An – the charming old city
It’s a city frozen in time. No matter how fast the world has changed, this town still doesn’t have an airport or a train station. But it attracts tourists in thousands a year. To offer them accommodation facilities, this city also has great venues such as Anantara Hoi An Resort.
Hoi An Lantern Festival
Joining a Hoi An Lantern Festival is one of the most popular things to do in Hoi An. It happens on every full moon day on which the moon becomes the brightest. At around 8.00 pm, the locals switch off all lights and light up the silk lanterns illuminating the entire city.
Other special features
The festival is not just about lanterns. You may also enjoy many traditional performances including lion dances and poetry readings. Sometimes, art fireworks also happen to add colour to the day.
Other experiences to enjoy in Hoi An
This old city is full of life! So, do not forget to enjoy the best of Hoi An food and also to go shopping at local markets to buy handmade lanterns and other cheap handicrafts.