Hoi An listed among top ten car-free cities in the world

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The ancient beautiful city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has been ranked second among top ten most beautiful car-free cities in the world, which was announced by Australian Traveller magazine.

Hoi An is always a favourite destination of domestic and international tourists. (Photo: City Pass Guide)

The magazine said that motorcycles rarely appear in Hoi An ancient city; therefore, visitors can wander on small streets, purchase silks or go to the tailor shops without being bothered by motorcyclists.

Hoi An used to be a busy international trading port during the 15th century and recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage.

The ancient city is impressive with architecture designed in the French French colonial period, colorful lanterns, houses and shops.

Hoi An listed among top ten most beautiful car-free cities in the world.

In Hoi An, there are many routes inside the ancient town such as Bach Dang, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Tran Hung Dao, which are not for motor vehicles. Especially for foreigners, exploring Hoi An ancient city on cyclos has been always a unique and interesting experience.

This is not the first time Hoi An has been mentioned in the rankings of prestigious international travel magazines and websites such as Tripadvisor, LonelyPlanet, and Travel&Leisure.

In the list of top ten car-free cities in the world, Hydra Island in Greece ranked first and Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

Other most beautiful car-free destinations Medina of Fez ancient town in Morocco, Venice in Italy, Masdar city in Abu Dhabi, the ancient town in Jerusalem (Israel), the ancient town in Dubrovnik (Croatia), Princes Islands in Turkey and Fire Island in the US.

Source: Nhandan online