(QNO) - Hoi An Ancient Town - a World Cultural Heritage - welcomed the New Year 2014 first day with happiness and animated atmosphere. In the streets leading to the ancient quarter, many local residents and tourists attended interesting and pleasant activities together in the colourful and bright lights, thrilled sound of musical performances, fashion clothes, traditional games and street festivals… All people seemed forgetting troubles and tiredness of an old year to live in a New year Ever space of confidence, comfort and hopes… Mr Huynh Khanh Toan, Vice chairman of the People’s Committee took part in this New Year festival.
“I and my family greeting New Year Eve in Hoi An Ancient Town with good dreams, hope and new comfortable future. This Spring moment makes us happy and brings us deep impression. We wish all people to have a happy, wealthy and lucky new year.” said Remo, a Swiss tourist.
The musical performances with Vietnamese and international songs, melodies and dances made the ancient streets more lively and attracted many visitors. The Quang Nam land’s traditional specialty restaurants in the main streets and along the pavements were crowded with domestic and international tourists, brought them an interesting New Year taste.
Hoi An city also welcomed Mr Fujita Naechika, the 16 millionth tourist came from Japan. “I am very happy. It’s unforgettable memory in my life. Thank so much. I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous new year,” said Mr Fujita. Reportedly, in 2013, Hoi An city received 3.4 million tourist, an increase of nearly 20% compare with 2013, in which international visitors increased over 19%.
Nothings could keep the tourists out of the interesting and splendid art activities in the New Year Ever in Hoi An city. All people “hand in hand” gave best wishes for New Year 2014!
|First German tourist group of 2014 visited Hoi An city.|
|Young people playing guitar in the streets.|
|Many Hoi An’s people and tourists welcomed New Year Ever.|
|A friendly gift for the 16 millionth tourist.|
|The melody of Spring.|
|Hip hop dance performance.|
|Foreign tourists took part in the New year lottery game.|
|Happy moment of New Year Eve.|
|Lucky gifts gave first tourists of 2014.|
|International visitors played Bai Choi , a Vietnamese traditional game.|
|Welcome Hoi An Ancient Town - a World Cultural Heritage.|
By MINH HAI – VINH LOC