Hoi An ranks 4th of "Top 10 World famous canals"

By QUOC HAI |

(QNO) - Touropia.com, a tourism website, has chosen Hoi An ancient town as one of the 10 World famous canals. Hoi An ranked 4th  in the list, just behind Venice in Italy, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Bruges in Belgium.

A corner of Hoi An’s canals
A corner of Hoi An’s canals

The website described: “The small canals of  Hoi An city are combined to become a water rout linking two  oceans. They make Hoi An to be a beautiful, attractive and interesting place for sightseeing. This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam.

Hoi An was an international commercial port from the 16th  to 18th centuries. The heart of the city is still the ancient town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-city styled shop, houses. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.”

By QUOC HAI

Picture: HOANG LY - ANH TUAN