HOI AN, Vietnam

UNESCO Heritage Ancient Town of Vietnam's Venice

Hoi An, Vietnam is a charming town sometimes called as the “Venice of Vietnam” due to its numerous canals and historic architecture. Another nickname is “lantern city” which refers to the atmosphere at night. The city also hosts an annual lantern festival, which attracts visitors from around the world.

The easiest way to reach Hoi An in central part of Vietnam is by flying into nearby Da Nang and then taking a taxi or bus to the city (around 1 hour).

Hoi An’s attractions are mostly old buildings like the Japanese Covered Bridge, where we start our walking tour. The city became very touristy over the past 10 years, and we see some crowded streets. Many visitors come from China, South Korea, and the United States. The price level still is rather reasonable.

The history of Hoi An dates back to the 15th century when it was a trading center between Asia and Europe. On this walk we get an in depth view of the new and old Hoi An, reaching as far as the Hoi An market. There and around we see also what Hoi An is known for today - its traditional handicrafts, including silk, pottery, and lanterns.

Filmed in March 2023

Camera: Osmo Pocket in 4K60
Mic: Zoom H1n