Việt Nam heritage town gets tourist rest stop

A rest-stop with a tourist information center and photo and painting exhibitions has opened in Hội An town.

In the two-story building, paintings of Hội An created by local and foreign artists are on display on the ground floor.

The first floor has an exhibition of photos of Hội An in the past and now.

Lê Thị Thu Thủy of the Hội An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation said an office to provide information and brochures to tourists also functions at the rest stop, which is at 57 Trần Phú Street.

The popular tourist town of Hội An

According to town authorities, the place was opened to coincide with the 14th anniversary of Hội An being recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Other cultural activities too were organized to mark the event.

In October one of the world’s leading travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveler, ranked Hội An as the second most popular city in Asia after Japan’s Kyoto based on a readers’ poll.

The town attracted more than 2.6 million tourists in the first nine months of the year, up 19.3 percent year-on-year.

By HỨA XUYÊN HUỲNH – QUỐC PHƯƠNG 

Source: Thanh Niên News

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