Hoi An Old Town
Good for: culture, gift shopping, Wandering around, History Lovers, authenticity
Not good for: nightlife, party animals
Lonely Planet review for Hoi An Old Town
Now a Unesco World Heritage site, Hoi An Old Town is governed by preservation laws that are well up to speed. Several buildings of historical and cultural significance are open for public viewing, a number of streets in the centre of town are off-limits to cars, and building alterations and height restrictions are well enforced. If only Hanoi would follow suit in its historic Old Quarter.