Tourists walk through the Old Quarter of Hội An at night. A series activities will be held in Hội An in celebration of the town's Heritage Day. Photo courtesy of Hội An
Culture and Sports Centre
HỘI AN — The ancient town of Hội An will offer free entrance to tourists visiting the Old Quarter and craft villages from December 1-4 to mark the 21st anniversary of Hội An's recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The city’s Culture and Sports Centre said a series of exhibitions and photos of Hội An would be on display at Hội An Museum, 10B Trần Hưng Đạo.
Seminars on heritage preservation and tourism in the Old Quarter during COVID-19 will also be held at the museum from December 3-4.
The beach in Hội An will host a clean-up day in celebration of the 21st anniversary of UNESCO world heritage recognition. VNS Photo Công Thành
A photo exhibition by Monica Herran Restrepo from Columbia will also be opened at the An Hội Sculpture Park on the Hoài River from December 3-12.
Traditional art performances will be staged at the Japanese Bridge on December 3-4, while family music performances will take place at the Hội An Museum from 7.30pm on the same nights.
An annual distance race will be organised at the Hoài River Square on December 4 as part of the celebrations.
UNESCO, in co-operation with Hội An, will launch a programme seeking initiatives on non-plastic waste for young people with funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Tourists explore the river in Cẩm Thanh Village in Hội An. The site will host a clean-up activity on December 4. VNS Photo Công Thành
Young people and visitors will join hands to clean up Cửa Đại Beach and collect waste from the forest in Cẩm Thanh Village, as well as a bicycle parade to boost environmental and heritage protection in Hội An and the Chàm Islands on December 4. — VNS