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Hoi An reopens pedestrian streets, craft villages after months closing due to COVID-19 and floods

November 19, 2020 | 16:26

Starting November 18, Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, resumes the operation of pedestrian streets, night markets as well as craft villages after months of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and historic floods.

hoi an ancient town flooded again after storm etau Hoi An Ancient Town flooded again after storm Etau
inundated hoi an during flooding season under the lens of american photographer Inundated Hoi An during flooding season under the lens of American photographer
a dreary hoi an after the strike of storm molave A dreary Hoi An after the strike of storm Molave

The ticket price to Hoi An Ancient Town has been halved from November 18 until June 2021. Tourist sites, hotels, restaurants, entertainment centers, etc have also offered promotional programs to lure more visitors to the town, VOV reported.

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A sparkling Hoi An at night Photo: Vietnamnet

The record floods and COVID-19 pandemic have exerted adverse impacts on the local tourism industry, said Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Cam, Director of Hoi An city’s Culture and Sports Center, adding that apart from the reopening of pedestrian streets, night markets, and craft villages, many art performances will also be held.

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Starting November 18, Hoi An resumes the operation of pedestrian streets, night markets as well as craft villages Photo: Flickr

Hoi An City, one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Quang Nam Province, suspended all tourism activities in late July due to the second wave of COVID-19.

Last month, Hoi An was inundated by severe flooding in the aftermaths of torrential downpours triggered by storms.

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers

Three ancient towns in Vietnam allure avid travelers

Bestowed with the nostalgic and antique beauty, ancient towns of Dong Van, Hoi An and Hanoi old quarter allure a large number of visitors.

hoi an ancient town wrecked after storm molave

Hoi An ancient town wrecked after storm Molave

Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central province of Quang Nam left a wreck after the storm No.9 Molave passed.

boat rides around hoi an ancient town in flood season

Boat rides around Hoi An ancient town in flood season

Boats have become the main means of transport of Hoi An people as floodwater triggered by prolonged heavy rains have swamped many streets.

Malie Nguyen