Hoi An boasts unexpected charm during COVID-19 lockdown
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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.
|There were no people at the intersection of Tran Phu and Le Loi streets on March 27 (Photo: VNE)|
|The Hoai river looked calm with almost no boasts on March 28 (Photo: VNE)|
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)
|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)|
|Heritage house is closed as toursim is suspended in the ancient town (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|The street boasts a charmingly quiet atmosphere (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|Colorful flowers adorn the ancient town (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|Almost transportation is put to a standstill in this famous tourist attraction (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|Only a few foreigners are left on the street (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|Nguyen Thai Hoc street is left deserted (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
|An ancient house, which used to welcome thousands of visitors every day, is shut due to COVID-19 (Photo: Thanh Nien)|
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