|A corner of the ancient town of Hội An illuminated with lanterns at night. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — TripAdvisor users have again chosen Hội An as one of the world’s best destinations.
The ancient town was in 13th position in a list of the 25 best destinations in this year’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.
It has been hailed as a "well-preserved" example of Southeast Asian trading ports from the 15th-19th centuries.
According to TripAdvisor, the biggest highlight of Hội An is the lantern festival held on the 14th day of each lunar month, when “the town trades its electric lights for traditional coloured lanterns.”
The site also recommends that travellers should visit the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge and three-century-old Fukian Assembly Hall.
Tailor shops are another higlight of Hội An, with tourists told to “let the town’s expert tailors make you some bespoke clothig.”
Hội An received more than 1.3 million foreign visitors last year, up 26 percent from 2015, according to official data. — VNS