Ancient town to celebrate Heritage Day

The ancient town of Hoi An will offer free entrance to tourists visiting the Old Quarter and craft villages from December 1-4 to mark the 21st anniversary of Hoi An's recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Ancient town to celebrate Heritage Day
Tourists walk through the Old Quarter of Hoi An at night. A series activities will be held in Hoi An in celebration of the town’s Heritage Day. Photo courtesy of Hoi An Culture and Sports Centre

The city’s Culture and Sports Centre said a series of exhibitions and photos of Hoi An would be on display at Hoi An Museum, 10B Tran Hung Dao.

Seminars on heritage preservation and tourism in the Old Quarter during COVID-19 will also be held at the museum from December 3-4.

Ancient town to celebrate Heritage Day
The beach in Hoi An will host a clean-up day in celebration of the 21st anniversary of UNESCO world heritage recognition. VNS Photo Cong Thanh 

A photo exhibition by Monica Herran Restrepo from Columbia will also be opened at the An Hoi Sculpture Park on the Hoai River from December 3-12.

Traditional art performances will be staged at the Japanese Bridge on December 3-4, while family music performances will take place at the Hoi An Museum from 7.30pm on the same nights.


An annual distance race will be organised at the Hoai River Square on December 4 as part of the celebrations.

UNESCO, in co-operation with Hoi An, will launch a programme seeking initiatives on non-plastic waste for young people with funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation. 

Ancient town to celebrate Heritage Day
Tourists explore the river in Cam Thanh Village in Hoi An. The site will host a clean-up activity on December 4. VNS Photo Cong Thanh 

Young people and visitors will join hands to clean up Cua Dai Beach and collect waste from the forest in Cam Thanh Village, as well as a bicycle parade to boost environmental and heritage protection in Hoi An and the Cham Islands on December 4.  VNS