|Thân Thị Thu Huyền, CEO of the Hội An Memories Land (left) receives the World Leading entertainment destination 2022 at the World Travel Awards in Oman. Photo courtesy of Xuân Hà
HỘI AN — The Hội An Memories Land – a complex of tourism, art performance, entertainment and resort & spa in the middle of the Thu Bồn River – has been named the World Leading entertainment destination 2022 at the World Travel Awards in Oman.
A representative of the complex said the award ceremony took place on November 11, and the certificate of the world leading entertainment destination was voted on by voters of the 29th annual World Travel Awards.
The complex, which is the first and only combined art performance and resort in the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site of Hội An and the tourism hub in central Việt Nam, was designed as a ‘green’ site for domestic and international tourists.
It also hosts the Ký Ức Hội An (Hội An Memories) – a 60-minute show on the 400-year history and development of Hội An during the Đại Việt (Great Việt) State in the 15th-18th century -- on the open-air stage in the middle of the Thu Bồn River.
|Dancers perform in the Hội An Memories show in the Hội An Memories Land in Hội An city. The show is an attraction to tourists at night time. Photo courtesy of Hội An Memories Land
The show – which had been held for 500 nights since its debut in 2018, involves the performance of 500 artists, making it an amazing entertainment destination in Hội An after lantern night in the old quarter.
The art performance features the daily life activities of people in Hội An including silk trade, ceramic production, folk performances, busy trade and the culture of Japanese, Chinese and European through visits by merchant ships to Hội An trading port during the 14th century.
|A night view of the Hội An Memories Land in the middle of the Hoài River in Hội An. The site offers night performances for tourists visiting Hội An at night. Photo courtesy of Xuân Hà
The show was recognised as the leading historical spectacle at the Best Hotels-Resorts Awards by Wanderlust Tips in South Korea, and chosen to be on at Times Square, New York in the US in March of 2019. VNS