October 26, 2020 23:25 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Hoi An boasts unexpected charm during COVID-19 lockdown

13:47 | 22/04/2020

With entry for outsiders restricted, locals staying home, and the closure of shops, restaurants, Hoi An has become more tranquil than usual.  

hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Wanderlust suggests 17 must-try things to do in Vietnam
hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Phu Quoc and Danang listed top outstanding destinations in 2020
hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Hoi An welcomes preservable solutions for national culture heritage

Hoi An ancient town, once a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, is basically a living museum that houses old-town architecture. The ancient town welcomes millions of visitors every year. However, with the advent of COVID-19 pandemic and the national stay-at-home order, the tourist site's daily life pace has almost come to a standstill, giving the area a charmingly quiet atmosphere.

hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
There were no people at the intersection of Tran Phu and Le Loi streets on March 27 (Photo: VNE)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
The Hoai river looked calm with almost no boasts on March 28 (Photo: VNE)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown

The Pagoda Bridge passing Hoai river is a national relic, which was built in the 17 century by the Japanese. This iconic symbol of Hoi An appears on VND 20,000 bills

This photo was taken at the Earth Hour this year, with an unusual sparse (Photo: VNE)

hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
An old man reading morning newspaper outside his home in Tran Phu street, early April. Hoi An has long been known for its colorful confetti meticulously pruned by owners. (Photo: VNE)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
Heritage house is closed as toursim is suspended in the ancient town (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
The street boasts a charmingly quiet atmosphere (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
Colorful flowers adorn the ancient town (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
Almost transportation is put to a standstill in this famous tourist attraction (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
Only a few foreigners are left on the street (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
Nguyen Thai Hoc street is left deserted (Photo: Thanh Nien)
hoi an boasts unexpected charm during covid 19 lockdown
An ancient house, which used to welcome thousands of visitors every day, is shut due to COVID-19 (Photo: Thanh Nien)

hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Ho Chi Minh city supports tourist firms to overcome Covid-19' impact

Travel firms ask for support to overcome impacts of COVID-19 when 90 percent of tourist firms in Ho Chi Minh City have suspended operations due to the ...

hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Golden Bridge among 28 most stunning bridges around the world

In the Insider’s list, the Cau Vang (Golden Bridge) in the central coastal city of Da Nang shares honour with other world famous bridges.

hoi an boasts different charm during covid 19 lockdown Wanderlust suggests 17 must-try things to do in Vietnam

Vietnam is a wonderland for travelers at every turns from glittering beach sands to bustling cities to spectacular mountain ranges. Among abundant options to engage ...

Jasmine Le