Hanoi An is a tiny city located centrally in Vietnam. It is referred to as a mystical city that seems frozen in time without a single airport and no rail station.
This city of lights has become a favorite for many tourists who love to travel to Vietnam because of the beauty and tranquility that it provides. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the charm of the ancient cultures, the harmony of the people and of the floating villages.
Hoi An Lantern Festival
One of the main attractions of Hanoi An is the Hoi An lantern festival, which is held every year during June or July. This special event consists of over 200 lanterns that float down from the roof of the old town square.
The floating lanterns bring the fragrance of the Asian country and the enchanting of its old-fashioned culture to the visitors. During this occasion, Hoi An becomes a magical city of lights.
The Hoi An lantern festival is the only festival that has its origins in history, because at that time, there was no electricity and all the activities were conducted by torchlight.
People made lanterns of clay and made them glow by placing bamboo stalks inside them and filling them with sand. People then lit the bamboo stalks and the lanterns burned down.
Hoi An has a beautiful beach just beyond the old town and offers a wide range of interesting attractions. You can spend some time relaxing by the water or get into the water sports and go parasailing.
Trung Nui Temple
If you are looking for more of a spiritual experience, then you should go to Trung Nui temple. It is a Buddhist temple located on the north of the town and offers some great Buddhist lessons.
Day of Peace
Another popular annual event in Hoi An is the Day of Peace. The festival began in Loving One’s Festival and the name has stuck. On this day, people tend to remember old friends and family members who they haven’t seen for a long time and wish them well during their next visit.
In addition to all the cultural festivals, Hoi An also has a lot to offer on the recreational front as well. There is a wide range of theme parks, adventure parks and trekking trails where families can go for a fun-filled day of fun and adventure.
Many hotels and resorts also offer weekend getaways in Hoi An. The best part about these holiday packages is that Hoi An makes it easy to reach from Hanoi or any other Vietnamese region.