Hội An life seen through café windows

Update: July, 21/2020 - 08:46


A small coffee shop in Hội An in central Viet Nam attracts many visitors who love the view from its two windows in the back and its drink. — VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — A small coffee shop in Hội An in central Việt Nam attracts many visitors with its appealing views and good drinks.

Two rectangular windows in the back are adorned with bougainvillea that, together with the yellow walls of typical Hội An architecture, make a nice background for a selfie.

The café in Bạch Đằng Street offers a nice peek into local life along the riverbank. The best time to take a photo is in the morning or afternoon when the heat is less intense.

The sunset can also be seen from the windows and visitors can sip a beer or take a boat ride on Hoài River under lit street lanterns to savor the local night life.

The café’s main staples are different kinds of coffees and teas. Prices are higher than at other establishments, ranging between VNĐ65,000 and VNĐ95,000 (US$2.8-4) a drink. It also offers cakes and ice-cream.

This can be an ideal location for friend or family gathering, or even a date. Many visitors stop at the café after a walk in the town and take photos.

The ancient city of Hội An was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999 and still preserves its cultural values as a busy trading port dating back 400 years among which are more than 1,000 houses built between 100 and 200 years ago.

The city has been challenged by the tests of time to preserve both its tangible and intangible culture and heritage. — VNS



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