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Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19

February 11, 2021 | 14:59

Given the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hoi An Ancient Town, a well-known tourist site, has been deserted ahead of Tet.

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Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous tourist attraction in Quang Nam every year-end. Nevertheless, this year, given the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of visitors has considerably decreased, according to Zing News.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

On many streets such as Bach Dang, Tran Phu, Nguyen Thai Hoc, etc, no tourists are seen.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Without tourists, shops on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street closed early.

"During the Tet holidays of previous years, my shop was always crowded with both domestic and foreign visitors. This year, the epidemic forced me to close the shop early”, said a shop owner in Hoi An ancient town.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

The deserted scene at Cau pagoda.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

There are only the locals coming to visit the pagoda.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Several young people take photos on the street.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

“Never before do I witness such a desolate Hoi An during Tet holiday”, said Nguyen Van Mien, 78, living on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Charlie (an American tourist, left) and his friend Yassine said that this is the first time that they have come to Hoi An.

"My friends told me that Hoi An is very beautiful. I feel really safe when staying in Vietnam as everyone here abides by the regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control”, Yassine said.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

"Knowing the complex Covid-19 situation, my family brings hand sanitizer, wear face masks and refrain from contacting with other people", said Do Ngoc Linh, a tourist from Da Nang city.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Talking to Zing, Director of the Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Thanh Hong said that this Lunar New Year, the number of visitors to Hoi An has significantly declined.

Hoi An ancient town desolated ahead of Tet due to Covid-19
Photo: Zing News

Hong added that the Covid-19 pandemic also forced a series of Tet events to be canceled.

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