Hoi An City in the central province of Quang Nam has been listed by CNN as one of the 16 most relaxing places in the world.
“It's no surprise the UNESCO-protected ancient town of Hoi An in Viet Nam's central coast is a mecca for tourists. Sitting in the shade, glass in hand, watching the world go by, is every bit as relaxing as an afternoon on the town's long stretch of sand,” CNN said on its website.
Some others on CNN’s top 16 list are Ise Jingu in Japan, Saruni Samburu Safari Camp in Kenya, Nayara Springs in Costa Rica, and Wilderness Hotel in Finland,the Yoga Barn in Bali, Sidi Chamharouch in Morocco.
Not only CNN but also the UK’s renowned travel site Rough Guides earlier put Hoi An City on the list of the top 10 intriguing travel destinations in Southeast Asia. This old town also secured the seventh position among the world’s 15 best cities by the US travel site www.travelandleisure.com last year.