HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has made its way into a list of the world’s most colorful places compiled by luxury tour operator Unforgettable Croatia based on Tripadvisor reviews.
With 1,105 reviews commenting on its colors, Hoi An ranked third on the list after Nyhavn in Denmark with 2,755 reviews and Chihuly Garden and Glass in the United States with 1,287 reviews, according to data collected last July by the tour operator. based in London.
“The small town is renowned for its blend of Japanese, Chinese and French influences and its streets lit by lanterns of all shapes, sizes and, most importantly, colors,” he noted.
“In the evening, the lights of the yellow-painted buildings and the orange sun reflect off the water in a captivating way.”
Colorful floating lanterns are also a distinct feature of Hoi An, which hosts the Lantern Festival on the 14th day of every lunar month, when all the electric lights in town are turned off. The city is a World Heritage Site recognized by Unesco.
Other colorful places on the list were: Park Guell in Spain, Bo-kaap in South Africa, Majorelle Garden in Morocco, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Russia, Pena National Park and Palace in Portugal, Dubai Miracle Garden in the United Arab Emirates, La Boca in Argentina and Busan Gamcheon Culture Village in the Republic of Korea.