Hoi An, with its beautifully restored houses, shops and public buildings has a reputation of being a favourite getaway of budget minded travellers, the type of cultural hub where tourists come to visit for a few days and end up staying for weeks.
Here are a few things tourists have been saying about the favourite seaside destination.
Hoi An makes Agoda’s top ten cities with best hotels
In early November 2014, the Agoda website announced its Travel Smart survey on destinations with best hotels in the world.
The rankings were based on data collected from nearly 7 million customers who submitted reviews for hotels after their stays.
Hoi An ranked ninth in the list. Hotels in Hoi An are highly appreciated for their reasonable prices.
Hoi An among world's most famous canals
Hoi An, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage river, ranked fourth after Venice, Amsterdam and Bruges in the list of the 10 most-famous canals in the world, announced by the US-based travel website www.touropia.com in September 2014,
According to Touropia, Hoi An is a fishing village turned into a tourist hot spot in coastal area in Viet Nam. It has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Da Nang. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Viet Nam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.
Hoi An among the 17 most stunning places in the world to take a selfie
In March 2014, the US-based social news and entertainment website, Buzzfeed Travel listed Hoi An third among top 17 most stunning places in the world to take a selfie. The most famous melting pot attract tourists is old quarters.
Hoi An - one of the most romantic cities in the world
The India-based India times recently voted Hoi An as one of the most romantic cities.
The magazine wrote the ancient town used to be a busy commercial port and a meeting place for traders from Japan, China and Western countries during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Now it has become the most attractive tourist destination thanks to a unique combination between charm in abundance and new world attractions in the form of spectacular beaches and resorts fit for sun-worshiping couples.
Hoi An among the top 10 Asian cities
Last year, the ancient city ranked second, after Kyoto in Japan, among the top 10 Asian cities in US magazine Conde Nast's Traveler's Readers Choice Awards in 2012.